12.17 The British Invasion
|Title||The British Invasion|
|Episode #||Season 12, Episode 17|
|First aired||April 6, 2017|
|Directed by||John F. Showalter|
|Written by|| Eugenie Ross-Leming|
|On IMDB||The British Invasion|
|Outline||Mick Davies is caught in the middle when Dr. Hess of the British Men of Letters decides that the Winchesters need to be brought into line. Meanwhile, Kelly Kline's pregnancy with Lucifer's child is advancing.|
|Location(s)|| Outside London, England (1987)|
Fall River, Massachusetts
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Kendricks Academy, England -- 1987
Two boys, one a young Mick Davies, enter the office of the headmistress, Dr. Hess. They notice that a section of the floor is covered with plastic. Dr Hess tells the boys they have both conquered many trials at Kendricks, through natural talent or hard work. Today, they’ll find out who moves on. She goes to the table and opens a piece of cloth to reveal a knife and tells them that only one of them will be leaving the room. While the other boy, Timothy, urges Mick that they run to his father for help, Mick tells him to close the door.
Later, young Mick walks down the corridor towards Dr. Hess where she waits. She looks up. Mick is splattered with blood. Mick tells her Timothy fought well; he didn't want to die. Dr. Hess tells Mick the Code demanded otherwise. Mick clutches the knife, covered in blood, in his hand.
In the Impala, the boys are chatting to Eileen Leahy via FaceTime on Sam’s tablet. She tells Sam she was in Idaho, the last place anybody saw Kelly Kline, and right after Kelly left, somebody burned down an old warehouse. She tells Sam she found something after she did some digging and sends Sam a message to his phone. There are security shots of Kelly going into the warehouse with a woman. Sam surmises that it must be the Prince of Hell, Dagon. Sam and Dean arrive to the Bunker and find Mick waiting for them. Mick has word from the head of the British Men of Letters about a cosmic disturbance. Sam and Dean tell him what they know about the Nephilim. Mick is surprised both that they didn't tell him tht the Devil is having a child and that they haven’t killed Kelly to stop the birth. Mick agrees that maybe wouldn’t have been easy, but the Code demands it.
In Crowley's Lair, Lucifer is chained to a chair. He starts to chant Dagon’s name. “Dagon... Hear me.” Dagon hears Lucifer telepathically and replies, telling him that things are well and Kelly should be fine until the child is born. In England, Dr. Hess is on the phone to Mick. She asks about the Winchesters and he tells her he’s making some progress. Hess threatens that if they can’t get the Winchesters on their side they will have to be killed.
After finally caving into Kelly's demands, Dagon takes Kelly to see a doctor who says her vitals and preliminary labs were great and that he wants to do a quick sonogram. When he notices something on the screen, the doctor starts to wonder what it is, but just as Kelly starts to worry, Dagon’s eyes turn yellow and she telepathically instructs the doctor: “Everything looks a-okay.” The doctor smiles at Kelly: “Everything looks a-okay!” Kelly is relieved the baby seems fine.
Dean is pacing in the Bunker library, on the phone, listening to Cas’ voicemail message. Dean’s frustrated that he’s tried to call three times now and tells Castiel to call back. Sam and Eileen are sitting at the table, drinking beers and talking about her research. Eileen ran the plates of every car that drove past that warehouse in Idaho just before it burned down. One was registered to Dermott Culp, a man reported missing a year ago. She tracked his car to Iowa and found him coming out of a building carrying a dead body. Eileen says he works for Dagon and covers her tracks. Eileen managed to get a phone number from Dermott before she killed him.
In Lucifer's prison cell, Lucifer appears to be broken and submitting to Crowley’s command, much to Crowley's skepticism. Later, Crowley parades the chained Lucifer in front to his minions. He tells them he understands some may be confused about their loyalty. Lucifer asserts that he has submitted to Crowley, but as Lucifer tells the demons there is only one true ruler of Hell, he silently mouths “me.” He goes on to say anyone who does not support ‘this one true king,’ can be assured of suffering unendurable and everlasting agony, and Lucifer's eyes burn red. He smirks and tells the demons to applaud. They seem confused, but slowly begin to clap.
