Supernatural s14e06 Episode Script

Optimism

1 [ Exhales slowly ] Dean: What just happened? This is the end of everything.
We had a deal! Michael.
Thanks for the suit.
Jack: I'm useless.
Charlie? [ Gunshots ] She wasn't cursed.
This was.
[ Gasps ] Man: You have the mind of a Hunter.
I don't remember most of what Michael did.
No! Ugh! And now he's hurting people.
It's all on me.
It's my fault.
Good morning! [ Gasps ] Whoa, whoa, Harper, it's me.
Winston, God.
I'm sorry, I just, uh -- just wanted to make sure that we're still on for, you know, dinner tonight.
Um yeah, sure.
Harper.
Are you okay? I heard a scream.
Is this guy causing trouble? "This guy"? Miles, we went to high school together.
Miles, we talked about you minding your own business, didn't we? Put the stapler down.
I heard a scream.
Guy's always been creepy.
He's just overreacting because nothing ever happens here.
Nobody comes to the library anymore, not even for story time.
Isn't that sad? Well, I'm here.
I'll see you tonight.
- For our date.
- For dinner.
Which I'm sure will be a very nice time.
[ Sighs ] [ Birds chirping ] Yes! [ Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive" plays ] Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk I'm a woman's man No time to talk Music loud and women warm I've been kicked around since I was born And now it's all right, it's okay And you may look the other way We can try -- [ Screams ] Supernatural 14x06 Optimism [ Cup clatters ] Geez.
What's up with the sugar? Well, without my powers, everything tastes different.
So, I can't get this how I like it.
Seen Sam? He went to meet up with Charlie.
You were on an overnight run to Mary and Bobby's place.
He said it couldn't wait.
They're probably doing something really exciting.
[ Birds chirping ] [ Sighs ] [ Dog barks in distance ] So, this is where all those people went missing? Yep.
Right.
Dean: So, he just left you here, huh? Jack: Yep.
Sam wanted someone around when you came back.
He's worried about you.
Yeah, sounds like him.
Dean, what happened with Michael -- no one blames you.
Cool.
Well, I blame me, so [ Coughing ] Still with that cough, huh? Yeah, maybe I'm allergic to sitting around doing nothing.
All right.
What do you want to do? Hunt.
Sam says I can't go alone, but Cass and I, we've been working cases.
And he says you've been doing good on those.
No offense -- Cass is an insurance policy on those hunts.
Sam's just trying to keep you safe, okay? He's a smart guy.
[ Sighs ] Hmm.
[ Clears throat ] Jack: Look.
Winston Mathers.
Dead, with what appears to be human bite marks taken out of the corpse.
"Human" bite marks? And other people have gone missing, too.
Well, Sam's not gonna like it.
Sam's not here.
Okay, you know what? You did good work.
Okay? - I'll go check it out.
- No.
We're supposed to have a partner for all hunts now, right? We can be hunting buddies.
Okay.
Uh "A" -- don't call it that.
And "B" -- you're gonna back me up? Dean, I need to do something.
You don't understand.
I could have killed Michael.
Here, when I was strong enough, I could have.
But there was so much going on, and then everything else happened because I was distracted and stupid and -- Hey.
You didn't do anything wrong.
And neither did you.
But that doesn't make it any easier, does it? So, I can't just sit here in the bunker thinking about it all day.
What I could have done differently, how I can't do anything about it now.
But I can do this.
I can hunt.
Give me a chance.
Are you sure? Just you guys? I mean, we can probably send some other hunters out there.
It's so close and -- Yeah.
Be careful.
[ Cellphone beeps ] [ Sighs ] Dean's going out on a hunt with Jack.
Good for them.
Are you sure this is the right place? Well, it's where those four people disappeared, and when I was scouting around, I found this.
- What, goo? - Goo.
So, yeah, I'd say this is the right place.
Now I'm just trying to figure out what we're dealing with.
Thus, books.
Ever since she came to town This was Winston's favorite spot? Jack: His obituary said he loved having breakfast here every morning, which is sort of oddly specific.
Yeah, when a young guy dies, they never know what to put in those things.
Hi, there.
- Help you? - Yeah.
Uh, Agent Berry, FBI.
This is my partner, Agent Charles.
Wondering if you can give us some details on a regular of yours, Winston Mathers? Sure, hon.
Um, detail number one -- Winston's dead.
Detail number two -- huh, that's all the details.
Winston dead.
