1.02 Teach Your Children Well
|Title||Teach Your Children Well|
|Episode #||Season 1, Episode 2|
|First aired||October 18, 2022|
|Directed by||John Showalter|
|Written by|| Robbie Thompson|
David H. Goodman
|On IMDB||Teach Your Children Well|
|Location(s)|| Topeka, Kansas|
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- Dean: The ties that bind a family together can be complicated. Parents raise you, teach you what's right and wrong. And in some instances, how to kill monsters. But no matter who you are there comes a time you have to break from them and make your own way. And if you're not careful, things can get pretty ugly.
After a meditation session Barry and Maya wander through the woods. Barry thinks he sees his father, and runs after it. He is grabbed by a creature that wraps woody vines around him and he disappears.
Inside a deserted building, the core four and Ada have found dead zombies. Latika is particularly fascinated with their anatomy. Samuel Campbell has taken out these zombies and left behind a message - shotgun shells with his initials on them. Just then more zombies attack. John gets into some trouble fighting them, and Lata can't get the Monster Box to work, but they are quickly dispatched. Mary finds a newspaper clipping about a missing man from Topeka and decides this is what Samuel want's them to investigate.
As they arrive back in Lawrence, Millie is furious that John disappeared and hasn't contacted her. She's been looking through the few items of Henry's that John found at the Clubhouse, and fears losing John the way she lost Henry. John is angry and storms off.
Mary and John are neatly dressed as they pretend to be college friends of Barry's as they speak to his father who tells them about the commune. Carlos confides to Lata that he's concerned how Mary won't listen to them and insists on doing everything her way. The four dress as hippies and visit the Harper Ranch commune. When they find out Barry thought he saw his dad, they suspect shapeshifter may be at work. One member, Clyde is wearing a celtic necklace that symbolises transformation, leading Mary to suspect he may be the shapeshifter.
Ada visits the garage and tells Millie that she had worked with Henry, and that John just needs time. She gives her the address and phone number of where he is staying in Topeka.
Clyde goes missing after apparently seeing the nun who terrorised him as a child, ruling him out as a suspect. Mary finds a green substance on a tree near where Clyde disappears and concludes its the green blood of a Mimic, which can only be killed by a copper weapon. Layla however disagrees. She thinks the green substance is sap, and that the purple flowers nearby are significant, but Mary dismisses her speculation. May sends John to get some copper pip from their motel.
While searching for signs of the creature, Carlos confronts Mary about her leadership style, saying she wont listen to the rest of them and behaves a lot like her father. Lata interrupts and tells them that, after consulting Ada and doing some research, she thinks they are dealing with a monster known as La Tunda. They figure out that John may be in trouble and rac back to the motel to find him gone. They work out they can give the creature using a piece of her own wood.
In the woods, Mary, Carlos and Lata follow the purple flowers until they find La Tunda's lair where John, Barry and Clyde are held captive by La Tunda. A fight ensures but they manage to kill the creature. Mary and John drop Barry at his dad's house, and smile as they watch a heartfelt reunion between the two.
Back at the Winchester's Garage, John apologises to Milly for taking his anger at his dad out on her. Millie says that she and Henry always would say "I love you" after a fight, except for the last time they fought before he disappeared. She says she will always say it to John.
At the clubhouse, Carlos has bought pizza, and Mary says she will try and be a more inclusive leader. Ada tells them all that she has managed to access some memories of the demon that possessed her, and that there is another demon out there who may have information.
A cloaked figure walks through the woods and at the remains of La Tunda, collects some kind of essence from it. As it walks off, akrida skuttle behind it.
- Mary Campbell
- John Winchester
- Carlos Cervantez
- Latika Dar
- Ada Monroe
- Millie Winchester
- Dean Winchester
- Rockin' Roxy
- La Tunda
- Carlos' Van
- Costumes & Disguises (The Winchesters)
- Men of Letters Clubhouse
- Monster Box
- Table of Death
- Winchesters Garage
- "Altitude" by Claude Perraudin
- (playing during the opening party)
- "Aquarius (From "Hair")" by Ronald Dyson
- (plays as the "core four" prepare themselves for the commune)
- "Teach Your Children" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
- (plays over the closing montage)