14.11 Damaged Goods
|Episode #||Season 14, Episode 11|
|First aired||January 24, 2019|
|Directed by||Phil Sgriccia|
|Written by||Davy Perez|
|On IMDB||Damaged Goods|
|Outline||Dean grapples with the only way to stop Michael from destroying the world. Donna crosses paths with Nick on his mission of revenge.|
|Location(s)|| Lebanon, Kansas|
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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A demon is sitting tied up in a warehouse as Nick, still looking for revenge, is asking her questions. She offers to make a deal, but Nick refuses, wanting to know the location of another demon, Abraxas. She tells him that a hunter captured Abraxas. When he threatens to hurt her with an angel blade, the demon reveals that the hunter is in Hibbing, Minnesota, and Nick kills her.
At the Bunker, Dean is packing to go visit Donna and Mary. He tells Sam, who is doing research to find something helpful about Michael, of his trip, asking Sam not to join him because he wants some one-on-one time with their mother. Sam accepts it, and Dean gives him a quick, emotional hug, leaving Sam suspicious and concerned. Sam calls Mary, who is staying in Donna's cabin, and they talk of Dean visiting and Bobby leaving for a few days to get some space. Sam voices his worries about Dean, sharing that they don’t usually hug unless it’s the end of the world. Mary reassures him that she will look after Dean. Noticing some books missing in their library, Sam realizes that his concerns about his brother may be right.
Dean and Donna are having a burger together. Dean asks her about Jody, the girls, and Doug, trying to avoid her questions. When he’s out of things to ask, Donna tells him that she knows all about his recent misadventures and Michael, telling him Sam informed her as he had everyone out looking for Dean. Dean looks annoyed, but Donna reasons that this situation must be hard. Before leaving, Dean thanks her for seeing him and hugs her tight. Then he drives to Donna’s cabin to meet Mary.
When he gets there, he hears shots being fired. It ends up being Mary, shooting at pumpkins. They hug and Mary proposes to have Sam come there, too, for a full family reunion. Dean declines, stating that he doesn’t want Sam there. When Mary asks him why, Dean ignores the question by claiming that he’s hungry and asks for “Winchester Surprise”, a meal Mary used to cook for him and John. As Mary heads off to the store to buy the ingredients, Dean takes the duffel bag out of the Impala’s truck and goes to Donna's shed. Inside he gets a sudden vision of Michael trying to break out of the door in Dean’s mind. After regaining composure, Dean puts some music on and gets to work building something.
Meanwhile, Mary is leaving the grocery store. A man she knows, Joe, offers his help with the bags. Later, Nick gets to the store and asks Joe if he knows where Mary Winchester is. Joe says he doesn’t and, as soon as Nick drives off, he immediately warns Donna. While he’s still driving around, Nick is pulled over by a police car. Donna arrests Nick, but he manages to free himself and attacks Donna, knocking her out.
When Mary comes back to the cabin, Dean looks off. Concerned, Mary calls Sam to tell him that something is wrong, but asks him to let her talk to Dean before Sam joins them. Dean and Mary have dinner, sharing old stories. Mary tries to tell Dean that he can talk to her about what he’s going through, but Dean doesn’t want to talk about it.
Later, while Dean is sleeping, Mary heads out to the shed and finds the lore book he took from the Bunker. She reads through its pages, and quickly realizes what Dean has built. As she leaves the shed she finds Nick staring right at her with a grin on his face. Inside the cabin, Mary’s cellphone starts ringing and Dean picks it up. It’s Donna, who just recovered from her fight with Nick. She warns him about the danger. Dean immediately goes out looking for Mary and finds Sam outside.
Inside Nick’s van, Nick explains to Mary how he found her and how he is looking for Abraxas, the demon who murdered his family. Mary says she killed him, but Nick calls her a liar because he knows she was able to trap Abraxas. Mary admits that she locked the demon in an Enochian puzzle box and offers to take Nick to him.
At the cabin, Donna receives a call from the police station: a traffic cam caught Nick’s van pulling into a store facility outside Grand Rapids, Michigan. Inside, Nick manages to avoid Mary’s traps and finds the box that contains Abraxas in a warded locker. As Dean and Sam are driving to Mary’s location, discussing Nick’s situation, Dean reprimands Sam about turning Nick into a “project” and tells him that he should learn to back off when people are past saving.
Realizing neither he nor Mary can be used as a vessel for Abraxas, Nick takes a security guard hostage and restrains him in a devil's trap. Mary tries to fight him, but Nick overpowers her. When Nick can't figure out how to open the puzzle box, he manages to drill a hole into the box with a power drill, releasing Abraxas, who possesses the guard. When Nick asks him why he killed his family, the demon tells him he will talk only if Nick kills Mary slowly. As Nick is about to oblige, Dean and Sam burst in and make him back off. Blinded by his desire to know what happened, Nick frees Abraxas from his devil’s trap. Abraxas tells him that his family was killed on orders from Lucifer, but Nick wasn’t chosen for any particular reason. Before Abraxas can do any harm, Nick stabs him in the heart with an angel blade and kills him. As Nick attempts to flee the scene, Donna shoots Nick in the leg and Mary knocks him out.
Outside, Sam apologizes for not being able to help Nick. Nick admits retorts he was never broken and didn’t want to be helped, to which Sam replies that Nick is broken and that he hopes the people he murdered will haunt him forever. He tells Nick he can burn before Donna puts him in back of her cruiser. As Nick is being taken away, Mary confronts Dean, telling him she knows what he built in Donna's shed and if he doesn't tell Sam, she will and the three will have a talk about it.
At Donna’s shed, Dean tells Sam that he’s been building a Ma'lak Box, which is warded to keep an angel trapped, including archangels. He tells Sam his plan is to be dropped in the Pacific while inside the box and Dean explains he can feel that Michael is about to get out and that Billie told him this is the only way to end this right. He also admits that he didn’t tell Sam because Sam is the only person that could have talked him out of it. He tells Sam he can either let him do it alone or help him. Reluctantly, Sam seems to accept Dean’s fate.
- Angel Blade
- Angel Lore
- Anti-Possession Symbol
- Demon Smoke
- Devil's Trap
- Donna's Cabin
- Enochian Puzzle Box
- Ma'lak Box
- Mary's Lock-Up
- Men of Letters Bunker
- Mercury Cougar Eliminator
- Table of Death
- Warding Sigils
- Winchester Surprise
- "No Time" by The Guess Who
- (plays as Dean starts building the Ma'lak Box in Donna's shed)