'Supernatural' Recap: Sam and Dean vs. the Goat Dude
'Supernatural' Recap: Sam and Dean vs. the Goat Dude
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
After several episodes of Supernatural involving the big storylines for the season, namely Lucifer's baby and the British Men of Letters, the Winchesters get back to basics in "The Memory Remains." Of course for Sam and Dean, the basics involve fighting a god.

It's a fun and simple monster of the week that involves fighting a goat dude while, back at the Bunker, Mr. Ketch begins his plan to take out Sam and Dean.


The Hunt for Black Bill

Sam and Dean get a case from "Mick Davies," though it's actually Mr. Ketch setting a diversion. The case involves a town with a long history of missing people courtesy of Black Bill, an urban legend who is a monster with the head of a goat who attacks people with a giant hammer, not unlike the one Thor uses.

The prime suspect is the local sheriff, who also owns the meat plant because his family founded the town. His family trapped Moloch, the god of sacrifice, under their house and used him to get rich by feeding him people.

However, the sheriff stopped after his dad died. Now the meat plant manager, Pete, has taken Moloch for himself, so he's the one in the Black Bill mask abducting people. Pete is the sheriff's half-brother and resents that he never got to be a part of the rich family.

Pete takes Dean as a sacrifice to Moloch, but Sam arrives in time to kill Pete, take back the Colt and shoot Moloch. I guess the Colt is being used so much that the show doesn't even bother with the cool, slo-mo sequence anymore.

In the aftermath, the case causes Dean to reflect on the legacy of the Winchester family, and Sam assures him that they may not be remembered in the history books, but the people they save are their legacy. To leave their mark, they carve their initials into the Bunker table.

Mr. Ketch's Plan

While the Winchesters are on the case, Mr. Ketch takes a team from the British Men of Letters to the Bunker to do research. He wants to know everything about Sam and Dean, including their allies, and retrieve the Colt. They bug the Bunker and snoop through everything, even Dean's collection of erotica.

By the end of the episode, Sam and Dean learn that they're now reporting to Mr. Ketch because Mick "flew back to England." Dean isn't happy about it, and he'd be even less pleased if he knew that Ketch stole a photo of Mary and young Dean to caress it creepily.


Supernatural returns for the final five episodes of season 12 on Thursday, April 27 at 8/7c on the CW.


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