13.23 Let the Good Times Roll
|Title||Let the Good Times Roll|
|Episode #||Season 13, Episode 23|
|First aired||May 17, 2018|
|Directed by||Robert Singer|
|Written by||Andrew Dabb|
|On IMDB||Let the Good Times Roll|
|Outline||After escaping Apocalypse World, the Winchesters, Jack, and Castiel are confronted by Lucifer and Michael, forcing Dean to make a dire decision.|
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In the Bunker, Sam schools the refugees from the Apocalypse World in this world’s current events: melting ice caps, protesting people, award-winning movies, and President Trump’s controversies. Bobby jokes that with everything going on in this world, how can they call where he’s from “Apocalypse World.” Sam’s cell phone rings interrupting the instruction. It’s Dean saying that they are ready.
At a lakeside cabin, Sam meets up with Dean, Cas, and Jack. Together they take down a den of werewolves in what is part of Jack’s training.
Meanwhile, Mary and Bobby are walking in the rain discussing how the people from Apocalypse World are settling into this one. Bobby glances down to the ground and notices blood. They follow the blood trail to Maggie’s dead body.
In the Bunker, Dean speculates to Sam that with Jack’s help maybe they can stop all the evil in the world and retire.
As Dean goes to his room, he hears loud groaning. He wakes Jack out of the bad dream. Jack talks about his guilt of not being able to save everyone. Dean consoles him and tells Jack he is is family and they look after their own. Sam rushes in holding his cell phone.
Mary, Bobby, Sam, Dean, Jack and Cas speculate on the cause of Mary’s death. Back at the Bunker, they interview a friend of Maggie’s. Upon learning that Maggie is dead, she reveals that Maggie had a crush on a boy, Nate, who works at a store in town. As he hears that, Jack disappears.
At the store, Jack uses his power to slam Nate into a glass refrigerator case. Sam and Dean call Jack’s name, but he doesn’t let Nate go so Dean shoots Jack to get his attention. Jack apologizes to Nate and disappears. The lights start to flicker, a high-pitched noise begins, and Dean tells Nate to go. Michael appears and Sam, Dean, and Cas run out of the store to the impala. Dean ignites a cask of holy oil, throwing it in front of Michael. They make their escape.
On a trail, Jack hits himself and berates himself for hurting people. He flashes to memories of previous uses of his powers where someone got hurt. Lucifer appears and says he is back because Jack needs him. He tells Jack that no matter how you try to do right around humans, something always goes wrong. Jack agrees with this. Lucifer persuades Jack that leaving Earth is the opportunity to escape the past. Jack agrees to go with Lucifer, but he wants Lucifer to do something first.
In the Bunker, Bobby and Mary discuss Maggie’s death. Jack walks in with Lucifer, and gets him to resurrect Maggie.
Sam, Dean, and Cas arrive at the Bunker, but Jack and Lucifer have already left. Dean contacts other hunters to be on the lookout for Lucifer. Sam interviews Maggie about her killer. While she didn’t see his face, she did see his glowing red eyes.
Suddenly, the lights flicker in the Bunker and a loud banging sound begins. Sam and Dean urge Bobby and Mary to get Maggie and go, leaving through the garage. Michael blasts down the door to the Bunker. Dean and Michael trade blows, but Michael grabs Dean by the throat. Michael tells Dean that he is going to purge this world of sin. As Michael tightens his strangle hold of Dean, Sam prays to Jack that they need help.
Jack and Lucifer are stargazing. Lucifer is talking about how they are going to take the grand tour of creation, learn new things, and maybe come up with some improvements when Jack hears Sam’s prayer.
