|Episode #||Season 14, Episode 6|
|First aired||November 15, 2018|
|Directed by||Richard Speight, Jr.|
|Written by||Steve Yockey|
|Outline||Sam goes on a hunt with Charlie Bradbury and has to confront the fact that she is not the same Charlie he lost. Dean and Jack investigate a series of possibly monster-related deaths.|
|Monster|| Harper Sayles|
|Location(s)|| McCook, Nebraska|
Outside Memphis, Tennessee
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In McCook, Nebraska, Harper Sayles arrives to work at her small town's library. As she is shelving books, Winston Mathers surprises her. They are discussing their plans for a dinner date later when her co-worker Miles interrupts them, brandishing a stapler to protect Harper. Winston leaves the library, confidently striding along the street. Suddenly, Winston is pulled into the bushes, screaming as blood flies out of the bushes.
In the Bunker, Dean comes across Jack in the kitchen trying to understand his new taste buds since losing his grace. He tells Dean that Sam left to meet up with Charlie while Dean was on an overnight run to Mary and Bobby. Jack wistfully comments that Sam and Charlie are probably doing something really exciting.
Outside Memphis, Tennessee, Sam and Charlie sit in silence in a blue pick-up truck parked across from an empty bus shelter where Charlie says four people have gone missing.
Jack tells Dean that he was left at the Bunker so that someone would be around when Dean returned, because Sam is worried about him. Jack tells him that what happened with Michael is not Dean’s fault. Jack has found the death in McCook, Nebraska, and wants to check it out with Dean. Dean says he’ll go check it out alone, but Jack objects, telling Dean that everyone is supposed to hunt with a partner and Jack needs something to do. Finally agreeing to the hunt, Dean call Sam and lets him know.
In McCook, Dean and Jack, posing as FBI agents, interview a waitress at Winston’s regular breakfast diner. The waitress, Wanda, advises them to find Harper because she was close to the victim. Jack and Dean continue questioning people and find out that Harper is really sweet and popular, although she has bad luck with men.
In the pick-up truck, Sam express his concern about Dean, and talks about how their Charlie was a close friend. Charlie says that’s not her and they discuss Charlie’s experience in the Apocalypse World and the angel war. Charlie says she was a programmer with Richard Roman Enterprises, and she lived with her partner Kara, who was a cupcake baker in Chicago. She tells Sam that Kara was killed in the early days of the Apocalypse, and after witnessing how society can fall apart, she doesn't wish to be around people anymore.
Back in the diner, Dean and Jack are eating pie. Jack wants to know what “courting” means. Dean tells him when they get back to the Bunker, they’ll have “the talk,” but for right now, they are going to find Harper. Dean enters the library to begin interviewing Harper about Winston’s death. Harper doesn't want to talk about it, but Dean insists. Jack (now in street clothes and not his FBI suit) enters the library, interrupting Dean and Harper by asking for a book. Jack stands up for Harper’s refusal to answer Dean’s questions. Dean leaves and Harper thanks Jack for being chivalrous and and tells him she has the perfect book back at her apartment. As they leave the library, Miles wants to know where they are going and objects that Harper is taking a stranger to her apartment. Harper tells him to stop and leaves with Jack as Miles storms off. Having observed all this from Baby, Dean begins to follow Harper and Jack. Miles goes into the alley to take out the trash and is attacked. Dean hears a scream and sees trash cans being turned over. Upon investigating, Dean finds Miles has been killed.
In Memphis, Charlie thinks the monster may be a musca -- a hybrid of a man and a fly that no one has ever seen in real life. Charlie’s book indicates that the goo she found is an from an unmated musca, which uses it to bind people’s bodies to its nest. A figure dressed in black and wearing a black beekeeper-like headpiece approaches the bus stop and sits down next to two ladies. The ladies get up and leave.
