Season 2, Episode 1|
CW Description THE WINCHESTER MEN BATTLE THE DEMON AFTER A LIFE-THREATENING ACCIDENT - Sam, Dean and John were left for dead after the Demon plowed a semi into the Impala. Now, one of the Winchesters hovers between life and death as the surviving family must face an old and powerful adversary.
|July 15, 2006 (night)||Sam hold off Demon in Trucker with Colt|
|July 16, 2006||Airlifted to hospital; unseen surgeries and recovery|
|July 17, 2006||Dean wakes as a spirit; Sam goes to oversee the Impala with Bobby; Dean's heart stops and restarts; Sam feels Dean and tries ouija board; John calls Azazel; Sam looks up reaper in John's journal; Spirit Dean recognizes Tessa as a reaper; John makes a deal; Dean is resurrected|
|July 18, 2006||Dean gets clean bill of health; John says goodbye before he dies|
The possessed truck driver climbs out of his truck and walks over to the Impala, where the Winchesters are injured and unconscious. Sam wakes up before the possessed man pulls the door right off the car. Sam threatens the demon with the Colt, and after a quick bluff the demon flees, leaving the truck driver. Sam tries to call to his dad, but he does not answer. He then calls Dean, but he does not respond either.
Daytime, and the paramedics arrive in a helicopter to bring them to the hospital. First Dean is loaded, unconscious, and then an unconscious John is loaded. Sam wants to know if Dean and his dad are okay, but the paramedic cautions him to stay still. He asks if they are even alive.
Dean wakes up. He gets out of bed and walks into the hallway, calling for Sam and Dad, but there is no answer. The hospital seems to be deserted. He walks down the stairs to where a nurse is sitting at a desk. He informs her he was brought in with his brother and father and is trying to find them. She appears to not notice him. He snaps his fingers and waves in front of her face but again she does nothing. Knowing something is wrong, Dean runs back down the hall to his room and sees his own body laying on the bed comatose, with many attached tubes and machines. He is a disembodied spirit.
Spirit Dean is standing inside his room. Sam comes in, and Spirit Dean tries to talk to him. Sam does not answer him, he just walks over to Dean's body on the bed. Spirit Dean continues to try and talk to him, asking how Dad is, but Sam does not realize he is there. A doctor walks in and tells Sam that John is awake, and he can go see him if he wants. Sam asks about Dean, and the doctor replies that he has suffered many injuries but it is the head trauma he is worried about. He says that they will not know his full condition until he wakes up, and then adds, "if he wakes up". Sam starts to get upset, while Spirit Dean declares he will wake up. The doctor carefully tells Sam that even though Dean is fighting very hard, he has to be realistic about his expectations.
John gives Sam his insurance, the name of which Sam finds amusing, and tells him to give it to the hospital. John asks for more information about Dean, but Sam has already told him everything the doctor said. Sam says that it does not matter if the hospital cannot do anything, he will find someone to help Dean. John agrees that they will look for someone, but he cautions that they may not find anyone. Sam found that faith healer before, but John counters that it was one in a million, but he will check. John asks where The Colt is. Sam is disgusted because Dean is dying and he is worried about the Colt. John replies that they are hunting this demon and they need the gun. Sam says it is in the trunk of the Impala. John tells him that he has to clean out the trunk before some junk man finds their stuff. Sam had already called Bobby, and he is going to tow the Impala back to his place. John sends Sam to retrieve the Colt from the trunk of the Impala, and obtain some items that provide protection from the Demon. Before Sam leaves, he asks if John knows what the Demon meant when he said he had plans for him and the children like him. John claims he does not, and Sam leaves. Dean's spirit is standing in the corner of the room, and he says to himself that John is definitely hiding something.
Sam meets Bobby and they take a look at the Impala at a wrecker's yard. Bobby doubts that the the Impala can be salvaged, but when Sam fiercely counters that it can be repaired, in a way that sounds analogous to Dean's state, Bobby agrees to tow the car to his place. Sam gives him the list of stuff John wanted, and when Sam tells him it is for protection against the demon, Bobby gives him an odd look. Sam demands he tell him what he knows.
