Supernatural continues tonight on the CW with an all new Tuesday February 3, season 10 episode 12 called “About a Boy,” and we have your weekly recap below. On tonight’s episode, Sam [Jared Padalecki] and Dean [Jensen Ackles] investigate when people suddenly disappear into thin air with only their clothes left behind. Their probe reveals that Hansel, from Hansel and Gretel lore, is kidnapping people and turning them into their younger selves to placate an evil witch. Unfortunately, Dean finds the information out the hard way when he becomes Hansel’s next victim and reverts to being his 14-year-old self.
On the last episode, Sam (Jared Padalecki) was scanning the internet for suspicious paranormal activity and came across a video of Charlie (guest star Felicia Day) beating up a district attorney. Dean (Jensen Ackles) suspected she was back from Oz and hunting on her own, assuming the district attorney had to have been a demon. When they did find Charlie, they were shocked when she told them why she really came back from Oz. Phil Sgriccia directed this episode written by Robbie Thompson. Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it we have a full and detailed recap right here for you.
On tonight’s episode as per the CW synopsis, “looking to get Dean (Jensen Ackles) out of the bunker, Sam (Jared Padalecki) finds a case for him and Dean to investigate – people are disappearing into thin air with only their clothes left behind. Sam and Dean suspect fairies or angels, but the truth turns out to be much more shocking – Hansel (guest star Mark Acheson), from Hansel and Gretel lore, is kidnapping people and turning them into their younger selves to placate the evil witch (guest star Lesley Nicol). Unfortunately, Dean finds this information out the hard way after he becomes Hansel’s next victim and reverts to his 14 year old self. Serge Ladouceur directed this episode written by Adam Glass.”
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There’s a bar fight starting and JP is tossed out of the bar with a death threat. JP sees a guy looking at him outside. The homeless guy acts odd, then JP staggers off to his car. A scarred man comes up behind him, JP screams and then he’s burned away and only his clothing is left. The homeless guy stares up into the sky in wonder. Dean is studying books on Cain and thinks about Crowley’s words and Cain’s.
Dean thinks back on conversations with Crowley about the demon encouraging him to embrace who he is. Dean studies and reads obsessively. He finds some interesting diagrams. Sam knocks on the door and says he caught a case. He shows him his tablet. He says something is taking people but leaving their clothes. Dean tells Sam to check it out without him and Sam reminds him he’s been cooped up for a week.
He says he can’t live locked up there and Dean says it can be worse than three hots in a cot. Dean says he can’t risk doing again what he did to Charlie. Sam says he should forgive himself but Dean doesn’t see it that way. Sam says he can beat this and Dean asks if he really believes this. Dean tells him he believed in the Easter Bunny til he was 12. Sam says he was 11. He pushes and Dean agrees to ride along.
They talk to the homeless guy and he says he didn’t see anyone else. They ask if he smelled rotten eggs. He says he smelled flowers but can’t say what kind. The dude thinks it’s aliens and says he was alien abducted and probed a decade ago. Dean says the wheels are off that bus. They decide it can’t be demons but could be angels. Sam says he’s going to JP’s place while Dean asks around the bar. Dean says he can do it.
He hands Sam the keys to baby and goes inside to scope the natives. He approaches the bartender and then asks for something dark and strong. He asks about JP. He says he’s an old pal. The guy says JP was a low life and he had to kick him out for stealing tips. He says JP likely had coming whatever happened to him. Dean looks at the shot glass then finally drinks it down and sighs. He touches his arm as his heart pounds.
A woman, Tina, sits nearby speaks up and says JP wasn’t that bad. She says he was harmless. Dean asks what his problem was and she says if you’re day drinking you life is f-d anyway. The scarred man sits nearby listening. Dean and Tina get a table and drink some more. Turns out they have hung out in some of the same dives. They toast to their mutually crappy childhoods. Dean gets a call from Sam and she says she’ll go before he falls in love with her.
