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John Winchester (Character)
from "Supernatural" (2005)

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"Supernatural: Dead Man's Blood (#1.20)" (2006)
Sam Winchester: Dad, we don't even know what these things are yet.
John Winchester: They were what Danny Elkins killed best... vampires.
Dean Winchester: Vampires? I thought there was no such thing.
Sam Winchester: You never even mentioned them, Dad.
John Winchester: I thought they were extinct. I thought Elkins and, and others had wiped them out. I was wrong. Most vampire lore is crap. A cross won't repel them, sunlight won't kill them, and neither will a stake to the heart. But the bloodlust, that part's true. They need fresh human blood to survive. They were once people, so you won't know it's a vampire until it's too late.

John Winchester: It was them all right. Looks like they're heading West. We're gonna have to double back to get around that detour.
Sam Winchester: How can you be so sure?
Dean Winchester: Sam...
Sam Winchester: I just wanna know we're goin' in the right direction!
John Winchester: We are.
Sam Winchester: How do you know?
[John pulls something from his pocket]
John Winchester: I found this.
[Dean takes it]
Dean Winchester: It's a... vampire fang.
John Winchester: No fangs - teeth. The second set descends when they attack.
[to Sam]
John Winchester: Any more questions? All right, let's get outta here, we're losin' daylight. Hey and Dean, why don't you touch up your car, before you get rust. I wouldn't have given you the damn thing if I thought you were gonna ruin it.

Kate: Car trouble? Lemme give you a lift. Take you back to my place.
Dean Winchester: Ah, I'll pass. I usually draw the line at necrophilia.
Kate: Ooo.
[Backhands him across the face; Dean falls. Kate grabs his chin and lifts him in the air]
Dean Winchester: I don't normally get this friendly till the second date, but...
Kate: You know, we could have some fun. I always like to make new friends.
[Kisses Dean]
Dean Winchester: Sorry. Don't really stay with a chick that long. Definitely not eternity.
[Sam and John hit the vampires with crossbow bolts; Kate looks down at the arrow in her chest]
Kate: [mildly irritated] Dammit.
[to John]
Kate: Barely even stings.
John Winchester: Give it time, sweetheart. The arrow's soaked in dead man's blood. It's like poison to you, isn't it?
[Kate passes out]

[John reads a letter Elkins left for him]
John Winchester: "If you're reading this, I'm already dead..." That sonofabitch.
Dean Winchester: What is it?
John Winchester: He had it the whole time!
Sam Winchester: Dad, what?
John Winchester: When you searched the place, did you, did you see a gun, an antique, a Colt revolver, did you see it?
Dean Winchester: Uh, there was, there was an old case, but it was empty.
John Winchester: They have it.
Dean Winchester: You mean whatever killed Elkins?
John Winchester: We gotta pick up the trail.
Sam Winchester: Wait, you want us to come with you?
John Winchester: If Elkins was tellin' the truth we gotta find this gun.
Sam Winchester: The gun, why?
John Winchester: Because it's important, that's why!

John Winchester: Get back in the car.
Sam Winchester: No.
John Winchester: I said get back in the damn car!
Sam Winchester: Yeah, and I said no!
Dean Winchester: All right, you made your point tough guy. Look, we're all tired, we can talk about this later.
[grabbing Sam]
Dean Winchester: Sammy I mean it, come on.
Sam Winchester: [under his breath] This is why I left in the first place.
John Winchester: [dangerous] What'd you say?
Sam Winchester: You heard me!
John Winchester: [angry] Yeah. You left! Your brother and me, we needed you. You walked away, Sam, you walked away!
Dean Winchester: Stop it, both of you!
Sam Winchester: [increasingly belligerent] You're the one who said don't come back, Dad. You were the one who closed that door, not me! You were just pissed off you couldn't control me anymore!
[they grapple; Dean shoves between them]
Dean Winchester: Listen, stop it, stop it, STOP IT! That's enough!
[to John]
Dean Winchester: That means you too.

