14.07 Unhuman Nature

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Title Unhuman Nature
Episode # Season 14, Episode 7
First aired November 29, 2018
Directed by John F. Showalter
Written by Eugenie Ross-Leming
Brad Buckner
On IMDB Unhuman Nature
Outline Dean, Sam, and Castiel call on Rowena to help with Jack's worsening health. Meanwhile, Nick continues his murderous hunt to find his family's killer.
Monster Nick
Timeline A few weeks after 14.02 Gods and Monsters
Location(s) Pike Creek, Delaware
Lebanon, Kansas
Wilmington, Delaware
Montauk, New York
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Castiel tries to heal Jack however, he doesn’t succeed. As he tells Sam and Dean about Jack’s condition, Dean experiences a dizzy spell, but he does't let on to the others. Jack has a seizure and Sam, Dean and Castiel take him to the hospital.

At the hospital, after battling to get Jack admitted, the doctors treat Jack but struggle to find answers. Cas and the Winchesters watch decide to take Jack back to the bunker and find another way to save him.

Sam calls Rowena and gets her to come to the Bunker under the pretense that it is Dean who is sick. Upon Rowena’s arrival, she finds out it is Jack who needs help. Rowena is furious and doesn't want to do anything with the situation, but Sam convinces her to have a look at him. Once she meets Jack, his behaviour towards her changes her mind. Rowena uses her magic to examine Jack and determines that as a Nephilim, he needs his grace to maintain the balance between his angel and human sides. Without it his system is collapsing.

In Delaware, Nick is still trying to figure out who killed his wife and son. He uses information from his former neighbour Arty to meet a crime reporter, Diane Fargo, who reported on the case at the time. The conversation leads him to a former cop, Frank Kellogg, who Nick thinks has more information about his family’s death than he put in the report.

Nick seems to be struggling with an internal rage. One night he Nick meets a woman at a bar and wants to kill her but he fights with that instinct and the woman escapes scared, but unharmed.

At the bunker Jack packs his bag having decided that, if he is going to die, he wants to experience more of life. To his surprise, Dean is supportive and offers to accompany him. Jack and Dean go to get burgers, and Dean also teaches Jack drive Impala. When Dean suggest that they go to a bar to hook up, Jack demures and suggests they go fishing, something Dean has previously told him was a happy memory with his father.

While researching for a cure, Sam speaks to Ketch who tells him about a shaman called Sergei who was consulted by the British Men of Letters to “solve the unsolvable”. Castiel decides to go to Sergei to get help for Jack.

Castiel meets with Sergei the shaman who reveals to Castiel that in exchange for a vial of his grace, he gave Gabriel a powerful cloaking spell which allowed him to hide out in Monte Carlo with porn stars. Sergei gives the grace to Castiel along with a spell to fix Jack. In return he asks for a favour that he will call in at a later date.

Nick finds the police officer Frank and tortures him for what he did to his family. Frank tells Nick that on the night of her death, Nick’s wife called the police because she heard what she thought was a prowler in her house. He further tells that he on his way to the house, he encountered a man named Abraxas. Nick realizes that Abraxas is a demon and that Frank was possessed by a demon when he committed the murders. Still, Nick bludgeons Frank to death with a hammer. Nick realizes that he enjoyed being Lucifer’s vessel, and then prays to the archangel, which awakens something in the Empty.

Following their trip, Dean and Jack return to the bunker, where they meet Castiel at the bunker with Gabriel's grace and the spell. When Rowena performs the spell but to their dismay, Jack’s condition worsens. Castiel calls Sergei and demands to know what went wrong. Sergei tells him that the spell was an experiment.

Rowena proclaims that nothing can be done to cure Jack. They can only be with him until he dies.




  • "I'm Blue This Mo'ning" by Keith Nichols (APM Music)
(playing in the diner where Nick meets with Diane Fargo)
  • "Let It Ride" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
(playing as Dean lets Jack drive Baby)


Nurse: Uh-huh. Family medical history? Let's start with the father.

Dean: He's dead.
Nurse: Cause of death?
Castiel: He was stabbed through the heart, and he exploded.

Dean: Okay, you know what? We don't have time for this. All right, he's sick. His name is Jack Kline. His father exploded. There you've got all the basics. Now what does he need to do to see a doctor?
Jack: I'm Jack. And I know people have a lot of strong feelings about my father, but I'm -- I'm trying hard not to be like him.
Rowena: It's as I suspected. A Nephilim, for all its power, is an unnatural presence. Part human, part angel... It -- it doesn't quite fit. It's delicate. Its grace is what holds it in balance, and when Jack's grace was taken from him, his being fell into chaos. The -- the cells are gobbling each other up.

Castiel: Well, if it's grace he needs, he can have mine.

Rowena: No, dear, it won't do. Jack is part archangel. He needs a stronger force and probably some kind of magic, and needs it quick. I don't... I don't exactly know but he's enterin' a critical phase. Sometimes he'll look just fine, but then his body will give way and... it'll be the end of him.
Jack: Since I've been alive, everyone assumed that I would be this special 'person' who goes on forever. Only now it looks like forever might be a couple of weeks, so --

Dean: We don't know that.

