Supernatural s13e04 Episode Script

The Big Empty

1 My name is Dean Winchester.
That big fella in there is my brother Sam.
We kill monsters.
[ Gunshots .]
[ Groans .]
Aah! So what are you, some kind of superhero? Well, goodbye, Cass.
Goodbye, Kelly.
Goodbye, Crowley.
Goodbye, Mom.
- Dean, we don't know if Mom -- - Yeah, we do.
They're all gone.
Jack doesn't have to be evil.
We can teach him not to be.
I know you think that you can use him as some sort of an interdimensional can opener, and that's fine.
But don't act like you care about him, because you only care about what he can do for you.
And what about Cass? What about Cass? He manipulated him.
He made him promises.
Said “Paradise on Earth,” and Cass bought it.
And you know what that got him? It got him dead! [ Whispers .]
Castiel.
Castiel.
[ Switch clicks .]
[ Keys jingle .]
Hi.
[ Chuckles .]
No.
How? You're dead.
I was.
But [ Chuckles .]
aren't you gonna say hi back? Hi.
I missed you, Baby Bear.
[ Squishing .]
Uhh! Aah! [ Groans, gasps .]
Supernatural 13x04 The Big Empty Hey.
How you feelin'? [ Door closes .]
What you, uh, what you working on? Dead guy in Madison.
Police say it was a home invasion, but neighbor claims that she saw the vic's dead wife leave the crime scene.
Let's check it out.
What, you ready to ditch Damien? What do you wanna do? Leave him in a ring of holy oil with some Netflix and a frozen pizza? Ha.
No.
Actually [ Sighs .]
I thought we'd, uh, bring him along.
[ Scoffs .]
Uh, hell, no.
What, “Adventures in Babysitting” the Antichrist? No, thank you.
Dean, we can't hide him forever.
And, you know, just keeping him cooped up here isn't working.
Yeah, it is, actually.
You wanna know why? Because as long as he's here, he's not out there doing God knows what.
So what, does this mean that your plan for bringing Mom back isn't working? 'Cause I'll say it again -- Mom's dead, Sam.
Lucifer ripped out her freakin' heart.
Now the sooner you can wrap your head around that, the sooner we can all move on.
So you're saying you want to move on, from Mom.
Right now, I wanna kill some dead guy's dead wife.
Dean, that isn't what this is about.
Jack needs to get out.
He needs to get some air.
We all do.
He's a good kid.
He is.
Just give him a chance, please.
For me.
Jack? [ “Clone Wars” playing .]
Hey.
“Clone Wars”? The computer said I'd like it.
I do like Ahsoka.
Kinda hate Anakin.
Uhthat's probably for the best.
Never mind.
Um, hey.
You remember when I told you what Dean and I do? Our, uh, our day job? You kill monsters because you're the good guys.
Right, right.
And we've got a case, so thought you might want to come along.
[ Fighting sounds .]
No.
Jack, I really think this would be good for you.
You know, maybe a change of scenery might -- Get my powers working again? Yeah, maybe.
[ Taps key, video pauses .]
So I can be your “interdimensional can opener”? [ Sighs deeply .]
You're using me.
[ Taps key, video resumes .]
[ Sighs .]
Jack when you were born, it ripped a hole in reality.
Like a -- like a door from this world to another, toa really bad, bad place.
So -- so Dean and Cass and I, we -- we closed that door.
But our mom, Mary, she's trapped on the other side.
[ Taps key, video pauses .]
If we can get your powers back, maybe we can open that door up.
Maybe [ Sighs .]
You wanna save her.
Yeah.
Yeah, I do.
But if this doesn't work, if that can't happen, that's okay, because I do care about you.
But I should've told you.
I'm sorry.
It's a lot and, uh Dean can't even look at me.
He wants to kill me.
I won't let that happen.
Listen, if there's one thing Dean respects, it's effort.
So come along, help us out.
Let's go be the good guys.
[ Dog barking, children shouting playfully .]
