‘Supernatural’ Season 8 Finale Airs May 15; Castiel Gets Larger Season 9 Role

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It’s a Supernatural news twofer this week: The season 8 finale’s May airdate has been revealed, and everyone’s favorite angelic savior, Castiel, will officially be returning for season 9 as a series regular, an upgrade from his current reoccurring guest star role.

With Sam and Dean busy as new Men of Letters, and Sam facing the remainder God’s trails, fans can rest easy in knowing that whatever is going to happen to the Winchester brother’s will happen by May 15, which is when the Supernatural season 8 finale will air.

But no matter what happens in this season’s finale, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and, now, Misha Collins will be returning in full force for season 9. Both Padalecki and Ackles signed new contracts last year for seasons 9 and 10, well before the network officially renewed the series, while Collins just recently re-signed.

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When Castiel returns in season 9, he will be in many more episodes than fans saw him in during season 8, thanks to Collins’ new contract upgrading him from reoccurring guest star to series regular. Does that mean heaven will have a much larger role next season, or just Castiel?

When Supernatural season 8 comes to an end this May, it’s very likely that God’s trials and the Gates of Hell storylines will be concluded, or at least transitioned into something else. What will likely be left for season 9 is the mysterious Heaven intervention storyline as well as the Men of Letter’s storyline. However these elements play in to next storyline is still unknown, but Castiel’s appearance in more episodes next season is definitely more than just as the Winchester’s Lordly juggernaut.

Now that Supernatural has, for all intents and purposes, turned itself around from any Leviathan confusion, fans are appropriately excited for Sam and Dean’s adventures this season. And if the series’ returning episodes are any example of what’s to come – along with more Castiel next season – then September can’t get here soon enough.

Now what about maybe bringing Bobby back?

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Supernatural airs Wednesday @8pm on The CW

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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  1. “Now what about maybe bringing Bobby back?”

    What about maybe not? I did like Bobby but I think it was time to let him go and Garth does amazing job as Bobby 2.0.

    I’m just glad that Misha Collins is back to being a regular on the show. The interaction between Cas and the Winchester brothers is always touching and funny, just what the show needs, IMHO.

    • **** you man bobby needs to ome back

      • my bad i was meaning to say come instead of ome

  2. I’m excited to see how this season ends…but I don’t want it to end. What a dilemma.

    As for Bobby, I miss his character, but he served his purpose just as Sam and Dean’s father did. These characters die and we always hope to see them again, but we honestly shouldn’t…it takes away from the story.

  3. cas will replace sam.

    • I always wonder how anyone can believe that? SPN has too few regular characters. Sam has been a hero and a main from the beginning. Sam gets A LOT of screen time, and if he doesn’t, then Garth or some other guest star is taking time too.

    • Apparently you missed the part where Jared signed on for seasons nine and ten.

    • no dude. just no.

      as much as i love Cas (like very very much)

      Sam is irreplaceable.

      • Unfortunately. After all, if Sam is gone, what will Dean do? He wouldn’t have anyone to worry over. Gee, what an awful life for poor Dean to actually have to live for himself instead of doing everything he brother wants.

        I’d love to see Dean, Cas and Benny together. Sam can have Garth and Charlie.

        Now that would be a nice and refreshing break from the constant Dean’ must always be All About Sam!

        • Worrying about Sam is part of Dean’s character. You don’t have to take that out on Sam. In fact, if you can’t accept that about Dean, you don’t accept Dean for who he is. Besides it doesn’t make sense, Dean never worries about and as I said, that’s the character. I’m sorry but what you described is not Supernatural it will always be about the brothers so I suggest some of you get used to that.

        • There’s always fanfiction. Sorry the show is about the brothers. Sorry you don’t understand that or Dean’s character.

        • So you want the show to be cancelled? Okay honey.

        • dean cas and benny now that i would love to see tbh sam is really starting to get on my tit but sadly their not gonna get rid of him so i just have to put up with him

          • Kind of like how I have to put up with Cas. So yeah, get over it.