Sam says JP was about to get evicted, was blasting Neil Diamond 24/7 and his bathroom was like looking into hell’s butt. Dean says he thinks he has something as he sees the scarred man follows Tina out. He hears her scream and sees her clothes. The scarred guy sneaks up on Dean, touches a charm bag with a symbol on it at his neck and bright light hits Dean too.
He finds himself trapped in a little room and when he looks in the mirror, he sees he’s a teenager again. He wonders what’s going on. He hears a girl and sees her in the adjoining room. She tells him it’s her Tina. She asks what the hell is going on and he says he’s not sure yet. She says she left the bar and there was a bright light. She says this can’t be real and he tells her to stay calm.
She tells him that they’re in a serial killer basement and he looks like a One Direction reject. She asks why he’s so calm and he says practice. There’s a young guy in the room with her and Dean thinks it’s JP. A man comes down the stairs with a ring of keys. JP cowers. It’s the scarred man. He opens the door and JP screams. Tina tries to stop him from taking JP but he shoves him down.
Sam shows up to the bar and doesn’t see Dean. He tries to call him. A small slit in Dean’s room opens and a covered plate is shoved through. He sees that it’s a slice of birthday cake. Sam hears Dean’s phone and sees his jacket. The bartender tries to say it’s his then admits he found it by the dumpster. Tina tells Dean the cake is probably poisoned. She got a slice too.
Dean stops eating and sets his aside. She asks what he thinks they’re doing to JP and Dean says nothing good. He checks the walls looking for a way out. He then eyes the iron bed rails and then kicks one of the rails loose. He takes that and goes to work on the window. She asks what he’s doing and he says he’s getting them out. She says she thought he was just another drunk.
Dean says he prefers functional alcoholic. She asks who he is and he says it’s a long ass story. Sam looks around outside and sees one of Dean’s shoes by the dumpster. He also sees his gun with yellow residue on it. He smells and says it’s flowers. Dean cracks the window and says – Yahtzee. The man is coming back and Tina tells Dean to get out and says she’ll keep him busy.
She tells him to go get help for them. She starts to scream when the man goes to unlock Dean’s room. She screams that she needs a doctor and the man unlocks her door instead. He asks what she’s screaming about. Sam researches yellow plants called Yarrow and transformation spells. There’s a knock at Sam’s hotel room door and he opens it and finds a teenager there.
It’s teen Dean. Sam recognizes him immediately but is stunned. Dean grabs up his bag and Sam asks how. He says scarface dude, bright light and now he’s Bieber. He loads up on weapons and asks if they have grenades. He tells Sam there’s no time to talk because he has no grass on the infield and a girl is in trouble. Dean picks up something for a woman and hands it to her and she tells Sam that his son is polite.
Dean hops in the driver’s seat but Sam says he has to drive since Dean moved it up so far that Sam can’t fit. Dean tells him about the cake and they wonder about that. Dean says it wasn’t good and was too dry. Sam just keeps staring at him and says this is bizarre even for them. He asks how he feels and Dean says it’s still him but it’s freaking weird. He says he heard a Taylor Swift song on the bus and liked it a lot.
He says he has nine zits and is all over the place. Dean says puberty sucks again. Sam says he found the alley where he got jumped and found yarrow which means it’s likely a witch. Sam says they have witch killing crap in the trunk. He says they’ll get him changed back then light Sabrina up. Dean says the freak show has an upside and shows him that the mark is gone. Sam asks why and Dean says if they reverse it, the mark will come back too.
Dean says maybe they don’t reverse it. Dean says he doesn’t want to stay like this but it’s better than being a psycho killer rage monster and says this is problem solved. He says he’s still him, but dewier. Sam says he kind of has a point. Dean says the good news is that he has a virgin liver he can start drinking on again. Sam says he can’t legally drink for seven years and Dean says that’s not funny.
Sam insists that it is. They get back to the kidnap house and skulk around outside. Dean says they should go into the basement and get Tina out first. Scarface is heading down the stairs and heading for Dean’s room. She looks at the window. Sam and Dean walk right past a patch of yarrow growing in the yard. Dean says the window is still open and looks back in. He calls for Tina. She’s not there.
