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First Impressions Review: 12x17 "The British Invasion"

Watched the ep late again. Sadly, I found out my DL was of poor quality. All that data usage lost for nothing. *sigh* I'll have to get a better version later 'cause apparently nobody has the web version yet? Weird.



So we begin back in 1987 at the Kendricks Academy and meet 2 young lads…who are having a meeting with the Headmistress. What’s with the plastic on the floor? This is Timothy and Matthew. “Execute orders without question…” Yeah, well, history has shown that’s not always the best idea. A dagger….”Only one of you will be leaving this room. Good luck.” WTH???? These are just kids!!!! A fight to the death??? Oh, man, it was Mick. He out-fought and killed the other kid. Yikes.

Boys in the Impala at night…Eileen!!!! She’s face-timing with Sam about the whole Kelly Kline thing.
Found her and Dagon on some surveillance video. Aw…..but Sammy you are cute when you smile at Eileen. *g*

Back at the Bunker and apparently the boys and Cas have every hunter they know trying to find Kelly. Sam wants to bring in Crowley, but Dean shoots that idea down. [Am, I right in that this is the first time that Sam wants to work with Crowley??? Usually, he's been ready to kill the King of Hell. Guess him saving Cas's life really changed things.]
Oh! Hello, there Mick. Make yourself at home why don’t you? So every key for the MOL bunkers opens every MOL bunker. Convenient….I guess. So the BMOL picked up a shockwave when the Nephilim was conceived and the boys have to tell Mick all about it. Then he’s upset that they didn’t tell him sooner. Yeah, ‘cause you’re all full disclosure with them, Mick? Goes both ways! So Mick’s all why didn’t you kill Kelly and preaching the Code and Sam wisely brings up Mick killing the werewolf last week and how it messed him up. The boys reassure Mick that they’re handling it.

Lucifer is communicating with Dagon….checking to see that his child and mother-to-be is safe. Then he tells her not to let him down….again. Hmmmm.

So Mick slept in the Bunker overnight??? Geez, guys….
He gets a call from the old Headmistress about him not checking in last night…and his progress with the Winchesters. With the whole nephilim threat the head honchos have decided enough is enough. Bring the Winchesters and other American hunters on board fast or have Mr. Ketch deal with them. “Assimilate or eliminate.” Yikes!

Kelly’s having weird pains and she wants to see a doctor.

Aw, sleeping Dean in the kitchen. OMG Mick out-drank the boys??? o.O
Mick comes in all chipper and fine. Then reveals to the boys how he never knew his mom and was taken in by the MOL as a child. And Mick’s ready for more alcohol. Dean just collapses. LOL

Kelly and Dagon at the doctor’s office. This doc is nice which means he’s probably going to die bloody. Wants to do a sonogram even though everything else looks fine. He sees something weird, but Dagon puts the whammy on him before he can reveal anything to Kelly. Yeah, let’s talk about the baby’s father….. Heh.

Crowley’s continuing with getting his revenge on Lucifer, but Luci suddenly goes all compliant ‘cause he’d rather be here than stuck in the cage with Michael. Hmmm….you know he’s gotta be up to something here.

We get a brief little scene with Mary and Ketch…She asks about him and Mick, if they’re old friends. They were in school together. She reveals that she got on the job training and then wanted out - a normal life. He tells her she courts danger now. In more ways than one, I’d say…

Mick hears a noise at the BMOL headquarters…he’s got a visitor from London - Renny, the Headmistress’s lapdog. Mick tells him to stay out of his way and gets back to work. This guy’s gonna be trouble. I know it.

Dammit, I knew that nice doctor was gonna die. *sigh*

Cas: “This is my voicemail. Make your voice…a mail.” LMAO!!!! OMG
So…no cell reception up in heaven? Dean’s called Cas 3 times and no answer.
Eileen in the house!!!! :D
So the dude who killed the doc was a demon! And Eileen caught him disposing of the body. So he was covering up Dagon and Kelly’s tracks.

Sam: “Smart.”
Dean: “Dude. Don’t compliment the bad guys.”


LOL Hey, it’s alright to recognize smartness, even in the bad guys, Dean….as long as you learn from it and use it to your advantage. ;) Eileen doesn’t know where Kelly is, but the demon gave up her phone number.

Crowley parades Lucifer before his demons to show them how he’s broken the devil into true submission. Luci then smartly turns his back to Crowley and proceeds to show his true colors to the demons - he’s the one in charge and the one true leader. Yeah, they’re all suitably confused.

