15.09 The Trap (transcript)
Written by: Bob Berens
Directed by: Bob SingerAir Date: January 16, 2020
Setting The Lucky Elephant Casino Nebraska. Sam and Eileen are tied up
Chuck Hi Sam
Eileen I’m sorry
Sam It’s not your fault Eileen. Is it? looks up at Chuck
Eileen What are you doing to me?
Chuck Same thing I’ve been doing for weeks, helping. Helping you to the bunker to Sam, to romance. It was easy really, just a nudge here, a conveniently placed spell there …. Flashback to Rowena’s flat when the spell falls out of the book.
Sam Wait that was you?
Chuck It wasn’t all me Sam, I just gave you half the spell. You did the rest all on your own… which I knew you would… because you’re such a good guy
Chuck Because I couldn’t see you. I needed eyes and ears on the inside. Well ,eyes anyway.
Eileen Screw you!
Chuck Yeah. I hate missing my favourite show
Sam So I was right, you’re weak
Chuck Well, I wouldn’t say weak, exactly. I mean I pignatad hell but yeah you figured it out, we’re connected by these wounds. Points to him and Sam. Which, annoying right? As long as we are, I’m stuck in this world… but you know what they say.. holding a scalpel…. All good things must come to an end!
In the bunker Cas is making Borax bullets and Dean is on the phone.
Dean c’mon Sam!
Cas Have you tried Eileen?
Dean Yep same thing, no answer
Cas Well maybe they just have their hands full with their case
Dean or they’re in trouble?
Back at the Casino. Chuck brandishing the scalpel
Chuck Our wounds aren’t healing properly because of you. It’s as if there is something festering inside of you. Something that won’t let go. He rips Sam’s shirt off his shoulder. I can’t see it, I can’t snap it away but I know it’s there.
Sam So what you’re going to cut it out?
Chuck eh good idea.
Meanwhile Eileen is opening a call to Dean
Dean in the bunker..
Dean Eileen? Where the hell are you?
Chuck’s muffled voice in the background.
Chuck What I’m looking for here so this might get messy… he gets closer to Sam’s wound with the scalpel but hesitates I think we have an audience. C’mon Eileen! He speaks in to the phone.. Hi Dean
Dean Chuck, you dick!
Chuck Bye Dean. Throws the phone at the wall. Now, where were we? Right. He moves towards a squirming Sam
In the bunker
Dean on his laptop How the hell did this happen?
Cas What are you doing?
Dean tracking Sam’s phone. Ok, here we go…Er Milford Nebraska, a casino. What the hell is Chuck doing in a casino? Whatever, we need to go!
Cas To purgatory
Dean Chuck has Sam. I’m not leaving him
Cas Chuck’s not gonna kill him that’s not the ending
Dean then he’ll torture him!
Cas Dean ! Will you stop! Just stop being so stupid!
Cas If we attack Chuck now we don’t have anything that can hurt him. We get that Leviathan blossom, complete Michael’s spell, build the cage, that’s our chance. That’s the way we’ll save Sam and that’s the way we’ll save the world
Back at the Casino and Sam realises Chuck is stalling
Sam What’s the matter Chuck?
Chuck nothing I’m just…. Thinkin.
Sam No you’re stalling
Chuck What! Am not!
Sam You are
Sam yeah you bleep people out of existence but when it’s time to get your hands dirty you can’t do it. You just like to watch. Wow, Chuck that , that’s err, I don’t even know what to call that…
Eileen I do, I call it pathetic.
Chuck you know what? Ya right I do like to watch. Eileen.. He makes her stand up and plunge the scalpel into Sam’s wound.
Eileen Sam, no ..
Sam What are you doing?
Eileen no please!
Chuck ugh why didn’t I think of this first? It’s so much more poetic!
Chuck She’s still in there Sam. It’s gonna hurt her as much as it hurts you.
Sam screams in pain
Chuck mm maybe not quite as much.
Dean and Cas are in purgatory
Dean I mean how the hell are we even supposed to know what were lookin for here? Ya know Michael could have done us a solid and drawn us a picture
Cas you know of all the time I’ve been in purgatory I’ve never seen a bloom of any kind
Dean yeah, exactly
Cas well if we see it we’ll know. It’s likely the only flower here
Dean alright. Well maybe we’ll run in to Benny, he’s probably king of this place by now. Ok, let’s split up.
