[Warning: The next incorporates spoilers from Monday’s episode of Supernatural. Learn at your individual threat]
Monday’s episode, titled “Future’s Little one,” started with Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) alerted to an odd noise coming from the library. They arrived to discover a pale inexperienced Fiat carrying their pretentious doppelgängers, costly loafers and all. However earlier than the Winchesters may get at why their look-alikes abruptly dropped in, the doppelgängers vanished by means of a rift.
After checking in with Cas about what simply occurred, the brothers had been interrupted by Billie (Lisa Berry), who knowledgeable the gang that the alternate Winchesters had been operating from Chuck (Rob Benedict), who’s been destroying his different worlds one after the other. She went on to elucidate that Jack consuming angel hearts was simply step one in her plan to defeat God. It was time to maneuver on to section two and a extra religious quest, which entailed discovering a robust object referred to as the Occultum. Jack, who strolled in consuming a peanut butter sandwich, appeared prepared, however the Winchesters weren’t precisely positive about this plan. In any case, Billie did not present particulars about how precisely they’d beat Chuck.
Because the brothers researched the Occultum, Dean continued to query Billie’s plan. Jack was purported to kill Chuck, which might then go away Amara (Emily Swallow) alive and the universe imbalanced, which might then finish all existence. To counteract that, Dean instructed that Jack additionally kill Amara to unravel their potential dilemma. It really works in concept, save for one big gap: Who would take over after Chuck? Jack?
However there was no time to delve additional into Dean’s concept since they nonetheless had work to do. On a tip from Cas, they hit up Jo (Danneel Ackles), who was wrapping up her newest rip-off, in regards to the Occultum’s location. Illustrated by means of flashbacks, Jo revealed that she was approached years in the past by Ruby (Genevieve Padalecki) a couple of purchaser who would buy the extraordinarily highly effective object for hundreds of thousands. Earlier than Ruby may lock within the deal, nonetheless, she was killed by Sam and Dean, so now the Occultum is in Hell.
Elsewhere, Jack indulged himself with a feast of fried rooster, pizza, and sizzling canines. However these scrumptious meals weren’t sufficient to make him neglect that nagging feeling of vacancy after burning off his soul. In a heart-to-heart with Cas, Jack revealed that he understood emotions like pleasure and disappointment, however he not felt them in the identical approach he did earlier than he misplaced his soul. He additionally seen that issues have modified with the Winchesters, particularly Dean, after what he did to Mary (Samantha Smith), and puzzled if the elder Winchester would ever forgive him. Cas, explaining that Dean feels issues extra acutely than anybody he is ever identified, did not have a solution for when that may occur.
As Sam and Dean prepped for his or her journey to hell to seek for the Occultum, they bumped into a brand new downside. The alternate Winchesters had been trapped between dimensions, a difficulty that must be addressed at one other time as a result of they wanted to seek out Ruby’s particular object. (Elevate your hand should you choked when Cas referred to her as “the demon [Sam was] sexually intimate with.”) As an alternative, Sam and Dean made their option to the underworld, the place they had been greeted by a demon who agreed to take them to Rowena (Ruth Connell), who now sat on hell’s throne. Sadly, that turned out to be a entice, and the Winchesters had been ambushed on Jo’s orders. Yep, the fiery-haired angel had set them up.
Again on the bunker, Cas rightfully remained suspicious of Jo and determined to ask Ruby within the Large Empty in regards to the Occultum’s location. To be able to get there, he wanted Jack to attract his life drive right into a flash, which might kill him briefly. If Jack by some means messed this up, although, Cas could be misplaced without end. It was an particularly tall order for the younger Nephilim provided that he additionally wanted to maintain watch over the spell that despatched Sam and Dean to hell. No strain!
Within the Large Empty, Cas referred to as out to Ruby, however as an alternative of the deceased demon, he bought Meg (Rachel Miner). Really, it was the Empty within the type of Cas’ former flame. Not one to be messed with, Cas reminded the Empty that he was there on Dying’s authority, so it was in all probability a good suggestion to grant his request to see Ruby. Reluctantly, the Empty caved and Ruby was woke up.
