Supernatural Recap: The penultimate episode delivers a divine twist
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We’re giving you a moment to collect yourself, Supernatural fans, because Thursday’s penultimate episode sure felt like a series finale, with its sense of closure, a big goodbye and a nostalgic montage.
After Dean quickly informed Sam and Jack that Cas has sacrificed himself, he suspects that everyone on the planet has disappeared, except for him, Sam and Jack. Since there is no one left to save, Sam is ready to give up. He and Dean surrender to Chuck and offer to give him the Kain and Abel situation he wants, but he has to bring everyone back, including Cas, emphasizes Dean. Chuck thinks it’s too little, too late; He’s now in the idea that Sam and Dean are living on a lifeless planet with eternal suffering because they wouldn’t take a knee. (Chuck even takes a dog Dean finds and rips the hunter’s last breath of luck.)
Meanwhile, Jack – who kills plants as he walks past them – senses a presence in a church, so the boys may not be all alone after all. Inside you will find Michael, who fled into the building at the beginning of the rapture. (Sadly, Adam wasn’t so lucky and didn’t survive Chuck’s wrath. #JusticeForAdam.) Despite being a daddy’s boy, Michael is ready and willing to help them defeat God. Sam hopes Michael can open God’s death book, but unfortunately no dice.
Dean gets a call from Cas who says he’s hurt and asks to be let in, but – twist it! – It’s actually Lucifer. The Void let him out with orders to find the missing God Book and use it against Chuck.
“We’re a team again, people!” Lucifer exclaims happy, but Dean and Sam don’t buy it, so Lucifer brings out a reaper and then immediately kills them. Now she is death and can read the book. She’s just telling what’s on the pages when Lucifer kills her (again) and reveals that it was actually Chuck who freed him. While Lucifer tries to convince Jack to join his side, Michael sneaks behind him and kills Lucifer with the angel blade.
And Lucifer isn’t the only traitor: Michael heads up his father over a spell that Dean and Sam will use against him. But Chuck still kills Michael for being on the side with Dean and Sam, and then beats the Winchester to a bloody pulp. Dean and Sam get up again and again, one after the other. “Why are you smiling?” asks Chuck, to which Sam replies, “Because you’re losing.” It turns out they invented the spell because they knew Michael was upset that Chuck was asking Lucifer for help and not him. They wanted Michael to betray them and lure Chuck in. Meanwhile, Jack has become an unstoppable power vacuum that absorbs the power of Michael, Lucifer and now Chuck, allowing him to defeat the Almighty and heal Dean and Sam.
“That’s why you’re my favorite. For the first time, I have no idea what’s going to happen next, ”says Chuck, lying on the floor. He thinks it would be “kind of lovely” to die through Dean and Sam, but they’re not killers, they reply. Instead, Chuck’s end will now be getting old and getting sick and just dying and nobody will remember him.
As for Jack, now that he’s essentially the new god, he’s bringing everyone back. Then he says goodbye to Dean and Sam, who realize that Jack is him. He promises to be with them in everything and everywhere. His time with Dean, Sam and Cas taught him that “if people have to do their best, they can be,” Jack concludes before disappearing. Dean and Sam are free and can finally write their own story. You watch a montage of the last 15 seasons begin. And somehow this isn’t even the series finale!
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