Mia Vallens

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Name Dr. Mia Vallens
Actor Rukiya Bernard
Location Madison, Wisconsin
Occupation Shapeshifter
Grief Counselor
Episode(s) 13.04 The Big Empty


Dr. Mia Vallens was a grief counselor and shapeshifter operating in Madison, Wisconsin. In her youth she met a young man named Buddy, but become tired of the abuse and violence that Buddy enjoyed inflicting on others and herself. Mia became a grief counselor, using her shapshifting abilities to help bring closure to people grieving for their deceased loved ones.


13.04 The Big Empty

After discovering that Wes Bailey and Gloria Simon are connected through being patients of Mia, Sam, Dean and Jack visit her under the pretense of dealing with the grief of losing their mother. The three arrive at the end of her work day, however Mia agrees to see them. She explains how her program works, and when a heated exchange between Sam and Dean leads to Sam leaving the room, Sam ends up discovering Mia is a shapeshifter when he finds blood, skin, hair and teeth in Mia's bathtub. As Mia tries to talk to Dean about his anger and how Jack looks terrified of him, Sam barges through the door gun and hand and warns Dean that she's a shifter. Holding Mia at gun point Dean accuses her of killing her patients, Mia denies it telling them she never killed anyone and has been helping people, explaining how she shifts into the person that a patient has lost so that they could see them one last time and say goodbye. She tells them how she volunteered at a women's shelter when the prior murders had happened, when her alibi checks out, Mia reveals to the Winchesters she may know who is committing the murders, and shows them a picture of her past partner, Buddy, explaining how he enjoyed destroying people's lives and how she had enough of the abuse and left him to start a new life.

As Dean and Jack check out if Mia's assistant is actually Buddy, Sam combs through her surveillance, when a man appears with an eye flare, Mia identifies him as a recent patient, Jack Driscoll, and gives Sam her car keys to check him out. When Dean and Jack arrive back to her home, Jack asks to speak with her while Dean tries to reach Sam. In the next room Jack explains how his mother died when he was born, showing Mia the video Kelly made for him and asks Mia if he could see her just once. Mia agrees and has Jack close his eyes while she shifts her form into Kelly's. Moments later she tells Jack to open his, crying Jack calls out "Mom" to Mia and hugs her. He tells Mia how he thinks he may be a monster, but Mia tells him it doesn't matter what he is, only what he does and that even monsters can do good in the world. After Mia changes back, Jack thanks her as Buddy, appearing as Dean, barges into the room picks up a fire poker and knocks Jack unconscious. After immobilizing Jack and Dean, Buddy peels off Dean's face from his body, he tells her he never stopped looking for her and explains once he found out what she was doing to help people, he couldn't let her have that. Buddy goes on to give Mia a choice, she will kill Dean and Jack or be killed by him. Mia chooses to be shot, but just as Buddy is about to kill her, Sam arrives taking his attention away from Mia. But as Buddy takes a shot at Sam, Jack uses his powers to save Sam and knock Buddy away, allowing Sam to kill him.

In the aftermath Mia tells the Winchesters what Buddy did was her fault and she will deal with it, telling them she only wanted to help people, with Jack assuring her that she did.