#TT: The development of Jack throughout Supernatural Season 14

Supernatural -- "Moriah" -- Image Number: SN1420b_0111r.jpg -- Pictured: Alexander Calvert as Jack -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Supernatural -- "Moriah" -- Image Number: SN1420b_0111r.jpg -- Pictured: Alexander Calvert as Jack -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /

Jack was only introduced to us in Supernatural Season 12. Since then, he’s become a fan-favorite. It’s time to look at his development over the course of the Supernatural Season 14.

When Jack was first introduced in the Supernatural Season 12 finale, we didn’t know what to expect. By the 13th season premiere, we immediately fell in love with him. While he certainly had a huge development in his first full season, it’s been Supernatural Season 14 where we’ve seen a bigger transformation. It’s time to look back before heading into the season finale.

Jack started off the 14th season powerless. After Lucifer had taken his grace and died with that grace, Jack was human and he wasn’t taking it well. However, we loved him even more. This was a boy who just wanted to do the right thing. He wanted to help people, with powers or without.

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This had been a character trait we’d seen throughout Season 13. He made it clear that he wanted to be good, that the human side of him would win out where possible.

Yet, without his grace, his body couldn’t remain in balance. Our poor Jack was dying. The Winchesters and Castiel wouldn’t let that happen and looked for anything that would help save him.

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From powerless to soulless

The Winchesters managed to find a way to save Jack. That was great, but it meant tying his soul to the magic that would keep him alive. We all knew what that eventually meant.

Throughout the course of Supernatural Season 14, we watched Jack transform from a powerless human to a soulless nephilim. It was the biggest transformation we’d seen. He went from human to devil in a matter of 17 episodes or so, and it’s left us with many questions. Would Jack be able to think like a Winchester without his soul? Whether he has a glimmer of it or not, he’s acting on very little to no soul and is making some questionable choices.

And yet, while this transformation happened, we haven’t quite lost the Jack we knew. When he accidentally injured Stacy, he was regretful. He quickly healed her after getting over the initial shock.

Later, when he accidentally killed Mary, he was full of remorse. He even looked for a way to bring her back. His actions have never been malicious.

While he acts without a soul, he remains the nougat-loving little boy. He wants to do the right thing. While manipulated by angels, he thought he was doing good by creating angels — from humans who wanted to become angels. The actions against the “heretics” were from one angel’s manipulation.

Is there a way to transform Jack back?

Now all eyes are on what will happen in the Supernatural Season 14 finale. Dean is on a mission to kill him. At least, that’s the way it looks in the promo.

Jack looks up at him with a child-like smile. He knows why Dean is there and understands why Dean is doing what he needs to. Is this the only way to deal with our soulless nephilim?

Probably not. There’s a high chance that something else will happen to bring Jack’s soul back. The title of the episode is “Moriah” after all, which is the name of the mountain range where Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son to God. Is this a test from God, bringing Chuck back to restore Jack’s soul?

There is a glimmer of hope, a chance that Jack can be saved. Hopefully, he’ll be there in the 15th season to deliver more of a transformation to the very end.

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What have you thought of Jack’s transformation throughout Supernatural Season 14? What would you like to see from our nougat-loving nephilim in the future? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Supernatural Season 14, Episode 20 airs Thursday at 8/7c on The CW.