Supernatural returns on January 16 to start the new year off right with three new episodes. Fans will be in for a treat with such amazing guest actors as Stargate’s Amanda Tapping, ER’s Gil McKinney, and best of all, fan favorite geek Felicia Day. Not even halfway through its eighth season, the show has enjoyed good ratings and continues to deliver with amazing guest actors.
The tenth episode of the season entitled “Torn and Frayed” will center on Castiel, and feature Amanda Tapping as the mysterious and powerful angel Naomi. Cass will be called to rescue an angel who is being held captive by the demon Crowley, and will turn to Dean for help. The other story will involve Sam and his past love Amelia. He will be faced with the choice to either stay with her or leave and never contact her again. No doubt Sam will end up breaking her heart. One can only hope that she doesn’t meet the fate of his past girlfriends.
Fans are counting down the weeks until Felicia Day returns as Charlie Bradbury on January 23 in the episode called “LARP and The Real Girl.” LARP, which stands for live-action role playing, will be the focus on this episode where the Winchesters will no doubt be knee deep in geeks. Show-runner Jeremy Carver tells TVLine that a character named Gerald will be a LARPer who will take his medieval-style game a little too far. How far will the brothers have to go to save over enthusiastic gamers?
The show will close out January with an episode called “As Time Goes By” guest starring Gil McKinney. McKinney will fit right in with other Texas natives Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. Best known for “ER” and “Friday Night Lights”, he will play an important role in this episode that will deal with time travel. According to Spoiler TV, the episode will reveal that the time-traveler is none other than Henry Winchester, Sam and Dean's paternal grandfather. The article shares a juicy tidbit from Ackles himself. "This is a [man] we knew nothing about, because he was never involved in our lives or the lives of people that were involved directly with us. It’s kind of getting some insight into the life and the legacy of the Winchesters, which is something that we as characters never really knew."