The Apocalypse – did it happen?
As we all know in season 5 everything was leading to the apocalypse. In the Supernatural world it all was supposed to lead to the final fight between Lucifer and Michael. As we know though Sam sacrificed himself and the apocalypse was…
Yes, what happened to the apocalypse? The apocalypse in literature is the umbrella term that includes Armageddon, Judgment Day, Tribulation, and End Time (or End of Days if you like). The meaning can vary between different languages so I stay with the term “Apocalypse” even when “Tribulation” in English or “End Time” in German would be more right. There are several signs that show the apocalypse is coming:
• The coming of the Antichrist
• Seals are broken
• Whore of Babylon will be disempowered
• Rising of the Dead
• A Fight between Michael (or Jesus) and Lucifer
And some more…
Sounds like season 5 does it?
But from one point on it is very different. Michael and Lucifer did not fight! They talked, Michael got fried and then Lucifer/Sam jumped the pit together with Michael/Adam. If it had gone by the book Michael would have won the fight with Lucifer and then there would be a new earth, a new sky and the New Jerusalem (or the new Kingdom). In Supernatural we did approach a new time, a new season but not God’s Kingdom on earth.
We know that there were earthquakes, thunderstorms, and several signs that showed the apocalypse was starting, but before everybody figured out what was going on the apocalypse stopped. And the apocalypse is something that you can not miss, at least according to the bible.
How bad did our two Winchesters mess up the natural order? It was written what should have happened. What wasn’t written was what would the world be like if it didn’t?
If I understand Raphael and Cass right if someone or something would free Michael and Lucifer from the cage the Apocalypse would continue right where it stopped with the fight between Michael and Lucifer. Any other scenario would be a little complicated, for example bringing back Lilith would be impossible (ok in Supernatural nothing is impossible 🙂 ). Then Michael and Lucifer would need vessels again which would lead to the well known problem that their vessels don’t cooperate. But angels usually don’t count in years, they count more in decades or centuries. Which brings me into fan fiction territory because the bloodline of the Winchesters would have to continue (daddy Dean and daddy Sam). This probably goes too far here but that could be a story line for season 10.
So what do you think? What would happen if Castiel fails and Raphael restarts the apocalypse as written? Is what happening now just an alternative form to the world ending?