Spoilers forward for the Season 13 premiere of Supernatural. You might wish to come again later if you have not watched the episode simply but.
Supernatural is the CW sequence that simply keeps on going, and it has formally returned for Season 13. The episode was surprisingly somber and mournful for a Supernatural premiere, that are normally extra high-octane. Given what happened within the Season 12 finale, nonetheless, the extra somber tone was excellent. The WInchester boys are mourning the losses of Castiel and their mom whereas they try to monitor down Jack, a.okay.a. the nephilim son of Lucifer and Kelly. Though Mary was nonetheless alive when final they noticed her, Dean has given her up for lifeless on account of the truth that she’s trapped with Lucifer, and Lucifer has been arguably their greatest dangerous thus far.
Given the occasions of the premiere, it might be secure to say that Lucifer just isn’t the most important risk to the Winchesters (and humanity) anymore. That risk could in reality be younger Jack. Supernatural truly spent a wholesome chunk of the second half of Season 12 explaining why nephilim are highly effective abominations that shouldn’t be allowed to exist, so followers have been most likely greater than able to dismiss Jack as a villain. The Season 13 premiere revealed that Jack is mostly a youngster, regardless of being performed by the 27-year-old Alexander Calvert, and he considers Castiel to be his father due to Kelly’s bond with Cas.
The place the difficulty will get sticky is that Jack appears to lash out along with his powers every time a sure one thing rubs him the fallacious approach, and his powers are substantial. He is too younger and naive to know when to manage himself, and Dean at the very least is not actually in a mind set to point out tact. If Jack decides that the Winchester brothers are his enemies, he may simply destroy them and what little they’ve left on the planet. Contemplating that they determined to deliver him again to the bunker on the finish of the episode, he’ll have quick access to simply about the whole lot. Supernatural star Jared Padelecki had this to say about why Jack is such a giant deal:
The nephilim lore is that the nephilim turns into extra highly effective than the angel who sired it. On this case that angel is an Archangel, Lucifer.
Jared Padalecki’s feedback to Variety point out that Jack the nephilim is evidently destined to be extra highly effective than even Lucifer, and that doesn’t bode properly for our boys, as they presently have no idea the right way to kill a nephilim. Being stabbed within the chest by an angel blade ought to have incapacitated him, however he plucked it out of his coronary heart prefer it was nothing. It is fairly doable that holy oil will not have the ability to comprise him. Dean intends to make use of all their sources to try to work out the right way to put Jack down.
For his half, Sam clearly hopes that Jack might be redeemed in Dean’s eyes so they will not must kill him. Sadly, the percentages aren’t actually in his favor. Dean is a person with a plan motivated by what he believes to be the deaths of his mother and his greatest angel pal, and the losses of Mary and Castiel imply that Sam would not actually have every other allies who would possibly have the ability to discuss Dean down. There’s additionally the purpose that Jack may need been controllable with Kelly, Castiel, or Lucifer available to set him on a sure path. With Kelly and Cas lifeless and Lucifer trapped in one other actuality with Mary, it is actually simply Sam, Dean, and Jack.
You may catch new episodes of Supernatural on Thursdays at eight p.m. ET on The CW. For those who’re nonetheless searching for what to observe on the opposite nights of the week, check out our fall TV guide.