The Raid is the 14th episode of Season 12. It aired on March 2, 2017.
|There was something about being there... It felt pure.|
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DO NOT CHANGE!
A chance to take out a nest of vampires backfires when the alpha-vamp shows up and turns the tables on Mary (guest star Samantha Smith) and the British Men of Letters, who are doing their best to recruit Sam and Dean.
Arthur Ketch and Mary Winchester leave a black SUV and enter a temporary base of the British Men of Letters. Mary repeatedly texts Dean and Sam apologising and requesting them to respond. Dean asks Sam to find him a case. Sam asks him whether he wants to talk about them asking Mary to leave the bunker to which Dean refuses. They have an argument and a cranky Dean accuses Sam of not picking sides and always playing the peacemaker. Sam opens Mary's texts, the last one stating that they need to meet urgently. TBA.
- David Haydn-Jones as Arthur Ketch
- Adam Fergus as Mick Davies
- Kett Turton as Alton Morehead
- Alex Duncan as Kris
- Aaron Douglas as Pierce Moncrieff
- Sunita Prasad as Serena Colman
- Andrew Tkach as Vampire Nest Leader
- Stew McLean as McGillicuddy
Featured Supernatural BeingsEdit
- The Alpha Vampire previously appeared in the Season 7 episode There Will Be Blood.
- Arthur Ketch convinces Dean to talk to him by offering him the finest scotch. Dean did a similar thing to Rufus in Time Is On My Side.
- Mary reveals to Sam the real reason they hunted down Ramiel: to retrieve The Colt.
- Sam has now agreed to work with the British Men of Letters.
- The ritual to create more bullets for the Colt invented by Ruby and Bobby Singer is revealed.
- The Alpha Vampire is killed by Sam with the Colt with help from Mary and Mick Davies.
- The episode was watched by 1.63 million viewers and got a 0.6 rating.
- The episode title may refer to several subjects in pop culture, mostly films:
- A short story by Russian author Leo Tolstoy ("The Raid"), which first published in 1853. The story, set in the Caucasus, takes the form of a conversation between the narrator and a military captain about the nature of bravery. The story is based on Tolstoy's own experiences as an artillery cadet stationed in the Caucuses.
- A 1954 American Civil War film.
- A 1991 Hongkong action comedy film.
- A 2011 Indonesian martial arts action survival film (and its sequel on 2013).
- This episode itself also very similar to the 2011 Indonesia martial arts film of the same name, which about a police force sent to raid an apartment complex run by a drug mob boss.
- Despite ordering Mary to acquire The Colt for them, the British Men of Letters did not know how to create the bullets for it. They required Sam to teach them how, something he learned from Bobby Singer.
- Pierce Moncrieff wore a shirt from Guidry's Cajun Café, the same place Benny Lafitte worked at in Season 8.
- Dean's lack of screen time in the episode is a result of the birth of Jensen's twins.
- Sam tells Mick Davies that he saw the Alpha Vampire five years before in Hoople, North Dakota. However, he actually saw him in Missoula, Montana because the Alpha Vampire was gone from Hoople by the time the Winchesters got there.
- Arthur Ketch: You're a killer, Dean Winchester. And so am I. And if we go too long without something to track or trap or punch or gut. Well, things get a bit ugly, don't they? The Men of Letters keep me busy. They point me in a direction and 'bang' off to the races. It's not a bad life.
- Alpha Vampire: I'm old. I like living quietly. You've been making my life awfully noisy lately. You've killed so many of my children. I've seen your work... in England. I didn't get involved, because, well it's England. But America. Yes. America is my home. And it is time that you. Get. Off. My lawn.
- Alpha Vampire: Clever. Clever boy.