Back in Dean's room, John is sitting by his son's bed. Spirit Dean walks around the bed talking with his father, begging his father to help him get better and finally blowing up at him. John does not respond to his pleas. Suddenly, Spirit Dean hears something in the hall.
Spirit Dean goes out and a grey apparition runs by him. John does not see it. Spirit Dean runs down the hall after it and he finally seems to corner it. A nurse spirit struggles to breathe. He tries to call for help but no one hears him. The spirit dies.
Sam walks in and Spirit Dean tries to talk to him, telling him there is something in the hospital and they have to hunt it. Sam confronts his father over his lie, that the ingredients are used for summoning the demon while Spirit Dean watches in dismay. Sam and John fight, Sam declaring John cares more about the demon than helping Dean while John is trying to help Dean. Sam does not see how revenge is going to help Dean. Spirit Dean tries to stop them but they do not hear him, until he finally knocks a glass of water off the table. Sam and John stare at it in surprise. Suddenly, Dean's spirit starts to flicker and he falls to his knees, obviously in pain. An alarm sounds; Sam is sent by John to go find out.
Dean's body has gone into cardiac arrest. Sam watches tearfully from the doorway with Spirit Dean behind him as the team of doctor and nurses work to revive Dean. Spirit Dean sees the same apparition over his body; he attacks it, and it seems Sam could hear Dean. The apparition moves away from his body and his heart starts again. Spirit Dean assures Sam he is not going anywhere, and he will kill it. Sam looks where Spirit Dean was talking, but he sees no one.
Spirit Dean encounters another spirit wandering the hospital, Tessa, who appears to be in a similar state to Dean. Spirit Dean explains what is happening with her as an out-of-body experience of people close to death, as they look in at Tessa's body. He assures her their bodies can get better and they had return to them and wake up.
Sam tells John that he sensed Dean, and wonders if his spirit is around; John replies that anything is possible. Sam says there is one way to find out and starts to leave to pick something up. John promises that he will not hunt the demon until they know that Dean is okay.
As they walk together Spirit Dean compliments Tessa that she is taking this well. Tessa feels it is out of her control, that it is fate. Spirit Dean calls crap, that they can keep fighting or roll over to die. As a code blue is called, he rushes to see the apparition present again over a young girl. She dies while a team of doctor and nurses try to save her. It disappears.
Sam returns with a Ouija board. Spirit Dean is skeptical, but sits on the floor opposite Sam and manages to communicate with him. Sam asks Dean if he is there. It moves to yes. They are both shocked. Spirit Dean spells out "hunt" on the board. Sam asks him if he is hunting, and it moves to yes. Sam asks him if he knows what it is. Spirit Dean spells out "reap" on the board. Sam guesses reaper, and asks him if it is after him. It moves to yes. Sam says if it is there naturally, there is no way to stop it. Yet there has to be a way, and he goes to find his dad. However, John's bed is empty.
After Sam left, John makes his way to the hospital basement in the boiler room with a bag of supplies, where he starts to draw a symbol on the floor in chalk.
Sam takes the journal to Dean's room to research lore on reapers and tells him Dad is not there. Spirit Dean thanks him for not giving up on him. Sam goes to the page on reapers and Spirit Dean reads over his shoulder. Dean's spirit realizes something, and suddenly leaves.
Spirit Dean confronts Tessa in her empty room about the information he had read, where reapers can alter human perception. She admits her true nature, wondering when he'd figure it out. He is upset with her toying with him. She responds that she was not given much choice because he flipped out over her true form, and they need to talk about the fact that it is his time to go.
John is chanting in Latin, performing a ritual. He finishes it and stands up, looking around. A worker shows up. John aims the Colt at him. The Yellow-Eyed Demon shows itself, before two other possessed hospital personnel show as well, flanking John. He is surprised John summoned him, as he did not take John as suicidal, and did he think he could trap him? John lowers and uncocks the gun and tells it he does not want to trap it, he wants to make a deal, which surprises the Yellow-Eyed Demon.
Sam is talking to Dean in his room. He could not find anything in the book and he does not know how to help him. He says he will keep trying as long as Dean keeps fighting. He begs Dean to not leave him alone with Dad, as they will kill each other. Please hold on, to not go, because they were just starting to be brothers again.
