04x11 - Family Remains

4.11 Family Remains

Air Date: 15 Jan 2009

Teaser

INT. COUNTRY FARM – NIGHT

A Man, BILL GIBSON, is having dinner while watching TV.

TV

Following the Civil War, the eyes of the nation turned to the West, where outposts like Fort Bellows served as-

The lights go out.

BILL

Aw, come on. Crap.

BILL tries to open the door, but it's locked.

BILL

What the hell?! Man.

A closet door opens and a ghostly Girl comes out.

BILL

You? I-It's impossible. Just stay away from me! Just stay away from me!

The Girl attacks and kills BILL.

ACT ONE

INT. CAR – NIGHT

Sam wakes from sleeping in the backseat of the car. Dean is studying some papers.

Sam: What are you doing?

Dean: What's it look like I'm doing?

Sam: Like you're looking for a job.

Dean: Yahtzee.

Sam sits up.

Sam: We just finished a job like two hours ago.

Dean: Adrenaline's still pumping, I guess. So, what do you think... Cedar Rapids, Tulsa, or Chi-Town?

Sam: I am all for working. I really am. But you got us chasing cases nonstop for like a month now. We need sleep.

Dean: Yeah, we can sleep when we're dead.

Sam: You're exhausted, Dean.

Dean: I'm good.

Sam: No, you're not. You're running on fumes, and you can't run forever.

Dean: And what am I running from?

Sam: From what you told me. Or are we pretending that never happened?

Dean: Stratton, Nebraska. Farm town. A man gets hacked to death in a locked room inside a locked house. No signs of forced entry.

Sam: Sounds like a ghost.

Dean: Yes, it does.

Sam sighs and flops back down.

EXT. COUNTRY ROAD – DAY

As the Impala drives into the house road we see the SOLD sign hidden in the grass.

INT. FARM – DAY

INT. HOUSE – DAY

Dean: Boy, three bedrooms, two baths, and one homicide. This place is gonna sell like hotcakes.

They enter the kitchen, opening cabinets. Dean spots something on an empty piece of wall.

Dean: Hey, check this out.

Dean knocks on the wall. It's hollow.

Dean: Huh.

Sam: It's probably a dumbwaiter. All these old houses had them.

Dean: Know-it-all.

Sam: What?

Dean: What?

Sam: You said...

Dean: What?

Sam: Never mind.

They enter a bedroom.

Dean: Well, no bloodstains, fresh coat of paint, it's a bunch of bubkes.

Sam: Needle's all over the place.

Dean: Yeah-power lines.

Sam: Great.

They look in the closet; a doll head is on the floor.

Sam: Uh...

Dean: Well, that's super-disturbing.

Sam: Think it got left behind?

Dean: By who? Unless Bill Gibson likes to play with doll heads.

A car and moving truck approach.

Sam: Uh-oh.

Dean: I thought you said this place was still for sale.

Sam: Apparently, it's not.

EXT. FARM – DAY

A dog and a Boy, DANNY, exit the car.

DANNY

Come on, Buster! Good dog!

They run off. A Man, BRIAN, a Woman, Susan, and a Girl, KATE, have also gotten out.

Susan: What do you think? It's nice, right?

KATE

Did anyone bother to check if we get a signal out here?

BRIAN

Actually, I did, Kate. But we decided to move anyway, just to ruin your life. Come on. Let's unpack.

ANOTHER Man, TED, has gotten out of the truck.

KATE

Uncle Ted, please back me up here.

TED

Kid's right, Bri. You're ruining her life.

KATE

See?

BRIAN

Thanks for the help, Uncle Ted.

TED

Calling it like I see it, buddy.

Susan: Hey.

BRIAN

What?

Susan: Be nice.

BRIAN

I am nice. What do you think? We do okay?

Susan: I don't know.

KATE

Who are they?

Dean and Sam are coming down the stairs from the front door.

BRIAN

Can I help you?

