This week’s episode of Supernatural featured the return of a past favorite, teased the return of another, and showed the remarkably different paths our brothers find themselves upon. Let’s dive into “Patience”.
Supernatural Recap: Patience
Episode Airdate: October 26, 2017
The episode starts with the vicious murder of a psychic by a wraith, those creepy monsters that eat their victims’ brains via a sharp spikey thing coming out of their wrist. Gross.
This leads to Sam & Dean receiving a call from Missouri Moseley, portrayed by the amazing Loretta Devine, asking for help capturing the wraith. Turns out the victim was her protégée, and like a daughter to her. Sam declines and pawns it off on Jody so they can take care of Jack, but that pisses off Dean. Which, I mean, lately that’s pretty much par for the course. My baby love is a simmering pot of emotions right now. Dean takes off to help Missouri and Jody, while Sam stays behind to try to train Jack.
Jack is feeling lost and defeated after Dean’s brutal claim that the minute Jack goes dark side, Dean would take him out. First, Sam gives him a laptop and USB with the message Jack’s mom left for him. It’s beautiful and encouraging and Jack gets super emotional. After, Sam tries to encourage him to go all Matrix psychic and bend the spoon, so to speak, but really, it’s just a pencil and he just wants him to move it. Same diff.
Jack manages to look constipated but that pencil is basically glued to the table – it ain’t moving. When Sam presses him, Jack has a baby tantrum and Sam decides to give him some space.
Meanwhile, Dean & Jody meet with the adorable Missouri to investigate. She has a vision of the next victim, who turns out to be her estranged son. A tense call between Missouri & her son proves useless, as he wants nothing to do with her. She sends Dean & Jody to protect him while she stays behind to pay respects to her protégée.
But the wraith is there for her, and it turns out she already saw her own death, which is what leads the wraith to her son and granddaughter. Missouri faces him like the badass she is and faces her death with grace and fearlessness, refusing to scream. Me, on the other hand, am screaming at my TV the whole time at the injustice of them bringing back Ms. Missouri Moseley only to kill her!!! I’m distraught! In her home in another state, Missouri’s granddaughter wakes up from a vision of her grandmother’s death. She chalks it up to a bad dream but she has another vision at school of her grandmother’s dead body & the wraith showing up to kill her.
Back at the bunker, Sam’s idea of giving Jack some space is to spy on him via a nanny cam while reading a parenting book about raising gifted children. This is adorable. When Jack vanishes from view, Sam runs in to find Jack curled up in the corner and it’s just heartbreaking. He confesses that although his mom believed he could be good, he thinks Dean is right. He’s evil like Lucifer and blames himself for his mother and Castiel’s death. Sam is visibly furious to hear that Dean planned to kill Jack and gives a stirring speech about believing in Jack’s goodness, because there was a time when he didn’t believe he was good and his family supported him and believed in him. And there it is. Sam’s desperate need to believe in Jack’s goodness is because he knows how Jack feels and has to believe that if he can be good, so can Jack. My heart!
Meanwhile, Dean has learned of Missouri’s death and looks both devastated and furious. Yet another loss in a string of losses. I’m not sure how much more he can handle. They show up at Missouri’s son’s house and Dean very bluntly bread the news of her death. Geez. He’s really getting to a point of giving zero f***s.
At her school, Missouri’s granddaughter realizes the same vision she had before is happening now. She tries to brush it off, but when the wraith appears, she moves into action, snapping off his spiky thing. Pretty badass, as I would have most likely fainted, impaling myself on his wrist spike. After a brief fight, Dean & Jody show up and save the day, but the wraith gets away. They break the news to her a little more gently and she’s shocked. She always thought her grandmother had abandoned them.