Supernatural s11e09 Episode Script

O Brother Where Art Thou?

Something's changed.
It's big.
Big as God, big as Lucifer.
Someone's gotta do something.
Someone? Amara, I am what you are becoming.
God locked me away.
All for his own ego.
What's that? Settle an old score.
Hello, Dean.
[ Groans ] [ Glass shatters ] My girl's grown up.
I'll spare your life on one condition -- safe passage for Dean out of here.
[ Strained voice ] Yes.
[ Groans ] Sam: Amara is in the wind.
How'd she get away? What part of “God's frickin' sister” did you not understand? We will always help each other.
I don't suppose God's decided to share any wisdom on the matter.
There's this cage in hell, and it's where they keep Lucifer, and I've been in it, and I think God [ Screams ] wants me to go back.
Not happening.
We'll find another way.
What is the other way? [ Amplified voice ] Repent your sins! Man: Yes! Beg for his divine mercy.
That's right! When the end comes Man: Save us, Lord! And come it will, only the forgiven will ascend to holy grace.
He's watching.
He's waiting! This is God you're speaking of? Do you really think he's watching? Deciding which of us is worthy.
Only the chosen will be raised to heaven.
Oh, and that'sYou? Truthfully, I don't think he's all that interested.
He doesn't even seem to be around.
Believe me, I've searched.
Stop right there, sister.
Beg for his forgiveness or face his terrible wrath.
Man: That's right! Really? Gets annoyed, does he? His wrath comes in many forms.
But only God is able to create the fearsome plague and destruction Woman: That's right.
That all on earth must bow before.
Justice is waiting! The fearsome plague and destruction You mean something like this? All: Oh! [ Thunderclap ] Is itYou? Are you testing us? [ Thunderclap ] God, you mean? No.
But let's just say he's not the only game in town.
[ Thunderclap ] Uhh! Man: Oh, no! Aah! [ Thunderclap ] [ Men screaming ] Aah! [ Grunting ] [ Thunderclap ] [ Thunderclap ] [ Sizzling ] Oh, honey, you wish.
Well? [ thunder rumbling, lightning crackling ] [ Inhales sharply ] [ Birds chirping ] Is this really the answer? Is this what you want? [ Flames whoosh ] Because it's crazy, okay? And it's not gonna happen.
How many times do I have to say that this is a horrible idea? About as many times as I have to say, “okay, then what else we got?” listen, I'm all ears.
Dean, ordinarily, I'd agree with you.
But the visions only happen when I reach out to God.
I asked him for a way to beat the Darkness, and the visions got more specific.
AndI was in the cage.
Yeah, with Lucifer, the biggest monster ever hatched.
Fan-freakin'-tastic.
You know what? Lucifer was the biggest monster ever hatched, until you and I hatched one that's even worse.
Listen, in the vision, Lucifer [ sighs ] Touches me.
And I feelCalm, like things will be all right.
And that's not something I would ever come up with.
I mean, that is the last thing I would ever think.
If Lucifer touched you, it would be the last thing you think, ever.
[ Sighs ] Why would God even ask this of you? And you know what? What proof do we have that any of this is actually real? [ Sets down glass ] [ Liquid pouring ] There was a burning bush.
A burning bush? Like in the Bible.
You were in the forest.
There are bushes there and sometimes they burn.
You know what, man? Maybe there is something to it all.
Maybe.
And maybe there's not.
Dean, doesn't it make sense? I mean, Lucifer would know how God ended the Darkness.
He was there.
[ Siren wailing in distance ] So God assured you of this, did he? Let's say you're making this up.
I mean, I never think of you as imaginative.
We're not saying it's gonna happen.
We just wanna know Theoretically, if it's possible.
The cage is a can of worms you do not want to open.
I believe this conversation is over.
Is it? Crowley, you know that the Darkness is gonna pound on everything, and that includes you.
Yeah, and you had a shot at taking her out when she was with you, but apparently, you thought that sucking up was the way to go.
And that didn't work out so well.
Because she chose you.
And you couldn't control your girlfriend.
