Supernatural Season 14 Episode 11 Review: Damaged Goods

Supernatural -- "Damaged Goods" -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR
Supernatural -- "Damaged Goods" -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR /

During last night’s Supernatural we learned what was in the book Billie showed Dean. And we wrapped up Nick’s arc…maybe?

Can we just go one week without some heartbreak for our brothers, please Supernatural? After Billie visited Dean and told him the only way his story ends without taking the world with him, everyone has been curious about what that book said. I’m really glad we didn’t have to wait too long to find out.

In this episode we also caught up with Nick, and we may have seen his arc end. Or not.  You never know with this show. So, let’s pull out a heaping helping of Winchester Surprise and look at last night’s episode.

“Long way from Delaware.”

Let’s just get Nick’s solo storyline out of the way first, so we can rejoin everyone, which is the stuff people care the most about.

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Nick is on a cross country killing spree on his quest to find Abraxas. He’s torturing a demon who outs a hunter in Minnesota as the one who captured Abraxas. So, Nick takes his show on the road. And gets pulled over by Donna.

And let me pause here for something that I just can’t believe. Donna, who has hunted with Sam and Dean for years, who played a pretty big role in their lives last year, didn’t recognize Nick? She’s surely seen Lucifer before, right? I just don’t understand this development.

Anyway, Nick gets pulled over by Donna, and she tries to arrest him for driving a stolen vehicle. He manages to get away, and find Mary Winchester’s location, which is where he is heading.

“Archangel hitchin’ a ride in your noggin.”

Alright, let’s get back to the main event. Dean is packing a bunch of stuff up and heading out of the bunker. He tells Sam he’s going to go up and see their mom and Donna, but he wants to do it solo. Sam is understandably suspicious of this, but still he tells Dean to have a good time. Once Dean gives him a hug, Sam is definitely suspicious that something is going on.

Up in Minnesota, Dean has lunch with Donna and catches up with her about what she’s been up to, but Dean doesn’t like it when the questions are turned around on him. Donna knows everything that’s been going on because Sam has been keeping everyone up to date. When they part, Dean gives Donna a large hug. This is definitely a farewell tour for Dean.

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He gets to the cabin and greets his mom. He asks her to make the meal he loved when he was a kid, Winchester Surprise, sending her on a grocery run, getting her out of the house. Once she’s gone, Dean starts building…something. Meanwhile, Michael is still pounding away at Dean’s brain.

When Mary returns, and Dean helps make dinner, they have a heart to heart over their food. Dean really tries to sell that everything is okay, but Mary isn’t buying it. She tells him he can talk to her. Dean tells her that he doesn’t want to talk about it.

Later, Mary calls Sam saying she’s concerned about Dean. Sam agrees, and he’s on his way up there now. There was a bunch of stuff missing from the bunker.

Mary goes out to the shed and finds what Dean is working on. On her way back to the house, Nick finds her.

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“I don’t want to be fixed.”

Donna calls Dean and tells him that Nick is on his way to get Mary. Dean goes into the yard and runs into Sam. They team up with Donna to track down where Mary is being taken. She’s on her way to her storage locker.

On their way to the storage locker, Dean lectures Sam that when people are past the point of saving, he needs to just walk away. This sounds a lot like he’s prepping Sam to give up on him.

At the storage locker, Nick is very unstable. He tells Mary that Abraxas murdered his family. Mary stalls as best she can, but eventually, Nick is able to find the locker that has Abraxas in a box. He wants to talk to the demon, but Mary points out that the demon needs a host, and it can be neither of them.

So, enter poor security guard. Nick finally gets the box open, and Abraxas goes into the host. Sam and Dean come in just after Abraxas tells Nick he’ll answer any questions after he kills Mary.

Frustrated, Nick frees Abraxas from the devil’s trap, only to have Abraxas tell him what we all already knew. He killed Nick’s family on orders from Lucifer, to make Nick become more willing to say yes to becoming his vessel. So, Nick kills him.

Donna ends up arresting Nick, and before she carts him away, Sam talks to Nick. He apologizes to him, telling him that he’s sorry he couldn’t help him. Nick tells him not to be sorry, he didn’t want to be fixed. And then Sam tells him he’s not sorry for him, he’s sorry for all the people he murdered.

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“It’s fate.”

Mary tells Dean she knows what he’s been building, and he needs to tell Sam. And unlike last week, we’re immediately clued in.

Dean’s built a Ma’lak box. It’s warded so nothing can get out of it, not even an archangel. When Billie visited, she told him how to build one. He’s going to put himself in the box and get tossed into the Pacific Ocean and he and Michael will be trapped together for eternity.

Dean didn’t want to tell Sam because he knew Sam would be the only person to talk him out of this plan. He tells Sam it’s fate, it’s the only way to stop Michael. And even though it breaks his heart, Sam agrees to help.

Performer of the week

I’m giving POW to Jared Padalecki this week. While he wasn’t in the episode very much, the parts he was in were heartbreaking. The look on Sam’s face when he realizes Dean is going to sacrifice himself, brought tears to my eyes.

Padalecki is a pro at subtle acting. You could see Sam becoming suspicious of Dean without him needing to use any dialogue. You could see his heartbreak at the thought of locking his brother in an iron casket and throwing him into the ocean. This episode definitely showed off Padalecki’s strong skills.

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What did you think of this episode? Did you think it was weird Donna didn’t recognize Nick as Lucifer? Are you heartbroken over the solution to Michael? Please let us know in the comments below.

Supernatural airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW