Season 15 Episode 13
airdate: March 23, 2020
directed by Amyn Kaderali
written by Brad Buckner & Eugenie Ross-Lemming
|Be prepared to meet some characters we haven't seen for a while, as Team Free Will tracks down a mysterious object called the Occultum.|
- Billie to Dean, Sam, Castiel, and Jack: “We need to be ready and vigilant, and not stupid. God, if he catches onto what we’re doing, everything comes crashing down.”
- Meg (as the Shadow) to Castiel: “I’m on Death’s side. When the plan works, I get to go back to sleep. Funny thing about her plan, though. She didn’t say anything about needing you.”
- Castiel to Dean and Sam: “You made it back.”
Dean to Castiel: “Yeah, and so did you. You’re an idiot, by the way.”
- When Dean and Sam are discussing Jack possibly killing Chuck and Amara and becoming the new god, Dean rolls his eyes and says “probablynot”. Was that the writers breaking the 4th wall and poking fun at the fandom for considering that? OR was that the writers teasing about their expected ending?
- How did Ruby meet Sister Jo when Ruby died at the end of season 4, and Sister Jo didn’t start her healing-for-profit business until the angels were expelled from heaven at the end of season 8?
- How did the alt-world Winchesters have a chance to drive the Impala when the car wasn’t at the bunker with them?
- Who was the little girl in the garden of Eden? Who was the snake?
- Will the alt-world Winchesters be able to survive in this world? Will we see them again?
- Why does Anael want the Winchesters dead?
- Will Castiel keep his word and find a way to free Ruby from the Empty? Should he?
- According to Billie, when Chuck is done destroying all the other worlds, he will come to destroy this one
- Billie says the first parts of her plan were to strengthen Jack’s body, but getting his soul back (via the Occultum) was intended to strengthen him spiritually
- The Occultum is a divine, powerful sphere that allows access to the garden of Eden. It was kept secret at a temple for hundreds of years before being stolen by invading Mongols. It eventually ended up in the hands of a wealthy family, who used it to pay Sister Jo to heal a sick child
- Will Jack actually kill Chuck? And if he does, what happens to the balance of the universe? Will Amara also have to die, as Dean suggests?
- As queen of Hell, Rowena hosts receptions for newly-condemned souls
- According to Ruby, eternity in the Empty is a constant mental replaying of one’s regrets
- The Shadow only agreed to work with Death so he/it could go back to sleep after Death gets what she wants
- Alternate-world John Winchester may be alive in our world. He came through the interdimensional rift with alt-world Dean and Sam, but got separated somehow. It’s possible that he never made it out of their world, but it’s also possible that he landed in this world, but got separated from his sons
- Alternate-world Dean seems to embrace the simplicity of Dean's and Sam’s lives in this world, including drinking beer, wearing flannel, watching pornography, and not having to focus on any business concerns except hunting
- The garden of Eden has been hidden from humans, who are forbidden to enter. Jack somehow got his soul back after swallowing the Occultum and entering the garden
- Jack (finally) sincerely apologized for killing Mary
- Room #28 at the bunker is the armory
- The AU Winchesters arrive in a Fiat (possibly a hybrid). This is in stark contrast to the Impala, which is a much larger car and has notoriously poor gas mileage statistics
- AU Winchesters are much more like Jensen and Jared, with their fancy clothes and watches
- When Anael commented about Ruby's vessel, she said “Nice vessel. Suits you better than the blonde.” This refers to actress Katie Cassidy, who played Ruby in season 3. However, if Anael saw and met Ruby jn season 3, it implies that she was somehow on earth before the angels fell at the end of season 8
- When Castiel described Ruby as the demon Sam was “sexually intimate” with, Dean acted surprised to learn that, and Sam had to confirm it for him. But Sam had already told Dean about that in season 4 “I Know What You Did Last Summer”. So it shouldn’t have been news to Dean
- When Ruby was awakened in the Empty, she should’ve been wearing the same clothes she wore when she was killed, but she wasn’t
- Alternate-world Dean throws scissors followed by paper when playing rock-paper-scissors with alternate-world Sam. He loses both times. It’s a running joke in Supernatural that Dean always throws scissors, so he rarely wins when playing against Sam
- It's likely an inside joke that alternate-world Sam has his own plane. Jared has a private plane, too
- Historically, "destiny's child" is swept along by events that are beyond his/her control, forcing that person towards an inevitable destiny that may be good or bad
- Sam was correct, "occultum" is a Latin term that refers to something that is hidden. It seems that an actual object called an occultum is fictional.
- Dean says “Death is our Obi-wan”, referring to the fictional character Obi-wan Kenobe, or Ben Kenobe from the Star Wars (1977 - present) science fiction films. In the films, Obi-wan is a wise and powerful jedi (a type of soldier who possesses psychic abilities) who teaches others to master the skills of the jedi
- Castiel says that (according to Sergei) the Occultum was at one point looted by invading Mongol hordes. The Mongols were powerful during the 13th and 14th centuries
- Dean chides Anael for performing "healings for money" in a “Kiwanis Hall”. The Kiwanis are an international civic organization founded in 1915
- Anael comments that the “healthcare system sucks” in the United States. The state of health care in America, and the fact that the country lacks universal health care has been a divisive political and social issue since the 1980s
- Ruby calls Anael a “label *****”, referring to someone who covets brand name clothing as a show of wealth or privilege
- In biblical tradition (Genesis chapters 1 - 3), the Garden of Eden was the place where God placed Adam and Eve at the dawn of human creation. After being tricked by a serpent into committing sin, Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden.
- "Automatic" - by The Biggest Band In The World (plays during the opening recap)
- "I Want You" - by Savage Garden (plays when the Winchester doppelgangers arrive through the rift)