Spirit Dean asks Tessa to make an exception, because his family is in danger. They talk back and forth - Dean's family is in the middle of a war, but she plucks soldiers from the field. His brother might die without him, but nothing he can do about it. It is an honorable warrior's death, but he does not see any kind of honor in death. She explains that Dean has a choice to stay as a disembodied spirit, and become the type of vengeful spirit that he hunts, or pass from this world with her.
John and the Demon are bartering - the Colt and bullet to the Demon for him to help Dean. Yellow-Eyes suspects a trick; John assures him that it is not. The Demon taunts John about how much he loves his boys, which he ignores, pushing for the deal. The Demon asks him if he knows the truth, about Sam and the other children. John reveals that he knows about the Demon's plans for Sam, that he has known for a while. He wants to make sure Dean is okay with his own eyes before he hands over the Colt. Finally the Demon agrees to return Dean to his body, in exchange for the Colt and one more thing.
Tessa is pushing Spirit Dean for a decision, but not telling Dean where he will go. She cannot give it away. She tells him it is time for him to choose. Spirit Dean thinks about it, and turns to her to give his decision, when the lights start to flicker. Suddenly black smoke comes out of a vent and goes into her mouth as she is screaming for the demon to get away. After being possessed by the Yellow-Eyed Demon, Tessa turns around and tells him "Today's your lucky day." Her hand is placed on Dean's forehead. Suddenly, in Dean's room, he wakes up, choking on the oxygen tube down his throat. Sam yells for help.
The doctor is talking with Dean, giving him good news that everything is healed before leaving. Dean, sitting up in bed, talks with Sam about what happened, as he has no memory of his out-of-body experience. Sam tells him a Reaper was after Dean, when John comes to the door and asks him how he feels. Sam is confrontational with Dad over where he was last night, even asking if he went after the demon. Sam does not believe John's answers, when John stops and tells Sam he is sick of arguing, that half the time he does not even know what they are fighting about. Sam looks shocked, and asks him if he is all right. John replies that he is just a little tired, and asks Sam if he can get him some caffeine. Sam leaves. While Sam is gone, John reminisces how Dean would take care of him after a hunt, and apologizes that he put too much on Dean's shoulders and made Dean grow up too fast. That Dean took care of this family and did not complain. He tells Dean how proud he is of him. Dean is unsure this is Dad talking, but John assures him it is really him. He reiterates for Dean to watch out for Sammy, which Dean promises, but is scared as to what is going on. Dad leans over and whispers something into Dean's ear, which causes Dean to pull back in shock and stare at John for a bit. Dad stands there, trying to smile but tears start, before leaving the room.
John pauses outside a room before walking in to face an unknown person. He puts the Colt down and says "Okay".
As Sam is returning with the coffee, he finds John collapsed on the floor of his hospital room. Dropping the cup, he races in to try to help Dad, yelling help as he does so.
A team of doctors are working over John's body to bring him back as Sam helps Dean to the door of the room. A nurse tries to clear them out, but Dean tells the nurse that he is their father. The brothers watch in anguish as, despite the medical team's efforts, their father dies. The doctor calls the death at 10:41 am.
|Shirts the Boys Have Worn|
|Interesting Things That Have Happened|
|Items That Have Shown Up|
|Quotes People Have Said|
|Total Count of Species|
|Characters Who Are More Than 1 Species|
|Who Died and How|
|Spirit Dean: Come on, you're the psychic. Give me some ghost whispering or somethin'!|
Reference to the TV series Ghost Whisperer.
|John: Alright. Here. Give 'em my insurance.|
Sam: Elroy McGillicuddy?
