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Supernatural recap: Season 12, Episode 2

Lucifer finds a new vessel, and Mary saves both her boys from the British Men of Letters

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TV Show
Sci-fi, Drama
run date:
Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins
The CW
Current Status:
In Season

We’ve seen a lot of interrogations on this show. Like, A LOT. But there’s one method that isn’t used nearly enough, if you ask me: sex. And that’s exactly where we start the episode, with Toni questioning Sam in between makeouts … well, sort of. Long story short, Toni isn’t actually smart kissing Sam. Rather, she’s using a potion to cause him to hallucinate their bedroom scene. In reality, Toni is slicing up Sam in an attempt to get him to give her names of hunters, as well as passcodes to the databases in the bunker.

And when they’re done there? Yeah, she’d like to talk about Ruby, so there’s a blast from the past for all of you! Remember when Sam drank demon blood and also slept with a demon?! Well, apparently, Toni is still hung up on it (or maybe she’s just jealous). However, Toni gets some bad news of her own when Mick — who? — calls and tells her that her hitwoman friend is dead. Also, it seems Toni disobeyed her orders.

Elsewhere, Castiel is still looking for Sam in Missouri when he calls Dean with an update. But what Dean could really use is some advice about how to handle mom being in the bunker. Dean’s trying not to overwhelm her, but as Cas advises him, “Don’t make things needlessly complicated as you humans tend to do.” (If only he’d given teenage me this advice, amirite?)

Just as Dean hangs up, mom enters to continue learning about what the internet is/does. She, of course, overheard Dean saying he was worried about overwhelming her, and she assures her son that she just needs a moment to catch up. Her biggest concern? Facing Sam. After all, she started all of this, yellow-eyed demon and all.

The next morning, Mary tells Dean that she’s been having dreams about the “great father” John was — awkward, much? — before Cas calls. He’s found Sam’s location (though he still doesn’t know what a “headline” is). Just like that, Dean and Mary, who won’t take no for an answer, are on the road. And I don’t know about you guys, but she never felt more like Dean’s mother than in the moment she told him, “good talk.”

So while they head off to rescue Sam, we catch up with Rowena, who’s enjoying a date in Boca Raton when Crowley shows up to ruin her dreams of a monster-free existence. (And you know she’s done with the life when she’s no longer wearing a fabulous gown.)

Crowley promises to leave her alone to marry rich but only after she helps him locate Lucifer. And speaking of the devil — literally — he finds himself a new vessel in rocker Vince Vincente. It seems Vince lost the woman he loved a few years ago, so all it takes to get Vince to say yes is for Lucifer to inhabit said woman and boom, he’s got another vessel.

Moments later, when Rowena runs into a road block in tracking Lucy, we get this amazing exchange:

Crowley: “What’s the bloody hold-up? He’s the one and only Satan in the phone book.”

Rowena: “It’s witchcraft, not Google Maps.”

But eventually, Rowena does track Lucy down. Now, Crowley just needs her help to put him back in the cage. Spoiler: They fail. And when that happens, Crowley runs, leaving behind his mother without a second thought. But this time around, Lucifer doesn’t kill Rowena. Nope, he has a better plan: Keep her as a prisoner in order to use her magic (and the Book of the Damned) to his advantage. Translation: Crowley’s really screwed.

NEXT: Mary, back in action