No details.
Uh, you know, you're gonna want to be a little more helpful than that.
Listen, Deep State.
Flashing a badge might work on people who don't have a working knowledge of the Constitution [ Bell dings ] but that ain't me.
Now I got to go earn some money.
Or you could stay here and earn some money.
He, uh, came in every day like clockwork.
But you really want to ask about Harper Sayles.
Winston just started courting her.
What's "courting?" It's what you do before you start dating.
Oh, and that's the thing you do before the sex.
Sometimes you just have the sex.
Okay, that's Who is Harper Sayles? Harper's a really sweet woman.
Everybody in town knows her.
It's been a sad life.
Prom queen in high school.
Very popular.
And her boyfriend ran off on her.
She did not take it well.
- Ever since then, well - Everything just seems to go wrong.
She's lost people -- Not people.
Men.
- Men.
- Men.
- A lawyer.
- A florist.
- A gym coach.
- Now Winston.
It just honestly seems like all she cares about are her books.
Romance novels, mostly.
Heroes and damsels.
- Ask me? - She's bad luck.
- She's bad luck.
- She's bad luck.
- Real shame.
- Real shame.
He'll be fine.
Your brother, I mean.
He's got other friends, right? Funny.
Um, he used to have a pretty damn good wing man.
So, call that guy to check on him.
That "guy" was you.
No, it wasn't.
Right.
I -- Sorry.
I didn't mean to I'm just saying, I'm not surprised you survived the apocalypse.
Yeah.
Well, I am.
Sam, before all this, I was just a programmer at Richard Roman Enterprises.
I lived with the love of my life, and we -- Wait, you -- you did? Yeah.
So, your Charlie, she -- [ Train whistle blows in distance ] I guess she never met Kara.
Kara.
Uh she owned a bakery outside of Chicago.
Cupcakes.
It was like something out of a storybook.
She always smelled like peaches, and her smile was just Michael and Lucifer, when they started their war, first thing, a giant EMP or something like it went off over North America.
Fried every bit of technology.
Cellphones, power plants.
For the first few days, we banded together.
Thought, "Hey, someone'll save us".
No one ever did.
When the food ran out, people got mean.
Mobs started forming, stealing whatever they could get their hands on.
A lot of people died.
[ Voice breaking ] Kara died.
[ Exhales sharply ] [ Sniffles ] People are always the same when things go wrong -- they lose it.
One day, the water gets shut off, the next day, people are on fire.
It's a fact about society -- it all falls apart.
[ Paper rustles ] Not here.
Not yet.
[ Bell dings ] Well, congrats, Mighty Mouse.
I think you found us a case.
Thanks.
What's Mighty Mouse? Eat up.
Pie's important.
Okay, uh, can I ask you about what Wanda said about courting? I mean, I've seen romantic movies, but I've never experienced it.
Unless what you said about Rowena and Gabriel counts.
No, definitely doesn't count.
Look, I promise when we get back home, I'll give you the talk, okay? The talk? Mm-hmm.
Right now what we got to find is Harper Sayles.
I mean, that's just too much bad luck for one person.
Maybe -- Maybe she's not human.
Well, that's what we're gonna find out.
How? You ever read a romance novel? Harper Sayles? Hi! Um, how can I help you? Uh, FBI.
Got some questions about Winston Mathers.
Oh, I already spoke to the police.
Well, I'm not the police.
I don't -- I don't want to talk about this anymore.
Well, I'm gonna need you to talk about it.
Jack: Hello.
Sorry to interrupt.
I'm looking for the best book on the area's history.
Excuse me.
I was talking with her.
Really? Because it doesn't look like she wants to talk to you.
- Listen, I'm, uh -- - FBI.
Yeah, I heard.
But, see, I haven't done anything wrong, so you can't do anything to me.
And if she doesn't want to talk to you, you can't make her.
Not without arresting her.
But you're FBI, so you probably knew that already.
Okay.
Why don't you back off, kid? No, you back off old man.
Uh -- [ Chuckles ] Old man? Yeah.
That's right.
Okay.
All right.
This isn't over.
That was so chivalrous.
Yeah.
What's his problem? [ Chuckles ] He was just asking -- Y-You know what? It's fine, I'm fine.
Thank you for stepping in.
You didn't have to do that.
I'm Jack, by the way.
Jack Smith.
Harper.
I have the perfect book for you.
That would be great.
[ Sighs ] Old man, my ass.
