Fleeing the female demon Abaddon with the mystery box she's after, Henry Winchester flees trough a hastily created time-portal but is surprised she follows and it leads not to his son John but his grandsons, who became hunters, not legacy 'men of letters' like him, elder guardians of magical knowledge. Despite bitterness over John having lacked a father, the trio must team up to reconstruct the past and protect the box from Abaddon, who kidnaps Sam. Written by
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When Henry Winchester finds out that he has traveled forward in time to 2013 he says "2013. My god, I guess the Mayans were wrong." He is referring to the Mayan prediction that the world would come to an end on December 21, 2012, a prediction that many people around the world took seriously. See more
In this episode, Henry leaves John while he is still a young boy. His departure from John's life and John's ensuing resentment are major plot points in this episode. However, in "In the Beginning" (season 4, episode 3), in Jay Bird's Diner, a man walks in and greets John with, "Hey Winchester!" At the end of their conversation, the man says, "Say hello to your old man for me." John replies with, "You got it, Mr. D," This presumes that John's father is still alive in the 70's when he has actually already served in the war at this point, so he's definitely into adulthood with his father still around.
John also describes himself as "a mechanic from a family of mechanics". We never hear about John's mother, and it is possible that she remarried, therefore giving the possibility of a stepfather who is a mechanic. Or it is also possible that this is just a lack of continuity on the part of the writers. See more
[looks on the Impala's license plate
2013. My God. Guess the Mayans were wrong.
References Back to the Future
The Future Is Strange
Written by Watt Son
Performed by Watt Son See more