The Rising Son is the 2nd episode of Season 13. It aired on October 19, 2017.
|There was something about being there... It felt pure.|
This episode summary is an official CW press release. It may contain errors.
DO NOT CHANGE!
Sam and Dean begin to explore what Jack is capable of doing with his powers. An unexpected visit from Donatello (guest star Keith Szarabajka) alerts the boys to the fact that Jack will need more protection than the Winchesters can provide. There is a new Prince of Hell in town, Asmodeus (guest star Jeffrey Vincent Parise), and with Lucifer out of the picture, he sets his sights on Jack.
Sam and Dean are alerted by a presence and open the door to attack the intruder, thinking it was a monster until they see its Donatello Redfield who greets them and asks if God was with them. He relays his tale of looking up condos before he was knocked off his feet by the waves of power emitted. He believed the power was God and decided to track it. He then realizes that the source of power was not God but something new and is surprised to find out the power that he felt was that of Jack who Sam reveals is a Nephilim and Donatello is amazed. Sam then reveals Jack's status as Lucifer's son, which causes Donatello to be surprised and remarks that he met the Archangel but Jack's presence is nothing like Lucifer's, not toxic and dark.
Meanwhile in the alternate world, Lucifer and Mary continue walking along the wasteland until Mary complains about being tired. Lucifer doesn't let her rest, pointing out that she is the reason they are here and it's not his fault she's a "wimpy human". The two are interrupted by the arrival of a group of angels in search of a creature from Hell. Lucifer jokingly suggests they are referring to Mary to which the angel replies with "False!" When Lucifer tells them who he is, the angel again replies with "False!" since the Lucifer of their universe has been slain by the Archangel Michael, to Lucifer's surprise.
When the angels prepare to smite Lucifer, Lucifer angrily snaps his fingers and obliterates them. Lucifer insults their attempt as he and Mary continue to journey and Lucifer complains about the acts as they are almost immediately after approached by another angel, who is surprised to see Lucifer and states he should be dead. Lucifer questions who he is and the angel asks him if he doesn't recognize his own brother, as the surprised Lucifer identifies him as Michael.
The alternate Michael identifies him as Lucifer but asks how is it possible as Lucifer explains that he and Mary are from an alternate reality and blames her for it. He then remarks this Michael is a knockoff of the one he left in The Cage, to which an unamused Michael responds by explaining what he did to his own Lucifer by tearing him an apart. Michael wishes to do the same thing again, leading Lucifer to punch him in the face. The two archangels get into a fist fight while Mary watches. Michael quickly gains the upper-hand by beating and twisting Lucifer's arm, putting in him submission. When Lucifer asks if Michael plans on killing him, Michael tells him he will keep him alive because he needs him.
- Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester
- Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester
- Mark Pellegrino as Lucifer
- Alexander Calvert as Jack
- Samantha Smith as Mary Winchester
- Keith Szarabajka as Donatello Redfield and Asmodeus
- Courtney Ford as Kelly Kline (flashback and voice only; uncredited)
- Don Messick as Scooby-Doo (voice only; uncredited)
- Alex Barima as Drexel
- Christian Keyes as Alternate Michael
- Jeffrey Vincent Parise as Asmodeus
- Aubrey Arnason as Bartender and Asmodeus
- Eric Breker as Unnamed Hunter
- Ryan S. Williams as Angel Commander
- Michelle Clarke-Brown as Female Demon
- Mark Sweatman as Tattooist
Featured Supernatural Beings
- Angels (Angel Commander, Angel Commander's Henchmen)
- Archangels (Lucifer and Alternate Michael; Alternate Lucifer and Michael, mentioned only)
- Crossroad Demon (Crowley, mentioned only)
- Demons (Asmodeus's Victims, Drexel, Female Demon, Harrington, Sierra)
- Nephilim (Jack Kline)
- Prince of Hell (Asmodeus)
- Primordial Entities (God and The Darkness, mentioned only)
- Seraph (Castiel, mentioned only)
- Shedim (cameo only)
- Tempter Demon (corpse only)
- Donatello Redfield previously appeared in the Season 11 episode We Happy Few. He is confirmed to be soulless from his encounter with The Darkness at that time.
- Scooby-Doo previously appeared in the Season 12 episode Regarding Dean, on TV.
- A Prince of Hell previously appeared in the Season 12 episode The Future.
- Drexel previously appeared in the Season 12 episode There's Something About Mary.
- The anti-possession tattoo was previously featured in the Season 9 episode Road Trip.
- John Winchester's Journal was previously featured in the Season 12 episode First Blood.
- The Men of Letters bunker was previously featured in the Season 12 episode All Along the Watchtower.
- The Black Spur Bar was previously featured in the Season 10 episode Black.
- The episode was watched by 1.90 million viewers and got a 0.7 rating. This is the show's highest second episode rating since Reichenbach in Season 10.
- This episode marks the first time Lucifer (as portrayed by Mark Pellegrino) has appeared in more than two consecutive episodes.
- This is the first episode since the Season 5 episode Swan Song to feature two archangels in one episode.
- As of this episode, Jack is the fifth known character to get the anti-possession tattoo with Sam and Dean Winchester, Kevin and Linda Tran being the first four.
- This is the second episode to feature an alternate Archangel, with The End (Season 5) being the first one.
- The CW's official summary for the episode grammatically incorrectly states "he sets his sights set on Jack". It also misspells actor Keith Szarabajka as Keith Szarbajka.
- The episode's title bears similarity with the Supernatural comic Supernatural: Rising Son.
- It was revealed that the Alternate Lucifer is dead, having been killed in battle by the Alternate Michael.
- Dean was shown throwing an angel blade exactly the same way Castiel did in the Season 6 episode The Third Man.
- Jack is shown reading from the Bible. Kelly Kline once set fire to a Bible because she was pregnant with Jack. It is unclear why Jack does not do the same.
- This is the second time that a character (Asmodeus) has said "Make Hell great again", a reference to the campaign slogan of the current President of the United States, Donald Trump, "Make America Great Again". This phrase is similar to the slogan used by former Republican President, Ronald Reagan, "Let's Make America Great Again". Crowley previously said this in Season 11 penultimate episode, We Happy Few.
- The way Lucifer killed the hunter is similar to the way he killed Baldur in the Season 5 episode Hammer of the Gods.
- The Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode Jack watches in this episode is That's Snow Ghost.
- Asmodeus, the last Prince of Hell, becomes the new King of Hell in Lucifer's absence.
- The Winchesters are shown to know Asmodeus' name after recognizing him as a Prince of Hell, suggesting that he is either listed by name in John Winchester's Journal or more likely that Crowley mentioned the names of the other Princes of Hell when he told the Winchesters the story of his meeting with Ramiel in Stuck in the Middle (With You). Previously they were only confirmed to know the names of Azazel, Ramiel and Dagon with Ramiel mentioning Dagon by name to them during their barn fight.
|“||You should be dead.||”|
|“||Jack: Maybe I'm not worth all this.
Sam: Your mom thought you were. So did Cass. So do I.
|“||Okay, that's it. I'm done, alright? 'Cause he's not God, he's not Cass, he's not Simba. He's the freaking Devil!||”|
|“||If I'm right... and it comes to killing you... I'll be the one to do it.||”|
- Angel Commander
- Asmodeus's Victims
- Unnamed Hunter
- Castiel (mentioned only)
- Crowley (mentioned only)
- Alternate Lucifer (mentioned only)
- Hungarian: Felemelkedés (Rise)