15.13 Destiny's Child
|Episode #||Season 15, Episode 13|
|First aired||March 23, 2020|
|Directed by||Amyn Kaderali|
|Written by|| Brad Buckner|
|On IMDB||Destiny's Child|
|Outline||Death tasks the Winchesters with finding the Occultum for the next phase of Jack's ritual.|
|Monster|| Sister Jo|
|Location(s)|| Lebanon, Kansas|
Garden of Eden
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Sam and Dean are in the library when they hear a strange noise from elsewhere in the Bunker. On investigation they find that a mini mint green Fiat has materialized in a room, and out of it step rather fancier versions of themselves. Before they can process what they are seeing, the rift behind their doubles closes and the car and their doppelgangers disappear.
Billie appears and explains that the other Winchesters were probably fleeing their universe as Chuck is destroying all the other worlds he has created. She explains that having strengthened Jack's body through the consumption of the Grigori hearts, the next step for Jack to ready himself to kill God is more spiritual in nature. She says he must find something called the Occultum. As Sam and Dean research the Occultum, they speculate that if they kill God, they will also need to kill Amara to keep the universe in balance. Castiel reports that the shaman Sergei has informed him that a faith healer had acquired the Occultum some years ago, and by the description Sergei gave him, the three realize it was Sister Jo.
Sam and Dean go and pay a visit to Jo, who informs them that she used to occasionally work with Ruby. She tells them that years ago, Ruby came to her with a buyer for the Occultum and Sister Jo gave it to her, but Ruby was killed by Sam before the deal went through. She then tells Sam and Dean that Ruby hid the object in Hell.
At the Bunker, Jack tells Castiel that without his soul, he is still unable to feel things. He knows Sam and Dean are still angry and hurt because he killed Mary, and wonders if they, especially Dean, will ever forgive him. Castiel tells him it's possible, and that Dean feels things deeply, and while he may one day forgive Jack, he doesn’t know when.
Castiel alerts Sam and Dean to the fact that their doubles appear stuck between worlds, and are still faintly visible in the Bunker. As they seem to not be suffering, the boys leave them and move on with their plan to find the Occultum.
Using Rowena’s spell, Sam does the magic necessary to get them to Hell. Meanwhile, Castiel speculates to Jack that Sister Jo's story has many holes in it. He proposes to speak to Ruby who is, as all dead demons are, trapped in the Empty. He gets Jack to "almost" kill him by removing his life force. In the Empty, the Cosmic Entity appears in the guise of Meg. It makes it clear that while it is working with Death, it doesn't have to help Castiel. However, it grudgingly obliges and awakens Ruby. Ruby goes on to tell Castiel that Jo came to her with the Occultum, and it was going to be their safe place to ride out the Apocalypse before she was killed. Ruby tells Castiel where to find the Occultum on the condition that he at least try to get her out of the Empty which Castiel promises to try to do.
In Hell, Sam and Dean are met by a demon named Gregor who promises to lead them to Rowena, who is having a reception for the newly damned souls. Sam and Dean soon realize they are being lead into a trap and they are attacked by demons who were promised an escape from Hell by Jo if they got rid of the brothers. After killing the demons, the boys escape and return to the Bunker to find Castiel dead. In the Empty, Castiel is being denied return by the Entity, who tells him he was never mentioned in any of Death's plans and begins to torture him. Back at the Bunker Jack brings Castiel back from near death in the Empty.
As they prepare to retrieve the Occultum they realize that if Chuck checks the Bunker and they are not there, he may track them down. They come up with the idea of leaving the doppelgangers in their place. They use the rift-opening spell, substituting archangel grace with Castiel's, to pull their doubles into their world. The "fancy" Winchesters tell them they are hunters and a part of a literal family business called HunterCorp, headed by John Winchester, much to Sam and Dean's shock. After being told what is going on, the HunterCorp Winchesters agree to play their part while the Winchesters, Cas, and Jack search for the Occultum.
Arriving at an isolated church, the team is quickly beset by hellhounds placed by Ruby to guard the Occultum. They break in, and as Sam holds the door, Dean, Jack, and Cas start searching for the object, while hellhounds bay at the door. They find it a blue velvet bag hidden underneath the floor. Inside the bag is a small, beautifully decorated, metal sphere inscribed in Enochian. On it are the words "In order to be in the Occultum, the Occultum must be in you." As Dean and Cas contemplate what it means and Sam struggles to keep the doors closed against the hellhounds, Jack takes this literally and swallows the orb. Meanwhile, the HunterCorp Winchesters discuss how Sam and Dean have it made with the Bunker, spending their time hunting, drinking beer, and watching porn.
At the church, Jack doubles over in pain and disappears in a flash of white light. He finds himself in beautiful, lush garden where he is approached by a young girl who tells him the place is the Garden of Eden. When he tells her he was told he would change somehow, she replies that if he was meant find it, he would know soon enough, then disappears. Jack is then approached by a snake who asks him "Who are you, really? Who are you meant to be?" as Jack suddenly begins remembering all that has happened, reliving all his memories.
In the Garden, Jack collapses with the pain and overwhelming weight of these flashbacks -- crying and sobbing at what he is being forced to relive. Inside the church, a ball of white light appears from the ceiling. When Dean and Cas turn around to look at it, the white light radiates out just as the hellhounds break through and are disintegrated as Jack regains consciousness.
Back in the Bunker, the fancy Winchesters depart for Brazil, despite asking Dean if they could stay with them. In the kitchen, Castiel tells Sam and Dean that Jack has been to the Garden, which is the crossroads of divinity and humanity and no one has been there since the exile. Jack is upset, crying, and he begs forgiveness for killing Mary. He feels it now — his soul is back.
- Sam Winchester
- Dean Winchester
- Jack Kline
- Billie / Death
- Cosmic Entity
- Sister Jo
- Sam and Dean Winchester (HunterCorp)
- The Girl
- Adam and Eve
- Acting in Unison
- Alternate Universe
- Angel Blade
- Angel Lore
- Busty Asian Beauties
- The Cosmic Balance
- The Empty
- Faith Healer
- Garden of Eden
- Hell's Throne Room
- Lilith's Chamber
- Ma'lak Box
- Men of Letters Bunker
- The Occultum
- Rock, Paper, Scissors
- Rowena's Spellbooks
- Season 15 Callbacks
- Spiritus Vitae
- Table of Death
- "Automatic" (Instrumental) by The Biggest Band in the World
- (plays over the recap of previous events)
- "I Want You" by Savage Garden
- (playing from Sam and Dean's doppelgänger's Fiat)
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- Synopsis & Photos
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