LOTUS is the 8th episode and the mid-season finale of Season 12. It aired on December 8th, 2016.
|There was something about being there... It felt pure.|
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DO NOT CHANGE!
Lucifer's search for power and influence in a vessel lands him in the White House. The President of the United States (guest star David Chisum) unknowingly makes a deal with the devil, leading Sam, Dean, Castiel, Crowley and Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell) to band together to fight the Dark Lord.
Sam and Dean go to a coroners office, where they are told their comrades are waiting for them. Cass explains that the CEO of almost everything, Wallace Parker, and Lucifer's old vessel. They now believe him to be in an archbishop's body who knew Wallace. They head to the diocese where no one has answered calls, the lights are off, and a bishop is dying on the floor. The group attempted an exorcism, but failed and many were slauntered, including the archbishop. Jefferson is praying for guidance and Lucifer is able to take control over his body. A secret agent walks in on Lucifer talking to seemingly himself, so people can think he is the president of the USA, and kills the agent before he can question him.
An officer says there was no foul play, and his staff ask him to pray to the lord as he does every morning. Someone places a bible in his hand, which starts to burn his hand. He makes a short speech and concludes with "amen" before the staff departs. As president, Lucifer, has Kelly as secret sexual partner. Who talks to him about one day being a father.
Cass is looking at photos from the diocese and Dean speculates that they should be looking for whoever won the noble peace prize. Crowley gets information that the death of the secret service agent wasn't killed naturally. Then comes into the bunker, much to the displeasure of Cass and Sam, and tells them Lucifer has taken over the president of the USA.
Lucifer tells his head service agent, Rick, that two men, Sam and Dean, will come to try to kill him. He tries to convince Rick to kill them before they come after him.
Crowley goes to pick up Rowena, killing her latest Fiance who cheated on her. Cass, in the bunker, experiences a daunting scream on angel radio. He tells the Winchester's that a Nephilim has come into being. Lucifer and Kelly are going to have a baby. Cass and the boys are driving Baby when a cop spots their car from the BOLO the president put out and pulls them over. Secret service comes out and a fight starts, ending with the boys at gunpoint. Ketch shows up with a grenade launcher and tells Cass to wipe the Secret Service memories.
Ketch discusses with possibilities with them what the British Men of Letters has been doing. Dean borrows one of the "toys" the British Men of Letters has to blast Lucifer out of the president. They agree that Crowley is the only one able to get in. He takes Kelly, who was on the phone to say she was pregnant. To prove a point Cass has Kelly put her hand on the bible which burns her and set the book on fire.
Kelly calls Lucifer and they meet her at a motel, where our group is waiting. When she says she can't have the baby, Lucifer says he has to insist that she has the baby. Sam tries to get Lucifer out of the president's body, Rowena casts a spell to assist, until Lucifer casts out of Jeff's body. Jeff is alive, but knocked out. Cass gets Kelly out of the motel room and Dean says they got Lucifer, they did it. Sam and Dean are arrested for the attempted assassination of the president of the United States.
Cass takes Kelly to a diner where she escapes and takes a taxi, leaving Cass behind. She calls him and says it's her child, she plans to keep it.
- Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester
- Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester
- Misha Collins as Castiel
- Mark Sheppard as Crowley
- Courtney Ford as Kelly Kline
- David Haydn-Jones as Arthur Ketch
- David Chisum as Jefferson Rooney and Lucifer
- Stephen Lobo as Rick Sanchez
- Michael Querin as Archbishop
- Philip Prajoux as Priest
- Mark Brandon as Louis
- Eddie Flake as Deputy Coroner
- Kathleen Duborg as Head Secret Service Agent
- Jeff Craigen as Agent Otto
Featured Supernatural BeingsEdit
- Archangel (Lucifer)
- Crossroad Demon (Crowley)
- Nephilim (Jack Kline, referenced only)
- Primordial Entity (God, mentioned only)
- Seraph (Castiel)
- Witch (Rowena MacLeod)
- The episode was watched by 1.73 million viewers and got a 0.6 rating.
- This episode is the mid-season finale, and the last to air in 2016.
- The title of the episode is a word play. The "LOTUS" is a pun of the acronym "POTUS," which stands for "President of the United States".
- This is the first episode to have an Archangel sire a Nephilim.
- This episode establishes that Lucifer has a weakness towards crosses and the Bible.
- This is the second episode to have an all-caps term or word. The first one was the Season 8 episode, LARP and the Real Girl.
- Lucifer's eyes glow pure red instead of reddish orange as they did in previous episodes.
- In the scene in which the Secret Service 2016 Chevy Suburban was blown up, the explosion and subsequent wreckage shows a much older 2004 Chevy Suburban.