We Happy Few is the 22nd episode of Season 11. It aired on May 18th, 2016.
|There was something about being there... It felt pure.|
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DO NOT CHANGE!
At the Men of Letters Bunker, Lucifer is acting like a sullen child, angry with his father, wanting an apology for being given the Mark of Cain and then cast out. Sam and Dean try to intercede and get them to reach some kind of reconciliation so they can move forwards against Amara. They orchestrate a Dr. Phil-type intervention to get them to speak. After some bickering, God tells Lucifer that he was his favorite and that he gave him the Mark because he thought he was strong enough to handle it. When he realized he was wrong, he hated himself and so he punished Lucifer. Then he sincerely apologizes. Chuck and Lucifer agree to work together to capture Amara and put her back in her cage—she can't be killed because that would cause an imbalance between Darkness and Light. Without the other archangels, though, they still don't have the power that was needed originally to box Amara. Unfortunately, they don't have the time for Chuck to rebuild the archangels as it's a much larger task than restoring rank and file Angels like Castiel. Chuck asks for alternatives. Dean suggests Crowley, Lucifer suggest angels, and Sam suggests Rowena.
They each go to meet with their suggested allies to convince them to join the fight. All are resistant at first, thinking the plan is weak, but eventually agree to join, perhaps with some intervention from Chuck. Once all the support is in place Sam, Chuck, and Lucifer agree that the plan is to use the angels, demons, and witches to weaken Amara and then Chuck will finish her off by removing the Mark and putting her in the cage. Dean is adamant that they should kill Amara and head off any chance of her getting back out. Lucifer steps in and says that Dean wants God to kill her to make up for his failure to do so earlier. Dean counters that he tried to kill her once but it didn't work; Chuck suggests "maybe it didn't work because you didn't want it to." Meanwhile, Amara is beating Donatello to get information on Chuck. He won't give in, so she consumes his soul and finds out that Chuck is in Kansas. Amara arrives at the Bunker, burning the warding sigilsaway so that she can enter.
In an old power plant Sam, Dean, Chuck, Lucifer, Crowley and Rowena are discussing the plan. They talk about which group should go first, each trying to push off to the others. Then it is revealed that Chuck will take the Mark away from Amara and give it to Sam. Naturally Dean balks, but Sam puts him off as Dean has already admitted that he can't hurt Amara. When Dean asks what they'll do when the Mark takes over, Sam tells him to lock him up and throw away the key.
While Amara is still in the bunker, going through things in Dean's room, Rowena gets inside her head and tells her that she is with God and she will show her where He is. Amara comes, telling Rowena that she knows it is a trap but she just wants a one-on-one with her brother. Amara comes to the power plant and Rowena uses the power of five witches to attack her. Amara stumbles, but is not taken down. Rowena is thrown to the ground and the other witches have their faces burned out. Next the demons arrive, surrounding her in a force of black smoke. Crowley "smokes out" of his meatsuit and adds a crippling blow. Amara is hurt, but gets back up. As she approaches Chuck, Lucifer stabs her in the back with a spear. She is on the ground as Chuck apologizes to her. Amara asks what she did to deserve being put away for so long. Chuck says that the world needed to be born and she wouldn't let it. Amara counters that she was banished because Chuck couldn't stand being equals with her, that he wants to stand above everything else. Chuck agrees but says that there is value in creation. That it didn't come from his hands, that it was just there, needing to be born. Amara concedes that Chuck has won and asks him to kill her. When the Mark starts to burn off of her and onto Sam and she realizes that she is not to be killed, but put back in a cage, Amara fights back. She burns Lucifer out of Castiel's body, leaving Cass slumped, unconscious, against a post. She seizes Chuck and suspends him in air. She hits him with black tendrils of smoke that create large holes in his body. He is enveloped in white light and falls to the ground, unmoving. Amara tells them that he is not dead and that he won't be until he sees his whole creation burning in ruin.
- Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester
- Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester
- Misha Collins as Lucifer and Castiel
- Mark Sheppard as Crowley
- Rob Benedict as God
- Ruth Connell as Rowena MacLeod
- Lee Shorten as Demon Minion
- Mackenzie Murdock as Bearded Demon
Featured Supernatural BeingsEdit
- Archangels (Lucifer; Michael, Raphael and Gabriel, mentioned only)
- Crossroad Demon (Crowley)
- Curse (Mark of Cain)
- Demons (Demon Minion, Bearded Demon)
- Primordial Entities (The Darkness and God)
- Seraph (Castiel)
- Witches (Rowena MacLeod, Clea, Clea's Friends)
- For the first time, Lucifer is fighting alongside the Winchesters. Also, this is the first time Lucifer fights alongside his father since the imprisonment of the Darkness, billions of years ago.
- Castiel makes another return in this episode. He was last seen in Hell's Angel, along with Rowena and Crowley.
- This episode features the first time demons and angels band together against a common foe, with the help of witches.
- Rowena calls Lucifer a 'man' in this episode when she states that he is not the first man to try to kill her. This is a reference to The Devil in the Details, where Rowena previously held the belief that Lucifer was more than a man and was "perfection". This shows how her admiration of Lucifer has shattered.
- Lucifer calls Castiel 'Jiminy Cricket' in this episode. Dean made a similar comment towards Sam in the Season 6 episode Clap Your Hands If You Believe.
- God reveals he can't resurrect archangels on the fly, as they're "the stuff of primordial creations", and says it would take some time to rebuild them.
- The room Lucifer locks himself in after becoming angry at God is Room 21, which is Sam's room.
- While cooking pancakes and talking to the Winchesters, Chuck drinks from a mug labelled "World's greatest DAD."
- When Amara pulled Lucifer from Castiel's vessel, Mark Pellegrino's face briefly appeared.
- Crowley said "..make Hell great again", which is a reference to Donald Trump's campaign slogan "Make America great again".
- Lee Shorten revealed that when his character told Crowley the demons wanted to see the monkey dance, Mark Sheppard did just that, causing Lee to lose his composure.
- The CW's official summary for this episode mistakenly does not cite actress Ruth Connell as a guest star.
- "Day of the Eagle" by Robin Trower
[loud music playing]
- Sam: Lucifer! You know at some point in time you're gonna have to come out and talk to... G-God.
- Dean: This is like the worst episode of Full House ever.
- Lucifer: [yelling through the door] If Dad has something to say to me, I'll hear it from him. Until then I'll be in my room.
[music turns back on]
- Dean: That's not your room.
- Sam: It's my room.
- God: I can't give him what he wants.
- Dean: What's that?
- God: What everybody wants. My sister, the angels, you humans... an apology. A big wet, 'I'm sorry'.
- Dean: Well then, give it to him! It's not like he's asking for a weapon, or for Hell, or for Heaven - he's asking for words!
- God: I can't say I'm sorry if I'm not.
- Lucifer: When the Mark did what the Mark inevitably does... you threw me away!
- God: No son, you always cast... a jaundice glance towards humanity. The Mark didn't change you. It just made you more of what you already were.
- Lucifer: It doesn't matter. I was your son!
- God: Why should I put you first, above all others?
- Lucifer: [to Sam and Dean] Do you know what it's like to argue with your father, when your father is God? It's always 'it had to be done'.
- Dean: I'm pretty sure that's all fathers.
- God: I know all about your plot to replace me with the angels; so tell me new God, what would you have done about you?!
- Lucifer: [shouting] That is not the point!
- Sam: Uh, Chuck? Lucifer's right. He just wants an apology, and you're too concerned with being right to... to give him one.
- Dean: Yeah, and apologies aren't always about being right - sometimes they're just about apologising. I mean, I lie and tell Sam I'm sorry all the time.
[Sam glares at Dean]
- Dean: Sorry. See, that's-
- God: OK, enough from the peanut gallery. [He apports Sam and Dean elsewhere] What would you have done?
- Lucifer: It doesn't matter. You were my father, and you forsook me.
- God: ...I did. [Lucifer looks surprised] I was supposed to love all of creation equally. I wasn't supposed to have any favourites... but you were mine. I gave you the Mark because I loved you the most. I thought you were strong enough to bear it. And when I saw that I was wrong, and that I had let my choice... devour my most... cherished son, I hated myself. And so I punished you, and I'm so sorry.