Sam says he’s way too big to fit and Dean says that’s the first time he’s ever had to say that. Sam says that’s big talk for a guy wearing Underoos. He tells Sam to go in around back. Dean creeps around the basement with gun and flashlight. He looks at the various rooms and then sees a bucket in the corner. He shoves it aside and finds a human skull.
Scarface has snuck up behind him. He turns but the guy isn’t there. He goes back out of the room and scarface grabs him but then Sam is there and conks the guy with his gun. He asks where the girl is and the guy says she’s upstairs alive. He says he’s not a witch and just works for one. He says she witch is the worst person in the world. He says he’s been with her for centuries.
He says she made he and his sister work for them and when they tried to escape, he tortured her and made her eat his sister Gretel’s heart. He says it was no fable – his name is Hansel. He tells them that they can’t kill her – they’re just men. Sam says they’re hunters. Hansel agrees to help them. He says if they’re going to fry that candy coated bitch, he wants in.
Sam demands to know how to turn him back. He says to use the hex bag he’s wearing. He says if he squeezes it, he’ll turn back to the proper age. Hansel says he’ll hand it over after they waste the witch. Tina is tied up in the kitchen upstairs as a woman prepares a bubbling pot of stew. The woman complains that JP didn’t have a lot of meat on his bones. She sips the stew.
(OMG – the witch is Lesley Nicol – the actress who plays Mrs Patmore on Downton Abbey) Hansel, Sam and Dean confront the witch. She tells Hansel to take care of them but he doesn’t. Sam says maybe she shouldn’t have made him chow down on his sister but the witch says she never made Hansel do anything and then Hansel warns her they’re hunters and gets the drop on them.
They now have Sam and Dean prisoner and the witch asks – who’s hungry? Hansel holds a gun on them and the witch tells Dean he’s scrawny and needs fattened up. She says she’ll cook him up and let Sam have a taste. Sam asks why she doesn’t just go after real kids. She says with amber alerts and milk cartons, it’s harder to steal kids. Dean says he blames Obama.
The witch says time changing kids is the only way she can eat in peace. Dean asks if it’s worth it and asks if kids taste like chicken. She says they have more of a free range taste and says she just can’t get enough. She says it’s her first visit to the US and likes it. She says a friend of hers is causing trouble and she was asked by the coven to take care of her. She mentions Rowena.
While Dean distracts her, Sam gets loose of his bonds. He attacks the witch and Hansel grapples with Dean. The witch opens the oven and Hansel slams Dean against the wall and tells him to stay down. The witch tells Hansel to turn Sam. He reaches for his magic bag but Dean has it. He reluctantly grabs it, there’s a white light and evil Dean is back.
He knifes Hansel and then slams the spell bag into the witch’s mouth and shoves her into her oven and shuts the latch. She screams as she goes up in flames. He closes the vent so they don’t have to hear the screams. Tina watches all this in horror. Outside, Tina tells them that was psycho crazy and she asks if they do this all the time. Dean says all the freaking time. She asks them to turn her back.
Dean says the hex bag went up in flames. Sam says they may be able to find a way. Tina says maybe not. She says she has three ex-husbands, $50k in debt and not much else. She says she was a crappy adult and maybe she’ll do better this time around. She says this is a second chance. Dean asks if she’ll be okay and she says she always is, like she told him before.
Sam asks if they can give her a ride somewhere and Dean demands the keys from Sam. They take her to the bus station and give her all the cash they have on them. Dean tells her to stay safe and she gives him a hug. She says they’ll always have the Royale Motel (that they talked about as kids). She walks off and Dean asks Sam about the grand coven. Sam says it doesn’t sound good.
Sam asks Dean if the mark is back and he shows him that it is. Sam says Dean saved both he and Tina by reverting. He thanks him. Dean says – anytime. Sam says he wishes the mark was gone but wanted Dean back no matter what and says he’s back and didn’t Hulk out so he calls this one a win. Sam says they’ll figure this out like they always do. Dean says damn right.
They get into baby and Dean sighs and says – I’m back baby. He turns on the radio and Shake It Off is playing. He smiles at Sam and peels out. Sam looks horrified at his song choice.
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