Airdate: October 26, 2017
Directed by: Robert Singer
Written by: Robert Berens
|In the first monster-of-the-week episode for season 13, we are reunited with an old friend, Missouri Moseley, when she calls to ask for Sam's help with a case. We also meet her psychic granddaughter, Patience, who will be a main cast member in the upcoming Wayward Daughters spinoff. This episode also reveals how Dean and Sam continue to grapple with their disagreements about Jack. And a beloved member of Team Free Will returns to the show...sort of.|
- IF YOU WANT TO STAY HERE AND MR. MIYAGI THIS KID, KNOCK YOURSELF OUT. I'M GOING TO GO TO WORK.
- DEAN TO SAM
- I ALWAYS DID LOVE THAT CAR.
- MISSOURI WHEN DEAN DRIVES UP IN THE IMPALA
- I KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO FEEL LIKE YOU DON'T BELONG. TO FEEL LIKE THERE'S THIS DARKNESS INSIDE OF YOU...TO BE SCARED OF WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU CAN DO. DEAN, CAS, MY FAMILY HELPED ME THROUGH THAT. SO NOW I WANNA HELP YOU. BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT EVIL, JACK.
-SAM TO JACK
- HE IS (RIGHT). THIS LIFE...HUNTING...MONSTERS...THERE'S NO JOY IN IT. THERE'S NOTHING BUT PAIN,
HORROR, AND DEATH. SO IF YOU GET A CHANCE AT NORMAL, YOU TAKE IT.
- DEAN TO PATIENCE
- JUST ANOTHER DAY AT THE OFFICE. HOW'S THE KID? HE GO DARKSIDE YET?
- DEAN TO SAM UPON RETURNING HOME
- HE'S MESSED UP BECAUSE OF YOU.
DEAN, YOU SAID YOU'D KILL HIM. - SAM
IT WASN'T EXACTLY LIKE THAT. - DEAN
THEN HOW EXACTLY WAS IT? - SAM
- I KNOW THAT YOU THINK YOU CAN USE HIM AS SOME SORT OF INTER-DIMENSIONAL CAN OPENER, AND THAT'S FINE, BUT DON'T ACT LIKE YOU CARE ABOUT HIM. BECAUSE YOU ONLY CARE ABOUT WHAT HE CAN DO FOR YOU.
- DEAN TO SAM ABOUT JACK
- Traditionally, wraiths don't read the thoughts of the people they feed on. Was this situation different because the wraith was feeding on psychics? Or is this a new wraith ability the lore hasn't mentioned before?
- Are Jack's powers dark? If so, can he sense that? Is that why he's reluctant to use them?
- Are Sam and Dean both right about Sam's motivations regarding Jack? Sam says that he empathizes with Jack because he also knows what it's like to have evil inside and to be afraid of your powers. But Dean thinks that Sam simply wants Jack to use his powers to bring Mary and Castiel back. Are they both telling the truth?
- It looks like Cas is in the Empty. Will Jack be able to bring him out? What will be the consequences if he does?
- An underlying theme for this episode seems to be making sure you don't allow anyone else to tell you who or what you should be. Kelly said it to Jack in her video message to him; Jody said it to Patience at the end of the episode; And eventually Sam relented and let Jack set his own terms about when and how to develop his powers.
- Dean is drinking heavily at the start of this episode -- a clear indication that he is in tremendous pain over his recent losses.
- Missouri's psychic ability in season 1 ("Home") was reading energies and auras. But in this episode she apparently also has visions of the future.
- Missouri was estranged from her son and Patience for many years because her son blamed her for being mistaken in her prediction about whether his wife was going to die. We also learn that Missouri spent much of James' youth on the road as a hunter. James does not want a hunter's life for Patience, and he didn't know about his daughter's psychic abilities until this episode.
- Patience apparently plays volleyball very well, has some fighting skills, attends Madison Central High School in Buckhead, Georgia, is in 5 advanced placement classes, and does volunteer work. Her psychic ability is having visions of the future and she can also read energies from objects.
- Despite Missouri's estrangement from her son, after Patience's mother died, Missouri promised Patience she'd always look out for her.
- The wraith "saw" Missouri's thoughts as he was eating her brain.
- James used gems for a divination ritual to find Patience -- a skill he had long rejected, but had learned as a child from Missouri.
- This episode introduces Patience Turner, the first new character we've met who will appear in the upcoming Wayward Daughters spinoff. Kim Rhodes (Jody Mills), Brianna Buckmaster (Donna Hanscom), Kathryn Love-Newton (Claire Novak), and Katherine Ramdeen (Alex Jones) are also in the spinoff.
- Missouri lived in Omaha, Nebraska. According to her son, she was a hunter and they spent much of his childhood on the road.
- The last time Missouri was seen on the show was in season 1 ("Home"). Adding one year for the year Dean was in purgatory, and another year for the time Sam was soul-less (and Dean was with Lisa), the Winchesters likely hadn't seen Missouri for about 15 years.
- James' last name is Turner, not Moseley. Might Turner have been James' father's name? We don't know anything about Missouri's husband or whether he is still alive.
- Jack's room in the bunker is #22.
- As a sheriff from South Dakota, Jody wouldn't have jurisdiction in Omaha, Nebraska. The local police may have shared limited information out of courtesy, but her further involvement in the murder cases would have been unlikely.
- It would have taken Dean and Jody (and the wraith) about 14 hours to drive from Omaha, Nebraska to Buckhead, Georgia.
- Adrian Holmes, the actor who played James Turner in this episode, also played a demon that Dean and Sam tortured in season 3 "Time is On My Side".
- For the first time since season 9, Misha Collins is not a series regular. He was a series regular for seasons 5 and 6, and from seasons 9 through 12.
- Eric Kripke Tweeted that his wife's great, great, grandmother's name was "Missouri Moseley" and she was a frontier woman rumored to be psychic.
- Dean accused Sam of playing "Mr. Miyagi" to Jack. This is a reference to a character from the 1984 film "The Karate Kid" (and the sequels in that franchise) about a troubled young man who is helped by his martial arts instructor, Mr. Miyagi.
- In an effort to connect with Jack, Sam was reading a book titled "The Drama of the Gifted Child", by Alice Miller (2008). He was reading Chapter 2: Depression and Grandiosity: Two Related Forms of Denial.
- "Rip This Joint" -- by The Rolling Stones (plays when Dean is alone in his room listening to music and drinking)
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