What's Next for Team Free Will? 7 Things to Expect From Season 9 of 'Supernatural'
Dean and Sam Winchester have battled monsters, demons, ghosts, and vampires. But when "Supernatural" returns Oct. 8, the brothers face a test unlike any other: a world full of fallen angels.
At the end of last season, the Winchesters chose to leave the gates of Hell open — which will have dire and lasting consequences for their world. It's "going to have a lot of fallout," showrunner Jeremy Carver teased at Comic-Con.
Here are seven things to know about Season 9 of The CW's "Supernatural":
1. Death is waiting for Sam.
After his epic struggle to close the gates, Sam (Jared Padalecki) has fallen ill. When Season 9 premieres, he's in a hospital bed, with Death waiting for him. That means Dean (Jensen Ackles) is "going to have to make some very, very, very crucial decisions very early on in the season that are essentially going to drive the mythology for the rest of the year."
But Sam's biggest obstacle to recovering? Himself. "There's nothing to fight for," he says in a Season 9 preview.
2. Dean teams up with a new angel — Ezekiel.
When Dean sends out a mass prayer to help his brother, many angry fallen angels race to kill him. Wounded warrior Ezekiel (Tahmoh Penikett) is the first one to answer the call. But will he be a friend or a foe?