McGillicuddy was Lucy Ricardo's maiden name on I Love Lucy. Could also be a reference to Elspeth McGillicuddy, a character in the Agatha Christie novel 4.50 from Paddington (also known as What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw).
|Spirit Dean: Dude, I full-on Swayze'd that mother.|
Reference to actor Patrick Swayze's role in the movie Ghost, in which he had to learn to be able to move things in the real world while he was a spirit.
|The character Tessa is a reference to Neil Gaiman's character "Death", from his Sandman comic book series, as well as the spin-off miniseries.|
|Spirit Dean: You see me messing with crystals or listening to Yanni?|
Yanni is a Greek composer and keyboardist known for his "new age" music style.
|PA Announcement: (overlap) Room 237, code blue. Dr. Kripke to room 237, code blue.|
Internal reference to Supernatural creator Eric Kripke.
|Tessa: Stage three: bargaining.|
Tessa is referring to the Kübler-Ross model which describes the five stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance.
|Spirit Dean: I think I'll pass on the seventy two virgins, thanks. I'm not that into prude chicks anyway.|
In Muslim belief, a martyr is promised 72 virgins after his death if he dies as a warrior.
|Wife: I prefer Alex Trebek with a mustache, don't you?|
Alex Trebek has been the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! since 1984. It has been a running question as to whether he has a mustache or not each season.
|Sam: (low) Get back... or I'll kill you, I swear to God.|
Demon: You won't. You're saving that bullet for someone else.
(The music fades out. Sam cocks the gun, aiming it higher.)
Sam: You wanna bet?
|Spirit Dean: Come on, Sam. Go find some Hoodoo priest and lay some mojo on me. I'll be fine.|
Sam: Nothin'. Look, if the doctors won't do anything, then we'll have to, that's all. I don't know, I'll find some... Hoodoo priest and lay some mojo on him and...
|John: Where's the Colt?|
Sam: Your son is dying, and you're worried about the Colt?
John: We're hunting this demon, and maybe it's hunting us too. That gun may be our only card.
|Sam: Hey, Dad? You know, the demon. He said he had plans for me, and the children like me. Do you have any idea what he meant by that?|
John: No, I don't.
Spirit Dean: Well, you sure know something.
|Sam: Oh man. Dean is gonna be pissed.|
(Bobby and Sam exchange a look before looking back at the Impala. Both head over to the ruined car.)
Bobby: Look, Sam. It's... this just ain't worth a tow. I say we empty the trunk and sell the rest for scrap.
Sam: No. Dean would kill me if we did that. When he gets better he's gonna want to fix this.
Bobby: There's nothing to fix. Frame's a pretzel. The engine's ruined. There's barely any parts worth salvaging.
Sam: Listen to me, Bobby. If there's only one working part, that's enough. We're not just going to give up on...
|Sam: Think I wouldn't find out?|
John: What are you talking about?
Sam: That stuff from Bobby. You don't use it to ward off a demon, you use it to summon one. You're planning on bringing the demon here, aren't you? Having some stupid macho showdown!
John: I have a plan, Sam.
Sam: That's exactly my point! Dean is dying, and you have a plan! You know what, you care more about killing this demon than you do saving your own son!
Spirit Dean: (overlap) No, no, no, guys, don't do this!
John: (overlap) Do not tell me how I feel! I am doing this for Dean.
Sam: How? How is revenge going to help him? You're not thinking about anybody but yourself! It's the same selfish obsession!
Spirit Dean: (overlap) Come on guys, don't do this!
John: (overlap) It's funny, you know what? I thought it was your obsession too! This demon killed your mother, killed your girlfriend. You begged me to be part of this hunt. Now if you'd killed that damn thing when you had the chance, none of this would have happened.
Sam: It was possessing you, Dad, I would have killed you too!
John: Yeah, and your brother would be awake right now!
Spirit Dean: Shut up, both of you!
Sam: (overlap) (quietly) Go to hell.
John: You know what? I should have never taken you along in the first place. I knew it was a mistake, I knew I was wrong-
Spirit Dean: (overlap) I said SHUT UP!
|Spirit Dean: Dude, I full-on Swayze'd that mother.|
|(John is sitting by Dean's bed watching the ventilator breathe for him. Spirit Dean stands nearby.)|
Spirit Dean: Come on, Dad. You gotta help me. I've gotta get better. I've gotta get back in there. I mean, you haven't called a soul for help. You haven't even tried. Aren't you gonna do anything? (yelling) Aren't you even gonna say anything? I've done everything you have ever asked me. Everything. I have given everything I've ever had. Are you just gonna sit there and you gonna watch me die? What the hell kind of father are you?
|John: How stupid do you think I am?|
(The man's eyes began glowing yellow.)
