13.12 Various & Sundry Villains
|Title||Various & Sundry Villains|
|Episode #||Season 13, Episode 12|
|First aired||February 1, 2018|
|Directed by||Amanda Tapping|
|Written by||Steve Yockey|
|On IMDB||Various & Sundry Villains|
|Outline||Sam and Dean find a surprising ally in Rowena after Dean is placed under a love spell by witch sisters.|
|Location(s)|| Wichita, Kansas (I-135 North)|
Fall River, Massachusetts
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Unbeknownst to Sam and Dean, Rowena is back. She protected herself with a resurrection spell that allowed her to survive Lucifer 'killing' her. She has teamed up with two young witch sisters to get the Black Grimoire from the Winchesters. While on a beer run, the girls cast a love spell on Dean. He comes back to the bunker, proclaiming he has fallen in love and is bringing the Black Grimoire to his love as a gift. Sam tries to stop him by taking the keys to the Impala. Dean knocks him out and leaves on foot with the Grimoire in hand. Sam catches up with him as he is giving the book to the girls. As Sam and Dean are fighting again, Rowena shows up and breaks the love spell.
Sam, Dean, and Rowena start to look for the sisters. Rowena explains that she put a tracking spell on the Grimoire and that is how she was able to locate it initially. She explains that she needs the Grimoire for a spell to protect her from Lucifer, should he find her again. She leaves out that she's the one who put the girls up to getting the book from Sam and Dean in the first place.
While Dean goes into a local store to ask questions about the sisters, Sam and Rowena talk about their abuse at Lucifer's' hand. They both confide that they have seen his true face, with Sam saying that it still keeps him up at night. He tells Rowena that the feeling of helplessness will never go away. Rowena asks how he dealt with it and Sam replies that he never really has, he's just pushed it down. When Dean comes back with an address for the sisters, Rowena 'sticks' them to the parking lot by dropping a hex bag and reciting a spell. She leaves and goes to the sister's house.
At the house, the sisters have been using the Grimoire for a spell to resurrect their dead mother. It goes wrong, and she comes back as an apparently 'magic-proof' zombie. Rowena tries to take the Grimoire and the sisters set the zombie mom loose on her. In the meantime, Sam and Dean have broken free and storm the house. The sisters, who are 'freakishly strong', attack them with a knife and hammer. The fight continues until Rowena grabs Dean's gun (which had fallen during the fight) and shoots zombie mom in the head. She then casts a spell on the sisters who set upon each other with the knife and hammer until they kill each other.
In the house, Rowena is clutching the Grimoire and pleading with Sam and Dean that she needs the spell so she can feel safe from Lucifer. Sam takes the book from her and she leaves.
Later, in the Bunker, Dean confronts Sam about a missing page in the Grimoire -- the spell that Rowena wanted. Sam assures Dean that if Rowena 'breaks bad' he will personally hunt her down and kill her. He then confides that he knows how she feels. He says that helping Jack and trying to save Mary gave him a plan and kept him in control, and he is struggling without that. In true Dean fashion, he assures Sam that they will figure it out.
While Sam and Dean were dealing with the witches, Lucifer and Cas have been in a cell in Needham Asylum. Lucifer has been trying to raise a stick outside of his cell. Cas tells him how much Jack resembles his mother and proceeds to list all the human, and humane, things Jack has done. Lucifer gets mad and the stick flies across the floor. Using this new rage-boosted power, Lucifer breaks them out of the cell by stabbing their guard in the neck with the stick. Once outside, Lucifer implies to Cas that he would be stronger, and better able to protect them, if he could have some of Cas's grace. He then lunges forward and nicks Cas in the stomach with an angel blade. Cas in turn stabs Lucifer with his angel blade, up to the hilt. Lucifer's eyes flicker between red and brown.
In the final scene, Rowena is sitting inside of a Pentagram, reciting a spell. She makes a small slice down her throat which glows with a purple light. The light spreads out away from Rowena and warding ribbons binding Rowena appear. Blood drips from her eyes as the bonds begin to break. The slice in her neck and the blood from her eyes slowly disappear. Rowena's eyes glow blue as looks ahead.
- Angel Blade
- Black Grimoire
- Good Talk
- Grand Coven
- Hex Bag
- Led Zeppelin
- Men of Letters Bunker
- Needham Asylum
- Resurrection Charm
- Table of Death
- Warding Sigils
- Witch-Killing Bullets