Marks your calendars for Tuesday, January 21. As great as the first episode of “Supernatural” is going to be this winter, this is the one that we are really looking forward to from the standpoint of having our mind blown. It really has just about everything that you could hope for, whether you are talking about new characters stopping by, or the return of some recurring players … like Abaddon. She and Metatron are the closest things to Big Bads that we have right now, and any chance that we have to see at least one of them is welcome.
This episode, entitled “First Born”, is also the first appearance of Timothy Omundson (“Psych’s” Carlton Lassiter) as Cain, the famous character from Biblical lore. Based on the official synopsis below, though, this is a little bit of a different take on the man who killed Abel (spoiler alert from the beginning of time!) than the one you’re accustomed to from the book:
“Looking to reclaim his place as King of Hell, Crowley (Mark Sheppard) asks Dean (Jensen Ackles) for help finding ‘The First Blade,’ the only blade that can kill Abbadon (guest star Alaina Huffman). Knowing he owes Crowley a favor for helping Sam (Jared Padalecki), and also wanting Abaddon dead himself, Dean reluctantly agrees and the two set off on a road trip. However, Dean and Crowley are completely unprepared when they find out who has the blade – Cain (guest star Omundson), the first son. Meanwhile, Sam is back at the bunker with Castiel (Misha Collins) who notices there is some leftover grace inside Sam. If they can extract it, they can use the grace to track Gadreel. The only problem is the procedure may do permanent damage to Sam.”
This episode seems like it has a greater assemblage of guest stars than any other “Supernatural” we can remember. Save for some dead characters like Kevin and Bobby and also the return of Felicia Day, it’s almost everyone that you could really ask for.
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