THEN: Oh my god, you guys. It's Eileen. They're giving me Eileen! No matter how much crappy this episode throws at me, they're giving me Eileen. (Note: I should think more carefully about that... it's a Buckleming episode.)
Quickly cut to Mick Davies, waking from a nightmare, having fallen asleep on the BMoL war room table. Okay, I guess I could have deduced that a young, dark-haired, Code-following BMoL was Mick, except that Mick has blue eyes, and nightmare boy had dark brown eyes. Whatever, Show. I want to blame this on the Buckleming, even though I'm sure they have nothing to do with casting. But my heart still blames them, because my heart is an asshole sometimes.
But all is immediately forgiven because Show gives me Sam skyping with Eileen! In the Impala, of all places, because of Sam's magical wifi powers. We get some nice ImpalaCam shots in this scene - I'm so glad they've continued to take advantage of that. Eileen has located Kelly Klein in Idaho because she's awesome and though she talks to both of them, she signs off (no pun intended) with "bye Sam" and he gives her a cute little shy "bye" with a sweet smile and OH GOD THEY ARE ADORABLE I CANNOT STAND IT.
Also she's all prettied up with her hair done and makeup BECAUSE SHE KNEW SHE WAS GOING TO SKYPE WITH SAM AND DON'T TRY TO TELL ME OTHERWISE BECAUSE I WILL NOT HEAR IT.
(Also adorable: the way Dean smacks Sam's arm to get him to point the laptop at him so he can talk to Eileen.) Dean notes the sappy grin and says "well, that's cute" and don't try to tell me you aren't shipping it as hard as I am, Dean, because I know you are.
Heading into the bunker, Sam is saying that they seem to be in over their heads and maybe they should call Crowley, because apparently he's on Team Crowley now. Dean says no, but is distracted by Mick Davies sitting in the library, drinking what I presume is prohibitively expensive whiskey. Sam asks "did you break into our house?" and aw, Sam considers it our house now. But Mick points out that it's "our house" as in "Men of Letters," and they all use the same key. Huh. Does that mean the Winchesters could walk into the London chapter house without getting shot, since they have the key? Probably not.
Anyway. Mick is there to collect his second chance, and Dean says "that doesn't mean we wanna hang out," but Mick is actually there because something the home office has worked out. He starts to explain it but Sam interrupts him with "nephilim" and Mick is dismayed to find the Winchesters already knew about it and didn't tell him. Because Mick does not get it. Dean collects the expensive whiskey and the guys start drinking and update Mick on the situation (sidebar: every time I type Mick, my iPad autocorrects it to Mickey, and I'm getting tired of fixing it, so don't be surprised if I give up and start leaving it as Mickey).
I like the way this scene puts the Winchesters together (very close together) on one side of the room against Mick on the opposite side.
Mick is astonished that they didn't kill Kelly when they had the chance, and when Dean explains it wasn't her fault because she didn't know Lucifer was her boyfriend, he sarcastically says "yeah, it could have happened to anyone." Sam says she'd agreed to terminate the pregnancy but then decided she couldn't do it. "Then you should have," Mick exclaims. "You should have shot her between the eyes! Immediately!" And the guys are all, oh, like you and the werewolf, cause that didn't mess you up at all, and poor Mickey is all, yeah, it messes you up, but the Code demands it, and this is some messed-up shit that's about to happen, and Dean is all, yeah, we're on top of it. So let's get drunk.
Cut to Lucifer, communicating with Dagon. She reports that the Lucifetus is doing well, and the container should last as long as necessary. "Don't fail me again," he tells her, and she looks concerned, so I wonder how she failed him in the past and what the punishment was.
Meanwhile, Mick is having another dream; a dream of young Mickey before he got the blue contacts. And the nose job. Timothy thinks they can escape, but young Mick must prove he can execute orders without question, so he picks up the knife and says "I'm sorry." He's awakened by his phone ringing - it's the Headmistress, Dr. Hess (doesn't that sound evil?), who is apparently one of the Old Men, and she wonders why he didn't report last night. Ooooh, Mickey. You might be in as much trouble as Dagon was. He tells her he's making progress on the Winchesters, but she's not as interested in giving him more time that now that they know about the nephilim. She and a Mr. Rawlings smile evilly at each other as she informs Mick that if he can't get Sam and Dean rounded up right quick, they'll be handed over to Mr. Ketch. Which is not a good thing. And then she twirls her moustache and ties a girl to the train tracks because seriously, she's cartoonishly evil. Was Ms. Umbridge this evil?