What happened in that room? Why did she insist on sparing you? What is she to you? You wanna know what she is, Crowley? How about God's sister? God's sister? He has relatives? I had that kind of leverage under my thumb and I let it slip away.
Can we focus on the big picture here, okay? Can Sam meet with Lucifer or not? In the cage.
No, not in the cage.
That's not gonna happen.
Okay, then I don't meet with Lucifer.
Dean, we can't let him out.
What? There may be a way.
[ Thunder rumbling, lightning crackling ] Clearly, if Sam enters the the cage, he's gone.
I mean, yes, it's on my bucket list, but now's not the time to be selfish.
Need a secure site, a way to neutralize Lucifer's powers.
Sam: In hell? Yes, in hell.
So we have a modicum of control.
You think I want that abomination running amok upstairs? Is it possible to control the situation? Because if Sam's not safe, it's not happening.
Goodness mummy, loosen the grip.
[ Siren wailing in distance ] Theoretically, it's possible.
There are challenges.
I can arrange a transit into hell.
Opening the cage, that's another matter.
You're the King of the joint.
Don't you have a key? It was sealed by God himself.
Of course I don't “have a key”.
The mechanism is of divine manufacture.
I believe its secrets, along with the spells for warding Sam, are recorded where many such mysteries are found.
The Book of the Damned.
[ Bell tolling ] [ Tolling stops ] [ Men speak indistinctly ] Oh, that's wonderful.
Thank you.
Good to see you again, yes.
Oh, hello, Mary.
How are you? [ Door opens ] Oh, better.
Thank you.
Good.
Good.
[ Door closes ] Agnes, always a pleasure.
Good to see you.
Hello.
Are you in charge here? I'm looking for God.
Oh, of course.
We all look for God in all things.
No, I need an actual meeting, in a room.
Well, it's the right place.
This is his house.
And the way to reach him is through prayer.
Like them, you mean? Mm.
Go ahead.
Take her out for a spin.
[ Pew creaks ] [ Speaking indistinctly ] It's not working.
Oh, of course it's working.
He heard you.
How do you know? Because he promised.
Oh, so you have seen him then? Well, no one has.
A-at least, no one alive.
Wait.
So only dead people get to see him? And this makes sense to billions of you? It is the nature of faith.
It's -- it's all here.
The mercy of God, his love the world and mankind, his -- his perfect plan for us.
Manipulation.
You only believe what he wants you to believe.
Exactly.
You don't know what he is like at all.
We certainly do.
God is the light.
And it is the light that vanquishes the Darkness.
[ Door closes ] [ Chains rattling ] Mother.
Good of you to stop by.
Unhand me, youGoons.
[ Sighs ] So, Fergus, think you've won? Lay a hand on me, and my followers will swoop down on this tin can palace of yours with all the power of the Book of the Damned.
Stow it, you lying bitch.
If you could do that, you'd have done it.
If I wanted to kill you, I'd have done that.
Not that you haven't tried.
You tried to kill me twice.
What is it they say? Third time's the charm.
[ Door creaks open ] Oh, you're not handing me over to them? It's beneath even you.
They're your enemies as well.
All right, Rowena, we get it.
We're all enemies.
Okay? But right now, we got bigger fish to fry.
Then we can go back to killing each other.
Ah.
The chicken's come home to roost.
This ghastly force set free when the Mark was removed.
So you know.
I've heard whispers.
As bad as they say? Well, let's just say that everyone in this room might hold a piece of the puzzle to corking it back up.
Oh, really? And what happens to me once the danger's past? How do I know I can trust any of you? You don't.
None of us do.
It's a Devil's bargain.
This is a time for all angels to pull together, to put aside our disagreements, and show the big bosses how to save heaven from being taken over.
[ Train whistle blowing in distance ] 'Cause it's grunts like us who'll get kicked aside.
Believe me.
The Darkness has a plan for every one of God's creations.
Take over heaven? How is that even possible? Yeah, who made her God? Come on, Daniel.
You know the stories as well as I do.
All powerful, all consuming.
