The Rising Son is the 2nd episode of Season 13. It aired on October 19, 2017.
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 set on Jack.
- 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
- Alex Barima as Drexel
- Christian Keyes as Michael
- Jeffrey Vincent Parise as Asmodeus
- Eric Breker as Unnamed Hunter
- Mark Sweatman as Tattooist
- Ryan S. Williams as Angel Commander
- Aubrey Arnason as Bartender and Asmodeus
- Michelle Clarke-Brown as Female Demon
Featured Supernatural Beings
- Angels (Angel Commander)
- Archangels (Lucifer, Michael)
- Crossroad Demon (Crowley; mentioned only)
- Demons (Asmodeus's Victims, Drexel, Female Demon, Harrington, Sierra)
- Nephilim (Jack)
- Prince of Hell (Asmodeus)
- Primordial Entities (The Darkness; mentioned only)
- Seraphim (Castiel; mentioned 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.
- 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 Season 9 episode, Road Trip.
- John Winchester's Journal was previously featured in Season 12 episode, First Blood.
- The episode was watched by 1.90 million viewers and got a 0.6 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 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 grammatical incorrectly states "he sets his sights set on Jack".
- The episode's title bears similarity with the Supernatural comic Supernatural: Rising Son.
- It was revealed that the alternate reality Lucifer is dead, having been killed in battle by the alternate reality Michael.
- Dean was shown throwing an angel blade the exact same way Castiel did in "The Third Man".
- Jack is shown reading from the Bible. His mother Kelly 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 President of the USA, Donald Trump, "Make America Great Again". This phrase may be a variation of a slogan used by former Republican President, Ronald Reagan, "Let's Make America Great Again". Crowley previously said this in Season 11's penultimate episode, We Happy Few.
|“||You should be dead.||”|
|“|| Jack: Maybe I'm not worth all this.|
Sam: Your mom thought you were. So did Cas. So do I.
|“||Dean: Okay, that's it. I'm done, alright? 'Cause he's not God, he's not Cas, he's not Simba. He's the freaking Devil!||”|
|“||Dean: If I'm right... and it comes to killing you... I'll be the one to do it.||”|