Let's get Kelly Klein out of the way. She's very, very pregnant and complaining of pain. She wants to see a doctor, but Dagon offers her "a pillow, or... whatever" and assures her (in a not very reassuring way) that she's perfectly fine, and more importantly, the baby is fine. From Dagon's conversation with Lucifer, we know that all they care about is that Kelly survives "long enough." (Quite honestly, that's more than I care, so I can't really snark at them over that.) Dagon says they've been in their current location too long and need to move on, but Kelly won't leave until she knows the baby is safe. Dagon relents and takes Kelly to someone who appears to be an obstetrician, since he does an ultrasound and confirms that the Lucifetus looks just fine, and that's not something doctors do if they're not OBs. Dagon accepts the label of "labor coach," and then shows that she'd be the worse labor coach ever. The baby looks normal at first, but as the doctor continues the ultrasound, he sees something that gives him concern. Horns? A 666 birthmark? We'll never know, because Dagon does a Jedi mind trick and the doctor says "these are not the droids I'm looking for" and declares the baby A-OK. Yay! And Dagon makes another angel joke and the doctor asks about his father. Later, because we're getting all of this nonsense over at once, we see the doctor back in his office, looking at an x-ray of a broken bone, because OBs do that too (note: that was sarcasm, they don't do that at all, nor do walk-in clinic doctors do routine pregnancy exams, but whatever) and someone comes in and asks about his patient files. And then stabs him.
While all this is happening, Dean is snoring at the kitchen table in the bunker, coffee in hand. He must have pulled an all-night research session. Oh, no, he's just hung over. Sam walks in, comments on his crappy appearance, and they discuss Mick's amazing ability to hold his liquor. Sam asks about Mary, just as Mick walks in (slumber party in the bunker! did they braid Sam's hair?), chipper as anything, and says Mary and Ketch are "quite the team." Dean asks if he'd want his mom to work with Ketch, and we get Mick's tragic backstory - he never really knew his parents, and was on the street until he picked a BMoL's pocket and ended up with a cursed coin. "Yeah, sure," Dean says. "That could happen to anyone." OOOOH. Just like Mick said to Dean earlier. I hope nothing else Mick said comes back on him. Anyway. The BMoL signed him up and "gave me a life" and Mick looks sad. He asks for some vodka to add to his tomato juice and Dean collapses adorably onto the table, like he's never had a hair of the dog.
Cutest hangover ever.
Oh, and things are happening in Hell adjacent too, if you care. (Do you? I don't.) Crowley continues to antagonize Lucifer. Lucifer pretends to submit. Crowley temporarily becomes stupid enough to fall for it. Oh, and Lucifer refers to Michael as his little bro (ha ha ha continuity). Can we move on please?
Yes, we can, because Mick is back at the BMoL bunker and he gets a call from Ketch, reporting that he and Mary killed several shapeshifters. Ketch and Mary are, I don't know, putting things away or something, and she asks about their friendship and Ketch (yes, I'm going to call him Ketch, I don't feel like we're on a first-name basis) says they're more survivors than friends, because they went to the awful Kendrick Academy for Wee BMoLs together. I bet Ketch loved Dr. Hess. They drink and he questions her about her desire for a "quiet, normal life" considering that she's living just the opposite, and he calls her "Mrs. Winchester" which honestly has kind of a nice "Mrs. Peel" vibe that I find appealing, and she's still got that one weird little bit of hair that's longer than the rest, and he points out that she's an adrenaline junkie and oh, the flirting is in high gear.
Meanwhile, Mick hears a noise in the bunker and it's Remy (or is it Renny?) Rawlings, Dr. Hess's henchman, who graduated at the top of his class, and is a smarmy little asshole so we hope he gets shot. Mick refers to him as Hess's lapdog and Renny continues to drink his tea in a very smarmy way.