Harper.
Are you leaving? Miles, this is Jack.
He's visiting, and I'm getting him my favorite book about town.
It's just down at my apartment, but, um, I'll come back and lock up.
You're taking him to your apartment? You don't even know this guy.
Miles, stop it.
Let's go.
All right, where are we headed? [ Rattling ] [ Miles screams ] [ Gun cocks ] How many books are you reading? All of them.
[ Sighs ] I hate hunting.
Really? 'Cause I got to say, you're kind of awesome at it.
Yeah, well, when it's that or die by angel kill squad Right.
[ Chuckles ] I mean, no offense, but who wants to be a hunter? This job, it's just a lot of tears and death.
[ Chuckles ] Funny.
You, uh -- You said something like that to me once long ago about hunting.
Not you.
Uh, sorry.
Our Charlie.
Well, she was right.
So glad this is my last case.
What? I told myself I'd help you out for awhile, at least until everyone got really settled, and then - I'm out.
- To do what? To go where? - Away.
From monsters, from people, from I'll go live on a mountaintop or something.
As long as there's good Wi-Fi.
Come in.
[ Door closes ] Okay, I'm just realizing it's weird I brought you to my place.
That's weird.
I'm weird.
It's fine.
I think.
You need to get that book, right? I just don't want you to think I'm -- I'm not putting the moves on you.
- The moves? - I'll go get the book.
Hey, uh, do you mind -- Is it okay to ask you about the guy who was hassling you at the library? Oh, recently, a boy I knew -- or was starting to know -- passed away.
It was terrible.
The authorities have been asking a lot of questions, but I don't know anything, and I'm a pretty private person, so [ Cellphone vibrating ] It's been a little difficult.
- That's awful about your friend.
- Thanks.
Is this yours? Oh, sorry.
I must've dropped that.
Your hand is wet.
[ Both chuckle ] [ Coughs ] Christo.
[ Clears throat ] Did you say something? Uh, no.
Uh I'm just nervous.
Come here.
Charlie: Got something.
What? Have you ever heard of a Musca? Yeah, like a hybrid between a man and a fly.
A lot of stories about them, but no one's ever seen one in real life.
If they do exist, they keep to themselves.
Look at you.
[ Chuckles ] Oh, I have read all the books.
[ Chuckles ] Nerd.
But check this.
Every few hundred years, there's a "bad egg".
When a male fails to find a mate, he abandons his community and starts using people's bodies to nest, binding them together with a viscous goo.
- And when the goo fits - Oh, great.
Our perp might just be a giant fly with low self-esteem.
Charlie: Sam.
- Yeah? What is that? Harper: So, where are you from? I'm from a little town in Kansas called Lebanon.
It's actually smaller than this one.
Wow.
Yeah, my family's been here for generations.
I'm the last one.
[ Coughing ] Are you okay? Is this -- Is this your boyfriend? I'm single.
Perpetually.
But Vance was my boyfriend.
After high school, he wanted to leave town.
I told him we didn't need to.
We could see the world in books.
Which I know sounds way too sappy.
And he left anyway.
Without you? I don't blame him.
But that, well that was the beginning of my bad luck.
Just so many things that I -- [ Sighs ] I try to stay optimistic.
Me, too.
I've had some not-so-great stuff happen in my past.
[ Sighs ] Trying to be positive it can be hard.
[ Cellphone vibrating ] Jack? Do you believe in love at first sight? Do you mind if I use the bathroom? [ Cellphone beeps ] [ Ringing ] Dean: Jack.
Uh, Dean? Um, I'm at Harper's place.
The silver and the holy water didn't do anything, so she's not a demon.
Where are you? Because Harper is not a monster, and I'm 99% sure she's in love with me.
That's not how it works, kid.
Okay, but she was looking at me with these googly eyes, and then she asked me -- Look, I promise you that Harper Sayles is not in love with you, okay? Would you calm down? Okay.
But if she is, I need to know everything about sex.
Go.
Jack, listen to me.
The guy that she works with is dead, and I mean fresh dead.
Something bit out his throat.
So, we got bigger things to worry about right now.
Okay, what should I do? Well, something's definitely stalking Harper, or at least the people around her.
She said that she had bad luck.
Maybe she's cursed.
Well, seems like the guys around her are cursed.
Okay, guys like me? Yeah.