Dean you go that way I’ll go this way. We’ll meet back at the rift, we’ll cover more ground, we’ll better our odds
Cas Yeah we’ll also improve our odds of getting lost or killed. Come on!
Back at the casino Chuck plays guitar while Eileen digs into the wound and Sam screams
Sam gentle voice looking at Eileen. Its ok, its ok, I know it’s not you. It’s not working. I’m gonna die in this chair Chuck cos you’ll keep cutting until I bleed out and.. That’s cos you don’t know what else to do .. what then Chuck? You just bring me back and try again
Chuck SOB! To Eileen… go go , clean yourself up . How are you still like this?
Sam like what?
Chuck…. This… defiant!
Sam it’s not my first time on the rack
Chuck no, this is more ,this is….. hope. That’s what’s stopping me. You, you still think that Dean and Cas are gonna fly through those doors just in the nick of time. You still think that you’re the hero of this story. You still think you can win.
Back in purgatory
Dean I think we’re going round in circles. We’ve seen this corpse before
Cas no Dean, my sense of direction is excellent, that’s a different corpse. Bending over the corpse. I don’t know…
They are attacked by a leviathan but Cas overpowers him
Dean yeah you’re right it is a different corpse.
Cas we saw you following us
Dean thought you’d never make your move
Leviathan what do ya want?
Dean well it’s a little embarrassing saying it out loud but we’re lookin for a flower
Leviathan a flower? What do I look like a florist?
Dean well if you can’t help us… see this boomstick. It’s loaded with borax filled shells. You know what borax does to piranha faced freaks like you? I’d be happy to show you
Leviathan well they don’t call it a flower. There’s a blossom, grows out of the soil when we die
Cas when Leviathan die?
Dean ah ok cool.. cocks his shot gun.
Leviathan the body has to rot, it could take months and then these blossoms bloom. Tan husks, bloody red centres? I know a place, not far..
Dean well look at that , thought you weren’t a florist? Get up! Wait. You know a vamp around here named Benny, burly guy, Cajun?
Leviathan no , heard of him though, everybody has. The guy who got out then came back… like an idiot
Dean pretty much. Where is he?
Leviathan Dead, long time ago. His own kind, they didn’t trust him and they… makes the sign of being torn apart…ripped him apart
Back at the casino
Chuck how do I put this to you Sam? Your hope is misplaced. Now I’m not saying you can’t win. I mean if you stay firm and dean and cas don’t screw up their part, with the exact right roll of the dice.. you could, but what I’m saying is… you don’t want to. You think you do but you don’t, not if you knew, not if you could see what I see. You wanna know what happens when you win? Here, I’ll show ya.
Chuck claps his hands together and we’re in April 17th 2020 in the bunker. Sam sees Sam and Eileen at the table, Dean dozing in an armchair and Cas bringing beers.
Eileen gasps and smiles
Sam signs did you find something?
Eileen no ,that man who disappeared in Florida?
Eileen turns out he was eaten by an alligator
Sam hey Dean, if you’re tired why don’t ya go to bed?
Dean I’m not tired, I’m just resting my eyes. I’m good
Cas enters with 4 bottles of beer
Dean ooh jackpot! Thanks. Alright well I say let’s call it. Movie night?
Eileen I’ll make some popcorn Dean approves
Sam laughs. His phone rings… Oh Jody. Jody hey, how’s it going ? as ourSam watches the scene…Jody?
Jody shell shocked and bloody sat in her police car. Sam… it was just supposed to be a little nest, maybe 3 vampires. I went in armed to the teeth but there were… so…many…more. She’s dead, Sam, Claire’s dead.
Our Sam… no!
Back in the casino
Chuck well that was just the beginning, now this is the rest. He’s holding a pocket watch. The other side of victory. What happens next… you just set it for any day or time and you can see it all
Sam nothing you show me… you cannot change my mind
Chuck then it doesn’t change your mind. C’mon Sam, don’t you wanna see the future?
Walking along a riverside path in purgatory
Cas sorry about Benny
Dean I owed him my life. He sacrificed himself to get Sam outta this place
Cas well this place will bring that out in you. Guilt. It was my fault the Leviathan got out, it was my fault we were here the first time. I carry that guilt every day
Dean I know you’re sorry Cas.. about that, about Mom….
Cas I was talking about Jack. I already apologised to you, you just refused to hear it
Dean I’m sorry I brought it up. Maybe if you didn’t just up and leave us..
Cas you didn’t give me a choice. You couldn’t forgive me and you couldn’t move on.. You were too angry. I left but you didn’t stop me.
