The King of Hell will return!
Last season's Supernatural cliff-hanger left the fate of Crowley (Mark Sheppard) up in the air when Castiel (Misha Collins), compelled by a powerful spell, attacked him. At the Comic-Con panel for Supernatural, Sheppard wouldn't reveal whether Crowley lived or died, but later, co-producer and writer Andrew Dabb slipped up. "The second episode of the season... introduces Crowley in a way [pauses and clears throat] — if Crowley were still alive, we'd introduce Crowley in a way we've never seen him before. Uh, fail! Now I'm in trouble."
Dabb then elaborated that the story also means big things for Sam (Jared Padalecki). "I would also say that it sets Sam on a path and a story that in some ways will be surprising and in some ways fans have been waiting on for a long time. It ties up with something in his past." Added Padalecki: "Sam believes there's a higher power trying to contact him to tell him how to solve this problem. It's going to be really cool. We're going to see a few characters via visions that we haven't seen in Supernatural in a long time. One may or may not be related to the character."
Could this mean the long-awaited return of Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Papa Winchester? Or their mom? Share your best guesses in the comments.