Jack: What I do know is I'm done being special. Before my life is over, I want live it. I-I just want a chance to... get a tan... to see a hockey game... get a parking ticket... get bored... and when it's all over... die.
Castiel: I, uh... I feel the need to do something. And I think Dean's right. We can't afford to overlook any possibility. He seems to be taking this particularly hard.

Sam: Yeah, yeah. Yeah, he -- he, uh, was pretty rough on Jack at the beginning, and... I don't think he's forgotten. And I know he hasn't forgiven himself. You know, he's lost people, we've all lost people, but, um...

Castiel: This feels different. Losing, um... a son... feels different.
Dean: Well, bait and beer. You are a cheap date. This certainly isn't Tahiti.

Jack: You once told me you and your father did the exact same thing. It was your happiest memory of him.
Dean: I didn't say that.
Jack: It was how you said it. I could tell. I guess my point is that... if I don't make it... The stuff I'd miss -- it wouldn't be things like Tahiti. Or the Taj Mahal. I'd miss more time with you. I'm getting that life isn't all these big, amazing moments. It's time together that matters. Like this.

Dean: Well, who'd have thought hanging out with me would make you sentimental?
Castiel: You need to come at once.

Sergei: I don't make house calls.
Castiel: Jack isn't just another sick kid. This is the son of an archangel of the Lord. Who is much more ill now because of your 'harmonics.'
Sergei: And? Science is sometimes trial and error. Victory through experimentation.
Castiel: This was an experiment? You never said that. If Jack dies, I will find you.

Sergei: You can try.
Nick: All right... I'm not very good at this, but the priest said it would help, so, um... I'm gonna try. I say that I do the terrible things I do because I couldn't find who killed Sarah and Teddy. And that once I did, I'd be free of this darkness and this rage... but I lied. Truth is... I like doing these things, and I don't want to stop. I'm bonded to you and what you are. I mean, it's -- it's -- It's how you first found me. I don't know who I am if I'm not you. No consequences. No pain. No sorrow. I want that back. I want it back. I don't want to feel now what I didn't feel then. Where are you? Where are you? Help me. Help me.
Dean: I shouldn't have done it. I shouldn't have taken him out.

Sam: It was what he wanted. I mean, we knew he was going to get worse, regardless.
Dean: Yeah, but it was too risky.
Sam: Yeah, but, Dean, life, all of it, is a risk. Jack knew that. And you made him happy.

Castiel: You did more for him than any of us.
Dean: So, what can we do?
Rowena: Watch over him. Stay by his side... as he dies.

Trivia & References

Frank: I'm walking up the front path, no back-up and suddenly from outta nowhere, there's this guy.

Nick: There's this 'guy.'
Frank: Said his name was 'Abraxas.'

Abraxas was considered a pagan god by the Catholic church before being branded as a demon in the Dictionnaire Infernal in 1818. Second century heretics known as Basilidians believed Abraxas to be the supreme deity, who created the angels of which the God of Abraham was one.


Craig March, who played Frank Kellogg, previously played Man in 5.15 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.
Morgan Brayton, who played Admitting Nurse, previously played Elise Drummond in 2.18 Hollywood Babylon.
Supernatural fight Coordinator Kirk Jacques played the part of the crucified priest. He posted behind the scenes photos on Instagram -- here, here and here.
This is the first episode where Jack uses his mother's surname "Kline." Dean also gives his date of birth as May 18, 2000. While May 18th is actually Jack's birthday, Dean adjusted the year to make it seem more plausible, though he briefly fluctuated between 1999 and 2000 when choosing the year. This makes Jack's claimed age as currently being eighteen.
In this episode Sam asks Rowena if she remembers who Jack is; she replies by shaking her head that she does not, then appears somewhat shocked to learn he is Lucifer's son. However, in 13.21 Beat the Devil Rowena says to Lucifer as she is using his grace to open the rift:
"Do you know what your grace is making possible right now? The heartfelt family reunion of Sam, Dean, Cas, Mary, and your very own son Jack. That's right. Your wee boy's over there, and he'll be so glad to see his three fathers. Of course, as far as he's concerned, they are his father. And you? You're nothing to him."
Sergei tells Castiel he was given a vial of Gabriel's grace in exchange for a cloaking spell that allowed him to mask his presence in Monte Carlo. Castiel comments that he knows this, a reference to 13.18 Bring 'em Back Alive when he had read Gabriel's story about shacking up with porn stars from where the archangel wrote it on the walls in his room in the Bunker.
The lamp from Amara's room in 11.06 Our Little World and Dede's psychic shop in 13.03 Patience can be seen behind Castiel when he sits across from Sergei in his trailer.
Nick's family is revealed to have been murdered by a demon named Abraxas.
Castiel is seen driving again for the first time since 12.23 All Along the Watchtower. He is driving a different vehicle than the truck or car that he had used previously.

Sides, Scripts & Transcripts