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Recap of Supernatural
Season 12, Episode 16:

Ladies Drink Free

Mick tags along with the Winchesters on a werewolf hunt, where they encounter Claire Novak.

Body Count

For this episode: 2 werewolves, 1 human

For the series so far: At least 1326 humans (of which 22 were witches), 1132 angels (2 of which were archangels), 193 demons, 78 vampires, 59 ghosts, 36 Jefferson Starships, 22 gods, 19 zombies, 19 werewolves, 11 hellhounds, 8 Bisaan, 7 shapeshifters, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 5 djinn, 6 reapers, 4 dogs, 4 ghouls, 4 Leviathan, 3 Khan Worms, 3 Thule, 2 Amazons, 2 arachnes, 2 kitsunes, 3 rugarus, 2 vetalas, 2 zannas, 1 banshee, 1 cat, 1 crocotta, Death, 1 deer, 1 dragon, 1 fairy, 1 familiar, 1 lamia, The Mother of All, 1 nachzehrer, 1 okami, 1 phoenix, 1 pishtaco, 1 Purgatory creature, 1 qarin, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 shojo, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 soul eater, 1 Titan, 1 wendigo, the Whore of Babylon, 1 wicked witch, and 1 wraith

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  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Martin Luther was among one of the earliest hunters, according to Mick.
  • Call-Back: Garth, and the fact that he's a peaceful werewolf now is mentioned.
  • Fantastic Racism: As Mick explains, the British Men of Letters see all monsters as simply that, and refuse to accept that they can be anything other than a threat to be wiped out.
  • Genre Savvy: Hayden fakes being afraid of walking down the dark road, comparing it to a horror movie. When her brother insists on marching ahead, she prepares to sneak back to the bar. She's quickly attacked.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Clearly what Sam and Dean feel about Mick as they realize the British Men of Letters are ready to kill even an innocent woman when she's turned into a werewolf, refusing to accept there can be "good" monsters.
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  • I Did What I Had to Do: Mick says that he "did what needed to be done" when Dean confronts him about Hayden's death.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: If the Men of Letters hadn't wiped out a peaceful pack of werewolves for no reason, the Sole Survivor wouldn't have been an antagonist in this episode.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: The werewolf in question is a pureblood, and thus able to transform at will.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Poor Ms. Foster gets to bury two children.
  • Papa Wolf: Dean for Claire.
    Claire: The guy I talked to was a scumbag. Tribal tat, motorcycle, grabby...
    Dean: Grabby?
    Dean: (upon meeting the man in question) You ever touch her again, I'll break your face.
  • Red Herring: Conner. The werewolf turns out to be the bartender.
  • Stiff Upper Lip: The British Men of Letters have had their hands full since two episodes prior, but Mick prefers not to dwell on it.
    Dean: Wow, that is some world-class repression. You are British.
    Mick: We prefer to call it a "stiff upper lip".
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  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Between Dean and Mick.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Sam and Dean realize this is what the British Men of Letters are as they see all werewolves as monsters who should be wiped out, ignoring how some are "good."
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Dean and Sam are obviously less than pleased when they learn Mick killed the victim of the week after learning she was turned by the werewolf.
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