Back at the bunker, Dean is getting Cas's voicemail ("make your voice... a mail" and I'm sure that will be interpreted as "male" and it will be PROOF, GODDAMMIT, MORE INCONTROVERTIBLE PROOF THAT DESTIEL IS CANON, Y'ALL) and it's the third time and Cas hasn't called back and Dean's unhappy. (True confession: It wasn't until much later, when I was thinking of a poll question asking where Cas could be, that I remembered he'd gone off with Celsius the Hot Angel to meet The Gardener. Sorry, Cas.)
Dean's not happy, but I am, because Eileen is here! Eileen is in the bunker! Woo! She found that the guy who killed the doctor was a demon, who she tracked from the burned-out remains of Dagon's previous lair because she's awesome. Oh, and we get confirmation that I've been spelling Kelly Kline's name wrong. Ask me how much I care. Go ahead, ask. I'm too distracted by Sam and Eileen making goo goo eyes at each other and clinking beer bottles to care about anyone else.
Some lovely closeups in this scene.
Back to Hell adjacent. Bleh. Crowley is telling his crew that Lucifer is now his bitch, while Lucifer stands in front of him - so he can't see his face - and parrots what Crowley wants him to say, while he smirks and winks and denies it all silently and threatens everlasting agony, and the minions are confused because who is new dad now?
And now Kelly's on the phone with Dagon, demanding zinc and calcium because this is the first time she ever picked up a freaking magazine (or, hello, internet) and Dagon's, yeah, cool, whatever. Then Kelly's phone rings and it's a familiar voice with an unfamiliar accent and OH MY FREAKING GOD IT'S SAM WINCHESTER DOING A BRITISH ACCENT. Or is it Scottish? OH MY GOD IS HE IMPERSONATING ROWENA??? He pretends to be calling from the doctor's office and is very proud of himself when he convinces her to come in at 5 pm and Eileen is proud too, even though she couldn't hear him (is that why he was able to do that accent, because he wasn't worried about her hearing it and making fun of him????) and I'M SORRY, I JUST LOVE THEM SO MUCH.
Then Mick and Remy (is it Remy or Renny? I really can't tell) show up and Mick pretends its okay that Remy's there and makes a comment about Sam's trust issues even though the only reason Remy is there is because Mick can't be trusted. Sam introduces himself and Eileen, and Remy recognizes her as "banshee girl" because they have a file on her. He snarks about their lack of training and points out again that he graduated at the top of his class and Eileen tells him no one cares because she's awesome and I love her. Sam loves her too, you can tell.
Mick gives Sam the Colt and reminds him it's got to go back to the BMoL afterward and Sam repeats Mick's comment about trust issues and oh, Mick, I hope nothing else you said comes back on you like that.
Such pretty lighting in this scene. Is it because Jared Padalecki is actual sunshine? Discuss.
Dean's not there because Dean's outside the clinic, waiting to nab Kelly in a completely awesome way.
I would not be opposed to this man grabbing me by the arm and saying "come with me." Just putting that out there.
They meet up with the rest of the group after dark. Dean's not thrilled to see that Cas isn't there, or to meet Renny (I'm pretty sure it's Renny now), and he also doesn't care about Renny being top of his class, and Renny's just as cartoonish as Dr.
Kelly exits the car and everyone tries to reason with her and she's all, yeah, I know, Lucifer, but I love this child. Mick tells her she won't mean anything to the child and it will kill us all, and the guys try to get him to back off and Renny says this is absurd and goes for his gun. Dean stops him, but then there's wind and that can only mean Dagon is here. Sam pulls the Colt out of his jacket (aw yeah) and lighting flashes and Dagon appears and flings him away before he can shoot. He loses his grip on the Colt but Dean shoots her with his regular gun, which of course accomplishes nothing. Dagon grabs Kelly and leads her away and Eileen picks up the Colt and aims and is she going to do it? Is sassy cinnamon-roll-with-a-razor-blade-hidden-i
Also, did I mention Sam's wearing that shirt? Because he's wearing That Shirt.
