Recap / Supernatural S 06 E 17 My Heart Will Go On

Recap of Supernatural
Season 6, Episode 17

My Heart Will Go On

Written by Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder.

Directed by Philip Sgriccia.

Air Date: April 15, 2011.

The Winchesters hop into their classic Ford Mustang to investigate mysterious deaths that are only connected by the ship upon which the victims' ancestors immigrated to America—a liner called the RMS Titanic. Meanwhile, Bobby and his wife Ellen have a talk...wait, what?

While researching the Titanic, Sam notices that the first mate, who narrowly prevented the ship from hitting an iceberg, not only goes by the rather suspicious name "I.P. Freely" but also looks exactly like Balthazar. The Winchesters summon the angel and demand answers. Balthazar tells them that, seeing as there are no rules since they stopped the Apocalypse, and he hated that stupid movie so much, he went back in time and saved the ship. He rescued lots of people and prevented Céline Dion's rise to fame. Everyone wins.

Except now someone is trying to set things straight by killing all the passengers' descendants, which amounts to about 50,000 people. A little research at Bobby's reveals that they are up against one of the three Fates, Atropos, from Greek mythology. The easiest way to stop her would be to make Balthazar go back and re-sink the boat, restoring the original timeline. But since Ellen and Jo are alive in this universe, nobody wants to do that—especially because Ellen is the only thing keeping Bobby from complete breakdown following Rufus's death. Sam and Dean attempt to catch Atropos by tailing a known target, but that fails when he is hit by a bus. Then Atropos nearly kills them in a giant explosion. Castiel zaps them out of the building at the last second.

According to Cas, Fate is incredibly pissed at Sam and Dean, since screwing over the Apocalypse rendered her obsolete. She'll kill them unless they kill her first. Knowing this, the Winchesters try to lure her by "tempting fate" as they walk down the street. Just as a heavy object is about to fall and crush them, time freezes. Fate steps out, and she and Castiel have a little chat. She calls him out, revealing that he ordered Balthazar to go back in time and save the ship in order to create 50,000 new souls for his war efforts. She then warns that she or one of her sisters will kill Sam and Dean unless he restores the original timeline. So Castiel sends Balthazar back again, and the Titanic goes down like it was supposed to.

The Winchesters wake up in the Impala, with Céline Dion's greatest hit blasting over the radio. Both of them think they had a very odd shared dream, until Cas shows up and explains most of what happened. Dean asks if Balthazar really messed with history just because he hated a movie. Looking extremely shifty, Cas assures Dean that he did. The Winchesters go up to Bobby's house to find him sleeping, and resolve not to tell him how happy he almost was.

Body Count:

For this episode = Fate kills several people, but the timeline is reset at the end, so no one dies.

For the series so far = At least 461 humans (of which 6 were witches), 77 demons, 34 ghosts, 26 vampires, 19 zombies, 14 gods, 11 angels, 9 hellhounds, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 5 shapeshifters, 4 ghouls, 3 djinn, 2 Arachnes, 2 dogs, 2 werewolves, 1 crocotta, 1 dragon, 1 fairy, 1 Khan worm, 1 lamia, 1 okami, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 reaper, 1 rugaru, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, and 1 wraith.