This week’s Supernatural begins with a well-dressed lady walking into a store to speak with a jolly looking gentleman. She’s looking for a solid gold antique Nazi pocket watch. The man tries to renegotiate the price, but the lady doesn’t want to deal. The man spontaneously combusts, and the woman takes the opportunity to try to take the watch, but then she also catches on fire.
Dean is in the bunker doing research on his computer when Sam walks in with food. Dean states he’s not hungry and even refuses pie. Sam believes that Dean is still upset about their mom leaving, but Dean says he understands why she needed the space. He shows Sam where he found on the Internet about the lady and the man burning alive in the antique store. They decide to take the case, and head to the store.
When they arrive at the store, the local police force has already left. They see the two piles of ash on the ground, and continue to look for other clues. Sam checks the store’s computer while Dean looks around at the various items. Sam finds information on the gold watch, and Dean finds a secret passage behind a bookshelf. The room behind the bookshelf contains a myriad of Nazi memorabilia. When they put together the Nazis and the emulation, they realize they may be dealing with something similar to the case they tackled in S8: E13 ‘Everybody Hates Hitler.’
We are then cut to an apartment when a young woman and a man are arriving from having been on a Tinder date. The girl, Eleanor, gets nervous and goes into the bathroom to calm herself down. While she is hiding, two men in suits arrive and immolate the man she was on a date with. When the men in suits notice her, they immediately chase after her. She is able to escape through the window, but cuts herself on the way out. The men have her blood now, and therefore all they need in order to track her.
Sam and Dean call Aaron, and ask if the Judah Initiative know anything about recent Thule activity. Aaron says as far as he knows, all of the Thule are currently in Germany. While the Winchesters are speaking to Aaron, an alert comes through letting them know about the man who was killed the night before.
The boys arrive at Eleanor’s apartment, where the younger Thule agent, Christoph, kidnaps her. Sam and Dean notice her being taken, and follow. When they arrive, they are able to overtake Christoph and save Ellie. With a little coaxing from Dean’s gun, Christoph tells the Winchesters that the watch contains Hitler’s soul, and the Thule are planning on putting the soul into Ellie, a relative of Hitler, in order to resurrect their lost Führer. Ellie, who didn’t realize she was adopted, has a hard time processing everything she’s hearing, and runs to hide. Sam goes after her, but as he is trying to comfort her, several Thule agents arrive to retrieve their kidnapped comrade and Ellie. Sam and Dean are able to fight off most of the agents, but Ellie escapes on her own. It isn’t long, however, before she is kidnapped Nauhaus, the lead Thule agent.
In a limousine, Christoph is arguing with Nauhaus, who happens to be his father. Nauhaus can’t understand why Christoph would have told the Winchesters about their plans. Christoph informs his father that if he hadn’t, the Winchesters would have just killed him and taken off with Ellie. When they arrive at the place of the ritual, Nauhaus orders Franz to kill him. However, just before he is executed, Christoph is able to kill Franz and free himself.
Sam and Dean are sitting in a diner trying to figure out where Ellie has been taken, when Christoph approaches them and offers to help them. Sam and Dean are wary at first, but eventually believe him and go along with him. They arrive at the site, and after a brief argument as to whether or not a grenade launcher is needed, they decide to enter stealthily. The ritual has already begun, and they transfer Ellie’s blood into Nauhaus. The intention was never to resurrect Hitler into Ellie, but into Nauhaus. They are successful, and a very goofy Hilter rises in Nauhaus’s body. Sam and Dean enter, but are quickly overtaken by Thule agents. However, Ellie gains just enough strength to kill one of the agents and causing a distraction enough for Sam and Dean to regain control of the situation. They are able to take out all of the agents, and in the end Dean is able to kill Hitler.
The last scene shows Sam walking Ellie to her door. This experience has made her stronger, and she’s decided to try to go back to med school. Sam tells her to take care of herself, and she walks into her apartment building. Sam returns to the Impala and Dean. Dean is finally ready to get some pie, since he’s feeling pretty good about the fact he killed Hitler.
This episode was full of fun moments… which probably sounds strange considering the subject matter. It was full of awesome Dean faces, though, which made it all worth it. The stand-alone episodes usually tend to be the most fun, and this was no exception. There was a serious lack of Crowley or Castiel in this episode, but it was still a solid episode.
Supernatural airs on The CW on Thursday nights at 9PM ET.