[ Engine turns off .]
Agent Bonham, Agent Seger, Special Agent Anderson -- These are you? Yeah, sometimes.
I thought lying was wrong.
All right, here we go.
Victim -- Wes Bailey.
His wife, Erica, died six months ago.
Heart thing, out of the blue.
Uh, question is, why'd she come back from the dead and knife his ass? People come back? When a person dies and their soul can't move on -- They're called ghosts.
And hanging around makes them go loony tunes.
Uh, they go crazy.
Yeah, question is, since when do ghosts kill somebody and walk out the front door? So maybe it's a revenant.
Wait.
What's a revenant? A revenant's more like a-a zombie.
[ Front door closes .]
Hey, there's our witness.
Jack, we're gonna talk to the witness, check out the crime scene.
[ Car door closes .]
You stay.
Sit.
[ Car door closes .]
Now you're sure it was his wife? I've lived next to Erica for six years.
I watered her plants every time she and Wes took vacation.
What about that night? You notice anything else? Maybe, uh, flickering lights, cold spots? I I think a street light did flicker.
M-- M-maybe.
We got a runner.
Thank you.
Hey! I told you to wait in the car.
What the hell are you doing? I'm trying to help out.
How is this helping out? Hey, Dean.
Thank you, Jack.
Did you find anything? Just this.
Oh.
[ Arms flop .]
All right.
Jack, look.
This is an EMF meter.
Okay, so spirits, ghosts, they put out electromagnetic interference.
If one's here, this will tell us.
[ Switch clicks .]
[ Crackling softly .]
What's it saying? It's saying it's a revenant.
[ Switch clicks .]
We gotta check her grave.
Come on.
[ Owl hoots .]
Dean: All right, well, you said you wanted to help, so, uhdig.
Dean, what's up with all the orders? You're starting to sound like Dad.
[ Dirt sifting .]
That a bad thing? I'm just saying his -- his drill sergeant act worked with you [ Bottles clinking .]
but it didn't work with me.
And that's not the way we're gonna get through to Jack.
Look, you wanted the kid here, he's here.
All right? But I'm not gonna hold his hand and tuck him in at night.
Pass.
I'm not gonna be his mother, and neither are you.
And the kid can dig, so I'll give him that.
[ Sighs .]
[ Lid creaks, thuds .]
[ Sighs .]
All right, I guess we're back to ghost.
Sam: Yeah.
So a body rules out revenant.
All right, I don't get it.
I mean, a ghost that won't show up on EMF? Doesn't make any sense.
Yeah, well, what does these days? [ Salt sifting .]
You know, I mean, we -- we've got portals to apocalyptic worlds.
We've got, uh, shape-shifting demons.
Dealing with a whole new set of tiddlywinks.
[ Salt sifting .]
I say we just do what we do.
[ Sighs .]
My mother -- could she be a ghost? No, we, um [ Lighter fluid sloshing .]
we burned the body.
That's right, and what gets burned [ Match strikes .]
stays dead.
Hello? Hello! Hello? Hello! [ Tire flapping .]
Man on phone: Roadside assistance.
May I help you? I blew a tire, out on Route 19.
Okay, no problem.
We'll get someone right out there.
Scotty? Oh! Baby! [ Laughs .]
[ Growls .]
[ Screams .]
[ Police radio chatter, indistinct conversations .]
Thank you.
Well? Get anything? Yeah, cops found the victim, Gloria Simon, about an hour ago.
Something ripped her apart.
Our kind of something? No.
Gloria was on the phone with roadside assistance when she died.
Operator said she was talking to someone named Scotty.
And? According to the cops, Scotty is her son.
Uh, was her son.
He drowned in '96.
[ Switch clicks .]
[ Crackling softly .]
So we got two ghosts in two days, and no EMF.
[ Switch clicks .]
So? So, aside from getting dead, what do Gloria and Wes have in common? [ Police radio chatter .]
Where's Jack? Across the street.
Food run.
[ Indistinct conversations, siren wailing in distance .]
