|“||When I was a Reaper, I believed in the rules. But then you killed me. And when I became Death, I inherited Death's knowledge... and Death's library. And in Death's library, everyone has a book. Even God.||”|
Billie is a reaper encountered by Sam Winchester for the first time during the Rabid outbreak. After making a deal with the Winchesters in their escape of Site 94, she was stabbed in the back by Castiel, breaking the deal. After her death, she was reincarnated and promoted as the new Death, taking his place, with a new ring and scythe. Its later revealed that she is orchestrating the destruction of God and the Darkness so that she can take over herself.
In Form and Void, Sam Winchester heard her singing "O' Death" in Nuckolls County Medical Center while she was reaping the souls of the dead caused by the release of the Darkness. She told him that despite being disappointed over him and Dean killing her boss, Death, people were still dying and would have to be reaped. She also told Sam that him and Dean would no longer be able to continue dying and coming back, because while the old Death found it funny, she said that what lives will die. She claimed that when Sam or Dean die, whatever reaper got the privilege to reap them would not send them to Heaven or Hell or even Purgatory, but send them to the Empty, where there would be no coming back. She also told him that he was dying, and was "unclean in the biblical sense" and hoped to be able to reap Sam herself. She soon left after giving him her name as she ignored his previous question about it.
Billie appeared again in The Devil in the Details, guarding an entrance to Hell. Dean went to see her in order to get into Hell and save Sam from Lucifer. After Dean sung the password, Billie gave him a witchcatcher for Crowley, and sent him on his way. She would later be visited by Castiel, transported to her location by Amara.
When Dean believes Sam to have died from a gunshot wound in Red Meat, he also "dies" in order to speak with Billie. Billie takes her time savoring the moment, pleased to have the chance to reap Dean, but Dean offers his life in exchange for Sam's, knowing him to be the one to defeat the Darkness. Dean fails to provide Billie an answer as to how Sam is able to do this. Billie does not fulfill Dean's wish, stating that the answer will always be "no", and reveals that Sam is alive. Dean is, shortly after, revived, at which Billie is forced to leave.
In Alpha and Omega, Billie witnesses the Winchesters suck up the thousands of ghosts in the Waverly Hills Sanatorium and travels to the Bunker to find out what they were doing. While there, she shares a flirty look with Crowley. After hearing their plan to use souls to destroy the Darkness, Billie offers her help stating she was about an hour from reaping the weakened God. Billie raids the Veil and gets the Winchesters a couple of hundred thousand souls for their weapon before leaving, telling them that when they need souls, they should call a Reaper.
In Celebrating The Life Of Asa Fox, Billie appears outside of the house of dead hunter Asa Fox and tells Dean that something is killing hunters inside and she had already reaped a soul within. Billie is amused by Dean's efforts to get in and agrees to get him inside in exchange for him owing her one. Billie is able to throw Dean through the warded door and into the house. The next morning, Billie appears and tells Dean he owes her one: Mary Winchester. Billie tells them she was a believer in that what was dead should stay dead and states that she can tell that Mary does not want to be alive and offers her mercy by taking her to Heaven. After Billie confirms that she can not kill Mary due to the rules, Mary declines and Billie tells the Winchesters that if any of them ever change their mind, to call her. Billie then disappears.
In First Blood, a desperate Dean calls Billie for help for escaping from Site 94. Billie makes a deal bound in blood with the Winchesters where she will kill them for a time and then bring them back to give them a chance to escape. In return, one Winchester must die for good at midnight. At midnight, Billie appears in the road, stops Mary's car, explains the deal and demands the Winchesters keep up their end of the deal. Mary offers herself up in her sons' place and goes to take her own life, but before she can, Castiel kills Billie from behind with an angel blade, stating that the world can not afford to lose any of the Winchesters.
In Advanced Thanatology, it is revealed that Billie was reincarnated following her death at Castiel's hands. Billie appears before Dean surprising him as she reveals she has become the new Death and tells him the cycle of how the old Death died and she replaced him after her own death because when Death is killed, as her predecessor was by Dean, the next Reaper to die takes his place. She halts Dean's resurrection by stopping time after being annoyed by Sam's pleas to Dean's body. Billie brings Dean to her domain, where she questions him over the recent Rift between dimensions as she knows of his involvement.
