We gave it a B+
Missouri’s back! Jody’s back! Castiel’s back! Hi, Patience! (Translation: We have a lot to talk about with this episode, so let’s jump right in…)
When a wraith murders a physic in Omaha, Nebraska, there’s really only one thing to do: call a Winchester. And that’s precisely what Missouri Moseley (!!!) does at the start of the hour. It seems it was Missouri’s protégé who was killed, so she calls Sam, who’s busy giving Jack the video message that his mother left for him. In the video, Kelly tells her son not to let anyone “tell you who you’re supposed to be…. You are who you choose to be.” It’s a beautiful message that ends on a slightly awkward note when she raves about the fact that Jack has an angel watching over him. (Oof, so close.)
While Dean drinks alone in his room, Sam talks to Missouri and decides to get Jody involved. If the boys need to stay at the bunker to help Jack, Jody can help Missouri. Only, Dean hates that plan. The only thing Dean wants to do more than drink alone in his room? Hit the road and get away from Jack. So while Sam babysits, Dean catches up with Jody and Missouri as they walk him through what happened.
Missouri uses her ability to read objects to see what happened to her friend…as well as what’s going to happen next. And when Missouri gets a vision of her son, James, dead, she calls him to warn him. But it turns out he’s not super keen on listening to his mother, so without missing a beat, Missouri sends Dean and Jody to Georgia to protect her son and her granddaughter, Patience. (Yes, THAT Patience.)
Dean is hesitant to leave her, but Missouri isn’t someone you can argue with. “You save my family, you hear me, Dean Winchester?” she tells him. And so he does. But it turns out there was more to Missouri’s vision. Before the wraith killed her son in her vision, it killed her, which is why she’s not at all surprised when it shows up at her shop. As Missouri tells her soon-to-be killer, she’s seen every version of this story, and in each one, she ends up dead. So he might as well get to it because she will not give him the satisfaction of screaming. (Hey, if she had to go out, that’s the way to do it.)
Cut to Georgia, where Patience (Clark Backo) is getting ready to go home after a late night of studying in the school’s library. According to her friend, she’s a “secretly athletic bookworm,” but with 5 AP classes, Patience doesn’t have time for sports (or boys who fail chemistry). But when her friend hits the showers, the lights flicker and Patience follows a trail of blood that leads her to…Missouri, who’s sitting on the floor, clearly dying. And then Patience wakes up.
Yep, it was all a dream. Or a vision. After Patience goes to school, Dean and Jody show up to talk to James and inform him that his mother is dead, and the thing that killed her? Yeah, it’s coming after you and your daughter. Cut to the school, where Patience is living out her dream. Only this time, it ends with a wraith attacking her.
Pulling out some of that secret athleticism, Patience proves she’s taken a self-defense class or two as she gets a couple punches in and is able to break off the wraith’s spike (which unfortunately grows back). The wraith catches up to her, but by that point, Jody and Dean have arrived. Ultimately, the wraith gets away, leaving Patience to get hit with a lot of #truths.
Thanks to Dean and Jody, Patience learns that her grandmother really was a psychic. Also, she didn’t ditch her and her father after Patience’s mother died! Patience’s dad admits he lied — apparently, when Patience’s mom got sick, Missouri promised her son that his wife would be okay. And when his wife died, James never forgave his mother. So he decided to take his daughter far away from the hunting life, and now, he wants to ignore her very obvious psychic powers and run. Only, when Patience goes upstairs to pack, there’s a literal monster in her closet…and he kidnaps her. (Next: Castiel wakes up!)