Kelly’s on the phone to Dagon about what she needs according to the doc.
Ah, still snowy Vancouver! :D
Then Sam calls Kelly’s phone…What is that accent he’s doing? Scottish? Hee! Anyway, he pretends to be the doc’s office again, wanting her to come in and she agrees. Where’s Dean? Just Eileen is with Sam. Then Mick and Renny drive up. He called Eileen “Banshee Girl”. They have a file. It’s weird how much the BMOL know and yet….how much they don’t know. It’s weird.
Oh! Bridges! Where is this???
Anyway, Renny brings up that neither Sam or Eileen have any formal training and he was top of his class at Kendricks. Eileen fires back a “No one cares.” and Sam is very amused. Hee!
Ooooh, Mick brought the Colt, as Sam requested, but it has to go back to headquarters. Yeah, we’ll see about that, Mick.

Oh! There’s Dean….grabbing Kelly as she’s about to enter the clinic. He ushers her into the Impala and they drive and meet the gang by the bridges at night. Yeah, Dean doesn’t care about Renny either. :P
Kelly tells them that she knows this child is Lucifer’s but she loves it. Mick counters that it won’t care about her and will kill them all. Then as Renny is about to make a move, a breeze kicks up….uh, oh. I think Dagon is about to make an appearance. Oh, yeah. She sends everyone flying. Well bullets are no good against her. Eileen take aim at Dagon with the Colt and….oh, oops! She shot Renny instead. It went right through Dagon.

Oh, geez. Mick wants to kill Eileen now. It was an accident, Mick!!!!
He’s been so brainwashed….follow the Code without question. Sam tries talking him down….careful Sam! “You only have to do what you know is right. You only have to answer to your own code.” Yay! Mick. Good job. I still like you, dude. He lets them go.

Holy crap! Mary slept with Ketch. o.O
And here he thought he’d shoot her. Heh. Oh, Arthur, you’re such a romantic. :P
She’s all this is just a fling, don’t think we’re in a relationship now and he’s fine with that. But what she really wants is everything….not to have to choose between her family and the hunting life.
You know…..knowing they slept together is….weird and kind of Ewwww.

Meanwhile, Lucifer is naked? Lots of skin in this ep….but sadly from the wrong people!
Okay, so he’s only shirtless….and this demon is checking on his body? How healthy he is? *iz confused*
Oh, so the vessel is “secure”. He wants the control broken from Crowley….that he has over the vessel. Ah…. This demon can crack it…..he just needs time. Better not fail, dude.

Eileen and the boys return to the Bunker and she’s upset over killing a man….who wasn’t a monster. Yeah, but he was a slimy BMOL dude. Really not a big loss, hun. But Sam tells her again it was just a mistake and gives her a big, sweet hug. Ah! Those Jared hugs are so nice. I know from experience. :D Totally love these two together!!!

So now Dagon’s got Kelly handcuffed to the bed. She then informs Kelly that the baby will be fine, but she won’t. Birthing a nephilim is fatal.

Mick returns to headquarters….Ketch is there…and the former Headmistress, Dr. Hess. Uh, oh….
She knows about Dagon and Kelly escaping and Renny being killed and then Mick not killing Eileen. She also doesn’t want to hear Mick’s excuses.

Dr. Hess: "Hunters are dogs, Mr. Davies. You give them an order and they obey. That’s how it works. So tell me, do they? Do they obey you? No, of course not.”

Then she says Eileen will be killed according to the Code and the Winchesters will be investigated “and if found guilty, killed.” Mick points out people are always found guilty.

Mick: My entire life with the Men of Letters, I never broke a rule. And yes, at first I was shocked at how Sam and Dean operate. But what Lady Bevell doesn't mention is the lives they've saved, monsters destroyed. And outcomes made better, not because of the code. But because of Sam and Dean Winchester's sense of what's right.
Dr. Hess: And that is the crux of the matter. The code is not a suggestion, it is an absolute. The code is what separates us from the monsters, it is the order by which we all live.

Mick: No... The code is what makes a young boy kill his best friend. When I was a child, I had nothing. I owed you everything, and I obeyed. But, I'm a man now, Dr. Hess. And I can see the choices, and I choose to do the right thing...


WTH??? Ketch just shot Mick in the head! o.O
Aw, Mick! I’m sorry he’s dead. I was starting to really like him. He came around….too bad he was playing on the wrong team. *sigh* :(

Back at the Bunker and the boys are still wondering why they haven’t heard from Cas. Eileen left, headed back to Ireland. Hope she makes it! *wibbles* Yeah! At least the boys got the Colt back! Win!!!!
Dean: “Welcome back, sweetheart.” :D

Considering Ketch and Mick were once schoolmates, he’s very cold and oddly fascinated by the body just lying there in a pool of blood. Yikes. Creepy.

