14.17 Game Night
|Episode #||Season 14, Episode 17|
|First aired||April 4, 2019|
|Directed by||John F. Showalter|
|Written by||Meredith Glynn|
|On IMDB||Game Night|
|Outline||Sam and Dean race to save Donatello after he is taken by Nick, who seeks to be reunited with Lucifer. Meanwhile, Castiel seeks the help of Anael in trying to send a message to God.|
|Location(s)|| Lewis, Oklahoma|
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Donatello is cooking in his kitchen, making cookies and boiling pasta. While he is juggling cookie dough, the door bell rings. As he answers the door and asks the visitor what he wants, Donatello is accosted as the man pushes his way into his home. The man then ties Donatello to his dining room table with ropes. Donatello begs the man, but it soon injected in the neck with a syringe, causing him to scream in pain.
At the Bunker, Dean is setting up a game of Mouse Trap, while Jack is in the kitchen making Jiffy Pop. Mary questions if they have enough food when they are interrupted by Dean's frustration at the game. Mary shifts focus to Jack, asking how he is doing. He says that every one keeps asking him that and that it's getting annoying. She offers to listen if he wants to talk before they leave to join Dean.
Entering the library, Mary hands Dean his cellphone, as he had a missed call. On the voicemail, they hear a distressed Donatello asking for help and speaking in another language. Unable to get a hold of Sam, Mary and Dean decide to go to Donatello's house, telling Jack to wait for Sam, and have him call Dean on his spare.
At a diner, Castiel is sitting at a table waiting for Sister Jo. As she sits down at the table, he hands her a box with a pair of earrings. He tells her they are lightly cursed, but nothing an angel couldn't handle. They're not a gift, though -- he needs her help to contact God, a prospect that elicits a laugh from Jo. Castiel reminds her that she was Joshua's right hand and saw how God and Joshua communicated, and that he needs God's help to restore Jack's soul. Jo refuses to help. Castiel moves to take back the earrings, which causes Jo to reveal that Joshua placed a call to God and he picked up after the Fall, and that she can take Castiel to someone that may be able to help.
Back at the Bunker, Sam is talking to Dean on his cell. He thinks that Donatello was speaking in ancient Hebrew and he and Jack are working on interpreting the message. In the Impala, Mary and Dean are talking about how everyone is stressed. She admits she wishes was around more and is grateful for every day she spends with Sam and Dean. Meanwhile, as Sam is listening over and over to the message, he recognizes it from the Bible -- Peter 5:8.
As Mary and Dean enter Donatello's house, they hear Donatello calling for help. They rush into his dining room, only to find a cell phone replaying his message. Nick walks out of the kitchen in Donatello's apron and cheerfully greets Mary and Dean. Dean handcuffs him and demands to know where Donatello is while Mary goes into the kitchen and returns with a hypodermic needle she found in the trash. Nick reveals he shot Donatello up with thallium and he has a day before his organs begin to shut down. He gestures to the phone, telling Dean to open the livestream app. They look and see Donatello tied up on the floor of a dirty room. Dean points his gun at Nick and once again demands to know where Donatello is, but Nick is nonplussed by Dean's threats. Mary asks him what he wants and he tells her he wants to talk.
Cas and Sister Jo arrive at Orlando's Emporium and find a man, Methuselah, seated at a desk. They tell him they were friends of Joshua and that they know he saw Joshua try to contact God. Methuselah refuses to help them, leading Castiel to threaten to burn him and his place to the ground. Initially Methuselah dares him to do so, but relents and tells them whatever Joshua used to try and make contact with God is in his store, and they should know it when they see it.
Dean and Mary walk into the Bunker with Nick. Sam quickly grabs him and slams him against the wall, but Dean stops him from going any further. Nick is tied to a chair and left in the Bunker's dungeon while Sam, Dean, and Mary discuss what to do next. Sam suggests hacking the live feed to locate Donatello, but says it would take a while. With limited time remaining, they decided to talk with Nick. As Dean goes to talk with Nick, Sam tells Mary he feels responsible for the deaths Nick caused, as he wanted to give Nick a chance. Mary assures him that Nick made his choices on his own and tells Sam he is a good man, and that is why she is so proud of him.
Cas and Jo continue to look for the object, turning the conversation to her demotion. Jo reveals she believed in Heaven's mission, but when she visited Earth she saw how it was no paradise and filled with so much despair. She asked Joshua why God does not help people, only for Joshua to tell her God does not meddle. Castiel tells her that God does meddle, as He resurrected him. But Jo quickly points out Castiel is one angel God chose to help while millions suffer.