            • lol sorry i was to bust watching cas be awesome to notice you actually commented XD

          • I’m glad you’re so in favor of someone getting fired just because their character annoys you. Luckily, Sam is here to stay.

            • is it my fault that jared cant get any other work probably he signed for season 9 and ten cause no one will hire him

              • Then the same can be said for Jensen. Sam and Dean are Supernatural – been that way since day 1. SPN with just one Winchester is no longer SPN.

                • I really loved your response and you could not have said it any better. Supernatural is and will always be about Sam and Dean Winchester.

              • I see it has already been mentioned in another response towards your comment that if Jared can’t get any other work then that is also true for Jensen. I must say that was a great response back pointing out that without Jared and Jensen there is no Supernatural. Jared and Jensen love working on Supernatural and love the Supernatural fandom. I have been lucky enough to go to a con and hear their enthusiasm about working together. Not only are they brothers on the show but you can see how strong of a “brotherly” relationship they have in real life. Once Supernatural is over Jared and Jensen will have amazing acting careers. They are both such phenomenally talented actors. Supernatural is Sam and Dean together.

              • Maybe you should refer to Misha instead of Jared. He is the one who can’t get a job outside SPN, not the boys who have to refuse other offers because they’re loyal to the show. Whether you like it or not the show is always gonna be about two brothers. If it makes you so miserable, I’d suggest you find something else to watch!

                • Very well said. I completely agree with your response.

                • Dude do your research…even if Misha didn’t have SPN he’d still be pretty busy running his award-winning web series, his RandomActs charity, and winning a Guinness world record (oh whoops, been there done that…twice!) so while I agree that SPN is and always will be about Sam and Dean, I do not appreciate you undermining a great dude to prove your point.

                  • Amen! I just found this article and I’m appalled by some of these comments. I just don’t understand how anyone could not think that Jared, Jensen, and Misha are all three talented and wonderful! Seriously, I can understand liking and disliking characters, but I hate actor-bashing! These guys are amazing. And personally, I love all three characters too!
                    I’m very glad that Misha will be a season 9 regular and I hope to see lots and lots of Cas, Dean, and Sam working together in Season 9. Cas, Dean, Sam (via J2M) are the best trio ever.

                • First of all I must say, I completely Agee with Supernatural is Sam and Dean, and if anyone doesn’t like that, well than why even watch the show(from day 1, never mind all the way through SEASON 8.?) BUT… There is no reason to say anything about Misha, just because other people find the need to be ignorant.! To me that is just being stupid and falling into the same ignorance as the person you are talking to.! And when did this show become a battle Royale, Lmao… We all love the show obviously, or we wouldn’t be on here talking about it, after (almost) 8 seasons.!! People need to stop “acting” like its real and get that it is ACTING. Jensen, Jared, Misha, and everyone on the show are characters, awesome ones at that, there are always going to be things someone different like, and mostly everything someone disagrees on… BUT I think 1 thing everyone can agree on, is that Supernatural is an awesome show, and we all enjoy watching it.! Sorry not trying to be mean to you or anyone, just can’t figure out why everyone had to start bashing eachother, their opinions, and most of all the wonderful ACTORS who keep us coming back, year after year.!! P.S. Yah I’m a Misha/Castiel fan…. 100%.!! LOL. Can’t wait for the final episode TONIGHT, so excited, I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I’m going too.!! SPN FOREVER.!!! <3

                • First of all I must say, I completely Agee with Supernatural is Sam and Dean, and if anyone doesn’t like that, well than why even watch the show(from day 1, never mind all the way through SEASON 8.?) BUT… There is no reason to say anything about Misha, just because other people find the need to be ignorant.! To me that is just being stupid and falling into the same ignorance as the person you are talking to.! And when did this show become a battle Royale, Lmao… We all love the show obviously, or we wouldn’t be on here talking about it, after (almost) 8 seasons.! People need to stop “acting” like its real and get that it is ACTING. Jensen, Jared, Misha, and everyone on the show are characters, awesome ones at that, there are always going to be things someone different like, and mostly everything someone disagrees on… BUT I think 1 thing everyone can agree on, is that Supernatural is an awesome show, and we all enjoy watching it.! Sorry not trying to be mean to you or anyone, just can’t figure out why everyone had to start bashing eachother, their opinions, and most of all the wonderful ACTORS who keep us coming back, year after year.! P.S. Yah I’m a Misha/Castiel fan.. 100%.! LOL. Can’t wait for the final episode TONIGHT, so excited, I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I’m going too.! SPN FOREVER.! <3