At Harper’s apartment, Jack tests Harper with a silver coin and by dousing his hands in holy water, as well as muttering “Christo” under his breath. Harper has no response to any of these things. They sit on the couch and talk. Harper asks Jack if he believes in love at first sight, but he excuses himself to the bathroom after getting a text from Dean. In the bathroom, Jack calls Dean and tells Dean that Harper is not a demon and that he’s 99% sure she’s in love with him. Suddenly, Dean is attacked and drops the call. As Jack and Harper make plans to have coffee, Dean bursts into the apartment. As he barricades the door, Dean explains that he and Jack are not FBI and that they are there to save lives. Dean recognizes the photo of Harper’s ex-boyfriend, Vance, as the zombie creature attacking the door. Vance breaks into the apartment and fights with Dean while Jack and Harper run back to the library to hide.
It’s nighttime and Sam and Charlie are still staking out the bus shelter. Sam is trying to convince Charlie not to walk away from people and hunting when the black-clad figure sits down at the bus stop next to a man. After a bus passes by, Sam and Charlie see the man being dragged down an alley by the black figure. They chase them to a warehouse where Sam cites the lore that a brass nail dipped in sugar water will kill a musca. Since they don’t have that, they will have to get creative. As they enter the warehouse, Sam and Charlie notice flies buzzing around and the smell of pine cleaner and rotting meat. They split up and Charlie finds the victim, alive, in a pile of other dead victims. As she calls for Sam’s help, she is grabbed by the musca. Charlie gets free but is momentarily knocked out. Sam rushes to check on her and is attacked by the musca. As the musca overpowers Sam, Charlie comes to and stabs the musca in the back while Sam shoots it in the chest, killing it.
In the middle of a fight with Dean, Vance pauses and runs out of the apartment. In the library, Harper unlocks the door and lets in zombie Vance, who presents her with the book Jack discarded and the two kiss. Harper reveals that Vance is her boyfriend and that he is stalking Jack as a game they play. Eating the victims also helps to maintain Vance's dead body. Harper explains that she comes from a long line of necromancers, and while she likes Jack, she knows he is a hunter, and she can't let him get in the way of the first love which she and Vance share. Jack talks to Harper, trying to lure Vance out into the open, telling her that they can make their relationship work. Vance rushes Jack, and Dean shoots Vance. They struggle and Jack appears and they handcuff Vance to some pipes, which allows Harper to escape. Later, in the diner, Harper writes Jack a love letter, saying that when she finds Jack, she'll have to kill him for what he did to Vance, but then she can then bring him back and they can be together. The letter is addressed to Jack Smith, Lebanon, Kansas, PO Box.
Driving in the pick-up truck, Sam and Charlie discuss the case. Sam tries to convince Charlie to stay, using the musca as an analogy. As Charlie points out the holes in Sam’s argument, a group of muscas arrive at the warehouse and carry out the body of the dead musca. Charlie agrees to think about staying.
Back in the Bunker, Dean and Jack discuss the case and Dean tells Jack he did a good job. Jack wants to be allowed to go on hunts due to being right about the case. Dean talks about how in hunting, mistakes happen. It’s how you handle yourself after the mistakes and learn from them that matters. Jack adds that it’s also about forgiving yourself for mistakes. Dean agrees to talk to Sam about Jack going on more hunts. Jack begins to cough, and spits up blood in his hand, and then passes out on the floor as Dean checks on him.
- Costumes & Disguises
- Holy Water
- Men of Letters Bunker
- Silver, Salt, Holy Water Test
- Son of a Bitch
- Table of Death
- Original score by Christopher Lennertz
- "Clocksukka" by Stefano Ruggeri (Extreme Music)
- (plays during the recap of previous events)
- "Stayin' Alive" by Bee Gees
- (playing as Winston struts down the street before his death)
- "Honky Tonk Queen" by Selectracks
- (playing as Dean and Jack enter Dick's Red Rooster Diner)
- "I'll Go On Alone" by Marty Robbins
- (playing in the diner as Harper writes Jack a "love" letter)