1.13 Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye
|Title||Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye|
|Episode #||Season 1, Episode 13|
|First aired||March 7, 2023|
|Directed by||John Showalter|
|Written by||Robbie Thompson|
|On IMDB||Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye|
|Monster|| Joan Hopkins|
|Timeline||Shortly after 1.12 The Tears of a Clown|
|Location(s)|| Detroit, Michigan|
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- Mary Campbell
- John Winchester
- Latika Dar
- Carlos Cervantez
- Ada Monroe
- Samuel Campbell
- Millie Winchester
- Dean Winchester
- Bobby Singer
- Jack Kline
- Joan Hopkins
- Akrida Crystal
- Alternate Universe
- Aquarian Star
- Carry On Wayward Son
- The Colt
- Dean's Journal
- John's Journal
- Led Zeppelin
- Men of Letters Clubhouse
- Table of Death
- Title Card
- "Keep On Ramblin'" by Radio Company
- (playing in the bar as the Campbells and John meet Joan)
- "Baba O'Riley" by The Who
- (plays as the Impala appears and the Monster Club drives off in it)
- "L.A. Woman" by The Doors
- (plays as John sword fights with Joan)
- "One of These Things First" by Nick Drake
- (plays as Ada restores her soul)
- "Ramble On" by Led Zeppelin
- (playing as John and Mary drive off together)
Dean: You always said if I was gonna be stupid, I might as well be smart about it.
Bobby: Yeah, that does sound about like me. We're not even supposed to be here.
Dean: Come on, the letter was meant for him. I just, uh, you know, gave it a nudge.
Bobby: You keep an eye on things here, I'm gonna get the damn cavalry.
Dean: How you gonna do that?
Bobby: I got no freaking idea. One last hunt?
Joan: And here I thought Mary was the smart one in the power couple. Okay. I've been following you for awhile now. And thanks to your old pal Kyle and your cartoonishly thick police files, I know everything about your sad little lives. But to level this playing field, I'm gonna shine some light on little old me. I am not Akrida. I was a human once. And I really was a hunter too. In fact... Mary... I was just like you.
John: You came here for a fight, so if you don't mind, we could just skip the whole monologuing.
Mary: What are you saying?
Lata: So you decided if you couldn't beat the monsters, you'd join them.
John: What are you talking about?
Lata: It's not of this Earth.
Millie: Detroit steel makes a hell of a weapon.
Ada: If the car takes out the queen, the rest of the Akrida are dead.
John: What did you do?
Dean: She kept Mary safe. Me too. Of course, there's not a lot that can tear me apart. I'm already dead. I was stuck in the world between worlds, so I stayed close to that portal, and as soon as I saw Baby come through, I hopped in and grabbed the wheel.
Samuel: So who are you?
Dean: I'm a hunter, just like you. But I'm not from this Earth.
Ada: And how did you get here?
Dean: When I died, I made it to Heaven. And she was waiting for me. So I went for a drive, and then I took a little detour...
Millie: Who's Chuck?
Dean: God. It's a long story, but uh... basically, he's a real dick. He left the Akrida behind to wipe out all of existence in case he failed. Well... he failed. Eventually the Akrida were gonna make their way to my world, and I got family there, so I couldn't let that happen.
John: The-- the letter. Why did you...
Jack: And you can get back to yours.
Dean: I couldn't let our world get destroyed. Sam's still down there, okay? He deserves a good, long life. Hell, they all do. So if you want to cast me out of Heaven... so be it.
Bobby: If we're taking a vote, I'd say you give the guy another chance.
John: Thank you.
Dean: I know you're thinking about quitting hunting. Believe me, I understand. But you need to do me one favor. Keep an eye out for a Yellow-Eyed Demon. And if you even catch a hint of that son of a bitch... I need you to use this.
Mary: Your family... did you ever find a version where they had a shot at a happy ending?
Mary: It's not forever.
Mary: This isn't goodbye. I don't know where I'm going or what I'm doing or how long it's gonna be until I figure myself out, but... maybe there's something out there for the both of us. And we can figure it out together during the day, and you can hunt at night.
John: I don't know what to say.
Trivia & References
- The "Man with No Name" is a narrative concept, most famously identified with Clint Eastwood in Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy of Spaghetti Westerns.
