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 Apocalypse World in his world’s current events. He tells them of the 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 soon gets a call from Dean telling him he's "got something."
At a lakeside cabin, Sam meets up with Dean, Castiel, 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, telling Mary without an archangel to get them back, he's not exactly angry that they are stuck in her world. Telling Mary he's likes her world, he glances down to the ground and notices blood. They follow the blood trail to find 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 finally retire. As Dean goes to his room, he hears loud groaning coming from Jack's room. He enters and wakes Jack out of his bad dream. Jack tells Dean about his guilt of not being able to save everyone, leading to Dean consoling him telling him he has his own regrets about not saving people, telling Jack that he is family and they look after their own when suddenly Sam rushes in holding his cell phone.
Mary, Bobby, Sam, Dean, Jack and Cas gather at the scene of the crime and speculate on the cause of Maggie’s death. Back at the Bunker, they interview a friend of Maggie’s and upon learning that Maggie is dead, she reveals that Maggie had a crush on a boy, Nate, who works at a store nearby. As he hears that, Jack disappears.
At the store, Jack uses his power to slam Nate into a glass refrigerator case. Sam and Dean soon arrive calling Jack’s name, but he doesn’t let Nate go so Dean shoots Jack in the back to get his attention. Learning that Nate is innocent, Jack apologizes to Nate and disappears. As he leaves the lights start to flicker, a high-pitched noise begins, and Dean tells Nate to go. Michael appears prompting Sam, Dean, and Castiel run out of the store to the Impala. As the store windows blow out, Dean heads for the trunk and ignites a cask of holy oil, throwing it in front of Michael allowing them to 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, when suddenly 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. Enticed at the idea of going off into space like in Star Wars, Jack agrees to go with Lucifer, but he wants his father to do something first.
In the Bunker, Bobby and Mary discuss Maggie’s death and suggest that it is possible that nothing supernatural was behind it, when Jack walks in with Lucifer, to Mary and Bobby's shock. He takes his father to Maggie's body and tells him to resurrect her, Lucifer is apprehensive at first, telling Jack people run the risk of coming back not normal. But is eventually goaded into resurrecting her, leaving with Jack immediately afterwards.
As Sam, Dean, and Cas arrive at the Bunker, they learn of Jack and Lucifer having already left. Dean contacts other hunters to be on the lookout for Lucifer while Sam interviews Maggie about her killer. She reveals to Sam that 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 and descends down to their level. Sam, Dean and Cas attempt to fight Michael, but Michael is able to deflect them away as he grabs Dean by the throat. He tells Dean that he is going to purge this world of sin, admitting he made mistakes on his world, and will do better this time. Telling Dean he will be the first to be "saved" as Michael tightens his strangle hold of Dean, Sam prays to Jack that they need help.
While 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 to Jack that they made a deal – Lucifer gets Jack and Michael gets to rule the Earth with Sam also telling Jack that Lucifer killed Maggie. As Lucifer denies the accusations, Jack uses his power to force Lucifer to tell the truth causing Lucifer to admit that he killed Maggie and that he liked it. Heart broken, a disgusted 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. When Jack says that he is human, Lucifer says that is Jack’s problem and says if he can’t have Jack, he just needs his power. Lucifer produces an archangel blade from his sleeve and cuts Jack on the neck and sucks in a majority 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. When Michael tells them the Devil won, Castiel asks Michael how to stop Lucifer, Michael tells him with Lucifer “juiced up” on Jack’s grace, he could end the whole universe if he put his mind to it. 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. As Cas objects, 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 will prove it by demanding 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. When 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 soon appears in a bright light, extending Michael’s wings, and holding an archangel blade. Lucifer realizes that Dean let Michael in, causing Dean to tell him it turns out they had something in common in both wanting to gut Lucifer. They quickly begin fighting, both on the ground and in the air. Dean drops the archangel blade as Lucifer begins to have the upper hand and Dean struggles. Telling him he doesn't need a blade, Lucifer begins to smite Dean, when Sam throws a blade to Dean, who plunges it into Lucifer's heart. Fires erupts from Lucifer’s eyes and in a fiery explosion, he falls to the ground, dead. His wings crackle and burn around his vessel on the church floor.
Sam and Dean rejoice that Lucifer is dead, with Sam telling Dean that he did it, but Dean corrects him that 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 disappears as Sam and Jack stand in shock. In the Bunker, Mary and Bobby return to find Castiel sitting on the floor.
On a busy street, Michael walks down dressed in a new coat, three-piece suit, and a flat cap. He has a smirk on his face as he looks around at the humans 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
- Mind Control
- Silver Bullets
- Star Wars
- 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)
Trivia & References
Sides, Scripts & Transcripts
- 13.23 Let the Good Times Roll (transcript)
- Let the Good Times Roll script (Production Draft)
- Let the Good Times Roll script (Yellow Draft)