Bring 'em Back Alive is the 18th episode of Season 13. It aired on April 12, 2018.
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DO NOT CHANGE!
Lucifer rules over heaven but things aren't going exactly as planned, exasperating his first lady, Jo (guest star Danneel Ackles). Sam and Castiel are perplexed by the return of Gabriel (guest star Richard Speight Jr.). Meanwhile, Dean gets one step closer to finding Mary and Jack.
- Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester
- Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester
- Mark Pellegrino as Lucifer
- Misha Collins as Castiel
- Jeffrey Vincent Parise as Asmodeus
- Danneel Harris-Ackles as Anael
- Erica Cerra as Duma
- Bianca Caroca as Teenage Girl and Anthony
- Tim Beckmann as Father Davis
- Jeanie Cloutier as Kindly Woman
- Troy Rudolph as Prison Camp Commander
- Curtis Tweedie as Young Priest
- Corey Schmitt as Patrol Angel
Featured Supernatural BeingsEdit
- Angels (Anael, Duma, Prison Camp Commander, Prison Camp Angels and Executioner Angel)
- Archangels (Gabriel and Lucifer; Alternate Michael and Michael, mentioned only)
- Demons (Anthony, Bunker Incursion Demons)
- Nephilim (Jack, mentioned only)
- Primordial Entity (God, mentioned only)
- Prince of Hell (Asmodeus)
- Seraph (Castiel)
- Castiel previously appeared in Scoobynatural.
- Anael, Duma and Lucifer previously appeared in Devil's Bargain.
- A version of Charlie Bradbury previously appeared in the Season 10 episode Dark Dynasty.
- The Apocalypse World was previously featured in Good Intentions.
- Heaven was previously featured in Devil's Bargain.
- Angel-killing bullets and Angel Blades were previously featured in Good Intentions.
- An Archangel's wings were previously featured in The Rising Son.
- Demon smoke was previously featured in The Scorpion and The Frog.
- An exorcism was previously performed in The Scorpion and The Frog.
- Holy Water was previously used in The Scorpion and The Frog.
- There were some flashbacks to previous episodes:
- The episode was watched by 1.53 million viewers and got a 0.5 rating.
- This is the second episode of the season that Amyn Kaderali directed with Breakdown being the first one.
- This season is his first time directing multiple episodes in a season.
- This is the third time Gabriel appears this season, making this his second season where he has multiple appearances with Season 5 being the first one.
- However, this is the first season where he has appeared in more than two episodes.
- This is the first time since the Season 9 episode Meta Fiction where Castiel and Gabriel are in the same scene.
- This episode introduces an Apocalypse World version of Charlie Bradbury.
- Gabriel's survival is explained through his story written on the walls of Sam's room. Its revealed he faked his death and went into hiding. His story is further expanded upon in Unfinished Business.
- It is revealed in this episode that Mary Winchester and Jack are the leaders of a resistance movement in Apocalypse World. Charlie Bradbury is a high-ranking member who is stated to be a member of the inner circle. Arthur Ketch has also joined the resistance after remaining on Apocalypse World.
- Asmodeus' death greatly resembles Dagon's in Season 12's The Future. Both were Princes of Hell who were incinerated by an angel, in Dagon's case Castiel with the help of Jack and in Asmodeus' case, the archangel Gabriel.
- As of this episode, all of the Princes of Hell are extinct.
- This is the second episode where Gabriel shows his wings with the Season 5 episode Hammer of the Gods being the first one.
- The timeline of Gabriel's story shows that the Gabriel seen in Meta Fiction was in fact one of Metatron's illusions designed to trick Castiel.