Dean promises to tell her if she will allow the ghosts of the Meadows' House to finally pass on as she is shocked at his request since it is not for himself. Billie sends the Reaper Jessica who guides the ghosts to their rightful places and has Dean tell her about the rift after confirming Jessica's success. Dean explains that the rift is due to Lucifer's son Jack who inadvertently opened it when he was born. Billie then explains the importance of the cosmic and quantic fabric of order.
Billie soon notes on Dean's change in demeanor as she brings up his selfless act as he mentions that he knew he would lose with Billie as Death. She brings up his previous attitude and how he never gave up but realizes that he actually wants to die permanently. Dean confirms this by explaining that he has lost and failed so much and that while Sam keeps trying, he is just tired and done with everything. He ends his rant by telling her she can reap his soul if she wants.
Amused by this attitude, she refuses and explains that while she would be satisfied at the thought of taking him, her eyes have been opened by her new position. She goes over his list of possible deaths but states he is not meant to die now as he is surprised. Billie tells Dean she has seen the importance of him and his family, stating he has work to do as she resurrects him as he tries to ask about his mother. Afterwards, Dean reveals Billie's promotion to Sam who was shocked that she was alive and why she let Dean come back. Billie later goes over her work in her domain.
During Funeralia, she has Jessica monitor the Winchesters as the tells the brothers that someone is killing reapers who is later revealed to be Rowena MacLeod. Billie herself appears before Rowena who had taken Sam Winchester hostage. Rowena recognized her and Billie brings up their last meeting when she was merely a reaper. Billie tells her to stop but Rowena threatens to kill Sam unless Billie brings back Crowley, but Billie is unfazed as Rowena attacks her. She tells a crying Rowena that there is natural order to things and though it may hurt they all have to accept it, showing sympathy for Rowena's position, but not willing to help her further. Billie reminds Rowena that her fate shows that she will ultimately be killed by Sam. Billie then sees Dean and Jessica enter, she greets Dean before stating she'll see him again shortly before disappearing.
In Nihilism, in a desperate attempt to escape Michael's monsters, Sam calls upon the Reaper Jessica who Billie had following the Winchesters around. However, the Reaper Violet appears instead and reveals that Billie now has her Reapers following them around in shifts. Sam attempts to convince Violet to teleport the group to safety, but she refuses due to Billie's rules. Despite this, Sam, Castiel, Jack and Michael are suddenly teleported to the Men of Letters bunker.
Later, as Dean recuperates in his room, Billie appears to him. She notes on Michael's attempts to get free in Dean's mind, as Dean states the latter is trapped but she is unsure. Having heard the story of the others' inexplicable escape, Dean realizes that it was in fact Billie who was responsible despite it being against the rules. Billie admits to rescuing Sam and the others, stating that she "took a calculated risk" and asks Dean not to tell anyone. Billie chides Dean for ignoring her warnings about crossing universes which Dean feels was worth it to rescue Jack and their mother.
Billie reminds Dean of his visit to Death's Reading Room and all of the notebooks showing the various ways he could die. Billie warns Dean that all of those notebooks have now changed: all but one fate has Michael escaping his prison in Dean's mind and using Dean's body to destroy the world. Billie hands Dean the notebook containing the one fate where Michael loses, shocking Dean at what it reveals must be done. Billie tells Dean that its up to him what he will do with the information and departs, leaving Dean with the notebook.
In Moriah, when God returns, he comments that he preferred the old Death over Billie who God states sticks her scythe in where it doesn't belong. After Jack is killed by God, Billie appears in the Empty with Jack and the the Shadow. After Jack asks what's happening, Billie tells him that they should talk about that.
In The Rupture, Rowena demands that Sam kill her so that Rowena can sacrifice herself to send all of the souls and demons back to Hell. Rowena reminds Sam of Billie's prophecy that he would be the one to kill her and Sam reluctantly fulfills the prophecy by stabbing Rowena to complete the spell.
In The Gamblers, a resurrected Jack explains that Billie hid him in the Empty until God was gone from the Earth at which point she resurrected Jack as it was safe for him to return. Jack states that as long as he follows Billie's plan, part of which includes eating angel hearts, he will become strong enough to kill God. Its also shown that Billie is helping Jack pick his targets, revealing to him the despicable actions of each Grigori he has been killing.
