5 best moments from Supernatural Season 15, Episode 2

Supernatural -- "Raising Hell" -- Image Number: SN1503A_0285b.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Misha Collins as Castiel, Jared Padalecki as Sam and Jensen Ackles as Dean -- Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Supernatural -- "Raising Hell" -- Image Number: SN1503A_0285b.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Misha Collins as Castiel, Jared Padalecki as Sam and Jensen Ackles as Dean -- Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /
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Supernatural — “Raising Hell” — Image Number: SN1503A_0100b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jared Padalecki as Sam and Jensen Ackles as Dean — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /

Calling in an old friend and finding others by surprise, The Winchesters continue their supernatural battle to save the world from Hell on Earth.

Before I get into this, you should be aware that this post contains heavy spoilers from “Raising Hell,” the latest episode of Supernatural. If you haven’t seen it yet, you might want to head on over and stream it on The CW app first!

Once you’re ready, you can read on and we’ll talk about some of the best parts of Supernatural’s second episode of Season 15. It’s always a challenge, but I think we’ve got a good lost for you.

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We were waiting to find out the story behind the appearance of Francis Tumblety, and we have those answers now. We even got an apparent wrap to the situation right away. But we’ll see.

And we got a long-awaited dose of Rowena, as well. While she’s been around in the storyline, her appearance was as lovely and useful as we’d hoped. And we haven’t quite seen the last of her yet, either.

In the meantime, let’s take a look at a few things we learned, and a couple of noteworthy scenes from “Raising Hell.”

5. Hi Kevin, bye Kevin

Well, we suspected we’d see Osric Chau in the final season of Supernatural, but we got a little tidbit of new info when he showed up just in time to rescue our pals from some bothersome spirits.

Kevin Tran appeared in the shadows with his Hell voice and said, “Get out. Now!” That sent the attacking ghost blinking away like a naughty puppy and Kevin stepped out, presenting himself.

Kevin explained that although God indicated he was sending him to Heaven, he actually pushed the down button on Kevin’s elevator to the afterlife. This personal smiting gave him some pull in Hell, but alas, he’d been there all that time.

Not only is this a huge bummer to learn, but it’s another confirmation that ol’ Chuck was full of it all along. This made the Winchester boys even more boiling mad at the big guy.

Unfortunately, Kevin had to choose to go back to Hell or wander the doomed Earth without a vessel. According to Belphegor, now that Kevin’s been to Hell, he can’t go to Heaven without God’s personal approval, which isn’t looking likely.

This caused a really down grimace on the faces of Sam and Dean. Is it because they were sad for Kevin, or because they realized they’ve both also been to Hell? Personally, I think it’s some trickery anyway. We’ll see.

Belphegor magically and amazingly dropped the warding enough for Kevin to mosey on out to sadly wander. Bye, Kevin. For now?

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Supernatural — “Raising Hell” — Image Number: SN1503A_0153b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Lane Davies as Francis Tumblety and Osric Chau as Kevin Tran — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /

4. Playing Ketch

Osric wasn’t the only one making a surprise reappearance at precisely the perfect moment. We were all *gasp* to see that the iron flakes that banished ol’ Tumblety came from none other than Arthur Ketch. He showed up just in time with the weapon that he snatched from the British Men of Letters on his way out.

We also saw what looked to be a steamy budding romance between Rowena and Ketch. There was some discussion about how he had previously tortured her but eventually, let her escape. She mentioned that she hadn’t forgotten and things just kept going from there.

From knowing glances to presumptuous undertones of sultry double meanings, the pair were clearly interested in each other more and more by the moment. Sadly, this all came to a screeching halt when Ketch was unfortunately possessed and got rough with her.

Eventually, he got shot and was headed away in an ambulance on the road to recovery once the bad guy was extracted from him. He’s probably going to be OK. The way they looked at each other at that point said that they had a thing going. A very clear “sorry I got possessed and hit you like that” look was met with the “I know you still want my witchy ways” glance. Yay.

I think it’s also worth mentioning that Castiel commented to Dean that he had tried to heal Ketch without success. Dean was the one who shot Ketch with iron bullets while he was possessed by Tumblety, in order to expel the squatter. He said sorry later on, though.

This was also true when Cass tried to heal Sam’s wound from God’s equalizer gun. So maybe it wasn’t the wound as much as it was Cass. Did his attempt with the equalizer wound taint his powers, or is something bigger happening to him? Stay tuned.

