Mamma Mia
Season 12, Episode 2 Recap


Jensen Ackles | Image copyright The CW

Mom, I am thrilled that you're back. I'm so damn happy I can't even stand it.

"Mom, for me, just having you here...fills in the biggest blank."

Project Intro: Well, things have not gone to plan. I gave myself a project for the 2016-2017 TV season. I was going to tweet every episode of my five favorite dramas and then gather those tweets into post form, sprinkling in more commentary here and there. The only one I managed to finish was The Walking Dead S7E8, which took weeks, as is the usual for me when I get hung up on one amazing episode. So, the whole summer passed me by and I had nothing to show for it. But I'm not giving up on this project. I'm just turning it in past due, and making sure I don't have a two-season pile up by next May. Good luck to me.

This tweetcap is best read along with a rewatch of the episode.

Before anything else, I have to say that once again Jensen and Jared have done a beautiful job. They both conveyed such a depth of emotion at Dean and Sam having their mother back that it was overwhelming. For that reason, I couldn't pick just one quote to start this post. And here's Dean's quote again, because I had to comment on it.

I mean, of course, if she dies again. I don't actually know. But there has to be something heartbreaking to follow. She can't just come back, sit on the sidelines, and stay safe. All that emotion surrounding the initial loss of their mother and the overwhelming joy of her return? It's too much and it's too good to be true...or to stay true for long. There has to be a cost down the line for poor Dean and Sam.

Jensen Ackles | Image copyright The CW

Just kidding. Can't start a new season with the death of a brother. Ooh, imagine if the writers did that? That would be so mean. Then the entire season, or at least a good chunk of it, would revolve around trying to get Sammy back and, likely, Mary sacrificing herself for the son she died for already. Ouch.

Hehe, Angry Spice. It's interesting to do this now, almost a year after the episode premiered, because I have forgotten just about everything.

It makes me wonder how little Fergus would have turned out if Rowena hadn't been so chillingly unmotherly. But then who would have been Sam and Dean's underworld frienemy?

And I was just thinking about this when I was writing the post for "Keep Calm and Carry On." I was thinking about how season 14 is rumored (or confirmed?) to be Supernatural's last. I was whistling "Carry On Wayward Son," thinking of the lyrics "there'll be peace when you are done." I always wondered if the cost of that peace would be their lives or if they really would get to settle down and stop hunting or there was no more need to hunt. If they would grow old and have families of their own and live out their lives. Or if only one of them would make it, like when Dean went to Hell or when Sammy did the same.

Will they both end up in Heaven? I don't want to see that unless it's done in just the pitch perfect way. I want the demons and the angels (except for Cass) to forever be trapped in their own realms, never to bother the brothers or anyone again. Sam and Dean have to save the world, it's in their blood, and I've always thought it's going to get them killed one final time, possibly ruining our enjoyment of any rewatches and all the time we spent with this wonderful series, the way Lost lost me at the very end, the final act of the final episode. Okey-dokes, I can't keep thinking about that right now or I'm going to start tearing up.

Even going so far as laying their Dad's Lucille look-alike on the table after a hunt in an episode later on this season. That was the best. Though, the wound I had from what Lucille did on The Walking Dead was still fresh...and will always be. Still, it got a good chuckle out of me.

She's cruel yet oddly charming and funny, just like her boy. How does this show do that? Make us like the despicable ones and find the perfect actors to fill the role?

"It seems you apes have never read a single book. The Men of Letters has a long tradition of intellectual excellence. In London, we've undertaken exhaustive studies of even the most arcane topics."
—Toni Bevell to Dean

Wow, you have an awfully high opinion of yourself, Toni. Congratulations.

For example, parts of the body most sensitive to intense pain. The ear drum. Decaying tooth. Below the belt, of course. And my favorite: under the eyelid. Did you know it's possible to die from pain?
—Toni to Dean

Oh, that's where you were going with that! Lady Bevell is no lady. She's a freakin' psycho.

I take issue with Castiel being called an attack dog. He's so much more than that. But I love these opportunities for Cass to not get a joke. Still a bit of the innocent angel in there, always.

And who in their right mind would stop loving pie if you loved it before?

"Could you eat that any faster?"
"No. No, I cannot."
—Dean [muffled by a mouth full of pie]

I had a few pies before with the most amazing, flaky, buttery crust I've ever. I didn't know pie could be that good. 🤤

"We should call the Internet and find out as much as we can about these people. Did I say that right?"
"So close."

Well, I remember all those years of screeching, phone-line dependent dial up, so, yeah, almost right, Mary.

So, Rowena just dissolved Lucifer's new face. Eeewww. Darn, I liked that face.

Oops, the spell to put Lucifer back in the Cage isn't working and he's healing. Looks like it's going to a tad more difficult than they hoped.

"Anything to add?"
"No. No, I just came by for some tea and a beating."

If Dean ever loses his sense of humor while being tortured, that will be the day Supernatural loses the essence of what it is.

Jared Padalecki and Samantha Smith | Images copyright The CW

Is someone cutting onions in here? Yes, I just made the joke that everyone in history has made about anything that has made them well up with tears.

No better? I'm staring to think the M doesn't stand for "Men," but rather "Morons." They can't see a difference between human beings saving the world time and again and the things they save the world from. No, the Winchester's aren't perfect. Things go wrong all the time. They can't see the future. But they have a hell of a lot of heart. Sometimes they have to work with the monsters to take down something worse, and sometimes they have mercy for those who didn't choose to be what they are. They will do anything for each other and have put themselves on the line countless times. That is so much better than an organization full of stone cold killers.

Yes, it's only a TV show, but one gets worked up over things like this because they resonate. In real life, too many people are too judgmental too often.

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