In Galaxy Brain, its revealed that Billie brought Jack back still soulless and is keeping him on a need-to-know basis about her plan. Though Sam and Castiel express doubts about Billie's trustworthiness, Dean is more trusting given Billie's adherence to the rules. At the same time, Billie sends the reaper Merle to respond to Jack's silent prayer to her as Billie is busy. Jack becomes concerned as Billie was also too busy to respond to his prayer for help with Kabaiel. Merle suggests that Billie knew Jack could handle himself and reminds Jack of the rules for his return. When Jack prepares to open a rift to the Bad Place to rescue Kaia Nieves, Merle threatens to go to Billie, but Jack calls her bluff and instead gets Merle to help them avoid detection from God.
After the Winchesters return with Kaia, Billie unexpectedly appears and kills Merle with her scythe. Billie chides Jack for bending the rules already and dismisses Jack pointing out that he'd tried to call her by stating that she was busy. Billie states that she's disappointed and killed Merle because she had one job: keep Jack in line which she failed at. Billie insists that they are playing a big game and are only as strong as their weakest players and so Merle had to go. Billie tells the group that the difference between them is that she sees the big picture and understands that one life means nothing in the grand scheme of things. Billie reveals that the Bad Place is not the only world that's dying but instead that all of the worlds are dying except for theirs. Castiel realizes that God is behind which Billie confirms, stating that God has been busy extinguishing galaxies and wiping the slate clean "for the end."
Sam questions Billie on her own endgame, pointing out that they don't really know what she's up to besides that Jack will supposedly kill God. Sam asks what her plan is exactly and Billie responds that as a reaper, she believed in the rules until Castiel killed her. When Billie became Death, she inherited Death's knowledge and library containing books with the ultimate fates of everyone, including God. Billie states that everything dies in the end the books write themselves rather than be written by God. To keep the world going, God had no choice but to build himself into the framework of it which is God's only weakness. Billie reassures them that not even God can read what's in his book unless she lets him. Billie reveals that Jack, Sam and Dean are all in God's book and their destiny is to be the messengers of God's destruction.
In Destiny's Child, Billie appears in the bunker after the Winchesters encounter alternate versions of themselves. Billie explains that the alternate Winchesters were fleeing the destruction of their world and that God is "almost done" destroying worlds and will soon turn his attention back to their world. Billie states that she has a second quest for Jack and that the first was to strengthen his body while the second is of a more spiritual nature. Billie instructs Jack to find the Occultum, though she refuses to explain what it will do and doesn't know where it is. Billie pointedly warns the group to be careful and not reckless as they can't risk anything at this point.
In order to find the Occultum, Castiel travels to the Empty where its revealed that Billie was able to resurrect Jack as she formed a deal with the Shadow: in exchange for its help, Billie claims that she can send the entity back to sleep as it wants, surprising Castiel that Billie can do that. After Castiel learns the location from Ruby, the Shadow tortures him and comments that Billie never stated that she needed Castiel. The quest Billie sends Jack on for the Occultum results in Jack being transported to the Garden of Eden and the restoration of his soul, something that Billie lacked the power to do when she resurrected Jack.
In Gimme Shelter, Dean tells Castiel that someone needs to remain with Jack in case Billie shows up. Jack later reveals that Billie's spells have been turning Jack into some kind of bomb that will cause Chuck and Amara to cease to exist when he goes off. However, Jack won't survive it. As a result, Castiel decides to try to find another way.
In Drag Me Away (From You), as Dean gets some food, Billie appears next to him. Billie demands to know why Dean is working a case now and explains that she just came from one of Chuck's worlds where she watched an entire planet burn alive. As Dean questions Billie's point, she reveals that that was the last world aside from the Main Universe. As a result, Chuck will be back soon and they won't have a moment to waste when he comes. Dean has Amara on the hook and Billie has visited Jack and given him his final orders, the last step in Jack's transformation. Dean questions how Billie convinced Jack to turn himself into a bomb and she states that she told him the truth: Jack killed Mary Winchester and all he wants is Dean's forgiveness. Billie had surmised that the only way he would get that is by ending God and freeing Dean from the "hamster wheel." Billie questions if she was wrong in this assumption.
