Our Father, Who Aren't in Heaven is the 8th episode and the mid-season finale of Season 15. It aired on December 12, 2019.
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DO NOT CHANGE!
At a diner, Adam is eating while Michael is to give control his vessel enjoys a burger and a pizza in a diner. Michael manifests as a duplicate of Adam, as they begin to talk. Michael admits that he doesn't know much about food or life down on Earth and will have Adam be his guide. When Adam asks if Michael will return to Heaven, he tells him that he doesn't know what he'll do now that the other archangels dead and God never returned so he is alone. Adam empathizes as he has no family waiting for him either. When Michael points out that he still has Sam and Dean, Adam responds that he only met them once and they left him to rot in Hell. They bond over the fact that they both have had difficult families. As they discuss what to do next, Lilith arrives looking for Michael on God's orders. Instantly taking control, Michael is surprised to see that the demon is alive. Lilith explains that she had been sent to fetch him and Michael asks who sent her and she replies that it was God. He is immediately skeptical of the demon's claims as he believes his father wouldn't send a demon to get him. She quickly reminds Michael that the two had worked together in the past, to set up the Apocalypse. He then says that was only to bring God back and Lilith says that while it hadn't worked back then, he had come back on his own and wants to speak with him. Michael orders her to leave but she insists that she can't leave without him. He then obliterates her in a flash of white light after Lilith grabs him, leaving nothing but a pile of ash. Noticing that the entire diner witnessed his actions, Michael erases their memories with a snap of his fingers.
While this happens, Donatello senses Michael's presence and calls Dean to notify him. Donatello pinpoints several of Michael's whereabouts.
Taken back to the Men of Letters bunker in handcuffs, Michael calls their actions stupid and starts to comment on how Sam looks compared to the last time Michael saw him in the Cage. Sam cuts Michael off and insists that they need his help. Michael is incredulous that they want him to trust them when Castiel doomed him to Hell and Dean let Lucifer walk free while Adam was trapped in Hell. Sam explains that with what they do, they have gotten too used to losing people and with Adam they said goodbye because they thought they had to but were wrong. Michael tells Sam that he shouldn't be telling him that but Adam, right before he returns control to their brother, surprising the Winchesters that Michael lets Adam have control. Adam explains that he and Michael reached an agreement in the Cage where they only had each other.
Michael quickly retakes control and demands to know why he is there. Castiel starts to explain that they need his help because God did truly return as the Cage didn't "just open on its own". Michael tells them that if God had truly return then he will bring paradise, but Dean counters that he wouldn't as paradise is boring and God only wants to be entertained meaning they are all his puppets, especially Michael. Michael refuses to listen, angrily claiming that they are lying and returns control to Adam who states that Michael isn't listening.Alone, Adam begins to think that maybe his brothers aren't lying about God. Still refusing to listen, Adam points out to him that Sam and Dean always try to be on the right side of things like when they tried to stop him from saying "Yes" to him. Michael asks if Adam now forgives them and Adam quickly tells him no but that wasn't what this was about. Michael tells him that he has known his father for eternity and won't believe their claims but Adam suggests that Michael might not know his father as well as he thinks as all parents "keep secrets". With more probing, Adam finally gets Michael to admit that he won't consider the truth as it would mean that Michael - the Good Son, the Favorite - doubts his father which is against everything Michael has been and believed in his whole life. Adam questions if Michael really still believes that after God abandoned him in Lucifer's Cage.
Castiel enters the room, where Michael has retaken control and the Archangel refuses to betray his father and everything he believes in. Castiel tells the archangel that he never really liked him, even when he was just another angel, as he always thought Michael to be too haughty and "to paraphrase a friend, you had an entire oak tree shoved up your ass."Michael does not react to this taunt, remaining cold and dismissive, but when Castiel notes he pities Michael as he was never God's favorite but just a tiny part of God's story and figures that at least Lucifer knew that God couldn't be trusted, this is the last straw and Michael furiously attacks Castiel, easily overpowering him despite having the cuffs on. As he swiftly used his cuffed hands to choke the Seraph, Castiel is unable to break free of Michael's fury-driven grip. Seizing the chance, Castiel responds by grabbing Michael's head, telling him to see the truth for him. Castiel shows the archangel his memories of God's betrayal: God masquerading as the Prophet Chuck Shurley, the war with the Darkness, the murder of his nephew Jack and the Apocalypse World Michael.