[observing the vampire nest]
Dean Winchester: Son of a bitch. So they're really not afraid of the sun.
John Winchester: No. Direct sunlight hurts like a nasty sunburn. The only way to kill 'em, is by beheading. And yeah, they sleep during the day; doesn't mean they won't wake up.
Dean Winchester: So I guess walkin' right in isn't our best option.
John Winchester: Actually, that's the plan.

John Winchester: So... You boys really wanna know about this Colt?
Sam Winchester: Yes sir.
John Winchester: It's just a story. A legend, really. Well, I thought it was. Never really believed it until I read Daniel's letter. Back in 1835, when Haley's Comet was overhead, the same night those men died at the Alamo, they say Samuel Colt made a gun. A special gun. He made it for a hunter, a man like us, only on horseback. The story goes, he made thirteen bullets. This hunter, he used the gun a half-dozen times before he disappeared, the gun along with him. 'Til somehow Daniel got his hands on it. They say... they say this gun can kill anything.
Dean Winchester: Kill anything, like supernatural anything?
Sam Winchester: Like the demon.
John Winchester: Yeah, the demon. Ever since I picked up its trail, I been lookin' for a way to destroy that thing. Find the gun, we may have it.

John Winchester: I don't think I ever told you this, but... the day you were born, you know what I did?
Sam Winchester: No.
John Winchester: I put a hundred bucks into a savings account for you. I did the same thing for your brother. It was a college fund. And every month I'd put in another hundred dollars. Until... Anyway, my point is, Sam, that, this is never the life that I wanted for you.
Sam Winchester: Then why'd you get so mad that I left?
John Winchester: You gotta understand somethin'. After your mother passed, all I saw was evil. Everywhere. And all I cared about was, was keepin' you boys alive. I wanted you prepared. Ready. So somewhere along the line I uh, I stopped being your father, and I, I became your, your drill-sergeant. So when you said that you wanted to go away to school, all I could think about, my only thought was, that you were gonna be alone. Vulnerable. Sammy it just, it never occurred to me what you wanted. I just couldn't accept the fact that you and me... we're just different.
[Sam laughs]
John Winchester: What?
Sam Winchester: We're not different. Not anymore. With what happened to Mom and Jess... hell we probably have a lot more in common than just about anyone.
John Winchester: I guess you're right, son.
Sam Winchester: Hey Dad... whatever happened to that college fund?
John Winchester: Spent it on ammo.
[they laugh]

Sam Winchester: But after, we're gonna meet up, right? Use the gun *together*, right?
Sam Winchester: You're leaving again, aren't you? You *still* wanna go after the demon alone? You know, I don't get you. You can't treat us like this.
John Winchester: Like what?
Sam Winchester: Like children!
John Winchester: You *are* my children. I'm tryin' to keep you safe.
Dean Winchester: Dad, all due respect but uh, that's a bunch of crap.
[Sam and John look at him in surprise]
John Winchester: Excuse me?
Dean Winchester: You know what Sammy and I have been huntin'. Hell, you sent us on a few huntin' trips yourself. I mean you can't be that worried about keepin' us safe.
John Winchester: It's not the same thing, Dean.
Dean Winchester: Then what is it? Why do you want us outta the big fight?
John Winchester: This demon? It's a bad sonofabitch. I can't make the same moves if I'm worried about keepin' you alive.
Dean Winchester: You mean you can't be as reckless.
John Winchester: Look. I don't expect to make it outta this fight in one piece. Your mother's death? It almost killed me. I can't watch my children die too. I won't.
Dean Winchester: What happens if you die? Dad, what happens if you die and we could've done something about it? You know I been thinkin', I think maybe Sammy's right about this one, I think we should do this together. We're stronger as a family, Dad, we just are, you know it.
John Winchester: We're runnin' outta time. You do your job and you get outta the area. That's an order.

