Supernatural Season 13 Episode 12 Review: Various & Sundry Villains

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It's nice to see Castiel and Lucifer are still alive.

On Supernatural Season 13 Episode 12, we finally got to see what Castiel and Lucifer were doing. It's been far too long since we have seen these two, but my goodness it was wonderful to have them back.

I could seriously watch both Castiel and Lucifer go at it for the entire hour. Listening to them squabble in their respective cells was downright hilarious. I couldn't help but smile right along with Castiel when he called Lucifer out for not being able to overcome his "weakest creation."

Dean Helps Out - Supernatural Season 13 Episode 12

Lucifer did bring up some great points about Michael. Michael is not only an angel with immense power, but even Lucifer is afraid of him. Wouldn't you think everyone around him would put more stock into what he was trying to say?

It was difficult listening to Lucifer talk about the torture of Mary. It was clear from the last time we saw her she was not in the best of places. 

I can't even begin to imagine the horror she has been going through; though it would be nice if we could make a little trip back to the other world so we could actually see what is going on. 

Who else was thrilled when Castiel started talking about Jack and how different he is? Just from the way Castiel was talking about Jack, you could get a sense of deep love for him. It's clear Castiel sees Jack as his child. He also brought up some excellent points about Jack. 

Even though Jack is the son of the devil, he still has half of his mother. There was never a guarantee Jack was going to be instantly evil. While he can have the occasional temper problems, he's learned to control his powers exceptionally well while also doing good things for others. 

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Moving on the to the main storyline, I admit I wasn't disappointed with the more comical aspect in the beginning. 

Would I have liked to see more seriousness given to trying to find Jack and Mary? Of course, I would, but I still found myself enjoying the comedic moments; though I was extremely happy we didn't have to deal with a lovestruck Dean the entire hour.

My favorite moment had to be when Rowena showed up. I wasn't shocked to see her because I figured she'd find some way to come back -- she's done a resurrection spell before so it was only a matter of time. 

Oh you Winchester's, I've changed. Honestly, having your skull crushed, and being burned alive, can do that to a girl.


Who else was thrilled to hear them finally talk about Crowley? They haven't touched on his death and what he did since the season began. I was a little taken aback by Rowena's response, but she sure did get over it quickly despite her saying she'd rather have him alive than dead. 

I wasn't the only one enthralled by the talk between Rowena and Sam, right? Sam, of all people, was the perfect one to talk to about seeing the true face of Lucifer. 

It was a bit heartbreaking hearing Sam say he doesn't deal with it but instead ignores it. I hope we get a chance to explore this more. 

Did Sam and Dean think Rowena wouldn't have a backup plan? It's Rowena guys, of course she was going to make sure she'd get her hand on the book; though I wasn't shocked by Rowena being the one behind the theft of the book.

I figured the reason Jamie and Jenny wanted the black grimoire was because they wanted to resurrect their mom. It seemed like the only plausible explanation on why they wanted the book -- we all probably knew they'd screw up the spell, too. 

Castiel Is Drained - Supernatural Season 13 Episode 12

It was wonderful to finally hear Sam open up to Dean about his feelings of helplessness. I understood what Sam was saying about there not being a plan in motion to get their mom, and Jack, out of the other world. I wish Dean would have listened to what his brother was trying to say.

Sam was finally reaching out, and trying to get Dean to understand his point of view. While we all know Dean has been through a lot, Sam has as well. Instead of Dean just saying they are going to get Mary and Jack, he should have let Sam know it's OK to feel helpless sometimes, but they will find a way to get to their loved ones. 

In the end, I'm a little on the fence about this episode. There are things I enjoyed, but I was again disappointed by the lack of speed in getting to Jack and Mary. 

We're already halfway through the season, but we don't have a clear plan on how they are going to get to the other side. 

Now it's your turn to tell me what you think. 

Do you think we should get going on the other world storyline? Did you enjoy the scenes between Lucifer and Castiel? Do you think Rowena will turn completely evil? What did you like, and not like, about this episode? 

Let me know in the comments below. 

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Various & Sundry Villains Review

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Supernatural Season 13 Episode 12 Quotes

Sam: No, no. He didn't run away. He's literally in an alternate reality.
Dean: Okay, so we'll just come up with a plan B.

Jenny: Always look your best. Never get attached to a man.
Jamie: And always make the death look non-magical so you don't attract hunters.