Sam: Hi. Are you the new owner?

BRIAN

Yeah. You guys are...?

Dean: This is Mr. Stanwyk. I'm Mr. Babar. County code enforcement.

BRIAN

We had the building inspected last week. Is there a problem?

Sam: Asbestos in the walls, a gas leak-yeah, I'd say we got a problem.

Susan: Asbestos? Meaning what?

Sam: Meaning until this house is up to code, it's uninhabitable.

BRIAN

Whoa whoa whoa. You're saying we can't stay here?

Dean: It's a health hazard. You don't want to.

TED

Hold up. We just drove four hundred miles.

Dean: There's a motel just down the road. Till this gets cleaned up, I suggest you stay there.

BRIAN

All right, and what if we don't?

Dean: Well, you get a fine or you go to jail. Pick your poison.

BRIAN

One night. One night, and I'll take care of everything, ASAP, I promise.

Dean: Yeah, you do that.

KATE

Another motel? Awesome, Dad. I hope this one has hooker sheets, like the last one.

Susan: Danny!

BRIAN

Come on, Danny!

EXT. CURRY's HOME – DAY

Sam: What did the room look like when you found it, Mrs. Curry?

Mrs CURRY

I already told the local boys, there was blood everywhere.

Dean: And Mr. Gibson-where was he?

Mrs CURRY

Everywhere.

Sam: How long have you been cleaning Mr. Gibson's house?

Mrs CURRY

About five years.

Dean: So you knew him pretty well.

Mrs CURRY

Well, not really well. He was real private. Not the easiest man. Not that I blame him.

Sam: What do you mean?

Mrs CURRY

His wife dies in childbirth. Daughter hangs herself in the attic twenty years later. I'd be bitter, too. I think I got some pictures.

She goes off to get them and comes back.

Mrs CURRY

Here.

Dean: Thanks. Can we keep these?

Mrs CURRY

Suit yourself.

Sam: Now, why'd the daughter kill herself?

Mrs CURRY

I don't know. That was before my time.

Dean: Did you ever notice anything odd in the house when you were cleaning it?

Mrs CURRY

Like what?

Dean: Like, you know, like lights going on and off, things not being where you left them.

Mrs CURRY

No. Well, maybe there was one thing.

Sam: What's that?

Mrs CURRY

Well, sometimes, I thought I heard like a...rustling in the walls.

Dean: Like a rat?

Mrs CURRY

Yeah.

Dean: Must have been some big sons of guns out there, huh?

Mrs CURRY

Wouldn't know. Never saw any.

Sam: Do you happen to know where Mrs. Gibson and her daughter were buried?

Mrs CURRY

They were both cremated.

Sam and Dean head back to the car.

Sam: All right. So it probably wasn't the mom or the daughter. Whose ghost was it?

Dean: I don't know. But I say we give that place a real once-over and see.

EXT. FARM – DAY

TED

Code enforcement, my ass. There's no asbestos.

BRIAN

You sure?

TED

Hell yes. I've built enough homes to know that. No gas leak, either.

BRIAN

Who were those guys?

TED

Not from the county-I can tell you that.

They begin to unpack the vehicles. KATE sees someone at a window.

Susan: Hey!

KATE startles. The window is empty.

Susan: You okay?

KATE

Yeah. I just thought I saw something, that's all.

Susan: It-it's gonna be great here, Kate. It really is.

KATE

Yeah, Mom. I'm sure. Everything's gonna change.

INT. DANNY's ROOM – NIGHT

Susan: Danny! Are you unpacking?

DANNY is playing a handheld video game.

DANNY

Uh, yeah. I'm almost finished.

DANNY hears something and puts down the game to investigate.

DANNY

Hello? It's okay. I'm Danny. Hi!

INT. KITCHEN – NIGHT

Susan: "Zucchini will grow, but the soil is too acidic for beets." Do you understand any of this?

BRIAN

Can you smell that?

BRIAN opens a cabinet door and flinches.