Flash forward to January 6th 2021. Sam and Dean battered and bloody are in Baby
Dean I know what you’re thinking. We did everything we could
Sam scoffs. No we didn’t. We shouldn’t have waited.
Dean the place was crawling with wolves! We had to wait
Sam while we waited the victims…. They all died ,they bled out on the floor. Ya know if Cas was still here he could have healed them…
Dean yeah well he’s not.
Our Sam in the back seat Cas?
Dean they’re winning Sam, the monsters are winning….
In purgatory at the site of an abundant growth of blooms
Leviathan so it’s this way, just like I promised
Cas leviathan blossom
Dean alright, well , grab one .Let’s get the hell outta here
Cas is rendered trapped
Cas its an angel trap. You tricked us!
Leviathan Mother’s got beef with you
Leviathan killing her alphas, swallowing her leviathans, bringing you to her should earn us a nice reward
Dean what do you mean us?
Dean shoots at his attacker but gets knocked out.
He wakes and sees that all the blossoms have been incinerated
Dean no..Cas! Cas!
In the bunker. Its nov 3rd 2021. Sam is preparing for a hunt. Our Sam is watching the scene unfold
Dean what are you doin? C’mon man we just got back
Sam If we don’t hustle the nest will move on
Dean no Sam. It doesn’t matter
Sam what are you saying?
Dean what I’ve been trying to say for months. It’s time… time to stand down.
Sam you wanna quit? What’s happened to you Dean… ever since..
Dean ever since what? We lost pretty much everyone we’ve ever cared about, ever since the mark made cas go crazy and I had to bury him in a malak box… ever since then? Yeah, you know why, cos the monsters, they’re everywhere ,everywhere! What we do, it’s not even hunting anymore, its wack a mole. We don’t even save people. Every friend we’ve ever had is either dead or they got wise and packed it in
Sam no Jody’s still fighting and Bobby….
Dean Bobby has a death wish and you know it and Jody ever since what happened to Donna and the girls… she does too… and after Eileen…. So do you
Sam no. What happened to Butch and Sundance? Dean, what happened to going out swinging?
Dean we lost, brother. We lost. I’m done. he walks away
Sam Dean! Dean!
Our Sam this is a lie! Chuck I know what you are doing. Chuck!
Chuck enjoying the show?
Sam you’re just showing me this so I lose hope
Chuck I’m just the messenger Sam. I’m sharing my monitions with you
Sam no the Dean I know, the Dean who raised me… he’d never give up no matter how bad things got
Chuck well.. He does, he will. This is the truth Sam, this is what comes next
In purgatory Dean is searching for Cas aware that time is running out
Dean Cas!! He stops by a tree and in a hushed voice…
Dean Cas, Cas, I hope you can hear me, that wherever you are it’s not too late. I should have stopped you. You’re my best friend but I just let you go.. cos that was easier than admitting that I was wrong. He kneels on one knee. I, I don’t know why I get so angry. I just know that I know that it’s just always been there.. and when things go bad it, it just comes out and I, I can’t stop it .no matter how, how bad I want to I just can’t stop it… and I, I for..forgive you, of course I forgive you! I’m sorry it took me so long… I’m sorry it took me til now to say it.. Cas, I’m so sorry. Weeping… man I hope you can hear me, I hope you can hear me. Ok
Back in the bunker Nov 3rd 2021. Dean is sat at the map table drinking and thinking as Sam enters
Sam I’m raiding that nest with or without you
Dean well I guess I don’t have a choice do I?
Chuck and our Sam watch the scene
Chuck… aww they’re back oh Dean, bad idea. You should have trusted your… door slams… gut.
Sam no it can’t end like this
Chuck see for yourself you’re holding the watch
Sam it’s stuck
Chuck guess that’s as far as it goes Sammy. The end of the line.
In purgatory dean is frantically searching for Cas
Cas you made it!
Dean I made it? They hug
Dean you ok?
Dean what happened?
Cas they went after me, not you. I thought it would be safest to give myself up
Dean they take ya to Eve?
Cas yeah we were on route. I waited until I… saw this pulls the blossom out of his pocket.. Gotta little smushed. Once I had the blossom I fought, caught them off guard, they fought back I managed to get away
Dean you did it, you did it cas
Cas well they’re still after me, we should hurry
Dean ok, cas, I need to say something
Cas you don’t have to say it, I heard your prayer
December 9th 2022. Sam and Dean are in a squalid room barricading the door with furniture
Sam alright, only way in
Dean let em come
Sam we’re out numbered
Dean what else is new? Those bastards take us down, least we go down together
Sam Butch and Sundance
Dean go out swingin
Bobby and Jody are in the stairwell of the same building.
