Thursday, 6 April 2017

The Light on Spoilers, Heavy on Squee Preview of Supernatural 12x17 - The British Invasion

Lord. How did we get to episode 17 already....7 eps left, including this one! Hiatus is looming and I don't like it already!

Okay... let's preview!


Sam and Dean gave Mick and the British Men of Letters a second chance


Sam and Dean probably shouldn't have given Mick and the British Men of Letters a second chance.

Ruh Roh indeed, doggy Dean. Ruh Roh indeed.

Right...what does our synopsis tell us!

“The British Invasion” 

THE WINCHESTERS FIND KELLY KLINE – Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) get a lead on Kelly Kline’s (guest star Courtney Ford) whereabouts. Mick (guest star Adam Fergus) drops by the bunker unexpectedly and decides to join the hunt. John Showalter directed the episode written by Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner (#1217). Original airdate 4/6/2017.

John Showalter is a long time Supernatural director, having been with the show since season 5's Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid. This is John's first ep for season 12. Eugenie and Brad's last ep was 12x13, Family Feud.

So the elusive Kelly Kline is found (interesting thing I found out listening to a podcast this week, is that the actress who plays Kelly - Courtney Ford - is married to Brandon Routh!)

I'm guessing Cas is in Heaven with the fam, and missed this play? Unless it's Cas who gives the bros the lead. At this point in time, we have not heard any conversations around the BMoL having an interest in or any knowledge of Kelly and her Rosemary's baby bump, but maybe they do, or maybe this is episode where they found out what's cooking and our storylines start to intersect. Either way, this Mick joining the hunt crap is going to annoy me...bossy much? And I'm damn sure it's going to annoy Sam and Dean. How're they going to extricate themselves from this alliance? Because they need to, and STAT! 

Okie Dokie...let's check out the promo, because there are more people in it than in the synopsis!

Ermmm. Who is that in bed behind Mary....Is that Ketch? Talk about sleeping with the enemy if it is - and I'm assuming it is because he was so obviously into her and all flirty hey let's have a drink. Like...geeze. (Sighs the biggest sigh ever at Mary if it is indeed Ketch (he is pretty hot though)).

So in this promo outside of those listed in the synopsis we have Mary, dude in bed and in the scene with the fancy gun - possibly Ketch, Crowley and Lucifer, Eileen Leahy - the fab hunter from season eleven's Into The Mystic, Dagon, and some new British sheila - who looks like the actress who played Layla Rourke's mum in one of my favourite eps, season one's Faith. BIG EPISODE!

Dean: Mick you don't have to do this
Mick: Yes I do

No really don't. Will he? Won't he? Where will his allegiances end up falling?

Let's see if Messrs Singer and Dabb tell us!

Singer: This will begin the tearing asunder of that relationship.

YAY! Seriously yay, because I've been wanting the brothers to kick some BMoL ass all season!

And excuse me with the colonials crap! Being an Aussie, we don't like that term either!

Okay, other things that get up my nose.... Um. MICK JUST WALTZING INTO THE BUNKER! Time to head to the hardware store, boys and pick up some new locks. 

So this is where the brothers' tenuous relationship with the BMoL starts to go to shit. I wonder if this is where the Winchester's way of looking at the job and the victims of the job comes into direct conflict with the BMoL's our way or the highway view. The brothers were never going to find the whole Kelly and her Nephilim baby an easy thing to navigate. She's just a woman who unknowingly slept with the devil, and her baby, at this stage, is just a baby - and we've seen the brother's protect baby monsters before. There's all that morally grey stuff. But is this what the gun to the brothers is about in the promo - or is Mick actually threatening them because they won't do what they're told? Like, AS IF! Is the Nephilim the big thing Layla Rourke's English mum is talking about? Or is that Dagon - or Dagon's other brother we're yet to meet. Or maybe it's something else that we're yet to know about. How does Eileen become involved? How adorable is Andrew Dabb's hoody!

Then there's the Colt.

I'm guessing we're about to find out if Dean knew the Colt was in the hands of the British Men of Letters, and whether he thinks this is a big deal or not (I think he will, outside of our emotional connection to it, that gun is damn handy and rightfully should be in Winchester hands). I'm guessing if Sam has the Colt in this episode, Dean will see it. I hope. Is the Colt being handed over to take down Dagon, the Prince of Hell? Or something else? I bet Mick's all trust issues....but you've got to return it. YEAH...NO WE DON'T!

It does seem like a lot of big moves are coming in this episode! Ooooo I just got super excited!

Hey, when do you think Sam and Dean are going to find out about Lucifer...and what do you think they're going to do to Crowley? Do you think maybe Dagon is aware that he's out of the cage...maybe she'll spill it! OH MY GOSH I HOPE SO!

Here's this week's sneak peek...

So yeah....guys, we're being set up! We're being made to like Mick. He's becoming a sympathetic character, someone that we actually start to care about. That little ragamuffin street kid Artful Dodger type. It's like bloody Oliver!

Mick owes his life to the BMoL, which is going to make it very difficult when he has to make a choice between the group that gave him his life, and the two brothers that he's come to know, and like, and respect.

And the brothers are seeing the human side to Mick. He's no longer an enemy they don't know or understand, they've drunk with him, got drunk with him, they've heard his stories....

A relationship has developed, and you know that relationship is about to get in their way. Will it be a double cross? Will the brothers discover that Mick was only getting them onside to weaken their position, or to get information? Or will it be that this relationship comes hard up against what they've got to do and Mick has to make a decision between his new allies the Winchesters, and the group that are his home and family, The British Men of Letters. Will the brothers have to make a choice to stop Mick no matter what it takes....that is certainly what all the clips seem to suggest.

Here's Dabb's tonight on Supernatural tweet for this week...I love these....
This is a quote from Ender's Game... the full quote is...

“In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them.... I destroy them. I make it impossible for them to ever hurt me again. I grind them, and grind them, until they don't exist"


So is this what Mick's been doing? Getting closer to the Winchesters so that he can understand them better, their weaknesses....I do hope that the brothers didn't tell Mick anything while drinking, that they may regret.

And the last words....

Mick: They ahh.... [drifts off]
Sam: You alright?
Mick: Yeah....always.


In other news, hungover boys are adorbs!

Enjoy the episode everyone! It looks like a humdinger!


Check out sweetondean's review of last week's episode Ladies Drink Free


  1. i think that is Layla Rourke's mom....the actress is using a fake accent. not like we haven't seen that before....remember ask jeeves....the butler was none other than roy legrange from faith.

    I still think the bmol might have bugged the bunker...and now the key which accesses all bunkers...yikes...change the locks indeed.

    i'm glad the damn colt is in the picture...I so want the matter of does dean know or doesn't he dealt with for once and for all.

    looking forward to tomorrow's ep. glad to see Eileen back again.

  2. We also have "cosmic consequences" at some point. So Lucifer, baby mama drama, POH or what happens when you break a blood pact with a reaper. Dealers choice.

    1. Wow, I almost forgot about that- one more big Damocles' Sword dangling above the Winchesters' heads!

  3. I gotta say, those promos got me really excited - seven episodes to go, and of course the shit starts hitting the fan! The BMoL imperialistic attitude really has been getting on my nerves right from the start, and I guess on everybody else's, too (colonials??? Seriously???)- so the writers did a good job there making them as toe-curlingly arrogant as possible. Will be interesting to see how Mick's loyalties are gonna clash with his newly found experiences!
    And all the other issues piling up behind the Winchesters' back - wow. Good to know they're a united front this season.