Billie tells Dean that this will be the last time he will see her until the end. According to Chuck's book, Billie is not in this part of the story and so won't be around. As a result, her plan is all on Dean now. Billie questions if they have a problem and Dean states that they don't as he needs Chuck dead even if Dean doesn't like every part of the plan. Billie realizes that Dean has been hiding the truth from Sam and warns that she doesn't like loose ends or disorder so he needs to "clean this up" and she needs to know that Dean has his house in order.
Dean later tells Sam about Billie's visit, her message about the other worlds all being gone and their need to act fast when Chuck arrives soon. Dean also tells Sam the truth about Jack's impending death.
In Unity, after Amara reveals that Chuck has returned, Jack and Dean depart for Santa Fe to enact the last part of Billie's plan. There, they meet the First Man Adam who reveals that he has been planning how to kill God for 300,000 years. As a result, Billie kept Adam alive and it has actually been his plan that she's been following. After Jack passes his test, Adam gives Jack one of his ribs, explaining that the sheer power contained within it will merge Jack's grace and soul and turn him into a black hole that will suck in Amara and Chuck.
At the same time, an unconvinced Sam locates the Key to Death with the help of Castiel in order to talk to Billie directly. Entering Death's Reading Room, Sam finds the Shadow, in the form of Meg, torturing and killing Reapers in an effort to draw Billie out. The Shadow explains that Castiel's visit to the Empty in search of Ruby shook its faith in Billie's trustworthiness. To Sam's shock and horror, the Shadow reveals that once Chuck and Amara are dead, Billie intends to take power as the new God which has been her goal all along. Billie will put things back how she wants them to be, with everyone that's supposed to be dead dead once again, the angels and demons back in Heaven and Hell respectively, the Shadow back to sleep and everyone from the alternate realities back to where they belong. Sam realizes that Billie is still on Earth and tricks the Shadow into thinking that Billie sent him to get Chuck's Death book which the Shadow has found, but only Billie can read.
Returning to the bunker, Sam warns Dean, Castiel and Jack of Billie's true plan which means that everyone they have ever saved will die again and the people from Apocalypse World will be returned there which would mean the end for them. Dean is so consumed with rage and revenge that he doesn't care if Billie succeeds or not as long as it means the end of Chuck while Chuck explains to Amara that he'd actually used his power over time and space to manipulate events to this end which had included goading Billie. However, Sam is able to talk Dean down and Chuck departs in a rage, no longer caring what happens. As Chuck leaves, Jack begins to collapse from the effects of Billie turning him into a bomb.
|“||You've met, Billie, right? She's got rules. Clean hands. No interference. Well, no direct interference anyway.||”|
Billie, like most reapers loyal to Death, is adamant about maintaining the The Natural Order and following the rules regardless of circumstances. She is dedicated to her job and like her late boss, she finds the idea of reaping the Winchesters to be quite an honor. Although she was initially often at odds with the Winchesters, she would later develop a complex relationship with them.
Due to the demise of Death, she has chosen to work with Crowley and assist him during times of need. They were implied to be in a romantic relationship, which shows that Billie is willing to bend the rules at times, though she refers to this alliance as a result of "desperate times".
Billie is a rather straightforward individual and if not for the rules, she would have been demanding and relentless in her goals, such as reaping Sam, Dean and Mary without their required consent. She clearly holds some sort of grudge against them, but refuses to act upon it and agrees to help them when they really need it. However, this grudge may have lessened over time as her pitch to Mary about coming with her was more sympathetic than demanding and she kindly offered the same peace to the other Winchesters in a non-threatening manner as she has done before. However, when Mary tried to sacrifice herself in her sons' place, Billie had an obviously eager look on her face since she was a Winchester. Billie was shown smiling the entire time but by doing this she had dropped her guard which allowed Castiel to kill her.
Billie may have a sense of humor, which is rare in many angels and reapers, such as when Castiel popped into her quarters and she merely greeted him with a half-amused expression. She also made a comment on God's condition and remarked she was nearly an hour from claiming him, in spite of the destruction that would follow.
Following her ascension to Death, Billie is shown to be more or less the same but her humor has become even darker as she remarked on how it easy it would be to reap Dean now that she is a higher power, though she was disappointed that Dean, in his state of depression, would not mind it whereas before he tried to avoid it.