                • First of all I must say, I completely Agee with Supernatural is Sam and Dean, and if anyone doesn’t like that, well than why even watch the show(from day 1, never mind all the way through SEASON 8.?) BUT… There is no reason to say anything about Misha, just because other people find the need to be ignorant.! To me that is just being stupid and falling into the same ignorance as the person you are talking to.! And when did this show become a battle Royale, Lmao… We all love the show obviously, or we wouldn’t be on here talking about it, after (almost) 8 seasons.! People need to stop “acting” like its real and get that it is ACTING. Jensen, Jared, Misha, and everyone on the show are characters, awesome ones at that, there are always going to be things someone different like, and mostly everything someone disagrees on… BUT I think 1 thing everyone can agree on, is that Supernatural is an awesome show, and we all enjoy watching it.! Sorry not trying to be mean to you or anyone, just can’t figure out why everyone had to start bashing eachother, their opinions, and most of all the wonderful ACTORS who keep us coming back, year after year.! P.S. Yah I’m a Misha/Castiel fan.. 100%.! LOL. Can’t wait for the final episode TONIGHT, so excited, I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I’m going too.! SPN FOREVER.!

                • First of all I must say, I completely Agee with Supernatural is Sam and Dean, and if anyone doesn’t like that, well than why even watch the show(from day 1, never mind all the way through SEASON 8.?) BUT… There is no reason to say anything about Misha, just because other people find the need to be ignorant.! To me that is just being stupid and falling into the same ignorance as the person you are talking to.! And when did this show become a battle Royale, Lmao… We all love the show obviously, or we wouldn’t be on here talking about it, after (almost) 8 seasons.! People need to stop “acting” like its real and get that it is ACTING. Jensen, Jared, Misha, and everyone on the show are characters, awesome ones at that, there are always going to be things someone different like, and mostly everything someone disagrees on… BUT I think 1 thing everyone can agree on, is that Supernatural is an awesome show, and we all enjoy watching it.! Sorry not trying to be mean to you or anyone, just can’t figure out why everyone had to start bashing eachother, their opinions, and most of all the wonderful ACTORS who keep us coming back, year after year.! P.S. Yah I’m a Misha/Castiel fan.. 100 percent!LOL. Can’t wait for the final episode TONIGHT, so excited, I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I’m going too.! SPN FOREVER.!

                • First of all I must say, I completely Agee with Supernatural is Sam and Dean, and if anyone doesn’t like that, well than why even watch the show(from day 1, never mind all the way through SEASON 8.?) BUT… There is no reason to say anything about Misha, just because other people find the need to be ignorant.! To me that is just being stupid and falling into the same ignorance as the person you are talking to.! And when did this show become a battle Royale, Lmao… We all love the show obviously, or we wouldn’t be on here talking about it, after (almost) 8 seasons.! People need to stop “acting” like its real and get that it is ACTING. Jensen, Jared, Misha, and everyone on the show are characters, awesome ones at that, there are always going to be things someone different like, and mostly everything someone disagrees on… BUT I think 1 thing everyone can agree on, is that Supernatural is an awesome show, and we all enjoy watching it.! Sorry not trying to be mean to you or anyone, just can’t figure out why everyone had to start bashing eachother, their opinions, and most of all the wonderful ACTORS who keep us coming back, year after year.! P.S. Yah I’m a Misha/Castiel fan.. 100%! LOL

                • First of all I must say, I completely Agee with Supernatural is Sam and Dean, and if anyone doesn’t like that, well than why even watch the show(from day 1, never mind all the way through SEASON 8.?) BUT… There is no reason to say anything about Misha, just because other people find the need to be ignorant.! To me that is just being stupid and falling into the same ignorance as the person you are talking to.! And when did this show become a battle Royale, Lmao… We all love the show obviously, or we wouldn’t be on here talking about it, after (almost) 8 seasons.! … 2BCont…

              • Jared was going to be in a WWII movie but then dropped out because Supernatural got renewed and was in talks to be Bruce Willis’ son in the new die hard but again dropped out due to Supernatural. Nice try.

