Supernatural will always be the story of Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), but over the years the series has introduced dozens of other characters who have found beloved homes in the fandom. And on Tuesday's episode (9/8c, The CW), Sheriff Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) returns again when she calls on the Winchesters to help investigate four missing virgins. (Hey, at least it's a step up from dating Crowley!)
Castiel's first attempt at hunting on Supernatural was a cartoonish comedy of errors — and that was with his angelic superpowers! So how will it go now that Cas is human?
"Now you just have an awkward human being with Dean, whose very comfortable in these shoes and totally understands walking into a crime scene. But you get awkward boy over here doing it all wrong," Jensen Ackles tells TVGuide.com. "It makes for some good comedic moments."
"Sorry, Sam, you are well and truly alone."
That taunt at the end of last year's Supernatural finale sets up the psychological drama for Season 8, which kicks off Wednesday (9/8c, The CW). Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) reunite in the premiere, but all is not as it once was. It's been a year since they've fought evil together, and each of the brothers have spent that time in very different, life-altering ways.