Look, just keep her there -- [ Screaming ] Dean? [ Cellphone beeps ] Dean? [ Cellphone beeps ] [ Door creaks ] Harper: Are you upset? - What? Ugh, I freaked you out, didn't I? I'm sorry.
Sometimes I can come off as intense.
No, you're fine.
[ Sighs ] [ Chuckles ] I'm fine.
So do you want to go get coffee, or? I don't know.
You don't know? [ Door opens ] [ Gasps, screams ] No, no, no, it's okay.
It's okay.
[ Door closes ] [ Lock clicks ] We're here to help you.
I'm Dean, okay? I work with Jack.
We're not FBI.
We're here to save lives -- maybe even yours.
Save me? From what? [ Thud, growl ] That.
[ Banging on door ] [ Growling ] - Who's out there? - It's not a "who".
At first, I thought it was a ghost, but then it punched me in the face.
- A ghost? No, he's saying it's not a ghost.
[ Growling, moaning ] Yeah, now I'm thinking, uh -- - Who is this? - That's my old boyfriend Vance.
- How did he die? - Die? I think he lives in Connecticut.
- Not anymore.
Vance: Harper! [ Gasps ] Vance?! - Vance? Vance.
All right, so we're dealing with some sort of undead, risen dead -- something in that wheelhouse.
Harper! Silver.
Silver.
Risen dead? [ Banging continues ] - Yeah.
- Harper! [ Chuckles ] Looks like you finally get your zombie, kid.
- Zombie?! - Oh, he means -- Silver can hurt it, maybe slow it down, but there is only one way to stop these things.
[ Grunts ] [ Sizzling ] [ Both grunting ] - Jack, get her out of here.
- I-I can't just leave.
Go, now! Archie! Hey! [ Growls ] Let's dance.
[ Both grunting ] [ Train whistle blows in distance ] Charlie, you can't just quit and go live on a mountain somewhere.
[ Chuckles ] - People need people.
- Why? 'Cause they're the luckiest people in the world? No, come on.
We just do.
We're social animals.
- Emphasis on "animals".
- Yeah, but you're also a hunter.
The things that we've seen, it's not so easy to just walk away from it all.
Believe me, I've tried.
Our Charlie tried.
Yeah, well, again, she ain't me.
It's my life, Sam.
Not hers and not yours.
He's back.
That's got to be our guy, right? - I say we rush him.
- No, no, no.
Wait for it.
Wait for it.
We don't want to run up and tackle some regular guy just 'cause he's into weird fashion.
Mm, don't we? [ Vehicle approaches ] [ Brakes squeal, hiss ] Come on.
[ Bus doors close ] Damn it! Go, go, go, go! Harper: Wait! W-What is happening? No, look -- Look, we have to keep moving.
[ Both grunting ] Hyah! What the hell? You were gonna come back and lock up, remember? No.
Apparently, my dead high-school boyfriend attacked us, and I forgot.
[ Lock clicks ] Where'd they go? Not a lot of options.
Look at this.
I cased this block earlier.
That was definitely locked and, you know, not covered in goo.
You said there was something in the book about, uh, uh, a brass nail dipped in sugar water can kill it? In theory, since no one's actually seen one.
And we have exactly zero of those items handy, so So, we get creative.
[ Flies buzzing ] Ugh.
Oh, God.
That is, uh Yeah, smells like pine cleaner and rotting meat.
[ Sniffs ] [ Buzzing continues ] Sam? [ Sniffs ] Yeah, he was chloroformed, all right.
I found him.
[ Moaning ] He's still alive.
We should get him out of here.
[ Gasps ] - Charlie? - Sam! [ Growling ] [ Grunts ] Charlie! Hey, hey, Charlie.
Charlie! [ Hissing ] [ Grunts ] [ Hissing continues ] [ Grunts ] [ Hisses ] [ Moans, hissing stops ] [ Breathing heavily ] So we got creative.
Cool.
[ Growling ] Don't worry.
I locked it.
Did you flip the switch under the lock? What -- What switch? I'll get it.
Harper, don't! Don't! Harper? Aww, sweet.
No, no.
What are you doing? What? He's my boyfriend.
He just gets a little jealous sometimes.
But he's dead.
And stalking you.
No, he's stalking you.
It's a little game we play.
Some people pretend to be naughty nurses, some people get tied up.
We do this.
Oh, and he has to eat flesh to maintain his body.
[ Chuckles ] Stupid magic.
But it all works out.
Except not for you.
[ Growls ] [ P.
