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A well-dressed older woman enters a run-down antiques store. After a brief discussion with the proprietor (an older gentleman) we learn that the antiques dealer found a circa 1931 gold pocket watch decorated with Nazi symbols. Apparently, the woman plans to buy the watch for a price they've agreed to, but the dealer says he wants more money. They argue briefly, and the woman prepares to walk out as the dealer puts the watch away and prepares to leave the counter. As the woman is leaving, she notices that the dealer’s hands and wrists start to smoke. He suddenly bursts into flames and drops the watch onto the floor. The woman picks up the watch and prepares to run away with it, but she too bursts into flames. In the background, we see a figure in the shadows watching as both of them burn to death.
The next morning, Dean is in the bunker’s kitchen working on his laptop when Sam comes in with a grocery bag and a pie. Sam offers to make some food, and is surprised when Dean is not interested in eating at all – including pie. Dean, as usual, doesn’t want to discuss his feelings. When Sam brings up Mary, Dean shuts him down, saying he understands that Mary needs ”space” and he’s okay with that. Sam wants to talk further, but Dean refuses. Instead, Dean shows Sam a case that he found – two people who spontaneously combusted in an antiques store in Columbus, Ohio. The woman was apparently very wealthy, and the deaths happened in the middle of the night. They agree to look into the case.The Winchesters arrive at the antiques store (presumably later that same day). No police are around, so they enter the crime scene. Inside on the floor, they find two scorched areas that appear to be where the store owner and the woman died. They don’t detect any EMF or sulfur, so Sam starts looking through the dealer’s emails for information on the transaction that was going on the night before, while Dean starts looking around the store for hex bags. They also discuss the possibility that maybe the dealer came across a cursed object that killed both of the victims.While Dean is looking for hex bags, he finds a hidden room behind a book case. Inside, there are Nazi flags and photographs, mannequins dressed in Nazi uniforms, and other memorabilia from the era.
Meanwhile, Sam discovers that the dealer had an underground business that involved selling Nazi memorabilia to wealthy enthusiasts. The dealer had apparently found a Nazi-era pocket watch that he was going to sell to the woman. Sam discovers that the watch belonged to a member of Hitler’s inner circle. The Winchesters realize that the police didn’t report finding a watch, so they suspect the watch is gone. They also link spontaneous combustion and Nazi memorabilia to the Thule Society and start thinking the Thule may be involved in the deaths.
Later that evening, a young woman (Ellie) has just arrived at her apartment with her date. They are kissing and preparing to go further, but she nervously excuses herself to use the bathroom. While she’s in the bathroom, two men wearing suits break into the apartment. Ellie hears a commotion and hides in the bathroom, but as she peeks through the cracked door, she sees her date suddenly burst into flames.
Panicked, Ellie closes and locks the door, but not before the two men see her. The two men try to break into the bathroom, but Ellie climbs out the window and uses the fire escape to get away. During her escape, she cuts her leg on a screw that is sticking out of the windowsill. The two men chasing her decide to let her go, because they have her blood on the screw and on the windowsill, and they can use that to track her. We learn through a brief conversation that the pursuers are a father and son (later, we learn that their names are Commander Nauhaus and his son, Christophe), and that they want Ellie alive.
Elsewhere, we see that Dean and Sam are at a diner. They are talking to Aaron Bass on the phone. Aaron is apparently in Berlin, Germany. He has dropped out of college, and he and his golem have been using the Thule’s ledger to track down Thule Society members and kill them. Several have already been killed.
As they are talking we learn from Aaron that the Thule have been staying in Germany for the most part, and they seem nervous. Aaron thinks something important is going to happen soon. According to Aaron, the name of their current mission is “Das blut” (meaning “the blood”) and he thinks members of the Thule high command are involved and are all preparing to meet in one place. When Dean and Sam ask about a pocket watch, Aaron doesn’t have any information about that. As they are talking, Sam gets an alert on his computer that another spontaneously combusted body was found.
Next we see Sam and Dean, dressed as feds, at Ellie’s apartment talking to a police officer as her date’s remains are removed. Sam and Dean learn about the man who died, and the police officer tells them about a witness – a young woman who escaped and is still available for questioning.
Outside, we see Ellie sitting in the back of a police car when Christophe walks up to the car. He opens the door, handcuffs Ellie, and drives away with Ellie screaming. As this is happening, the Winchesters are leaving the apartment building and see the distressed girl being kidnapped. They follow the police car to a parking garage. We see that Christophe is talking on a cell phone to his father, telling him that he has Ellie. He's also preparing to transfer Ellie from the stolen police car to a black SUV when Dean and Sam arrive. They free Ellie and capture Christophe at gun point.
