This season of Supernatural has been an emotional roller coaster. In “Moriah,” Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) must decide what to do about Jack (Alexander Calvert). As Castiel (Misha Collins) searches for way to save the boy.
Sam and Dean Winchester have done everything in their power to make Jack feel like a part of the family. So when Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) came back to reclaim his son last season, he was very disappointed by Jack’s devotion to the Winchesters. So what’s the devil to do? Steal his kid’s grace. That made Jack very weak, but the Winchesters were able to find a spell and angel grace that could keep Jack alive, but every time he used his powers, he burned part of his soul.
Fast forward to Michael, the Archangel’s abduction of Dean’s vessel. Michael almost won. He even took over Rowena (Ruth Connell) to face the Winchesters. Jack did the only thing he could, he burned the rest of his grace and killed Michael. Luckily, Jack was able to consume Michael’s grace without hosting the Archangel. But that’s when things changed. Jack tried to be normal, but his behavior proved that Jack had no soul left.
Things got really bad when Jack killed Mary Winchester (Samantha Smith). Jack felt bad about the accident and wanted to get back to normal with Sam and Dean. Castiel wants to save Jack. Dean wants to kill Jack, and Sam is somewhere in the middle about how he feels. To contain Jack…and possibly kill him…Sam and Dean lured him in to the Ma’lak box. This box was supposed to be able to contain the powers of an Archangel, but apparently…Jack is more than an angel and a lot stronger.
Jack busted out of the Ma’lak Box and was very upset that the Winchesters lied to him. Of course, he flew away and the Winchesters and Castiel need to find him. That’s the only thing they agree on. Dean still wants to kill Jack, Castiel still wants to save him, and Sam is still in the middle.
The Winchesters set out to a tech company called Mirror Universe. They think that they can use Mirror’s face recognition technology to find Jack. Little do they know that Jack is out and about watching people. I guess being part angel, he’s able to detect when people are lying. And people lie a lot. Jack yells out for everyone to stop lying. And by everyone, I mean the whole world stops lying.
So this means that the Winchesters aren’t able to use their usual cover story. Instead, Dean tells the Mirror receptionist that he’s looking for the Devil’s son. He looks around the office and people are bearing their souls to each other, causing some chaos. Dean tests his suspicions by asking Sam who his favorite singer is. The lie is Elvis. The truth is Celine Dion. Of course, they know this is Jack’s doing. As people start going crazy in the office, the boys find a computer they can use to find Jack.
Meanwhile, Castiel goes to a demon bar to ask for help getting into Hell. The demon refuses to help him though. Someone is standing behind him, chuckling that Castiel struck out. When he turns around, he sees Chuck…aka God (Rob Benedict). Chuck heard Castiel’s prayer a few weeks ago. And he knows all about Jack. Chuck says Jack is a problem.
Chuck and Castiel go to Mirror Universe and find people just going nuts. He says the chaos is the reason that people need to lie. It keeps the peace. Castiel finds it odd that God would promote lying. Chuck reminds him that he’s a writer…lying is what they do. Ha! They find the Winchesters and move to a more secure location.
Back at the bunker, Chuck acts like he’s an old friend who moved out of town and is back for a visit…no big deal. But the Winchesters are upset, asking where Chuck has been this whole time. Chuck has been gallivanting around the world with his sister The Darkness. Chuck returned because of Jack. The world is in an apocalyptic state because Jack said “stop lying.” Chuck fixes things with a snap of his fingers and the world returns to normal. But something needs to be done about the kid.
Chuck is concerned about Jack’s powers and gives the Winchesters a gun that can kill anything and anyone. It doesn’t use bullets though. The gun sends a wave of multi-dimensional energy across a balanced quantum link between shooter and victim. Whatever happens to the victim, happens to the shooter as well. If they use the gun to kill Jack, whoever shoots him will die.
Chuck can’t use it or that will be the end of existence. So one of the Winchesters has to do it. Castiel is upset saying he called on God to restore Jack’s soul, not kill Jack. But Chuck can’t do that, even though he is God, souls are complicated. He asks if they really want Jack back even after everything he’s done. Castiel suggests they bind Jack, reminding everyone that Death, aka Billie (Lisa Berry) suggested locking up Dean in a box was the only way to get rid of Michael. Chuck comments on his dislike of Billie, new Death. He says she is always putting her scythe where it doesn’t belong. Dean tells Castiel to get on board with killing Jack or leave. So Castiel leaves.
