15.15 Gimme Shelter

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Title Gimme Shelter
Episode # Season 15, Episode 15
First aired October 15, 2020
Directed by Matt Cohen
Written by Davy Perez
On IMDB Gimme Shelter
Monster Sylvia
Location(s) Missouri
Lebanon, Kansas
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Amara: Hello, Dean. Miss me? You headed somewhere fun?

Dean: Well, we were headed to you, actually.
Sam: How'd you find us?
Amara: I smelled you from two states over. You have a very distinctive musk.

Dean: Thank you.
Castiel: My name is, um -- well, my name is not important. I do know what blind faith is. I used to just follow orders without question, and I did some pretty terrible things. I would never look beyond the plan. And then, of course, when it all came crashing down, I found myself lost. I didn't know what my purpose was anymore. And then one day, something changed, something amazing. I... I guess I found a family and I became a father. And in that, I rediscovered my faith. I rediscovered who I am.
Amara: Apologies, Dean, but you don't get anything. You see me sitting across from you. You see a woman. You see Chuck as a squirrley weirdo. But you can't imagine what we really are. We came into existence together. We are the same.

Sam: The former Death, he told us you were the firstborn.
Amara: Or he told you what you needed to hear. Chuck and I, we're twins. Creation and destruction, light and dark, balance. And when we split apart, all this was created.
Sam: The Big Bang? (Amara shrugs)
Dean: When you split? So, when... when he threw you in a cage. When he betrayed you, when he trapped you for an eternity.

Amara: You can't play on that, not with me. Maybe I'm a fool, but I believe caging me hurt him deeply. And I know for me to do that to him would be an agony. I'm sorry. I can't help you.
Dean: Why?

Amara: I told you Dean, he's my--
Dean: No, no. No. Why did you bring her back? You said that you wanted to show me something, that you wanted to, uh, to teach me something. I don't know if you were following along, but your little experiment, it came to a not-so happy ending. My mom is dead. So what exactly did you want to show me? What was the point?

Amara: I wanted two things for you, Dean. I wanted you to see that your mother was just a person, that the myth you'd held onto for so long of a better life, a life where she'd lived was just that, a myth. I wanted you to see that the real complicated Mary was better than your childhood dream because she was real. That now is always better than then. That you could finally start to accept your life.
Dean: And the second thing?

Amara: I thought having her back would release you, put that fire out. Your anger. But I guess we both know I failed at that.
Dean: You're damn right. Look at you. Just another cosmic dick rigging the game. You're just like your brother.
Amara: It was a gift, Dean, not a trial.
Dean: I'm not angry, Amara. I'm furious to know that all my life, I've been nothing but a hamster in a wheel stuck in a story. And you know whose fault that is? Chuck's. And it ain't just me. We're all trapped. Sam and Cass and Jack and even you. And you want to talk about the people that he's killing right now--
Amara: Stop.
Dean: Why? He's not stopping. And you're doing nothing to stop it. Think he gives a rat's ass about you? Well, now who's living in a dreamworld?
Amara: Can I... trust you?
Dean: I would never hurt you.

Amara: Then... I-I'll think about it.

Trivia & References

"Gimme Shelter" is the opening track to the Rolling Stones album, Let It Bleed. As well as the title to the [Gimme Shelter (1970 film) documentary film] that chronicled the infamous Altmont Free Concert.


Steve Bacic, who played Pastor Joe, previously played Dr Sexy M.D. in 5.08 Changing Channels.
Nicole Muñoz who played Sylvia also played Nora - the little girl whos parents get killed in 2.02 Everybody Loves a Clown.
The picture of himself that Castiel uses to summon a crossroads demon is an image of Castiel from 13.06 Tombstone.
We learn from the crossroads demon Zack, that Rowena has instituted a "no deals rule', believing people will end up where they should.
Amara reveals the the Big Bang was created when she and Chuck split apart and that they are in fact twins. The original Death seemed to be unaware of this fact, considering Amara claimed upon the release of her imprisonment that she did not know Death and he did not know her.
It's revealed that Billie's spell is turning Jack into some kind of bomb that will cause Chuck and Amara to cease to exist. However, Jack won't survive it.

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