|Episode #||Season 14, Episode 20|
|First aired||April 25, 2019|
|Directed by||Philip Sgriccia|
|Written by||Andrew Dabb|
|Outline||Chuck reappears to help Sam, Dean, and Castiel with the Jack situation.|
|Monster||Chuck Shurley / God|
|Timeline||Immediately after 14.19 Jack in the Box|
|Location(s)|| Lebanon, Kansas|
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As the Bunker alarms continue to sound, Jack emerges from the Ma'lak Box and uses his powers to throw Sam, Dean, and Castiel into the walls and shelves of the storage room before escaping from the Bunker. Castiel tells them they shouldn't have tricked Jack into the box; Dean tells him he didn't want to, that Jack is just another monster and he would rather have killed him. Castiel storms out in anger, and Sam and Dean try to come up with a plan to find Jack. Dean suggests contacting Rowena to make a "soul bomb" like the one they attempted to use on Amara. Sam agrees but is clearly torn about the decision. Dean explains that while Jack used to be family, he isn't Jack anymore and they have put him down.
Walking down a street, Jack listens to passing conversations and notices everyone is lying. As the voices become too much for Jack, he shouts for them to stop lying. Suddenly, everyone freezes for a few seconds before resuming.
Sam talks to Rowena and while she believes their plan is insane, she agrees to help them. The Winchesters enter the office of Mirror Universe, a facial recognition software company which they hope to use to find Jack. Dean approaches the receptionist and flashes his badge but is unable to lie to her, telling her he's looking for the devil's son and his badge is fake. A fight then breaks out in the workplace when people start telling the truth, and Sam and Dean realize they've walked into a case and Jack is probably responsible.
Meanwhile, Castiel talks to a demon, and requests access to the Cage in Hell to study it. The demon denies his request. Suddenly Chuck appears behind him saying He has arrived because He heard Castiel's prayer, and because Jack has become a problem.
Jack returns to Kelly Kline's parents' house wanting to talk to them, but Mrs. Kline denies his request saying he lied to them, that no one knows who he is, and that they think Kelly is dead. When she accuses Jack of doing something to her daughter, and demands to know what he did to her, Jack yells for her to stop and runs away.
At the Mirror Universe office, Sam is using the software to look for Jack when Castiel and Chuck arrive. Chuck snaps them back to the Bunker and agrees to answer their questions. Sam asks Him where He's been; Chuck says He's been "everywhere and nowhere." He also explains that Amara is currently in Reno, Nevada, and that she has become a fan of keno. Chuck explains that are times where He has to step in -- such as the Apocalypses. Chuck reverses Jack’s effect of removing people’s ability to lie as if it never happened. Chuck then produces a special gun He says can kill Jack -- but will also kill whoever uses it. Castiel says he called Chuck to restore Jack's soul, but Chuck claims He can't, saying that souls are complicated. When Castiel suggests binding him and throwing him in the Cage, Dean stops him, telling him that killing Jack is the only way. Dean tells him to get on board or walk away, prompting him to leave.
When Sam goes to Dean room to talk, Dean insists that he's going to be the one who kills Jack, but Sam tries to remind Dean that they always have a choice. He admits that he's still angry at Jack for what happened to Mary, but they haven't even tried to save him, even after Jack burned off his soul to save them from Michael. Sam blames himself for Jack's soullessness because he was the one who insisted on bringing him back to life using Lily Sunder's Enochian magic. He refuses to let Dean go through with using the gun because he can't lose Dean or Jack, saying he's lost enough.
Sam soon encounters Chuck in the Library playing with the archangel blade. Chuck asks him where it came from and Sam tells Him it came from another world. Sam confronts Him with what Michael told them -- that Chuck creates these other worlds and then abandons them. Chuck denies the accusation -- explaining that this world and the Winchesters are His favorites because they're so interesting. Chuck hints that they need to focus on Jack, making Sam realize that He's scared of Jack. Sam asks if Chuck knows where Jack is, and when Chuck says He does, Sam asks what He's waiting for. Chuck says nothing, as Dean is already gone.
Castiel finds Jack at a cemetery, and they sit down and talk. Jack explains that he thought stopping everyone from lying would make the world a better place he but acknowledges that it didn't work. He then explains that he went to see his grandmother and they argued, but that he ran, leaving her unharmed. Jack tells Castiel he understands that he is there for him because he loves him, and he wants to love him back, but he can't because of his soullessness. Castiel explains that they just need time to help Jack get accustomed to it while he searches for a solution.
Dean soon arrives at the cemetery with Chuck’s gun. While Castiel tries to defend Jack, Jack pushes him out of the way and kneels before Dean. As Dean levels the gun at Jack's head, Sam arrives and runs to Dean, shouting for him to stop. Jack tells Dean he understands, that he knows what he's done and that he's a monster. Chuck appears next to Sam, who asks Chuck to do something. However, Sam then notices Chuck is smiling and accuses Him of enjoying what's happening. Dean cocks the hammer on the gun. He and Jack stare at each other for a few seconds, but Dean's expression slowly changes from anger to shame. He lowers the gun, pushes the hammer back, and tosses it aside. Chuck angrily tells him to pick it up, that this is not how the story is supposed to end. Dean questions what Chuck means, while Sam accuses Chuck of playing them their entire lives. Chuck tells Dean if he picks up the gun and shoots Jack, he'll bring Mary back, but Dean refuses, saying that Mary would not want him to bring her back at the cost of his life or Jack's life. Sam and Dean continue to argue with Chuck, and when Dean tells Him to go to Hell, Chuck tells Dean, "have it your way", snaps his fingers, and smites Jack. As Chuck begins to walk away, Sam picks up the gun and shoots Him in the shoulder. The hit does not appear to harm Chuck, but causes a bullet wound in Sam's shoulder. Chuck, angry, tells them the story is over and welcomes them to the end.
The sky goes dark. Dean checks on Sam and Castiel, and all look at Jack who is laying on the ground, his eyes burned out. Jack awakens in the Empty before the Cosmic Entity. Billie appears behind him and tells him they need to talk.
Sam, Dean, and Castiel hear rumbling around them, as souls from Hell erupt from a crack in the ground. In other places, a man pulls his car over upon seeing the Woman in White, a mother opens the door to find John Wayne Gacy, and Bloody Mary appears in a young girl's mirror. The Hell ghosts take possession of the buried corpses and begin erupting from the graves around the trio. Sam and Dean grab iron rods from the cemetery fence, while Castiel stands armed with his angel blade, and the three stand back-to-back as the wave of zombies descends on them.
- Angel Blade
- Angel Lore
- Angel Wings
- Archangel Blade
- Bloody Mary
- Castiel's Cars
- The Cosmic Balance
- Costumes & Disguises
- Deals and Pacts
- Death's Scythe
- The Empty
- The Equalizer
- Hell Ghosts
- Ma'lak Box
- Men of Letters Bunker
- Mirror Folklore
- Soul Bomb
- Table of Death
- Woman in White
- "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas
- (plays during "The Road So Far" recap of events; also played in 1.21 Salvation, 2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part Two, 3.16 No Rest for the Wicked, 4.22 Lucifer Rising, 5.22 Swan Song, 6.22 The Man Who Knew Too Much, 7.23 Survival of the Fittest, 8.23 Sacrifice, 9.23 Do You Believe in Miracles?, 10.23 Brother's Keeper, 11.23 Alpha and Omega, 12.23 All Along the Watchtower and 13.23 Let the Good Times Roll)
- "God Was Never on Your Side" by Motörhead
- (plays over the closing montage of spirits from Hell being released)