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Season 2, Episode 1

AirdateSeptember 28, 2006
Written byEric Kripke
Directed byKim Manners

DateJuly 15, 2006 - July 18, 2006
LocationShiloh County Hospital, Columbia, Missouri

Devil's Trap Everybody Loves a Clown

Episode Transcript
Commentary Transcript


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, 2006Airlifted to hospital; unseen surgeries and recovery
July 17, 2006Dean 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, 2006Dean 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.


Main Cast Recurring Cast
Guest Cast


  • Ted Nugent - Stranglehold
    (plays during recap of previous events)
  • Creedance Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
    (playing on the radio immediately after the car accident)


  • John - Elroy McGillicuddy, health insurance - Lucy Ricado's maiden name in I Love Lucy; also could be Elspeth McGillicuddy from Agatha Christie's novel 4.50 from Paddington (What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw)
  • Dean and Sam - Elroy McGillicuddy's loving sons

Supernatural Beings

Interesting Things

Shirts the Boys Have Worn
PersonShirt Counts
Dean1 White
Sam1 Black
1 Red
1 Tan
1 White Plaid
Interesting Things That Have Happened
Dean in back seat of Baby1
Dean knocked unconscious1
Dean naked from the waist up1
Other cries1
Sam knocked unconscious1
Items That Have Shown Up
Items Shown
John Winchester's Journal
The Colt
Quotes People Have Said
Sammy (Dean)4
Sammy (Other)4
Son of a bitch (Dean)1
Total Count of Species
SpeciesNumber of Characters
Lingering Spirit2
Characters Who Are More Than 1 Species
Character NameSpecies
Truck DriverHuman
Dean WinchesterHuman
Lingering Spirit
Who Died and How
CharacterCause of DeathKilled By
Young GirlReapedTessa
John WinchesterOther demon reasonAzazel

Pop Culture

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.


