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This episode summary is an official CW press release. It may contain errors.
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- Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester
- Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester
- Misha Collins as Castiel
- Alexander Calvert as Belphegor
- Sharon Taylor as Ardat
- Nevin Burkholder as Malfayan
- Steven Allerick as Cal
- Tori Katongo as Stevie
- Donna Soares as Nurse
Featured Supernatural Beings
- Archangels (Lucifer, mentioned only)
- Crossroad Demons (Crowley, mentioned only)
- Demons (Belphegor, Ardat, Malfayan)
- Ghosts (Francis Tumblety and Lizzie Borden, flashback only)
- Nephilim (Jack Kline, corpse and mentioned only)
- Primordial Entities (God, mentioned only)
- Reapers (Billie, mentioned only)
- Seraph (Castiel)
- Vengeful Spirit (Mary Worthington, flashback only)
- Violent Spirits (John Wayne Gacy, flashback only)
- White-eyed Demons (Lilith, mentioned only)
- Witch (Rowena MacLeod)
- The episode picks up right after the events in Raising Hell.
- Billie was mentioned. She previously appeared in Moriah.
- Jack Kline was mentioned. He previously appeared in Moriah.
- Lucifer was mentioned. He previously appeared as a hallucination in Jack in the Box.
- Mary Winchester was mentioned. She previously appeared in Absence.
- Crowley was mentioned. He previously appeared in All Along the Watchtower.
- Lilith was mentioned. She previously appeared in Lucifer Rising.
- Hell was previously featured in The Devil in the Details.
- The Men of Letters bunker was previously featured in Moriah.
- The Book of the Damned was previously featured in Absence.
- Rowena brings up Sam being the one who killed her permanently, which was mentioned in Funeralia.
- The episode was watched by 1.24 million viewers and got a 0.3 rating.
- This episode is written as the third and final part of the three-part season premiere.
- The episode title shares similarity with The Rapture.
- Interestingly, the episodes had the same director.
- The episode title is a reference to the medical term "Rupture" which is a break or tear in any organ or soft tissue. In this case, it is the Rupture to Hell.
- Charles Beeson returns to the show as a director.
- This is his 13th overall episode to direct.
- This is the second episode in the series wherein Misha Collins sing with Heaven Can't Wait being the first time. Both episodes were also written by Robert Berens.
- Berens said on Twitter that Castiel was scripted to have his song cut off but they made Misha sing the whole thing.
- This episode features multiple recurring character deaths:
- Arthur Ketch was killed by Ardat who ripped his heart from his chest and crushed it. This is his second death. It is presumably his last as there is no indication Rowena gave Arthur a new Resurrection Seal.
- Rowena MacLeod sacrificed herself to save the world from the ghosts. This is her third death. As she removed her last Resurrection Seal, this is her final death.
- Belphegor was smote by Castiel.
- Rowena MacLeod's death bears similarities to scenes from previous seasons:
- Her last words "Goodbye, boys" is similar to what Crowley, her son, said in All Along the Watchtower. Both of them also sacrificed themselves to help the Winchesters get rid of evil.
- Her jumping off into Hell is similar to what Sam Winchester did in Swan Song.
- Her wearing a pink dress and getting stabbed in the abdomen is similar to how Mary Winchester died in Pilot.
- As of this episode, the MacLeod Family is extinct.
- This is the first episode of the season to feature the Men of Letters bunker.
- Castiel confronts Dean Winchester's rude behavior towards him, causing him to leave the Winchesters in this episode.
- Arthur Ketch uses the alias "Blackmore" which is a reference to Elizabeth Blackmore, the actress that portrayed Lady Toni Bevell.
- Ardat reveals that she has watched Belphegor for centuries waiting for Lilith and Crowley to die so he can rule Hell.
- The Haxon Ring is a reference to Bobby Krlic's band The Haxon Cloak.
- Belphegor attempting to swallow every single ghost that escaped Hell to become something like God is similar to what Castiel did with the Purgatory souls and Leviathans in The Man Who Knew Too Much.
- It is revealed that the Resurrection Seal takes the form of a small hex bag implanted within the body. Rowena's last one was implanted into her left shoulder before she removed it.
- Ardat using Arthur's cell phone to trick Dean after killing Arthur mirrors Arthur doing the same thing in The Memory Remains after killing Mick Davies.
- Sharon Taylor, who portrays Ardat, previously played Bobby's Crossroad Demon in Weekend at Bobby's.
- When Castiel smites Belphegor, it has the effect of burning Jack's corpse into a charred skeleton as well as destroying Lilith's Crook, an effect never seen before with a smiting.
- Castiel reveals that his powers are failing and states that he has been trying to tell Dean this for some time but Dean hasn't wanted to listen.
- Rowena calls Sam the closest thing the Winchesters have to a seasoned witch aside from herself.
- The still-lifeless corpses possessed by the ghosts in Moriah and Back and to the Future are visible on the cemetery ground.
Behind the Scenes
- ↑ https://www.spoilertv.com/2019/08/supernatural-episodes-1501-and-1502.html
- ↑ https://bunnymcbunnister.tumblr.com/post/187292666332/spn-season-15-spoiler-sheet-update-826
- ↑ https://twitter.com/robertberens/status/1187571444642799616
- ↑ https://twitter.com/robertberens/status/1187579751071768576
- ↑ https://twitter.com/robertberens/status/1187571042123804675
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