15.03 The Rupture
|Episode #||Season 15, Episode 3|
|First aired||October 24, 2019|
|Directed by||Charles Beeson|
|Written by||Robert Berens|
|On IMDB||The Rupture|
|Outline||With Hell Ghosts about to break through the containment spell and invade the world, Rowena proposes a spell that will require a trip to Hell to execute.|
|Monster|| Hell Ghosts|
|Timeline||Immediately after 15.02 Raising Hell|
|Location(s)|| Harlan, Kansas|
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Hunters watch as ghosts hit the magical barrier constructed by Belphegor, like fireworks in the sky. They note the hits are coming faster.
In the graveyard Rowena tells to the Winchesters, Castiel and Belphegor how her spell will strengthen the barrier. She needs a quiet, ghost free place near the epicenter. so they head to the Carver mausoleum where Sam, Dean, and Castiel first took refuge. On their way they pass by the massive hole Chuck created that leads to Hell.
Rowena tries to cast the spell, but she is overcome with the ghosts’ rage and falls down in anguish - exclaiming they’re all going to die. Rowena explains that there are too many ghosts and they are too strong.
Belphegor walks out, and Castiel follows. He goes to the rift and says he has an idea, but that Castiel won’t like it.
Inside, Dean preps for battle, telling Sam he isn’t giving up without a fight. Sam is overwhelmed, but Dean is angry.
Belphegor returns and explains his plan, which involves Lilith’s Crook (actually a horn) which is in Lilith chambers in Hell. It’s a horn that when blown will draw in all the escaped inhabitants of Hell. Rowena then says she can close the rift like healing a wound after the souls are inside. She needs Sam’s help, as he’s close to a seasoned witch. Someone will need to throw the “bomb” into the rift while she and Sam stay protected. Dean volunteers. Belphegor offers to get the crook, and claims he needs protection, looking to Castiel. Dean agrees leaving Castiel feeling like he must go.
Meanwhile, Ketch wakes up in the hospital. They have removed the bullets Dean shot him with when Ketch was ghost possessed. He is about to leave when he is attacked by the demon Ardat. She wants Belphegor, who Ketch was meant to kill for her. When Ketch won’t give him up at any price, in order to protect his friends, Ardat kills him by ripping out his heart. As the spell supplies Rowena needs are brought to the crypt by the hunter Stevie, Ardat texts Dean from Ketch's phone and Dean unwittingly reveals the details of their plan.
Castiel and Belphegor go to enter Hell through the rift, with Belphegor taunting Castiel that the Winchesters don;t care about him. Castiel pushes Belphegor into the hole and jumps in after. In Hell, they find Lilith’s chamber, which is being ransacked by a demon that Castiel dispatches. Belphegor explains that the horn is safe inside a box with Enochian warding. Castiel realises this is why Belphegor wanted him to come - to read the Enochian. Castiel recites the words, but nothing happens. Belphegor points out that maybe it need to be sung, so Castiel sings the Enochian and the box open.
Just as Castiel is handing over the horn, Ardat attacks. She reveals that Belphegor wants to rule Hell before Belphegor kills her. Turns out, Belphegor will use the horn to suck in the souls and demons giving him godlike power. He pushes Castiel away and sounds the horn. The souls start getting sucked in. Dean takes up position. Sam is worried. But Rowena gets him back to preparing. Noticing, Sam and Rowena say the spell. The bomb glows, and Dean throws it in. The rift starts to close.
In Hell, Castiel overcomes the horn’s wind to stop Belphegor, which also stops the souls returning. Belphegor pretends to be Jack to stop Castiel, but Castiel calls him a liar and smites him destroying the horn in the process.
Dean notices something is wrong. As do Sam and Rowena. But she is determined. She pulls out her last resurrection sachet. And tells Sam there is a spell that will work, holding all the souls. The problem is, she had to die, and he has to kill her.
He fights against her, but when she ask if he’ll let the world and his brother die for her, he knows the answer. No. He stabs her as he hugs her.
Castiel emerges from Hell. When Dean asks what went wrong, Castiel tells him that he killed Belphegor and the horn is destroyed. Dean is incredulous when, suddenly, they notice the ghosts being drawn into Rowena as she walks to the rift with a somber Sam behind her.
With a last farewell, she jumps into the rift. It closes behind her.
Later in the Bunker, Dean checks in on a crying Sam. And gives him updates on the town… and the death of Ketch. He reassures Sam that he had no choice about Rowena. Sam knows.
In the library, Dean is getting a drink when Castiel comes to ask about Sam. When he says he is sorry about Rowena, they fight over what happened. Castiel realizes that Dean still blames him for Dean’s mother’s death. Feeling unnecessary, Castiel leaves.
- Angel Blade
- Book of the Damned
- Hell Ghosts
- Hex Bag
- Ketch's Weapons Arsenal
- Lilith's Chamber
- Lilith's Crook
- Men of Letters Bunker
- Resurrection Charm
- The Rupture
- Table of Death