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Supernatural: Season 12 (2016-2017)

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Season 12 of this fantasy drama picks up right where it left off, with Sam (Jared Padalecki) kidnapped by British Men of Letters member Toni Bevell (Elizabeth Blackmore); and Dean (Jensen Ackles) in shock at the sight of his mother, Mary (Samantha Smith), who's been long dead. Castiel (Misha Collins) is forced to partner up with Crowley (Mark Sheppard) to search for the vessel-jumping Lucifer, most notably played by guest star Rick Springfield. As Lucifer begins to possess more powerful and influential people to get what he wants, the hunters are forced to face the death of one of their own. While trying to stop Lucifer, the Winchester brothers are wrongly accused and arrested for his crime - leading Mary and Castiel to turn to an unlikely source to find them. Other notable guest stars include Rick Worthy and Alicia Witt.

Cast

Jared Padalecki
as Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles
as Dean Winchester
Samantha Smith
as Mary Winchester
Rick Springfield
as Vince Vicente
Courtney Ford
as Kelly Kline
Adam Fergus
as Mick Davies
Theo Devaney
as Gavin McLeod
Kara Royster
as Alicia Banes
Alicia Witt
as Lily Sunder
Kathryn Newton
as Claire Novak
David Chisum
as U.S. President
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Critic Reviews for Supernatural: Season 12

All Critics (7)

If there's one word that sums up season twelve, it's 'bland'. This isn't a bad season as such, it's just a boring one and the problem lies with the two main storylines that ran through it.

October 15, 2018 | Full Review…

What is most troubling now... is that Mary Winchester was talking to Mick Davies about the British Men of Letters' plan for the United States: no more monsters. Great for everyone - sure - but at what cost?

January 31, 2017 | Full Review…

All in all, this was a very solid season opener.

October 17, 2016 | Full Review…

With the personal stakes raised like this, it's looking like this season will go back to the good old days.

October 17, 2016 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Supernatural can wring as much entertainment out of smaller, subtler moments as it does bombastic ones.

October 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Supernatural is very much at ease with being a serialized story, but too often, each season can feel isolated from its brethren.

October 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Supernatural: Season 12

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A letdown from the last season, Season 12 of Supernatural scrambles to cobble together a story and ends up coming up with a pretty good one (not great but good). Sam and Dean struggle to reconnect with their estranged mother who's returned from the beyond, and their relationship is further strained when she joins the British Men of Letters who have come to America seeking to form a partnership with American hunters; meanwhile Lucifer is on the loose and fathers a Nephilim that has the potential to bring about a new apocalypse. Unfortunately the new additions to the mythology cause some problems, particularly in regard to the Mary Winchester and Lucifer characters. Still, on the whole more is gained than is lost. And both Mark Pellegrino and Samantha Smith return to reprise their characters and deliver strong performances. While it starts out rather weak, Season 12 of Supernatural develops some interesting plot threads that hold a lot of promise for the future.

DannM.

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