She does not seem to hold much anger about her death since it allowed her to gain a new position. While she still holds a considerable amount of disdain for the Winchesters, she gave up her chance to exact revenge and reap Dean because she has now been enlightened to the bigger picture and knows of the necessity of the Winchesters to the universe. Dean's change in attitude to a depressed and bitter man was shown to genuinely surprise Billie who brought up his past actions and how it seemed like he was a different person. It appears this played a part of why she had a new perspective on him, as Billie even implored Dean to continue living which shows the stark contrast to their previous encounters. However, Billie did show annoyance when bringing up her death to Castiel and reminding him of his role.
According to Jessica, Billie is big on the rules as the new Death and maintains a hands-off policy for her Reapers even when assigning Jessica to watch over the Winchesters. When her orders are not followed, Billie will punish those who do not obey as seen when she killed one of her servants without hesitation for aiding the Winchesters. She also scolded Jack for not listening to her instructions on not using his powers.
During her encounter with Rowena MacLeod, Billie refuses to negotiate with Rowena or to bring Crowley back for her. Instead, Billie displays genuine sympathy for Rowena's situation and takes the time to explain the Natural Order of things and why she can't help Rowena. In doing so, Billie displays a level of patience and kindness that was previously unseen from her. According to the Witch Mother, anytime Billie becomes aware of a resurrection spell being used, she immediately acts to close the loophole that allowed the resurrection to happen, preventing the spell from ever working again.
With the threat of annihilation by Michael, Billie has been shown to be willing to break the rules somewhat, intervening to teleport Sam, Castiel, Jack and Michael to the Men of Letters bunker. When visiting Dean later, Billie admitted that she "took a calculated risk" by helping and asked Dean not to tell anyone. When chiding Dean for his actions, Billie kept a calm and patient tone while revealing the consequences of his choices and she did have the decency to just teleport in rather than knock the door to Dean's room as she felt Michael repeatedly banging on the door in Dean's head was enough noise. Billie was also willing to offer Dean the information on how to potentially stop Michael by giving him her notebook revealing that particular fate to him and did not pressure Dean into using the information, only calmly saying that it was up to him decide what to do with it. However, God implies that Billie is more hands-on than he would like, commenting that she is always sticking her scythe in where it doesn't belong.
Despite her rules, the threat of God ending the Winchesters' world appears to have driven Billie to more direct action and intervention. She took care to protect Jack in the Empty until such time as God left the Earth and it was safe for him once again. Billie then personally resurrected Jack despite her stated rule that what's dead will remain dead. Billie is shown to have gone so far as to guide Jack with a plan to become powerful enough to kill God and even provides him information on the despicable acts of each Grigori he targets. The situation also appears to cause Billie to become more strict and cold, as even though Marle took to using a warding along with Castiel to fool God for Jack to use his powers to save Kaia, Billy ruthlessly killed her for disobeying her orders of keeping Jack in line and when talking to Team Free Will, her tone was outright reprimanding towards Jack for bending the rules and she even openly voiced disappointment. She attributes this to her sight of the bigger picture, stating that one life means nothing and in the war with God, they have to lay low until they're ready to strike even if it means sacrifices.
However, it was revealed by The Shadow that Billie's goal all along has been to take over as the new God once Chuck and Amara have been killed by Jack. This goal has shown Billie to be even more ruthless than initially seen, as she allowed several Reapers to be killed by the Shadow instead of appearing when they prayed to her, as well as the fact that she is planning to return everything to the way she believes things should be: those that have been resurrected would be returned to death and those that are from Alternate Universes will be returned to those universes, which will cause their deaths due to Chuck's destruction of the multiverse. This has also shown Billie to be, ironically, quite similar to Chuck as she lied to the Winchesters, Jack and Castiel that her plans would free them from Chuck, as well as the fact she is incapable of changing from her original obsessive nature with the rules. As Adam stated that Billie kept him alive for this purpose, she has been planning this for a long time, since before she became the new Death.
Billie takes the form of a dark-skinned woman with dark curly hair that touches her shoulders. She is only shown wearing black leather clothing. While a Reaper, Billie wears a red leather jacket. As Death, she exchanges it for a long black leather jacket and has a different, shorter hairstyle.
Powers and Abilities
Billie was a powerful Reaper, displaying many abilities.