John Winchester: So boys.
Sam Winchester: Yes sir.
John Winchester: You ignored a direct order back there.
Sam Winchester: Yes sir.
Dean Winchester: Yeah but we saved your ass.
[heavy pause]
Dean Winchester: You're right.
Dean Winchester: I am?
John Winchester: It scares the hell outta me. You two are all I've got. But I guess we are stronger as a family. So, we go after this damn thing. Together.
Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester: Yes sir.

"Supernatural: Devil's Trap (#1.22)" (2006)
John Winchester: [possessed by demon] Your dad, he's in here with me. Trapped inside his own meat suit. He says "hi" by the way. He's gonna tear you apart. He's gonna taste the iron in your blood.
Dean Winchester: Let him go. Or, I swear to God...
John Winchester: [possessed by demon] What? What are you and God gonna do? You see, as far as I'm concerned, this is justice. You know that little exorcism of yours? That was my daughter.
Dean Winchester: Who? Meg?
John Winchester: [possessed by demon] The one in the alley? That was my boy. You understand?
Dean Winchester: You gotta be kidding me.
John Winchester: [possessed by demon] What? You're the only one that can have a family? You destroyed my children. How would you feel if I killed your family? Oh, that's right. I forgot. I did. Still, two wrongs don't make a right.
Dean Winchester: You son of a bitch.

Sam Winchester: I wanna know why. Why'd you do it?
John Winchester: [possessed by demon] You mean, why did I kill Mommy and pretty, little Jess?
Sam Winchester: Yeah.

Dean Winchester: Listen, you mind just getting this over with, huh? Cause I really can't stand the monologueing.
John Winchester: [possessed by demon] Funny. But that's all part of your M.O. isn't it? Mask all that nasty pain. Mask the truth.
Dean Winchester: Oh, yeah? What's that?
John Winchester: [possessed by demon] You know, you fight and you fight for this family. But the truth is, they don't need you. Not like you need them. Sam - he's clearly John's favorite. Even when they fight, it's more concern than he's ever shown you.
Dean Winchester: I bet you're real proud of your kids too, huh? Oh, wait. I forgot. I wasted 'em.

Sam Winchester: But, the holy water?
John Winchester: [possessed by demon] You think something like that works on something like me?

Sam Winchester: I'm gonna kill you!
John Winchester: [possessed by demon] Oh, that'd be a neat trick. In fact, make the gun float to you there, psychic boy.

Dean Winchester: Listen, do you mind just getting this over with, huh? Because I really can't stand the monologuing.
John Winchester: Funny. But that's all M.O., isn't it? Mask all that nasty pain. Mask the truth.
Dean Winchester: Oh yeah, what's that?
John Winchester: You know, you fight and you fight for this family. But the truth is, they don't need you. Not like you need them. Sam, he's clearly John's favorite. Even when they fight, it's more concern than he's ever shown you.

"Supernatural: Shadow (#1.16)" (2006)
[Dean and Sam see someone standing in shadow at their window]
Dean Winchester: Hey!
[the figure turns around and comes into the light]
Dean Winchester: Dad...
John Winchester: [smiling] Hey, boys.

Dean Winchester: Dad it was a trap. I didn't know, I'm sorry.
John Winchester: It's all right. I thought it might've been.
Dean Winchester: Were you there?
John Winchester: Yeah, I got there just in time to see the girl take the swan-dive. She *was* the bad guy, right?
Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester: Yes sir.
John Winchester: Good. Well, doesn't surprise me. It's tried to stop me before.
Sam Winchester: The demon has?
John Winchester: It knows I'm close. It knows I'm gonna kill it. Not just exorcise it or send it back to hell. Actually kill it.
Dean Winchester: How?
John Winchester: I'm workin' on that.

