12.22 Who We Are
|Title||Who We Are|
|Episode #||Season 12, Episode 22|
|First aired||May 18, 2017|
|Directed by||John F. Showalter|
|Written by||Robert Berens|
|On IMDB||Who We Are|
|Outline||With the British Men of Letters continuing their attack on American hunters, Sam leads a group in a last stand against the Brits. Meanwhile, Dean attempts to reach Mary and break her brainwashing with the aid of Lady Bevell.|
|Monster||British Men of Letters|
|Timeline||Immediately following and two days after 12.21 There's Something About Mary.|
|Location(s)|| Lebanon, Kansas|
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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After killing another hunter, Mary checks in with Mr. Ketch, who texts her a list of names including Jody Mills. In the locked-down Bunker, Sam, Dean, and Lady Bevell discuss possible escape routes. When Dean proposes killing Toni to conserve air, she says she’s the only one who can undo Mary’s brainwashing. Toni tells the brothers the only way out of the Bunker is the manual override, but that it’s located outside the Bunker. Sam decides they should look for a spell to reverse the lockdown. After their attempts at magic fail, Dean decides it’s time to bust their way out. Sam and Dean use sledgehammers against the concrete walls, but the wall is too thick and very little progress was made. Exhausted and low on oxygen, Sam and Dean come to terms with the fact that they aren’t going to escape, and they talk about how they thought things would end. With all hope seemingly lost, Dean finally gets the idea of using the grenade launcher against the concrete wall. He blasts a hole in it and climbs out the the override switch, but his leg is badly injured in the process.
After restoring the Bunker's power and escaping, the brothers search for cell phones to notify hunters that Mary is on the loose looking for kills. Dean is able to reach Garth and warn him, but Sam is unable to reach Jody, so they take off for South Dakota. Bursting into her house, they find Mary is tied up in the kitchen. Sam fetches Toni and orders her to reverse Mary’s brainwashing, but she admits that there is no way to reverse it. Toni says that the real Mary is hiding behind impenetrable psychic walls. Toni pleads for her life, saying the British Men of Letters won’t stop until all the hunters are dead. She tells them to run, but Sam says they should fight. They assemble all nearby hunters so that Sam can explain his plan to take down the British Men of Letters.
Sam addresses the hunters, taking full responsibility for his plan, admitting that he tried to work with them because their mission was supposedly the same. Sam asks them to follow him to take the fight to them. Everyone agrees to follow Sam. As the hunters gear up to leave, Dean tells Sam he’s too injured to go, and he believes in Sam’s ability to lead and win this fight. Dean intends to stay behind and search for a way to save Mary. The boys say farewell with a hug, calling each other “bitch” and “jerk” as Alex tells Jody to “kick it in the ass.”
Sam and the other hunters drive to the British Men of Letters compound. Inside the compound, Ketch tracks Mary’s phone to Lebanon where Toni is helping Dean with Mary. Toni tells Dean he’ll be entering a psychic link with Mary which requires them both to be sedated. He handcuffs Toni to a table to prevent her escape while he's under. Dean emerges in Mary’s subconscious in the house in Lawrence in the months before the nursery fire and Mary’s death. Baby Sam lies in the crib while Mary makes lunch for Dean. Everything is picture perfect, but Mary refuses to acknowledge Dean’s sudden appearance in the picture.
While Sam’s convoy of American hunters barrels into the British Men of Letters compound with guns blazing, Dean continues his attempt to make a connection with Mary and realizes she is purposefully ignoring him because her fantasy is preferable to facing the consequences of her deal with Azazel. Dean goes on to tell Mary he hates her, and then he makes her listen as he recounts the things that happened to Sam and Dean because of the deal, the unfathomable suffering Sam endured before, during, and after he was possessed by Lucifer. He tells Mary that he hates her two more times before admitting that he also loves her, and that he understands the love that drives someone to such lengths. Dean tells Mary he forgives her for everything, and he tells her that the three of them can start over if she will fight for it, see him. Finally, Mary turns to face Dean. As she begins to speak, the physic link is broken by Ketch who has discovered them and killed Toni. Ketch begins attacking Dean. As they fight, Ketch pulls a gun on Dean only to be shot in the back and then in the head by Mary.
With the assault ongoing, Sam, Jody, and Walt engage Dr. Hess in her office. In a last-ditch effort to save herself, she reveals she has knowledge of Lucifer and his unborn child, telling Sam he will need the help of the British Men of Letters to deal with the situation. Sam is unconvinced. When Dr. Hess lunges for her gun, Jody shoots her in the head. The hunters set explosives and destroy the compound before they leave.
Back at the Bunker, Dean and Mary clean up the mess and the bodies. Dean reassures Mary that the three of them can get past what’s happened. She admits she avoided Sam and Dean, acting distant and cold, in an effort to fix her past mistakes because being around them was too hard. Dean tells her that her choices made the brothers who they are: men who save the world. She says she is afraid Sam will never forgive her. At that moment, Sam walks in and tells her she doesn’t have to be afraid. He pulls her into his arms, and then he pulls Dean in as well.
- Sam Winchester
- Dean Winchester
- Mary Winchester
- Sheriff Jody Mills
- Alex Jones
- Mr. Ketch
- Lady Antonia Bevell
- Dr. Hess
- Walt and Roy
- British Men of Letters
- Grenade Launcher
- Kick it in the ass!
- Men of Letters Bunker
- Mind Control
- Single Perfect Tear
- Table of Death