Supernatural Season 14 Episode 12 review: Prophet and Loss

Supernatural -- "Prophet and Loss" -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR
Supernatural -- "Prophet and Loss" -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR /

In this week’s Supernatural, Dean is adamant about being thrown in the ocean in the box. However, working one last case very well may change his mind.

Please excuse me, SPN Family, while I write this review of last night’s Supernatural through the tears in my eyes. Wow. This season has been full of emotions and some stand out performances. Makes you very happy that it was renewed for another season, so we can continue to get this quality from our favorite show.

Last night, we focused on Sam and Dean, with some Nick thrown in. Sorry, last week, I honestly thought we were done with him. Guess we’re not. So, let’s take a deep look at last night’s episode, starting with Nick.

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“He chose me.”

Oh Nick. I thought we were done with you, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. I knew I was wrong the second you were in our previously on.

Nick’s in the hospital, but not for long. After being taunted by the arresting officer, it doesn’t take much for Nick to trick the officer and then kill him. Nick escapes the hospital and then predictably ends up back at his house.

The air turns cold, and his ghost wife shows up. She’s furious with him. She needs him to renounce Lucifer so that she can be at peace. Nick refuses, and walks away. He wants Lucifer back. And I guess, we’ll be seeing Nick again.

I guess Nick sticking around makes sense. We still don’t have a way to defeat Michael. Can Lucifer be the key? Discuss.

“One last case for the Winchester boys.”

Dean is having nightmares about being locked in the box in the ocean, but that’s not deterring him.  He’s still going to be locked in that box and thrown in the ocean, there will be no talking him out of it.

Sam tells Dean he needs to tell Cas and Jack about his plan, but Dean doesn’t want to, he doesn’t want to do the big good-bye. Except, Sam has already told Cas, who has been trying really hard to do some research about ways to get rid of Michael, but isn’t having any luck.

As they are driving toward the ocean, Dean opens up to Sam. He apologizes for not always being the best brother he could have been.  Sam tells him to not give any deathbed confessionals. This is is easily one of the best scenes between the brothers this season. But not the best, that one comes later in the episode.

Using his magic internet, Sam is able to find a case for he and Dean to work together. In Fort Dodge, Iowa, there have been some weird killings, and the killer has been carving Enochian on the victims. I always get excited when the show comes to my state!

In Fort Dodge, Sam and Dean question one of the victim’s twin brother. There they learn about Tony Alvarez, who has an Enochian tattoo. A call to Cas allows them to learn that Tony is next in line after Donatello to become a prophet. But since Donatello is still alive, it almost seems impossible for there to be another prophet.

Sam and Dean track down Tony’s house, and then figure out where he’s been killing his victims. They show up just in time to save victim number three. They tell Tony that he’s not chosen, that he’s a psycho, and he doesn’t take that very well. He ends up killing himself.

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“No rest for the self-destructive.”

After talking with Cas, everyone decides it’s best to unplug Donatello because him being between life and death is creating defective, murderous prophets. When they show up to unplug him, however, the doctor mentions that Donatello has been muttering. After watching the video, they figure out it’s Enochian, and that part of Donatello’s brain is trying to fix itself.

Castiel works on Donatello’s brain, and ends up waking him up. Donatello has no idea what has happened, so Sam and Dean leave Castiel to explain everything to Donatello, and they go out and have a beer by Baby.

Supernatural — “Prophet and Loss” — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR
Supernatural — “Prophet and Loss” — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR /

And this, SPN Family, is when the best scene between Sam and Dean in Season 14 occurs. After Dean makes a pithy comment about his fate, Sam has had enough. He doesn’t understand why Dean is just giving up. “I believe in us, Dean,” *punch*, “Why don’t you believe in us, too?” he screams at his brother, before wrapping him in a tight, tear stained, hug.

And that works. Because Dean does believe in them, all of them, and he agrees that they will find a way. That they will figure this out without trapping him for eternity in the box. “Let’s go home,” he says.

It’s scenes like this final one that remind us why the show is going to have a fifteenth season. Why fans love it so much. It’s this relationship between the brothers that drives the show, and we need to see these two together like this to prove the show is still amazing.

Performer of the week

Jensen and Jared are sharing the honor this week. Between the scene in the car where Dean apologizes to Sam about their childhood and the final scene, our boys acted their asses off this week. It is some of their best work this season, and it always is when the two are acting off of each other.

You can see the love the actors have for each other bleeding through as they talk to each other as Sam and Dean. They have been working together for 14 years, and it shows. You can tell that they are brothers on and off the set.

It’s too bad the Emmys and Golden Globes don’t take these shows seriously, because J2 really deserve some acknowledgment for the work they put in. I was sobbing by the end of the episode.

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What did you think of this week’s episode? How long until we see Nick again? Are we done with the prophet storyline, or is there more there? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Supernatural airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW