|Dates||May 18, 2017 (born)|
|Location||Men of Letters Bunker|
|Episode(s)|| 12.23 All Along the Watchtower|
13.01 Lost and Found
13.02 The Rising Son
Jack Kline is the Nephilim son of Kelly Kline and Lucifer. He was conceived when Lucifer inhabited the body of President Jefferson Rooney, with whom Kelly was having a relationship. Angels believe that Nephilim are abominations that can destroy worlds; as Jack is the son of Lucifer, it is believed he will also be a force of great evil. However, after the Nephilim, while in utero, gives Castiel a glimpse of the future, Castiel believes Jack will bring peace and paradise to Earth.
The offspring of a human and an archangel, Jack Kline is believed to be more powerful than the average Nephilim, as the amount of cosmic energy that went into his conception was powerful enough to be felt by all the angels in Heaven and Earth and the cosmic shock wave was even detected by the British Men of Letters. Castiel stated that he cannot imagine the power resonating within him, according to the lore, it is said that as a Nephilim grows into its power, it will become more powerful than the angel that sired it. Unlike run-of-the-mill Nephilim who have silver eyes, Jack has gold irises with white sclerae and visible pupils.
Jack reveals to Sam that through his connection with his mother, he was able to learn the English language and that life would be dangerous for him. With this knowledge, Jack made the choice to expedite his growth upon birth into young adulthood. He also says that he chooses Castiel as his father, rather than Lucifer, because of his mother's promise that Castiel can keep him safe.
Powers and abilities
- Revitalization - When Kelly tried to kill herself, Jack was able to revive her.
- Power transference - While in utero, Jack was able to temporarily lend Castiel his power to kill Dagon.
- Precognition - Jack appears to have the ability to see the future.
- Mental projection - He can send images to others, including his visions.
- Interdimensional instability - His golden grace can cause tears in the fabric of the universe, leading to alternate universes.
- Celestial energy - Can send out a shock wave of celestial energy when provoked.
- Can hear angel radio.
- Impervious to angel blades.
- Can open Hell Gates.
Castiel senses a massive surge of celestial energy and discovers that a Nephilim has come into being. Sam, Dean, and Castiel realize that the Nephilim is the spawn of Lucifer. After abducting Kelly, they explain that Kelly is carrying Lucifer's child. At first, she doesn't believe them, but after she places her hand on a Bible, it bursts into flames. When Castiel takes Kelly to a diner after they exorcise Lucifer from President Jefferson Rooney, Kelly tricks Castiel into believing that she is going to the bathroom and escapes. She later calls Castiel and tells him that she can't get rid of her baby, stating that she is its mother and it's her child before hanging up.
Crowley tells Lucifer that Sam and Dean have taken care of Kelly's baby, but Lucifer reveals that he is able to sense its heart and power, confirming that it's still alive. Elsewhere, Kelly is confronted by two angels, but she is saved by Dagon, who confirms that Kelly's baby is going to be a boy when it is born. She states that nothing is born evil and tells Kelly that she doesn't have to run anymore and that her child could bring salvation to the world. Kelly agrees to let Dagon protect her and her baby until it is born.
Kelly, after experiencing some pain, demands that Dagon takes her to a doctor. He performs an ultrasound of the baby; he notices something unusual, but Dagon telepathically instructs the doctor to tell her that "everything looks a-okay." After Dean takes Kelly and tries to convince her that she can't have the baby, she tells them that she loves the child and refuses to get rid of it. When Dagon appears to take her away, she willingly goes with her. Later, Dagon chains Kelly to a bed and tells her that she cannot be trusted. Kelly tries to explain that she was worried about the baby, but Dagon bluntly tells Kelly that the baby will be just fine and that birthing a Nephilim is always fatal for the mother.
After spending a few days refusing to eat, drink, or bathe, Dagon forces Kelly to take her pills and tells her that her son will be born and bring an end to all no matter what happens to her, and that she should take a bath. Kelly, realizing what Dagon said may happen, attempts to kill herself, despite her love for her child. After she dies, the Nephilim revives her. Dagon eventually discovers what happened and tries to explain the baby saving her as an act to save himself and reminds Kelly that she will die when he is born. After this, Kelly is influenced by the powers of the Nephilim and believes that her son is not evil and will bring paradise to the world. After Joshua tracks a disturbance caused when the Nephilim revived Kelly, Castiel, Kelvin, and Hozai are able to track Dagon down. After Hozai is killed and Kelvin is captured, Castiel escapes with Kelly.
After exhausting the information they have on Nephilim, Sam is able to determine that it will be born on May 18. He realizes that since Nephilim are merely human souls infused with angelic grace, removing the grace could render the Nephilim human so that Kelly and her baby wouldn't have to die.
