a tent in the dessert of Saudi Arabia, Crowley meets a dying man who had previously sold his soul to him. The man offers him the Horn of Joshua, a ‘[[Hand of God]] ’, in exchange for tearing up his contract. Crowley agrees and the man feels a sense of relief as Crowley destroys his contract . Then Crowley snaps his neck.
Horn of Joshua]] in hand, Crowley calls Dean to tell him he has a Hand of God, a weapon powerful enough to defeat Lucifer. As he’s walking down the street while on the phone, demons are watching him from all angles. He gives Dean an address to meet at and hangs up the phone.
Meanwhile, Rowena is back from the dead and attending to Amara , healing her. As they are talking, Amara realizes that Rowena is Crowley’s mother and becomes concerned, questioning why Rowena is helping her. Rowena says that Amara will win, and that she wants to be there when she does, to exact her own revenge on Lucifer for killing her. She explains that she is only alive thanks to a spell that she had embedded in her body that was activated upon sensing her ‘life force’ draining.
Sam and Dean meat up with Crowley in an abandoned factory/warehouse to discuss what to do next. Crowley informs them that he will give them the Horn after they exorcise Lucifer out of Castiel and send him back to the cage. Sam and Dean balk as they feel only Lucifer is powerful enough to handle the ‘Hand of God’ and defeat Amara. They also explain that they need Rowena and the Book of the Damned to exorcise Lucifer, at which Crowley informs that that Rowena is dead. Dean then says that he wants Lucifer out of Castiel and in another body before going up against Amara. Now it’s Sam’s turn to balk, saying that they need a vessel as strong as Cas to go up against Amara and that it was Cas’ wish to do so. In the end, Crowley stands firm on his requirements before he will hand over the Horn of Joshua.
As she starts to feel better Amara decides to run a ‘test’. She leans her head back, raises her arms out at her sides and yells ‘Hear Me’. And everyone does. The ground rumbles, the sky darkens and lightening crackles. In heaven, where Lucifer/Castiel has been trying to convince/coerce the angels to join him, black smoke pours down the hallways like a tornado, knocking the angels to the floor. Rowena looks on fearfully and on earth, Dean says ‘I think that’s her’. After Amara’s display of power, using a spell, Rowena ‘eavesdrops’ on Sam, Dean and Crowley talking about how to take out Lucifer and Amara. When Amara asks what the Winchesters are up Rowena says ‘nothing, they’re paralyzed with fear…’. Dean, Sam and Crowley are still arguing over when to trap Lucifer when Sam sees a message burned into a rusted cabinet that reads ‘BACK FROM THE DEAD FERGUS! ’. Afterwards they are in an abandoned church with Rowena preparing to summon Lucifer and exorcise him out of Cas. They set up [[ Angel Suppressing Sigils]] on the floor, a ring of [[ Holy Oil]] around it and Dean recites a spell, summoning Lucifer. When Lucifer /Castiel appears in the center of the sigil, Sam lights the holy oil, creating a ring of holy fire around Lucifer /Castiel, trapping him. Dean slices his hand and drips blood into the spell bowl, activating the sigil under Lucifer’s feet and calls for Castiel to expel Lucifer but it doesn’t work. As the warding starts to fail Crowley smokes out of his body and into Lucifer/Castiel. Once inside, he tries to convince Castiel to push Lucifer out. Castiel, however, is fairly far gone and does not respond. Lucifer enters the room and starts throwing Crowley around. Out in the church, the warding fails even more and the words ‘HELP ME’ appear burned into Crowley’s forehead. Sam and Dean perform an exorcism, pulling Crowley back out. The holy fire goes out, Crowley disappears and Lucifer takes the Horn. As he starts to hurt Sam and Dean, Amara breaks through a wall and enters the church. The Horn of Joshua starts to glow in Lucifer’s hand and he raises the other hand to Amara, a stream of fire flowing from him to her. When it goes out, Amara is still standing. She pulls Lucifer towards her, places his face in her hands and they disappear in a flash of flames. Back at the bunker, Sam and Dean discuss why Lucifer couldn’t beat Amara . They hypothesize that the Hand of God has to be used by ‘God’s Chosen’ thus a cast out archangel wouldn’t qualify. Sam apologizes for not wanting to pull Lucifer out of Cas and Dean says that they agreed to respect someone’s wishes, even if they don’t agree with them . Meanwhile, Amara is tossing Lucifer /Castiel around. Lucifer/Castiel suggests that he could be helpful to her in settling her score with God. She expresses distrust for him but agrees he could be useful in getting God to show himself, as he might be the one thing that God cares about. That God might show himself if Lucifer is threatened. As he is explaining that God will not come, Amara turns, points at Lucifer/Castiel. He screams as his chest and eyes start to glow with a bright light.