Supernatural: Is Jack Inherently Evil?

Season 13 of Supernatural returned right where Season 12 left off -- Sam (Jared Padalecki) cautiously approaching the newborn nephilim, who somehow came out a fully grown man.

Sam had the right idea, talking calmly to the kid and figuring out just what is going on, while Dean (Jensen Ackles) decided to charge in guns blazing. As you might expect, that didn't work out great for him. Whatever Jack's (Alexander Calvert) nephilim powers are, they're unlike anything we've seen before. He seems simultaneously all powerful and powerless. He has enough magic inside him to tear a hole in the known universe, but he doesn't seem in control of it at all.

He also had to deal with the confusing prospect of being a young man physically who's only a few hours old in reality. He may have learned English and the basics of being human from his mother while in utero, but he's still pretty lost.

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Supernatural seems to be setting up a huge nature-versus-nurture conversation where Jack is concerned. He's the son of Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino), which is a pretty huge clue that he's going to be evil if you argue a person's nature rules their behavior. Dean certainly does. On the other hand, Sam clearly believes Jack is just a lost and confused kid, and if raised with the right beliefs and morals, he could grow up to be a compassionate and harmless person. That's also what Castiel (Misha Collins) believed since he was planning to raise the kid right before his untimely demise.

Regardless of who is right or wrong in this nature-versus-nurture debate, one thing can't be ignored: Jack is dangerous to everyone around him. If he's not lashing out uncontrollably, he's a walking beacon for angel violence. Not to mention, he's eventually going to have Lucifer on his tail if his dad ever gets out of whatever apocalyptic dimension he's in. It's pretty much a given that people around him are going to die.

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After realizing this, Dean and Sam make the mature decision to settle their squabble later and take the kid back to the bunker to avoid even more collateral damage.

Eventually though, these guys are going to need a tie-breaker on the Jack situation, and we can only hope that Castiel gets resurrected soon enough to be that third vote. Chuck (Robert Patrick Benedict) may not have answered Dean's pleas to bring Cas back, but we all know he'll return to the land of the living eventually.

Supernatural airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW.

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Oct 13, 2017
Anyone else wondering why did Dean bother to pray to Chuck and not Amara?
She was the one who brought Marry back in the first place.
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Oct 14, 2017
Nope! I'd prefer to see Chuck again not Amara.
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Oct 13, 2017
Dean praying to Chuck was quite touching. Asking for Crowley to come back too was a great tribute. I'm missing their bromance already.

Really thought Jack was going to resurrect Castiel. If he does come back looks like he'll have a new meat suit.
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Oct 14, 2017
It was not a request, but a demand, and in a rather hysterical mood. And All these sufferings according to Kas seem to be some kind of deed, deliberate. The character has long outlived himself. Personally, I would prefer never to see Castiel again in the show. But Castiel's fans will not give such a joy and a wonderful move.
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Oct 13, 2017
Umm... Unless Misha Collins left the show... I doubt it. Castiel will be back in the exact meat he always had.

I mean heck, they said in the previous season that Lucifer Jr can bend space and time... Plus angels in general can time travel on this show and have done it multiple times. Any notion of Cas not being able to be revived in his previous form is absurd.
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Oct 13, 2017
I hope you're right about Castiel. After Crowley, I need some hope.
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Oct 14, 2017
I'm assuming the same for Crowly. The characters are too much of fan favorites to die like that. So again, unless the actor asked to leave, I doubt they are killing him.
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Oct 15, 2017
Again, you need to take these things in a grain of salt. We don't have a shortage of people who lied in tweets just to avoid "spoilers".

Heck, even Paul Wesley gave a "goodbye" tweet after an episode with his character being killed was aired - he was resurrected the next episode... (and it wasn't even a season finale)

Sure, it's possible Sheppard left, or was let go. I'm just saying I'm waiting for the fat woman to sing first.
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Oct 14, 2017
I think Mark Sheppard confirmed shortly after the last season ended, in a tweet, that he wasn't coming back. Misha Collins I wasn't sure about.
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Oct 13, 2017
Asking for Crowley to come back is great tribute? It was awful. Crowley killed Sara and many other people. He released Lucifer again. Dean is not Winchester anymore. He is not Dean from first season. Jack was nice but all this sorrows about Cas was funny as hell. Cas is useless. He is empty place in show trying to be big place.
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Oct 13, 2017
I liked the character and hence why I thought it was a great tribute. Even though Dean and Crowley represented different sides they did work together and it's that onscreen chemistry which I miss. Some of their scenes were very funny.

I agree that Dean is not the same character he was in season 1, that's called character development and progress. He would be quite boring if he was the same....well....to me at any rate.
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Oct 13, 2017
Actually Dean was much better during 1 season. He was more adult, more smart. He know exactly what good and what bad. It's not character's development. This is regress of character. I don't see much chemistry between Crowley and Dean. Rather between Crowley and Sam after Church. But Dean is the main character. He needs to have "chemistry" with everyone, though its not. Crowley is cruel nature. He really hurt Sam. Crowley deserved his death. But after mark of Cain Dean is much easy feeling himself among demons. He's not a hunter anymore. That's what i wanted to say.
Sam was great in this episode with nephelim, by the way. But understanding of demons in Dean is not work for Jack.
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