A.
clicks ] I'm sorry about all this, Jack.
I actually think I liked you.
But you're obviously a hunter, and I come from a long line of necromancers.
I mean, I can mostly only raise the dead, but that comes in handy.
And I can't let you or your friend get in the way of the love Vance and I share.
It's first love, Jack.
The best kind.
Without baggage or compromise.
I mean, I did have to kill him to keep him here after college, butevery relationship has its stuff, right? And all the other guys -- none of them are like Vance.
Strong and courageous and -- So, they all had to die.
Especially Miles, who just -- ugh.
So, I had Vance crush his throat.
I wish I could have watched.
And now we're going to kill you.
Shh.
Okay.
Not a lot works on these things.
Uh, headshot? No, no, no.
Creeps like this, you got to get 'em back in their grave.
Drive a silver stake through their heart to keep 'em there.
Okay, so? So, we got to convince this guy to get six feet under.
And you're gonna convince him with your shotgun? Not exactly.
Harper? Why are you doing this? I-I thought we fell in love at first sight.
What? I'm not weak like those other guys.
I'm not afraid to really love you.
What would it be like to be with someone alive? Who could walk you down the aisle in front of the whole town? And start a family with.
With me.
But I tried to kill you.
Every relationship has its stuff, right? We can stay in the town you love a-and never leave.
She's mine! Dean: Hey! No! [ Gun cocks ] Hey, okay, look, I'm sure you were in love, okay? But this isn't love, not anymore.
I love her.
Yes, sure, sure, but now it's like some sort of a sick game, you know? I mean, you have to eat people to stay together? I mean, is that romantic? Huh? You enjoy that? Okay, all right.
Look, let's just think about this for a second.
[ Grunting ] Vance! Baby, kill him! Vance! [ Screaming ] You okay? Yeah.
Just grab the girl.
Oh, son of a bitch.
[ Screaming ] You know, I think that guy from the bus stop -- I think he'll be all right.
I bet they'll take good care of him at the hospital.
He's also gonna wake up with a serious headache.
Better than being killed.
Hmm.
Got to say, I do feel kind of bad for the Musca.
I-I mean, he could have been happy if it stayed with his people.
Didn't have to go off on its own just because -- Okay, I get it.
I am just like the bug, and I shouldn't go out on my own.
But your nifty metaphor has holes.
I wasn't looking for love.
I found it, and I lost it.
And I didn't kill people and literally nest in their body parts, so Okay, I know, I know.
How about this? Don't leave.
Hear me out.
Sure, some people can do bad things when they're desperate or scared, but I mean, the guy we just saved, he has a wife, children.
I'm not saying all people are good people or even that most people are, but if we help people, then maybe they'll help people and all that.
And that's worth it.
Even with all the tears and death -- it's worth it.
Just to be super clear, I am not like the fly monster.
[ Chuckles ] But I'll think about staying.
We're traveling down two different roads In worlds so far apart You want me, yet there's something else Before me in your heart Harper: "Jack.
I'm already writing -- isn't that crazy? I'm not crazy.
But our love is so vivid.
I can't wait to find you.
You're the first man to ever get me to leave McCook.
Now I'm in the world.
I'm sorry I have to kill you for what you did to Vance, but then I can bring you back so that we can be together again.
It's gonna beperfect.
See you soon.
Love, Harper".
If we can't live together, then it's best we live apart You'll go your way and I'll go mine We'll both make a brand-new start Jack: So, now that Vance is in the grave, he can't hurt anyone? Dean: Yeah.
Silver stake through the heart -- that ought to do the trick.
Andthat's love? Eh.
[ Chuckles ] Actually, love can get crazier than that.
And it might get crazier, with Harper still out there, but, uh You did good, kid.
And? And what? I was right, and you should be letting me go out on hunts.
Okay.
All right.
[ Clears throat ] Look, it's not about being right, okay? You're gonna make mistakes.
Hell, I make them all the time.
But it's how you handle yourself once you've made those mistakes.
And you learn from them.
And how to not beat yourself up over them? You know, Jack, you're pretty smart sometimes.
[ Chuckles, coughs ] I tell you what -- when Sam gets back, I'll talk to him about getting you out on more hunts.
Okay? In the meantime, we'll get you a crate of cough drops.
I'm fine.
It's all part of being human, right? Mm.
[ Cup thuds ] [ Coughs ] You sure you're okay? I don't know.
Jack! Jack.
Jack! Jack!