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First Impressions Review: 12x02 "Mamma Mia"

Watched the episode late and am very sleepy/tired so this might not be the most coherent of reviews, but I'll try my best.



Uh...wha????
We open with Sam & Toni having sex???? o.O
Wait a sec....where's his anti-possession tattoo?
What's going on here????
Oh, meanwhile the other half of my brain is going Boing! *guh* Shirtless Jared!!!!! :P

Wine, candlelight, and everything. US hunters are bad?
Then she brings up who Sam and Dean report to and it's time for round 2...or 3.

Cas is out and about (and still using the pickup he stole last ep) searching for leads on Sam and Dean back at the bunker suggests real estate offices to see if a house has been bought.
Then he starts asking Cas for family advice???
Dean and Mary aren't talking, just small talk and then avoiding one another. He doesn't want to overwhelm her. Cas's advice is to not make things overly complicated like humans usually do. lol
Ah, Mary was listening, but it sounds like they'll work things out.
She's worried about reconnecting with Sam because she "started all this". Awwww. Winchester guilt...the family staple.

Back with the lovebirds....she's still questioning Sam about US hunters....if they've ever been compromised.
Ha! I KNEW IT! All a drug-induced head-trip!!!!! Gah!!!!!
"So, was it good for you?" Really???
Oh, great....we're back to torture.
Oh! Nice knife slice sound effect to the black-out to commercial! Yikes!

Mary had dreams about John. Awwww... :)
She says he was a good father. I like how the show is really trying to rebuild John Winchester after tearing him down in the early years.
Cas calls, he's found a house....and it's heavily warded.
Mary wants to come along, but Dean doesn't want to be worrying about her.
"Good talk." Well, she picked up on that saying real quick. lol

WTH? Toni wants to know about Sam's relationship with Ruby?
Apparently Toni's boss is after her, Mick....and he's found the dead Ms. Watts thanks to Dean Winchester & Co.

Rowena! On a date it seems....and spinning quite the story. Royal Ballet? Ha!
Although if you know Ruth Connell that's a perfect fit. :)
Then Crowley shows up and they have a little meeting on the stairs...Crowley wants her help with Lucifer.

Hello, Rick Springfield!
Vince Vincente is pining for a dead girlfriend. Sam, much?

Ha! Mary's pulling the old "I'm your mother and you've gotta do what I say." bit already. *g*
Dean tells her that after she died that John changed and was hell-bent on finding the thing that killed her. She's shocked that Sam had a chance to get out of the hunting life and didn't stay there.

Dean: When Dad disappeared, Sam and I looked around and something became very clear. The only thing we had in this world, the only thing, besides this car was each other.

Blood from the tap....yep, that's scary.
Lights flickering....I think Vince's about to have a visitor.
Yep, Lucifer is masquerading has his dead girlfriend.
That was an easy yes.

Rowena's trying to track down Lucifer and Crowley's getting impatient.
"It's witchcraft, not Google Maps!" LOL
Okay, I'm kinda bored with these two at the moment....don't hate me!
Blah, blah, blah....Rowena wants out of the witch's life - go to Boca Raton and settle down with Ben (I guess that's the dude from the restaurant).
She finds Lucifer, but Crowley doesn't want his location...yet. He still wants her to help him get Lucifer back in the cage (which can't happen while he's possessing a vessel).
Rowena wants nothing to do with it....then Crowley threatens to tell Ben all about her.

Poor Sammy all bloody. Help's coming Sam!!!!!!
Dean & Mary meet up with Cas at the house. They can't tell if anyone's inside so Dean decides to check it out and Mary starts following.
Mary: "You can keep me from driving, Dean. Not hunting."
So since Cas is locked out by the warding she can keep him company. She falls for this? Anyone else think Mary's latching onto Cas real fast here? It's like right away they had this connection and I think she really likes him.

Yeah, that's not your brother anymore, buddy.
The new Vince just blasted that dude through the door and halfway out the hallway.

Love seeing Dean in deep stealth mode!
Everything's empty or locked up.
What? A sigil under his feet lights up! "Son of a bitch!" Hee!
And I wish we had seen how that thing actually worked. What did it do to him? Just trap him, maybe? We really didn't see.