Azazel: You really want an honest answer to that?
|Azazel: You conjuring me, John. I'm surprised. I took you for a lot of things... but suicidally reckless wasn't one of them.|
John: I could always shoot you.
Azazel: You could always miss.
(Azazel pretends to dodge, and laughs.)
Azazel: And you only got one try, don't'cha? Did you really think you could trap me?
John: Oh, I don't wanna trap you.
(John lowers the gun, uncocking the gun.)
John: I want to make a deal.
|Sam: Dean, are you here? Couldn't find anything in the book. I don't know how to help you. But I'll keep trying, all right? As long as you keep fightin'. I mean, come on, you can't - You can't leave me here alone with Dad. We'll kill each other, you know that.|
(Sam chuckles low. A pause. Sam looks at Dean's body.)
Sam: Dean, you gotta hold on. You can't go, man. Not now. We were just startin' to be brothers again. Can you hear me?
|Spirit Dean: I think I'll pass on the seventy two virgins, thanks. I'm not that into prude chicks anyway.|
|Azazel: It's very unseemly. Making deals with devils. How do I know this isn't just another trick?|
John: It's no trick. I will give you the Colt and the bullet... but you gotta help Dean. You gotta bring him back.
Azazel: Why, John, you're a sentimentalist. If only your boys knew how much their daddy loved them.
John: It's a good trade. You care a hell of a lot more about this gun than you do Dean.
Azazel: Don't be so sure. He killed some people very special to me. But still, you're right. He isn't much of a threat. And neither is your other son, of course.
(John lowers his head, raises his eyes.)
Azazel: You know the truth, right? About Sammy... and the other children?
John: Yeah. I've known for a while.
Azazel: But Sam doesn't, does he? You've been playing dumb.
John: Can you bring Dean back? Yes or no?
Azazel: No. But I know someone who can. It's not a problem.
John: Good. And before I give you the gun... I'm gonna wanna make sure that Dean's okay, with my own eyes.
Azazel: Oh, John, I'm offended. Don't you trust me?
(John shakes his head slowly.)
John: So we have a deal.
Azazel: No, John, not yet. You still need to sweeten the pot.
John: With what?
(Azazel steps over into John's face.)
Azazel: There's something else... I want, as much as that gun. Maybe more.
|Azazel/Reaper Tessa: Today's your lucky day, kid.|
|Sam: (confrontational) Where were you last night?|
John: I had some things to take care of.
Sam: Well, that's specific.
Dean: Come on, Sam.
Sam: Did you go after the demon?
Sam: You know, why don't I believe you right now?
John: (pleading) Can we not fight? You know, half the time we're fighting, I-I don't know what we're fighting about. We're just butting heads. Look Sammy, I-I've-I've made some mistakes. But I've always done the best I could. I just don't want to fight anymore, okay?
Sam: Dad, are you alright?
John: Yeah. Yeah, I'm just a little tired. Hey, Sammy, would you mind, uh...? Do you mind getting me a cup of caffeine?
|Dean: What is it?|
John: You know, when... when you were a kid... I'd come home from a hunt. And after what I'd seen, I'd be... I'd be wrecked. And you... you'd come up to me and you... you'd put your hand on my shoulder, and you'd look me in the eye. And you'd... (voice breaks) You'd say "It's okay, Dad."
(John pauses. Dean's not sure how to respond.)
John: Dean. I'm sorry.
John: You shouldn't have had to say that to me, I-I should've been saying that to you. You know, I put- I put too much on your shoulders. I made you grow up too fast. You took care of Sam, and you took care of me. You did that. And you didn't complain, not once. I just want you to know...
(A tear tracks down John's face.)
John: that I am so proud of you.
Dean: This really you talkin'?
John: Yeah. Yeah, it's really me.
Dean: Why are you saying this stuff?
(John comes closer, puts a hand on Dean's shoulder.)
John: I want you to watch out for Sammy, okay?
Dean: Yeah, Dad, you know I will. You're scaring me.
John: Don't be scared, Dean.
|Doctor: Okay, that's it, everybody. I'll call it.|
(The screen goes black.)
Doctor (voiceover): Time of death: 10:41 am.