Her beef is with God, not us.
He locked her away.
It's on him to make this right.
Yeah.
And you tell him that next time you see him.
Oh, oops! He's not around.
[ Siren wailing in distance ] Yeah.
He locked her up.
And you don't think she's gonna wanna get even by tearing apart anything he ever made? And you're gonna lead us against her? You've never led anyone.
None of us have.
How is that a bad thing, when our leaders do nothing but pit the factions against each other? This is in our laps, guys.
So spread the word.
We get past our differences.
We stand united.
And we move.
Now! Can this be true? His sister? Oh, in my day, we'd all be burnt at the stake for even thinking any of this.
You see then, mother, the need for urgency.
Well, if my deciphering of the book is so pivotal, I'd like to know what's in it for me.
You mean, other than your life? Speaking of which, I'll make you a little deal, mummy.
You pitch in, like a good girl, I'll call off my assassins.
No more looking over your shoulderFor now.
I'll need the Codex, of course.
And the code breaker Charlie devised.
Yeah, you'll get limited access.
Supervised.
We need to know exactly this -- how to open the cage and how to protect Sam once it is.
Just what's in this cage that's so dangerous? Lucifer.
Lucifer.
The original dark prince? Yes, an archangel so badass that he was personally dumped into the cage by God himself.
[ Stifles squeal ] Let's get to it then, lads.
[ Wind gusts ] [ Whoosh ] [ Gasping ] Do you see what's happening? All your favorites, all your chosen, they are suffering! Show yourself! Hey, Sammy.
Sorry to stick you with witch duty, as fun as that sounds.
Every bit.
But the stuff we're looking for is definitely in the book.
Hey! Hey, hey, hey! No snooping around there.
Focus.
[ Scoffs ] [ Sighs heavily ] You find anything at the church? Uh, just got here.
The cops said that the, uh, the last time the vics were seen alive, one of them a priest, they were talking to some mystery woman.
She was not killed.
Amara? Yeah, I'm bettin'.
Apparently, it's a massacre.
The place is covered in blood.
She's upping her game.
She's gonna pass the point where we can deal with her.
Listen, are you sure that you're You're okay with this whole deal? [ Exhales sharply ] No.
Not even a little.
But what choice do we have, you know? Okay, well, for the record, I hate it.
Just wait for me.
Don't do anything until I get there.
Right now it's just research, but you got it.
Nothing without you.
All right.
You talk about trust.
No, I don't.
You and your bloodthirsty brother say we're partners in this holy war against Amara, and yet [ Chains rattle ] Trussed like a chicken.
[ Chains rattle ] You're sitting there with the Book of the Damned and the means to read every word, and you think I'm gonna set you free? Do I look crazy? Well, you do have unresolved issues with your domineering older brother and the abandonment by your father.
You know what? Just get back to work, all right? [ Chuckles ] We're running out of time here.
Aha! What? What now? Well, I'll need some ingredients, but you may summon Fergus.
And tell him to bring a handcart.
A handcart? We are going to Hell.
[ Both speak indistinctly ] Man: I'm okay with that.
[ Car doors open and close ] [ Police radio chatter ] Man: Okay, so [ Speaks indistinctly ] [ Indistinct conversations, dog barks ] [ Children shouting playfully ] Hot dog? Yeah.
Uh, one.
[ Cell phone rings ] [ Ring ] [ Ring ] [ Ring ] [ Ring ] [ Ring ] [ Ring ] [ Ring ] [ Ring ] [ Ring ] [ Ring ] Sam, everything is in order.
Fergus is coming.
[ Ring ] I promised Dean I'd call.
I promised Lincoln a fun night at the theater.
[ Ring ] Things change.
It's now or never.
[ Cell phone beeps ] You felt my presence.
That's why you came here.
[ Wind blowing ] [ Bird calling ] You grew up.
Yes.
So this is you now? At least for today.
[ Thunder rumbling, lightning crackling ] Flop sweat, Sonny? Dread of what's to come? Can it.
