Supernatural 12×02 Recap: “Mamma Mia”

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The Road So Far

Last season saw the brothers in a battle with their biggest foe yet: the Darkness. Upon reuniting the Darkness with her brother, AKA God, the brothers were able to take a long relaxing vacation…oh wait, nope. The boys never catch a break. Sam’s been captured by a British Woman of Letters who’s no fan of the Winchesters, Castiel thinks Dean is dead, and Dean is reunited with his mother…who’s been dead for thirty-three years.

Oh and Lucifer is footloose and fancy-free.

Synopsis

So, there’s a rather jumpy start point for “Mamma Mia,” with Sam seemingly being willingly seduced by Lady British Whatsherface, who I affectionately named “Camilla” (because really, no one bothers to say her name more than once per episode so I can’t be bothered to remember). So, consent issues aside (because oh boy you do not want to start me on yet another F**kLeming rant), the writers lazily adopted the “seduce the information out of him” plot line instead of continuing on the psychological war games introduced in the season premiere.

Basically, Sam’s whole plot in this episode is to be shirtless and used by Camilla in an attempt to get “insider knowledge” of American hunters.

*heavy sigh*

Supernatural -- "Mamma Mia" -- SN1202b_0100.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Samantha Smith as Mary Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved
Supernatural — “Mamma Mia” — SN1202b_0100.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Samantha Smith as Mary Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

In the bunker, Dean and Mary are having a hard time adjusting. Castiel has little advice for Dean, and the search for Sam isn’t going well. Mary is struggling to catch up on over thirty years of information about the world and her sons, and Dean is struggling to keep his mother safe. When Dean discovers Camilla’s hideout via the magic of real estate offices, Mary insists on coming along, much to Dean’s chagrin (it’s almost like he forgot that his mother was a Hunter long before he was even thought of).

Supernatural -- "Mamma Mia" -- SN1202b_0196.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Jared Padalecki as Sam, Jensen Ackles as Dean and Samantha Smith as Mary Winchester -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved
Supernatural — “Mamma Mia” — SN1202b_0196.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jared Padalecki as Sam, Jensen Ackles as Dean and Samantha Smith as Mary Winchester — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Camilla’s hideout is well warded, so Dean goes in alone and is almost immediately caught and chained up. But hey, now Sammy knows Dean isn’t dead, right? Mama Winchester closely follows up to rescue her boys, and wow that is one Mama Bear that you really don’t want to piss off. In the end, though, it is another British Man of Letters, who we’ll call Mick Jagger, who stomps all over Camilla’s parade and lets the Winchesters leave…relatively unharmed.

Oh, and Crowley faced down the Devil with the help of Rowena and lost. Now Lucy’s got a witch for a pet, a witch who controls the Book of the Damned.

The Big Picture

Supernatural -- "Mamma Mia" -- SN1202a_0168.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Emma Johnson as Jennifer and Rick Springfield as Vince Vincente -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved
Supernatural — “Mamma Mia” — SN1202a_0168.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Emma Johnson as Jennifer and Rick Springfield as Vince Vincente — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Aside from the obvious Winchester familial tension, and the growing threat of the International Cult of Douchebaggery, this episode offered very little new information, except that the Morningstar has found a new vessel: Vince Vincente (Rick Springfield), a rockstar. Whatever Lucifer plans on doing now that he has a new meatsuit, I sincerely doubt that it’s any good, and I’m ecstatic for it. Personally, I find that the Devil in new skin holds much more of a threat to the Winchesters than Camilla and Mick Jagger.

Until next week, SPN Fam.

-TC

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