‘Supernatural’ (Season 12): Working with the Enemy

British Men of Letters

Since the introduction of the British Men of Letters on the long-running CW series Supernatural, it was obvious that they were not like their American counterparts. In fact, in the 11th season finale Sam Winchester learned the hard way that at least one, albeit rogue, member of the British Men of Letters – Lady Toni Bevell (guest star Elizabeth Blackmore) – was intent on doing him extreme harm, especially given that a gunshot rung out as the screen went to black, filling viewers with dread over what may have happened to Sam.

In this season’s premiere episode, entitled “Keep Calm and Carry On,” we learned that Lady Bevell did, indeed, shot Sam, but he didn’t die. In fact, he faced harsh interrogation techniques by Lady Bevell (who was anything but a lady) and her assistant Ms. Watt.

It would seem the London Chapter House of the British Men of Letters had been watching the brothers Winchester for year, ever since they stopped the first apocalypse. Bevell, in particular, wanted to know more about the brothers, other hunters in America and how they managed to save the sun from The Darkness.

Naturally, Sam wasn’t forthcoming with details so the interrogation turned horrible with Ms. Watt burning his feet and then Bevell using a hallucination potion on him which made Sam see people for whose deaths he felt responsible.

Even with all he endured, Sam still didn’t ‘spill the beans’ to Bevell and was eventually rescued [along with his brother Dean who arrived to attempt a rescue that sadly failed] by Mama Winchester and fellow British Men of Letters member Mick Davies.

It was a number of episodes later that Mama Winchester was convinced by Mick Davies to join up with the British Men of Letters, but she kept that truth hidden from her sons for a few more episodes. Once Sam and Dean learned of her secret, they obviously were not pleased; but begrudgingly agreed to work alongside the very group who they both have seen as the enemy since the very beginning.

How will this unlikely partnership work out? Sam and Dean clearly do not see circumstances in the same light as the British Men of Letters, who kill before they ask any questions – especially where the supernatural creatures are concerned – while the brothers Winchester actually give some of the creatures that go bump in the night the benefit of the doubt. In fact, we’ve seen the brothers do just that many times before.

What are your thoughts about Mama Winchester working with the British Men of Letters and bringing both of her boys – Dean much more apprehensive than Sam – along for the ride? Is it a good idea that they’ll be working together? At least they will have some amazing weapons at their disposal, but is that enough to redeem that organization? Will this partnership come back to bite the Winchester family in the ass or will they be able to work out on unlikely alliance? Please share your thoughts in our comments section below.

The next new episode of the 12th season of ‘Supernatural’ will air on The CW on Wednesday, March 30 at 9/8c.