15.20 Carry On

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Title Carry On
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.
Monster Jenny
Location(s) Lebanon, Kansas
Akron, Ohio
Canton, Ohio
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  • "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)
(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)


Dean: No, come on. I know that face. That's, uh... That Sad Sam face.

Sam: I'm not Sad Sam. I'm just... I'm thinking about Cas, you know? Jack. If they could be here.

Dean: Yeah, no. I think about 'em, too. You know what? That pain's not gonna go away. Right? But if we don't keep living, then all that sacrifice is gonna be for nothing.
Dean: You know what this is? Mimes! Evil mimes.

Sam: Or Vampires.

Dean: Vamp-mimes! Son of a Bitch!
Dean: Okay. P-Please. I'm fading pretty quick, so...there's a few things that I need you to hear. Come here. Let me look at you. Yeah, there he is. I'm so proud of you, Sam. You know that? I've always looked up to you. Man, when we were kids, you were so damn smart. You never... You never took any of dad's crap. I never knew how you did that. And you're stronger than me. You always have been. Hey, did I ever tell you... Did I ever tell you that night that, that I came for you when you were at school? You know, when dad hadn't come back from his hunting trip?

Sam: Yeah, the Woman in White.

Dean: The Woman in White. That's right. I must have stood outside your dorm for hours...because I didn't... I didn't know what... What you would say. I thought you'd tell me to... to get lost or get dead. And I don't know what I would've done... if I didn't have you. 'Cause I was so scared. I was scared, 'cause when it all came down to it, it was always you and me. It's always been you...and me.
Dean: Well, at least I made it to Heaven.

Bobby: Yep.
Dean: What memory is this?
Bobby: It ain't ya idjit.
Dean: Yeah it is, 'cause the last I heard you... you were in Heaven's lockup.
Bobby: Was. Now I'm not. That kid of yours before he went... wherever, made some changes here. Busted my ass out. And then he -- Well, he set some things right. Tore down all the walls up here. Heaven ain't just reliving your golden oldies anymore. It's what it always should've been. Everyone happy. Everyone together. Rufus lives about five miles that way -- with Aretha. Thought she'd have better taste. And your mom and dad... they got a place over yonder. It ain't just Heaven, Dean. It's the Heaven you deserve. And we've been waiting for you.
Dean: So, Jack did all that?

Bobby: Well... Cas helped. It's a big new world out there. You'll see.
Dean: It's almost perfect.

Bobby: He'll be along. Time up here, it's... it's different. You got everything you could ever want... or need or... dream. So, I guess the question is... what are you gonna do now, Dean?
Dean: I think I'll go for a drive.

Bobby: Have fun.
Dean: Hey, Baby. Ah! I love this song. Whoo!
Dean II: Dad. It's okay. You can go now.
Dean: Heya, Sammy.
Sam: Dean.

Trivia & References

The title "Carry On" is a reference to the refrain from the show's unofficial theme, "Carry On Wayward Son". Andrew Dabb revealed that the idea to use "Carry On" as the finale title came from post-production coordinator Casey Hammons.
Supernatural's final episode was number 327. Coincidentally, the standard engine in a 1967 Chevy Impala is a 327 cubic-inch V8.
Sam and Dean use the aliases "Agents Singer and Kripke" for Robert Singer and Eric Kripke.
When Sam answers one of Dean's many cell phones, the man on the other end asks for an "Agent Bon Jovi."
The fact that the final case Sam and Dean investigate together are in Ohio, is a nod to creator Eric Kripke who is from Toledo, Ohio.
Sam: This the place?

Dean: Dark, creepy, something out of Wes Craven's erotic fantasy? Yeah. It's 100% the place.

Wes Craven was a horror filmmaker best known for the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises.
Dean: So quit being a friggin' Eeyore, huh?
Eeyore is a depressed and gloomy stuffed donkey character from the Winnie The Pooh stories by A.A. Milne.


On 27th August, filming began on the last ever episode of Supernatural, and we all got emotional. Jared posted the photo above with the message:
"As I head out to the first day on my LAST season finale, I can’t help but be incredibly grateful for all that #Supernatural and the #SPNFamily mean to me. It’s been an incredible journey, to say the least. I, for one, am hoping that #SupernaturalNeverDies."

Jensen responded:

"Here we go, brother. This one’s for all the marbles."
Jensen posted a video saying:
"So last night we completed 326 of Supernatural. And at the very end of every one of those scripts are three words: To Be Continued. Today we start episode 327, and at the very bottom, of the very last page of this script are only two words: (He holds up the script showing the words The End) Happy Friday everybody."