Dr. Hess: It's over. The grand experiment of recruiting American hunters has failed, utterly.
Mr. Ketch: Hmm. What would you like me to do?

Dr. Hess: Exterminate them. Every last one.


And that’s Dean’s file she tosses onto the table!!!! Eeeek!!!!


Final Thoughts:

Alright, considering the writers for this ep, I wasn't sure what to expect but...this wasn't bad at all!
They kept it simple, but engaging and at least didn't have people acting out of character as they've done in the past. Well...Mary having sex with Ketch doesn't count. It's just weird, not necessarily out of character - 'cause really....how much do we know about Mary? And Ketch just gets more and more confusing as the episodes go on.

Nice to see the return of yet another character: Eileen! Glad they didn't kill her off either...yet. Are they trying to pair her up with Sam? 'Cause I totally approve! :D

Well, technically, this was a big loss for the boys. They found Kelly Kline only to lose her yet again. They've even lost an ally in Mick...though they don't know it yet. The only win was getting the Colt back. Though that is a big one. :) Meanwhile, they've lost Cas and don't know what's happened to him.

So if you look at the whole episode, there wasn't a lot gained here for our team, but we, the audience did learn the BMOL's true colors. The boys are in danger!!! Meanwhile, Kelly Kline is in the wind again and going to die w/the baby's birth and Lucifer is making moves to escape from Crowley. This is all leading up to....something. Heh.

Onto next week! :D


Quotes:

Mick: “The Devil is having a child. It seems like something we’d need to know.”

Dean: Look it's not Kelly's fault, okay? She didn't know Lucifer was her boyfriend.
Mick: Oh, yeah. Sure. Could have happened to anyone.


Mick: This is not some werewolf. Do you have any idea what will happen if this abomination is born?
Sam: Mick. We're handling it, alright? We'll find her.
Dean: So, until then. I say we drink.

Dr. Hess: “We don’t have time to court a handful of mangy colonials, not anymore."

Sam: Wow. You look like crap.
Dean: Yeah. You look crappier. I gotta hand it to Mick. You get him started, that guy can drink. I mean we can drink, but he's got the 'can drink gold medal.'

Castiel: This is my voicemail. Make your... voice... a mail.

Mr. Ketch: “Mrs. Winchester, I believe you’re drawn to danger.”

Crowley: My loyal-ish subjects. These troubled times -- I'm aware, there might be some confusion as to where you're supposed to place your loyalty. Even with Lucifer back in the Cage. There are those of you who would try to help him, because he scares you. Or engorges you. Just the chance that Lucifer could come back. A rumor would have been enough to keep some of you working against me, undermining me. Being a royal pain in my pert royal ass. But lo, the beast has been humbled. From his own lips, you will hear proclaims of the one true leader of all Hell. See, I didn't just beat the Devil. I tamed him.

Crowley: Look kids. He goes where I tell him. He does what I tell him. He is my dog. Showtime, Marmaduke.

Sam: I'm Sam this is Eileen... Leahy.
Renny: Ah, the banshee girl. We have a file. From what Mick tells me, neither of you have any formal training. Fascinating. I was top of my class at Kendricks.
Eileen: No one cares.


Kelly: You think I wanted this to happen? He used me. But I love this child.

Mr. Ketch: Well, that was unexpected. But invigorating. I must say, when I first met you I didn't see this coming. My thought at the time was, 'I'll end up shooting this one.' Life is full of surprises.

Mick: My entire life with the Men of Letters, I never broke a rule. And yes, at first I was shocked at how Sam and Dean operate. But what Lady Bevell doesn't mention is the lives they've saved, monsters destroyed. And outcomes made better, not because of the code. But because of Sam and Dean Winchester's sense of what's right.
Dr. Hess: And that is the crux of the matter. The code is not a suggestion, it is an absolute. The code is what separates us from the monsters, it is the order by which we all live.
Mick: No... The code is what makes a young boy kill his best friend. When I was a child, I had nothing. I owed you everything, and I obeyed. But, I'm a man now, Dr. Hess. And I can see the choices, and I choose to do the right thing...

Dr. Hess: It's over. The grand experiment of recruiting American hunters has failed, utterly.
Mr. Ketch: Hmm. What would you like me to do?
Dr. Hess: Exterminate them. Every last one.



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