LOTUS is the 8th episode of Season 12. It aired on December 8th, 2016.
Lucifer’s search for power and influence in a vessel lands him in the White House. The President of The United States (guest star David Chisum) unknowingly makes a deal with the devil, leading Sam, Dean, Castiel, Crowley and Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell) to band together to fight the Dark Lord.
- Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester
- Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester
- Misha Collins as Castiel
- Mark Sheppard as Crowley
- Courtney Ford as Kelly Kline
- David Haydn-Jones as Arthur Ketch
- David Chisum as Jefferson Rooney and Lucifer
- Stephen Lobo as Rick Sanchez
- Michael Querin as Archbishop
- Philip Prajoux as Priest
- Mark Brandon as Louis
- Eddie Flake as Deputy Coroner
- Kathleen Duborg as Head Secret Service Agent
- Jeff Craigen as Agent Otto
Featured Supernatural BeingsEdit
- Archangel (Lucifer)
- Crossroad Demon (Crowley)
- Nephilim (mentioned only)
- Seraph (Castiel)
- Witch (Rowena)
- The episode was watched by 1.73 million viewers and got a 0.6 rating.
- This episode is the mid-season finale, and the last to air in 2016.
- The title of the episode is a word play. The "LOTUS" is a pun of the acronym "POTUS," which stands for "President of the United States".
- This is the first episode to have an Archangel sire a Nephilim.
- This episode establishes that Lucifer has a weakness towards crosses and the Bible.
- This is the second episode to have an all-caps term or word. The first one was the Season 8 episode, LARP and the Real Girl.
- Lucifer's eyes glow pure red instead of reddish orange as they did in previous episodes.
- In the scene in which the Secret Service 2016 Chevy Suburban was blown up, the explosion and subsequent wreckage shows a much older 2004 Chevy Suburban.