SUPERNATURAL fans (and the Winchesters) believed that Gabriel the archangel (a.k.a. The Trickster) died back in season 5 of the series when he was killed by his brother, Lucifer. But as we learned this season, he’s actually been alive this whole time and has been tortured by the Prince of Hell Asmodeus for a long time.
Fortunately, he managed to escape Asmodeus (who was slowly siphoning off his grace to power himself up) thanks to some help from Ketch. But Gabriel’s mind is seemingly broken right now and Sam isn’t sure whether they can heal him enough so that he can be of help to them. In tonight’s episode, we’ll see that Cas has returned from the bunker and will likely be shocked to learn that Gabriel is alive. He’s even more shocked to see how far the once might archangel has fallen. Gabriel is spending his time hiding in one of the bedrooms, curled into a ball and doesn’t seem to recognize either Sam or Castiel. Sam is trying to get through to him, reminding him of the help that Gabriel had given them during the Apocalypse, but whether he can actually get through to the angel is anyone’s guess.
Meanwhile, Dean and Ketch will have arrived in the alternate universe, but will they manage to find Mary and Jack and return back to their own world before the breach closes in 24 hours? We’ll have to wait and see.
SUPERNATURAL airs tonight (April 12) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.