14.16 Don't Go in the Woods
|Title||Don't Go in the Woods|
|Episode #||Season 14, Episode 16|
|First aired||March 21, 2019|
|Directed by||John Fitzpatrick|
|Written by|| Davy Perez|
|On IMDB||Don't Go in the Woods|
|Outline||While Sam and Dean investigate a a creature killing people in the woods, they leave Jack to his own devices.|
|Location(s)|| Polk City, Iowa|
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Inside a car parked in Big Creek State Park, Barbara and Tom are making out, when Barbara hears whistling. Tom assures her it’s just the wind, when suddenly the car door is opened. It’s Sheriff Mason Romero -- Tom’s father. As the two begin to argue, Barbara excuses herself and goes to the nearby toilet block to give them space. As Barbara sits down in a stall, she hears whistling and a monstrous hand appears over the top of the door. Her screams alert Sheriff Romero and Tom. Not finding her in the bathroom, Sheriff Romero looks in the woods. He thinks he sees a human-like shape, but trips and hits his head while giving chase. When he wakes up, he hears Tom's screams. He has found Barbara dead from a horrific bite on her neck.
At the Bunker, Sam is researching at the kitchen table when Dean comes in for coffee. Sam tells him about the case of Barbara's death and that a lot of people have gone missing over the years in the park where she died. They agree to take on the case. As Sam goes to get Cas, Dean tells Sam that Castiel has taken some time away from the Bunker. Sam suggests they take Jack, but Dean expresses concern due to Jack’s returned powers. When they go to talk to Jack, Sam wants to tell him of their concerns, but instead Dean comes up with the excuse of not leaving the Bunker unattended and also asks Jack to go shopping for supplies.
In Polk City, Iowa, Sam and Dean pose as FBI agents with the sheriff and get access to Barbara's body. It's obvious that the bite marks aren’t consistent with the coyote story. Sam also notices burns around the wounds. They undertake some research and Sam discovers it’s a Kohonta -- a local Native American legend said to be a twisted creature that roams the woods and craves "sweet mortal flesh." The burns on the body are due to the creature being so hungry that it vomits up stomach acid.
Meanwhile, in Lebanon, Jack arrives at the mini-mart, but it’s closed for lunch. Stacy, Max, and Eliot, who is watching the Ghostfacers, pull up. They greet Jack, and as Eliot talks about the Ghostfacers, the trio let Jack know that they are aware of the existence of monsters. Jack is relieved, because he says he hates lying. Stacy has the keys to open the mini-mart as she works there, so they let Jack in. Eliot keeps questioning Jack about ghosts and monsters, which Jack gladly answers. While checking out, Stacy and Max invite Jack to hang out with them later at an old farmhouse.
In Big Creek State Park, a couple -- Fitz and Sara -- are walking in the woods at night when they hear odd whistling. They turn to see a creature and start running. Fitz trips and falls. The monster is upon him quickly, its stomach acid drooling out of its mouth and hitting Fitz in the face as he screams.
At the Sheriff's office, Tommy comes in to talk to his dad about hunting the "coyote" because it could hurt others and he feels the need to do something. Right then, a deputy comes in to relay the news of the missing hiker. In the woods, Sam and Dean are already talking to the surviving hiker, who tells them about the whistling. The sheriff arrives and orders everybody out -- including Sam and Dean.
At the farmhouse, Stacy and Max are studying for the SAT's, and Eliot is studying a book on monsters, when Jack arrives carrying a load of lore books from the Bunker. As Jack talks with the girls about the music they are listening to, Eliot asks Jack about how demons look. Jack reveals they don't have horns and look like smoke and can possess anyone, and tells them he has killed a demon. Outside Jack shows the others his angel blade. He tries to show them how to throw it into a tree, but misses despite repeated attempts. Finally, Jack uses his powers to show off, sending the blade first into the tree and then, after retrieving it, causing it to fly around in the air. As the weapon zips around them, the kids get frightened, but despite repeated pleas, Jack refuses to stop. Unfortunately, Stacy steps into the path of the blade and gets stabbed deeply in her abdomen. Max tries to comfort her while Eliot calls 911. Jack intervenes and uses his power to heal Stacy. However, the damage was done -- Max, Stacy, and Eliot tell a confused Jack to leave and stay away.
While Sam and Dean are hunting in the forest for the Kohonta, they hear the ominous whistling that the victims have reported. They look around for the monster, only to have Sheriff Romero press his shotgun into Dean’s neck. They quickly come to the realization that the sheriff knows something, so Dean disarms him.
Upon questioning, the Sheriff Romero tells them the story of a white family of settlers that experienced a hard winter; the oldest son, Henry Parker, survived by eating his family. Driven mad with hunger, he attacked the nearby Native American tribe, so they cursed him and made him into the Kohonta. They bound him to the forest, but over time people forgot and forgot to be cautious.
Sheriff Romero gets a call from Tommy who says he's going after what he thinks is the coyote. Romero is frantic to save his son, so the Winchesters offer to help. The Sheriff reveals that the monster can be killed with a silver knife to the heart. Tommy gets attacked in the Parker cabin, but his father arrives in time to save him. While Romero fights the Kohonta, Dean carries Tommy out. The Kohonta gets the upper hand until Sam comes in, shooting it, turning his attention to Sam. Dean comes back and gets its attention with his flashlight. He then draws it out the door, allowing Romero to stab it in the heart with Sam's silver knife. As Dean and the Sheriff watch, the monster melts into a puddle of green goo.
While being loaded into the ambulance, Tommy asks if they got the coyote, and Romero tells his son "yes." Before they leave, Sam suggests Romero tell Tommy the truth.
On the way home, Sam tells Dean that he shouldn’t have lied to Jack and they need to be honest with him. Dean retorts that Jack said he was fine, but Sam points out that when they were kids they said the same thing to their Dad, just to keep him happy. When they arrive at the Bunker, Dean comes clean with Jack that they are worried about his powers. Jack promises not to use his powers without permission. Sam asks if anything happened while they were gone, and Jack lies and says that nothing did.
- Angel Blade
- Costumes & Disguises
- Law Enforcement Officers
- Lebanon, Kansas
- Men of Letters Bunker
- Queer and Gender Diverse Characters
- Table of Death
- "The Devil You Know" (Instrumental) by Blues Saraceno (Extreme Music)
- (plays over the recap of previous events)
- (playing on Eliot's phone as he watches a Ghostfacers video)