With no time to waste, Cas instantly inquired in regards to the Occultum, which Jo claimed was in hell. After asking about Sam, the “massive lug” she admitted to essentially liking, Ruby set the story straight. Jo was the one who had referred to as up Ruby when she realized they had been on the point of an apocalypse with Lucifer and Michael butting heads. Jo wished to work collectively forward of the brand new world order and talked about the Occultum, which was really a spot and never an object. They got here to an settlement, and Ruby hid it earlier than she died.
After noting that Jo cannot be trusted, Ruby agreed to inform Cas the place the Occultum was if he helped her escape from the Empty. It seems dreaming time and again about previous regrets whereas eternally resting was pure torture. Cas instructed her he’d assist her, which prompted Ruby to whisper the placement in his ear. Earlier than Cas may go away, nonetheless, he was stopped by the Empty, who deliberate to torture him since Billie by no means specified that Cas was obligatory to finish her plan. Thank heaven for Jack, who pulled Cas out of the Empty earlier than he could possibly be tortured to demise. Again on the bunker, Cas was met by Dean, who referred to as him an fool for going by means of with this dangerous plan.
Empowered by Cas’ new lead, Dean determined that the Winchester doppelgängers could be helpful in any case. They’d function stand-ins for the actual Sam and Dean in case Chuck checked in on them whereas they had been out chasing down the Occultum. Sam solid a spell to convey them to their dimension, and we discovered a bit extra about these alternate Winchesters. Issues to notice about their world: They do not like beer, John Winchester is alive and spoils them, they receives a commission to demon hunt, and so they perform the household enterprise on their very own personal jet as a result of they’re filthy wealthy. To be able to pose as our Winchesters, they wanted to look the half, which meant Sam needed to ditch the person bun and Dean wanted to modify his dressy button-down for an informal flannel high. For sure, they had been offended on the modifications however agreed to play alongside.
Whereas Staff Free Will carried out their new mission, the alternate Winchesters had been left to their very own units on the bunker. Sam refused to ditch the person bun as a result of his hair was “sacred.” In the meantime, AU Dean discovered his counterpart’s porn assortment, which scandalized AU Sam, and famous that the Winchesters had it made. They did not need to cope with all the company nonsense of monetized demon looking, like quarterly reviews and investor calls. They merely hunted monsters, drank beer, and watched porn.
Elsewhere, Sam, Dean, Jack, and Cas arrived on the church the place the Occultum was apparently hidden. Jack identified that this was too straightforward, and proper on cue, hell hounds made their presence identified with eerie growling. However the boys made it contained in the church earlier than they wound up as doggy chow. With the fearsome creatures threatening to tear down the door, the gang looked for the Occultum. Jack rapidly discovered a spherical, silver object lined in markings that mentioned: “To be within the Occultum, the Occultum should be in you.”
Taking the phrasing actually, Jack swallowed the thing, which then transported him to an idyllic backyard of recent florals and greens. It turned out the Occultum was really the Backyard of Eden, a spot that people couldn’t enter. He was met by a younger woman who led him to a tree with a serpent, who requested Jack two essential questions: Who’s he actually, and who’s he meant to be? These deep philosophical questions despatched Jack into an emotional spiral, with the Nephilim reliving his darkest reminiscences, together with murdering Mary Winchester and breaking out of the malek field. He was then transported again to the church and woke up within the fetal place.
Again on the bunker, Dean ushered out the doppel-Winchesters and instructed they head out to Brazil subsequent. Earlier than leaving, alternate Sam revealed that he and his brother discovered it. Yep, AU Sam and Dean discovered the Impala and drove it, a lot to Dean’s dismay. Disregarding the humorous second, Dean checked in with Cas about Jack after his mysterious journey to Eden. Cas famous that one thing was completely different about their adoptive son, ushering them in to see him. Jack, an emotional wreck, instantly apologized to Sam and Dean for killing Mary. However this time, he actually meant it. He felt regret. It is solely then that Cas confirmed what everybody suspected: Jack bought his soul again. Jack then begged for forgiveness and the Winchesters, bearing pained expressions, regarded on in silence.
Who else wanted to hug a pet after this?