Casting Characters


  • Filming locations: The flight of stairs in the hospital in Riverview that Dean comes down while searching for somebody to tell him what happened to his brother and father in the car crash were used a few more times in Supernatural, namely in Bloody Mary, Asylum, and Scarecrow.
  • The opening shot of the area of the car accident is not the same area where the accident actually happened in Devil's Trap.Commentary
  • "Jared had this prosthetic eye put on, and it was so hot that the actual eye slid right off." - Key makeup artist Shannon CoppinSupernatural The Official Companion Season 2, p. 24
  • The glue from the prosthetic melted into Jared's eye, and they had to wash it out with water for health reasons. To cover the fact he could not wear it, his eye had a gauze patch taped over it.Commentary
  • "It's quite an interesting first episode. I got to play a ghost for almost the entire episode. To act with people who can't react to you was a unique experience." - Jensen AcklesSupernatural The Official Companion Season 2, p. 22-23
  • This is the most comfortable Jensen has been in filming Dean. Normal wear includes usually 3 layers of clothing. Here he is in a t-shirt and hospital pants.Commentary
  • After taping the entire opening shot with Dean opening doors, Kim got a call from Eric Kripke saying, "Ghosts can't open doors."Commentary
  • "Lance [Webb, special effects makeup artist] sculpted this wonderful duplicate of Jensen's face," recalls special effects makeup artist Toby Lindala. "Jensen was in his ghost form looking at himself lying in the hospital bed. We did a full gelatin face on top of a body double, who was really tolerant, thankfully." Manners echoes the sentiment. "The guy was a real trooper. He had a little hole in his lip where we could fit a straw in. He was totally in the dark and he couldn't eat anything solid all day."Supernatural The Official Companion Season 2, p. 24
  • First shot filmed in season two was the interaction between Sam and Bobby, looking at the Impala.Commentary
  • How do you break a computer? Kim Manners told Chris Cooper, the prop master, to go up to the roof of the studio and throw it off. So he did.Commentary
  • Jensen wanted to give the girl a bottle of water and a hug after every take, when she was struggling and dying. She really sold out.Commentary
  • Both Jensen and Jared appreciated working with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, because he would pull out stuff from inside them, as the father character.Commentary
  • The scene where Sam comes in and throws the bag on the bed, Jeffrey Dean Morgan would start sneaking his legs off the edge of the bed so the bag would not land on him. It only had clothes, and maybe a shoe or something in it so it was not really heavy, but he started to really get pissed off with Jared slamming the bag down on him.Commentary
  • Jensen got into a fight with the actual onset nurse who would, every other take, restrap Jensen back in for Dean to be lying on the bed. He hated that thing to be sticking in his mouth and up his nose.Commentary
  • Jensen grabbed at a light bulb on a pole, for Dean to grab at the Reaper spirit.Commentary
  • Spirit Dean is staring into a room when he first hears Tessa calling out. The reason behind that is in the deleted scenes - there is a bloody man that Spirit Dean sees on the bed, calling out to Dean, before he disappears. That is the reason Spirit Dean says, "Now what?"
  • Lindsey McKeon had to film all of the shots twice, when Tessa was talking with Dean outside her room watching her body on the bed. Took twice as long to get the shots needed.Commentary
  • The producer asked the sound editor to slip in the "Paging Dr. Kripke". When Eric heard it in the finished product, he roared with laughter.
  • Jared could not see the letter he was supposed to be aiming at for the camera angle to catch the correct letter on the ouija board. In his vision, it was below the letter, so he hoped the camera caught the correct letter.Commentary
  • Because Jeffrey Dean Morgan was also filming Grey's Anatomy, all of his coverage had to be filmed back to back. He basically was shooting in bed, all day long.Commentary
  • For the basement shot, all the dressing, the leaking pipes, all the atmosphere had to be brought in. They built a platform four feet off the ground to do the shot with John summoning Azazel.Commentary
  • Fredric Lane could not see anything with the yellow contacts in, and had to be led around. Trying not to block anyone or even himself was a challenge that was exciting, until the contacts made his eyes sore. "Then my eyes started hurting, so the novelty of that wore off!... It made me mad, and I figure evil comes from hatred, which comes from anger."Supernatural The Official Companion Season 2, p. 23
  • "We put sandbags down so he could feel where his marks were. I was shooting with very long lenses, so focus was critical - if he didn't make it to the mark, we were in some deep trouble. But he turned in a tremendous performance." - Kim MannersSupernatural The Official Companion Season 1, p. 23
  • Some of the emotional scenes where Sam is talking with Dean, and where Tessa is talking with Spirit Dean, had the grips and crew crying. They are very much invested into the show.Commentary
  • Lindsey McKeon also had vision problems when she wore Azazel's contacts. They did eight or nine takes where she would completely miss Jensen's forehead or hit him on his nose or lips. One take that made it into the gag reel, Jensen grabs her hand to place her hand on his forehead. She literally could not see anything.Commentary; Supernatural The Official Companion Season 2, p. 23
  • During Jeffrey's take, when he is talking with Dean and saying his goodbye, Jensen started choking up off camera and tearing up. He had to stop himself, because otherwise he would not have anything for his coverage. Kim also teared up, standing behind the monitor.Commentary
  • Jensen, Jared, and Jeffrey are always having such a great time, laughing all the time. At the beginning of the scene where John dies, when the camera cut they are all giggling. Jeffrey Dean Morgan whispered dirty things in Jensen's ear at the end to make him laugh.Supernatural The Official Companion Season 2, p. 24-25
  • On the third take, it was the luckiest shot in the world, for the coffee cup to land the way it did, and the lid to come right into the camera. Jared did not realize the cup had landed that way until after he was down at Jeffrey's side, yelling for help, and saw it. He thought someone righted the cup.Commentary


