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* BarginWithHeaven: Sam and Dean summon Anubis, as part of their deal with Lily, to have her judged and get her into Heaven. It doesn't work as Anubis tells them that, while he administers the test that judges them, its ultimately the deeds that humans commit in life that decide where they go after they die.

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* BarginWithHeaven: BargainWithHeaven: Sam and Dean summon Anubis, as part of their deal with Lily, to have her judged and get her into Heaven. It doesn't work as Anubis tells them that, while he administers the test that judges them, its ultimately the deeds that humans commit in life that decide where they go after they die.


* BarginWithHeaven: Sam and Dean summon Anubis, as part of their deal with Lily, to have her judged and get her into Heaven. It doesn't work as Anubis tells them that, while he administers the test that judges them, its ultimately the deeds that humans commit in life that decide where they go after they die.



* HeroicSacrifice: Castiel trades his life with Jack for the Shadow to claim. Fortunately, the Shadow decides to postpone the payment.

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* HeroicSacrifice: HeroicSacrifice:
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Castiel trades his life with Jack for the Shadow to claim. Fortunately, the Shadow decides to postpone the payment.payment.
** Lily helps the Winchesters resurrect Jack at the cost of her remaining life force even with the threat of going to Hell hanging over her head. This act of sacrifice is enough to reverse Anubis' previous judgement and allow her to go to Heaven.


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* PetTheDog: After Lily dies Anubis meets with her, redoes his previous judgement of her and allows her to go to Heaven even telling her to say hello to her daughter from him.


* AfterlifeAntechamber: Anubis resides in one.

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* AfterlifeAntechamber: Anubis resides in one. It looks like a dusty old office where all the files on the souls he judges are stored.


* HellInvadesHeaven: The Shadow invades Heaven so it can claim Jack, which it believes is its property.

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* HellInvadesHeaven: The Shadow invades Heaven so it can claim Jack, which it believes is its property. Played with in that the Shadow is not allied to Hell itself, but its own plane of existence.


* ContinuityNod: When Castiel explains about Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead, Sam mentions his and Dean's encounter with his father, Osiris, in "[[Recap/SupernaturalS07E04DefendingYourLife Defending Your Life (S07, E04)]]". Dean comments that he is a major dick.

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* ContinuityNod: When Castiel explains about Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead, Sam mentions his and Dean's encounter with his father, Osiris, in "[[Recap/SupernaturalS07E04DefendingYourLife Defending Your Life (S07, E04)]]". Dean comments that he is was a major dick.



* HeavenSeeker: Lily Sunder, albeit not for the usual reason. She wants to go to Heaven because that's where her daughter is.

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* HeavenSeeker: Lily Sunder, albeit not for the usual reason. She wants to go to Heaven because that's where her daughter is.is in.


* AgeWithoutYouth: Lily has stopped using magic, allowing age to almost catch up with her, although she doesn't quite look like someone who was an adult in 1901.

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* AgeWithoutYouth: Lily has stopped using magic, allowing age to almost catch up with her, although she doesn't quite look like someone who was an adult AfterlifeAntechamber: Anubis resides in 1901.one.



* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: The moment Jack is resurrected, Lily suffers a fatal heart attack.
* ContinuityNod: When Castiel explains about Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead, Sam mentions his and Dean's encounter with his father, Osiris, in "[[Recap/SupernaturalS07E04DefendingYourLife Defending Your Life (S07, E04)]]". Dean comments that he is a major dick.
* DeathSeeker: Played with. Lily Sunder stopped performing spells after killing Ishim, which causes her to rapidly age and eventually die. Since she got her revenge, she no longer has a reason to live. However, she also gives a different reason for the decision: her soul has been eaten up by her continuous use of spells, there is only a little piece left. If she uses it up, she can't enter any afterlife, and by extension, Heaven, where her daughter May resides.



* HeavenSeeker: Lily Sunder, albeit not for the usual reason. She wants to go to Heaven because that's where her daughter is.
* HellInvadesHeaven: The Shadow invades Heaven so it can claim Jack, which it believes is its property.
* HeroicSacrifice: Castiel trades his life with Jack for the Shadow to claim. Fortunately, the Shadow decides to postpone the payment.
* JudgementOfTheDead: After God left Heaven, Anubis was given the job to judge which afterlife souls will go after they die. When Dean and Sam say that they aren't familiar with him, after their [[DeathIsCheap multiple experiences with death before]], he casually handwaves this by saying that they met his assistants.
* KarmaMeter: Anubis possesses an abacus that can measure a person's deeds. If the white beads outnumber the black ones, they get to enter Heaven, while if the opposite is true, they enter Hell.
* MamaBear: Kelly shows what a protective mom she is even in death. When the Shadow attempts to claim Jack, she holds him in a protective gesture while Castiel is duking it out with it, and even attempts to help him fight it.
* TheNeedsOfTheMany: Naomi reasons that if the Shadow's demand for Jack is not satisfied, it will wreck Heaven and disperse 46,750,000,000 souls it contains, emphasis on the latter part.
* NoImmortalInertia: Lily has stopped using magic, allowing age to almost catch up with her, although she doesn't quite look like someone who was an adult in 1901.
* RealityEnsues: Jack is half-human half-angel, with both a soul and a grace. When he dies, there is a bit of a headache which afterlife he would go to, since, as a human, he can go to either Heaven or Hell, but as an angel, he is bound for the Empty too.



* AWolfInSheepsClothing: The Big Empty tags along with Castiel while disguised as the angel Duma.

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* AWolfInSheepsClothing: The Big Empty Shadow tags along with Castiel while disguised as the angel possessing Duma.

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!Byzantium

Written by: Meredith Glynn

Directed by: Eduardo Sánchez

Air date: December 6, 2018

Jack's death causes turbulence for those around him. Wanting to try everything they can to bring Jack back to life, Sam and Castiel seek out the help of [[Recap/SupernaturalS12E10LilySunderHasSomeRegrets Lily Sunder]], with Dean reluctantly acceding. Meanwhile, Jack's reunion with Kelly in Heaven is imperiled when the Empty attacks Heaven to claim the Nephilim.

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* AgeWithoutYouth: Lily has stopped using magic, allowing age to almost catch up with her, although she doesn't quite look like someone who was an adult in 1901.
* BackFromTheDead: The ritual and Castiel's actions in Heaven allow Jack to come back to life.
* DrowningMySorrows: Sam, Dean, and Castiel drink heavily at their wake for Jack.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Lily's aiding of Jack and the Winchesters after Anubis has told her she has no chance of escaping Hell results in a reverse of judgment.
* AWolfInSheepsClothing: The Big Empty tags along with Castiel while disguised as the angel Duma.

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