Don't Go in the Woods
Written by: Davy Perez & Nick Vaught
Directed by: John Fitzpatrick
Air date: March 21, 2019
Sam and Dean hunt a creature that has long been preying on people in Iowa's tribal lands. Leery of Jack using his powers again, they leave him behind to hold down the fort and do some shopping. Jack winds up hanging out with Max, Stacy, and Eliot.
- Auto Erotica: It doesn't get all that far, but Tom is running between first and second base with Barbara before his dad the sheriff interrupts.
- Comically Missing the Point: Jack says he can't buy beer because he doesn't have any ID. Dean points out he's got plenty of IDs he could use, but Jack thinks he can't because they're all fake.
- Continuity Nod: Eliot is a big fan of the Ghostfacers, and streams their old episodes on his phone.
- Disgusting Public Toilet: The bathroom where the kohonta attacks Barbara looks pretty dire.
- Dramatic Irony: At the end of the episode Dean and Sam vow never to lie to Jack again and tell him the real reason why they did not let him participate in the kohonta hunt. Unknown to them, Jack is lying about the events that happened concurrently, namely, that he almost killed someone because of his rashness.
- Fate Worse than Death: The natives could put the cannibalistic settler out of his misery, but they decided to put him under a curse, turning him into the kohonta.
- Jerkass Has a Point: The Sheriff might have been rude about it, but a lot of lives would be saved if Sam and Dean educated everyone they ran into about the various dangers they face.
- The Punishment: Why simply execute a desperate cannibal when you can make him a long live, hard to kill, acid spitting, ravenous monster that makes a section of the forest forbidden?
- Super Spit: The kohonta burns victims with viscous bile he spits from where his mouth should be.
- Town with a Dark Secret: The Natives who cursed the kohonta set a rule that no one is to set foot into the Big Creek forest, or else they will become the kohonta's prey.
- A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: Jack's showing off with the angel blade causes Stacy to be impaled. While he uses his powers to heal her, none of the kids want to be near him afterwards.
- Was Once a Man: The kohonta was created when a settler ate his family during a rough winter and was cursed by shamans with everlasting hunger.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Sheriff Mason lashes out at Sam and Dean for not publicizing the existence of monsters. They're not having it, though.
- Written-In Absence: Dean mentions that Castiel is currently out to get fresh air after a few weeks being holed up in the bunker, explaining his absence.