Supernatural Preview: Castiel Returns! Plus, Misha Collins Teases What’s Next for the Angel

SupernaturalThe cat is out of the bag, Supernatural fans: Castiel will be getting out of Purgatory in the upcoming November 14th episode.  Sure, it’s been known for a little while, but it’s finally happening next week.

Read our episode 8.06 review.

The problem – at least for the Winchesters – is that Castiel has absolutely no knowledge of how he managed to break out of Purgatory when he reunites with Sam and Dean.  Did the new angels who will be introduced in the series (see photos) help break him out?  Did someone else?  The good news, however, is that he seems in full possession of his mental faculties and ready to fight the good fight.  During a recent visit to the Supernatural set in Vancouver*, Misha Collins said that Castiel will be more like the Castiel of old (before the craziness of season 7), which is something we’ve seen in Purgatory and that once he gets out, “he is a bit diminished but then seems to regain his powers and can do things that we didn’t previously know that he could do [like in episode 8.08]”.

We also learned that Castiel will definitely be joining the Winchesters as they search for a way to close the Gates of Hell forever.  Misha told us that “I think that [the tablet search is] sort of the pivotal object of the season, that’s what everyone is after from, you know, every realm, and Cas is definitely involved in that process and caught in the crossfire.”   But beyond the Winchesters and their (few) allies, we’re going to see a very isolated Castiel who is unsure who he can trust.  When asked whether Castiel has any allies beyond Sam and Dean, Misha replied “No. There are people trying to align themselves with him but I don’t think they’re genuine allies.”

Watch a preview below for the November 17th episode of Supernatural.  In addition, you can watch a portion of our interview with Misha, along with some footage relating to a previous article (including some Castiel and Sam discussion from Jared Padalecki) that wasn’t previously posted.

Check out our most recent Supernatural slide-show: Most Memorable Standalone Episodes.

*Travel and accommodations provided by Warner Bros. Television



  1. rosa November 8, 2012
  2. Jane November 8, 2012
    • Kara November 8, 2012
  3. Erica November 8, 2012
  4. Jen November 8, 2012
  5. Daisy November 8, 2012
  6. I November 9, 2012

Leave a Reply

Supernatural Season 12 Episode 2: “Mamma Mia”
The Voice season 11 final battles Austin and Preston
The Voice Season 11 Final Battles: New Teams & a Knockouts Preview!
The Voice - Season 11
Week 2 of The Voice Battle Rounds – Monday’s Results Have Surprises!
How to Catch Up on Walking Dead before the Season Seven Premiere
Will & Kate: Love, Looks and Body Language
Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce from Brad Pitt
Deadshot and Harley
‘Suicide Squad’ Sets More Box Office Records, Beats ‘Civil War’
Archive 81
‘Archive 81’: An Interview with the Creators of the Horror Audio Drama, Daniel Powell & Marc Sollinger
The Fabulous Movie History of the Iconic Little Black Dress
Five Movies to Watch Before They Leave Netflix in October
Fall Movie Preview: 10 Movies to Look Forward to for the Rest of 2016
How to Meet Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford On Set of New Blade Runner Movie
Kehlani, "Gangsta"
Check Out the New Music Video for Kehlani’s ‘Gangsta’ from ‘Suicide Squad!’
Suicide Squad: The Album
‘Suicide Squad’ Soundtrack Is the Best of the Summer: Review
Jared Leto as the Joker
Jared Leto Returns as Joker in ‘Purple Lamborghini’ Music Video for ‘Suicide Squad!’
Galactic Empire
Why Star Wars Fans Should Be Paying Attention to Galactic Empire
Sports News
The Best Lessons From the 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony
The Top Five Moments in NBA Playoffs History
Your Official Guide to Watching the Masters Tournament on TV
Austin X Games
X Games Austin 2016 Has an Amazing Sports and Music Lineup

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.