Optimism is the 6th episode of Season 14. It aired on November 15, 2018.
Summary[edit | edit source]
|There was something about being there... It felt pure.|
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DO NOT CHANGE!
Sam and Charlie (guest star Felicia Day) team up to get to the bottom of a string of random disappearances. Meanwhile, Jack believes that he has found a case and convinces Dean to partner-up with him on the hunt.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Characters[edit | edit source]
Main Cast[edit | edit source]
Recurring Cast[edit | edit source]
Guest Stars[edit | edit source]
Co-Stars[edit | edit source]
Featured Supernatural Beings[edit | edit source]
- Archangels (Alternate Michael, Alternate Lucifer and Gabriel, mentioned only)
- Demons (referenced only)
- Ghosts (mentioned only)
- Musca (Rogue Musca)
- Nephilim (Jack Kline)
- Seraphim (Castiel, mentioned only)
- Witch (Rowena MacLeod, mentioned only)
- Necromancer (Harper Sayles)
- Zombie (Vance)
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- Jack Kline previously appeared in The Scar.
- Alternate Charlie Bradbury previously appeared in Exodus.
- Jack Kline mentions Mary and Bobby Singer who are still on the sabbatical they took in Nightmare Logic.
- Jack Kline still has the strange cough he developed in The Scar.
- Jack Kline mentions Rowena and Gabriel's sexual encounter from Beat the Devil.
- Dean mentions Jack Kline's fascination with zombies which was seen in Tombstone.
- Sam mentions the Main Universe Charlie Bradbury who died in Dark Dynasty.
- Jack Kline uses "Christo" to test if Harper Sayles is a demon. This previously appeared for the first and only time in Phantom Traveler.
- A zombie previously appeared in Various & Sundry Villains.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The episode was watched by 1.48 million viewers and got a 0.4 rating.
- There is a week break after this episode.
- The episode was originally titled Curious Cravings but was later changed for unknown reasons.
- This is the seventh episode of the series that Richard Speight Jr. directed with Just My Imagination (Season 11), Stuck in the Middle (With You) and Twigs and Twine and Tasha Banes (Season 12), War of the Worlds and Unfinished Business (Season 13) and Gods and Monsters being the first six.
- In the back of the library is a sign stating "Reading is Fundamental." This is the name of a Season 7 episode.
- Alternate Charlie reveals some more details about the history of the Apocalypse in her world. She also reveals that like the Main Universe Charlie Bradbury, she was a computer programmer and worked at Richard Roman Enterprises. Unlike the Main Universe Charlie, she met the love of her life and lost her during the Apocalypse.
- On a rare occasion, Dean gets to eat some pie while at a diner with Jack.
- This is the first time that "Christo" was used to attempt make a demon reveal itself since Phantom Traveler in Season 1.
- In a deleted scene, it is implied that Alternate Charlie and Rowena had sex while they were on the road trip.
Music[edit | edit source]
- The Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive