Supernatural's Season 9 premiere more than lived up to the hype (and it has the ratings to prove it). In order to save Sam (Jared Padalecki), his brother Dean (Jensen Ackles) enlisted the help of the angel Ezekiel (Tahmoh Penikett) to secretly possess Sam and act as, what showrunner Jeremy Carver calls, "an angelic pacemaker."
But before Dean approved Ezekiel using Sam as a vessel, Castiel (Misha Collins) had given the angel his seal of approval. But coming from the guy who was Metatron's right-hand man, should Ezekiel really be trusted with our Moose?
Sarah Shahi, Paige Turco and Taraji P. Henson
Last Thursday, I was honored to moderate a panel at the "Made in NY" PaleyFest at New York's Paley Center, celebrating the third season of CBS's terrific cyber-thriller Person of Interest. Before the discussion with many of the show's cast and executive producer Jonathan Nolan, there was a screening of this week's episode (Tuesday, 10/9c) — the best of the season to date, and a fairly pivotal one — that is especially enjoyable in how it showcases the series' fabulous femmes fatales. With the target du jour a chameleon Casanova, the women must act as nightclub and social-media bait: an off-duty and glammed-up Carter (Taraji P. Henson), the ferociously trigger-happy Shaw (Sarah Shahi, hilariously playing against her natural beauty) and Reese's favorite fixer, the alluring Zoe Morgan (recurring co-star Paige Turco). A CBS contact refers to them as "Finch's Angels," and if they want to spin themselves off, that would be fine by me. A scene where the three ladies of the evening compare their weaponry is a riot. So's a later scene in which Shaw reflects on her disdain for relationships. (When I asked Shahi if Shaw has a soft side, she wasted no time in barking a "No.")
Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki
Supernatural returns for its ninth season Tuesday (8/7c, The CW) and we can't wait to see what's next for Team Free Will.
"I think this year's first three episodes of setting up our world are all pretty special," executive producer Robert Singer told reporters at Comic-Con over the summer. "There may be certain moves that some of our characters make that some fans don't like, but I think they're going to understand them ... and it's really going to be driving the mythology."
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles
The Winchesters have literally been to Hell and back, but there are only so many times you can cheat death. So has Sam's (Jared Padalecki) luck run out?
In the extended promo for Supernatural's Season 9 premiere, Dean (Jensen Ackles) remains hopeful about his brother's condition, promising, "Just because you're dying doesn't mean you're dead. We're gonna fight this." Unfortunately, Sam isn't too confident, telling his brother, "There's nothing left to fight for."
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles
Things aren't looking to good for the Winchesters.
The Grim Reaper makes an ominous return in a new promo for Supernatural's ninth season premiere (Oct. 8 at 9/8c, CW), and apparently he has some matters to settle with Sam (Jared Padalecki).
Jared Padalecki and Genevieve Cortese
Supernatural star Jared Padalecki and his wife, Genevieve Cortese, are expecting their second child, People reports.
Felicia Day will reprise her role as Charlie on Supernatural in the fourth episode of Season 9, the show's executive producers revealed Sunday.
Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles
What does a world full of fallen angels look like? That's the question on every Supernatural fan's mind after the Season 8 finale.
"We're going to learn pretty quickly that a world full of fallen angels is pretty much a free-for-all," executive producer Jeremy Carver said at Sunday's Comic-Con panel, moderated by TV Guide Magazine's Rich Sands. "We've got lots of angels out there with lots of different agendas. ... A world of fallen angels is a dirty, bloody, scary and, in some ways, very human world, and we're very excited to explore that."
Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki
The Winchesters might not have super powers (at least Sam doesn't anymore), but that doesn't mean they aren't superheroes.
In anticipation of Comic-Con, Supernatural's Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles channeled their inner avengers to model the caped backpacks in Warner Bros. will be providing at the weekend event.
Jensen Ackles,Jared Padalecki
Only a few weeks into the latest Supernatural "hell-atus" and I'm already overwhelmed with anxiety. What will human Castiel be like? Will Sam (Jared Padalecki) be OK? How annoying are those friggin' angels going to be? On one hand, I'm excited for the unknown possibilities, but I'm also worried about how the changes will affect Team Free Will. Here are the biggest Season 9 hopes and fears keeping me up at night: