In season 14 episode 18, Jack has killed

Mary Winchester by disintegrating her.

He goes through lengths to get

Rowena to create a spell that will bring this person back, but the body that was eventually brought back was just a replica.

Why couldn't Jack have just used his powers directly to reconstruct this person's body on a subatomic level, and then subsequently resurrect them?

We know powerful angels can bring a dead body back to life, like Castiel did with Bobby in season 5; we also know a body can be reconstructed, as God did with Castiel, and the angels somehow did with Adam Winchester after Sam and Dean burned his body.

So what gives? Is Jack just too young to utilise the full extent of his powers?

  • Maybe the Reapers would interfere with the more direct angelic approach to resurrection. They're not huge fans of the Winchesters. Apr 12, 2019 at 17:23
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    This question contained several spoilers for the latest Supernatural episodes, so I added some spoiler sections. Please check and make sure I didn't alter the meaning of your question. Good question btw, my +1.
    – Hans Olo
    Apr 12, 2019 at 19:34

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My guess would be the angels and Billie forestalled him. They're sick to death of all the resurrections.

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    Do you have something to support that guess? Apr 14, 2019 at 10:08
  • Just what we've seen in recent years from Billie and the original Death about coming back to life upsetting the natural order. Also Duma 's attitude said, to me, " we made sure Mary is 100% unresurrectable. "
    – cycad
    Apr 15, 2019 at 13:06

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