Adam Fergus as Mick Davies in "Supernatural"
Adam Fergus as Mick Davies in "Supernatural" The CW Television Network

“Supernatural” season 12 episode 17 got a promising character killed. “The British Invasion” also brought back Eileen Leahy (Shoshannah Stern) and had Mary Winchester (Samantha Smith) starting a sexual non-relationship with another character.

“Supernatural” spoilers are ahead. This article recaps and reviews the recent episode of the show, which aired Thursday on The CW in the US. It will air on Eleven on Monday in Australia.

Kelly Kline (Courtney Ford), who is carrying Lucifer’s (Mark Pellegrino) spawn, has finally emerged. She’s been hiding with Prince of Hell Dagon (Ali Ahn). When she experienced pregnancy pains, she forced Dagon to take her to a doctor. Dagon was able to mentally make the doctor tell Kelly that her pregnancy was fine, and then later on ordering a demon to kill the doctor.

Eileen, a deaf hunter who, like the Winchesters, is a descendant of a member of Men of Letters, has been helping Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) track down Kelly. She killed Dagon’s demon and got Kelly’s number in the process. Sam, in an impressive British accent, tricked Kelly into returning to her doctor’s office, where Dean caught her and forced her to come with him.

Sam, Eileen, Mick Davies (Adam Fergus) and a snooty British Men of Letters agent named Renny Rawlings met them someplace. Renny wanted to shoot Kelly immediately, but the hunters prevented him. Dagon then appeared and took Kelly away with her. Eileen tried to shoot Dagon with the Colt, but missed and accidentally killed Renny instead.

The BMoL’s code states that Eileen must be killed for killing a member, and Mick really tried to do that, but not only did the Winchesters stopped him, he himself was hesitating. He ended up not killing Eileen, and this proved to be his downfall later on.

Meanwhile, Lucifer feigned submission to Crowley (Mark Sheppard) while actually persuading demons to help him and betray Crowley. After he had one demon check the warding on his vessel, it appears that there might be a way to break the spell and get him freed.

End of the line for Mick Davies

Mick, the flashbacks showed, killed a friend when they were younger to pass a BMoL test in the Kendricks School in England, which trained future Men of Letters agents. Doctor Hess (Gillian Barber), the head mistress of the school, called Mick and his friend Timothy into her office and left them with a knife, telling them to kill each other to ensure that the surviving pupil would follow the institution’s code completely. Timothy proposed that they leave the school, but to his horror, Mick stabbed him with the knife.

For years, Mick followed the code blindly. But when he failed to capture Kelly and kill Eileen, Dr Hess had Mr Ketch (David Haydn-Jones) kill him just as he was basically telling her he wouldn’t be a pushover anymore.

‘The British Invasion’ review

Just when a character is showing development, the writers had to kill him. Mick was a promising character; he could have been a great one in a few more episodes should he had lived. He was steps ahead in character of Lady Toni Bevell (Elizabeth Blackmore), whose introduction in season 11’s last episode was overhyped but she turned out to only last a couple of episodes. She not only physically tortured Sam, but also mentally raped him. Mick’s death is a frustrating concern, but it’s hardly surprising anymore.

Mary and Mr Ketch sleeping together is another baffling moment. Mary, with John Winchester dead, is free to be with anyone she likes, but Mr Ketch of all people? Her questionable action after questionable action makes her so hard to be liked. She’s slowly veering into unredeemable territory.

Eileen returning to the show is a very welcome move. She proves to be a very efficient, smart and sassy hunter and just an overall likeable character who should be in the show often. The episode hinted a possible romantic pairing between her and Sam, which could work because the chemistry is there. And should Sam end up with a deserving woman, Eileen would be a perfect candidate. But her appearance in the show shouldn’t depend on her value as a romantic interest of one of the main characters. Women who hadn’t shown romantic interest in any of the Winchester brothers appear to have bigger chances of surviving as well.

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