Dean, he's not our intern.
I asked you to keep an eye on him.
I can see him.
[ Sighs .]
He keeps staring at me.
Yes, he wants you to like him.
All right, whatever.
Here, take a look.
What's this? Her diary? It's a grief journal.
Cops found one at the first crime scene also.
Wes and Gloria were both seeing the same grief counselor -- Mia Vallens.
And apparently, she gives homework.
Hmm.
Shrinks.
Snake oil for the mind.
Or how healthy people deal.
Yeah? All right, let's see how good old, uh, Gloria was dealing.
Here you go.
“And now that I've achieved catharsis, I can truly see the program works.
” “The program”? Come on, man.
I mean, she's one Kool-Aid away from Jonestown.
What'd Wes' “journal” say? More of the same.
Um, he was really into the whole catharsis thing.
Yeah, sure.
Who wouldn't be? I mean, it's like another word for “happy ending.
” Hi, Jack.
What took you so long? The man in front of me wanted extra kraut, but the hot dog man didn't have any.
He was really angry.
Mmm.
That's a cool story.
[ Spits .]
So let's say that Hannibal chick is, um, a medium, right? She's talkin' to spirits, she's pissing them off somehow.
A ghost shows up, notches a kill, and takes off.
Yeah, but then, what? Once it's gone, no EMF? [ Grunts .]
This woman can talk to ghosts? If she's the real deal, mediums can do all kinds of freaky crap.
All right, say you're right.
Can't go in as FBI, not with doctor/patient confidentiality.
All right.
So we have to go in as something else.
[ Engine turns off .]
[ Car doors open, close .]
Dean: This is a dumb idea.
Sam: Just follow my lead.
Yeah, doctor's gonna eat our liver with some fava beans and a bottle of Chianti.
[ Door closes .]
Hello.
Hello.
Hello? Can I help you? [ Door closes .]
Yeah, we're, uh [ Sighs .]
hoping to see the doctor.
Oh, I'm sorry.
You caught us right at the end of our day.
Maybe tomorrow.
No, today's good.
Like right now.
He -- Uh, we just need a moment of her time.
You've lost someone recently? No.
My mother.
Um, our mother.
We're having a difficult time.
Mia Vallens.
Hi.
Dean.
That's our little brother Jack, and I'm Sam.
I see.
Please, this way.
Sure.
Listen, Mr.
Spock, you speak when I tell you to speak, okay? - Yes.
- Good.
[ Door opens .]
Your mother -- she passed suddenly? Uh, yeah.
Mm.
Most of the people I see are in the same boat.
[ Door closes .]
No warning, no goodbye, no closure.
Right, yeah.
Pretty much the same for us.
Um So how does this usually work? You know, with your patients? Usually, they just start talking about the person they've lost.
All right, well, Mom was great, now she's dead.
What's the deal with catharsis? I'm sorry? Uh, we -- we were wondering what that is.
Um, a patient of yours, Gloria Simon, she referred us.
She's a family friend.
I don't talk about my patients, and Gloria wasn't supposed to talk about me.
Sure.
Um, got it.
But your process -- My program is a range of things.
Talk therapy, meditation.
You ever journal? Our dad did.
[ Chuckles .]
Dean? You journal? Ever since I was a little girl.
[ Chuckles .]
You think this shrink stuff is a load of crap.
Am I right? How'd you guess? Then why are you here? Because, uh, we all agreed we'd give it a shot, right? Right? My brother, he's not, uh, he's not processing his grief.
Mm.
Really? No, I'm [ Chuckles .]
No, I'm good, actually.
With death, closure, whole freakin' bottle of Jack.
Are you? Yeah.
Because I know that Mom's dead, and I know that she's not coming back.
Okay, I hear what you're saying.
I just wish You wish he'd be more open to therapy? Sure.
Exactly.
All right, this is a safe place, right, Doc? Okay.
My brother's delusional.
Dean.
You said you wanted to give this a shot, right? Here we go.
