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Despite [[Belphegor]]'s statement in [[15.02 Raising Hell]] that a soul cannot go to Heaven once it has been condemned to Hell, Dean still reaches Heaven when he dies despite his deal having previously condemned him to Hell, suggesting that Jack either made an exception to the rule or that [[God]] granting Sam and Dean salvation in Heaven in [[
Despite [[Belphegor]]'s statement in [[15.02 Raising Hell]] that a soul cannot go to Heaven once it has been condemned to Hell, Dean still reaches Heaven when he dies despite his deal having previously condemned him to Hell, suggesting that Jack either made an exception to the rule or that [[God]] granting Sam and Dean salvation in Heaven in [[.16 Dark Side of the Moon]] negated this problem for Dean.
Revision as of 01:09, 22 November 2020
|Episode #||Season 15, Episode20|
|First aired||November 19, 2020|
|Directed by||Robert Singer|
|Written by||Andrew Dabb|
|On IMDB||Carry On|
|Outline||Sam and Dean take their final ride.|
|Location(s)|| Lebanon, Kansas|
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In the Bunker, Sam and Dean go through their daily morning routine. Dean wakes up and is immediately greeted by Miracle. Sam goes for a run, pausing on the way to look at the world. Sam makes breakfast, warning Dean the toast is hot. Then Sam walks into his room shirtless, fresh from the shower. We see him neatly make his bed, while Dean messily makes his. Dean cleans weapons while Sam does laundry in an old washer. In the library, Dean is on his laptop along with Miracle, when Sam joins them. Looking for hunts, Sam tells Dean he's found nothing, but Dean has.
They roll up to a small town. Sam asking if Dean is ready; Dean assures that he is, as they step out of the Impala and enter a Pie Fest. While Dean goes to buy pie, Sam looks forlornly at a passing family. When Dean returns, Dean asks about Sam’s sadness. Sam tells him he misses Castiel and Jack. Dean says he misses them too, but that they will honor their sacrifices by living. As Dean begins to dig into his tray of pies, Sam picks one up and shoves it in Dean's face, laughing as he tells Dean he has wanted to do that for a long time.
The family from earlier is attacked by masked intruders and the kids are taken. Sam and Dean show up as FBI agents Singer and Kripke. They learn that the two children were taken, and that the mother survived, but had her tongue ripped out. The local sheriff show's Sam and Dean a drawing of the attacker, which is just a skull. Looking through John's Journal, they find an old case of a string of kidnappings he never solved, and figure out it’s vampires that prey on rural families with kids. And wonder who fits the description nearby.
A van drives up to a house, the masked vampires get out. Only for one to be beheaded by Dean, and the other shot by Sam. Sam and Dean interrogate the captured vampire, who says they kidnap and raise the kids as a food source, after threat of a slow and agonizing decapitation, the vampire tells them where the children are.
Sam and Dean pull up to a creepy barn and get their weapons ready. Inside, they save the boys, only to be confronted by the masked vampires. A fight ensues. At one point, Sam is knocked out. And Dean is captured. Jenny, the woman who was turned into a vampire on Sam and Dean's first vampire hunt appears to a surprised Dean, who uses the time to banter, letting Sam recover. When she goes to bite him, Sam beheads her. The fight continues, while Sam kills the vamps, Dean is impaled on a rebar hook by one, who Sam also decapitates. Sam thinks they’ve won. But Dean tells him something is wrong with him, and soon realizes he’s dying the way he knew he should, saving people, hunting things. Sam doesn’t want to believe, offering to get help. But Dean begs him to stay. Wanting him to come closer as he tells him things he needs to say. He tells him how proud he is of him and everything he admires. He admits to being so scared that Sam wouldn’t have wanted to see him when he came and got him from school. Because he didn’t know what he would do without Sam. It was always them. Just them. Sam begs him not to leave. Dean says he will be with him everyday in Sam’s heart. And he wants Sam to not bring him back. He tells him to always keep fighting. Dean tells Sam he loves him so much. Dean tells Sam he needs him to tell him it’s okay, that he can go. After sometime, Sam is finally able to. They touch foreheads, say goodbye, then Dean breathes his last breathe, collapsing into Sam’s trembling from wracking sobs arms.