One other thing to keep in mind was the initial interaction between Ketch and Belphegor. Ketch was surprised he was helping the Winchesters and said it was awkward to meet him as he had been hired to assassinate him.

He spoke of an attractive female demon who Belphegor knew immediately as Ardat. This was based on how poorly she spoke of him when she asked Ketch’s organization to seek and destroy. Ketch agreed to put that mission on hold since the Winchesters need him “for now,” as Dean added. This certainly lends to my ideas that Belphegor is up to no good.

3. Francis Tumblety

Now here comes the character we’ve been looking to from the previews for some time. Francis Tumblety was identified to the Winchesters by Demon!Jack. He was letting Dean know that these ghosts were a little more dangerous than those they were used to.

For example, he referred to Mr. Tumblety- aka Jack the Ripper. Dean thought that was kind of cool in that Sam/serial killer studying kind of way. That character progressed through the episode and ended up in a sort of position of authority with the other ghosties from Hell. They gathered under his command because he seemed to have a plan.

Some of the ghosts felt like it would be a good idea to hang out while the warding tapered off, as it inevitably would. But Mr. The Ripper suggested that they strike while the iron is hot. He wanted to find the weak point and gather all their energy to blast through now.

Francis was also an old suitor of Rowena from hundreds of years ago. Their reunion was less than cordial though, Rowena referring to him as an “unfaithful dog” as she recounted dumping him centuries ago.

All not to mention that in the long run, he sneakily possessed her recent love interest and caused a big debacle at the weak point of the warding. She seems to have gotten her revenge on him though. with her little gem of destruction.

Tumblety didn’t leave the scene before discrediting Kevin to the others as a friend to the Winchesters. With his credibility gone and after narrowly escaping having his soul burned out by Francis, Kevin had to take off. This Francis guy was a real bummer for everyone.

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2. Rowena’s little toy

We’ve seen Rowena’s soul bomb on Supernatural before, back when she and Billie conspired to destroy Amara. We know that the more souls it holds, the more powerful and destructive it becomes. While they didn’t touch on this during “Raising Hell,” I am wondering about it.

Rowena shows up, at Dean’s request, and makes the soul bomb—not to destroy someone or something, but to imprison the leaked hell ghosts. We saw this work before when she conspired with Billie, gathering up souls from the veil and other places, in order to defeat Amara.

In this case, though, they wanted to use it as a sort of prison. Dean called it the soul catcher this time around. After Ketch showed Rowena some sciencey shortcuts and they had a steamy little moment, she managed to collect a bunch of the rowdy ghosties the team has been battling so far.

Although, this was just before Ketch was actually possessed by our old friend Francis Tumblety. Rowena’s first attempt only nabbed a few at a time, she said, and he had escaped capture. Dean was able to blast Francis out, leaving Ketch with his booboos. They got Tumblety that time around though, uneventfully, I might add.

This leaves me to wonder if we’ve actually seen the last of him or not. It seemed like such a teensy ending to what had been such a big problem. At the end, more and more spirits were coming and Rowena said her little toy wouldn’t be able to handle them. Bummer.

1. Sibling rivalry

What is dark shall come to light, right? Amara has made some changes, for sure. Chuck went to her and she was doing great on her own in Reno. It didn’t take long for us to understand that the dynamic between them was very different than their last appearance together on Supernatural.

All the darkness wanted was to spend a little time with her baby bro and they went on a retreat together, saving the Earth. But it looks like Amara was having some issue letting go of the whole being locked away by Chuck thing. She got her special time with him and realized that he was annoying and she was pretty done with it.

Through their conversation, we learned a few things that are major to the storyline. Amara detected that Chuck needed her, which she thought was highly unusual. She said he was “not complete,” not at full strength, and afraid. We also see that Sam clearly does have a connection to God through that wound.

Nevertheless, she decided she was going to leave him there. She agreed to exist in the same universe but nowhere near him, because he’s basically annoying and immature. When Chuck got nervous that she wasn’t doing what he’d hoped, he got sassy with her. She quickly put him back in his place.

“Even on your best day, you couldn’t force my hand. And this is not your best day,” she told him. She also reminded him that he couldn’t leave this world without her help and oh, also, she was leaving him there. Clearly, she doesn’t know what he’s done but  I’m expecting she is going to find out.

Chuck didn’t mention it to her, and probably because he knows she is going to be mad. She does like her some Dean Winchester, after all. And it looks like she’s got a soft spot for this Earth now, too. Maybe she is going to be the solution to all of our ills. Do you think God will end up in a cage at the end of it all?

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