→Act Four: move dialogue
|Episode=[[15.19 Inherit the Earth]]
|Writer=[[Eugenie Ross-Leming]] and [[Brad Buckner]]
|AirDate= November 12, 2020
Deserted streets are shown around the world – Kyoto, New York City.
Sam: Everyone's gone. You see anybody on the way here?
Sam: I couldn't save anybody.
Dean: It wasn't Billie. It was Chuck.
Dean: It is, Sam. I think everyone's gone.
Jody’s phone and gets her voice mail: “Hey, it's Jody. I can't get to the phone right now, so leave a message. “
Dean: Jack, I'm sorry.
Sam calls another number. Another voice message:
“Hey. You know who it is. You know what to do. Catch you later. “
Dean: It brings a whole new meaning to the term "sudden death."
Dean: Yeah. You, me, Jack.
Outside the diner. Jack looks up at the sky.
Jack enters the diner.
Jack: Hey. So, um, what now?
Sam: I did this. We could have just given Chuck what he wanted, you know, his grand finale. But I resisted. I pulled the thread. I thought we could beat this game, do it better. We tried to rewrite him, and the whole world paid the price.
Dean: Sam, we can...
Sam: We can what? There's nothing left, Dean. No one left to save. Everybody's gone.
Jack : You can't just give up.
Sam: What other choice do we have?
Ext. Night. Sam and Dean stand in front of the Impala.
Sam: Think he'll show?
Chuck: Oh, no, see, I'm the almighty. I really can. I mean, picture it. The two of you... And your little lapdog Jack... Rotting on a lifeless planet, knowing it's this way because you wouldn't take a knee. Eternal shame, suffering, and loneliness. Whew! That's deep. That's sophisticated. That's a page-turner.
Interior. The Bunker.
Sam: Dean? Hey. Look out. You okay?
Dean: I feel terrific.
Jack enters the library.
Jack: Guys, I'm... feeling something weird.
Jack: I'm not sure. But I feel it.
Sam: You found a dog?
Dean: Yeah. I guess Chuck didn't get everything. I mean, maybe there's people he missed, you know? Look, either way, this guy's coming home with us.
Sam: You're gonna let a dog sit in the Impala?
The dog suddenly vanishes. Dean looks up to see Chuck in the distance.
Dean: Unbelievable. Can't even save a friggin' dog.
Sam: Yeah, maybe that's the point. No one left to help. No one but us.
Ext. Night. St
Sam: You sure about this, Jack? Whatever you're picking up on is in there?
Michael: So... you survived.
Michael: When the rapture first began, I took refuge here. It is St. Michael's, you may have noticed.
Dean: Are you hiding out from your dad? I'm sure he's aware I took your side against him. I've avoided using any powers that might attract his attention.
Dean: Apparently, your old man has a sense of humor. He thought it would be hilarious to watch the three of us on an empty planet.
Sam (looks at open
bibles) : What, are you, uh... doing some reading?
Michael: I never spent much time on Earth. I was... curious about the perception of God and Heaven.
Michael: Amazingly, the believers loved him. They have for thousands of years. I guess my efforts were more effective than I'd hoped.
When God left Heaven, I was certain of his return. So I made sure all of the angels and prophets burnished his image on Earth. The all-knowing, all-seeing, all-caring God.
Dean: Daddy's boy.
Jack: And now? After seeing what Chuck's done?
Dean: We reached out to you. You ignored us. That was then. This is now. Tell me what you need me to do.
Int. Bunker War Room. Sam:
Alright, Michael. Here's the book we've been telling you about.
Michael: That's one of Death's books.
: : Yeah, but this one is about God. And how to kill him.
Sam: As far as we know, only Death can open it. But, um... we're hoping, uh... maybe you can, too.
Michael (tries and fails to open the book): I'm sorry.
Int. The Bunker Kitchen.
Sam: So, where does this leave us? We need that book open, and we're out of options. Where's it leave us?
Dean: Screwed. I'm sure Chuck's ready to make a move. ( Cellphone rings, vibrates. Caller ID says
“Cass” ) What? ( Beep ) Cas?
