Supernatural: Season 5, Episode 4

The End (1 Oct. 2009)

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Dean awakens five years in the future in an abandoned city and is attacked by humans infected with a demonic virus that makes them mindless, flesh-eating zombies. Zachariah soon appears and... See full summary »



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Dean awakens five years in the future in an abandoned city and is attacked by humans infected with a demonic virus that makes them mindless, flesh-eating zombies. Zachariah soon appears and explains to Dean that the world he sees is the result of his refusal to help the angels fight Lucifer. Written by Anonymous

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On the wall in 2014, "Croatoan" is spray painted in red. This is a reference to season 2 episode "Croataon". See more »


Lucifer: [after killing future Dean, turns around and sees past Dean] Oh. Hello Dean. Aren't you a surprise.
[lightning flashes, Lucifer pops up behind him]
Lucifer: You've come a long way to see this, haven't you?
Dean Winchester: Well go ahead. Kill me.
Lucifer: Kill you?
[glances around Dean at the body of future Dean]
Lucifer: Don't you think that would be a little... redundant?
Lucifer: I'm sorry. It must be painful. Speaking to me in this - shape. But it had to be your brother. It had to be.
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The End of the World
9 January 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Dean moves to Kansas City and receives a phone call from Sam, who tells him about his meeting with Lucifer and asks Dean to hunt together with him; however, Dean refuses the request. Sooner Zachariah brings Dean to 01 August 2014, i.e., five years in the future, to show him the effect of his refusal to permit Michael to occupy his vessel and Dean realizes that the world has been practically destroyed.

Dean (2009) meets with Dean (2014) and he learns that he has lost his humanity and the world is crowded of people infected by the demonic deadly virus Croatoan. Further, he sees that Lucifer is occupying Sam's vessel. Back to 2009, Dean changes his attitude, but not the way Zachariah is expecting.

"The End" is so far the best episode of the Fifth Season of Supernatural and puts this season finally back on track again. The plot is excellent and gives the perfect motive to the reunion of the estranged Winchester brothers. My vote is nine.

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