Within the Supernatural episode “The Entice,” the Winchesters nearly handle to create a spell to lure God; nevertheless, it fails as a result of Sam has misplaced all hope. But, there are nonetheless some questions relating to what, precisely, occurred. It is not too shocking that Dean and Cas’ spell did not work, although. Supernatural‘s ultimate season has been all concerning the boys making an attempt to take down the ultimate large unhealthy — God himself — and having that reach episode 9 would have left them with a really empty second half of the season. It was doable that there might have been extra taking place right here, in fact, resembling if Dean or Cas had been caught in purgatory, had didn’t discover a Leviathan blossom, or if Chuck really killed Sam — any variety of detours might have occurred.
As a substitute, Supernatural went for the marginally extra easy route, and broke followers’ hearts on the similar time. Dean and Cas, after a little bit misadventure, did handle to seek out the Leviathan blossom and create the spell. The outcome was a small orb full of smoke, and from their conversations, it’s clear that if the orb was smashed in entrance of God, he could be locked away, and Cas would take the Mark of Cain — the important thing to that lock. Issues have been made even easier by the truth that Chuck had taken Sam and Eileen hostage, so Dean and Cas have been capable of observe them utilizing Sam’s cellphone, and present up at God’s ft with the spell that might lure him. What might presumably go fallacious?
For as soon as, it wasn’t the spell itself that failed — it was Sam. Cas couldn’t smash the orb, as he could be the one taking the Mark, and Dean was busy grappling with a God-possessed Eileen whereas Sam freed himself. Which left Sam with the orb at his ft whereas Dean shouted at him to smash it — and he refused. Whereas Dean and Cas have been creating the spell, Chuck had been exhibiting Sam a future the place the Winchesters succeeded: one the place everybody they cherished dies, the monsters take over, and the boys themselves are turned. Believing him, Sam lastly loses hope and refuses to finish the spell, main God to scoop up the orb and destroy it. It seems just like the boys are again to sq. one, though the ultimate scene of “The Entice”, between Billie and Jack, suggests that everybody’s favourite Nephilim could be capable to trip in with a solution.
There are nonetheless some questions on this, in fact. For one factor, Cas’s lack of ability to interrupt the orb and take the Mark is not defined in any actual depth — it is merely accepted that that is a part of the spell. This isn’t an enormous downside, as spells on this universe have a tendency to return with some caveats. Nevertheless, an even bigger query is why the spell does not have any impact when Chuck smashes the orb. Presumably, that is being waved away by the truth that he’s God, and has the flexibility to destroy the spell himself so long as he can get his fingers on it, however it’s one other degree of this magic that is not solely defined in-universe.
The actual motive that the spell did not work, in fact, is that it simply would not make for excellent storytelling. For a ultimate season, seeing doable futures and the Winchesters (in a single actuality or one other) lose all hope has a lot better dramatic impression than having them skip to the end line with a easy(ish) spell. The writers are additionally clearly making an attempt to reply any potential concepts followers might need about established spells or lore that the Winchesters do not strive, so it is nice to see them work by means of any in-universe potentialities, and fail at every one. What’s left, when all of the spells have failed, might be a solution that the followers hopefully will not count on, and can’t argue — and it appears that evidently it is going to be one which retains the Winchesters and their dynamic at its core (fairly than technicalities of lore or energy). Which is strictly correctly.