|| Damaged Goods
| Episode #
|| Season 14, Episode 11
| First aired
|| January 24, 2019
| Directed by
|| Phil Sgriccia
| Written by
|| Davy Perez
| On IMDB
|| Damaged Goods
|| Dean grapples with the only way to stop Michael from destroying the world. Donna crosses paths with Nick on his mission of revenge.
|| Lebanon, Kansas|
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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- "No Time" by The Guess Who
- (plays as Dean starts building the Ma'lak Box in Donna's shed)
Just wondering if you've run out of ways to ask me how I'm doing, so as to avoid me repaying the favor. I know you were just possessed, again. Sam. He had us all out looking for you. And I know you got an archangel hitching a ride up there in your noggin. Also Sam.
Dean: What does he have a freakin' newsletter?
Donna: I'm just saying, all that, it can't be easy, you know?
Well... I'll make it through, okay? That's all we can do right?
Mary: You know, if you wanted to make it a full reunion, we could call Sam over.
Dean: Yeah, you know, I was thinking I'd actually be a little bit greedy with my Mom time, if that's cool.
He comes back, he's standing there, he's soaking wet, and He's pulling bologna and sliced cheese out of his pants. So, me being the big brother, I'm the cook. I take all that bologna all, all that sliced cheese, and I put onto a hot plate.
Yeah. It stunk up that room so bad. Dad comes home, and he's so mad. He picks up everything, chucks it in the trash. Probably reminded him of you, and... Anyway, it didn't taste right. It didn't taste like this.
Mary: Oh. Sometimes I forget just how much I missed while I was gone and how much the two of you just...
Dean: But you're here now, right? and even the last couple of years have been a little rough, just knowing that you're around, that you're alive... Mom, that's meant everything to me. And everything to Sam. And how great is this, hm? You and me sitting here, eating the real thing, not some bologna version of Winchester Surprise. You know, we're not fighting any monsters.There's -- there's no clouds on the horizon.
Mary: Dean? Whatever you're going through, you can talk to me.
Dean: Everybody keeps asking how I am, and how I am is I don't wanna talk about it. Please.
Sam: It's not about being dumb, Dean. It's called compassion. Look, what happened to Nick could've happened to me. It almost happened to me. You change one little thing in our past, and that was me. Lucifer wearing me to the prom. And besides, since when do we give up on people? Since when do we just cut people loose?
Dean: Well, maybe you need to learn, okay? 'Cause when people are past the point of saving, maybe you need to learn to walk away.
You wanna know why I gutted your family? Orders. I was following orders.
Nick: From who?
Abraxas: Who do you think? Lucifer planned the whole thing.
Nick: I don't -- I don't understand. Why my family? Why -- why me?
No particular reason. You were chosen, but you're not special. We threw a dart at the phone book.
Nick: I needed the truth, Sam. I needed revenge for my family. You would've done the same thing.
I'm sorry. I'm sorry I couldn't help you. I'm sorry I didn't know how.
Nick: It's not about you, Sam. It was never about you. You couldn't fix me 'cause I didn't want to be fixed. I was never broken.
Yeah, Nick, you are. I don't feel sorry for you, Nick. I feel sorry for the people you hurt, the people you murdered. the people whose faces will haunt you every night for the rest of your life. You can burn.
So... you came out here to see Donna, to see Mom on some -- some what? Some sick, secret farewell tour? You were gonna leave and, you weren't even gonna tell me. Me. Do you realize how messed up that is, how unfair that is?
Dean: I didn't have a choice! Sam, you're the last person I could tell, the last person I could be around, 'cause you're the only person that could've talk me out of it. And I won't be talked out of it. I won't. I'm doing this. Now, you could either let me do it alone... or you can help me. But I'm doing this.
Trivia & References
The books Dean
takes from the Bunker
include Fallen Angels
and Historia Achengeli
by Maria Prophetissima. Maria Prophetissima
, also known as Mary the Jewess and Mary the Prophetess, was an alchemist that many consider to be the first true alchemist of the Western world.
What you reading?
Sam: Uh, going back through the Book of Jubilees. You know, the way they classify angels is -- is -- it's really interesting.
- The Book of Jubilees is an ancient Jewish text, not considered canon by most churches. The book classifies angels into four groups: angels of the presence, angels of sanctifications, guardian angels over individuals, and angels presiding over the phenomena of nature. It also covers the genesis of angels and the rise of the Nephilim.
It's a Ma'lak Box. Secured and warded. Once inside... nothing gets out, not even an archangel. Especially an archangel.
- Ma'lak is the Semitic word for "angel."
In this episode, Donna appears to be the sheriff of Hibbing, Minnesota. In previous appearances, Donna was the sheriff of Stillwater and later Larsen County, due to budget cuts extending her jurisdiction. Donna was previously stated to originally be from Hibbing, which appeared in 1.15 The Benders
and 10.08 Hibbing 911
. In the latter episode the sheriff was Sheriff Len Cuse
, who was also a vampire
As Mary goes shopping for the ingredients for Winchester Surprise, Mary promises to get pie
for Dean. She returns with an apple pie, but they do not get around to eating it.
As evidenced by the posters in Donna
's shed, muscle men with mustaches appear to be her type.
Donna states that Nick
's stolen van belongs to an 80-year-old lady in Missoula, Montana. Missoula is where the Winchesters tracked the Alpha Vampire
to in order to get his blood in 7.22 There Will Be Blood
is shown to be wanted for his murder spree, as discovered by Donna Hanscum when she runs his fingerprints
. Though Donna presumably learns his full name, it is neither shown nor mentioned, with Donna simply calling him "some guy named Nick."
Nick reveals to Mary that demons are keeping track of her and her son's whereabouts, so as to not be in the same area due to their fear of the Winchesters.
is freed from the Enochian puzzle box, the demon smoke
can be seen hitting an invisible barrier due to having been released inside a devil's trap
Nick killing Abraxas while he is distracted by the failed exorcism
is the second known example of this sort of thing happening. In 9.17 Mother's Little Helper
, Sam killed the demon Sister Agnes while she was distracted with a recorded exorcism on his cell phone that failed when she destroyed it.
With Nick's arrest at the end of the episode, the death toll during his pursuit for revenge comes to five people and at least three demons, with Nick mentioning to the demon at the beginning of the episode that he had killed at least one more off-screen that led him to her. If either of those two unnamed demons' meatsuits were still alive, he would've killed them as well. In addition to murder, Nick's crimes included kidnapping, torture, breaking and entering, grand theft auto, resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer, and possibly attempted murder for attacking Mary Winchester on Abraxas's orders before Sam and Dean intervened.
Nick's arrest by Donna marks the second time she has operated outside of her jurisdiction on a police matter. The first was when she investigated her niece's disappearance in 13.11 Breakdown
. Legally, Donna is not allowed to do this. Agent Terrance Clegg
allowed it previously, albeit because he was the actual bad guy that time.
Sam, you've tried. Cas has tried. Jack... And I love you for trying.
- This is the first episode where a Winchester brother directly tells the other they love them. Dean previously told Mary he loves her directly in 12.22 Who We Are.
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