He won't even admit that Mom's dead.
Won't even admit it.
Stop.
Because if he admits it, then it's real.
If it's real, then he has to deal with it, and he can't handle that.
Right, because this is so easy for you, huh? No, it's not easy.
Yeah, but at least you had a relationship with Mom.
I mean, who would she always call? Who did she look to for everything? Okay.
You had something with her I never had.
And now I'm just supposed to accept that I never will have it? [ Water dispensing .]
[ Draws gun .]
[ Door creaks .]
[ Switch clicks .]
Mm.
[ Sighs .]
[ Sighs .]
Problem? You just upset your brother so much, he had to leave the room.
And Jack? Look at him.
He's terrified of you.
Nah.
No, we're simpatico.
Right, kid? [ Flatly .]
We're simpatico.
Convincing.
[ Mouths word .]
You're angry, Dean.
And? And if you don't want to do anything about it, that's your business.
But you're aiming it at everyone in your life.
She's a shape-shifter! [ Gasps .]
No, no.
I found hair andteeth.
[ Cocks gun .]
You must've shed your skin, what, couple hours ago? And here, I just thought she was annoying.
What's going on? Doc's a monster.
She killed her patients.
No! No.
No.
I am what you say, but I have never killed anyone.
Then what are you doing here? I'm helping people.
My patients.
I just miss her so much.
[ Exhales sharply .]
I shift into the person that they've lost so that they could see them one last time, so that they can say goodbye.
Oh, my God.
Dean: Well, Wes Bailey Uhh! Gloria Simon [ Growls .]
they're both dead.
What? Gloria was killed by her son, or at least someone who looked like him.
Three nights ago, Wes was killed by somebody who looked like his dead wife.
[ Exhales sharply .]
So you wanna tell us how you're innocent again? Okay, I, um I have an alibi for Wes.
I volunteer at the women's shelter downtown.
I was there that night.
You can call them.
I know you guys are Hunters.
But please, I am telling you the truth.
I know you're there.
I can feel you.
Hello.
[ Breathing heavily .]
What are you? Oh, I'm just your friendly neighborhood cosmic entity.
Why do you look like me? Oh, yes.
Yes, yes.
Well, I show up in my real form, and you freak out, rip out your own eyes, et cetera.
That would be embarrassing, wouldn't it, for both of us? What is this place? Oh, yes.
Excellent question.
You see, before God and Amara, creation, destruction, Heaven, Hell, your precious little Earth, what was there? Nothing.
Yes.
That's right.
Nothing.
Nothing but Empty.
And you are soaking in it.
Angels and demons, you all come here when you die.
Every angel that ever died is here? Yes, sleeping an endless peaceful sleep.
You know, I I was sleeping, too.
Hey, uh, since we're pals, there's something I've gotta know.
I've just gotta ask.
Hmm.
Why are you awake? 'Cause fun fact -- in all of forever, nothing ever wakes up here.
I mean, ever.
Ever.
And second fun fact -- when you woke up, I woke up, and I don't like being awake.
Sowhat's up, smart guy? I don't know.
Well, think! The Winchesters.
Sam and Dean, they must've made a deal.
No.
No, no, no.
Not with me, and I'm -- I'm the only one that has any pull here.
Not Heaven, not Hell, not G-O-D himself.
So think harder.
Rack that perky little brain of yours.
Stay away from me.
Okay, fine.
I'll rack it for you.
[ Screaming .]
All right.
Alibi checks out.
- What? - [ Exhales sharply .]
Yeah, I'm surprised, too.
Okay.
Well, if you're not doing this, then who is? Oh, God.
I think I know.
Hey.
His name's Buddy.
When we got together, I was young and stupid.
He's a shifter, like me.
The only one I'd ever met other than my mother.
But he liked hurting people.
Did he hurt you? [ Sniffs .]
I left.
Changed my face, my name.
Buddy wouldn't just kill people.
He'd ruin their lives.
He said he liked to see the look on their face when they realized they had nothing left.
