Review: Supernatural 12×12 “Stuck in The Middle (With You)”

The most recent episode of season twelve sees our favourite hunters busy in hunting down a powerful demon together with their mum and the angel Castiel. Unlike the rest of the episodes of Supernatural, “Stuck in the middle (with you)” starts by showing the dream team already at work on a case while they try to come up with a plan to kill the demon. The storytelling of the episode in not linear, in fact, which makes the whole story way more engaging and interesting. I guess this is one of the qualities that has allowed the show to run for at least 13 years: the capacity to invent and find new elements and plots that are still able to entertain the audience. The plot of this episode is by far one of the best we’ve seen during this season and the introduction of flashbacks and flashforwards made it even more intriguing.

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Beginning of the flashback. Photo Credit: Raffaella De Iacovo

 

Dean, Sam, Castiel and Mary have to deal with a demon, an incredibly powerful one. He is, in fact, one of the Princes of Hell, almost as bad as Lucifer himself. Castiel gets severely injured in the fight against Ramiel, the demon, as he stabs him with the lance of Michael, a lance that kills angels softly and painfully. Thanks to the help of Crowley, aka the King of Hell, they manage to defeat Ramiel and save Castiel from his death.

In this episode we find out that Mary is working with the British Men of Letters while hiding it from her boys. Is she going to cause a lot of troubles? Are Sam and Dean going to get really mad at their mum when they find out? Yes, yes to both and honestly I look forward for when it happens.

*SPOILER ALERT*
Lucifer is back, let’s celebrate!

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