When an individual can control the thinking, behavior, emotions or decisions of another individual. The ability to have this control, the exact definition and the extent of its influence on the individual are heavily debated among psychologists, neuroscientists and sociologists. Mind control has been debated as a legal implication as well. It was an issue in the court case of Patty Hearst and also in several court cases regarding New Religious Movements. Subliminal advertising is thought of as an unproven method of mind control in which messages are relayed to the public by being hidden in broadcasted advertisements.
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As Secret Service agents sweep Kelly Kline's motel room, one of them finds Castiel standing in a closet. Cas places two fingers on the agent’s temple and tells him there is no one in the room other than Kelly and to go wait in his car.
Against, her will, Mary is put through an arduous brainwashing process to "realign" her way of thinking to that of the British Men of Letters by Lady Bevell. Under their control, Mary is sent out to kill a hunter colleague by the name of Rick. The brainwashing takes its toll on Mary to the point she's prepared to commit suicide, almost succeeding when she takes Arthur Ketch's gun from him for a brief moment.
When the process is completed, Mary and Ketch are tasked with dealing with Sam and Dean, whom they seal in the Bunker along with Lady Bevell to suffocate. Mary does however question Ketch if it will be easier for her to hurt the people she loves. He replies that it will be easy because she won't remember loving them.
Mary continues killing hunters on the British Men of Letters kill list, mutilating a hunter by the name of Lester before being tasked with taking out Sheriff Jody Mills. However, when she arrives at Jody's home, Jody and Alex are able to subdue Mary and restrain her until Sam and Dean's arrival.
Along with Lady Bevell's help, Dean enters Mary's subconscious to help break her reprogramming. He eventually succeeds after an emotional confession to his mother about how he loves and hates her for the life he and Sam have lived.
Using his shapeshifting abilities to assume the form of Castiel, Asmodeus confronts Donatello and alters Donatello's mind, telling him any new information will be reported to him. Donatello agrees and walks away.
Dean is placed under the love spell Aegrota amore by Jaime and Jennie Plum, who use this spell to get unsuspecting men to do their bidding before killing them. The Plum sisters use this on Dean in order to acquire the Black Grimoire from the Winchesters. The spell is eventually lifted from Dean when the hex bag is destroyed by Rowena.