Your barbs may amuse your circle of hags, but you have no idea what you're tampering with, what Lucifer is capable of.
Well, dear, if you can't stand the heat, get out of hell.
[ Lightning crackling ] I must say, it's not as scenic as I'd expected.
We're in the furthest reaches of hell -- limbo -- where I send unruly souls for time-outs.
This is where I meet with Lucifer? What it lacks in ambience, it makes up for in security.
[ Thunder rumbling ] Makes your flesh crawl, doesn't it, moose? I get it.
I'm the king of this place.
Still not my cup of tea.
[ Chuckles ] I don't know, Crowley.
I'd say it suits you.
Dark.
Empty.
Fascinating, the utter contempt, when I'm in the midst of saving the Winchesters' bacon.
Again.
The point of this is to save everyone's bacon, including yours.
Let's just hope she knows what she's doing.
The cell won't hold crap if the warding's not right.
Don't you worry about me, Samuel.
I'm a professional.
You're certain you can do this without actually opening the cage? We're about to find out, aren't we? Foro dega la moray.
[ Whooshing ] Mah ho tah! NowLet's have a go at that cage.
Foh reh say-lah! [ Thunder rumbling, lightning crackling ] It begins.
You misunderstand my purpose on earth.
Well, do I misunderstand the people you butchered in that park? Or in that church? I had to get his attention.
“His”? God.
I tried praying, calling out in need.
He ignored me.
He forced my hand.
I had no other reason to harm his chosen.
My issue is with my brother, not his creation.
Whatever the deal is between you two, whoever threw the first punch, whoever was daddy's favorite -- There was no daddy.
Whatever.
That mess is your mess.
It's between you two.
You're taking people's lives.
You're taking their souls.
I consumed their souls.
They aren't gone.
They're a part of me.
And in that way, they live forever.
[ Thunderclap ] [ Inhales dehale, exhales slowly ] My old friend Crowley.
A mere acolyte, carrying your torch.
[ Chuckles ] You're too kind.
To yourself.
What do you want of me? [ Whispers ] Sam Winchester.
My old roomie.
Hug it out? I gotta say, I'm a little in the dark about this meeting.
Am I up for parole? Time off for bad behavior? [ Chuckles ] I don't really get visitors.
If it weren't for the crisis topside, you wouldn't be getting one now.
Crisis? He's so Alpha, isn't he? Probably not relationship material, though.
Mother, you're drooling.
Get ahold of yourself.
You're aware of the Darkness? [ Inhales sharply ] Yikes.
That -- that doesn't sound good.
Um I'm aware of what she was, but that was eons ago.
She's been released, so now she's somewhere or everywhere on earth.
[ Bites nail, spits ] However did that happen? Point is, she poses a threat to all that exists, including you.
Hmm.
Well, that leads me to my next question.
Where's the big burrito himself? Where's God in all of this? All current indications of his presence are that there are no current indications of his presence.
What? Caught the fun bus out of town? Figures.
Mm.
But Recently he has reached out to an interested party.
Who? Me.
You? He answered my prayers.
Did he now? And what was Dad's suggestion? To seek out you.
[ Chuckles ] Get outta town.
Seriously? [ Laughs ] Who'd have thunk it? I see the weariness in your eyes, the mistrust.
I don't blame you.
Don't you? [ Chuckles ] It's incredible.
How it endures, the propaganda.
He was so threatened by me, fearful that I would make a more perfect creation than he, so he exiled me.
Virtually erased me.
Passed on stories that I was a threat.
While your brother was going all Kanye, blowing his horn? He encouraged religions as monuments to his ego, promised the fearful safety if they'd adore him.
His way or the highway.
Some people find comfort in that.
Golden rule, brother's keeper.
It is his universe, his rules.
What if there were no rules? No pain? No prayer? JustBliss.
That feeling that you have when you're with me.
For everyone, forever.
Crowley: Can you hear what they're saying? Rowena: I could if you'd just shut it.
I completely get why you came to me.
Can't ignore God, right? God says, “jump,” everybody says, “how high”.
So does this mean you're on board? Well I did help dad seal up the Darkness all those years ago.
She's quite a force.
Determined to take over everything even back then.
Prone to tantrums.
I can see why Pop is laying low.
A lot of blabber going on.
Surely Sam knows better than to cut some sort of deal.
You know, Fergus, sometimes striking a deal, even a painful one, may be the only option.
Like the hit you took out on me, for instance? It's not easy being a parent, Now that sis is here, God's not the only circus in town.
Is she equal to him in power? Raw power? Sure.
But she's got none of the Experience.
God is a master strategist.
That's why you're here.
And why is that? Well, 'cause God needs me to help put the cat back in the bag.
Seen that movie.
And? And I need a ride out of here.
I mean, I look swell in here and everything, but I'd be so much smoke topside.
You want a vessel.
One who's strong enough to hold me, handy, and available now.
Catch my drift? What is it exactly that you want? When you make the world of “bliss” and “peace”" what's in it for you? What I deserve.
Which is? Everything.
Everything.
I was the beginning, and I will be the end.
I will be all that there is.
So you're You're it.
That would make you God.
No.
[ Scoffs ] God was the light.
I am the dark.
Then what? That's all you need to know for now.
[ Blade shatters ] [ Hilt thuds ] You had to know that was pointless.
I know that you're a warrior and your instinct is to resist, but I can't be resisted.
[ Thunder rumbling ] Did you really expect me to agree to this? [ Scoffs ] So, what, I just disappear, while you take my body and get set loose on the world again? I know.
I know, Sam.
It's a lot to ask.
But desperate times require desperate measures.
That's not desperate.
That's certifiable! Okay, hold on there a second, cowboy.
Take a breath.
You have been working with Crowley.
You passed certifiable three off-ramps again.
And look, I'm no fan of the ruler of the universe, but here I am, ready to pitch in.
Sam, why do you think God sent you to me? To get my help, which I only now just offered.
Sam, your visions were the word of God.
You can't say no to that.
What was that? The future.
The inevitable result of our first meeting.
What you've been feeling since that moment.
What we both felt, that we're bonded.
You're the one who set me free.
No, that was an accident.
It was destiny.
You bore the Mark.
I am the original Mark.
You and I will be together.
No.
No, that's -- that's not gonna happen.
It's so simple, Dean.
We will become one.
Why wouldn't you want that? Amara.
You're going to surrender to us and to the judgment of heaven.
Why ever would I submit to anything of God's creation? Tell your master to come fetch me himself.
All of heaven's on high alert.
If you resist, each and every angel in the skies will smite you in a single unified blow.
Not even you could survive it.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, fellas, dial it down a bit, okay? Look, if you take her down, a whole bunch of people are gonna die.
We're at the point where sacrifice is inevitable.
Amara, no! [ Screaming ] [ Thud ] [ Screaming ] [ Thud ] What have you done? [ Thunderclap ] It's coming.
They will smite you.
Maybe now he'll hear me.
[ Thunderclap ] [ Indistinct conversations ] So have you thought about it, Sam? Do I have an invitation to look forward to? No.
I won't do it.
There has to be another way.
[ Whoosh ] What the hell's going on? Why did the warding fail? What's happening? Follow me, Fergus.
Together again.
Hey, Sam Winchester, you miss me? I bet you did.
[ Inhales deeply, exhales slowly ] I have to say, you're -- you're extraordinarily calm given the circumstances.
It's pretty much exactly how God told me it was gonna be.
Guess I just have to go with it and play my hand.
[ Clicks tongue ] And that would make so much sense if it was God that was doing the talking.
You see, Sam, when the Darkness descended, the impact on Hell was massive.
The cage was damaged.
Through the fissures, I was able to reach out.
It wasn't God inside your head, Sam.
It was me.
So you see, he's not with you.
He's never been with you.
It was always justMe.
[ Chuckles ] So I I guess I am your only hope.
It's never gonna happen.
Ah.
Well Settle in there, buddy.
Hey, roomie Upper bunk? Lower bunk? Or do you wanna share? [ Exhales sharply ]