Chuck Shurley got one of the most wild evolution arcs on Supernatural. He was first introduced as a lousy writer of books about the lives of the Winchester brothers and a prophet of the Lord until he was revealed to be God himself. Chuck ultimately became the villain of season 15. Despite only appearing in 20 episodes of the show, the character of Chuck made an impact on the series every time. We compiled a few of our favorite scenes below.
Season 4, Episode 18: “The Monster at the End of This Book”
Chuck made quite an impact upon his first appearance on Supernatural. Not only was the episode completely meta, but it’s fun to watch the writer confronted by his own characters. Easily the best scene in the episode is where Chuck has to remind that Sam and Dean are fictional characters, which leads to the guys trying to prove to the writer that they do exist and he’s writing their story.
Season 5, Episode 9: “The Real Ghostbusters”
This episode is fun for the fact that it keeps playing on the actuality of the show. It’s another very meta episode in which Sam and Dean end up at a Supernatural convention with Chuck and Becky Rosen, except this convention turns out to be dangerous. At one point, Chuck is meant to distract the audience from ghostly killings happening by answering questions on stage. But, there’s one instant where the usually nervous Chuck suddenly becomes kind of badass and ends up protecting the fans as the Winchesters finish up the job.
Season 5, Episode 22: “Swan Song”
The episode starts with Chuck in his usual dressing gown, writing a new book called “Swan Song” and telling the story of Baby. The prophet continues to tell the story of the car between scenes of Sam and Dean putting their plan against Lucifer in motion. After Sam’s sacrifice, we go back to Chuck’s house where he is writing the end of the book, but he is not exactly the Chuck we know and love. He is looking healthier and is dressed in white. He gives a speech about endings while we see what happens to Dean, Castiel, and Bobby. After writing “The End” on his manuscript, Chuck smiles and disappear into thin air. This scene lead to years of speculation in the fandom whether Chuck was God or not.
Season 11, Episode 20: “Don’t Call Me Shurley”
It’s nearly impossible to choose one favorite scene from easily one of the best episodes of the entire series. Every Chuck moment here is important and each scene between Benedict and Curtis Armstrong (Metatron) are so well acted that it’s no wonder this is many people’s favorite episode. Not only do we get answers to a lot of questions about God in the episode, we finally get that satisfying moment of realizing that Sam and Dean will finally meet Him. Still, if we absolutely HAD to chose one scene, it’s the “Fare Thee Well” scene, hands down.
Season 11, Episode 21: “All in the Family”
After transporting Sam and Dean to the bunker, Chuck is confronted by Dean about the reason of his disappearance. Dean is visibly upset about Chuck abandoning everyone. Chuck explains that he was involved for thousands of years, but he ultimately decided it was better to leave humanity find its own way. Dean is not taking it well and says things haven’t got better since Chuck left, but Chuck disagrees and tells Dean to not confuse him with John Winchester.
Season 11, Episode 22: “We Happy Few”
Dean and Sam force a confrontation between Chuck and Lucifer to talk about their differences. Lucifer wants an apology from Chuck for being locked away and tells him he sucked at being a dad. Chuck admits he gave the mark to Lucifer because he was his favorite and that he thought he was strong enough to bear it. Chuck finally apologizes and Lucifer agrees to fight with them. Not only is it an interesting insight in the relationship between God and his children before Chuck left Heaven, it’s also an amazing piece of acting from Misha Collins and Rob Benedict.
Season 14, Episode 20: “Moriah”
Chuck comes back to help Sam and Dean because of Jack losing control of his powers. Dean gets angry and wants to know where he was. Chuck starts to play a song, but Dean smashes the guitar into pieces which leads Chuck to scream at him to not do that. After that, Chuck transports everyone to the bunker to discuss the problem with Jack. It’s a small but important scene. We see that Chuck can get angry with the boys and it reminds the Winchesters he is not someone to be trifled with.
Season 15, Episode 2: “Raising Hell”
It’s interesting to watch the relationship between Chuck and Amara throughout the series. While we don’t get to see much of it, “Raising Hell” gave us a lot of content. Sure, Chuck is a bad guy by this point, but the sibling rivalry is kind of funny and entertaining to watch. Every scene between the siblings after Chuck crashes Amara’s vacation is entertaining, even the part where she basically tells him he’s on his own.
Season 15, Episode 17: “Unity”
Throughout season 15, you have to admit that Benedict really does play a great villain. Whether it’s listening to Chuck go on about how he’s ready to do a reset of his stories, or watching him bust through doors to yell at Team Free Will, we get to see a lot of scary Chuck moments. However, the coolest moment of this episode is after Chuck convinces Amara to join forces with him and allow him to absorb her. That moment when he turns to face the camera and one of his eyes is black and the other glows blue is really awesome.
Season 15, Episode 19: “Inherit the Earth”
Sam, Dean, Jack, and Michael are near a lake preparing a spell to use against God. Chuck arrives having been informed by Michael of the Winchester’s plan. Chuck kills the archangel because he sided with the brothers. Sam attacks Chuck, but it doesn’t work. Chuck tells them he is cancelling their show, but instead of zapping them he decides to beat them up. After a while, Sam tells him he lost. Chuck doesn’t understand and Jack comes to him to absorb his powers. The brothers explain that Jack became a power vacuum when he exploded in the Empty. The Winchesters provoked Chuck into hitting them to make sure Jack could take all his powers. They then leave Chuck at the lake, telling him he is going to die alone and will not be remembered by anyone. The scene was a powerful way of ending Chuck’s story and we are willing to bet that Rob Benedict had a lot of fun filming the fight scene.
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