BRIAN

That. It smells like a raccoon died up there or something.

Susan: That's pleasant. Thank you. Can I continue having a conversation with myself?

BRIAN

Well, I'm listening. A...vegetable... garden.

Susan: What are we doing, Bri?

BRIAN

What do you mean?

Susan: Us. On a farm. Talking about zucchini.

BRIAN

It's gonna be different. I promise you. We're gonna be happy.

Susan: And if we're not?

BRIAN

We will be. We have to be.

Susan: I can't put the kids through another year like the last.

EXT. FARM – NIGHT

The car pulls up. Sam and Dean see the lights on inside the house.

Dean: Crap. So, what now?

Sam: We could tell them the truth.

Dean: Really?

Sam: No, not really.

INT. DINING ROOM – NIGHT

TED

Hey, guys! You're gonna want to come see this!

BRIAN and Susan come to look: the word "GO" is drawn on the wall in red.

Susan: What the...

BRIAN scratches at the word.

BRIAN

Crayon. Danny!

DANNY

Yeah?

BRIAN

Get your butt down here!

TED

Tell you what-if my kid did this-

Susan: He's not your kid, Ted. Just butt out.

TED leaves.

Susan: Hey. Go easy on him. The teacher said he might act out.

BRIAN

Hey, buddy. Something you want to tell me and your mom?

DANNY

I didn't do that.

BRIAN

Okay. Look, just tell me the truth, and all you got to do is clean it up, okay? No punishment.

DANNY

But I didn't. The girl in the walls did it.

Susan: The girl in the walls?

DANNY

She wants you to go and me to stay.

BRIAN

All right, one last time-the truth, buddy.

DANNY

That is the truth. I can stay, but she hate grownups. And if you don't leave, she's gonna get really, really mad!

BRIAN

All right, go to your room.

DANNY

Mom! If Andy were here, he'd believe me!

BRIAN

Upstairs! Now!

INT. KATE's ROOM – NIGHT

KATE is lying in bed, one hand over the side out of sight.

KATE

It's okay, Buster. It's okay. I hate it here, too.

Sounds of licking.

KATE

Ugh. Ew, Buster! Gross! What's the matter with you?

The door opens; it's BUSTER.

KATE

Oh, my god. Oh, god.

KATE turns to look. The closet door slams. KATE screams.

ACT TWO

INT. DINING ROOM – NIGHT

KATE

Ew! Ew!

Susan: It's okay.

DANNY

What's going on?

BRIAN

Katie, baby, baby. Calm down and tell us what happened.

KATE

I just got molested by Casper the pervy ghost! That's what happened!

BRIAN

Ghost?

KATE

Yes, dad! A ghost!

DANNY

It's the girl in the walls!

KATE

Who?!

BRIAN

Both of you, knock it off.

Somebody knocks on the front door. TED opens the door and Dean and Sam come into.

Dean: We heard screams. What's going on?

BRIAN

Oh, you two! Did you touch my daughter?!

Dean: What? No.

BRIAN

Who are you guys?

Sam: Relax, please. You have a ghost.

BRIAN

A ghost.

KATE

I told you!

DANNY

It's the girl!

BRIAN

Both of you, relax. What are you guys playing?

Dean: Your family's in danger. You need to get out of the house now.

The lights go out in the house.

TED

What the hell?

Dean: Nobody move!

DANNY

Buster!

BUSTER is howling. BRIAN gets out of the house followed by TED, Sam, and Dean.

EXT. FARM – NIGHT

BRIAN

Buster! Buster? Buster! Buster!

TED

What the hell?

The words "TOO LATE" are painted in red. The others come out onto the porch.

DANNY

Buster!

BRIAN

Go back inside. Go!

Dean: We are not the bad guys, but you're in danger.

Sam: First thing's first. You got to get your family out of here.

Dean: Head to the motel I was talking about. You'll be safe there.

BRIAN

What are you two gonna do?