Sam Winchester: All right come on. We don't have much time. Soon as the flame's out, they'll be back.
Dean Winchester: Sam wait, wait! Sam, wait. Dad, you can't come with us.
Sam Winchester: What? What're you talkin' about?
John Winchester: You boys, you're beat to hell.
Dean Winchester: We'll be all right.
Sam Winchester: Dean! We should stick together! We'll go after this demon t...
Dean Winchester: Sam, listen to me! We almost got Dad killed in there. Don't you understand, they're not gonna stop. They're gonna try again, they're gonna use us to get to him! I mean Meg was right! Dad's vulnerable when he's with us. He... he's stronger without us around.
Sam Winchester: [to John] Dad. No. After everything. After all the time we spent lookin' for you, please. I gotta be a part of this fight.
John Winchester: This fight is just starting. And we are all gonna have a part to play. For now you gotta trust me, son. Okay? You gotta let me go.
[pause; Sam reluctantly nods]
John Winchester: Be careful, boys.

"Supernatural: Something Wicked (#1.18)" (2006)
John Winchester: [about to go out on a hunt] All right. You know the drill, Dean. If anybody calls, you don't pick up. If it's me, I'll ring once and then call back. You got that?
Young Dean: Mmhmm. Don't answer the phone unless it rings once first.
John Winchester: Come on, Dean, look alive. This stuff's important.
Young Dean: I know, it's just, we've gone over it, like, a million times, and you know I'm not stupid.
John Winchester: I know you're not. But it only takes one mistake, you got that?
[Dean nods]
John Winchester: All right, if I'm not back Sunday night?
Young Dean: Call Pastor Jim.
John Winchester: Lock the doors and windows, close the shades, and most important...
Young Dean: Watch out for Sammy.
[He looks over at Sam who is watching tv]
John Winchester: All right, if somethin' tries to bust in?
Young Dean: Shoot first, ask questions later.
[John puts a hand on his son's shoulder]
John Winchester: That's my man.
[John leaves. Dean locks the door behind him]

Sam Winchester: What're you saying, Dean? How is it your fault? Dean. You've been hiding something from the get-go. Since when does Dad bail on a hunt? Since when does he let something get away? Now talk to me, man! Tell me what's goin' on.
Dean Winchester: Fort Douglas Wisconsin. It was, it was the third night in this crap room and I was climbin' the walls, man, I needed to get some air.
[flashback shows young Dean slipping out; when he gets back, the Shtriga is in the room hanging over Sam; Dean grabs the rifle and cocks it, the Shrtiga looks up and roars; John comes in]
John Winchester: Get outta the way!
[Dean ducks, John fires at the Shtriga, the Shtriga jumps through the window and escapes; John grabs Sam]
John Winchester: Sammy, Sammy, Sammy! You okay?
Young Sam: Dad, what's going on?
John Winchester: You all right?
[he hugs him tight, turns to Dean]
John Winchester: What happened?
Young Dean: I, I just went out.
John Winchester: [dangerous] What?
Young Dean: J-just for a second. I'm sorry.
John Winchester: [angry] I told you not to leave this room! I told you not to let him out of your sight!
[cut back to present]
Dean Winchester: Dad just... grabbed us and booked. Dropped us off at Pastor Jim's about three hours away; by the time he got back to Fort Douglas the Shtriga disappeared, it was, was just gone. Never resurfaced until now. You know, Dad never... spoke about it again. I didn't ask. But he uh, he looked at me different. You know? Which was worse. Not that I blame him. He gave me an order and I didn't listen, I almost got you killed.
Sam Winchester: You were just a kid.
Dean Winchester: Don't. Don't. Dad knew this was unfinished business for me. He sent me here to finish it.