What I'm doing here I know it can't make up for whatwhat he [ Inhales deeply .]
[ Sighs .]
what we did, but I'm trying.
If Buddy is doing this, he's targeting your patients.
So who else has access to this office, your notes, your appointments? Patients and staff are in here all day.
If you had to pick one.
UhTom, my assistant.
I'll check it out.
I'll come with.
Uh [ Clears throat .]
Fine.
Whatever.
[ Gears shift, engine turns off .]
All right, stay in the car.
Dean, I-I just -- I wanna help.
Sam told me about the plan for your mother.
Well, there's something you should know.
Sam's plans don't always work out.
Wait here.
Yeah, yeah, no.
I All right.
Got it.
Thanks.
[ Cellphone beeps .]
What? Dean says Tom is in the clear.
How do you know? He, uh, he handed him a silver dollar.
Didn't burn.
Mm.
Turns out your assistant's just a nice guy with five cats.
What are you doing? I'm scrubbing your security cam footage.
If anyone's eyes flare Then they're the shifter.
- Exactly.
- Right.
Sotell me, how exactly does this work with your patients? You show up as their dead relatives, and they think what? Honestly? They don't really care.
They chalk it up to hypnotism, a lucid dream.
They explain it away because at the end of the day, they get to say goodbye.
Hmm.
And that works? Mm-hmm.
People? We're hardwired to want closure.
You know? You never got a chance to say goodbye either, did you? Whoa, whoa.
Check this out.
There.
Who's that? That's John Driscoll.
I only started seeing him a few weeks ago.
[ Breathing heavily .]
What did What did you do to me? I-I read your mind, such as it is.
What do you want? What do I want? I want you to shut up.
I want -- Hmm.
Having you awake, it's like a gnat flew right up here and it's trapped and it's buzzing.
Having me awake causes you pain.
If you can't sleep, I can't sleep.
Yeah? And I like sleep.
I need sleep.
Then get rid of me.
Oh, I should, should I? Send me back to Earth.
Or I throw you so deep into the Empty that you can't bother me anymore, hmm? Except you know that won't work or you would've done it already.
Pretty smart.
Pretty smart, Dummy.
Sendmeback.
That's not part of the deal.
Mnh-mnh.
No, no.
Besides, you don't want to go back.
Yes, I do.
Sam and Dean need me.
Oh, save it.
I have tiptoed through all your little tulips.
Your memories, your little feelings, yes.
I know what you hate.
[ Whispers .]
I know who you love, what you fear.
There is nothing for you back there.
No.
Here.
Let me show you.
[ Whoosh .]
[ Screaming .]
Aah! Dean: Hey.
Mia: Hi.
[ Door closes .]
Where's Sam? Buddy's posing as one of my patients.
Sam traced his phone.
I let him take my car.
He left about 10 minutes ago.
He didn't call me.
Well, can you blame him? [ Cellphone beeping .]
Mia? [ Beeps .]
Could I talk to you? Yes, of course.
This way.
[ Line ringing .]
Sam and Dean aren't my real brothers.
Sometimes we have to lie.
I'm still trying to understand.
[ Ring .]
Come on, Sam.
Pick up the phone.
My mother died when I was born.
[ Taps key .]
Hi, Jack.
It's, uh I 'm your mom.
[ Taps key .]
I never met her.
I This is all I have.
And I just I need to see her, just once.
Please.
Shut your eyes.
[ Beeps .]
You can look now.
[ Voice breaks .]
Mom? [ Whispers .]
Hi, Jack.
[ Crying .]
It's okay.
[ Whispers .]
It's okay.
I'm afraid.
[ Sniffles .]
Why? Why are you afraid? Sam thinks you were right, that -- that I'm good.
He wants me to believe it, and I wanna believe it, too.
It's just, I I've hurt people.
I didn't mean to.
It was an accident.
And I know I should feel bad, and I say I feel bad, but most of the time, I mostly I don't feel anything.
