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As the episode opens, Toni Bevell and Sam are in bed, naked, surrounded by candles. Sam is not injured at all, and the two of them have clearly been having sex. As they pillow talk about how neither of them expected to end up in bed with the other, we learn that Toni has been asking Sam questions; but Sam is eager to continue their other activities without all the excess talking that answering questions would involve.
AT THE BUNKER:
Back at the bunker, Dean is on the phone with Castiel. He hasn’t had any luck locating Sam. Castiel is currently in Aldrich, Missouri, and tells Dean that he’s checked all the local motels and abandoned buildings, but hasn’t located Sam. Dean suggests that Cas check real estate offices; suggesting that since the British MOLs are organized enough to have a private plane, they may try to lease or buy a building.
While they’re on the phone, Dean confesses to Cas that it has been “weird” and awkward having Mary at the bunker. Dean admits that he doesn’t know how to act around her or what to say to her, so they make small talk. Dean says the whole situation just seems like “too much” and he doesn’t want to overwhelm her. Castiel suggests that Dean try to not over-complicate the situation.
Meanwhile, Sam and Toni are still in bed talking. Toni says that despite all the efforts of Sam and other American hunters, monsters still seem to run rampant in America. When Sam says they (hunters) address that by continuing to plug away, Toni suggests that some of the American hunters may have been bought or compromised. Sam begins to deny that assertion, but he suddenly seems confused. We see that he is having flashbacks to being in the cellar, being tortured, looking up the stairs at the locked door, and seeing Toni’s face in front of his in the darkness of the cellar. Toni asks Sam if he’s alright, but her voice sounds distant to him. At that moment, Sam wakes up and realizes he’s still chained to a chair in the cellar.
Toni taunts Sam, saying he should admit that his hallucination was “fun while it lasted”. She tells him that she created his hallucination by using a spell on him, but it would liquefy his brain if she tried to do it again. However, she walks over to a table full of knives and other torture devices and starts selecting which one to use to continue torturing him. She chooses a curved blade and walks over to Sam with it, saying that although enhanced interrogation was not part of her job description, she is a quick study. As the scene ends, we see her cut Sam with the knife, but we can’t tell where.
Later, we see that Toni is still torturing Sam and demanding that Sam tell her the names and locations of every hunter, and the passcodes to every MOL database at the bunker; she also wants Sam to discuss his relationship with Ruby. As she is talking, she gets a phone call from Mick – another agent from the British MOLs. Mick tells Toni that she’s been “a bad girl” and he’s been sent to bring her in. He also tells her that her associate, Ms. Watt, is dead.
THE NEXT DAY:
Back at the bunker, it is the next morning. When Dean asks Mary how she slept, she says that she dreamed about John and about things he did when she knew him. She says that John was a great father. Dean again looks emotionally moved and nods in agreement, but doesn’t say anything. As they are talking, Cas calls Dean to tell him he’s found a farm house that was recently rented by someone with a British accent. When he arrived, he discovered that the house was powerfully warded. Dean tells Cas that he will leave immediately. He tries to get Mary to stay behind, and expresses concern that he won’t be able to do his job if he’s worried about keeping her safe. Mary insists that he doesn’t have to worry because she can take care of herself, and abruptly ends the discussion.
Meanwhile, we see that Rowena is on a date at a fancy restaurant. She’s lying to her date about how she studied at fancy boarding schools but ran away to join the Royal Ballet. When she looks up, she recognizes Crowley, dressed as a waiter, pouring her more wine. Later, we see Crowley and Rowena talking in a stairwell at the restaurant. Rowena is furious that Crowley has tracked her down again, and says she wants to put monsters and demons behind her. But Crowley says he needs her help settling a score with Lucifer, and he threatens to tell Rowena’s date (Ben) who she really is unless she agrees to help him.
Next, we see Vince Vincente (an aging rock and roll guitarist) just finishing a performance with his rock band onstage. After the performance, Vince returns to his dressing room and he seems emotionally exhausted. He pours a glass of whiskey and is preparing to drink it when one of his band members bursts through the door with a young girl on his arm. He invites Vince out for a night on the town with some local girls. Vince declines, but his friend, Tommy, persists. He tells Vince that he needs to start living his life and that all he does is perform, drink, and sleep. Vince drinks the whiskey, while looking sadly at a photo (of a young woman) on his dressing table. Tommy says that it has been years since Jen (presumably the woman in the photograph) died, and she wouldn’t want Vince to live the way he’s living. Vince dismisses his friend and tells him to go enjoy himself. Reluctantly, Tommy leaves. Vince continues drinking and looking at the photo. Suddenly, Vince is startled when the lights begin to flicker, and the picture frame holding Jen’s photo falls face forward.
Later, Vince is at his hotel room. He’s looking at himself in the bathroom mirror and goes to splash water on his face when the water suddenly turns to blood. Horrified, he leaves the bathroom, but looking back, he realizes that the water is just water again and there’s no blood on his face or hands. Then, the lights begin flickering, and picture frames (holding pictures of Jen) start flying around the room by themselves as lightning flashes outside. As this is happening, Vince hears Jen’s voice calling to him. Panicked, Vince tries to call the front desk, but the phone is dead, so he throws it against a wall in frustration. He runs into the next room and slams the door, to stop the picture frames from flying at him. Suddenly, Jen is standing in the room with him.
Vince is stunned as Jen walks toward him. He asks how this is possible, and she says she wanted to apologize for committing suicide. Vince is deeply saddened and feels terrible about the way he treated her when she was alive. He says all he wants is her. Jen says that can happen. She tells him that she’s an angel and she can bring him peace if he’ll agree to invite her in. Vince says “yes” and suddenly Jen’s eyes glow red. The whole room is bathed in blinding light as Lucifer takes Vince as his vessel.