After communicating with Joshua, Castiel tries to bring Kelly to Heaven's Gate. Kelly tries to convince Castiel to let her baby be born, believing that it could lift the world to its feet rather than bring it to its knees. She explains how she tried to kill herself and how the baby was able to bring her back, but Castiel explains that her revival was not proof of goodness and he asks who will keep the baby on the righteous path when she is gone. Kelly asks him if he wants to feel the baby kick, but when Castiel puts his hand on her belly, he experiences a vision introduced by the Nephilim.
Sam and Dean are able to catch up to them and explain that they have a plan to render the baby human by removing its grace, but Kelly refuses to let them do it since she wants her baby to be born with all its powers. While waiting in the Impala for Sam and Dean, Kelly takes the keys and drives away from the motel, believing that Castiel will be able to take care of her baby when she is gone.
After arriving at the playground, Joshua is swiftly killed by Dagon. As she is about to kill Castiel, Kelly takes hold of his hand; through this connection the Nephilim transfers its power to Castiel temporarily and allows him to incinerate Dagon, killing her. Castiel, influenced by the Nephilim's power, decides to leave with Kelly to allow her child to be born. When Sam and Dean try to stop them, Cas knocks them out and they drive away in his truck. When Kelly asks what Castiel saw, he tells her the Nephilim showed him the future.
Dean talks to Sam about how the Nephilim was able to mess with Castiel's mind, despite not being born yet.
Castiel and Kelly prepare for the Nephilim to be born by renting a house in North Cove, Washington, purchasing a truckload of diapers, and preparing its room. Kelly even gives him a name: Jack. She makes a video for Jack to watch after she dies, telling him how much she loves him. When she feels a contraction, she unknowingly releases a bit of the Nephilim's energy, which makes a rift to an Alternate Universe.
While Sam, Dean, Castiel, and Crowley deal with Lucifer, Kelly finally gives birth to Jack in an explosion of light that renders Mary unconscious. When Sam notices the light coming from the home, he goes to check on Kelly, only to find her lying dead in her bed. Hearing a noise, Sam goes to investigate. He sees footprints scorched into the floor leading to Jack's nursery, where he finds an already adult-looking Jack huddled in the corner, smiling as his eyes glow gold.
Sam tries and talk to Jack, who asks if he is his father. Sam tells Jack he is not his father, and is still attempting to speak with Jack when Dean arrives and shoots at Jack, narrowly missing him. Jack becomes angry and in self defense begins screaming, causing a pulse of energy to emanate from his body that blows out all the windows in the house and freezes Sam and Dean in the air before jettisoning them back into the wall, knocking them unconscious. Jack leaves the house and wanders the woods until he comes across a Pirate Pete's Jolly Treats, and asks at the drive-thru for his father. Seeing that he is naked and confused, an employee, Clark Barker, calls his mother, Sheriff Christine Barker, to deal with the situation. Sheriff Barker arrives to find Jack still standing in the parking lot. Seeing the sheriff's gun, Jack initially takes a defensive stance until Sheriff Barker assures him she only wants to help him.
At the Sheriff's Department, a now fully clothed Jack begins absorbing his new surroundings while Sheriff Barker tries to get information out of him. Jack is only able to tell her that his mother is in Heaven and that he is looking for his father. Jack is then fingerprinted, and sits with Clark who asks what Jack is on. Jack tells him he isn't stoned, but that he is hungry. Clark takes Jack to the break room, where Jack tests out a new power that allows him to get free food from the vending machines; he becomes a big fan of nougat. Soon after showing this ability to Sheriff Barker, Jack begins picking up angel radio, which causes him great discomfort. When Sheriff Barker tries to stop him from leaving, Jack loses control and sends her flying into the vending machines. As he tries to leave the station, he comes face to face with Dean, but before Jack can do anything Sam hits him with a stun gun, rendering Jack unconscious.
Sam and Jack are placed in a holding cell, while Dean explains the situation to the sheriff. When Jack comes to, Sam apologizes to Jack and explains he didn't want to hurt him. Jack tells Sam he was scared of the voices he was hearing, which caused him to lose control. Jack tells Sam that he doesn't know if he can open another rift, and that he needs to find his father, who will protect him. When Sam tells him Lucifer doesn't do that, Jack corrects him and tells him that Castiel is his father, because his mother told him that Castiel would keep him safe. He also explains that through his mother, he knew the world was dangerous and chose to mature into adulthood immediately after his birth to protect himself.
A trio of angels lead by Miriam arrive at the station; two of the angels are able to locate Jack in the holding cell area. When they try to take him, a fight ensues, ending with Sam banishing them. The action of the sigil causes Jack momentary discomfort. Miriam enters the holding cell area, but is flanked by Sam and Dean. Feigning that she is giving up, she tells Sam that if the angels can't have him, no one will and drives her angel blade into Jack's heart. After Sam kills her in retaliation, Jack drops to his knees and pulls the blade from his chest. To Sam and Dean's shock, he is fine.