The British Invasion
Airdate: April 6, 2017
Directed by: John F. Showalter
Written by: Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming
|While Dean and Sam continue searching for Kelly Kline, they learn from Mick Davies that the British Men of Letters know about the Nephilim and plan to get involved. As the Winchesters' plan to find and help Kelly unravels, the situation between them and the Brits deteriorates, deadly consequences result, and the Brits institute a sinister plan to resolve their engagement with the Winchesters and the other American hunters.|
- Mick Davies to Dean and Sam - "This is not some werewolf! Do you have any idea what will happen if this abomination is born?"
- Crowley to Lucifer - "How the mighty have sunk, heh?"
- Mr. Ketch to Mary - "I must say, when I first met you, I didn't see this coming. My first thought at the time was 'I'll end up shooting this one.'"
- Dr. Hess to Mick Davies - "Hunters are dogs, Mr. Davies. You give them an order and they obey."
(Young Mick Davies)
- Where is Castiel? And is he okay?
- Does Crowley know Lucifer is trying to trick him again? Or is Crowley setting a trap for Lucifer and his followers, so he can flush out those demons that are disloyal to him?
- If Lucifer truly is tricking Crowley right now, how long will it take Crowley to figure out what's going on? Will he figure it out in time to stop Lucifer from escaping?
- What will Dean and Sam say/do when they learn about Mary and Mr. Ketch? How will these "events" affect Mary's relationship with her sons?
- Was Mr. Ketch being prophetic when he said that when he first met Mary, he thought he'd end up killing her? Will he end up killing Mary?
- Does Mr. Ketch truly have feelings for Mary, or was he just caught off guard by her implication that she doesn't have feelings for him?
- Now that Mick is gone, is there anyone else in the BMOLs reasonable enough to disobey the kill order and help the Winchesters?
- What will the Winchesters do when they realize the BMOLs mean to kill them? The BMOLs have a key to the bunker, so it is no longer a safe place for the Boys. Will they try to run? Or fight?
- Will Mary take her Boys' side against the BMOLs? Or is she loyal to her new employers now? Would she be willing to kill Mr. Ketch (or another BMOL) to save her sons?
- Dr. Hess was ordered by "the other elders" to fix the situation in America. Who are the other elders? What's their end game?
- If the BMOLs kill the Winchesters and all the American hunters, what is their plan for eliminating the monsters in America? Will they establish permanent bases here?
- What will Kelly do now that she knows she is going to die? Even if she does reach out to the Winchesters, can they do anything to help her? They seem pretty ineffective against Dagon at this point. And the only weapon that they know might kill Dagon (the Michael Lance) is broken.
- The bunker key will open any MOL chapter house in the world.
- According to Lucifer, Michael is still alive in the cage, but he's insane.
- Unless Mary is lying to herself (as well as everyone else) she still believes that she's not putting the BMOLs before her sons.
- Apparently, Mary thinks sex doesn't mean anything.
- Someone named Spivak (possibly a demon) created the modifications to Lucifer's current vessel to help make it permanent, prevent him from leaving it, and allow Crowley to control Lucifer as long as he's inside the vessel. After Spivak's work was done, Crowley had him killed to stop him from telling anyone else how to undo the modifications.
- Sam and Eileen may have a 'thing" for each other.
- Eileen is traveling to Ireland, where she will be even closer to the BMOL's base, and out of range for the Winchesters to help protect her.
- Dr. Hess was told by "the other elders" to fix the situation in America. So she is clearly not in charge of the BMOLs.
- Gillian Barber, who played Dr. Hess in this episode, also played Lila's mother in "Faith' (season 1).
- Mick was drinking Glenverness scotch when the Boys arrived back at the bunker. The brand of scotch appears to be fictional.
- Mick stayed in room #15 when he spent the night at the MOL bunker with the Winchesters.
- When Dean and Mick tried to shoot Dagon, it isn't clear what type of bullets they had in their guns. Dean had used devils trap bullets for Ramiel, but they didn't work, so he probably wouldn't expect them to work on Ramiel's sister. It's possible that the Colt might have worked, if Eileen hadn't missed the shot.
- In the scene when Dean grabs Kelly from in front of the clinic, you can see a sign that says "Blackford Street" in the background. There's also a bar called "River's Reach Pub" directly across the street from where the fictional clinic is located. The scene was filmed in New Westminster, BC. The clinic building is actually a martial arts studio (SPN used a fake sign to make the building look like a clinic). But the River's Reach Pub is a real place, located at the intersection of Blackford Street and 6th Street.
- Eileen initially tracked Kelly from C'oeur D'alene, Idaho. C'oeur D'alene is also where "Repo Man" (season 7) took place.
- Lucifer still wear's Nick's (his meat suit's) wedding ring:
- Mary has been wearing what looks like her wedding ring on a chain around her neck since she returned from the dead. But in the scene after she has slept with Mr. Ketch, we see that she has removed the chain. Wearing the ring would (theoretically) have been in poor taste even for Mary, but does removing it suggest that she feels guilty? It will be interesting to see if she puts it back on after this episode. Mary says something to Ketch about not being relationship material, and that her relationship was a long time ago. How does she feel about her relationship with John now?
- The "British Invasion" refers to a 1960s era phenomenon that involved an increase in interest and popularity of British culture in America. The immense popularity of British musical groups like The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, the Kinks, The Animals, and Herman's Hermits were an important part of this concept.
- Dean refers to Dagon as a "Pat Benatar" wannabe. Pat Benatar is a rock and roll performer who became popular during the 1970s and 1980s. Pat Benatar's song "Heartbreaker" played during the recap for the Supernatural Season 10 premiere. This song represents the only song by a female performer that has been featured in a season premiere recap.
- When Crowley is teasing Lucifer, he says "Show time, Marmaduke". Marmaduke is a dog (a Great Dane) featured in a comic strip of the same name.
- There are numerous allusions to the Harry Potter books and films in this episode, including some of the music, and one of the characters (Mr. Rawlings), whose name is similar to the author of the Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling.
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