Dean: Oh, no! Oh, come on! Oh, come on!

The tires on the vehicles are all slashed.

Sam: Dude, the guns are gone. So is the... Basically, everything is gone.

TED

Truck's no good.

BRIAN

Both tires slashed.

Dean: What kind of ghost messes with a man's wheels?!

KATE

What's going on? What's going on?

KATE sees the Girl and screams.

KATE

She's there! She's there!

Susan: Where?!

KATE

She was right there in the woods!

Dean: What's a ghost doing outside?

Sam: You want to stay and find out?

Dean: Everybody inside.

TED

Are you crazy? We need to get the hell out of here!

Dean: In what?! This ghost is hunting us! Everybody back inside now! Move!

INT. DINING ROOM – NIGHT

Dean: Whatever's outside, it can't get in this circle. As long as the salt line is unbroken, this is the safest place to be.

BRIAN

Safe from ghosts?

Dean: Yes, as a matter of fact.

BRIAN

Okay. I'm not listening to this anymore. Come on. I got to get my family out of here. Let's go.

Dean: Nobody's going anywhere until we kill this thing.

Sam: Sir, please. This is what we do. Just...trust us.

DANNY

You hunt ghosts?

Dean: That's right.

DANNY

Like Scooby-Doo?

Dean: Better.

Sam: You saw her outside, right? Okay. Does she look like either one of the girls?

KATE

Her. She was paler and a lot dirtier, but that was her.

DANNY

That's the girl in the walls.

Sam: So it's the daughter?

Susan: That girl in the picture-She-She's dead?

Sam: She killed herself inside this house.

Dean: So, what. The maid got her story wrong? Rebecca wasn't cremated?

Sam: Unless her spirit's just attached to something inside the house.

Dean: She hung herself in the attic, right?

Sam: You want to babysit? I'll check it out.

TED

Look-I don't care who hung themselves where. Maybe something is going on here, but-

Dean: It's a spirit, man.

TED

No, it's just some backwoods hillbilly bitch, and I'm not about to sit around here waiting for her to go all Deliverance[i]on my ass.

Dean: Well, nobody's leaving the house.

TED

Stop me.

Dean: Listen, man. I've got a gun. You don't get your ass back in that circle, you're gonna have yourself a third hole.

Sam: Dude, you don't have a gun.

Dean: And? I'm not letting that b*st*rd or anyone else die tonight.

Sam: You cool?

Dean: Go.

Sam leaves.

TED

Hey. Fonzie. Question for you. This indestructible force field made out of salt... Have to be kosher stuff, or what?

Susan: Knock it off, Ted.

A sound.

Susan: Sh..

KATE

What was that?

They look around. The Girl opens a door and comes in.

KATE

Mom.

Dean: All right, everybody stay calm. She's a ghost. She can't come in the circle.

The Girl continues to approach. She stops at the edge of the salt, reveals she's holding a knife, and steps over the line.

KATE

I thought you said ghosts couldn't cross the circle.

Dean: They can't. She's not a ghost.

TED

Shoot her! Shoot her!

Dean: Yeah, about that... Go, go, go! Move!

Dean fights her while she screams and the others run.

Sam: Hey!

Sam shines a light in her face. It hurts her eyes; she runs.

[i]EXT. FARM – NIGHT

BRIAN

Hey. You okay?

Dean: Where is everybody?

BRIAN

Hiding.

Dean: All right, go get them. Go. Go get them.

Dean: So, it's not a ghost.

Sam: So, it's just a girl?

Dean: It's not just a girl. It's psycho Nell. I'm telling you, man-humans.

Sam: So who is she, then?

Dean: I don't know. Maybe it's the daughter, Rebecca. Maybe she didn't hang herself.

Sam: Dude, no. She'd have to be like fifty years old by now.

Dean: Well, I don't know. What'd you find in the attic?

Sam: Some old junk. I found Rebecca's diary. That's about it.

