5.04 The End
|Episode #||Season 5, Episode 4|
|First aired||October 1, 2009|
|Directed by||Steve Boyum|
|Written by||Ben Edlund|
|On IMDB||The End|
|Outline||Zachariah takes Dean five years into the future to show him the consequences of not helping the angels.|
|Timeline||parts of the episode play in a possible future set in August 2014.|
|Location(s)||Kansas City, Missouri|
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It begins with a man trying to stop people and preach to them, Dean Winchester thought about being Michael's vessel when the man mentioned "God's plan". Dean went inside a hotel going to his room, where he spoke to Castiel about how the demons keeping the Colt made no sense. Castiel spoke about how finding the Colt was the only way they could kill Lucifer. Castiel got Dean's location and planned to go to Dean. The latter spoke about needing to rest and Castiel planned to go to him the next morning. Later that night Dean's phone buzzed and he picked it expecting Castiel instead it was Sam Winchester. Sam wanted to get back together with Dean so they could resume hunting demons, but Dean stated how they were weaker together and better separate.
Sam told Dean how he was Lucifer's vessel, and Dean told Sam how hunting Lucifer down for revenge was bad. Sam wanted redemption, and Dean stated how they helped start the Apocalypse. Dean stated they needed to avoid Michael and Lucifer separately, despite Sam's pleas. Dean told Sam goodbye and went back to sleep. Dean woke up in the hotel, which was trashed and messed up. He left his hotel to explore the destroyed Kansas City, MO. He located a little girl crying in the street and she attacked him with a knife. Dean knocked her unconscious and saw Croatoan spray painted on a wall. A large amount of Croatoan infected people began to chase Dean through the streets of Kansas City. They cornered him but members of the US Army came and began killing the Croatoan infected people.
Dean escaped into a nearby alley hiding, while watching the battle. Later at night he emerged from his hiding place seeing a warning sign that showed the year was 2014. He hot wired a damaged car and left Kansas city. Zachariah teleported into the car with newspaper speaking about how the Croatoan pandemic reached Australia. Dean knew Zach had to be involved with the time traveling mess, and how President Palin supported the bombing of Houston. He spoke about how there were no more sports and he stated he used Christian Fringe group to locate Dean. The latter remembered the Christian from earlier, and Dean asked to return to the past. Zachariah wanted Dean to see the future and remain in the future for three days. Zach spoke about how this was the future of saying no to being Michael's vessel.
Zach vanished and Dean went to Bobby's place. He came in seeing the place torn apart and finding a wheel chair with bullet holes. He found Bobby's journal and saw a picture of Camp Chitaqua and decided to head there, seeing future versions of allies in a picture at that place. He went there and saw the future Impala, his favorite vehicle damaged. He was knocked unconscious and later woke up cuffed to a wall. Future Dean began interrogating him after having searched him and used all the methods to check to see if he was a supernatural creature. Dean explained he was from the past and spoke about how Zach pulled him from the past. Future Dean didn't believe him and Dean spoke about how Rhonda made him try on her pink and satiny panties. Future!Dean spoke about how the demons planned to finish off the human race with the Croatoan virus and Dean asked about Sam.
Future!Dean spoke about how Sam got into a showdown in Detroit and died. Dean was saddened and Future!Dean spoke about how he hadn't spoke to Sam in five years. Future!Dean had a mission to do and told Dean to stay cuffed up to a wall. For the next few hours Dean picked the wooden floor getting a screw out and managed to free himself from his cuffs. He escaped and found Future!Chuck. Future Chuck spoke about how they were running out of hygiene supplies and Dean suggested sharing. Future!Chuck began asking about the mission he was suppose to be on, and Dean spoke about how he was leaving to go to his mission. Risa came trying to harm Dean who hid behind Future!Chuck. Dean asked Future!Chuck about Castiel and left to find Future Castiel with several women, organising an orgy.