In another location, Crowley and Rowena are in a basement. Rowena is using a location spell to find Lucifer, but has not been successful. Crowley grows impatient, but then Rowena locates Lucifer. They discover that Lucifer has found a new vessel. Crowley tells Rowena that he wants her to help him get Lucifer back into his cage, because she’s the only one who can do it. At first, Rowena angrily refuses; but Crowley again threatens to tell Ben about Rowena’s true identity. Rowena reminds Crowley that Lucifer can’t be sent back into his cage while he’s occupying a vessel. Crowley says that won’t be a problem.
THE NEXT MORNING:
Back at the farm house, we see that Sam is exhausted and has several cuts on his chest that weren’t there before, indicating that Toni has continued torturing him through the night. Outside, Dean and Mary arrive and meet Castiel. Cas tells them that he hasn’t been inside because of the warding. Dean says he’ll go inside to check things out. Mary wants to come along, but Dean convinces her to stay outside with Cas (for the moment). Dean searches outside, but when he tries to open a cellar door, he discovers that he’s standing on a sigil. The ground glows around him, and he disappears.
Later, Sam is in the cellar alone when Toni brings Dean – shackled, wincing slightly in pain, and seemingly somewhat dazed – down the stairs. Sam looks surprised and seems not to believe what he’s seeing. Toni tells Sam that since torturing him hasn’t been successful, she’ll make him watch her torture Dean, instead. Minutes later, we see Dean shackled to a post, and Toni punches him in the face while wearing the warded brass knuckles. She continues questioning the brothers, demanding that Dean discuss his relationship with Benny. Neither brother is willing to talk.
Toni leaves the brothers alone for a few minutes. They have a brief and blunted reunion. Sam explains that their captors are with the British MOLs, but Dean doesn’t get a chance to tell Sam about Mary before Toni returns to the cellar. She taunts the Winchesters about living in the bunker, but never taking the time to learn anything by reading the materials collected there. She picks up a long spike and prepares to stab Dean in the eye when Mary suddenly appears with her gun drawn. Mary demands that Toni get away from her “boys” and get on the ground.
While Toni is knocked out, Dean frees Sam and they prepare to leave; but before they can do that, Mick arrives. When the Winchesters look up, Mick and Castiel are standing at the bottom of the cellar stairs. Mick apologizes for what Toni has done, and tells them that the British MOLs are concerned about possible misconduct from the American hunters, but that the British MOLs want to work with them. He also tells them that Toni went too far, violated orders and will be punished, but that he is not there to fight with them. When Sam questions why they should believe him, he reminds them that he could have killed them or taken them prisoner if he’d wanted to, that he entered the building unarmed, and he is the one who removed the warding so Castiel , their “attack dog” (who could easily have killed him), could enter the building. He gives Castiel his contact information, and advises them all to calm down and consider his offer. Reluctantly, the Winchesters let Toni and Mick leave, and they return to the bunker.
Back at Vince’s hotel room, his friend Tommy knocks on the door to check on Vince, who is late for a noon rehearsal. Tommy is surprised to see Vince up and dressed, and tells him that they need to get to rehearsal. Vince says he can’t come to rehearsal because he has plans. When Tommy persists, Vince turns to him suddenly. His eyes glow red and he shoves Tommy through the closed door and several feet down the hallway, knocking him unconscious.
Next, Vince goes to Crowley’s lair. He confronts Crowley, and tells him to get off his throne. He seems surprised when Crowley is cocky and doesn’t seem afraid. Crowley tells Lucifer that, since Chuck is away again, Lucifer should return to heaven and reclaim it instead of trying to rule over demons in hell. Lucifer threatens to smite Crowley, but realizes that his hands suddenly won’t move. As this is happening, Rowena appears from behind a pillar, chanting an incantation that is causing Lucifer's paralysis. Crowley approaches Lucifer and taunts him. Crowley throws acid into Lucifer’s face, to dissolve his vessel. Lucifer screams and covers his face. Rowena recites the incantation and initiates the spell to return Lucifer to his cage, but it doesn’t work.
Later, we see that Lucifer and Rowena are still at Crowley’s lair. Lucifer says he initially wanted to kill her, but has decided that she is a gifted witch with access to the Book of the Damned, so he has chosen instead to take her prisoner. As Rowena screams “no”, Lucifer grabs her by the throat and disappears with her.
Later, it appears to be the same evening at the bunker. Mary is in her room, and Sam brings her a cup of tea. Sam also offers to be a sympathetic ear if Mary ever needs to talk while trying to adjust to being in the current time. Mary says that she has lots of things she wants to catch up on – things she missed during Sam and Dean’s childhoods. Sam gives Mary John’s journal and suggests that she read it, because it helped him fill in some blanks when he read it, and it feels like the book keeps John with them. Before Sam leaves, Mary asks him why he returned to hunting when he had a chance to get out. Sam replies that hunting is what his family does. He also says that, for him, having her back fills in the biggest blank in his life. He is near tears, and he and Mary embrace. Later, we see that Dean is alone in the kitchen, sitting on the floor, drinking beer and looking at old family photographs; Mary is in her room reading John’s journal, and Sam is alone is his room lost in his own thoughts.
Toni and Mick are in a car, presumably heading to the airport to return to England. They disagree about whether they should leave before the work is done. Mick says Toni’s orders were to contact the American hunters and gain their trust. He reminds Toni that the American hunters have had their fair share of successes. He says they should return to England as planned, but Toni insists that the American hunters are no better than the monsters they fail to control, so they should be eliminated. Mick says that if that should become necessary, he has already sent for Mr. Ketch. As the episode closes, we see someone in London (with London Bridge visible through an open window) packing weapons and other items into bags. This is presumably Mr. Ketch preparing to leave for America.