- A reference to the famous line from the 1939 film Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy and her dog Toto arrive in the land of Oz, she remarks, "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more."
Dean: Hetfield... James Hetfield.
- Dean gives the alias of James Hetfield, who is one of the founders of the band "Metallica". As they didn't form until 1981, there was no chance that John and Mary would recognize the name. Robbie Thompson admitted they did briefly consider having him use "Bon Jovi".
Lata: Through the Multiverse.
- While the concept of multiverses had been around for many years, it was first used in fiction in the 1961 DC Comic "Flash of Two Worlds". Supernatural first introduced the idea of alternate universes with 6.15 The French Mistake, and later expanded upon the idea of the multiverse in the final seasons.
- Jack is referring to Supernatural's unofficial theme song "Carry On Wayward Son" which includes the lyrics, "Carry on my wayward son, there'll be peace when you are done..."
- Jimi Hendrix was a guitarist, singer, and song-writer who rose to fame in the 1960s.
- "fun fact: i got my license for this ep to drive Baby real fast… and let’s just say… i almost peed my pants 3 times. terrifying! what an honor 🙀 #TheWinchesters. She described driving the car in this interview including how she still hit her head on the car despite Jensen warning her ""First rule of advice. It's a lot lower than you think every time and the number of times I've hit my head on the side of this car is crazy. So just make sure you really duck under."
- A reference to Dean and Bobby's encounters with Samuel Campbell in season six where, played by Mitch Pileggi, he was bald.
- Robbie Thompson in an interview with TVLine, confirmed that Carlos exists in the Supernatural universe, referring to the fact that in his episode 9.18 Meta Fiction, Sam talks to a hunter called Carlos on the phone. Thompson said "...in my mind, it was always the same Carlos, just a different universe. It was kind of a way to acknowledge that a little bit in a way without him meddling any further in this universe."
- This echoes Sam's words in 15.19 Inherit the Earth that, with Chuck no longer writing Sam and Dean's story, they can finally write their own story.
- Dean gives Mary the Colt, which he had used to kill the yellow-eyed demon Azazel. If the timeline of the Monster Club's universe follows Supernatural's, as seen in 4.03 In The Beginning, Azazel will appear in John and Mary's lives in about a year's time and force Mary to make the deal that sets the Apocalypse in motion. By giving Mary the Colt, Dean gives her the chance to prevent that which he had tried and failed to do in "In The Beginning".
- This is something that Dean told Sam several times throughout Supernatural, including in 1.01 Pilot. Dean also referenced it in 1.01 Pilot (The Winchesters) when he says "and, until then, I'll keep picking the music" during Dean's closing narration.
- "By working together with the producers, our post-team, the studio & my incredible clearance partners at @warnermusic & @WarnerChappell we were able to make it happen! So grateful to all of them & @ledzeppelin for allowing us to use their music in the finale! #TheWinchesters"
- Millie, Henry and John having lived in Lawrence long ago enough for Henry to have planted jasmine beside Winchesters Garage when in 8.12 As Time Goes By they were living in Normal, Illinois when Henry vanished. Henry being an alternate version of himself also explains why his ghost could be summoned in 1972 when the Henry Winchester of Supernatural died in 2013 after traveling through time.
- John and Mary not hating each other when they first met as described by a Cupid in 5.14 My Bloody Valentine or going out for coffee as described by Dean in 12.01 Keep Calm and Carry On.
- Repeated references to the Men of Letters being destroyed 15 years ago which is 1957 rather than 14 years ago in 1958.
- Possibly why the vampires seen in 1.09 Cast Your Fate to the Wind have differences to the vampires seen in Supernatural.
- The differences seen with demons in 1.01 Pilot (The Winchesters), including how an exorcism only kicked them out of their meatsuit rather than sending them back to Hell.
Sides, Scripts & Transcripts
- The Winchesters Boss Talks Finale's 'Emotional' Dean Story, Those Surprise Supernatural Cameos — Plus, Grade It!
- How The Winchesters Gave Supernatural the Finale It Deserved by TV Guide
- The Winchesters boss breaks down those Supernatural returns and the series' future by EW
- Meg Donnelly Breaks Down the season finale by comicbook.com
- Jensen Ackles on playing Dean again in The Winchesters finale (and that peacoat) with EW
- Misha Collins Was Approached to Reprise Castiel in The Winchesters by ksitetv