Dean began to label Future!Castiel, who instantly knew that Dean was from another year. Future!Castiel knew it was Zach and Dean wanted to get back to his present team. Future!Castiel revealed he wished he could take Dean back to present time, and announced he was stoned. Future!Dean returned with some men all drinking beer and one man turned out to be a Croatoan infected. Future!Dean killed him quickly, and Dean had revealed his presence. Future!Dean led Dean back to his cabin, and they argued about the methods of dealing with the Croatoan infected. Future!Dean had decided to kill them and spoke about how in 2014 killing Croatoan infected was a common thing. Dean apologized and the two shared some beer. Dean asked about the mission and Future!Dean revealed The Colt which had been wrapped up in a jacket. Future!Dean stated how the demons had been moving The Colt around and how after five years he located it.
He planned to kill Lucifer later that day, and later gathered Risa, and Castiel, to meet up with him and his past self. Risa asked about finding Lucifer and Dean spoke about why she was upset. Future!Dean spoke about how an important demon they captured last week, had revealed Lucifer's location. Castiel spoke about how useful Future!Dean's torture methods were, and Dean commented. Castiel spoke about how it was a spot filled with Croatoan infected and demons. He spoke about how dangerous the plan was and with Risa decided to gather the other soldiers. Dean began asking his future self questions, and the latter wanted Dean to see Sam. Future!Dean spoke about how Sam agreed to be Lucifer's vessel, and Future!Dean knew he had to kill his brother. Dean was sad his future self was going to kill Sam, and Future!Dean warned him that when Zach took him back to the past, to agree to be Michael's vessel.
Dean spoke about how if Michael possessed him and fought Lucifer half the planet would be destroyed. Future!Dean spoke about how half a planet was better then no planet. Future!Dean spoke about how he yelled yes multiple times and how he had lost the battle against Lucifer. Future!Dean knew Dean would never agree to be Michael's vessel and Future!Chuck told Dean to hoard toilet paper. Future!Chuck remained at the base, while the group left to kill Lucifer. Later Dean spoke to Future!Castiel about the drugs and other things wrong with him. Future!Castiel spoke about how he was no longer an angel, and knew it had something to do with the other angels leaving. Future!Castiel spoke about how he missed about being an angel,and how he was depressed. The next morning the group of soldiers lead by Future!Dean arrived in a city torn down by the infection.
The group searched the city for Lucifer and finally located the building they needed to break into. Future!Dean, Risa, and Future!Castiel gather their weapons. Dean knew Future!Dean was lying about something and they went to talk alone. Future!Dean revealed how the area should have been infested with Croatoan infected and how they had made a path. Dean was upset after learning his future self planned to enter through the back, while letting all his friends die including Future!Castiel. Dean decided he would stop Future!Dean's plan, but the latter knocked his past self unconscious. Dean woke up hearing gun fire and yells. Dean ran towards the building seeing a fight ensuing inside. He sees Future!Lucifer, in Sam's meat suit, in the garden with his foot on Future!Dean's neck which cracks. A storm ensued when Future!Lucifer appeared and Dean suggested Future!Lucifer kill him.
Future!Lucifer stated that killing Dean would be redundant and he told Dean to be friendly. Future!Lucifer spoke about how beautiful the earth was and he spoke to Dean about how he fell from grace. Future!Lucifer told Dean about how he loved God, then humans were created, and he refused to love humans more than God. Dean spoke to Future!Lucifer about his ego and told him to kill him now. Dean stated he would find a way to kill Future!Lucifer and the latter stated he would not say Yes to Michael and would never kill Sam. Future!Lucifer began to lecture him telling him he would end up in this future. Future!Lucifer teleported away and Zachariah found Dean ready to return him to the past.
Zachariah told Dean that he needed to say yes to Michael, to prevent the death of billions but Dean continues to refuse. Zachariah was upset, and Dean stated he had another lesson. Suddenly Castiel used his powers to get Dean to his location and the latter told his angel friend to never change. Castiel asked questions about how Zach located Dean and the latter didn't have enough time. Dean stated to stay away from Jehovah's witnesses and called Sam, meeting up with him the next day. Dean had Ruby's knife and he gave it to Sam. Dean apologized for leaving Sam and stated they needed each either to hunt together. Dean decided they needed to create their own future.
- Sam Winchester
- Dean Winchester
- Rhonda Hurley
- Pestilence (His Presence was made known, but he didn't Appear Physically)
- The Colt
- Ruby's Knife
- Dean's Amulet
- Camp Chitaqua
- Castiel's Cell Phone
- "Do You Love Me" by The Contours
- (plays when Dean watches the shooting)