15.02 Raising Hell
|Episode #||Season 15, Episode 2|
|First aired||October 17, 2019|
|Directed by||Robert Singer|
|Written by|| Brad Buckner|
|On IMDB||Raising Hell|
|Outline||Allies, including a long-dead friend, help Castiel and the Winchesters with the hell ghosts. Meanwhile, Chuck turns to his sister for support|
|Timeline||Two days after 15.01 Back and to the Future|
|Location(s)|| Harlan, Kansas|
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A woman – Nan – has left the high school where the Harlan townsfolk are taking refuge from what they have been told is a benzene leak to get her daughter's allergy medicine. She meets another resident and as she starts talking to him, he stabs her. The man falls to the ground while an older man's ghost, dressed in 19th century clothes, leaves the man's body.
At the high school, people are starting to question the benzene leak explanation and word has spread that at least one person has gone missing. Hunters are on patrol in the town and Sam informs then to keep an eye open for Nan. He then addresses the evacuated people, telling them that they can return to their homes soon, but that everyone needs to stay out of the quarantine zone for safety reasons.
Dean and Belphegor are patrolling the quarantine area. Belphegor says that the warding won’t last forever and that those ghosts from hell are much more dangerous than usual ghosts. He notes that one of them in this area is Francis Tumblety, better known as Jack, the Ripper.
The next morning, the mood becomes more tense in the high school since there are no new information about the leak, and some of the townspeople sneak out to try and find Nan.
Meanwhile in the residential area, some ghosts gather at a house to discuss the situation. The ghost of Francis Tumblety shares the latest information with the crowd and tells everyone that Chuck himself opened hell's doors and that they are being held captive by hunters with the demon Belphegor among them. He suggests tey assemble all other ghosts hiding in this area and says that sooner or later, they will find a way out. Until then, they want to attack every human they can find.
In the high school, Castiel urges Sam to tell the truth about last night's murder, but Sam's afraid people will panic. Before he can explain his point any further, Rowena arrives. Sam asks if she remembers the soul bomb she created to attack Amara a few years back and that he wants that crystal to catch those ghosts, since ghosts are nothing else but souls. Rowena says that it was very hard for her back then to make it and she's unsure if she can do it again. Jules interrupts telling Sam that they have a problem.
Sam meets up with Dean and Belpheghor in the residential area. They find the two people who sneaked out earlier to find the missing woman. Sam tells them that they need to go back when suddenly black tears run down their face. Francis Tumblety appears and demands the release of all the ghosts. When neither Sam nor Dean react, the spirits possessing the humans starts ripping them apart from the inside. Suddenly Arthur Ketch comes down the road, shooting the two people with iron flakes so the ghosts are forced to leave. Ketch says he was nearby and wants to support the Winchesters.
Back in the evacuation camp, Sam and Dean update Ketch on their plan catching the souls with a magic crystal made by Rowena. Ketch and Rowena met before when Rowena was held prisoner by the British Men of Letters, where Ketch tortured her but also helped her to escape. Belphegor enters the room and says that it's all quiet; therefore he assumes the ghosts are up to something. He introduces himself to Ketch, who then tells everyone that he got an assignment from a female demon called Ardat to eliminate Belphegor. Seeing that the demon is not a threat at the moment, Ketch puts this task aside,.
Meanwhile in Reno, Amara is enjoying a massage when Chuck turns up, saying he wants to check on her, since they are family, but Amara is skeptical about his sudden visit.
Rowena hands a list to Dean with all ingredients she needs for her crystal. Dean goes back into the high school office where Castiel wants to talk to Dean, telling him he's still sorry for everything. Dean admits that he's not only angry about his lack of honesty about Jack, but about the whole situation - being played by Chuck his whole life. He thinks that none of their choices and nothing about their existence was truly real. Castiel disagrees saying one thing is real – they are.
Dean goes on patrol with Ketch and explains that they are up against Chuck. Since his existence was more theoretical to the British Men of Letters. Ketch says there is no weapon against him so far. Dean receives a message that two hunters haven't checked in and are now missing. They look for them in an old factory but are attacked by another ghost until Kevin Tran saves them. Dean is shocked he was in Hell, but Kevin says that he was sent there by Chuck – which did give him a “bad boy” reputation, making demons fear and respect him. Kevin says he can also feel the warding fading.
Chuck keeps talking about teaming up together again to an annoyed Amara, and leaving the planet and creating a new one. Amara realizes that something's wrong with him, that he is scared and not at full power. He's depending on her support to get away, which amuses her.
In the morning, Sam and Dean are walking the quarantine area again, talking about Kevin's support. They know it might be dangerous for him teaming up with them. To their annoyance, Belphegor sneaks up. Sam and Dean want him to do the warding spell again to gain more time, but he says that this is impossible. When hearing about Kevin and the Winchesters plan to send his soul back to heaven, the demon explains that no soul from hell can be send to heaven. When the brothers mention John Winchester and Bobby Singer, Belehpgor says they were exceptions that Chuck made.
In Reno, Chuck is alone in the room, checking his shoulder in a mirror, carefully touches his wound which is still painful. In the same moment, Sam feels a sharp pain in his shoulder, but tells a worried Dean he's okay.
Meanwhile the ghosts got together again. They feel that the warding becomes weaker. Francis wants them to find the weakest spot and break through it with combined power. One ghost reminds them that the hunters are knowing the situation as well, working on a plan to stop them. Kevin appears, but since everyone knows about his connection with the Winchesters now, they don't fear him anymore.
Rowena works on her crystal, while flirting with Ketch, who helps her with some science, speeding up her progress. They keep flirting until her phone rings. Dean urges her to finish her soul catching crystal.
Rowena ison her way to Sam and Dean when she encounters Francis. She knows him because she has met him before, back in England. He wants her to deliver a message to the Winchesters. They have Kevin and want to talk to them. Ketch appears and threatens him with his gun. Rowena runs away but Ketch is knocked out by the ghost. When she arrives, she tells them about Kevin and that she's not sure if her crystal works.
Sam and Dean meet with the ghosts in a house. Francis wants them to take down the warding or he devours Kevin. Rowena and Castiel enter from the other side and she catches a few spirits with her crystal while others escape.
Outside of the warding and at its weakest spot, Sam, Dean, Belphegor, Castiel, Rowena and Kevin watch the ghosts attempting to escape. The demon says that there are about a hundred spirits already and that more are coming. Ketch joins them. Rowena proceeds with her crystal, catching a large number of souls but she gets knocked out by Ketch, who is possessed by Francis. He wants to use the crystal with all the souls to destroy the warding, but is shot by Dean. Rowena takes the crystal again and catches the remaining ghosts.
Since, for unknown reasons, Castiel can't heal Ketch, he is picked up by an ambulance. After everyone is gone, Belphegor opens the warding so Kevin can get away, rather going crazy on earth than being tortured in hell.
In Reno, Amara leaves Chuck, having no interest in spending time with him. She knows he's weak, so she abandons him, like he did back in the past, when he locked her away.
In Harlan, the spirits keep escaping from hell. Sam, Dean, Belphegor, Castiel and Rowena still have no plan on how to stop them.
- Sam Winchester
- Dean Winchester
- Chuck Shurley / God
- Kevin Tran
- Amara / The Darkness
- Arthur Ketch
- Francis Tumblety
- British Men of Letters
- Costumes & Disguises
- The Equalizer
- Ghost Possession
- Hell Ghosts
- Mark of Cain
- Serial Killers
- Soul Catcher
- Table of Death