- Banishing - Billie said that when the Winchesters will die, she will banish them to The Empty.
- Biokinesis - Billie was able to stop Sam and Dean's hearts.
- Chronokinesis - Billie was able to freeze and speed up time when she was about to reap Dean.
- Electrokinesis - Billie was able to make Mary's car lose power and stop.
- Immortality - As a Reaper, Billie is not subjected to age, diseases, and hunger.
- Intangibility - Billie, as a Reaper can become intangible at will.
- Extending Intangibility - Billie was able to get Dean into a warded house by throwing him through a door.
- Invisibility - Billie can become invisible and visible at will.
- Localization - Billie has shown to be able to track down Dean and Sam's whereabouts.
- Resurrection - As per her deal with the Winchesters, Billie resurrected them hours after killing them.
- Soul Control - Billie was able to pull hundreds of thousands of ghosts out of the Veil and into a crystal to act as a weapon against the Darkness.
- Telekinesis - With a wave of her hand, Billie flung Sam and Dean to the ground.
- Teleportation - Billie is able to appear and disappear at will.
- Power Granting - Billie was able to make Adam immortal so that he could spend 300,000 years searching for a way to kill God.
|“||Since I got this... new job, I stand witness to a much larger picture.||”|
As the new Death, Billie has gained new powers which makes her much more powerful.
- Nigh-Invulnerability - Billie was able to withstand Rowena's attack at full force like it was nothing. The only thing that can kill Billie is her own scythe.
- Nigh-Omniscience - After her promotion as the new Death, she gained a much higher elevation of cosmic awareness and could see the actual necessity of the Winchesters to the universe. This is notable considering her disdain for the Winchesters and her original firm belief that everything that dies should stay dead. She was also able to note on the screaming of Alternate Michael in Dean's subconscious. She could detect Jack's death after he was killed by God and she could sense God leaving Earth, in order to send Jack back to Earth. While working with Billie, Jack reveals that his knowledge of each Grigori's despicable actions comes from Billie. Billie was also able to sense that God has began to destroy the alternate worlds and could tell that Kaia had been saved while her alternate counterpart died along with her world. She also showed Dean that she knew the contents of his conversation with Amara despite the fact that she did not witness it, and in fact seemed to be in an alternate dimension at the moment. Billie later states that she gained all of Death's knowledge when she took his position as well as Death's library. Having access to the library grants her supreme knowledge of how beings die, even knowing how God will die which not even God himself could ever know. However, she was unaware that a Nephilim was the cause of a rift opening or that Castiel was already resurrected by The Shadow in her talk with Dean. She was also unaware of the location of the Occultum.
- Chronokinesis - With a wave of her hand, Billie was able to stop time.
- Resurrection - Billie was able to resurrect Dean Winchester after his suicide. Billie was later able to resurrect Jack Kline from the Empty with his Nephilim powers intact, though this may have been due to her deal with the Shadow which allowed Billie to bring Jack back. However, she was unable to restore Jack's soul, since he died without it.
- Control over Resurrection - Billie is noted to be able to prevent certain resurrection spells from working twice, as the Witch Mother noted.
- Telepathy - Billie was able to telepathically order the Reaper Jessica to save the ghosts of Avery Meadows' victims and then receive a report that they were free. Violet also received orders from Billie about the situation with Michael. Like an angel, she is capable of hearing and responding to prayers, sending another Reaper to respond to Jack's silent prayer to her.
- Teleportation - She teleported inside the bunker and left. Billie notably was capable of entering The Empty to speak with Jack.
- Angel Blades (formerly) - As a Reaper, she could be killed by an angel blade.
- Death's Scythe - As Death, the only thing that can kill Billie is her own scythe.
- Death's ring - The new ring she received upon becoming Death.
- Death's Scythe - The new scythe she received upon becoming Death.
- Season 11
- Season 12
- Season 13
- Season 14
- Season 15
- Billie is one of three reapers to have a recurring role; the others are Tessa and Jessica. However, she is the most recurring reaper on the series.
- When Dean killed the Reaper possessing April Kelly, the angel blade was covered up with blood. However, when Castiel killed Billie, it was clean.
- However, the Reaper possessing April used her as a vessel, while Billie doesn't use a vessel.
- Like her predecessor, she has met God, meeting him in Alpha and Omega.