Dean: I wish you'd found a howitzer. Listen, we got to get this family safe. I mean, it's just a human, so they can make a run for it. We just got to hold her off.

Susan: We're okay.

BRIAN

Danny! Ted! We got to go!

TED

I'm good!

Susan: Danny! Come on!

BRIAN

Danny, buddy, we got to go!

TED

Told you it was some crazy bitch.

Dean: Yes, you did.

Sam: Head to town. We'll take it from here, okay?

Susan: Danny, come on, baby! We're leaving!

BRIAN

Danny, we got to go!

Susan: Brian, where-Where is he?

BRIAN

Danny!


ACT THREE

EXT. FARM – NIGHT

Susan: Danny!

BRIAN

Suse, Suse, Suse. We will find Danny, I promise you.

Susan: No.

BRIAN

No. Take Kate and go now. Now, while you still have a chance.

Susan: Not without Danny.

BRIAN

We will find him.

KATE

I am not going out there with Mom alone.

Dean: She's right. Until we find your son, the safest place for you right now is in the shed.

KATE

I am not going in there either.

Dean: Yes, you are. It is the best defense. The windows are boarded up. It's got one door. It's our best shot right now. Trust me.

BRIAN

Suse. Kate. Go. Go.

Sam: All right, you and me will take the outside. You two take the house. Let's go.

INT. HOUSE – NIGHT

Dean and TED poke around the room. TED finds a butcher knife. Dean investigates the walls.

TED

What are you doing?

Dean: She's human. She had to come from somewhere.

Dean finds a board that isn't securely attached to the rest. They pull it open. TED flinches.

TED

You smell that?

Dean: Every day.

Dean takes the knife and shines a flashlight around inside the walls, then goes in.

Dean: Come on.

TED comes up behind Dean. They go further in. Dean finds a hole in the floor and looks through.

TED

You're not going down there.

Dean: Well, do you want to?

TED says nothing. Dean starts down.

Dean: Please nobody grab my leg. Please nobody grab my leg.

Dean shines the light around the room. A rat corpse is inches from his face; he startles. He sees BUSTER, torn to shreds.

Dean: Dog. It's what's for dinner. Danny?

TED

Find anything?

Dean: Yeah, her kitchen.

TED

Her what?

Dean looks around more; there is artwork on one wall, two stick figures drawn in probably-blood.

TED turns around and comes face to face with the girl. She stabs him.

Dean hurries back; TED's head comes through the hole.

INT. SHED – NIGHT

BRIAN

Look, why are we just standing here? Let's go in. Let's check the house.

Sam: We have to wait for those guys to get back, okay?

A knocking sound.

Dean: Sam, it's me.

Sam: Help me out.

They move what's holding the door shut and open the shed door. Dean comes in.

Susan: Did you get Danny?

Dean: No.

Susan: No? Well, where's Ted?

Dean: He's outside.

Susan: Well, why doesn't he come inside?

Dean: Because I had to carry him out. I'm sorry.

Susan: You're...what does that mean? What does that mean, you're sorry?

BRIAN

Are you saying that he's dead?

Susan: No. No, he's not saying that he's dead. You're not saying that, are you?

Dean: We were in the walls and she attacked.

Susan: Oh my god.

Dean: And I couldn't get to him in time.

KATE

Uncle Ted is dead?

Dean: I shouldn't have left him alone. I'm very sorry.

Dean goes back outside.

Sam reads REBECCA's diary.

BRIAN

We'll find him, Suse. We will.

Susan: Where else is there to look? Danny's dead, isn't he?

BRIAN

No, Suse.

Susan: He is. Why not? She killed my brother. Now she killed my son.

BRIAN

No, Danny is alive.

Susan: No, no, he isn't.

BRIAN

Yes, he is. Do you remember what he said about the girl who lived in the walls? She said he could stay.

Susan: No. No. I just don't understand why this happens to us. I mean, we're good people. We're a good family.

