Season 6 Episode 17

My Heart Will Go On

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 15, 2011 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: One of the first "goofs" that show us that this is an alternate universe, they play Rock, Paper, Scissors, and Sam uses Paper and loses to Dean's Scissors. He never loses to Dean because Sam knows that Dean always uses Scissors, and therefore Sam always throws Rock and wins.

    • Trivia: In the alternate history, Cuba is part of the United States with Cuba voted "the #1 vacation destination" and Detroit is named the best city.

    • Trivia: In the alternate history, the car that Sam and Dean drive has the original license plate that was used for the Impala (KAZ 2Y5) before they changed it to escape the FBI.

    • Trivia: In the alternate history, Bobby's scrap yard is now called the B&E Scrap Yard rather than Singer Auto.

  • Quotes

    • Bobby: You two just going to stand there like the ugly girl at the prom, or you gonna pitch in? This so-called Eve mother, whatever, ain't going to gank herself.

    • Dean: I mean, accidents just don't happen accidentally. (Sam stares) You know what I mean.

    • Dean: Uh, uh, can you tell me anything noteworthy about the Russos?
      Shawn Russo: Noteworthy? No. I mean, not exactly. Average. You know, big, from Italy.
      Dean: I see. Uh, was anyone ever killed or maimed in a war? Or, you know, some other violent thing?
      Shawn Russo: What do you mean?
      Dean: Like something so dark it would sully future generations.
      Shawn Russo: Uh, no.
      Dean: Good. Good stuff. Anyone own a slave?
      Shawn Russo: What?
      Dean: Routine question. Any ties to the Nazi Party?
      Shawn Russo: Excuse me?
      Dean: Did Grandma ever piss off a gypsy?
      Shawn Russo: Okay. You know what? I don't know what kind of study you're doing, but it's over. Right now.

    • Sam: Why?
      Balthazar: Why what?
      Dean: Why did you unsink the ship?
      Balthazar: Because I hated the movie.
      Dean: What movie?
      Balthazar: Exactly.
      Sam: Wait. So you saved a cruise liner because...?
      Balthazar: Because that god-awful Celine Dion song made me want to smite myself.
      Sam: Who's Celine Dion?
      Balthazar: Oh, she's a destitute lounge singer somewhere in Quebec, and let's keep it that way, please.

    • Sam: But now those people and their kids and their kids' kids... they must have interacted with so many other people, changed so much crap... you totally butterfly-effected history.
      Dean: Dude, dude, rule one. No Kutcher references.

    • Balthazar: Anyway, let's agree, I did a good thing. One less Billy Zane movie and I saved two of your closest friends.

    • Balthazar: Sorry, you have me confused with the other angel. You know, the one in the dirty trench coat who's in love with you. I don't care.

    • Bobby: Because I've got an idea who we're up against.
      Dean: What?
      Bobby: Fate.
      Dean: You mean...?
      Bobby: I mean Fate like the Fates. Or one of them at least.
      Sam: You mean like, Greek mythology, the sisters?
      Bobby: Bingo.
      Dean: Nerd.

    • Dean: What'd she look like?
      Sam: Kinda like a librarian.
      Dean: Your kind of librarian, or my kind of librarian?
      Sam: Well, she was wearing clothes, if that's what you mean.

    • Ellen: Well, if it was meant to be, then I guess whatever happens, happens.
      Bobby: But that's just my point. Nothing's meant to be. Whether we're together is at the whim of some dick angel...
      Ellen: Oh, Bobby, relax.
      Bobby: I can't. We need you. Especially me.
      Ellen: I know.

    • Dean: Who do we have to kill to be killed around here?

    • Balthazar: Uh, sweetie, before we go, I could remove that stick from…
      Atropos: Don't try me.
      Balthazar: We'll leave it inserted, then.

    • Dean: Well, how come he and I remember it?
      Castiel: Because I wanted you to remember it.
      Sam: Why?
      Castiel: I wanted you to know who Fate really is. She's cruel and capricious.
      Dean: I'd go so far as "bitch."
      Castiel: Well, yeah. You're the ones who taught me that you can make your own destiny. You don't have to be ruled by fate. You can choose freedom. And I still believe that's something worth fighting for. I just wanted you to understand that.

    • Dean: So... wait, did--did Balthazar really... unravel a sweater over a chick flick?
      Castiel: Yes. Absolutely, that's what he did.
      Dean: Wow, well, might be time to take away his cable privileges. Besides, Titanic didn't suck that bad. (Sam stares) Winslet's rack.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Title:
      Referencing Celine Dion's 1997 hit song with the same name, which also served as the theme song of James Cameron's 11 Academy Award Winner film Titanic.

    • Dean: What, no severed horse head?
      Referencing a scene in the 1972 movie The Godfather, and the novel it is based upon, Don Vito Corleone sends his son Tom to California to negotiate with a studio head to get a role for Corleone's godson. When the producer refuses, Tom severs the head of the man's favorite horse, Khartoum, and places it in the producer's bed while he's sleeping.

    • Dean: If these people are the Waltons, then why are they dying?
      Referring to the 1970s TV show The Waltons. The story is told through the eyes of John Boy, who wants to be a novelist, goes to college, and eventually fulfills his dream. The signature scene that closed each episode was the voice-overs, where each character bids the other good-night: "Good night, Mary-Ellen." "Good night, Jim-Bob." "Good night, Elizabeth." "Good night, Ben," etc., until the last good-night from John Walton, Sr. to his son: "Good night, John-Boy." "Good night, everyone." The show ran on CBS from 1972 to 1981.

    • Sam: You totally butterfly-effected history.
      Referencing the 2004 movie The Butterfly Effect, starring Ashton Kutcher as a college student who discovers he can alter his past, with unforeseen results on his present. As a concept relating to time travel, fantasy and SF author Ray Bradbury originated this in his 1952 short story, "A Sound of Thunder." The term has its origins in chaos theory. Bradbury uses it to describe an alteration in the past where a single small event unwittingly caused by a time traveler (in this case, the death of a butterfly), generates widespread ripples affecting the future in an unforeseen manner