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TV Review: Supernatural 12.13 “Family Feud”
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Season 12 Episode 13: “Family Feud”
Created by Eric Kripke
Directed by PJ Pesce
Written by Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming
Starring Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard, Ruth Connell, Mark Pellegrino
The CW
Air Date: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, 8:00pm

Last time on Supernatural, Castiel (Misha Collins) almost died, thanks to a yellow-eyed prince of hell, Mary (Samantha Smith), and the Men of Letters. Crowley (Mark Sheppard) helped too, by giving Ramiel an angel-killing lance, but redeemed himself by using it to cure Cass when he was on the brink of death. He put Ramiel in a cage, before revealing it was really Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino). Richard Speight Jr (The Trixter/Gabriel) directed this episode, and the tone was as different as he is.

Spoilers below.

Supernatural 12.13 “Family Feud” review: It is all about family this episode, but it starts like any other. Six months ago in Massachusetts, a lone woman in her creepy dark house puts a shirt in her closet to creepy music. The camera inches closer until an unseen assailant moves around under the covers and… blood splatters. Two words – ghost ship.

The boys are on the case and wonder if their mom wants in. She lies (meditation), but is really training with the Men of Letters.

Crowley explained the whole Lucifer-back-in-his-old-vessel-trick. So happy to have Mark Pellegrino back on the show! He is the only Lucifer for me. He makes fun of Crowley up and down, hitting all of his insecure spots.

Dean and Sam (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) check out a museum which makes Dean change his “vote from witch to ghost.” They need Gavin, Crowley’s son, but Crowley won’t do it. They have one more shot – Rowena (Ruth Connell).

Kelly (Courtney Ford) only has enough money for a small OJ. The kindly waitress with the “angel” eyes and an accomplice try to kill her. Yellow eyed Dagon (Ali Ahn) saves her. “Come with me if you want to live.” Do I like all demons now? “You’re Rosemary, complete with baby.” She’s going to take care of her now.

Gavin comes because he thought Crowley was sick. The ruse is up pretty quickly, but he does get a bonus grandma. The ghost is Gavin’s fiancée who must have snuck aboard the ship thinking Gavin was on it. Her locket is missing from the museum. Dean and Same follow the lead to a school for girls. One teacher dies but they save the other. Gavin talks to his ghostly ex. She was used and abused because he wasn’t on that ship. Sam and Dean do suggest it, but Gavin wants to go back to her. Crowley shows up.

Rowena: “He’s not like us. He believes in things.”

They send him back to the past, and they get a glimpse of him being reunited with his Fiona.

Mary and her MoL partner check into a motel. He says she is weaker when talking to her sons.

She goes and confesses to them. And they argue for hours. Crowley and Rowena snip at each other. It was her revenge for him forcing her to kill her other child. This feud will not end anytime soon. I forgot about that other son.

I am so pleased that they fixed that time travel “aberration.” I get enough of that on The Flash and DC’s LoT (as entertaining as they are), and like the old fashioned monsters (demons, angels) of Supernatural. I’m not sure about this Men of Letters angle. They probably will help when it comes to the devil baby, though. This storyline reminds me bit of The Stand, where Nadine is pregnant with Randall Flagg’s baby.

Supernatural airs Thursday nights at 8:00pm ET on The CW.

The CW’s synopsis:

Family Feud (Ep# 1213)
SAM AND DEAN ASK ROWENA TO FIND CROWLEY’S SON — When Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) look into a murder at a museum, they learn a ghost from a merchant ship that sunk in 1723 may be at the heart of the mystery. After realizing “The Star” was the same ship that Crowley’s (Mark A. Sheppard) son Gavin McLeod (guest star Theo Devaney) should have been aboard, they enlist help from Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell) to track Gavin down. Kelly Kline (guest star Courtney Ford), still pregnant with Lucifer’s child, takes refuge with a demon after an angel attempts to kill her. PJ Pesce directed the episode written by Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming (#1213). Original airdate 2/23/2107.

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