BRIAN

What happened to Andy happened, okay? I cannot change that. But I will find Danny, I promise you. And when I do, we are gonna be fine. You and me, the kids, we're gonna be fine.

Susan: Okay.

Sam, who has been pretending to read, returns to actually reading.

EXT. FARM – NIGHT

BRIAN stares up at the house.

Dean: Andy your son?

BRIAN

Oldest. He got himself killed in a car accident last year.

Dean: I'm sorry.

BRIAN

It nearly tore Suse and I apart. Still could, I imagine. That's why we moved here. Fresh air, fresh start. Not even my line. Marriage counselor. 'Course, she might be right. After all, what could possibly go wrong in the country?

Dean: I'm getting your son back. If it's the last godforsaken thing I do.

BRIAN

Why do you care so much?

Sam: Dean.

Sam appears and holds up REBECCA's diary.

Sam: We gotta talk.

INT. HOUSE – NIGHT

Dean: What is that?

Sam: Rebecca's diary. I just finished reading it.

Dean: And?

Sam: That girl back there? Pretty sure she was Rebecca's daughter.

Dean: Rebecca had a kid?

Sam: It's all she talks about. Being pregnant, being ashamed of being pregnant.

Dean: Jeez, rent Juno[i]and get over it. Wait, why kill herself after the baby?

Sam: Maybe because her dad called her a dirty little whore and said he was gonna lock the baby up.

Dean: Why would he say that?

Sam says nothing.

Dean: Oh, gross.

Sam: Yeah.

Dean: So the daddy was the babydaddy too?

Sam: Dude was a monster, Dean.

Dean: Wow, a story ripped from an Austrian headline. Humans, man. So she's been locked up her whole life?

Sam: You saw her eyes. Has she ever seen light? She's barely human.

Dean: Okay, so, what, then, she's been caged up like an animal and she busts out and ganks dear old Dad? Slash Granddad?

Sam: I guess.

Dean: Well, can't say I blame her.

Sam: I'm sure her life was hell, Dean. It doesn't mean she gets a free pass for murder.

Dean: Like you know what hell's like.

Sam: I didn't...

Dean: Forget it.

Sam: So where do we find her?

Dean: Kid's gotta eat, right?

Sam: What?

Dean: He kept her hidden, locked up, but he had to feed her, didn't he?

Sam: I guess.

Dean: I think I know where.

[i]INT. BASEMENT – NIGHT

DANNY is bound and gagged on the floor. He wakes up and struggles. He looks around and tries to scream. He sees the girl come through a hole in the wall. She smiles and holds up a live rat. He tries to scream some more. She looks at him, confused, and breaks the rat's neck and bites in. He keeps trying to scream.

ACT FOUR

INT. DUMBWAITER SHAFT

Dean and Sam bust a hole in the kitchen wall, letting light into the shaft.

Sam: Could've kept her hidden here for years. Kept her fed, nobody would ever know.

BRIAN flinches away from the open shaft.

BRIAN

Danny! Danny!

Dean shines a light down the shaft.

Dean: Watch out, I'm going down.

BRIAN

No. That's my son.

Dean: I know it is, but I said that I would get him. I will. Let me.

Dean looks down and up the shaft and scoots through the hole, then starts to climb down the side.

Sam: Hey, you got curtains? We need rope.

BRIAN goes looking while Sam holds the light on Dean.

INT. BASEMENT – NIGHT

Dean hits the bottom of the shaft and looks around. There's a rosary on the floor with a large wooden cross.

INT. SHED – NIGHT

Susan: It's okay. Shh. It's okay.

One of the boarded-up windows bursts in. Susan and KATE scream.

INT. BASEMENT – NIGHT

Dean finds one of his guns. He picks it up and checks it.

Dean: Bitch is a klepto.

Dean finds another gun and checks it too.

Dean: Come on. Danny. Danny.

The sounds of DANNY trying to scream.

Dean: Danny?

