It begins with a man trying to stop people and preach to them, Dean Winchester thought about being Michael’s vessel when the man mentioned “God’s plan”. Dean went inside a hotel going to his room, where he spoke to Castiel about how the demons keeping the Colt made no sense. Castiel spoke about how finding the Colt was the only way they could kill Lucifer, Castiel got Dean’s location and planned to go to Dean. The latter spoke about needing to rest and Castiel planned to go to him the next morning. Later that night Dean’s phone buzzed and he picked it expecting Castiel instead it was Sam Winchester Sam wanted to get back together with Dean so they could resume hunting demons, but Dean stated how they were weaker together and better separate.
Sam told Dean how he was Lucifer’s vessel, and Dean told Sam how hunting Lucifer down for revenge was bad. Sam wanted redemption, and Dean stated how they helped start the Apocalypse. Dean stated they needed to avoid Michael and Lucifer separately, despite Sam’s pleas. Dean told Sam goodbye, and went back to sleep. Dean woke up in the hotel, which was trashed and messed up. He left his hotel to explore the destroyed Kansas City, MO. He located a little girl crying in the street and she attacked him with a knife. Dean knocked her unconscious and saw Croatoan spray painted on a wall. A large amount of Croatoan infected people began to chase Dean through the streets of Kansas City. They cornered him but members of the US Army came and began killing the Croatoan infected people.
Dean escaped into a nearby alley hiding, while watching the battle. Later at night he emerged from his hiding place seeing a warning sign that showed the year was 2014. He hot wired a damaged car and left Kansas city. Zachariah teleported into the car with newspaper speaking about how the Croatoan pandemic reached Australia. Dean knew Zach had to be involved with the time traveling mess, and how President Palin supported the bombing of Houston. He spoke about how there were no more sports and he stated he used Christian Fringe group to locate Dean. The latter remembered the Christian from earlier, and Dean asked to return to the past. Zachariah wanted Dean to see the future and remain in the future for three days. Zach spoke about how this was the future of saying no to being Michael’s vessel.
Zach vanished and Dean went to Bobby’s place. He came in seeing the place torn apart and finding a wheel chair with bullet holes. He found Bobby’s journal and saw a picture of Camp Chitaqua and decided to head there, seeing future versions of allies in a picture at that place. He went there and saw the future Impala, his favorite vehicle damaged. He was knocked unconscious and later woke up cuffed to a wall. Future Dean began interrogating him after having searched him and used all the methods to check to see if he was a supernatural creature. Dean explained he was from the past and spoke about how Zach pulled him from the past. Future Dean didn’t believe him and Dean spoke about how Rhonda made him try on her pink and satiny panties. Future! Dean spoke about how the demons planned to finish off the human race with the Croatoan virus and Dean asked about Sam.
Dean began to label Future! Castiel, who instantly knew that Dean was from another year. Future! Castiel knew it was Zach and Dean wanted to get back to his present team. Future! Castiel revealed he wished he could take Dean back to present time, and announced he was stoned. Future! Dean returned with some men all drinking beer and one man turned out to be a Croatoan infected. Future! Dean killed him quickly, and Dean had revealed his presence. Future! Dean led Dean back to his cabin, and they argued about the methods of dealing with the Croatoan infected. Future! Dean had decided to kill them and spoke about how in 2014 killing Croatoan infected was a common thing. Dean apologized and the two shared some beer. Dean asked about the mission and Future! Dean revealed The Colt which had been 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.
He planned to kill Lucifer later that day, and later gathered Risa, and Castiel, to meet up with him and his past self. Risa asked about finding Lucifer and Dean spoke about why she was upset. Future! Dean spoke about how an important demon they captured last week, had revealed Lucifer’s location. Castiel spoke about how useful Future! Dean’s torture methods were, and Dean commented. Castiel spoke about how it was a spot filled with Croatoan infected and demons. He spoke about how dangerous the plan was and with Risa decided to gather the other soldiers. Dean began asking his future self questions, and the latter wanted Dean to see Sam. Future! Dean spoke about how Sam agreed to be Lucifer’s vessel, and Future! Dean knew he had to kill his brother. Dean was sad his future self was going to kill Sam, and Future! Dean warned him that when Zach took him back to the past, to agree to be Michael’s vessel.