          • Really? Supernatural is about Sam and Dean Winchester not Cas the angel or Benny the Vampire. I have nothing against Ty or Misha but I hope if Benny reappears that it is only for a short visit and in the end Cas will be sacrificed for the greater good. There is no one else out there that could have played Sam Winchester as well as Jared has. He has given us a TV character that will live on in TV history. Many of us are happy to have to “put up” with him. Jared is in this until the end as is Jensen.

        • My favorite prominent figures are: dean, sammy and my dear ghost bobby that really I hope that it turns in the season 9, Silver pleases or not sam always sera departs importantly from this beautiful program, as say many spn he is a sam and dean (the brothers w.) which is the description of this series says: the brothers w. that looks for his father etc ….. I say It in big adore these brothers that always it will be there one to look after himself to other one and especially dean, initially of this season it was worried but I have the full confidence mientra that exists the series we will see dean and sam whatever happens.

        • Dude, WTF?
          Are you even a fan? Do you even watch the show?

    • That’s gonna be tough considering he won’t even be in every episode. Cas never is even when he’s a regular. Prepare for disappointment.

    • I can only hope.

    • This is getting tiring from anti-Cas people. Jared Padalecki is one of the STARS of “Supernatural” and he is ALREADY signed through season ten. Jared and his Sam aren’t going anywhere. Have you seen Cas ever replace Sam?! No.

      • Exactly! Cas will never replace Sam.

      • Anti-Cas people??? Why don’t you refer to those here who wish for Cas to replace Sam??? Are you blind or just selective about what you read?

    • @cody in regards to “cas will replace sam” – I could see them going that route but only if Sam turns into something evil after the trials are over with.How many shows/movies go the route of brother vs. brother? Quite a few. And this show already turned Cas evil, so why not Sam? It would be interesting seeing Dean and Cas and maybe Benny as a hunting trio who are working on a way to get Sam back from the darkside. Sam’s gone dark before drinking the demon blood and his time in hell may have warped him more than we know.

      • I mean, who wouldn’t want to see the return of the Sam as a vessel for Lucifer?

    • That will never happen. Supernatural is Sam and Dean Winchester.

  4. I don’t think that we can assume that we’ll see Cas in more episodes, just because he is regular cast. When he was a regular during S5/S6, we’d see him for a few minutes per epi, in about half the episodes.

    It’s hard to watch this show when I identify with Cas, who disappears, traumatized or maybe dead, for several episodes with no news. Although Sam/Dean are charming, it’s hard to watch them on fun epis when the character I identify with is gone with no news, usually in a horrible situation.

    I’ve mostly disengaged from the show. I forget episode days. I miss a lot epis. But this news sounds promising, maybe I should catch up on S8?

    • I find Season 8 to be as big a disappointment as Season 7 was. This week’s episode about the Titans was lame, pure and simple. The writer’s didn’t know what to do about the kid at the end of the show. The kid’s mother just had to break the circle and release Zeus? Right. Bye-bye Prometheus. The dialogue between Sam and the kid at the end of the show went nowhere. I hate to say it, but without Castiel and Bobby in the picture, Supernatural just slogs along. I hate to imagine what a Season 9 and 10 will look like.

      • So did you like anything about season 8 thus far?

      • @Dave
        “I find Season 8 to be as big a disappointment as Season 7 was…”

        Really? I enjoyed Season 7 – it was whacked – but it was fun! And so far Season 8 has been just quality. Not enough Cas for my tastes, but still each episode has been a little gem and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season!!