Dean finds a hole in the brick wall. He shines the light through and sees DANNY, still bound and gagged. He grabs a butcher knife from nearby (possibly he was still carrying it) and cuts DANNY's bonds. DANNY scrambles through the hole.

Dean: Your dad's upstairs. Come on. Watch your head, watch your head.

DANNY

Hurry, he's coming back.

Dean: He?

DANNY

Her brother.

An inarticulate yell. A Boy tackles Dean, who drops the light.

INT. SHED – NIGHT

Susan holds a rake. They watch the open window nervously. A knife comes through the wall right behind them. They scream.

KATE

Oh my god!

INT. BASEMENT – NIGHT

Dean and the Boy struggle while DANNY watches.

INT. KITCHEN – NIGHT

Sam drops one end of a rope of knotted curtains down the shaft. DANNY appears at the bottom.

Sam: Danny!

INT. BASEMENT – NIGHT

Dean and the Boy fight. Dean loses a gun.

INT. KITCHEN – NIGHT

DANNY ties himself into the rope.

DANNY

Okay!

Sam: Pull.

BRIAN

Come on, buddy. Come on, buddy. Don't look back, Danny. Just come on, come.

They hoist DANNY up the shaft.

INT. SHED – NIGHT

Susan and KATE look around. A box against the wall moves.

KATE

Mom.

Susan shoves KATE behind her and tries to hold the wall with the rake under the bottom.

KATE

Mom!

INT. KITCHEN – NIGHT

DANNY is out of the shaft.

BRIAN

Come on. You okay? It's okay.

Sam: Get him out of here. You gotta go.

BRIAN and DANNY leave. Sam shines a light down the shaft.

Sam: Dean?

INT. BASEMENT – NIGHT

The Boy stabs at Dean, who holds him off with the light, then grabs his gun and shoots. The Boy falls. Sam comes in through the hole.

INT. SHED – NIGHT

The Girl breaks down the wall. Susan and the rake are caught underneath. The Girl holds up a knife, ready to stab, but is yanked out by the ankle.

KATE

Mom! Come on, Mom!

The Girl screams outside. Sounds of stabbing. Pounding on the door. Susan and KATE scream.

BRIAN

Suse!

Susan and KATE rush to the door. Susan opens it. BRIAN is outside, holding a bloody knife.

EXT. FARM – NIGHT

KATE cries. Susan holds DANNY. Sam and Dean come out the front door and see the Girl's body.

ACT FIVE

EXT. FARM – DAY

Dean jacks down the Impala after apparently replacing the tires. Sam pulls Dean's duffel out of the repacked trunk and throws it in the back of the car. BRIAN and Susan walk over.

Dean: Thanks for the head start.

BRIAN

Why doesn't it surprise me you guys don't like the police?

Sam: It's sort of a mutual-appreciation thing, really.

BRIAN shakes Dean's hand.

BRIAN

Well, thank you.

Susan: Thank you.

Dean: You okay?

Susan: No, we're the opposite of okay, but we're together.

BRIAN takes Susan's hand.

Susan: Thanks.

Dean nods.

EXT. OVERPASS – DAY

Sam and Dean get out of the car. Sam comes around to Dean's side with burgers. Dean unwraps his, looks at it, and wraps it back up.

Sam: You okay?

Dean: You know, I felt for those sons of bitches back there. Lifelong torture turns you into something like that.

Sam: You were in hell, Dean. Look, maybe you did what you did there, but you're not them. They were barely human.

Dean: Yeah, you're right. I wasn't like them. I was worse. They were animals, Sam, defending territory. Me? I did it for the sheer pleasure.

Sam: What?

Dean: I enjoyed it, Sam. They took me off the rack, and I tortured souls, and I liked it. All those years, all that pain. Finally getting to deal some out yourself. I didn't care who they put in front of me. Because that pain I felt, it just slipped away. No matter how many people I save, I can't change that. I can't fill this hole. Not ever.