Castiel: Dean. I'm here. ( Groans ) I'm hurt. Can you let me in?
Dean slams the door. Lucifer
amterializes inside the Bunker.
Dean: You're dead. Uh... yeah, not so much.
Lucifer: Um, after pop nutted out and murdered pretty much everyone in the world, the Empty booted me with orders to find the missing God Book and use it on Chuck. Uh, normally, I'm not very good at following orders, as you guys know, but, uh, you do not want to mess with the Empty, man. Total "B," especially after Jack blew up all over her, and she killed Death. ( Chuckling ) I mean, guys, never a dull moment. But that's the past. What's up?! We're a team again, guys.
Dean: Oh, that is not happening.
Lucifer: Mm. Yeah. Alright, team. I don't want to bring ants to your picnic, but that ain't gonna cut it. Okay, think about it. If the Empty pulled me off the bench, it's 'cause the Winchester charm ain't enough, right? And I did anticipate a little bit of pushback, so I did bring a token of good faith. Voilà.
A woman – bound and gaged – materializes.
Dean: Who is she?
Lucifer: Oh, this is Betty. Betty... Betty, say hi. ( Muffled ) No, no, no. Say hi to the boys. ( Chuckling ) Just getting it straight. Oh, did I mention Betty is a reaper? I'm doing a fly-by, right? Okay. I'll say that again. Betty is a reaper.
Sam: Yes, we heard you. So what?
Lucifer stabs Betty with an angel blade and she falls to the floor.
Dean: Wow! Really?! Great.
Lucifer: Oh, no, this is... This is the first reaper to check out since Billie, right? So... wait for it. Wait for it. (Betty gets to her knees) Ohhh... And... Meet the new Death.
Dean ungags here, and she headbutts him.
Sam: You okay?
Dean: ( Spits ) Yeah.
Lucifer: Wow. Look at that. I mean, she's got the whole Death starter kit going with the decoder ring. Isn't that awesome? And that, whatever that is. Yeah. I'm good, right?
Betty: Okay, the end of God is in the special book, and if you give Betty the book, Betty can read it. Understand?
Betty: Uh... not a group project.
Lucifer: Wow. Look at you, bro. The almost-mighty.
Lucifer: Hmm. I cheated.
Sam and Dean enter.
Michael: Are you seriously thinking about trusting him?
Lucifer: Alright, well, that's a good thing, 'cause the man had no love to give... Not to you, not to me, not to... humanity. You see that now, right?
Betty: ( Clears throat ) Asshats. I have opened the book. And? And it's in here... all that you want. I know how God ends.
Sam: Wait a second. You're sure about this?
: "And, thus, it will be... "
Lucifer: Yeah, this is what Pop wanted to get his hands on. Hmm. Did I say that out loud? Yeah, Pop was the one who let me out of the Empty. I'm sort of the new favorite now. What did Dad say about you? Oh, yeah. "Mikey's a cuck." ( Laughs ) You're a cuck. (Sam and
dean advance and Lucifer uses his power to throw them against a wall.) Nope.
Michael advances on Lucifer.
Lucifer materialises on the other side of the room.
Lucifer Wow, you are really getting rusty at this, buddy. Bye.
Lucifer (to Jack): So... buddy... you're gonna have to make a decision now. Uh, dump the losers and join Gramps and me on the winning team. ( Imitates crowd cheering ) Of course, this is the only way you're getting out of here alive, 'cause you're not strong enough to fight me now, so... What do you say, kid? What do you say? Come on.
Somebody's behind me?
Michael: You don't learn.
(stabs Lucifer with an archangel blade)
Michael: Yeah, a bit winded. I haven't been in a battle like that for several centuries.
Dean: Yeah, well... at least it's open. Sam thought that he recognized some of the symbols in the writing, thought they might be some form of Enochian. So he's gonna use the Book of the Damned, see if he can't figure out the end. And by that, I mean... the end.
Dean and Jack are researching. Michael enters.
Michael: How's, uh, Sam doing? Any progress?
Sam: The spell. There's a spell. It has to be done at a particular place... at an exact angle from the sun. But it will release an unstoppable force that will find Chuck... and finish him.