"Screw the code," Dean says, quite reasonably. He pulls his own gun on Mick, which is always hot. Eileen says "please" which sends Mick into a flashback of his best friend saying "please" right before he slaughtered him. Sam moves Dean's gun away and Dean gets this yeah, I guess that's best but I still wanna shoot him look. Sam knows Mick's tied to the Code but he says "you only have to answer to your own code." Mick points his gun away and the Winchesters flee with Eileen.
Told you it was hot.
Cut to... um. Well. That escalated quickly. Mary and Ketch have gone beyond flirting. She's putting herself back together after a romp in the hay. The ring she's been wearing on a chain - it is her wedding ring? - was on the counter, and she's putting it back on. Ketch says "that was unexpected" and he didn't see it coming and it reminds me a lot, an awful lot, of Toni Bevell's conversation in Sam's hallucination. Also he says when they met, he assumed he'd end up shooting her, which is some pretty bad pillow talk. Mary makes sure he knows this doesn't mean anything (and she also calls him Ketch, so they're not even on a first name basis even though she just banged him). He looks hurt but then assures her he's "not built for that" and believes she isn't either. She tells him he's wrong, but that was a long time ago. And now she's just into sex for sex's sake. Nothing wrong with that. What is wrong is the way Ketch's leg is poking out from the sheets. It's really unappealing for some reason. No, I'm not going to cap it. Use your imagination. Then he comments that she took his advice and chose between hunting and family, and she says no, she didn't choose. It doesn't have to be one or the other. She's going to have it all. He doesn't believe it's possible.
Hell adjacent. Lucifer is shirtless (OF ALL THE PEOPLE TO SEE SHIRTLESS, AND IT'S NOT LOST ON ME THAT WE HAVEN'T SEEN SAM SHIRTLESS IN A LONG LONG TIME) and a demon is examining the vessel. He says it's sound, but it's going to take some time to shut off the security system Crowley had installed. Oh, I bet it will take about 4 or 5 more episodes.
The Winchesters and Eileen return to the bunker. Dean asks if she's okay, and she nods and then shakes her head no, because he wasn't a monster. Sam reminds her it was a mistake (although I'd call it an accident, not a mistake... a mistake is deliberately shooting someone and then finding out he's the wrong guy; an accident is not intending to shoot the guy at all) and she rushes into his arms and he wraps her up in a big hug and dammit.
The next time we see Kelly she's cuffed to the bed, where Dagon assures her that she's not actually okay at all, because those pains are going to continue and get worse until she actually births the Lucifetus, at which point she will die. Because giving birth to a nephilim is fatal. Always.
Well, that's interesting, for two reasons. One, because it gives us an approved rationale to abort Kelly's pregnancy. And B, because the angels who wanted to kill Lily Sunder, just a few episodes ago, believed she had given birth to a nephilim. And yet she was still alive. Is it possible that Dagon simply knows something about nephilim that angels aren't aware of? Even though angels are the ones who can create nephilim? Yes, that's possible. But it's more likely that this is a case of one hand not talking to the other, and by "hand" I mean "writer."
Mick returns to the BMoL bunker to be greeted by Ketch and Dr.
At the bunker, Dean notes that Cas is still MIA. Sam tells us Eileen is heading back to Ireland, which seems like a really bad idea. One, it's closer to the BMoL, and B, it's farther from Sam. But we do get a bit of a happy ending, because Sam didn't give the Colt back to the BMoL after all. "Welcome back, sweetheart," Dean says. I think you're going to need her, son.
Once again, Dean pointing a gun is always hot.
Wrapping things up at the BMoL bunker, Mick's head is resting on the table much as it was when we first saw him in this episode. Except for the puddle of blood. Aw, poor Mick. What was that you said earlier about shooting someone immediately? Stupid Code. Dr.
So. Could have been worse, considering. I'm disappointed that Mick was killed just as I was growing fond of him, and just as he was becoming a true ally. I'm disappointed that Mary fell for Ketch's questionable charms. I'm worried about Eileen and I'll be really, really unhappy if they kill her off. And I'm awfully bored by the goings-on in Hell adjacent and would like them to come to a conclusion soon. Oh, and there's also Cas and a nephilim. But good things happened. I got Sam in that shirt. I got Samleen. I got ImpalaCam. I got Dean brandishing the Colt. I'll take it.
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