And that's why I think maybe Maybe I'm a monster.
Jack.
It doesn't matter what you are.
[ Whispers .]
It matters what you do.
And even monsters can do good in this world.
You really believe that? I have to.
I have to.
Hmm.
[ Cellphone rings, vibrates .]
[ Ring, beep .]
Hey, what's up? Hey.
I, uh, I was too late.
Shifter's gone.
Driscoll's dead.
Damn it.
All right.
Well, get back here.
Yeah, on my way.
[ Beep .]
Well, that was too freakin' easy.
Thank you.
I -- Thank you.
Dean? [ Gasps .]
[ Squishing .]
[ Sniffles .]
[ Groans .]
[ Splat .]
Hey, baby.
Come on, Castiel! Wouldn't you rather be a fond memory than a constant, festering disappointment? [ Groans, grunts .]
Just let's lay down.
Let's just try and sleep.
Hmm? Think about it.
Infinite peace, yes? No regrets.
No pain.
[ Pats shoulder .]
Kiddo, save yourself.
I'm already saved.
[ Grunts .]
[ Groans .]
You can prance and you can preen and you can scream and yell and remind me of my failings but somehow, I'm awake.
And I will stay awake and I will keep you awake until we both go insane.
[ Grunts .]
I will fight you.
Fight you and fight you forever.
For eternity.
No.
No.
Release me.
Releaseme.
[ Handcuffs click .]
Buddy, what are you doing? What am I doing? Mia: Yeah.
What am I doing? What are you doing, huh? You think you can just leave? Build this whole new life for yourself without me, huh? Kid.
Oh, you're up.
Wait, no, no, no, no, no! Don't hurt them.
Oh, begging for Hunters? That's not my girl.
I'm not your girl.
You always did think you were too good for me, even though I gave you everything.
[ Whispers .]
Jack.
You used me! Yeah, well, welcome to the world, sweetheart.
Everybody uses everybody.
You gotta snap these cuffs.
I never stopped looking for you.
I can't.
And when I found this place, when I saw all that Yes, you can.
warm, fuzzy good you were doing [ Gasps .]
I couldn't let you have that.
Sammy believes in you, and when he believes, he'll go Hell for leather So I took it all away, and it was fun.
but you gotta try.
You're you're a What? A monster? Well, so are you.
And it's about time you embraced that.
So I'm not gonna kill those boys.
You are.
You end them, or you die, courtesy of Tweedledee's silver bullets.
So what's it gonna be, Princess? Shoot me.
Shoot me! [ Car door closes .]
[ Laughs .]
Look.
Baby brother.
[ Laughs .]
No.
No! Stop! Like shooting Hunters in a barrel.
Sam, no! [ Grunts .]
Dean? Sam! We're in here! Mia: Stop.
[ Muffled cries and screams .]
No! [ Gunshot .]
Uhh! Aah! [ Groans .]
[ Cocks gun .]
[ Gunshot .]
Uhh! [ Gunshot .]
[ Gun clatters .]
[ Panting .]
Dean: You sure about this? What Buddy did was my fault.
I should've You guys can go.
I'll take care of him.
You know, I just -- I just wanted to help people.
You did.
[ Bottles clink .]
[ Cap clatters .]
- Hey.
- ‭Hey.
[ Bottle opens, cap clatters .]
You did good today, Jack.
[ Clears throat .]
Listen, man, back at, uh, Mia's, I was out of line.
I'm sorry for being a a dick lately.
Thanks.
And maybe you're right, about the kid.
I mean, he tries.
I'll give him that.
And he tapped his powers, saved our ass, so that's a win.
Yeah.
I guess.
[ Book thuds .]
What's up? What if you're right? About Mom.
What if she is dead, and I'm just in denial? Don't say that.
What? You've been wanting me to admit that since it happened.
I know I have, but don't say that.
I need you to keep the faith, for both of us.
'Cause right now, I Right now, I don't believe in a damn thing.
[ Birds chirping .]
[ Crow cawing .]