|After a failed attempt at locking Amara away once more, Chuck is mortally wounded. The sun is dying. Sam and Dean have to figure out how to take Amara out for good this time and Dean's the only one who can really get close to her. If they fail, the world and everything in it ends.|
- YOU'RE OUR BROTHER CAS. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT.
- Dean to Cas
- Dean answering the phone
- ALRIGHT. LET'S BUST SOME GHOSTS.
- Dean to Sam
- GO MAGIC WORD.
- Sam to Dean
- WHO'S BILLIE?
REAPER. WANTS US DEAD. TONS OF FUN.
- DEAD FOLKS? KINDA MY THING.
- EARTH WILL BE FINE. IT'S GOT YOU. AND SAM.
- Chuck to Dean
|Rob Benedict (Chuck)||Ruth Connell (Rowena)|
|Emily Swallow (Amara)||Lisa Berry (Billie)|
|Elizabeth Blackmore (Toni)||Samantha Smith (Mary Winchester)|
- What happened to all the souls Amara ate?
- Is Lucifer dead, or free? Is he still a threat?
- Why were so many souls still in the veil?
- What happened to all the souls Chuck pulled out of Dean? Are they in heaven now?
- Is Mary on Earth, or is Dean in heaven?
- Was Sam shot?
- Amara was able to rip Lucifer from Castiel's vessel.
- There are MOL assets/branches in other parts of the world that are still active.
- According to the posterboard in Toni's house, John Winchester's mother's name was Millie.
- The MOLs apparently blame the Winchesters for things that aren't truly their fault.
- Dean/Jensen does a REALLY hilarious Ruth Connell impression!
- The bunker's warding apparently does not keep out reapers (or witches, or demons...)
- Although heaven has been open since season 10, there were still a few hundred thousand souls in the veil.
- Dean apparently does like chick flicks.
- Unless Amara was lying, Chuck's death would have ended the whole universe (so Dean killing Amara would not have saved humanity?).
- The fight between Chuck and Amara happened at an abandoned Kansas power plant.
- One soul is as powerful as 100 suns.
- Tweets from Jared and Jerry Wanek confirmed that the botanical garden in this episode was built on a sound stage.
- The Lazy Shag was the bar where Sam, Castiel and company waited to see if Dean's attack would be successful. There is a hostel in New Zealand named the Lazy Shag.
- "Alpha and Omega" are the first and last letters in the Greek alphabet. It's also a biblical reference to Jesus, who is the "beginning and the end" of all things.
- "Dog's breakfast" is a British slang term for something that is a total mess.
- "Last call" is a bartender's warning to patrons that the bar is preparing to close. The announcement sometimes incites a rush to purchase one final drink.
- "Banger" is a British slang term for sausage (or, in the context of Rowena's discussion, male genitalia)
- Waverly Hills Sanatorium is an actual closed sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky that is rumored to be haunted.
- Dean says "Let's bust some ghosts" referring to the 1980s "Ghostbuster" movies. He has joked about him and Sam being ghostbusters before.
- "Casper" is a cartoon ghost known for being friendly.
- "Haggis" is a traditional Scottish dish made from the internal organs of sheep. Rowena may have chosen that "magic word" as a joke on the Winchesters.
- Dean mentioned that he wanted the band Black Sabbath to play at his funeral; and he wants American actor Gary Busey to read his eulogy.
- "Carry On My Wayward Son" -- Kansas (plays during the recap)
- "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying" -- Gerry and the Peacemakers (plays while Sam and company are at the bar)
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EPISODE 12.01: KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON