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, 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 quickly dispatches. Belphegor explains that the horn is safe inside a box with Enochian warding. Castiel realizes that 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 opens.
Just as Castiel is handing over the horn, Ardat appears and attacks. She reveals that Belphegor has been playing a long game and wants to rule Hell. Belphegor kills her. He reveals to Castiel that he plans to use the horn to draw all the souls into himself, giving him godlike power. He pushes Castiel away and sounds the horn and the souls start rushing back through the rift and getting sucked in.
Meanwhile Dean has taken up position near the rift, with the hex bag that will help close it. Rowena has prepared the ingredients, and together she and Sam say the spell. The hex bag Dean holds starts to glow and Dean throws it into the rift. It starts to close.
In Hell, Castiel overcomes the horn’s power to stop Belphegor, which also stops the souls returning. Belphegor pretends to be Jack for a moment to stop Castiel, but Castiel calls him a liar and smites him destroying the horn in the process.
Topside, Rowena notices something is wrong and that the spell has not worked. She states that she has one last spell she can use, as she pulls out her last resurrection charm from her shoulder. Rowena tells Sam there is a spell that will work, and contain all the souls. Death is an Infinite Vessel: a spell which requires only two ingredients - the blood coursing through her veins and her last breath. This will draw all the souls into her body where they will be trapped until, over time they will slowly be released. However Rowena says she cannot kill herself - she still values her own life too much. She explains that Sam, as was written in Death's notebooks, must be the one to kill her. Sam protests and refuses, but when Rowena asks if he’ll let the world, and Dean, die instead, he knows the answer. Sam draws Rowena to him, stabbing her in the process.
Castiel emerges from the rift. 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 and it closes behind her.
Later in the Bunker, Dean checks in on a a grief-stricken Sam. He tells him the townsfolk of Harlan are okay, and that Ketch was found killed, probably by a demon. He reassures Sam that he had no choice about Rowena.
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 Mary's death. He confronts Dean about his anger, and says Dean doesn't care about him anymore. With Jack dead, and Chuck gone, and the brothers having each other for support, Castiel says he feels it is time for him to move on and he 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