The Road Ahead: What We Know So Far About Supernatural Season 12 N’ More

MAJOR SPOILERS for Supernatural ahead! DO NOT CONTINUE if you have not watched up until 12×18 “The Memory Remains,” the trailer for 12×19 “The Future,” and if you don’t want spoilers for ANY of the episodes LEADING UP to 12×22+23, THE FINALE!! POTENTIAL SPOILERS for the the Season 12 Finale

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So recently, I heard some comments regarding the finale that sparked some thoughts (and a little bit of rewatching). I believe that based off of these comments, I have discovered a likely scenario that will happen in the finale.

Alright, let’s get into it! As we know, Mark Pellegrino’s Lucifer is a big part of Season 12, impregnating Kelly Kline to create a Nephilim and being held captive by Crowley in the back half. Before this, he even possessed rock star Vince Vincente to just “have some fun”. The Nephilim child is also plays a big role in the back half of Season 12 with Prince of Hell Dagon “protecting” Kelly (but mostly the baby) from the Winchesters.

Before we head into the finale, since Lucifer, Dagon, Kelly, and the Nephilim are a big part we need to understand what’s likely to happen beforehand. The trailer for 12×19, “The Future” reveals that the Winchesters (and Castiel!) will be focusing on finding Kelly, even going so far to show us that they end up in the same room.

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Sam, Dean, Castiel, and Kelly

The synopsis is as follows:

“Sam devises a way to stop Lucifer’s baby; Dean is furious when he discovers that someone stole the colt; Kelly makes a bold choice about the baby’s future.”

The important pieces of the synopsis for what I’ll be discussing are the pieces about Sam and Kelly. Frankly, I believe Sam’s plan will fail and whatever Kelly is going to do is going to backfire. It just wouldn’t make any sense for them to succeed seeing Lucifer’s still locked up, Dagon’s power, and the Colt missing.

Let’s talk about Castiel’s role in this episode for a bit. Andrew Dabb (the show’s EP) says we’re getting an explanation for why Castiel was in Heaven for so long and why he thinks what he went to do was for the boys. This is going to be really great for two reasons. Number one being more scenes with Misha’s Cas! And two being it’s really going to give us an in-depth perspective of what Castiel is becoming and contributing to the greater good. I know a lot of fans (myself included) have missed him, so I think it’s safe to say the fans are really looking forward to it!

That trailer also holds an important line for us to use. In it, Dean says, “We have less than a month to find her.” This month has been confirmed by Dabb to be the “ticking clocks that sets the pieces in motion.” It seems that Kelly escapes Dagon and probably will end up recaptured, but this statement is a big driving point for this theory.

During 12×20, Mary will be helping Alicia Banes, who we met during 12×06 “Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox,” find her missing mother. In this episode, Mary also begins to doubt the Men of Letters. That’s for a good reason because a big focus of episode 12×21 will be that American hunters are going to be systematically killed off by the British Men of Letters for not complying with their ways. Dabb confirmed this killing begins in 12×20. He says, “people that Sam and Dean know and love pay the price.” While Alicia is a relatively new character, I think she still falls in this category and will die. He also says, “Outside of a few friends, they don’t have a lot of contact with the wider hunter community. So it forces our guys into a leadership role. They’ve been soldiers for a long time… but toward the end of the season, they’re becoming generals.” I don’t know about you, but this gets me really hyped and leads me to believe we’ll have a more formal kind of American hunting community, like an American version of the Men of Letters. Maybe the BMoL dies out by the end of Season 12 and Sam and Dean being LEGACIES form a new, more welcoming Men of Letters. In 12×18, we got a scene with the boys carving their initials into the table in the bunker and talks of family legacies through the Bishop Family’s sacrifice of people for the god Moloch. It really seems as if they’re setting something up revolving around legacy.

We know that the finale will be episodes 12×22 and 12x 23. I still find it really awesome that we’re getting a back to back finale on May 18th!! I can’t wait until the “Carry on My Wayward Son” introduction. I believe that in these episodes the Winchesters will be tracking down Dagon and Kelly (for the final time) in an attempt to be there when her Nephilim child will be born. During this time, Lucifer will be broken from his restraints and the runes marked on his vessels will be removed by his loyal supporters, so that Crowley is weak in comparison. A battle ensues between the Winchesters & Company and Lucifer’s supporters for control of the Nephilim (and Kelly for Sam and Dean). During their fight, Kelly gives birth to the Nephilim baby. At this point, I think Lucifer will absorb the baby’s power in some way. In “The British Invasion,” Lucifer made it abundantly clear that he doesn’t care for Kelly by calling her simply “a container”. He makes it seem as if he doesn’t care about anyone but himself, which would make sense since he’s the freaking Devil.

How would he get the power of the Nephilim? I thought Lucifer will end up eating his child, until I was reminded that that would probably be too graphic for the CW by my good friend. So instead, I think Lucifer will absorb the baby through choking the baby. We’ve seen people choking others before, so this isn’t too far out of the realm of possibility. This would still be really chilling and disturbing, as Misha thought the finale was. From here, with the power of the Nephilim, Lucifer’s eyes will turn to a pale gold that’s easily mistaken for grey at first glance. Mark hinted at this at Seacon when a girl asked if he was going to have an eye color change. She said she would love to see gold and he said, “interesting… you should keep that idea. I like it.”  Remember, we have seen a Nephilim before in 8×22, “Clip Show”.

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Jane, the Nephilim shown in 8×22, “Clip Show”

Mark also said something like, “Having read the finale script, you’re going to hate me,” when talking about how fans either love or hate Lucifer. Honestly, I love Mark and his Lucifer to death. He’s my favorite Supernatural character followed by Mick Davies (yep, you read that right). There’s not much he could do to make me really hate him. There’s only a few characters at this point that he could kill off that would make me hate him, but they’re already dead. Killing a newborn child though, would really be awful.

Sure, choking his own child to get his powers is bad, but I believe what Lucifer will become is worse. We already know that Nephilim are much stronger than angels. I believe that the combination of a Nephilim soul and Lucifer’s archangel soul will make his power rival God’s. Sam remarked earlier in the season how Lucifer might be more dangerous just having fun than when he had motives. Imagine Lucifer as God, toying with creation to just “have his fun.” Lucifer also would do this to get back at God for abandoning him again after they made up for when he left in the first place. This would give us a good story for season 13 to explore and fix.

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Mark Pelligrino as Lucifer

Now, I’m going to be honest to all of you. I wish I could provide more hard evidence than stuff that seems like it could fit together, but at the same time could be leading somewhere else. Anyways, I hope you at least learned something from my brief timeline leading up to the finale or liked my scenario. Thank you for reading this it really means a lot. Oh, and I’d like to give a special thanks to jaredakf on Quizup for posting things about the rest of Season 12 or this article wouldn’t exist, seeing as how I never would have heard the initial comments that got me thinking. Let me know what you think here at the TVnMore account (@TVnMore), on my personal Twitter (@ChodnaZoop), or over on the Quizup post that I made for this.

Supernatural returns 4/27/17 with 12×19, “The Future”

 

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