We Happy Few is the 22nd episode of Season 11. It aired on May 18th, 2016.


THE FINAL COUNTDOWN – Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) face their biggest challenge yet. Rowena (Ruth Connell) makes her move.


At the Men of Letters Bunker, Lucifer is acting like a sullen child, angry with his father, wanting an apology for being given the Mark of Cain and then cast out. Sam and Dean try to intercede and get them to reach some kind of reconciliation so they can move forwards against Amara. They orchestrate a Dr. Phil-type intervention to get them to speak. After some bickering, God tells Lucifer that he was his favorite and that he gave him the Mark because he thought he was strong enough to handle it. When he realized he was wrong, he hated himself and so he punished Lucifer. Then he sincerely apologizes. Chuck and Lucifer agree to work together to capture Amara and put her back in her cage -- she can't be killed because that would cause an imbalance between Darkness and Light. Without the other archangels, though, they still don't have the power that was needed originally to box Amara. Unfortunately, they don't have the time for Chuck to rebuild the archangels as it's a much larger task than restoring rank and file Angels like Castiel. Chuck asks for alternatives. Dean suggests Crowley, Lucifer suggest angels, and Sam suggests Rowena.

They each go to meet with their suggested allies to convince them to join the fight. All are resistant at first, thinking the plan is weak, but eventually agree to join, perhaps with some intervention from Chuck. Once all the support is in place Sam, Chuck, and Lucifer agree that the plan is to use the angels, demons, and witches to weaken Amara and then Chuck will finish her off by removing the Mark and putting her in the cage. Dean is adamant that they should kill Amara and head off any chance of her getting back out. Lucifer steps in and says that Dean wants God to kill her to make up for his failure to do so earlier. Dean counters that he tried to kill her once but it didn't work; Chuck suggests "maybe it didn't work because you didn't want it to." Meanwhile Amara is beating Donatello to get information on Chuck. He won't give in, so she consumes his soul and finds out that Chuck is in Kansas. Amara arrives at the Bunker, burning the warding sigilsaway so that she can enter.

In an old power plant Sam, Dean, Chuck, Lucifer, Crowley and Rowena are discussing the plan. They talk about which group should go first, each trying to push off to the others. Then it is revealed that Chuck will take the Mark away from Amara and give it to Sam. Naturally Dean balks, but Sam puts him off as Dean has already admitted that he can't hurt Amara. When Dean asks what they'll do when the Mark takes over, Sam tells him to lock him up and throw away the key.

While Amara is still in the bunker, going through things in Dean's room, Rowena gets inside her head and tells her that she is with God and she will show her where He is. Amara comes, telling Rowena that she knows it is a trap but she just wants a one-on-one with her brother. Amara comes to the power plant and Rowena uses the power of five witches to attack her. Amara stumbles, but is not taken down. Rowena is thrown to the ground and the other witches have their faces burned out. Next the demons arrive, surrounding her in a force of black smoke. Crowley "smokes out" of his meatsuit and adds a crippling blow. Amara is hurt, but gets back up. As she approaches Chuck, Lucifer stabs her in the back with a spear. She is on the ground as Chuck apologizes to her. Amara asks what she did to deserve being put away for so long. Chuck says that the world needed to be born and she wouldn't let it. Amara counters that she was banished because Chuck couldn't stand being equals with her, that he wants to stand above everything else. Chuck agrees but says that there is value in creation. That it didn't come from his hands, that it was just there, needing to be born. Amara concedes that Chuck has won and asks him to kill her. When the Mark starts to burn off of her and onto Sam and she realizes that she is not to be killed, but put back in a cage, Amara fights back. She burns Lucifer out of Castiel's body, leaving Cass slumped, unconscious, against a post. She seizes Chuck and suspends him in air. She hits him with black tendrils of smoke that create large holes in his body. He is enveloped in white light and falls to the ground, unmoving. Amara tells them that he is not dead and that he won't be until he sees his whole creation burning in ruin.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

Featured Supernatural Beings


"Day of the Eagle" by Robin Trower


  • For the first time, Lucifer is fighting alongside the Winchesters. Also, this is the first time Lucifer fights alongside his father since the imprisonment of the Darkness, billions of years ago.
  • Castiel makes another return in this episode. He was last seen in Hell's Angel, along with Rowena and Crowley.
  • This episode features the first time demons and angels band together against a common foe, with the help of witches.
  • Rowena calls Lucifer a 'man' in this episode when she states that he is not the first man to try to kill her. This is a reference to The Devil in the Details, where Rowena previously held the belief that Lucifer was more than a man and was "perfection". This shows how her admiration of Lucifer has shattered.


  • The title of the episode is a reference to the St. Crispin's Day Speech in William Shakespeare's play Henry V. "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;/For he to-day that sheds his blood with me/Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,/This day shall gentle his condition;/And gentlemen in England now a-bed/Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,/And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks/That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day." Notably, this speech was spoken before Shakespeare's version of the Battle of Agincourt, where the outnumbered and unhorsed English surprisingly beat a large French army with heavy cavalry. This may be a reference to the fact that the Darkness appears unbeatable.
  • God reveals he can't resurrect archangels on the fly, as they're "the stuff of primordial creations", and says it would take some time to rebuild them.
  • The room Lucifer locks himself in after becoming angry at God is Room 21, which is Sam's room.
  • When Amara pulled Lucifer from Castiel's vessel, Mark Pellegrino's face briefly appeared.
  • In Don't Call Me Shurley, God tells Metatron that Lucifer wasn't his favorite son, but in this episode, God confesses that his favorite son was Lucifer.
  • Mackenzie Murdock, who played the Giggling Demon, previously played Demon Victim in Dark Dynasty.
  • Crowley said "..make Hell great again", which is a reference to Donald Trump's campaign slogan "Make America great again".
  • Lee Shorten revealed that when his character told Crowley the demons wanted to see the monkey dance, Mark Sheppard did just that, causing Lee to lose his composure.


  • (loud music playing) Sam: Lucifer! You know at some point in time you're gonna have to come out and talk to, G-God.
  • Dean: This is like the worst episode of Full House ever.
  • (music stops) Lucifer: If Dad has something to say to me, I'll hear it from him. Until then I'll be in my room. (music turns back on)
  • Dean: That's not your room.
  • Sam: It's my room.


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