        I hope it picks up for you…

  5. yay!! givee me more cass i just hate how we have to wait till march 20th till next ep

  6. I happened to catch the last episode of Season 5 on TNT today. Although I’ve seen it a zillion times, I watched it again because it’s perfect in every way. Kripke’s 5-season story arc has been very hard — actually, pretty impossible — to follow.

    • I absolutely agree with your opinion of season 5…. but I have to add that this season, with new show runner Jeremy Carver, really seems to have captured some of the magic that we haven’t seen since season 5…..Also very happy to see the early pick-up of season 9 and the return of regular status of Misha Collins…things keep looking better and better

  7. SUPERNAT MOVIE… READY AND WAITING!!

  8. Yay! So happy and excited that Misha is a series regular for Season 9! More Cas is always better to me. And I’m both looking forward to and terrified of the Season 8 finale.

  9. Dean Who?

    Sam has something to do , Cas has a bigger role, Kevin has the tablet and Dean gets to cook. I don’t think I really care anymore. The trials should have been done by both brothers to show unity, instead it’s another season 5 Swan Song redux with Sam once again saving the Dean and Dean watching.

  10. Are Dean girls infecting the web like cancer? Both boys are central to the show.

  11. I was abit dissappointed with the last episode wrap up. They seem to be letting characters live to perhaps meet up with later on, and to have Prometheus die even in self sacrifice seemd not to serve this purpose. Mother and child….poof….gone.

    As to Cas, I heard when he comes back it will be as a human? I hope not. We don’t want “Jimmy”, we want Castiel the angel.

  12. Epic!!

  13. Let’s face it, the writers had a five season arc in place. For the past few seasons this show has been running on fumes. Season 7 with the Dick Roman story arc went nowhere. Was anyone surprised how things turned out there? The shows in Season 8 featuring Benny seemed to have some promise then all of a sudden he is written out. The writers seem to be dragging out the broken tablet arc for too long and many episodes seem to be filler. In the Renaissance faire episode were we supposed to be shocked at the lesbian kissing business? How the mighty have fallen.

  14. I have been a fan of the show since the Pilot. While each season may have hits or misses it was one of my favorite shows until season 6 fumbled around with no clear purpose and ambiguous tone. Season 7 proved to do nothing but the negative. For once I found myself not wanting to watch the show during those seasons until I actually stopped watching especially during 7. I come back every once in a while to see if the plot has been improved only to be disappointed.

    The two leads still have their charm but the characters as written were becoming one dimensional with character development being regressed into self parody. The only episodes I like those two seasons focused on Bobby and Castiel. So Imagine my pain to see those characters treated as such.

    When season 8 started I gave another chance and while the pilot was not bad it was still riding the mistakes of the past two seasons. I was not interested to follow the show again as many reviews said that while an improvement of past seasons (not that hard) the first half of the season prior to hiatus was feeling the effects of the past and was trying to rectify them. But I gave the show I once loved I try again and the episode I saw was the introduction of the boys’ grandfather and the Man of Letters. It rekindled an old love for the characters and their world again. The episodes after kept it up! I am glad the Sam is given the duty to do te trials to give him more to do than just be the “what is wrong with Sam this season”. I am still unaware the importance of Dean going to purgatory and Sam’s meeting with this girl but from what I have seen its not important. I am missing the last two episodes but if the trend I saw is continuing then I am excited for what is to come!

  15. I’m just glad that they’ve brought back some of the comedic bits…I’ve had some good laughs again lately. These guys do comedy so well that when this gig is up they should do a sitcom about them doing a show called Supernatural. They already did an episode like that and it was funny as hell. With good writers they could have another hit.

  16. I won’t be tuning in next year for season 9 because of them having cas a regular again. It will turn into the Cas/Angel show-not interested. I didn’t like it in season 5. I am done with the angel stuff. Its old and worn out. The character should have been done after season 5. The only episodes I will be interested in now are if Benny shows up, Garth, or Charlie. This season I won’t be watching anymore now unil the Benny episode and the finale. I have a bet with some friends on how the finale goes-so i have to watch it.