Bobby hold on… you sure you wanna do this Jody? It is Sam and Dean
Inside the room Sam and Dean both bare their fangs
The hunters break in to the room Jody shoots Sam and vamp dean kills Jody. Bobby decapitates Sam.
Back in the casino
Chuck so what dya think? I’m sorry kid it’s a crappy ending. You and your brother deserve better
Chuck no I mean it. It hurts me to see you go out like that. Listen, I know our friendship has seen better days but you have to know you and your brother matter to me..deeply…you still do.I want better for you both
Sam where’s Eileen?
Chuck she’s fine I powered her down in a broom closet. Don’t change the subject
Sam you know Chuck I ‘ve seen your plans. Dean and me, Cain and Abel
Chuck you don’t know what you saw Sam
Sam well I know it didn’t look better to me!
Chuck ok so, that way, you being monsters being killed off by your friends. Do you really like that ending better?
In the bunker Dean and Cas are performing Michaels spell
Cas Zee no da rab alla zee zo aba rama shhhee mamay sapay
Dean wait a minute.. are you sure?
Cas Dean you’ve already taken the Mark, you can’t take it again. I can, it’s the only way
Purple smoke is absorbed in to a marble ball held by Cas
Cas because I’m taking the Mark someone else will have to destroy this. You or Sam
In the Casino
Sam muttering no it will be better. It will be better if we win, when we win. When we win, when we beat you! I will make it better
Chuck you can’t Sam. You, Sam Winchester have been playing fast and loose with the laws of nature and magic for a very long time… you and your brother. Always breaking the rules. That’s what I love about you Sam.. it’s so heroic it’s so….. promethean but there’s still so much about the fabric of the universe that you don’t know, that you can’t know because you are only humans. But I’m God. Think about what I showed you. Look beyond the Mark, beyond you and Dean fanging out.. heartbreaking but not the head line news
Sam the monsters
Chuck the monsters. Without me it’s the law of nature, dark forces prevail; monsters rule and you, your brother and everyone you love will die. Can you really live with that?
Dean and Cas enter the casino and find Sam
Sam Dean help, help me!
Dean hey, where’s Chuck?
Sam I don’t know but he’s close. Watch out!! Eileen hits Dean.
Dean threatened by Eileen Eileen I don’t wanna hurt you She’s wrestled to the ground by Cas
Chuck Hi Dean
Dean punches Chuck… you know I had to
Chuck sends Dean flying Me too
Cas Sam rolls the ball towards Sam
Dean Sam smash it now!!
Chuck well Sam
Sam falls to his knees… I can’t.
Sam I can’t, I’m sorry.. I just can’t.
Dean what did you do to him?
Chuck and Sams wounds disappear
Chuck oh yeah man.. yeah that’s the stuff
Cas what happened?
Chuck ah short version… Sammy lost hope and now I’m free. Hey take it easy on the kid It took a lot to beat it out of him
Chuck destroys the ball
Dean no NO! Well what now? You’re not gonna dust us
Chuck oh yeah? Why not?
Dean because you’re holding out… for your big finish. Yeah, we know about your galaxy brained idea. How you think this story is gonna go. Sam has had a look in to your draft folder
Chuck Sam’s visions, they weren’t drafts, they were memories… my memories. Other Sams and other Deans in other worlds. And guess what, just like you they didn’t think they’d do it either but they did and you will too
Dean no. Not this Sam and not this Dean so you go back to earth 2 and play with your other toys because we will never give you the ending that you want
Chuck we’ll see and disappears
In the bunker Eileen is leaving
Sam I wish you’d stay
Eileen I wish I could. After what happened I don’t know what’s real any more
Sam kisses her
Sam I know that was real
Cas and Dean are sat at the kitchen table. Sam enters
Dean did she leave?
Sam yep, yeah
Sam it was our chance… to stop Chuck…. But what chuck showed me.. what would happen if we trapped him. I believed him, I still do
Dean well that’s good enough for me!
Sam okay erm, so what now?
Cas now Chuck’s gone but…
Dean he’ll be back
Sam if we can’t kill him or trap him….
Dean well then we find another way
The Empty with Death and Jack
Death It’s time.