14.17 Game Night

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Title 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.
Monster Nick
Location(s) Lewis, Oklahoma
Lebanon, Kansas
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  • "Raindrops Keep Falling 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)


Mary: How about you? Feeling better?

Jack: Everybody keeps asking me that.
Mary: We're family. It's our job.

Jack: Well, it's annoying.
Sister Jo: The Winchesters -- they don't know you're here do they?

Castiel: Why do you say that?

Sister Jo: Oh, I don't know, just the general reek of ill-conceived lone-wolf desperation.
Mary: But I should've been here more. But I know how I am. I can be closed off and hard.

Dean: Yeah, well, that's where I get it from.

Mary: Listen. I just need you to know I'm grateful for every day I get to spend with you and Sam.
Mary: No one's making excuses, but -- you gave him a chance because you felt for him because you're a good man. You are. It's one of the reasons I'm so proud of you.
Sister Jo: We're all lonely, because we're all alone. From ant to lion to human to angel. Every last one of us.

Castiel: You know, He does meddle. God reached down, and He brought me back to life.

Sister Jo: So He saves one angel and watches millions of people die screaming, every day. What does that say about Him?
Nick: I get you, Dean. You and me, we're almost like brothers, you know. Michael, you, Lucifer me -- we both know what it's like to be hog-tied to a nuclear warhead, man.
Dean: Look, you try anything funny, Sammy's gonna shoot you. Anything happens to me --

Nick: Wait. Let me guess. Sammy's gonna shoot me.

Sam: Yeah, to start.
Sam: You -- you always, always put -- You always put me first. Your whole life.
Jack: Mary. Nick he was a bad person, a killer. I had to stop him.

Mary: Not like that.

Jack: He deserved it.
Mary: If Sam and Dean saw what you did, they would be as worried as I am.

Jack: Are you gonna tell them?
Mary: You need help, we'll help you. We're your family.
Jack: You can't.

Mary: We care about you, Jack.

Trivia & References

Dean is seen setting up a game of Mouse Trap a kids games that was invented in the 1960s. In the game, players must construct a complicated Rube-Goldberg-like machine in order to capture their opponents tokens (which are mice). The game parallels the complex scheme Nick puts in place in order to be able to summon Lucifer.
Castiel: Jack killed Michael.

Sister Jo: Good night, sweet prince.

"Good night, sweet prince" is one of the lines spoken by Horatio in Act V of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
"Now cracks a noble heart. Goodnight, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!"
Castiel: No. You'll tell me, or I'll burn this place to the ground and you with it.

Methuselah: Kiddo, how old am I? Go for it. Put me out of my misery.

It is implied that Methuselah may be the Biblical Methuselah, the grandfather of Noah and according to the Bible the longest lived person in history, having died at the age of 969 in the year of the great flood.
Sister Jo: Even if we found Joshua's Batphone, God's not gonna care.
Bathphone has become a term for a priority phone number. It originated in the 1960s Batman TV series. In that series, Batman had a his propensity for adding "Bat" to every object he owned.
Nick: He loved you. You know that? He did. I felt it. He loved you so much and you broke his heart. Of course, I'm talking about the old you. You with a soul. Yeah. Kermit the Prophet told me all about your sitch. What's that like, not having a soul? Must be relaxing.
"Kermit the Prophet" refers to Donatello., and in this context the reference to someone as a muppet implies they are not very bright.
Sam: Y-You're trying to communicate with someone? Who?

Nick: Search your feelings, Sam.

A reference Star Wars where the Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi gives this advice to Luke when he asks who his sister is.


Nick communicating with Lucifer through Donatello mirrors Azazel contacting Lucifer in the Cage through a dead nun in 4.22 Lucifer Rising.
Nick: Come on, Sam. Nobody stays dead anymore. You know that.
A meta reference to the fact that many long-thought-dead characters have made reappearances on Supernatural in recent seasons. Also, it references the fact that characters in general tend not to stay dead.

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