In what looks like a vacant office, Dean and Sam explain who they are to Ellie, and they begin questioning Christophe. Ellie seems not to believe the Winchesters, despite what she saw happen to her date. We learn from Christophe that his father is a member of the Thule high command. When the Winchesters ask him about the watch, he tells them that the watch belongs to his father. He goes on to recount the final moments in Hitler’s bunker at the end of the war. Apparently, Hitler was preparing to shoot himself, but Commander Nauhaus talked Hitler into considering “another way”. The Thule captured Hitler’s soul and housed it inside the watch, with the intention of resurrecting him at the right time. But in the chaos following the war, the Thule lost the watch. It ended up in Russia, China, and Peru before ending up in the antiques shop. Now that the Thule have found the watch, they plan to use it now to resurrect Hitler. Christophe also tells Dean and Sam that Hitler’s soul can only reside in the body of someone of his bloodline, so they need Ellie because she is a descendant of Hitler.
Ellie retorts that her family goes back to the Mayflower and is not related to Hitler, but Christophe informs her that she is adopted and is indeed a member of Hitler’s blood line. He says that the Thule have been tracking “all” of Hitler’s descendants, but she was the closest one to the pocket watch when it was found, so they came after her. Upset, Ellie leaves the room. As this is happening, we see a black limousine enter the parking garage. We see Commander Nauhaus inside the car. He realizes that Ellie is close by.
While Ellie is alone in an adjacent room, she texts her parents to ask if she is adopted. Their response “call us” upsets her further. Sam tries to talk to her and calm her down. He tries to explain that he understands how she feels, explaining that he was intended to be Lucifer’s vessel. She doesn’t believe him, and is reluctant to accept most of what she is hearing about the Thule and her situation. A few minutes later, Dean comes in. He explains that Ellie is in a position to help him and Sam eliminate the entire Thule high command, but it requires using her as bait. Ellie balks at the idea, despite Dean's assertion that he and Sam can protect her. As they are discussing it, two Thule come into the outer room to free Christophe. Ellie, Dean, and Sam see them. The Winchesters hide Ellie and go out into the outer room to fight off the bad guys. As they are fighting, Ellie escapes through a window, and the Thule manage to free Christophe, so he leaves with them. After the fight, Dean and Sam realize Ellie is gone, but before they can find her, the Thule find her on the street and abduct her.
Later, we see that Dean and Sam (changed back into regular clothes) have been calling Ellie’s cell phone to convince her to help them. They don’t know she has been abducted and think she is still just running. Ellie is still in the limousine with the Nauhaus and Christophe. The Commander is furious that Christophe told the Winchesters about their plan to resurrect Hitler. As the two of them argue, Nauhaus explains that with the world in such a state of turmoil, this is the perfect time for Hitler to make a reappearance.
Some time later that night, the limousine arrives at an airport hangar. The Thule remove the struggling Ellie from the car, put her on a gurney, and inject her with a sedative. They take her inside the hangar to begin preparing for the ritual. When Christophe and his father get out of the car, the Commander orders one of his henchmen to kill Christophe. Christophe pleads with the thug and struggles as the man leads him into the woods to shoot him. When they are alone, Christophe puts up a fight and manages to get the gun away from the assassin and shoot him with it. Christophe runs away.
Elsewhere, we see Dean and Sam in a diner using their laptops to somehow track or search for Ellie. They have been hacking traffic light cameras trying to locate the car that took her. They are having no luck, when Christophe suddenly arrives and sits in the booth with them. The Winchesters are shocked, and when he tells them what happened to him, they don’t believe him. They accuse him of trying to lead them into a trap.
He asks for their protection, in exchange for leading them to Ellie. After a brief discussion, they agree and leave with him.
At the airplane hangar, we learn that the Thule never intended to use Ellie’s body as a vessel for Hitler. They plan to transfuse her blood into the body of Commander Nauhaus, and he will serve as the vessel. With Ellie strapped to a gurney, they begin the process of draining her blood and transfusing it into the Commander. We see that she is becoming weakened from blood loss. The Thule bring out the pocket watch and place it on Nauhaus' body. As the ritual proceeds, the watch is taken into his body.
Nauhaus awakens seconds later; apparently, the resurrection has taken place. “Hitler” awakens in a giddy mood, laughing and jumping around. He remembers the men (since they were with him at the bunker when he died), and greets them joyously.
Outside, Dean and Sam arrive with Christophe. They handcuff the boy inside the car, and enter the hangar with their guns (after a brief discussion about why Dean can’t take the grenade launcher). They kill the two guards outside and enter the hanger.
Back inside the hanger, Hitler notices Ellie. He acknowledges her as his great, great grand niece, thanks her for her "gift", then orders his men to kill her and feed her to his dogs.
Sam and Dean enter and get captured. The thugs take them to Hitler.
As the episode ends, we learn that the Winchesters have burned all the Thule remains, and Dean is very proud of himself for killing Hitler. Dean and Sam let Christophe leave on his own, but they warn him that the remaining Thule will hunt him forever as a traitor, so he should run. They take Ellie back to her home. As they drive off, Dean asks if they can stop at a bakery in town to get pie – he feels he deserves it because he killed Hitler.