‘Supernatural’ season 8 spoilers: Diving deeper into Sam’s past (promo)

With the exception of a found-footage episode that is still leaving a largely-bitter taste in our mouth, “Supernatural”season 8 overall has to be pretty proud of what they have managed to achieve for their characters so far. In bringing the present up a substantial length of time, you have enable us to have a trio of rich stories worth telling: in addition to what is currently going on with Sam and Dean in the present day, you also have individual backstories for each of them whether it be in purgatory (which is the case with Dean) or back when Sam tried to get away from this extraordinary life.

While we have seen bits and pieces of Sam’s story already in the past few weeks, Wednesday night’s new episode “Southern Comfort” is going to bring more of it to us than ever. Why? Dean is going to learn that Sam spend his time away from him with a girl named Amelia, and he’s not exactly going to be thrilled that this is the reason that his own brother stopped looking for him while he was trapped away. Of course, Jared Padalecki’s character will argue back that there was really nothing he could do, since he didn’t even know where the guy was.

As for the rest of the story, it’s mostly not teased here, and we imagine that even the title here is an allusion to some sort of life that Sam discovered for himself while Dean was away. It may have not been his true calling, but it surely was still a nice reprieve from the world for him.

What do you want to see from Sam’s backstory this season?

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