13.14 Good Intentions

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Title Good Intentions
Episode # Season 13, Episode 14
First aired March 1, 2018
Directed by P.J. Pesce
Written by Meredith Glynn
On IMDB Good Intentions
Outline The Winchesters, Castiel, and Donatello continue trying to find a way to open a rift, which begins to take its toll on Donatello. Meanwhile, in Apocalypse World, Mary and Jack escape Michael and find refuge with Bobby Singer.
Monster Angels
Donatello Redfield
Timeline November 2017
Location(s) Lebanon, Kansas
Apocalypse World
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Quotes

Sam: Don't you think you should, uh, take it a little easy on the nitrates?
Dean: Dude, if bacon's what kills me, then I win.
Jack: You said he was in your head? Well, he's in my head, too. And I saw everything. He's gonna bring an army to our world and just He wants me to open the door. But I won't. He can't make me. I-I don't care how much he hurts me.
Mary: He's not gonna hurt you, Jack. He's gonna hurt me. Why do you think he brought you here? So that we would meet, so we would talk. And then when he comes back, if you don't do what he wants, he's going to kill me.
Dean: Okay, Jack brought you back because we needed you back.

Castiel: Right. And how have I repaid him? I promised his mother that I would protect him, but now he's trapped in that place while Lucifer is here, who's I mean, he's getting stronger and more powerful by the day. And if Michael really is coming, maybe I was brought back to help prepare.
Dean: Prepare for what?
Castiel: War. War is what Michael does.

Dean: Well, then we do what we do. Whatever it takes.
Gog: Which shall we kill first?

Magog: I will kill the pretty one.
Dean: It's like a furry diaper.
Castiel: Dean.
Gog: They are equally pretty.

Magog: The small one then. Enough you. Embrace your beautiful death!
Mary: You called me Mary Campbell. Do you know me?
Bobby: Well, knew you, the other you. She Well, hell, I thought you were a damn ghost. Turns out you're just from a whole other world, which is weirder when you think about it.
Sam: Was it the tablet that -- that did this to you or...
Donatello: It didn't do anything to me. I translated the tablet. All of it! I saw the power of God! And it's all up here. And you wanna take it from me.
Bobby: I don't mean to stare. Just You you look just like her. Give or take a year or two.

Mary: What was she like?
Bobby: Mary Campbell was a complicated woman. Brave, but sad. Full of regret.
Mary: Let me guess -- she made a bad demon deal?
Bobby: Opposite. She didn't make one. Lost the love of her life. Never moved on.
Mary: And Dean and Sam were never born. Bobby, I made that deal. And it -- I brought my boys a lot of pain. But What happened here, in your world? Sam and Dean stopped that war in mine.

Bobby: Then I'd say you made the right choice.
Bobby: Look, Mary, when this all started, when Lucifer and his demon army rose out of hell, we thought the angels were on our side. But one by one, they turned on us. He will, too. It's just a matter of time.
Jack: I had to come back. Sam and Dean, they wouldn't run. They'd stay and fight. These angels, what they're doing, they're not gonna stop. As long as Michael's out there, this war will never be over.

Bobby: So what are you saying?

Jack: I have to kill him.
Castiel: Some people just can't be saved.

Dean: Yeah, but who gets to make that choice? You? What exactly gives you the right?

Castiel: Nothing. I took it. If I hadn't acted we would still be sitting around talking about what to do next, we would be wasting time. And it's time we don't have Dean. I told you, war is coming. War. And I did what soldiers do. Now we needed the spell to open the rift, and I got it. We need four major ingredients: The grace of an archangel. A fruit from a tree of life. The Seal of Solomon and the blood of a most holy man. We find those things, we can bring everybody home. And together we can beat Lucifer and Michael. this is the only way we win. This is the only way we survive. It's like you said Dean. Whatever it takes.

Trivia & References

Donatello: Um, they're -- they're people. Kind of. Uh, sometimes referred to as brothers, other times lands. Uh, You know how Bibles are. Too damn many translations.

Castiel: Wait, Gog and -- and Magog I'd -- I'd heard rumors, but I didn't think they were human.

As Donatello says, Gog and Magog are variously the names of nations, people, and entities in Judaic, Christian, and Islamic lore. They also appear in many legends across Europe and the Middle East. In Britain, they are depicted as giants who symbolize the conflict between the ancient Britons and the Trojan armies. Gog and Magog were said to have been defeated by Brutus of Troy and chained at the gate of his palace. They are often burned as effigies in pagan ceremonies, as a way of replacing and symbolizing sacrifice. This tale is represented in carvings at the Guildhall in London. Representations of these giants can also be found in the Royal Arcade in Melbourne, Australia.
Castiel: Dean, we have a problem. He isn't human. He appears to be a primitive beast formed of rock and sand.

Dean: That's a thing?
Castiel: Yeah. A very old thing. I thought they'd gone extinct during the flood.

The Flood refers to the flood myth which is a story that appears in many traditions, where a deity sends a flood to punish and cleanse civilization.
Bobby: Oh, I remember. The day-trippers, right?
A day-tripper is a person who visits a destination just for a day and returns to their own home on the same day.
Dean: The Muppet professor attacked you? Why?
The "Muppet Professor" was a puppet who featured in The Muppet Show called Dr. Bunsen Honeydew.
Dean: All right. What else do we know besides all work and no play makes Donatello a homicidal boy?
"All work and no play makes Donatello a homicidal boy" is a play on the proverb, "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" which was most famously used in the film adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining.
Castiel: We need four major ingredients: The grace of an archangel, a fruit from a tree of life, the Seal of Solomon, and the blood of a most holy man.
"The "tree of life" is a mythological archetype that spans many religions and cultures. The Seal of Solomon was a signet ring which belonged to King Solomon which granted him the abilities to command demons and jinn, or to speak with animals. It was believed that the demon Asmodeus, or Sakhr, obtained the ring by taking Solomon's form and tricking one of his wives and ruled over Solomon's stead for forty days until it was lost in the sea, caught by a fish, recovered by a fisherman, and returned to Solomon."

Minutiae

Chad Rook, who played Zachariah (Apocalypse World), previously played Marshall Todd in 6.19 Mommy Dearest and Desmond in 8.09 Citizen Fang.
Michael Jonsson, who played Gog, previously played Yeager in 5.04 The End.
Zachariah of Apocalypse World attempting to manipulate Jack's mind can be seen as a reference to the original Zachariah, who used his powers to try and manipulate Sam and Dean in 4.17 It's a Terrible Life to think they were normal people as well as showing Dean the future in which he continues to refuse becoming Michael's vessel in 5.04 The End.
The spell which Donatello gives Sam and Dean included the ingredients Balthazar used to send them to the World Without Supernatural in 6.15 The French Mistake:
"Cleanse the holy altar with sacramental water, built on a bed of godsroot. Bless the altar in the tongue of God. Coat a bronze bowl with Oil of Abramelin. Combine dragon's blood, wolfsbane, angelica root. Crush in fine paste. Sprinkle with goofer dust [...] Mortar and deskle combine with dead sea brine, virgin lambs blood and the bone of a lesser saint [...] Mixture, paint three symbols surrounding the altar [...] Hearts of Gog and Magog."
Much like his father, Lucifer, Jack has a penchant for disintegrating angels.

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