While Chuck is visiting with the Winchesters, Jack pays a visit to his biological grandmother (Chilton Crane). He says they had a nice conversation before and he wanted to continue that. Grandma Kline is not happy to see him. She says after his last visit, she and her husband made some calls. They know that Jack lied to them about Kelly. Grandma thinks Jack killed her daughter. She begins to yell at Jack, making him use his powers again. Jack quickly leaves the house. Meanwhile Castiel drives to a graveyard and stops. He’s still angry with Dean and his decision. Jack shows up, saying he’s been looking for Castiel. The Angel is happy to see the boy and hugs him.
God’s Favorite Show
Dean tells Sam that he’s pulling the trigger to kill Jack. Sam doesn’t like it, saying they haven’t even tried to save Jack. Dean’s reasoning is that Jack killed their mom and then made it look like it was Mary’s fault. So he asks who fault it really was if it wasn’t Jacks. Sam says it’s his fault. He helped save Jack by giving him that spell. Jack in turn burned up his soul to save Sam and Dean. And that’s why Jack doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong. Sam will not accept losing Jack and Dean at the same time.
Sam finds Chuck and has a conversation about the multi-verse. Chuck doesn’t really care about the other universes. He says this one and this version of the Winchesters is his favorite. He sees their lives like a television show and the Winchesters are his favorite heroes. Sam doesn’t like it because God has the power to save lives. Chuck says it doesn’t work that way. So why is it always up to the the Winchesters to save the day? Why do they have to make sacrifices? Because that’s how it’s written…they are God’s guys. Chuck turns his attention back on Jack. Sam realizes that Chuck is scared of him. Does Chuck know where Jack is? Of course he does. So what is he waiting for? Nothing. Dean has already left the building.
Castiel and Jack sit in the graveyard, talking about different things that have happened since Michael died. Castiel is more interested in Jack’s visit with his grandmother. In a flashback, Jack flashed his yellow eyes at his grandmother to stop her from yelling at him. She got scared and asks what he is. Jack doesn’t answer, instead he runs out of the house without saying another word.
Jack confides in Castiel about his feelings. He wants to feel bad for what happened to Mary. Jack says all he ever wanted to do was good things. And he knows that people care for him, like Castiel. Jack wants to love him back but can’t. Castiel says he will eventually. But first they have to go someplace where no one can find them. Too late…Dean has found them.
The Only Way
Dean moves towards Jack and Castiel steps in between them. They both tell Castiel to move and Jack pushes him far away. Jack sees the gun in Dean’s hands. He gets on his knees and prepares to die. Castiel gets up just as Sam arrives trying to stop Dean. Jack says he understands why he has to die. Dean was right, Jack has always been a monster. Chuck appears too, amused by what’s going on. Sam sees that he’s enjoying the show.
Dean takes a long look at Jack and prepares to shoot. But something changes, and Dean lowers the gun, throwing it to the side. Chuck doesn’t like it. He tells Dean to pick up the gun and finish the story the way it was written. That’s when Sam snaps. Chuck doesn’t care about them, he only wants to see his favorite television show play out like he wrote it. They are always the ones to put their lives on the line for his entertainment. Chuck doesn’t care about them. Dean agrees. He says this stops now. This isn’t a book or a television show (it is), it’s their lives. And Chuck can go to Hell.
Chuck sighs in retreat and snaps his fingers, smiting Jack. Jack falls over, light emerging from his eyes and mouth. Dean tells Chuck to stop and lunges at him, while Jack lies on the ground screaming. Chuck throws Dean into a grave marker, so Sam picks up the gun and shoots at Chuck. Sam hits him in the shoulder and Sam is shot in the shoulder too. Chuck gets angry, telling them “Welcome to the End.”
Day turns into night. The boys check on Jack. Dean says Chuck said the gun was the only thing that could kill Jack. Castiel reminds them Chuck is a writer. And writers lie. Jack is dead.
Jack wakes up in the Empty. When he sits up, a Shadow is waiting for him and motions to something or someone behind Jack. Billie is behind Jack, saying they need to talk to him.
Back at the graveyard., the ground begins to shake. Souls fly up into the air. Castiel says they are souls from Hell. Different evil ghosts start showing up around the world, ghosts that the Winchesters have already sent to Hell.
Bodies start rising from the graves and descend upon the Winchesters. Castiel pulls out his angel blade and Dean grabs iron rods from the fence for him and Sam. The zombie horde reaches the trio and the scene ends as they start fighting.
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