Five==Ext. Lake. The Impala arrives at a lake. The ingredients for the spell are prepared in three bronze bowls. Sam, Dean, Jack and Michael stand in a circle around them.
Dean: Let's light it up.
Sam throws a match to the
ingreedients and three spires of light shoot into the sky.
Dean: Wait. What happened? What's wrong?
Chuck appears. Using his power he tosses Sam, Dean and Jack aside.
Chuck: Son. And, listen, I appreciate the heads-up about all this.
Michael: It's always been my destiny to serve you.
Chuck: Yeah. The thing is, it's kind of late in the game. You did side with the Winchesters .
: I can't forgive that. Father, no. That was a lapse of judgment, I admit, but I swear I...
Sam and Dean get up.
Chuck: And you two. You know, eternal suffering sounds good on paper, but as a viewing experience, it's just kind of... eh. So we're done. I'm canceling your show.
Sam: Alright. Well... one for the road. ( Sam hits Chuck ) Cute. ( Chuck uses his power to hurt Sam and Dean)
Eh, what the heck. I can get my hands dirty. (Chuck starts beating Sam and Dean). Fellas, give it up now.
Chuck keeps beating the boys. Bones snap. They are bloodied and badly beaten. They still get up.
Chuck: Come on, guys. Just stay down. (Chuck hits them again and again). That's enough, guys. Guys, come on.
Just stay down.
Fellas, give it up.
That's enough, guys. Guys, come on. That's enough.
Sam and Dean help each other up. They can barely stand, but they are laughing.
Chuck: Why are you smiling?
Sam: Because. You lose. (Sam gestures towards Jack)
Chuck: Hey, Jack.
Chuck snaps his fingers but nothing happens. Jack walks up to him and places his hands on the sides of
Chuck’s head. All Chuck’s power transfers to Jack. With a snap of his fingers, he heals Sam and Dean.
Chuck: What... What did you do?
Sam: See for yourself.
God’s book to him. Chuck flicks through the pages which appear blank.
Chuck: There's nothing there.
Dean: That's right. So we had to come up with a plan "B." That wasn't too hard, though, when we realized that Michael really is a daddy's boy.
Flashback to Lucifer
“Oh, yeah. "Mikey's a cuck."
Dean: See, he didn't take it too well when he found out that you asked Lucifer for help. Oh, he was desperate to be the favorite again.
Dean: All that prep work we did to turn Jack here into a cosmic bomb? Oh. Well, it turned him into sort of a power vacuum. He's been sucking up bits of power all over the place.
Flashback to Jack walking past plants, causing them to die.
Dean: So when the two heavyweights... Your boys... Showed up to duke it out, ohh.
Flashback to Michael and Lucifer using their power against each other, and Michael killing Lucifer.
Dean: That charged him right up.
Dean: Well, it made him unstoppable.
( Laughs ) This... This... This is why you're my favorites. You know, for the first time, I have no idea what happens next. Is this where you kill me? I mean, I could never think of an ending where I lose. But this, after everything that I've done to you... to die at the hands of Sam Winchester... Of Dean Winchester, the ultimate killer... ( Laughs ) It's kind of glorious.
Dean: Sorry, Chuck.
Sam, Dean and Jack get into the Impala and drive off.
Dean: Alright, kid, you really think you can pull this off?
Dean: Way to go.
Dean: It's a hell of a time to bail. You got a lot of people counting on you, people with questions. They're gonna need answers.
Jack: And those answers will be in each of them. Maybe not today, but... someday. People don't need to pray to me or to sacrifice to me. They just need to know that I'm already a part of them and to trust in that. I won't be hands on. Chuck put himself in the story. That was his mistake. But I learned from you and my mother and Castiel that... when people have to be their best... they can be.
Jack walks off and disappears.
Sam: See ya, Jack.
Int. Bunker. Library. Sam and dean sit on the library table – each with a beer.
Sam: It's pretty quiet.
Dean: Finally, free.
Sam and Dean get up. On the table Castiel and
jack’s names have neem carved in, added to Dean, Sam and Mary’s initials.