Sam and Miracle give Dean a hunter’s funeral. Afterwards, Sam morosely goes about the Bunker. Miracle not leaving his side. He looks at the names on the table. Later, he sits in Dean’s untouched room, crying, and petting a sad Miracle. Then, a phone rings from the desk drawer. It’s Dean’s "other other cell phone." An officer from Austin, looking for an Agent Bon Jovi, has bodies with missing hearts. Donna Hanscum told him that he’s the one to call. After a pause, Sam says he’s on his way. Sam, packs up and walks through the Bunker library and Crow’s Nest one last time. He turns to look around once more before leaving and shutting down all of the Bunker lights a final time.
From Dean’s funeral pyre, we see Dean rise and go to Heaven. Happy that he ended up in Heaven, Dean is surprised to see Bobby Singer waiting for him. Thinking he's in a memory, Bobby tells him he isn't and that Jack released him from lock up and changed Heaven, with Castiel’s help. It’s no longer endlessly remembering your greatest memories. It’s living all together with the people you love, happily, revealing that John and Mary, Rufus are all nearby, telling Dean that it's not just Heaven, but it's the Heaven Dean deserves. They share a beer that tastes likes Dean’s first with his father. When Dean says it’s almost perfect, Bobby assures him “He’ll be along,” knowing who Dean needs to make Heaven perfect, also mentioning that time works different in Heaven. When Bobby asks what Dean wants to do, Dean sees Baby with the original license plates. He decides to go for a drive.
As he turns over the engine, “Carry On Wayward Son” plays from the radio. He declares he loves that song and drives. While he’s driving we see Sam raising a son, appropriately named Dean. An aged Sam uncovers a still mint condition Baby, and sits behind the wheel, looks forlornly at the passenger seat he occupied for so long, grips the wheel where his brother Dean used to grip, and cries. The music changes as we see a dying elderly Sam lay in medical bed at home beneath pictures of his beloved long gone family. Dean, his son, is an adult now with an anti-possession tattoo on his forearm comes in to hold Sam’s hand. As Sam struggles to breath, Dean tells him, “It’s okay. You can go now.” And we see Sam tearfully breathe his last breath, like Dean did all those years ago.
In Heaven, Dean stops at a bridge and gets out of Baby. He walks to the railing to enjoy the view, when suddenly his demeanor changes. He smiles and without turning calls, “Hey, Sammy.” As he turns, we see Sam in the clothes he wore when they hunted the Woman in White, he smiles as replies with, “Dean.” They look at each other, smiling, then hug a joyous hug. Dean leads Sam to enjoy the view, his arm around his shoulder. They’re free to enjoy the perfect Heaven together, forever. Finally at peace.
- Anti-Possession Symbol
- Costumes & Disguises
- Dead Man's Blood
- Dead...or are they?
- Dean's Bedroom
- Dean's Cell Phone
- Dean's Monster Mashups
- Diegetic Music
- Green Cooler
- Harvelle's Roadhouse
- Hunter's Funeral Pyre
- John's Journal
- Kuma Blu
- Men of Letters Bunker
- Photo Album
- Sam and Dean's Initials
- Season 15 Callbacks
- Son of a Bitch
- Specialty Bullets
- Table of Death
- "Ordinary Life" by Van Morrison
- (playing over Sam and Dean starting their day)
- "Brothers in Arms" by Dire Straits
- (playing over Dean's funeral pyre and Sam's mourning)
- "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas
- (plays on the Impala's radio as Dean takes the Impala for a ride in Heaven and Sam lives his life on Earth with his son; 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, 13.23 Let the Good Times Roll, and 14.20 Moriah)
- "Carry On Wayward Son" by Neoni
- (playing as Sam passes away from old age and reunites with Dean in Heaven)