Supernatural Season 12 Episode 10: “Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets”
Created by Eric Kripke
Directed by Thomas J. Wright
Written by Steve Yockey
Starring Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard, Ruth Connell The CW
Air Date: Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 8:00pm
Last week on Supernatural, Sam and Dean (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) were in solitary confinement for the attempted assassination of the president (Lucifer in a president meat suit). Torture they could handle, but the loneliness of solitary, marked by etchings on a wall and a gross food tray were too much for them. They called on Billie (Lisa Berry) to get them out via death, and they came back to life on a morgue table. They got out but still needed help, so called Castiel and Mary (Misha Collins and Samantha Smith), who had been looking for them frantically, while hunting in between. The latter two called upon the Men of Letters for help, and they did… almost too well. When Billie came back for her price (a Winchester), Mary stepped forward. But Castiel killed Billie, and Dean is pissed about possible “cosmic consequences.”
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“I’m pretty sure it ain’t jellybeans and G-strings.”
A pirate redhead is hellbent on killing angels. Time for an angel meeting, with some Winchester tagalongs. Another angel gets killed, and Castiel recognizes her. A long time ago, an angel married a human and fathered a nephilim. The angels came down from heaven and murdered him and the child. But “Lily Sunder” (Alicia Witt) must have made a demon pact for powers and longevity. Sam and Dean are going to try and reason with her.
Castiel stays behind to nurse Ishim’s wounds, who thinks humans are apes. He heals him to the detriment of his own health.
Sam and Dean found out from Lily that Ishim was obsessed with Lily, so killed her angel husband and her human child. Sam wondered why she waited so long.
Lily: “You’d be amazed what a person can do with a little bit of purpose and an abundance of time.”
She gave her eye, and pieces of her soul to practice the Enochian magic needed to defeat the angels.
Dean, Cass, and Ishim battle it out, but our boys are losing. Dean almost angel-zaps Ishim, and by default Cass outta there, but Cass was so weak, he might not survive. Just as Ishim is about to kill Dean, Lily shows up. It is power against power, and she starts to falter, but Castiel saves her by killing Ishim with an angel sword. He says he understands if she cannot forgive him, even though he didn’t know.
Dean: “So what do we do now?”
Cass: “Let’s drink, and hope we can find another way.” Cass really is a Winchester.
This episode reinforced that “angels are d***s” mantra that was so rampant throughout the seasons, and the potential of a nephilim served to let us know how dangerous Lucifer’s love child will really be. Castiel is turning more and more human in his decisions and actions (was pretty much there because of Sam and Dean). Despite those ties, it was pretty much a one and done episode, but I was glad the tiff between Dean and Castiel did not last longer than this. I value their “bestie” status. It did not move the overarching story along much, but Witt was a fun character and brought some knowledge to us and Sam – gaining angel powers via study.
Supernatural airs Thursday nights at 8:00pm ET on The CW.
The CW’s synopsis:
Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets (Ep# 1210)
ANGELS AMONG US — Lily Sunder (guest star Alicia Witt) steeps herself in black magic, honing her powers for over a century, waiting to exact revenge on a band of angels that murdered her family. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) must work quickly to stop Castiel (Misha Collins) from becoming her next victim. Thomas J. Wright directed the episode written by Steve Yockey (#1210). Original airdate 2/2/2017.
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