  17. I enjoyed some aspects of this ep. O.K. so it gets a little Samcentric but watching him headshrink a Goddess was a hoot. Also, is Prometheus really dead? I doubt it! He’s a God for crying out loud. And killing Zeus? Not likely. Enjoyed the performance though. The show needs supporting characters and I like Cas and Dean’s relationship. Also wish Dean had a heavier storyline, which Jensen can actually handle prety well. Most of this season has been better. Dean’s prayer to Cas was a beautiful thing to watch. He needs more than to babysit little brother, who seems to be finally growing up on his own. Also wish Charlie could be in a few more eps. I have a feeling that she is somehow a Winchester. She and Dean are a lot alike and he did say in “The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tatoo,” ‘She’s like the little sister I never wanted.” Makes one wonder what Big John was ‘up’ to when he was away from the boys for so long. lol

  18. “and everyone’s favorite angelic savior, Castiel, will officially be returning for season 9 as a series regular,”

    No. Not everyone’s. There are many of us out here who don’t enjoy the character. I think he should have gone at the end of S5. His character has long past his sell by date, as are the angels, and he is only brought back because of fanservice. Personally I will not be tuning in for S9 as I had had more than enough of the angels way back in S4. I’m not the slightest bit interested in the Castiel/angel show.

    • I am with you 100% about cas and not coming back for s9- although i will make an exception for benny. If he is on a season 9 episode i will watch that one. Not interested in cas at all-tired of the character and Misha. Be in cas is human, angel, half human-don’t care.

    • Cass is the best!!!!!

  19. Castiel and Bobby should have been used as seasoning to the stories. When they were written out for long stretches you basically had a lot of meat and potatoes. I still haven’t heard the explanation for Bobby Singer being written out or having left the series. It seems to have been hush-hush. No matter what the reason was, they should have paid the guy to stay. The series has suffered ever since.

  20. PS…For all of you who love Misha Collins, check out Stonehenge Apocalypse, this stinker was a TV movie made in 2010. Even Collins and Peter Wingfield from Highlander couldn’t save this mess of a movie.

    • Thanks, haven’t seen it yet. Oh well, I guess actors have to act. Sometimes they have great parts, sometimes the parts suck. Or, sometimes they have great parts in a stinky movie…

  21. Deans my hero.

  22. What about Crowley? He deserves to be a regular on the show as well.

    • you got that right

    • Totally!

  23. Please…I want to revive Meg.I like she.Would be nice if Castiel will revive Meg and whether Cass and Meg will be together.And also Dean and Lisa and Sam and Amelia. I LOVE

  24. Please…I want to revive Meg.I like she.Would be nice if Castiel will revive Meg and whether Cass and Meg will be together.And also Dean and Lisa and Sam and Amelia . I LOVE SUPERNATURAL !!!!!!!

  25. I’m addicted to this show. I bought all the seasons on iTunes and I have all the season 8 episodes still saved on my DVR

  26. Mis personajes preferidos son: dean, sammy y mi querido fantasma bobby que realmente espero que vuelva en la temporada 9, Plata guste o no sam siempre sera parte importante de este bello programa, como dicen muchos spn es sam y dean (los hermanos w.)cual es la descripción de esta serie dice: los hermanos w. que busca a su padre etc…..
    Lo digo en grande adoro a estos hermanos que siempre estará allí para cuidarse uno al otro y sobre todo dean, al principio de esta temporada estaba preocupado pero tengo la plena confianza mientra que exista la serie veremos dean y sam pase lo que pase.

  27. My favorite prominent figures are: dean, sammy and my dear ghost bobby that really I hope that it turns in the season 9, Silver pleases or not sam always sera departs importantly from this beautiful program, as say many spn he is a sam and dean (the brothers w.) which is the description of this series says: the brothers w. that looks for his father etc ….. I say It in big adore these brothers that always it will be there one to look after himself to other one and especially dean, initially of this season it was worried but I have the full confidence mientra that exists the series we will see dean and sam whatever happens.

  28. Bring cas back soon. Great team with him.

  29. Love Sam and Dean. Just a big fan of the show. Really glad about Supernatural returning for two more seasons. Thanks Winchesters. Bring back bobby

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