  • The Meaning of Episode Titles: "In My Time of Dying" is a song by Dean's favorite band, Led Zepplin, released in 1975; it is a cover of "Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed" recorded by Blind Willie Johnson in the late 1920s.
  • The subtitles on the DVD sections are:
    1. Crash tested.
    2. Ghost whispering.
    3. No pulse.
    4. R-E-A-P.
    5. Bargaining.
    6. 10:41 AM.
  • The title card has changed from the greenish-yellow lightning of season one. "Supernatural" dissolves out of flames, with the first "A" having the form of a pentagram. There is an unnatural growling accompanying the flames.
  • Season One had "Previously on Supernatural...", said by Dean. Starting with Season Two through the rest of the series, the splash cards of "THEN" and "NOW" appear. Season Two's splash cards are black background, with the "cutout" letters showing fire from behind.
  • In the THEN section, there were several scenes from Devil's Trap used that were not were not aired in the episode.
    • Azazel/John: I have plans for you, Sammy. You, and all the children like you.
      In the original scene that aired, he says, "My plans..."
    • John: Hey shoot me. I can't hold onto it much longer!
      In the original scene that aired, John says, "You shoot me."
    • Sam: We still have the Colt. We still have the one bullet left.
      In the original scene that aired, Sam says, "Look, we've still got the Colt..."
  • Dean is not wearing his amulet during this episode, presumably because he is in the hospital.
  • Dean is in room 3751.
  • The heart monitor for the little girl who died had the date of 17 July 2006.
  • Boiler Room Authorized Hospital Employees Only is the door John walks through.
  • Demons can possess Reapers.
  • John Winchester is pronounced dead at 10:41 am.
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan was playing a heart patient Denny Duquette on Grey's Anatomy during this time, and Denny was dying. On the commentary Jensen, Jared, and Kim were talking about it.
  • Inside the Legend: Out Of Body Experience


  • This episode takes place directly after events from Devil's Trap, when the semi hit the Impala.
  • The Impala is severely damaged from the truck hitting it. Bobby claims it's beyond repair, although Sam refuses to give up, claiming Dean will fix it. WARNING: SPOILERS Highlight to read Dean later repairs it by Bloodlust.
  • First episode of a demon deal, which becomes a major event later.
  • Dean is able to knock a glass of water off a table to hit and shatter on the floor. That is the first time he is able to manipulate a physical object as a spirit.
  • WARNING: SPOILERS Highlight to read Azazel claims Dean is "not much of a threat", which is ironic since later on Dean kills him.
  • John tells Azazel that he knows of the plans Azazel has for Sam, although he has not told Sam.
  • Dean makes first mention of a "hole" in his stomach. WARNING: SPOILERS Highlight to read In Death Takes a Holiday, he learns the hole was the result of not going with Tessa (defying nature).
  • John Winchester dies; he dies at the hands of the same demon that killed Mary, his wife - Azazel.
  • Sam never gets the chance to say goodbye to Dad, WARNING: SPOILERS Highlight to read thereby altering his personality forward.
  • "From the moment that John made his decision to sacrifice his life for Dean, that was the first major transgression the Winchester family had in terms of disobeying the natural order of things. [...] The Winchester family put themselves on a very dangerous path..." - Eric KripkeSupernatural The Official Companion Season 2, p. 25
  • WARNING: SPOILERS Highlight to read The events in this episode mark the beginning of a serious spiral downward into depression and self-loathing character arc for Dean, making him a much darker character.


  • There is a discrepancy in the dates on the heart monitors - Dean's heart monitor indicates he went into cardiac arrest at 19:27 on 12 Aug 06; however, John's heart monitor shows he died at 09:06 on 19 Jul 06. Note: The doctor pronounced John dead at 10:41 am.
  • Jensen was told not to touch anyone when he gets in close to the dying little girl, but Dean accidentally brushes the sleeve of Nurse Janet.
  • Only doctors can call time of death, however Nurse #2 calls time of death for the little girl.


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.
(Sam leaves.)
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.)
Azazel: Fine.
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?
John: No.
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.
Dean: What?
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.
(John sniffs.)
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.