The group searched the city for Lucifer and finally located the building they needed to break into. Future! Dean, Risa, and Future! Castiel gather their weapons. Dean knew Future! Dean was lying about something and they went to talk alone. Future! Dean revealed how the area should have been infested with Croatoan infected and how they had made a path. Dean was upset after learning his future self planned to enter through the back, while letting all his friends die including Future! Castiel. Dean decided he would stop Future! Dean’s plan, but the latter knocked his past self unconscious. Dean woke up hearing gun fire and yells. Dean ran towards the building seeing a fight ensuing inside. He sees Future! Lucifer, in Sam’s meat suit, in the garden with his foot on Future! Dean’s neck which cracks. A storm ensued when Future! Lucifer appeared and Dean suggested Future! Lucifer kills him.
Future! Lucifer stated that killing Dean would be redundant and he told Dean to be friendly. Future! Lucifer spoke about how beautiful the earth was and he spoke to Dean about how he fell from grace. Future! Lucifer told Dean about how he loved God, then humans were created, and he refused to love humans more than God. Dean spoke to Future! Lucifer about his ego and told him to kill him now. Dean stated he would find a way to kill Future! Lucifer and the latter stated he would not say Yes to Michael and would never kill Sam. Future! Lucifer began to lecture him telling him he would end up in this future. Future! Lucifer teleported away and Zachariah found Dean ready to return him to the past.
Zachariah told Dean that he needed to say yes to Michael, to prevent the death of billions, but Dean continues to refuse. Zachariah was upset, and Dean stated he had another lesson. Suddenly Castiel used his powers to get Dean to his location and the latter told his angel friend to never change. Castiel asked questions about how Zach located Dean and the latter didn’t have enough time. Dean stated to stay away from Jehovah’s witnesses and called Sam, meeting up with him the next day. Dean had Ruby’s knife and he gave it to Sam. Dean apologized for leaving Sam and stated they needed each either to hunt together. Dean decided they needed to create their own future.
The End has always been in my top ten favorite episodes. Since we are heading to twenty fourteen next year, it will be interesting to see if our present Dean ever resembles that future Dean, in any way shape or form. Will the writers take us there and allow us to view that ending in a slightly different format. If future Dean, I don’t think however, he will care about, or as much for Sam as our present Dean always does.
What I totally loved about this episode was seeing all three boys out of character, playing a very different character. I remember viewing a piece from one of the conventions and a fan asked Jensen what is his favorite Jared moment throughout the whole eight years. He replied Jared playing Lucifer, saying we will always end up ‘HERE!’ Jensen said he thought Jared nailed it, and he would have loved to have played that part himself. Taking into account Jared’s facial expressions throughout those chilling moments, made it oh so surreal. Lucifer did not want to love his father’s creations calling us hairy apes, and wondered if his punishment fit his crime. I did actually that moment feel for Lucifer. But Was God right in asking Michael to cast his own Brother out of heaven? Did Lucifer feel very abandoned, and unloved by both his father and brother? Did Micheal and Lucifer actually get along, as we no Dean and Sam do very much.
Future Supernatural was tremendous to watch, gathering information that we had not seen on screen before. Viewing double Dean, and seeing what he thought of his future self close up and personal. Hence that very naughty panty moment he tried them on and liked it! Oh Dean really … I can imagine his love life thinking what a real romeo he was. How he treated his female companions and how special those moments were, recalling them fondly to his future self. Now were there a few connections with sex and women during this episode as we have future Cas preparing himself for an orgy with a group of women? Oh future Cas, what exactly are you playing at?
The whole feel of the episode was very futuristic, being a Dean centric episode many fans now think that this was the last Dean centric episode we’ve actually seen. That meant something, and concentrated purely on Dean. I feel there have been others since, but perhaps not as noticeable. I loved how past Dean tackled his future self, and wouldn’t let him go in and murder his comrades in arms.
So Bella would love to know what you all think of this little master piece and if the writers will actually visit this moment during season 9. Would it be any different, would the moment feel right if they did re-visit The End’. I wonder since Edlund penned the hour if others would have the same tone and feel to the overall writing. Would it actually be worth treading those boards again. What would really be the point?
So type away little ones, and have a trip down memory lane. I love looking back and having the chance to observe those moments with a fine tooth comb and re-evaluate top moments. Some episodes we no in our hearts are on top form, and others not so much. This one for me is a really trooper. In many ways, above all for allowing us to see into the future, and showing us that teleporting can zap into the future, as well as the past. I also was fascinated in studying future Dean, and how different the two actually were. What comparisons they both shared, or if they were actually worlds apart. So what did you all think, how did you all round up those individual area’s and think yes, that was amazing or a pile of crap!