Poor Sam wakes up, cheek bloody and Toni shows up with Dean in chains!
Sam's face!!!! OMG!
So now she's going to torture Dean instead to get Sam to talk! Noooooo!!!!! :(

Whoah....Lucifer just waltzes right into Crowley's lair & he doesn't seem surprised at all to see the devil himself.
Crowley has a proposal....Lucifer rules over Heaven, he's got Hell under control.
Rowena comes out with a spell to trap him.
Ooooh, not holy water but acid. Nasty!

Back to the boys...oooh, those brass knuckles again.
Ouch! That's not nice! I like Dean's teeth and they should remain intact!
Man, she even knows about Benny!

Vince isn't looking too good. Rowena can't send him back to the cage.
Great FX work!
Whoah.....he healed himself. And Crowley takes off, leaving Rowena to face Lucifer's wrath.

The boys get to talk a little bit before Toni returns.
Sam tells Dean he thought he was dead and Dean says he'll tell him all about it later.
Oh, you are not going to hurt his pretty green eyes, bitch!
Mary!!!!! Yes!!!!!
Sam's all in shock and Dean's all "Yeah..." Hee!
Ok, awesome fight scene between Mary and Toni. Meanwhile Dean's trying get out his shackles in time to help and when he does, Toni slices her palm open and says a word that has Mary gasping for air. Toni tells Dean Mary will die if he shoots her. So he tricks her and knocks her out instead! Says it was some kind of Chinese spell that doesn't work if she's unconscious. Ha! Yep, Dean totally reads books. :)
And then boss dude Mick shows up with Cas....uh, oh!

Mick says Lady Bevell went too far. Ya think?!?
Dean wants her to pay the consequences right here and now.
Mick wants to work with the Winchesters, but Sam's not buying it. Why should they trust him? He could have come in there a different way and he put down the warding so Cas could enter. Gives Cas his number and tells them to think about it.

The boys enjoying a big meal at the Bunker.
Nooooo!!!!! That sound you hear is my bubble bursting along with Dean's, btw.
Mary doesn't cook????
She bought all the food at home.....Dean's meatloaf came from the Piggly Wiggly. o.O
Does Dean still like pie! Ha! So cute!
Dammit, but I'm disappointed! *pouts* :(
Sam keeps looking at Mary....awww.
Wait, why don't they have any wounds on their faces??? Continuity!!!!!
No way would they be healed that fast! *sigh*
Edit: Just saw something in a Tweet about Cas healing Sam's face. So yes, that would make total sense for Cas to heal them all since he was right there. Duh. I sometimes forget that Cas has his powers back.
Dean's really enjoying his pie. Hee!

Lucifer wanted to snap Rowena's neck, but he changed his mind.
Wants her as a prisoner instead.....uh, oh.

Such a sweet scene with Sam visiting Mary's room and bringing her some tea and giving her John's journal to read. He tells her it filled in a lot of blanks for him, but having her back is the biggest one. Awww! Great hug with the two of them, too.
Oh, and she questions him about leaving the hunting life and he tells her this is his life, with his family who hunts. Sam's come a long way since those early seasons. :)
Then we see Dean sitting on the floor of the kitchen, drinking beer, and looking at old photos. Mary opens John's journal...is that an old photo with Bobby??? Looks like the one from "The End". Why would that be in there if that wasn't real??? Hmmm.... And Sam looks up at his ceiling fan (I didn't know they had those!).

Mick is sending Toni home, but she won't go.
He chastises her for using vinegar instead of honey with the Americans but she's still upset with their sloppy way of hunting.
But Mick is ready to get his hands dirty....he's sent for Mr. Catch.
Who we see packing in London and only his hand with a cross tattoo on it. Spooky.


Thinky Thoughts:

Okay, I liked the episode although I found it lacking a bit of the punch of the season opener.
I really was so impatient to see Sam rescued that a lot of the stuff beforehand felt boring to me. Not a lot, just a little. Yet at the same time the episode moved along fairly fast. Am I making any sense here? Hmmm.

I will say that while I liked the rescue scene, especially the big fight (Go mama Winchester!) it left me a tad disappointed. Here I was hoping all summer long for an epic brotherly reunion with a hug and maybe some tears and we got none of that. *pouts* I know, I know....asking for a lot. Maybe we'll get some that this season...eventually. :(
However, I did read a couple of awesome fanfics over the summer that did indeed feature all of my reunion wants...so maybe my expectations were too high? *thinks*
Nope....I still wanted there to be more, dammit.

