5.04 The End
|Episode #||Season 5, Episode 4|
|First aired||October 1, 2009|
|Directed by||Steve Boyum|
|Written by||Ben Edlund|
|On IMDB||The End|
|Outline||Zachariah takes Dean five years into the future to show him the consequences of not helping the angels.|
|Timeline|| August 25th or mid-June, 2009 |
August 4-7, 2014
|Location(s)||Kansas City, Missouri|
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Dean enters a hotel, passing a man preaching outside the front door. Once in his room, Castiel calls him to tell him he believe spoke about how finding the Colt may still be in the possession of the demons. Castiel got Dean's location and plans arrive immediately but Dean says he needs rest adn that Cas should get there the next morning. After going to bed, the phone rings again - this time it is Sam. He wants to get rejoin Dean but Dean says that their enemies will find a way to exploit their relationship, that being together makes them weaker.
Dean wakes up in the hotel, which was trashed and messed up. Outside Kansas City appears destroyed and deserted. He finds a little girl crying in the street who attacks him with a knife. Dean knocks her unconscious. He sees the word Croatoan spray painted on a wall just as a large number of Croatoan infected people began to chase him through the streets of Kansas City. They corner him but members of the U.S. Army came and began killing the infected people.
Dean escapes into a nearby alley hiding, while watching the battle. Later at night he emerged from his hiding place seeing a warning sign that shows the year was 2014. He hot wires a car and leaves the city. Zachariah manifests in the car with a newspaper and talks about how the Croatoan pandemic has spread as far as Australia. He tells dean he wants him to see what the future will be like if he says no to being Michael's vessel. Zachariah says he will leave in this reality for three days.
After Zachariah vanishes, Dean goes to Bobby's place. The house is torn apart and he finds a wheel chair with bullet holes in it. Dean retrieves Bobby's journal and see a picture of a group of people including Bobby and Castiel outside a place called Camp Chitaqua. On arriving there, Dean sees a ruined Impala just before he is knocked unconscious.
Dean wakes up cuffed to a wall. Future Dean begins interrogating him. Dean explains he is from the past and spoke about how Zachariah has sent him there. Future!Dean doesn't believe him until Dean mentions how an old girlfriend made him try on her pink, satiny panties. Future!Dean talks about how the demons planned to finish off the human race with the Croatoan virus.
Future!Dean says that Sam, who he hadn't spoken to in five years, got into a showdown with Lucifer in Detroit and died. Future!Dean leaves on a mission. For the next few hours Dean picks the wooden floor getting a nail out and manages to free himself from his cuffs. He escapes and finds Future Chuck. Future Chuck appears to be in charge of organising supplies. Future Chuck begins asking about the mission he was suppose to be on, and just as a woman, Risa, confronts dean demanding to know where he was last night. After she leaves, Dean asks Chuck where he can find Castiel.
Dean finds Castiel talking to a group of women, and telling them to prepare for an orgy. Cas instantly knows that Dean is from another point in time. Future Castiel reveals he no longer has his angelic powers. Future!Dean returns with a group of men and as they disembark their jeep, Dean shoots one, proclaiming that he had been infected with the Crotoan virus.
Future Dean leads Dean back to his cabin, and they argue about the methods of dealing with the Croatoan infected. Dean asks about the mission and Future!Dean says it was to retrieve the Colt which he has wrapped up in a jacket. Future Dean stated how the demons had been moving the Colt around and how after five years he located it.that it had taken him five years to locate it.
He tells Dean he plans to kill Lucifer later that day, and gathers Risa, Chuck and Castiel to meet up with him and his past self. Future Dean reveals they captured an important demon the previous week, who had revealed Lucifer's location. Castiel comments that the place named is filled with Croatoan infected and demons and about how dangerous the plan was. After the others have left, Dean begins asking his future self questions. Future Dean tells him that five years ago in Detroit, Sam agreed to be Lucifer's vessel. He pleads with Dean that when Zachariah sends him back, he must agree to be Michael's vessel.
Dean argues that if Michael possesses him and fights Lucifer half the planet will be destroyed. Future Dean retorts that half a planet was better then no planet. He says he wished he'd consented to Micahel when he had the chance, but by the time of the battle at Detroit it was too late.
As they drive to the mission, Future Castiel tells dean that he misses being an angel,and that he figures he might as well indulge in drugs and sex while he can.
The group searches the city for Lucifer and finally locates the building they needed to break into. Future Dean, Risa, and Future Castiel gather their weapons. Dean realises Future!Dean is planning on using his friends in a suicidal diverson, while he sneaks around the back of the location, but when he confronts him, Future! Dean knocks his past self unconscious.
Dean wakes up hearing gun fire and screaming as Castiel, Risa etc are killed in a battle. As Dean runs towards them, he meets Lucifer, wearing Sam as his vessel with his foot on Future!Dean's neck, which he casually breaks.
Lucifer says that killing Dean would be redundant and tales dean his story, of how fell from grace. Lucifer says he loved God, but when humans were created, he refused to love humans more as God instructed. Dean says he will find a way to kill Lucifer and that he will not say "Yes" to Michael and would never kill Sam. Lucifer begins to lecture him telling him he will inevitably end up at this point. Lucifer leaves and Zachariah takes dean back to his where he fell asleep in the motel room.
Zachariah tells Dean that he needed to say yes to Michael, to prevent the death of billions but Dean continues to refuse. Zachariah is upset, and threatens Dean but suddenly Castiel uses his powers to get Dean to his location.
Dean calls Sam, and they meet up with him the next day. Dean apologizes for leaving Sam and stated they needed each either to hunt together, that they keep each other human. Dean says they need to create their own future.
- Sam Winchester
- Dean Winchester
- Rhonda Hurley
- Pestilence (not seen)
- The Colt
- Ruby's Knife
- Dean's Amulet
- Camp Chitaqua
- Castiel's Cell Phone
- "Do You Love Me" by The Contours
- (plays when Dean watches the shooting)