The Rising Son is the 2nd episode of Season 13. It aired on October 19, 2017.


Dean Purgatory Blade.png There was something about being there... It felt pure.

This episode summary is an official CW press release. It may contain errors.

Sam and Dean begin to explore what Jack is capable of doing with his powers. An unexpected visit from Donatello (guest star Keith Szarabajka) alerts the boys to the fact that Jack will need more protection than the Winchesters can provide. There is a new Prince of Hell in town, Asmodeus (guest star Jeffrey Vincent Parise), and with Lucifer out of the picture, he sets his sights set on Jack.




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  • The episode was watched by 1.90 million viewers and got a 0.7 rating. This is the show's highest second episode rating since Reichenbach in Season 10.
  • This episode marks the first time Lucifer (as portrayed by Mark Pellegrino) has appeared in more than two consecutive episodes.
  • This is the first episode since Swan Song to feature two archangels in one episode.
  • As of this episode, Jack is the fifth known character to get the anti-possession tattoo with Sam and Dean Winchester, Kevin and Linda Tran being the first four.
  • This is the second episode to feature an alternate Archangel, with The End (Season 5) being the first one.
  • The CW's official summary for the episode grammatically incorrectly states "he sets his sights set on Jack". It also misspells actor Keith Szarabajka as Keith Szarbajka.
  • The episode's title bears similarity with the Supernatural comic Supernatural: Rising Son.
  • It was revealed that the alternate reality Lucifer is dead, having been killed in battle by the alternate reality Michael.
  • Dean was shown throwing an angel blade exactly the same way Castiel did in the Season 6 episode "The Third Man".
  • Jack is shown reading from the Bible. His mother Kelly once set fire to a Bible because she was pregnant with Jack. It is unclear why Jack does not do the same.
  • This is the second time that a character (Asmodeus) has said "Make Hell great again", a reference to the campaign slogan of the current President of the United States, Donald Trump, "Make America Great Again". This phrase is similar to the slogan used by former Republican President, Ronald Reagan, "Let's Make America Great Again". Crowley previously said this in Season 11's penultimate episode, We Happy Few.
  • The way Lucifer killed the hunter is similar to the way he killed Baldur in the Season 5 episode, Hammer of the Gods.
  • So far, this is the only episode where Sam and Dean have met Asmodeus.
  • The Scooby Doo, Where Are You! episode Jack watches in this episode is "That's Snow Ghost". This possibly foreshadows the Supernatural-Scooby Doo crossover event that will air later this season.


You should be dead.
Jack: Maybe I'm not worth all this.
Sam: Your mom thought you were. So did Cass. So do I.
Okay, that's it. I'm done, alright? 'Cause he's not God, he's not Cass, he's not Simba. He's the freaking Devil!
If I'm right... and it comes to killing you... I'll be the one to do it.


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Supernatural 13x02 Promo "The Rising Sun" (HD) Season 13 Episode 2 Promo

Supernatural 13x02 Promo "The Rising Sun" (HD) Season 13 Episode 2 Promo

Supernatural 13x02 Sneak Peek "The Rising Sun" (HD) Season 13 Episode 2 Sneak Peek

Supernatural 13x02 Sneak Peek "The Rising Sun" (HD) Season 13 Episode 2 Sneak Peek