Season 15, Episode 5
Airdate: November 14, 2019
Directed by Richard Speight Jr.
Written by Steve Yockey
|While working a werewolf case, the Winchesters notice that the job seems "odd" and too easy. Before they are done, they realize why, and are reacquaintedwith an old enemy.|
- Dean to Ashley: “Werewolves, monsters. They’re all real. And me and my brother – we hunt them. And we kill them. That’s what we do…whatever you’re worried about; whatever comes at you, we will handle it. I promise you that.”
- Sam to Lilith: “So, Chuck sent you to kill us?”
Lilith to Sam and Dean: “(Scoffs) No. I wish. That’s not how this story goes.”
- Dean to Lilith: “If god wants his little toy back, he can come get it himself. “
Lilith to Dean and Sam: “Oh, okay. We’re gonna do this the hard way? I love the hard way.”
- Sam to Dean: “Dean, my dreams, visions, whatever they are; they all end the same way – with us killing each other.”
Dean to Sam: “You’re just telling me this now?”
- Dean to Sam: “It’s god, Sam. And he’s coming for us. How the hell are we supposed to fightgod?”
|Anna Grace Barlow
- Where is Castiel? Is he unwilling to respond to Sam's messages, or unable?
- Since Chuck resurrected Lilith, does that mean that some other demons and angels who have been enemies of the Winchesters (Azazel, Raphael, Alistair, etc.) may also be resurrected? What about some possible allies, like Crowley, Benny, and Meg?
- Now that Dean and Sam know that Sam's visions are because of his connection to Chuck, how can they use that to their advantage? Does this connection also mean Chuck can "see" what Sam is thinking?
- Now that the Equalizer is destroyed, what weapons do the Winchesters have against Chuck? Can Amara help them? Billie?
- Did Chuck want the Equalizer destroyed because he's afraid of the Winchesters and didn't want them to have a weapon that can kill him?
- In addition to resurrecting billions of souls from hell, Chuck also resurrected Lilith from the Empty, and ordered her to get the Equalizer and destroy it. She also can't kill the Winchesters, because Chuck hasn't written that into his story, but she can apparently hurt and torture them
- Sam's dreams and visions are various versions of stories that Chuck is writing. All of Chuck's current stories end with one Winchester brother turning evil and killing the other
- Sam has been reaching out to Castiel via cell phone, but so far Cas is not responding to his messages
- The Winchesters now know that Chuck has continued writing their story, so they are not "free" as they'd hoped
- Richard Speight, Jr. directed this episode. This is Speight's 8th time directing an episode of Supernatural. Speight also plays the archangel Gabriel
- Black Forest, Colorado is located.approximately 65 miles south of Denver. It's about a 6-hour drive from the bunker in Lebanon, Kansas
- Sam read about the murders in the Black Forest Gazette, which is a fictional newspaper
- Dean and Sam stayed at the Sleepy Bear Inn. This is likely a nod to Steve Yockey, who wrote this episode and uses the name "SleepyPanda" on Twitter
- In Sam’s first vision, Dean shot LuciferSam using the Colt. But Dean would’ve known that the Colt wouldn’t kill Lucifer because he shot Lucifer in "Abandon All Hope", but it didn’t work. LuciferSam was wearing the same suit he wore in "The End"
- In Sam’s second vision, DemonDean was wearing the same red shirt he wore when he was cured in “Soul Survivor”. Sam is wearing the same shirt he wore in that episode, too
- Rachel Hayward, the actress who played the sheriff, also appeared in "First Born". She played Tara, a hunter who’d had a brief romantic encounter with John Winchester.
- Luke Camilleri, the actor who played Josh May, also played a magician named Jeb Dexter in "Chriss Angel is a Douchebag"
- The running joke in this episode about Dean looking so different than he does on his badge is likely a reference to the fact that many fans say Jensen has aged very little in 15 seasons, while Jared looks very different now. The photographs on the badges were from season one
- Near the end of this episode, Dean and Sam draw and angel blade and the demon knife to fight with Lilith. However, the demon knife didn't harm Alistair (the only other white-eyed demon the brothers have faced), so it's unlikely that it would've worked on Lilith. We never saw Alistair get stabbed by an angel blade, so it's possible that weapon may have had some effect on Lilith. It's unclear whether it would've killed her
- In the Christian bible, Proverbs 17:3 says: "The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests hearts." Does this mean that Chuck's intent is to use adversity to turn the Winchesters.into something better or more pure than they currently are?
- Ghost pepper jerky is a real thing, and there are several brands available. Ghost peppers are one of the hottest peppers in the world, and are about 100 times hotter than a jalapeno. As of this writing, the hottest pepper in the world is the Carolina Reaper, which is about 440 times hotter than a jalapeno
- When Dean is trying to get Sam to discuss his nightmares, he says “I’ll Freud you", alluding to Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), revered by many as the father of modern-day psychiatry
- When posing as agents with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dean and Sam use aliases Hamill and Ford, alluding to actors Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, who play Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in the Star Wars sci-fi film franchise (1977- present)
- When Ashley asked Dean if he’d ever wanted to do anything else besides being a hunter, Dean replied that he once wanted to be Jimmy Hendrix. Hendrix (1942 - 1970) was a famous rock guitarist known for his technical expertise and virtuosity. Mentioning Jimmy Hendrix may also have been a nod to Jensen's aspirations as a guitarist and musical performer
- Lilith tells Dean that Chuck is not Shakespeare; he’s more like a low-rent Dean Koontz. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was a world-famous British poet and play-write. Dean Koontz (1945- present) is a well-known American author of horror novels
- Lilith refers to "lingchi", which is a Chinese term that means "lingering death", "slow slicing", or "death by 1,000 cuts”. It was a brutal form of execution that existed in China from 900 AD until it was banned in 1905.