Michael continues to slowly strangle Dean, saying that he could have done it quickly but he wants to enjoy it. Suddenly, Michael is slammed back by Jack’s power and he releases. Jack uses his power to hurt Michael, who cries out in pain to Lucifer about their deal. Dean explains that they made a deal – Lucifer gets Jack and Michael gets to rule the Earth. Jack uses his power to force Lucifer to tell the truth and Lucifer admits that he killed Maggie and that he liked it. Jack tells Lucifer that he’s not his father and that he is a monster. Lucifer screams with rage and says that humans don’t matter. Jack says that he is human and Lucifer says that is Jack’s problem and says if he can’t have Jack, he just needs his grace. Lucifer cuts Jack on the neck and sucks in some of Jack’s grace. Sam rushes to Jack as Lucifer, in a burst of bright power, disappears with Jack and Sam.
Dean calls out for Sam and looks stunned. Michael tells them the devil won. Cas asks Michael how to stop Lucifer - with Lucifer “juiced up” on Jack’s grace, he is could end the whole universe. Michael says he would love to rip his brother apart, but his meat suit is too damaged. Dean explains to Michael that he is the sword, Michael’s perfect vessel. Cas objects but Dean shuts him down, saying that Lucifer has Sam and Jack and Dean doesn’t have a choice. Dean tells Michael it’s a one-time deal, he is in charge and behind the wheel while Michael is the engine.
Lucifer materializes in a church and throws Jack to the ground and uses his power on Sam, intending to kill him. Lucifer taunts Sam, calling him “Daddy Sammy” protecting Jack, who has killed people. Sam says he doesn’t care and that Jack is family. Lucifer says that family doesn’t mean anything and demands that one of them kill the other. The survivor gets to walk out the door with a chance to save the world. Lucifer drops an archangel blade on the floor. Sam refuses. Lucifer says he will kill them both, end all life in the universe and remake it as he likes. Sam picks up the blade and tells Jack to kill him. Jack refuses, saying that he can’t stop Lucifer but that Sam can. Jack declares his love for Sam and all creation and begins to stab himself.
Dean appears in a bright light, extending Michael’s wings, and holding an archangel blade. Lucifer realizes that Dean let Michael in. Dean says it turns out they had something in common, wanting to gut Lucifer. They begin fighting, both on the ground and in the air. Dean drops the archangel blade. Lucifer begins to have the upper hand and Dean struggles. As Lucifer begins to smite Dean, Sam throws the blade to Dean, who plunges it in Lucifer. Fires erupts from Lucifer’s eyes and he falls to the ground, dead. His wings crackle and burn.
Sam and Dean rejoice that Lucifer is dead. Sam says that Dean did it, but Dean says they all did it together. Suddenly, Dean bends forward in agony, groaning, and yells, “We had a deal!” Dean stands up, face blank, and says “Thanks for the suit.” Michael has taken over Dean’s body. Michael(Dean) disappears. Sam and Jack stand in shock. In the Bunker, Mary and Bobby return to find Cas sitting on the floor looking forlorn.
Michael(Dean) walks down a street, dressed in a new coat, three-piece suit, and a pea cap. He has a smirk on his face as he looks around at the other people on the street. His eyes glow blue as the episode ends on a freeze frame.
- Sam Winchester
- Dean Winchester
- Mary Winchester
- Jack Kline
- Bobby Singer (Apocalypse World)
- Michael (Apocalypse World)
- Maggie (Apocalypse World)
- Angel Blade
- Angel Radio
- Angel Wings
- Archangel Blade
- Holy Oil
- Men of Letters Bunker
- Silver Bullets
- Table of Death
- "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas
- (plays during "The Road So Far" recap of events; also played in 1.21 Salvation, 2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part Two, 3.16 No Rest for the Wicked, 4.22 Lucifer Rising, 5.22 Swan Song, 6.22 The Man Who Knew Too Much, 7.23 Survival of the Fittest, 8.23 Sacrifice, 9.23 Do You Believe in Miracles?, 10.23 Brother's Keeper, 11.23 Alpha and Omega and 12.23 All Along the Watchtower)
- "As Long as It's Real" by Raphael Lake, Aaron Levy, Dumi Maraire and Ambrose Arnold (Extreme Music)
- (playing on Nate's headphones as Jack visits him at the convenience store)