“Supernatural” Season 15: “The Rupture” Is Tearing Up My Heart [LIVE-TWEET TAKEAWAYS]

The CW‘s Supernatural Season 15 is keeping us on edge from the start. SPN Family, it is time to brace ourselves for causalities. Showrunner Andrew Dabb warned that deaths would stick this season. We should have seen it coming since it was prophesied. Yet it still took us by surprise. Perhaps not as much as the heartbreaking final scene.

Supernatural — “The Rupture” — Image Number: SN1504b_0355b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jared Padalecki as Sam, Jensen Ackles as Dean, Ruth Connell as Rowena, Alexander Calvert as Jack and Misha Collins as Castiel — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

As we get ready to head into the midseason finale, here’s a look back at my Twitter thoughts on “The Rupture”:

“Supernatural” Live-Tweet Reactions [MAJOR SPOILERS]

There’s a lot to unpack after this loaded episode! The writers have really thought this through and callbacks are going to recur throughout the final season. Some of them are extra unnerving – especially when prophecies are fulfilled! “The Rupture” proves that lives really are on the line. Deaths will stick and there’s no turning back. And not all deaths are literal.

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Supernatural — “The Rupture” — Image Number: SN1504b_0152b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Misha Collins as Castiel and Ruth Connell as Rowena — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Wicked Game

It’s no shocker that Belthagor (Alexander Calvert) was double-crossing the Winchesters. Demons can’t be trusted. It took years before Crowley (Mark Shepard) became a reliable member of the team. So we’re weary of his plan – particularly when it involves the use of Lilith’s hook. Anything of Lilith’s is automatically bad news.

Considering the epic role she played throughout Seasons 3 and 4, we know her name-drop is leading toward something bigger. But for now, we’re worried about Castiel (Misha Collins) and how he’s getting out of this colossal jam. Then we remember that Cas is still badass.

Much of the Cas-Bel banter has been because of the actors’ fantastic chemistry. Collins and Calvert have even joked about the similarities fans see between the two of them. Their mannerisms and expressions as Cas and Jack have been eerie alike at times. But that changed a bit when Bel took over because the demon is nothing like Jack. There is no boyish glimmer of innocence. Bel is all snark and no sincerity.

I’m shocked that he barbecued Jack’s body! Certainly, there will be some diving loophole restoring Jack’s soul to his former glory with his preferred vessel. They’ve made it work with Crowley and Cas. Still, desecrating the body of someone he deeply cares for shows how devoted he is to the Winchesters and their cause.

Assassin’s Creed

I never succumbed to Ketch’s (David Haydn-Jones) brand of charm. I especially didn’t like him hooking up with Mary Winchester (Samantha Smith). However, he did live by the Men of Letters’ code of ethics and he got the job done – even if his methods were reckless.

Oddly enough, I like Ketch best in his time of dying. He adheres to the unspoken creed between brothers in arms and sacrifices himself for the greater good. A true assassin does not break upon capture and he shows bravery when facing certain death.

So, I may not have loved Ketch, but I his finally act on the show earned my respect. He goes down as a good dude in my book.

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Supernatural — “The Rupture” — Image Number: SN1504a_0088b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jared Padalecki as Sam and Ruth Connell as Rowena — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Death Becomes Her

To be honest, I forgot the prophecy that Sam (Jared Padalecki) would kill Rowena (Ruth Connell). Her farewell speech took me a bit by surprise. She doesn’t say that she’s willing to die for the boys or a greater cause. Rowena tells Sam to kill her because they tried the other magical options and it all led up to this destined moment. She doesn’t believe in anything, but she does believe in prophecy.

That’s messed-up and it is the total opposite of what Team Free Will stands for. They are all about forging their own fate, challenging Chuck (Rob Benedict), and saving the world because its the right thing to do.

Sam made it more emotional, while she remained pragmatic and brave. By the end of it, Rowena practically has to get Sam’s hand on the dagger so that it more prophecy fulfillment and less suicidal.

Its all so sad and upsetting. But the plan works. Despite the casualties, the Winchesters technically win this battle.

The Break-Up

Of everything that happens, the final scene is the one that pushes me over. Dean (Jensen Ackles) is unfair to Cas – everything is not his fault. He’s not just holding a grudge, he’s cut Castiel out. Dean meant what he said and it is crushing Castiel’s spirit. If he’s not considered part of the team, then what’s the point in staying. His presence only causes Dean grief. With Jack gone, Sam mourning, and Dean beefing – their Three Amigos turned Three Men and a Nephalem shtick no longer applies.

What hurts the most is that the three of them became brothers. As Bobby (Jim Beaver) says, “Family don’t end with blood.” Now Dean pushed Castiel to the point of leaving. Sam and Dean still have each other, but I hate that Castiel is all alone. Even on playback, this sequence is brutal. I hope this break-up doesn’t last for long. My heart can’t take it.

About Tiffany Tchobanian

I'm a Bay Area-based freelance journalist with an insatiable passion for TV, film, and pop-culture. When I'm not watching TV, I'm talking about it...

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