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‘Supernatural’ Recap: ‘Our Father, Who Aren’t in Heaven’

Last week the brothers found themselves going on two separate quests. In this week’s cold open, an entire casino is taken out by Chuck, letting us know that the two have to ban together. Although God is not at full strength, they must discover how to defeat him sooner than later. He continues playing a slot machine and winning as he orders as a cocktail waitress to keep the drinks coming — low on rum, of course. No one wants to make God cranky.

We learn that Eileen goes on a hunt to slay a nest of vampires without leaving a note. Her leaving concerns Sam because he worries about her now. Some might consider that he is overprotective because he is the one who brought her back. However, I still believe they are trying to make them into a couple. Regardless, they manage to get back safe and bring food as Dean explains his epiphany. Dean reveals the demon tablet. In the tablet, a verse describes how to put the demons back in hell and angels in heaven if he is out of commission. He has an Achilles heel. However, they cannot read the tablet, but they do know someone who can.

Cas goes to retrieve a reluctant Donatello, who he brings back to the bunker with him. Instead of killing God, the Winchesters realize that the world would fall apart without its creator. There must be a way in the tablet to confine him to solitary confinement like his sister Amara. Even if he has a hidden flaw, they do not have God’s power to do this, which Donatello immediately points out. As Donatello attempts to transcribe, he discovers that the person with this knowledge had to be the person he was closest to at the time. The problem with this, as Cas points out, is that that person is Michael. 

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Supernatural — “Our Father, Who Aren’t in Heaven” — Image Number: SN1508B_0019b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jensen Ackles as Dean, Misha Collins as Castiel and Jared Padalecki as Sam — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

As Donatello freaks out over this information, and that nothing is ever easy involving the Winchesters, he suddenly collapses into the chair. Upon talking again, Dean thinks he has gone crazy once more. Instead, Chuck has taken over his body and is using him to speak through. He warns them that he will have to go full power if they keep moving forward. He will destroy all those around them. The three people he lists, in particular, is Donna, Jody, and Eileen. They have Cas go to check on the bunker’s warding. The warding is in check but not powerful enough to keep God out.

Sam explains that for everyone to remain safe, the only way is to take down God. With everyone’s help, they recreate the spell to go down to hell and talk to Michael. Together the three of them go to hell and immediately encounter three women they must overcome. Eventually, the three women let them up as Rowena appears with Crowley’s signature line, “Hello boys.” When Rowena died, her soul went to hell, and she took over the throne. Seeing Rowena in power is one of the best fixes of this season after her death.

Meanwhile, Eileen is listening to Sue, who needs help taking out another nest of vampires. Despite guarding the spell to ensure the fire does not go out and the Winchesters and Cas can return, Eileen stays to ensure that they make it back to Earth unharmed.  

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Supernatural — “Our Father, Who Aren’t in Heaven” — Image Number: SN1508B_0193b.jpg — Pictured: Jensen Ackles as Dean — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Although Sam is still remorseful about killing Rowena, she admits that there are things she misses about being alive, but now she is the queen of hell. As soon as Sam leaves to replenish her drink, she demands that Dean and Cas fix whatever is going on between them. One day they die, and they go to heaven or hell. As Sam returns, so does a demon to report to Rowena that Michael is lurking nowhere in hell. The reason why is because Michael is on Earth in a diner with Adam.

Even though Adam can still see Michael, it appears that no one else can see him. However, although Adam does not necessarily have to eat does not stop him from enjoying a pepperoni pizza, fries, and a burger. Michael hates that he is alone. Due to his brothers dying and his father never showing back up, he does not see the point in going back to heaven after all this time. Adam does want to see his family either as the two agree that family sucks.  

Once back in the bunker, Dean contacts Donatello again. He has not experienced anything to indicate that Michael or Chuck is nearby. Instead of remaining on topic, Dean goes to talk to Sam about Eileen. He addresses the elephant in the room and talks family with his brother. Although this is something “forbidden” in their lives for so long, Dean seems hopeful that the two of them could make it work as he jokes that Eileen could do better.

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Supernatural — “Our Father, Who Aren’t in Heaven” — Image Number: SN1508A_0002b.jpg — Pictured: Jake Abel as Adam/Michael — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Instead of the Winchesters finding Michael first, Chuck sends Lilith to continue doing his dirty work for him. As soon as she appears, Michael takes over completely. In the diner, Michael destroys Lilith and places the entire restaurant in a spell to remember nothing. As soon as he does this, Donatello feels a jolt from Michael’s powers. Despite knowing that Michael and Cas are not in the best of terms, Cas decides to reach out to Michael to talk to him. He confesses that they all have the same enemy, which is oddly enough God himself.

Shockingly enough, Michael agrees to meet with Cas. He didn’t go to the meeting alone. Cas brought Dean and Sam as his backup. Instead of continuing to talk to Michael and explain why they left Adam in the cage, Michael lets Adam to the surface so they can tell him. Dean is shocked to find that Michael lets him talk, but they had an agreement in the cage, considering they only had each other to talk to while there. Micahel cannot fathom that Chuck would do anything destructive to harm them.

Adam and Michael talk to one another and insist that the Winchesters must know something that they do not. Although Adam does not forgive them after all this time, he does seem to trust their judgment all the same. Despite this, Michael insists that by asking these questions, he doubts his father. Cas goes in to talk to Michael to explain that Michael was just part of his story. He was never Chuck’s favorite. Only a small part of the story as he antagonizes him by talking about Lucifer being the smart brother. When Michael attacks him, Cas shows him the truth. Completely distraught, Michael lets go of his hold on Cas’s throat.

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Supernatural — “Our Father, Who Aren’t in Heaven” — Image Number: SN1508A_0224b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jensen Ackles as Dean and Misha Collins as Castiel — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Dean remarks that Cas might have gone too far too soon as the two of them finally begin to talk somewhat. The whole bunker shakes as the two enter into the room with Michael. Knowing what he knows now, Michael gives them the spell needed to take down God. The only problem is that they need a Levithan blossom. The only place you can find those are in purgatory. Michael immediately creates a riff that will stay open for twelve hours as he requests that they remove his handcuffs.

Michael decides not to come with them, but Dean makes one last request. He lets Adam know that they are sorry. Adam never deserved what happened to him, but he replies with a question, “When do we get what we deserve?” just before wishes them good luck as the two of them look at the riff to reenter purgatory together.

Ultimately, the moment involving Eileen and Sue comes to the forefront again. Going to get Sam to help her after a vampire attacks Sue, once the two of them arrive on the scene, no signs of a nest are present. The reason there are no signs of a nest is that Chuck was masquerading as Sue the entire time to get Sam in his clutches. 

What did you think of this week’s Supernatural episode? Was Adam’s return worth the wait? Do you think we will see him once more before the finale? Did God kill Eileen? Will Dean and Cas make it back from purgatory in time to save Sam? Let us know your thoughts below on tonight’s episode in the comments.

Make sure to continue the hunt by watching Supernatural on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 8 pm EST on The CW Network.

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