Things aren’t what they appear and trust is a tricky game: such were the lessons in this week’s episode of Supernatural. A reasonably well delivered episode, “The Scorpion and the Frog” had highs and lows and was certainly nothing quite like I expected going in.

The Morning After

That was cute! Supernatural’s “The Scorpion and the Frog” was the comedic repose before the intensity of Jack, Mary and the fate of the world hanging in the balance returns in next week’s mid-season finale. Written by Meredith Glynn, whose last episode “The Big Empty” was unanimously praised by The Winchester Family Business reviewers (and most fans from what I saw) is on a roll with popular, well written stories.

This week’s episode, “The Scorpion and the Frog,” begins in Cambridge, England at a museum where a young woman enters and breaks into a storage room. She rifles around in drawers filled with scrolls until she finds two that she’s looking for. A security guard tries to stop her but she opens her mouth and a demon flies out and goes into the guard. He brings the scrolls to a man and asks how Rock Me Asmodeus will reward them. The demon kills the guard and then calls Dean, saying he has something that Dean would be interested in.

Here's what we know about Supernatural season 13 episode 8.

Four Days Later

“I'm confused. Aren't you Satan? Which would make you the evil monster?”
I’m with Kevin! I’m so confused. Lucifer is back? Well that was easy. A rift that supposedly only a once-a-millennia super power can open is created just in time for Lucifer to use? On top of it, he’s changed and is a good guy who is trying to save Earth?

We will take a stroll with Satan, see some old friends/foes, and find out who is bothering a witch named Daniela on Supernatural this week.

So much to say about this week, Supernatural packed almost everything in: old enemies, new enemies, conceivable alliances, dawning threats and nods to possibilities yet to be manifested or spoken of. If last week was a microscopic focus on Sam and Dean, this was the expansion pack to everyone else.