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Supernatural: The End

After Dean refuses Sam's offer to team back up, Zachariah transports Dean five years into the future to witness the Apocalypse after Dean refuses to become a vessel for Michael. Humans transformed into zombies by the Croatoan Virus roam the earth and Dean's future self and a small band of rebels are mankind's last hope against Lucifer himself.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x4
Production Number: 3X5204
Airdate: Thursday October 01st, 2009

Director: Steve Boyum
Writer: Ben Edlund

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Feb 24, 2010


Guest Stars
Kurt FullerKurt Fuller
As Zachariah
Robert Patrick BenedictRobert Patrick Benedict
As Chuck Shurley (as Rob Benedict)
Lexa DoigLexa Doig
As Risa

Co-Guest Stars
Todd ScottTodd Scott
John Paul McGlynnJohn Paul McGlynn
As Streetcorner Preacher
Devyn DaltonDevyn Dalton
As Infected Girl
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester
Misha CollinsMisha Collins
As Castiel


In Kansas City, Dean brushes past a Jehovah's Witness handing out religious tracts and checks into a hotel. He calls Castiel to see if he's had any luck finding the Colt. Castiel has discovered the demons are keeping it for some reason rather than melting it down and warns Dean it's the only thing that can possibly kill Lucifer. When Castiel prepares to teleport to Dean to hunt the Cold, Dean tells him that he needs a few hours to sleep and eat and that they'll meet at the designated time the next morning...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The ContoursDo You Love Methe soldiers gun down the zombies

Episode Quotes
Dean: You know, it's kind of funny, talking to a Messenger of God on a cellphone. It's, you know, like watching a Hell's Angel ride a moped.
Castiel: This isn't funny. Dean. The voice says I'm almost out of minutes.

Future Dean: Okay. If you're me... then tell me something only I would know.
Dean: Rhonda Hurley. We were, uh... 19. She made us try on her panties. They were pink. And satiny. And you know what? We kind of liked it.
Future Dean: Touché.

Dean: Oh, come on, you don't trust yourself?
Future Dean: No. Absolutely not.
Dean: Dick.

Future Dean: Sam didn't die in Detroit. He said "yes."
Dean: "Yes"? Wait. You mean..
Future Dean: That's right. The big "yes." To the Devil. Lucifer's wearing him to the prom.

Lucifer: You don't have to be afraid of me, Dean. What do you think I'm going to do?
Dean: I don't know. Maybe deep-fry the planet?
Lucifer: Why? Why would I want to destroy this stunning thing... beautiful in a trillion different ways. The last perfect handiwork of God? You ever hear the story of how I fell from grace.
Dean: Oh, good god, you're not gonna tell me a bedtime story, are you? My stomach's almost out of bile.
Lucifer: You know why God cast me down? Because I loved him. More than anything. And then God created... you. The little... hairless apes. And then He asked all of us to bow down before you, to love you more than him. And I said, "Father... I can't." I said, "These human beings are flawed, murderous." And for that... God had Michael cast me into Hell. Now, tell me... does the punishment fit the crime? Especially when I was right? Look at what six billion of you have done to this thing, and how many of you blame me for it?

Dean: I know what you are.
Lucifer: What am I?
Dean: You're the same thing, only bigger. The same brand of cockroach I've been squashing my whole life--an ugly, evil, belly-to-the-ground, supernatural piece of crap. The only difference between them and you is the size of your ego.
Lucifer: I like you, Dean.

Sam: Thank you. Really. Thank you. I won't let you down.
Dean: Oh, I know it. I mean, you are the second-best hunter on the planet.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerSera Gamble  |  Ben Edlund  |  Philip Sgriccia  |  Eric Kripke  |  McG  |  Robert Singer
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson
ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer  |  Jim Michaels
Co-ProducerJeremy Carver  |  Jerry Wanek  |  Serge LaDouceur
Associate ProducerKristin Cronin
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorAnthony Pinker
CastingEric Dawson  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Coreen Mayrs  |  Heike Brandstatter
First Assistant DirectorJohn MacCarthy
Second Assistant DirectorAdrian Diepold
MusicJay Gruska
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Key GripHarvey Fedor
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerBill Jackson (1)  |  Dennis Kirk
GafferChris Cochrane
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Story EditorDaniel Loflin  |  Andrew Dabb
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Production ManagementCraig Matheson
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Executive Story EditorJulie Siege
Key Makeup ArtistSarah Graham
Visual Effects SupervisorIvan Hayden
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
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