Supernatural Recap: The Winchesters compete towards one another because the endgame accelerates
This Thursday’s Supernatural kind of hurt, and not just because there are now only three episodes left. No, the pain came thanks to Sam and Dean’s disagreement about how to deal with the Jack situationThe younger Winchester is firmly on the side of finding a solution that doesn’t require Jack to sacrifice himself to kill God.
“Last I checked, we’re not giving up on the family,” says Sam.
“Jack is not a family!” Dean screams in response. (Like I said, ouch.) “I take care of him too. But he’s not like you. He’s not like Cas. He just isn’t. “
Poor Jack overhears the exchange (double ouch!) And yet he and Dean make their way together to the final ritual in Santa Fe, where they find the “first guy off the assembly line” Adam and his angel lover Serafina, who reveal it this whole plan to kill God actually belonged to them. But before Jack can complete his destiny, he must pass a test: he must identify which stone was touched by God himself. Jack picks one – then all, because God is in everything. He gets an A + on this test and is rewarded with a piece of Adam’s rib, which Jack turns into a black hole for divine energy and destroys God. On the way home, Dean stops and tells Jack that given the weight he is carrying for her, he doesn’t need to hear what he said to Sam. He thanks Jack for giving him and Sam the chance to live a free life. Then it’s time for Jack to absorb the power of the rib.
Back in the bunker, Sam and Cas are determined to find a way to save Jack. Sam doesn’t trust what Billie Dean said, so he finds the key to Death’s library in hopes of speaking to her. Instead of death, however, he is greeted by The Empty, who is also looking for Billie. The void just wants to go back to sleep, but the cosmic order has been disturbed. And now Billie wants to take over and become the new god, reveals The Empty Sam.
Meanwhile, Amara helps to catch Chuck in the bunker. She reveals that the Winchesters found a way to bind his power, but he has a sucker of his own for them: he orchestrated everything up to this point (“What part of ‘omniscient’ you don’t understand?”). Then he tells her the truth about Dean’s plan to kill her. Amara wants a real balance on behalf of this world, but now that she has been betrayed, Chuck can sell her on the idea of a hard reset in the universe. It will be a peaceful new beginning with no pain, he says, before allowing him to consume it.
After his powers are restored, Chuck breaks out of the room and confronts Sam, Dean, Cas and Jack, who have been arguing over what to do next. Sam asks Dean not to go ahead with the plan, but Dean agrees to have Jack take Chuck out. Dean even points a gun at Sam to get him moving and then clocks him with it when he doesn’t move. (Triple Ouch!) Sam explains that when Billie takes over, everyone will be sent back where they belong: Apocalypse World Bobby and Charlie will be sent back to a place that no longer exists, and everyone who saved them, like Eileen, would die again.
“I’d trade them all for Chuck right now!” Calls out Dean. (Four times ouch?)
“And me? Would you swap me?” Asks a tearful Sam. He asks his brother to put the gun down so they can find another way together, as they always do.
Chuck breaks the moment and explains that he’s over her. Unlike Cas and Winchesters in every other world who did what they were told, these versions are too broken so it’s time to throw the toys away. “Have fun dying,” announces Chuck when Jack starts to glow from within. Dean, Sam and Cas desperately cling to Jack, who looks like he’s about to explode, while Chuck disappears again.
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