14.05 Nightmare Logic
|Episode #||Season 14, Episode 5|
|First aired||November 8, 2018|
|Directed by||Darren Grant|
|Written by||Meredith Glynn|
|On IMDB||Nightmare Logic|
|Outline||When Maggie goes missing on a hunt, Sam, Dean, Mary, and Bobby race to find her.|
|Location(s)|| Claremore, Oklahoma|
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Arriving in Claremore, Oklahoma, late at night, Maggie begins recording her first solo hunt, which she believes is a ghoul. Upon enter the the Rawling family's crypt, she is soon attacked by a ghoulish figure hiding in the shadows.
After finishing up a briefing with the Apocalypse World hunters, Sam realizes that Maggie has missed her check-in. Sam reveals to Dean that he has implemented body cams for all hunters to help others learn, as well as find out what happened if a hunt went wrong. Checking the server they see Maggie get attacked by what they think is a ghoul. Believing Maggie could still be alive due to ghouls being scavengers, they head off to Claremore. Arriving at the Rawling estate, they enter the private crypt and begin searching for clues, but are soon found by the groundskeeper, who takes them to the house to speak with the owners. After they are greeted by Neil, they tell him they are the Historical Preservation Society, which elates Neil, but prompts to ask why four people are needed, revealing that Mary and Bobby have also come to investigate.
While Mary and Sam discuss the case, Dean and Bobby discover that the person they have been talking to is the full-time nurse of the owner Patrick Rawling. Neil introduces them to Mr. Rawling, who is both identical to the ghoul in Maggie’s video, and in a coma on life support. Sasha Rawling, Mr. Rawlings' daughter, arrives. She is confused as to why there are people in the house, and asks them to leave as she can't cope with their questions on top of her father’s failing health.
Once outside, Bobby snaps at Sam, blaming him for Maggie’s predicament and, although Dean and Mary jump to Sam’s defense, it’s obvious that Bobby’s words just confirm what Sam is already thinking. Mary takes the opportunity to split them up by searching with Sam while Dean and Bobby work together. After separating, Mary uses the time to praise Sam on his leadership and they discuss her possible relationship with Bobby, but their conversation comes to an abrupt end when they discover the remains of a burnt wallet full of fake identification cards that seems to belong to a hunter.
Meanwhile, Dean and Bobby find an old shed. As Dean enters the shed, Bobby is distracted by a man walking in the woods and goes to investigate. After Dean finds the body of the hunter who owned the wallet Sam and Mary found, he turns around to get Bobby’s opinion and discovers he is alone except for the ghoul that attacked Maggie. Acting on instinct, Dean stabs the ghoul as it rushes him, only for it to explode into a cloud of thick dust.
Back at the house, Sasha hears what she presumes is rats in the attic and gets surprised by a vampire which, when she flees, doesn’t chase her. When Dean returns to the house to explain to Sam what he has found, he discovers Mary and Sam explaining that monsters are real to Sasha and Neil. They all agree that the vampire's behavior was strange and that it seemed less intent on killing her than on stopping her reaching the source of the noise in the attic. As Mary goes to check on Bobby outside, Sam decides to check the attic while Dean stays with Sasha and Neil.
Outside, Bobby is attacked by something in the form of his son Daniel, with burned out eyes. As Daniel pins Bobby to a tree with an angel blade and tells him how the angels killed him slowly by crucifying him piece by piece, he is interrupted from delivering a killing blow by Mary, who shoots at Daniel to no effect. Daniel overpowers Mary and begins choking her on the ground until Bobby manages to pull the angel blade from his shoulder, freeing himself, and stabs his son with it. Daniel, like the ghoul, explodes into thick grey dust.
In the house, Sam is cautiously heading towards the attic, determined to see what the vampire was hiding. Much to his relief, he finds a weak but very much alive Maggie, whom he attempts free as she tries to warn him, Sam removes the needle from Maggie’s neck, and begins to pick the locks on her cuffs, all the while telling her not to apologies for being captured. The vampire attacks and, like Dean, Sam stabs the creature and it, too, explodes into dust.
Downstairs, Dean finally recognizes the way Patrick is attached to blood bags from when he was held captive by a djinn and realizes that Neil is the one behind everything. He sends Sasha to make him a sandwich, insinuating to her to just leave the room to keep her safe, which Sasha realizes and does. When Dean pulls his gun on Neil and tells him he knows he is a djinn. Neil confesses confusion at Dean’s anger because they had met previously when Dean was possessed by Michael and he’d assumed that this was the archangel testing him. As Neil slowly approaches Dean, ignoring his warnings, Dean shoots him in the knee, which causes Neil to instantly jump on Dean. Neil tells Dean he wouldn't hurt Michael's favorite "monkey suit", but is curious to know what Dean's nightmares are and tries to use his power on Dean. However, Neil recoils in horror at what he sees in Dean's mind, allowing Dean to retaliate by bashing Neil's head with a bookend. On the ground and bloody, Neil taunts Dean with the knowledge that there are dozens of hunter traps set up everywhere by Michael and that Dean and his family are as good as dead. Dean viciously bashes Neil to death, unloading his gun into Neil's corpse for good measure.
After removing the needles from Rawling, Dean assures Sasha that he will be fine and will come to soon. he leaves Sasha with her father, who momentarily wakes up.
Back at the Bunker, as Maggie is reunited with the other hunters, Mary hears Bobby’s confession and tries to ease his guilt over his dead son. They decide to rest up at Donna’s cabin for a few weeks and work on their growing relationship. As they say their goodbyes, Bobby takes the chance to apologize to Sam and praise his leadership.
Sam and Dean call all the hunters they know to warn them about Michael’s traps and new and improved monster army, telling them to use the buddy system. Sam attempts to ease Dean’s guilt for Michael’s actions, explaining that Dean allowed himself to be possessed in order to save his family and that together, as a family, they will beat Michael.
- Sam Winchester
- Dean Winchester
- Mary Winchester
- Bobby Singer (Apocalypse World)
- Maggie (Apocalypse World)
- Daniel Singer
- Patrick Rawling
- Sasha Rawling
- Neil (Djinn)
- Angel Blade
- John's Journal
- Men of Letters Bunker
- Michael's Monsters
- Nightmare Creatures
- Table of Death
Trivia & References
Sides, Scripts & Transcripts
- 14.05 Nightmare Logic (transcript)
- Nightmare Logic Longform Breakdown
- Nightmare Logic Outline
- Nightmare Logic script (Production Draft)
- Nightmare Logic script (Blue Pages Only)