Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox is the 6th episode of Season 12. It aired on November 17th, 2016.
When hunters gather together to celebrate the life and tragic death of one of their own, Sam, Dean and Mary (guest star Samantha Smith) must take action when a demon starts picking off hunters one by one.
- Kara Royster as Alicia Banes and Jael
- Kendrick Sampson as Max Banes
- Shaine Jones as old Asa Fox
- Jack Moore as young Asa Fox
- Laurie Paton as Lorraine Fox
- Mac Brandt as Bucky Sims
- Billy Wickman as Elvis Katz and Jael
- Darren E. Scott as Randy Bull
Featured Supernatural BeingsEdit
- Crossroad Demon (Jael)
- Ghosts (cameo)
- Ghouls (mentioned)
- Reapers (Billie)
- Wendigo (mentioned)
- Werewolf (flashback)
- Billie previously appeared in the Season 11 episode, Alpha and Omega.
- Jody Mills previously appeared in the Season 11 episode Don't You Forget About Me.
- Mary Winchester previously appeared and reunites with her children after leaving in The Foundry.
- The episode was watched by 1.80 million viewers and got a 0.7 rating.
- According to Jody Mills, she first met Asa Fox when he came through Sioux Falls on a ghoul hunt during which time he identified himself as FBI Agent Fox Mulder. Fox Mulder was one of the protagonists of the show The X-Files where he and his partner Special Agent Dana Scully investigated aliens and other paranormal phenomenon.
- Sam described Dean as someone who prefers anime porn or hentai. This was revealed in the Season 7 episode, Meet the New Boss.
- Garth Fitzgerald IV is mentioned in this episode. Somehow, he became aware of Sam's possession by Lucifer and had passed on this information to other hunters.
- Ellen Harvelle is mentioned in this episode. Dean recognises Asa Fox as someone Ellen used to tell stories about, particularly about him killing five wendigo's in one night.
- This episode is the first time a full exorcism has been performed since the Season 9 episode, Mother's Little Helper. While Sam exorcised Crowley in the Season 11 episode, Hell's Angel, he didn't return to Hell but rather his usual vessel. It was also to rescue Crowley, not to defeat him.
- In the flashback, Mary was shown driving a blue car. This same car appeared in Bobby Singer's dream world in the Season 3 episode, Dream A Little Dream Of Me.
- Mary is revealed to have continued hunting even after Dean was born. However, she referred to it as "tying up a few loose ends" and made it seem like she only went back temporarily.
- This is the first time Sam and Dean visit Canada in the current reality. However, this is the second time overall as they were thrown to the other universe in the Season 6 episode, The French Mistake.
- This is the first episode to feature a crossroad demon other than Crowley since the Season 11 episode, Beyond the Mat.
- While trying to determine who Jael is possessing, everyone acts like it could be Dean. However, due to having the anti-possession tattoo, Dean can't be possessed.
- The others did not know that Dean had the tattoo, so from their knowledge he was still a suspect. It is unknown however why Sam didn't point out that it couldn't be Dean.
- In the flashback to 1980 there is a mid-90's GMC Sonoma pickup parked in front of Asa Fox's house.