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Supernatural kicked off its final season final week with a thrilling premiere that saw unforgettable villains like the ghost of John Wayne Gacy and the Lady in White return. This week’s episode, titled “Raising Hell,” flipped the script and enlisted a couple of assisting hands for Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) rather, such as Rowena (Ruth Connell) and beloved prophet Kevin Tran (Osric Chau).

A barrier about a town overrun with demonic souls that escaped from hell has been maintaining the poor guys in verify, but it is only a short-term repair, and these ghosts will not keep trapped for extended. Numerous are plotting to escape, like Jack the Ripper, who has amassed a group of followers thanks to his clever strategy to break totally free. Recognizing that they never have considerably time ahead of the restless souls get out, Sam and Dean enlisted Rowena to build a bomb related to what they attempted to use on Amara (Emily Swallow), 1 that would trap the souls in a crystal.

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It really is a tall order, but Rowena got some assistance from Arthur Ketch (David Haydn-Jones), who showed up out of nowhere armed with a neat gun he stole from the Guys of Letters that dispels ghosts without having harming the human. Effectively, I use the term “assistance” loosely — they have been largely flirting. But Rowena sooner or later got the job carried out and they have been capable to quit the ghosts from escaping. Say what you will about her taste in guys, but Rowena is a boss. Information are details.

This week’s episode also dropped a number of significant reveals, like exactly where Chuck (Rob Benedict) — who apparently loved Game of Thrones‘ ending — has been hiding out all this time. It turns out he’s nevertheless on Earth, getting been weakened soon after Sam shot him with the God gun. He was additional than just injured although, as the gun appears to have connected Chuck to Sam in the way Harry Potter and Voldemort have been linked. When Chuck touches his wound, Sam feels it, and vice versa. Chuck attempted to convince Amara, who’s been living her ideal yoga life in a lush suite, to assistance him escape Earth, but she shut him down and left him in the dust rather. Who can blame her soon after he locked her away for a number of millennia?

Lane Davies and Osric Chau, <em>Supernatural</em>Lane Davies and Osric Chau, Supernatural

We also identified out what occurred to Kevin, who was supposed to be resting peacefully in heaven. In light of current events, it is not surprising that Chuck lied and truly sent the former prophet to hell. Kevin’s transfer to the underworld gave him a hard guy reputation amongst the other demons, which permitted him to assistance Dean and Ketch by scaring off Lizzie Borden with just the sound of his voice. Even so, Kevin’s return was bittersweet. Even though it was good to see him group up with the Winchesters 1 final time, the episode wrapped his story on a sour note, with him selecting to wander Earth as a restless spirit and sooner or later go mad rather than return to hell — his prior keep in the hellish globe bars him from getting into heaven. It really is a disappointing ending for a character who deserved far far better than the awful hand he’s been dealt. With 18 episodes left in the season, we’re hoping that that Winchesters can sooner or later discover a way to save his soul ahead of it all comes to an finish.

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Despite the fact that Dean and Sam weren’t the concentrate of this week’s episode, which was additional concerned with providing the spotlight to peripheral characters like the endlessly entertaining Belphagor (Alexander Calvert), beautiful Rowena, and dashing Ketch (who was shot with iron bullets and lived), it nevertheless managed to provide a pivotal moment amongst Castiel (Misha Collins) and Dean, who have been at odds soon after Cas lied to Dean about Jack. When Cas attempted to speak to Dean about what went down amongst then, Dean quickly unleashed the anger he’s been bottling up. He was not just mad at Cas but at every little thing. Chuck’s reveal that he orchestrated every single aspect of their lives has rocked him to his core, and he’s going by means of a crisis of faith. Cas, on the other hand, was additional optimistic and believed that what they do truly has a objective. If only Dean felt that way. Their argument did not settle something, but it was a raw moment that permitted each Dean and Cas to let out some of what they have been holding in.

Emotional catharsis aside, Group Absolutely free Will nevertheless has their operate reduce out for them. At the finish of the hour, the gang realized that even additional souls have escaped from hell and Belphagor’s barrier is operating out of juice. Yikes.

Memorable quotes:

“I can not think I am teamed up with a demon once again. Consider I’d know far better by now.” – Dean

“Hello, lads.” – Arthur Ketch

“I guess Jack got beneath God’s skin and now I am beneath Jack’s.” – Belphagor

“You asked what about all of this is actual. We are.” – Cas attempting to speak some sense into Dean

“Turns out, God’s a dick.” – Dean

“Even on your ideal day you could not force my hand.” — Amara

Misha Collins, Jared Padalecki, and Jensen Ackles, <em>Supernatural</em>Misha Collins, Jared Padalecki, and Jensen Ackles, Supernatural

Supernatural airs Thursdays at eight/7c on the CW.

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