"Supernatural: Scarecrow (#1.11)" (2006)
Sam Winchester: [on cell] Dad, where are you?
John Winchester: Sorry kiddo, I can't tell you that.
Sam Winchester: What? Why not?
Dean Winchester: Is that Dad?
John Winchester: Look, I know this is hard for you to understand, you just, you're gonna have to trust me on this.
Sam Winchester: You're after it aren't you? The thing that killed Mom.
John Winchester: Yeah. It's a demon, Sam.
Sam Winchester: A demon? You know for sure?
Dean Winchester: A demon, what's he sayin'?
John Winchester: I do. Listen Sammy, I uh, I also know what happened to your girlfriend. I'm so sorry. I would've done anything to protect you from that.

John Winchester: I think I'm finally closing in on it.
Sam Winchester: Let us help.
John Winchester: You can't. You can't be any part of it.
Sam Winchester: Why not?
Dean Winchester: [holding out a hand] Gimme the phone.
John Winchester: Listen Sammy, that's why I'm callin'. You and your brother, you gotta stop lookin' for me. All right, now I need you to write down these names.
Sam Winchester: Names? What names? Dad, what... talk to me, tell me what's going on!
John Winchester: Look, we don't have time for this! This is bigger than you think, they're everywhere. Even us talking right now, it's, it's not safe.
Sam Winchester: No! All right? No way!
Dean Winchester: Gimme the phone!
John Winchester: I've given you an order. Now you stop following me, and you do your job. You understand me? Now take down these names.
Dean Winchester: [snatching the phone] Dad! It's me, where are you?
[he listens]
Dean Winchester: Yes sir. Uh. Yeah, I got a pen. What're the names?

"Supernatural: Salvation (#1.21)" (2006)
Sam Winchester: It seems that as closer as we get to the demon, the stronger my vision get.
John Winchester: Ok, why didn't I hear about this? If something like this starts happening to your brother, you pick up the phone and you call me.
Dean Winchester: [surprised] Call you? Are you kidding me? Dad, I called you from Lawrence, Sam called you when I was dying. To be getting you on the phone, I have a better chance at winning the lottery!

Meg: John, you made it. Too bad, really, I was hoping to kill more of your friends.
John Winchester: Sorry to disappoint you.
Meg: I can see where your boys get there good looks. But considering what they say about you, I thought you'd be taller.
Meg: Well aren't you a chatty one. You want to get down to business.
Meg: Fine, why don't you hand over the gun?
John Winchester: If I give you the gun, how the hell do I get out of here?
Meg: Well if your as good as they say you are, I'm sure you'll figure something out.
John Winchester: How about I just shoot you?
Meg: You wanna shoot me baby, shoot me, there's more where I came from.
[Other demon appears from doorway]
John Winchester: Who's he?
Meg: He's not nearly as much fun as I am I can tell you that. So I suggest you give us the gun. Now.
[John hands Meg the fake gun]
Meg: This is the colt? What do you think?
[Meg hands the gun to the other demon]
Meg: [He observes it then shoots Meg with it] You shot me! I can't believe you just shot me!
Demon: It's a fake!
[Demon tosses the gun away]
Meg: Your dead, John. Your boys are dead.
John Winchester: I never used the gun, how would I know it wouldn't work?
Meg: Oh, I am so not in the mood for this. I've just been shot!
John Winchester: Well, then I guess your lucky the gun wasn't real!
Meg: [Sarcasm] Oh that's funny Jonh! I'm gonna strip the skin from your bones, now that was funny!

"Supernatural: Home (#1.9)" (2005)
Missouri Moseley: [about Sam] That boy. He has such powerful abilities. Why he couldn't sense his own father, I have no idea.
John Winchester: Mary's spirit, do you really think she saved the boys?
Missouri Moseley: I do.
[John touches his wedding ring]

Missouri Moseley: John Winchester, I could just slap you! Why don't you go talk to your children?
John Winchester: I want to. You have no idea how much I want to see 'em. But I can't. Not yet. Not until I know the truth.

"Supernatural: In My Time of Dying (#2.1)" (2006)
John Winchester: I just want you to know that I'm proud of you.
Dean Winchester: Is this really you talking?