I liked how Dean and later Sam were kind of awkward around their mom. It was sweet and adorable, especially with Sam bringing Mary a cup of tea. Great body language from Jared there with his tall, lanky frame.

So, so disappointed that Mary didn't cook. If you read my Thinky Thoughts several weeks ago you'd know why.
Here I was thinking Dean would finally get some homemade pie! But it looks like Dean's not too disappointed the way he gobbled down that store-bought one. Le sigh. I was hoping for you, Dean.

The fake love scenes between Sam and Toni were just...weird. Honestly, I think she got more results with the drug from the first episode....making Sam hallucinate about loved ones who died. This? This was just confusing and a total waste of time. I hate to complain about a shirtless Sam scene, but there was also an ick-factor about it that bothered me.

So Toni gets away, sort of. We surely haven't seen the last of her and probably Mick either, but at least he's the saner one of the two so far. Not yet sure that even he can be trusted, especially since he's called in the heavy, Mr. Catch. Sounds like one scary dude. But I'm intrigued at where this is all going.

All in all, if I throw out my expectations, it was another solid episode.
Bring on next week!


Quotes:

Mary: When we do find Sam. How am I gonna face him?
Dean: What do you mean?
Mary: That yellow-eyed thing would never have come for him that night if I... I started all of this.

Dean: How'd you sleep?
Mary: I had dreams all night.
Dean: Good dreams?
Mary: Stuff I'd forgotten about. Funny stuff your Dad did, he was a great father.


Castiel: I think I may have found Sam's location. It's a farm, it appears empty. But it was rented two weeks ago to a woman with an English accent.
Dean: Did you have a look inside?
Castiel: No. It's powerfully warded.
Dean: Powerfully warded... Okay, buddy that was your headline right there.
Castiel: ...Are we still discussing the same thing?

Dean: Why don't I take this one solo, okay. We don't know what we're walking into here.
Mary: We never know. We're hunters.


Dean: You know when you died, it changed Dad. I mean he was hellbent on finding out what happened. The hunter life just took him over. I guess I was the same. But, Sam. Sam, he was different. He wanted out. He went to school, he went to Stanford.
Mary: Sam had a chance to get out, and he came back?
Dean: When Dad disappeared, Sam and I looked around and something became very clear. The only thing we had in this world, the only thing, besides this car was each other.

Crowley: What's the bloody hold up? He's the one and only Satan in the phone book.
Rowena: It's witchcraft not Google Maps. And normally I'd have a piece of hair or belonging to lock on to. You don't even know what he looks like.


Rowena: I can't believe I'm once again down some dank hole seeking the Devil. That's why I'm retiring to Boca Raton with Ben.

Crowley: Lucifer. Wearing Vince Vincente, second tier star. I would have thought Bieber was more your style.

Sam: I thought you were dead.
Dean: I'm not sure that I'm not. I'll tell you, I'll tell you everything. First off, who's Angry Spice?

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


Mary: Get away from my boys.
Sam: Mom?

Mary: Well, we should call the internet and find out as much as we can about these people. Did I say that right?
Dean: So close.
Sam: Yeah, it was close.


Lucifer: You know, I gotta say Rowena. I took one look at you and all I wanted was to snap your miserable neck again and keep it snapped this time. But I think I've decided against it.
Rowena: You won't regret it sir. I am done with all this. I'll stay far, far away sipping martinis with Republicans at my tennis club.
Lucifer: You're missing my point. A witch as gifted as yourself, with access to Book of the Damned to boot. Would be much more valuable as a prisoner. How's that saying go? 'Friends close, enemies closer.'

Sam: If you ever wanna talk. I know what it's like to come back and not feel like you really fit.
Mary: I just have so much about you boys to catch up on. First tooth, first crush. I just have a lot of blanks to fill in.
Sam: Right. Dad's journal. His writing, his words. Helped me fill in some blanks, answer some questions I didn't know I had. And it you know, it keeps him with us. Sort of.
Mary: Thank you.
Sam: Goodnight
Mary: Dean said you got out of hunting.
Sam: Yeah.
Mary: And here you are.
Sam: Well, this is my family. My family hunts, this is what we do. Mom, for me. Just, um, having you here fills in the biggest blank.



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