On the post Jared commented:

"Let's bring it home brother"

Misha posted:

"Don't make me cry. Again."
On the last day of filming, most of the Supernatural cast and crew, past and present, had fond farewells to say on Twitter, many of which were documented by Entertainment Weekly, including tweets by Misha Collins, Eric Kripke, Ruth Connell, and Jim Beaver.
In a Variety article, director Robert Singer talks about COVID-19 restrictions, quarantine, and which cast members were on set for the series finale. Some fans were upset by the news that Misha wasn't included. Jensen also confirmed that there had been changes to the script due to COVID.
Erick Kripke revealed in an interview with EW, that after learning of the show's planned ending, he had attempted to think of a different ones to pitch back to Andrew Dabb and Bob Singer, but ultimately came to the conclusion that thier planned ending was the right one. Saying of his proposed alternate ending:
"There's only one scene that I haven't done that I would've done for the end of the show and I'm certainly not going to give it away, maybe one day I will. But I can assure the fans that my ending was so much darker than the ending they're going with, so anyone who's like, 'Kripke should've ended it,' I'm like, 'You would've hated my ending!' Because it was a horror movie and it was going to have a horror movie ending, so I can promise you the ending [they went with] you'll love much more than if you had let me end the show."
Christine Chatelain, played Jenny, previously played Dr. Ellen Piccolo in 5.08 Changing Channels.
Unlike the prior 13 seasons, the final episode of the season did not open with "Carry On Wayward Son" playing over the "Road So Far" montage. Instead the song played towards the end of the episode, over a montage of Dean driving around Heaven waiting for Sam and Sam living his life to old age. Unlike previous times, the music is diegetic and playing from the Impala's radio as shown with Dean commenting on how much he loves the song.
Dean is revealed to have adopted Miracle, the dog that he found in 15.19 Inherit the Earth.
The truck at the Pie Fest is called "Dabb's Pies" after showrunenr Andrew Dabb.
Like 1.18 Something Wicked, 11.16 Safe House, and 15.16 Drag Me Away (From You), the Winchesters investigate and solve an unclosed case from the past. In this case, it was one of their father's from 1986.
Sam and Dean once again use John's Journal as a primary source on a case as they often did in the earlier seasons, particularly the first season.
Dean: Come on, one time.

Sam: No.

Dean wants to use a shuriken (star knife) as a weapon. This has been seen in their weapons cache throughout the series, but never used.
Dean: Jenny. Son of a bitch.

Jenny: Hey, Dean.
Dean: Well, look at you. You know, we tried to kill each other back in the day. Yeah. This is so weird.

A reference to the events of 1.20 Dead Man's Blood where Jenny and Kate were the only vampires to escape the Winchesters on their very first vampire hunt.
Dean's death also mirrors Sam's first death from 2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part Two. Both are stabbed in the back, with the other brother seeing blood on their hands from the wound.
Sam: I can't do this alone.

Dean: Yes you can.
Sam: Yeah, well, I don't want to.

Sam and Dean's exchange as Dean is dying is verbatim from 1.01 Pilot, when Dean asked for Sam's help in finding their father.
Dean tells Sam, "You always keep fighting." This is a reference to Jared's Always Keep Fighting campaigns.
After Dean's death, Sam starts wearing Dean's Watch.
Bobby Singer is revealed to have been locked up in Heaven's prison for his actions in 10.17 Inside Man but was sprung by Jack. Until now, this had only been confirmed by Bob Singer during a con panel years ago.
Dean and Bobby meet in Heaven outside of Harvelle's Roadhouse where they share a beer. Before the Winchesters burned his flask in 7.23 Survival of the Fittest, Bobby expressed hope to see them again in Heaven after they die. In addition, in 7.19 Of Grave Importance, after learning that Bobby stuck around as a ghost, Dean commented that Bobby could be in Heaven drinking beer at Harvelle's instead. The carved monkey next to Bobby used to sit on the corner of the bar in the original Roadhouse.
Heaven was reshaped by Jack to be a more peaceful version of Earth where the souls are no longer separated from each other. In addition, Bobby reveals that Jack brought Castiel back from the Empty and he helped Jack with reshaping Heaven for the better.
The monkey figurine makes its final appearance outside Harvelle's. The figurine had been introduced in Season 2, and after the Roadhouse was burned down, the figurine made sporadic appearances throughout the series in the backgrounds of scenes as an Easter egg. Bob Singer has said that the monkey figurine would be the one item he would take with him when the show was finished.
The face of Sam's wife is not seen as she is only shown at a distance.
Many of the pictures seen in Sam's house are ones seen often over the course of the show. The biggest is an image of the entire Winchester family together from 14.13 Lebanon.
When Dean drives the Impala through Heaven, the car has the original KAZ 2Y5 license plates while on Earth Sam's Impala has the current CNK 80Q3 license plates.
The clothes Sam and Dean are wearing when they meet up in Heaven are similar to the outfits they wore in 1.01 Pilot. Significant scenes in the pilot also occured on a bridge.
At the end of the episode, Jared and Jensen appear on the same bridge as the final scene and still in costume:
Jensen: Thank you, the fans. Through blood, sweat, laughter, and tears, you've kept us on for 15 years.
Jared: There's no way we would have ever been here without you and your support and your love, so thank you. We will remain forever grateful for the opportunity and the honor to play these characters for so long, and we felt you guys here with us all the time. So thank you.

The shot pulls back to reveal all the crew also on the bridge alongside Jared and Jensen. As they wave goodbye, Bob Singer can be heard calling "And cut."

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