Who is Asmodeus? Well, the simple answer in the Supernatural season 13 world is that you’ve seen him in recent trailers. He is the man in white as played by Jeffrey Vincent Parise, and while we had previously theorized that this guy could be an angel-of-sorts judging from his outfit, that may not be the case.
Basically, Asmodeus in certain mythologies is a “king of demons,” and has appeared within many different texts in various forms. He’s been referred to as one of the princes of Hell, the king of nine Hells, and a pretty bad dude in general. He’s someone else who could pose a challenge for Sam and Dean Winchester on the show, and you’ll see some of that play out on the upcoming October 19 episode entitled “The Rising Sun.” For those curious, the synopsis below gives you a greater sense as to what’s ahead with this character.
“Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) begin to explore what Jack (Alexander Calvert) is capable of doing with his powers. An unexpected visit from Donatello (guest star Keith Szarbajka) alerts the boys to the fact that Jack will need more protection than the Winchesters can provide. There is a new Prince of Hell in town, Asmodeus (guest star Jeffrey Vincent Parise), and with Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) out of the picture, he sets his sights set on Jack. The episode was directed by Thomas J. Wright and written by Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner (#1302). Original airdate 10/19/2017.”
This episode does seem to continue along what is the main season 13 story at the moment: The training of Jack to become something more than just the son of Lucifer. Is it possible to train him to be something different than a malcontent, or is it in his blood? Supernatural is certainly finding some interesting ways to share a nature-versus-nurture debate, but we’re excited to see this story play out. It’s also still interesting how long the show wants to keep the status of Castiel a mystery, given that we don’t get a great sense that Misha Collins will be present in either of the first two episodes based on how he’s being referenced.
For those wondering, Buckner remains one of the series’ most-prolific writers, having done work on the show in various capacities for years. With that, there is a great deal to be excited about when it comes to him coming up with this story and getting Asmodeus into this world in an interesting manner. This is the sort of episode that could set the tone for what’s coming down the road.
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