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There are questions that still need to be answered
The CW may have passed on the Wayward Sisters spin-off but that doesn't mean it's the end of the road for Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes), Donna Hanscum (Briana Buckmaster) and the rest of the all-woman demon-wrecking crew. Since the Supernaturalworld isn't expanding like we hoped, Season 14 will see the sisters reincorporated back into the OG series to help the Winchesters fight the good fight. And while we don't know much about what brings them back to Supernatural, writer and executive producer Brad Buckner says you won't have to wait long to see at least one of those familiar faces.
"[Jody Mills] is back very early on because she becomes a part of the initial action," he told TV Guide.
Now that Michael is walking around in Dean's (Jensen Ackles) body and Sam (Jared Padalecki) has been charged with leading the Apocalypse World hunters, the brothers could use all the help they can get. And with nine seasons of demon-fighting under her belt, there's no one more qualified for the job than Sheriff Mills. However, her return might not be all about saving the Winchesters.
After all, the Wayward Sisters backdoor pilot left some major questions unanswered, namely the mystery of Kaia's (Yadira Guevara-Prip) darker clone who showed up right after her death in Monster World. According to showrunner Andrew Dabb, the upcoming season will tie up those loose ends while also remaining true to the Supernatural format.
"There were a lot of things floating out there that happened at the end of the 'Wayward Sisters' episode we plan to address in the core of Supernatural, but do so in a way that feels like a part of our Supernatural mythology. It's not just like we're going over to Wayward town for a week. It all dovetails together in a very cool way," Dabb explained.
With the Wayward Sisters poised to return next season, there's no one more excited to have them back than the Winchesters themselves, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. "[Jody Mills] is very important to the brothers so having them back and having that female presence, I think it's always a positive thing. It's always a good thing to have," said Ackles. Added Padalecki, "They are great ladies and I think they bring a great new facet to Supernatural so I'm thrilled to have them back."
Supernatural returns for Season 14 Thursday, Oct. 11 at 8/7c on the CW.
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