KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON
Airdate: October 13, 2016
Directed by Philip Sgriccia
Written by Andrew Dabb
|Dean is reunited with Mary and Castiel, and they search for the missing Sam... unaware that the Men of Letters are torturing him for information on the American Hunters. Meanwhile, Crowley searches for Lucifer, who is leaving a trail of burned-out bodies in his wake as he jumps from person to person.|
- Mary: 'Is that a computer?' Castiel: 'Yes. I don't trust them.'
- Mary: 'Are you a Hunter?'
Castiel: 'No, I'm an angel.'
Dean: 'He's an angel.'
Mary: 'Come again?'
Dean:' An angel, with a capital "A." You know, wings, harp.'
Castiel: 'No, I don't have a harp.'
|Elizabeth Blackmore ("Toni Bevell")||Samantha Smith
- Will Dean, Cas and Mary rescue Sam before he comes to any more harm from Toni and the other London Men of Letters?
- What has happened to Lucifer? Will Crowley catch up with him?
- Is Mary sorry she has been brought back to life?
- If the British Men of Letters have been following the Winchesters all these years, shouldn't they already know their associates -- including the other hunters they're questioning Sam about?
- In the flashback scene, we see that some of the British Men of Letters have a cross tattoo on their hands, but Toni Bevell and her associate do not. What's the significance of the tattoo?
- The Men of Letters are very powerful and active in Britain.
- Mary has her own history with 'Baby' 🙂
- This is the first time we've seen what actually happens to an angel who gets blasted away by one of the blood sigils
- Mary remembers dying, but doesn't remember being a ghost trapped in the house in Lawrence (Season 1, "Home"). She also doesn't remember Dean's first visit back in time, although her memory was only wiped the second time he returned with Sam.
- Lucifer is jumping from vessel to vessel (and possibly running from Crowley)
- The British Men of Letters have been watching the Winchesters for years
- Mary had heard of the Men of Letters, but she thought they were a myth; the American Chapters were wiped out right around the time she was born
- Mary Campbell Winchester's middle name is Sandra. She was born on December 5, 1954.
- Mary met John Winchester on March 23, 1972. They were married in Reno, Nevada on August 19, 1975.
- When Castiel crashes back to earth, the billboard he breaks through is an advertisement for "Mystery Spot". The only Mystery Spot Supernatural has referenced previously is in Florida (from the Season 3 episode of the same title), which would have meant Castiel was much further than a few hours away from the bunker in Lebanon, Kansas. In reality, there is a Mystery Spot tourist attraction in Santa Cruz, California, but that would also be much further away from the bunker.
- Apparently, the cell phone Jensen broke with his hands was a real phone -- not a prop phone
- John Winchester knew the words to every Led Zeppelin song
- In reality, it is a violation of the veterinary practice act (in the US) for a veterinarian to perform a medical procedure on a human; it would be considered practicing medicine without a license
- When we see Sam's bandaged foot, the bandage only covers the center of his foot; but the burns started at his heel, so the bandage would not have actually have covered his wounds
- Led Zeppelin is a well-known rock band. They are one of Dean's favorite bands, and apparently one of John's favorites, too.
- "Slaughterhouse Five" was a 1972 comedy-drama movie about a man who was abducted by aliens. Kurt Vonnegut wrote the screenplay. Vonnegut's work is also referenced elsewhere in Supernatural: in season 5 "The Monster at the End of This Book" two of Vonnegut's books are mentioned -- Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five. In season 11 "Don't Call Me Shurley", Metatron refers to Chuck's inserting himself into the Winchesters' story as "Vonnegut performance art", referring to Kilgore Trout -- a character Vonnegut created to insert himself into some of his stories
- "Posh Spice" is a reference to a fictional member of the 1990s era all-girl pop music group "The Spice Girls".
- "Mr. Ketch" may refer to the 17th century British executioner, John Ketch, who was known for his brutality
- "Bad Boys" -- by April Wine (plays during the recap)
- "Diesel Smoke, Dangerous.Curves" -- by Tom Powder (plays in the truck when Castiel crashes through the billboard)
- "Solitude" -- by Black Sabbath (plays during the montage at the end of the episode)
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|journalbookbinder||Let's all talk "Keep Calm and Carry On" (S12 E1) here!(page: 1 2)||39||Oct 16 2016, 8:05 PM EDT byWandlimb|
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It's been a long summer without any new episodes of the best show ever. But we made it through and now it's time to find out if Sam's okay...what's up with Mary...and where is Cas? (This season promises to have a few Cas-centric episodes, by the way.) I can't wait! And I definitely can't wait to get back to discussing the episodes right here with all of you. Let the speculation begin (at least until we finally see the first new one).