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The Winchester boys are back in action! After a year in purgatory on Supernatural, Dean is finally reunited with Sam and brotherly love never looked so good.

In the first promo for Season 8, we not only catch a glimpse of the heartfelt reunion, but we also get some serious knowledge dropped on us: Not only is there a second Word of God, but it contains a way to close the gates of Hell — forever!

Partnered up again with the adorable prophet Kevin Tran, the brothers decide to go on the offense for once and get rid of those pesky demons once and for all.

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But while the promo features some serious butt-kicking, an ominous appearance by Crowley and a blood-drenched Dean, one thing's still missing: Where's Cas? The promo provides only the briefest glimpses of the fallen angel, crouched and alone in the woods. Do you think he's still stuck in Purgatory? Share your theories in the comments below! Supernatural returns Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 9/8c on The CW.