“Supernatural” is back! The CW series began right where last season left off with Dean (Jensen Ackles) coming face-to-face with his recently resurrected mother, Mary (Samantha Smith). Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) was shot by Lady Toni Bevell (Elizabeth Blackmore), a member of the British Men of Letters. Here’s a quick recap of the Season 12 premiere, titled “Keep Calm And Carry On”:
Mary nearly breaks Dean’s arm – talk about a mother-son reunion – and he knows then and there that she really is his mother. Of course, Mary doesn’t believe he is her 4-year-old son. It takes mana Winchester some convincing, but she does get persuaded when he recounts her and John’s relationship.
The best part of their reunion was when Dean tells her, “Hi, mom.” Clearly it was one of the most tear-jerking moments of “Supernatural.”
Ackles’ character takes mama Winchester to their bunker where Castiel has just arrived after stealing someone’s truck. Lady Toni, before kidnapping Sam, had zapped him three hours away from the bunker.
Sam Gets Tortured
Although Sam was most certainly shot last season, Lady Toni had put a bullet in one of his legs. Moreover, she pays a veterinarian a whopping amount of money to remove the bullet and get him stitched up.
Then she chained Sam up and tortured him. The British Men of Letters have been watching the Winchesters all this time and they want to make America safe again. Turns out that there hasn’t been a single monster related death in Britain since 1965. They are that good at their job.
Of course, “Supernatural” fans know all too well that Sam has had his fair share of torture. “I’ve been tortured by the devil himself so you, you’re just an accent in a pantsuit. What can you do to me?” Sam tells the British lady. The answer: give him a very cold shower (thanks “Supernatural” for showing a shirtless Padalecki!)
It’s Hunting Time
Back at the bunker, a shocked Castiel (Misha Collins) gets introduced to Mary while Mary is obviously surprised to meet an angel. She’s never met one before despite being a hunter.
With introductions out of the way, the goal is now to find the youngest Winchester. They start tracking Lady Toni using traffic cameras while Mary looks at the computer in awe. Welcome to 2016, Mary!
When Cas, Dean and Mary set out with the Impala to locate Sam, Mary has a moment with Baby. From the way she looks at the backseat of the car, fans get a sneaking suspicion that Dean was probably conceived there.
A Hit Woman Takes Down Dean and Cas … But Not Mary
Meanwhile, Lady Toni is still using torture techniques, like a blowtorch, to get Sam to cough up all the names of the hunters in America. It doesn’t work. So the British woman tries to break his mind by injecting a serum that makes him get horrific visions – Dean’s many deaths, his mother’s untimely demise and so much more.
Elsewhere, Toni sends a hit woman to take down Dean. Now the British Men of Letters may not seem great, but this woman certainly is. She takes down Cas and Dean very easily. Thanks to mama Winchester, however, the hit woman is taken down with an angel blade. Go, Mary!
Sam tires to escape but it doesn’t work. It’s ok because Mary, Dean and Cas have finally located him and are on their way.
Crowley Searches For Lucifer
“Supernatural” Season 12, episode 1 also showed the former kill of hell, Crowley (Mark Sheppard), on a mission to find Lucifer who is jumping from vessel to vessel in search of the perfect one.
“Supernatural” Season 12 airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. EDT on The CW.