In the Bunker's dungeon, Dean is punching Nick and asking where Donatello is. Nick finally relents and asks to talk with Jack. Dean reports the request to Sam, Mary, and Jack. Mary says no, but Jack agrees, saying he isn't afraid of Nick, and that he wants to help his friend Donatello. Jack enters the room and asks where his friend is. Nick tells Jack that Lucifer did love him, but Jack broke his heart when he betrayed him. Jacks tells him his father was a monster and repeats his question. Nick says he knows Jack has no soul. Jack denies this and becomes upset, letting himself get closer to Nick. Nick then headbutts Jack, making Jack bleed from his nose, getting blood on Nick's shirt. As Jack heals himself, Nick begins to apologize as Jack's eyes begin to glow.
Cas and Sister Jo continue to search fruitlessly for the object. At last Jo loses her patience and tells Castiel they should give up. She says that she knows he is doing this so he doesn't have to tell Sam and Dean the truth -- that Jack's soul is gone. Wishing to leave, Jo grabs her handbag, which draws Castiel's attention to an amulet similar to Dean's amulet that glows in the presence of God. Methuselah tells them that Joshua forged it after his fall. Cas holds it in his hand and calls on God for help, but receives no answer. Methuselah tells him it didn't work for Joshua either.
The Impala arrives at the building where Donatello is being held. Nick is riding in the back, handcuffed. Meanwhile, Cas and Jo leave the store. He gives the earrings to her and offers her a ride, but she decides to take a cab. At the Bunker, Mary is going through a box of Nick's things, when Jack sees the syringe and holds it in his hand, telling Mary it held angel grace.
As Dean enters the facility, Nick begins to antagonize Sam. Sam gets a call from Mary, prompting him to leave the car, allowing Nick to remove a lock pick from the flesh of his arm and begin to pick the handcuff lock. Dean quickly finds Donatello and unties him. After getting off the phone with Mary, Sam pulls Nick out of the car and points his gun at him, asking him why he injected Donatello with grace. Nick tells him that prophets are like CB radios -- you can boost the signal and change the frequency. Sam realizes he is trying to make contact with someone and is shocked to learn that Lucifer is awake in the Empty and, after using Donatello as a means of communication, Nick knows how to bring him back.
As Nick frees himself from the cuffs, he and Sam fight. When Sam stops himself from strangling Nick, Nick strikes him in the head with a rock. Sam scrambles into the Impala and begins honking the horn to warn Dean. Dean hears it, but is soon attacked by two demons, whom he dispatches. Donatello and Dean leave the building to find Sam lying by the Impala, bloody and badly hurt. Dean calls Mary and tells her that Nick played them and how bad Sam is hurt.
Nick stumbles to a nearby road, where he flags down a passing man in a pickup truck. Nick grabs him out of the truck, throws him to the ground, and speeds away. He arrives at a cabin in the woods. He breaks in and looks for objects to use, finding a knife, a cast iron pot, and salt. He kneels down in a circle of salt, puts his shirt, still speckled with Jack's blood, in the pot, and cuts his hand over the shirt before he lights it on fire and recites a Latin incantation. At the Bunker, Jack suddenly doubles over in pain, telling Mary his blood feels like it's on fire. Jack tells Mary he tracked Nick down, but needs to use his powers to stop him. She agrees and gives Jack permission.
At the cabin, a black viscous portal opens up as Lucifer, encased in the Empty, walks out. As he reaches with his hand to Nick and almost touches him, Jack appears with Mary, using his powers to push Lucifer back through the portal and close it. Nick screams at Jack in frustration, but soon begins to beg as Jack breaks and twists Nick's hand before burning him alive, only stopping after Mary pleads with him. Jack tells Mary Nick was a monster and he had to kill him. A shocked Mary simply tells him to go help Sam.
At the Impala, Dean is kneeling in front of Sam, who is gasping for breath and losing consciousness. Jack appears at the scene with Sam and heals him. Recovered, Sam asks about Nick and Mary. Jack tells them he dealt with Nick and Mary is fine, and everything will be fine.
Exiting the cabin, Mary is met by Jack. He tells her that he healed Sam and wants to explain why he did what he did. Nick was a bad person, he says, and he had to be stopped, but Mary tells him to take her home. He asks her to tell him it was okay, what he did. She replies that the Jack she knew wouldn't have done that. He says Sam and Dean were grateful. She replies that they didn't know what he had done. He wants to know if she will tell them. She responds that he needs help and they can help and that they are family. A visibly distressed Jack tells Mary to leave him alone. As she follows him into the woods, Jack continues to scream to be left alone. The screen goes black and Jack begins worriedly saying Mary's name.
- Angel Blade
- Angel Lore
- Angel Wings
- The Bible
- Castiel's Cars
- Cursed Object
- Dean's Amulet
- Devil's Trap
- The Empty
- Joshua's Amulet
- Men of Letters Bunker
- Son of a Bitch
- Table of Death
- "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" by B.J. Thomas
- (sung by Donatello as he is cooking and plays when he is attacked)
- "Maybe Tomorrow" by Jackie Stewart
- (playing in the diner where Castiel meets Sister Jo)