Eileen and Sam call Kelly and lure her back to the doctor’s office where Dean comes up alongside her, grabs her arm, and tells her to stay cool and walk with him. They get into the Impala and drive to the junkyard where Sam, Eileen, Mick, and Renny Rawlings are waiting, after giving Sam the Colt. They try and reason with Kelly, but suddenly Dagon appears from nowhere. She thrusts her hands in the air and everyone except Kelly is flung back, landing heavily. As they slowly get to their feet, Dean and Mick try shooting Dagon but bullets don't slow her down. She throws them aside again and walks up to Kelly. Eileen sees the Colt, which Sam dropped when he was thrown. Dagon reaches Kelly, takes her by the hand, and begins to walk away. With Dagon in her sights, Eileen fires the Colt, just as Dagon disappears, taking Kelly with her. The bullet from the Colt continues on its path and hits Renny in the chest. Sam, Dean, Mick, and Eileen slowly realize what has happened as Renny collapses and dies. Eileen starts to panic, telling them she didn't mean to, she was shooting at the demon. Sam comforts her telling her it's all right. Mick, however, pulls out his gun and approaches Eileen. Dean stops him and Sam steps in front of Eileen. Mick tells them Eileen killed a Man of Letters and that she now has to die. Sam tells him it was an accident, but Mick tells them it doesn't matter, the Code demands that Eileen pay the price. Sam tells Mick he doesn’t have to blindly follow the Code, he only has to do what he knows is right, to answer to his own code. Mick slowly lowers his gun and tells them to go. Sam and Dean get Eileen into the Impala and drive off.
In a motel room, Ketch is in bed, covered to the waist, while Mary is getting dressed. Ketch tells Mary when he first met her, he didn't see this coming, he thought he’d end up shooting her. Mary tells him not to read anything into it, that it means nothing. Ketch shakes it off and agrees, saying that he’s not built for that.
In Crowley’s lair, Lucifer is back in his room talking to a demon named Drexel. The demon inspects Lucifer's body and tells him that the restoration of his vessel is holding and there are no problems he can see. He promises Lucifer he will crack the magic that is holding Lucifer trapped.
Back at their hideout, Dagon handcuffs Kelly to the bed, telling her she can't be trusted. When Kelly tells her she was only worried about the baby, Dagon tells Kelly that the baby is strong and will be fine, but that Kelly on the other hand won't. She says that the pains she has been feeling are only a taste of what's to come for her, as Nephilim births are always fatal for the mother.
In the Bunker, Dean enters the library in the morning with a cup of coffee. Sam is sitting at the table looking at his laptop. Sam asks Dean if he’s heard anything from Cas yet, but Dean says he hasn’t. Sam tells him Eileen has headed back to Ireland for a while, which Dean understands. Sam nods a minute then picks up an object in a cloth and hands it to Dean with a small smile. Dean opens it to reveal the Colt. He purrs, “Welcome back, sweetheart” as he takes aim down the barrel.
At the British Men of Letters Compound, Mick is shocked to find Dr. Hess waiting, telling her he didn't think she ever left London. She tells him she doesn’t, but she’s been assigned by the other elders to fix this "rapidly deteriorating situation." Mick tries to apologize, but she cuts him off. She gives him a lecture on the Code, and how it is the foundation of their order. As Mick tells her he can see other choices, can choose to do the right thing, Dr. Hess subtly nods to Ketch, who shoots Mick in the back of the head. As Mick's body lay slumped over the table, Dr. Hess tells Ketch that the grand experiment in recruiting American hunters has failed and that all hunters must be eliminated. She drops a file onto the table labeled "Authorized Personnel Only Case No. 23 – DEAN W."
- Sam Winchester
- Dean Winchester
- Mary Winchester
- Eileen Leahy
- Mick Davies
- Mr. Ketch
- Kelly Kline
- Dr. Hess
- Renny Rawlings
- Angel Blade
- British Men of Letters
- The Colt
- Kendricks Academy
- Key to the Bunker
- Men of Letters
- Men of Letters Bunker
- Mind Control
- Needham Asylum
- Princes of Hell
- Table of Death
Trivia & References
Sides, Scripts & Transcripts
- 12.17 The British Invasion (transcript)
- The British Invasion Script (Production Draft)
- Shooting schedule
- Picture Vehicle Breakdown