- Rob Benedict as God
- Jake Abel as Michael and Adam Milligan
- Shoshannah Stern as Eileen Leahy
- Keith Szarabajka as Donatello Redfield and God
- Ruth Connell as Rowena MacLeod
- Anna Grace Barlow as Lilith
- Luvia Peterson as Sue Barrish
- Lesha Jay Vescio as Casino Bar Waitress
- Kheon Clarke as Reporting Demon
- Sabrina Prada as Dinner Lady
Featured Supernatural Beings
- Angels (Metatron, mentioned only)
- Archangels (Michael; Lucifer, mentioned only; Alternate Michael, flashbacks only)
- Demons (Rowena's demons)
- Crossroad Demon (Crowley, mentioned only)
- Nephilim (Jack Kline, flashback only)
- Primordial Entities (God; The Darkness, mentioned and flashbacks only)
- Prophet (Donatello Redfield)
- Seraph (Castiel)
- Witch (Rowena MacLeod, soul only)
- Vampires (mentioned only)
- White-eyed Demons (Lilith)
- Lilith previously appeared in Proverbs 17:3.
- God previously appeared in Atomic Monsters.
- Rowena MacLeod previously appeared in The Rupture.
- Donatello Redfield previously appeared in Game Night.
- Michael previously appeared in Swan Song.
- Adam Milligan previously appeared in Point of No Return.
- The Darkness was shown in a flashback. She previously appeared in Raising Hell.
- Jack Kline was shown in a flashback. He previously appeared in Moriah.
- Alternate Michael was shown in a flashback. He previously appeared in Ouroboros.
- Lucifer was mentioned. He previously appeared in a nightmare in Proverbs 17:3.
- Donna Hanscum was mentioned. She previously appeared in Damaged Goods.
- Jody Mills was mentioned. She previously appeared in The Scar.
- Crowley was mentioned. He previously appeared in All Along the Watchtower.
- Metatron was mentioned. He previously appeared in All in the Family.
- Angels were previously featured in Jack in the Box.
- Hell was previously featured in The Rupture.
- Archangels were previously featured in Proverbs 17:3.
- Holy Fire was previously featured in Nihilism.
- An angel blade was previously featured in Golden Time.
- Werewolves were previously featured in Proverbs 17:3.
- Rowena's journals were previously featured in Golden Time.
- Lilith's Chamber was previously featured in The Rupture.
- The Demon Tablet was previously featured in Good Intentions.
- A rift was previously featured in Exodus.
- Scenes from previous seasons were shown when Castiel showed Michael the truth about God:
- There is a five-week hiatus after this episode.
- The episode was watched by 1.11 million viewers and got a 0.3 rating.
- This is the final mid-season finale of Supernatural and the final episode of the decade.
- Jake Abel returns to the show to reprise his role as Michael (211 episodes later) and Adam Milligan (215 episodes later).
- The episode title is a reference to the fact that God isn't in Heaven.
- This is the fourth and final mid-season finale to be written by Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming with Holy Terror, O Brother, Where Art Thou? and LOTUS being the first three.
- This is the second mid-season finale to feature a version of Michael with The Spear being the first one.
- God is revealed to have the ability to mentally control and speak through a prophet.
- Castiel is shown to struggle with his already failing powers again in this episode.
- Team Free Will's confrontation with the demons occurred outside of Lilith's Chamber.
- Michael's supposed madness is revealed to be a lie made up by God and Lucifer.
- Rowena MacLeod is revealed to have taken over Hell as its new Queen after the events in The Rupture.
- This is the sixth time Castiel heals Dean Winchester on-screen. However, this is the first time where he doesn't directly touch Dean's wound.
- This is the second episode to feature the death of Lilith with Lucifer Rising being the first one.
- It is revealed that Michael shares control of Adam Milligan's body after their time together in The Cage.
- Michael reveals the spell to trap God, the same spell God used to trap the Darkness. However, while they have most of the ingredients, they need a Leviathan Blossom from Purgatory.
- Dead bodies of people sprawled out on the floor of a restaurant without a scratch on them is similar to the Pizzeria where Death kills patrons in his vicinity.
- God communicating with Eileen Leahy via webcam while disguised as a hunter mirrors the way he contacted Becky Rosen in Sympathy for the Devil to pass along the message about the Michael Sword.
- The vast difference in power between Michael and Raphael can easily be seen in this episode. While Raphael needed the spell Crowley got from Eleanor Visyak to open a doorway to Purgatory in The Man Who Knew Too Much, Michael is effortlessly able to open a rift to Purgatory in this episode with just his archangel powers and a snap of his fingers.
- This episode implies that Napoleon Bonaparte's short stature was due to Rowena's magic. She is also mentioned to be an aquintance of The Rolling Stones lead singer, Mick Jagger.
- This episode marks the first time Adam has been to the Men of Letters bunker.
- Therefore, as of this episode, all members of the Winchester family have been inside the bunker.
- The waitress serving Chuck drinks is named Jessica, which is the same name as Sam's girlfriend.
- In The Monster at the End of This Book, Dean warned Lilith that if she didn't leave before the Archangel Raphael arrived, she would be reduced to a pile of charcoal. This ultimately became her fate when she was killed by the Archangel Michael.
Behind the Scenes