The One You've Been Waiting For is the 5th episode of Season 12. It aired on November 10th, 2016.


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After learning that the soul of Adolf Hitler has been trapped in a 1930s gold pocket watch, Sam and Dean must act quickly to prevent a group of Nazi necromancers from resurrecting the Führer.




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  • The episode was watched by 1.70 million viewers and got a 0.6 rating.
  • When Dean inspects one of the Nazi mannequins and comments, "Nazis. I hate these guys," he is quoting Indiana Jones from the third movie in the series, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
  • When comforting Ellie about her relation and involvement with Hitler, Sam tries to talk about how he freed Lucifer and was destined to become his vessel. Both events were a major plot in Season 5.
    • Unfortunately, Ellie did not believe his story.
  • This is the first episode of Season 12 not to feature or refer to Mr. Ketch in any way.
  • For the first time, Dean rejects pie, though he asks for one by the end of the episode.
  • As Hitler holds a gun to his head, Symphony No. 7 by Gustav Mahler is playing. Mahler's music was banned during the Nazi regime for being 'degenerate', as Mahler himself came from a Jewish family.
  • In the flashback when Hitler is about to commit suicide, he is shown preparing to shoot himself in front of the members of his inner circle. The real-life Hitler had, in fact, hid himself in his room with his wife, Eva Braun, and together they committed suicide.
  • During interrogation, Christoph reveals intimate details of Ellie's life to reinforce just how much the Thule know about her. At one point, the hostage says, "Running is a major theme in your life." Allison Paige, who plays Ellie, also played Trajectory, a speedster, in The Flash making the statement about running a bit of unintended irony.
  • To retaliate Christoph's story, Ellie says her parents traced their lineage all the way back to the Mayflower. The Mayflower is a ship notorious for bringing in the first English Puritans (known today as Pilgrims) to the America.
  • The scene where Dean wants to use the grenade launcher appears to be a homage to the same situation in Peter Jackson's "Bad Taste" when Barry tells Ozzy that he can't use the rocket launcher.


  • Aaron: We're half through the ledger. I nailed six and the Golem got the rest. It feels good. Finishing what the Judah Initiative started.
  • Sam: Your grandfather would be proud.
  • Aaron: Yeah, well. Dropping out of college to wipe out Nazi corpse bags wasn't exactly my mother's dream, but what are you gonna do?

  • Hitler: I sold ten million copies of Mein Kampf. Imagine what I could do with Twitter!

  • Dean: Dude, I killed Hitler!


  • Adolf Hitler
  • Nazis



Supernatural The One You've Been Waiting For Trailer The CW

Supernatural The One You've Been Waiting For Trailer The CW

Supernatural 12x05 Sneak Peek "The One You’ve Been Waiting For" (HD) Season 12 Episode 5 Sneak Peek

Supernatural 12x05 Sneak Peek "The One You’ve Been Waiting For" (HD) Season 12 Episode 5 Sneak Peek


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