Supernatural (season 9)
|Supernatural season 9|
Promotional poster for season nine.
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||23|
|Original channel||The CW|
|Original run||October 8, 2013– present|
|List of Supernatural episodes|
The ninth season of Supernatural, an American paranormal dramatic television series created by Eric Kripke, premiered on October 8, 2013, and is set to contain 23 episodes. On February 14, 2014, CW announced that a Season 10 for Supernatural has been confirmed.
- Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester
- Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Gadreel / "Ezekiel"
- Misha Collins as Castiel
- Mark Sheppard as Crowley (6 episodes)
- Osric Chau as Kevin Tran (6 episodes)
- Alaina Huffman as Abaddon and Josie Sands (4 episodes)
- Curtis Armstrong as Metatron (3 episodes)
- Tahmoh Penikett as Gadreel / "Ezekiel" (3 episodes)
- Adam Harrington as Bartholomew (2 episodes)
- Jim Beaver as Bobby Singer (1 episode)
- Felicia Day as Charlie Bradbury (1 episode)
- Kim Rhodes as Sheriff Jody Mills (1 episode)
- Julian Richings as Death (1 episode)
- DJ Qualls as Garth Fitzgerald IV (1 episode)
- Lauren Tom as Linda Tran (1 episode)
- Tiio Horn as Dorothy (1 episode)
- Timothy Omundson as Cain (1 episode)
- Dylan Everett as Teenage Dean (1 episode)
- Olivia Ryan Stern as Tracy Bell (1 episode)
- Stephen Monroe Taylor as Malachi (1 episode)
- Steve Valentine as Chef Leo (1 episode)
- Andrew Jenkins as Peter Jenkins (1 episode)
- Gildart Jackson as James Haggerty (1 episode)
- Erin Karpluk as Robin (1 episode)
- Kavan Smith as Cuthbert Sinclair/"Magnus" (1 episode)
- Gil McKinney as Henry Winchester (1 episode)
- Richard Speight, Jr. as Gabriel (1 episode)
- Nicole Polizzi as herself (1 episode)
In this table, the number in the first column refers to the episode's number within the entire series, whereas the number in the second column indicates the episode's number within this particular season. "U.S. viewers in millions" refers to how many Americans watched the episode live or on the day of broadcast.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|173||1||"I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here"||John Showalter||Jeremy Carver||October 8, 2013||4X5052||2.59|
|Sam Winchester (star Jared Padalecki) is dying from the events of the previous season. He dreams that he's talking with his brother Dean (star Jensen Ackles), who is trying to convince him to fight to live, and their late friend Bobby Singer (guest star Jim Beaver), who is trying to convince him to let go and die. Sam decides to follow "Bobby's" advice and crosses paths with Death himself (guest star Julian Richings) again. Death explains that he has come to pay Sam the honor of reaping him personally, and Sam agrees to go with him so long as his death is permanent this time in attempt to prevent the suffering and death his and Dean's resurrections have caused in the past. Meanwhile, the angel Castiel (star Misha Collins) has been turned into a human. He meets another angel, who is later revealed to have plans to possess him, as the body she is in now is deteriorating due to its inability to contain her. Castiel kills her to prevent her going through with her threat of disclosing his location to other angels, who seek revenge on him for locking them out of Heaven. Not knowing this, an increasingly desperate Dean prays to angels for help in saving Sam's life; this causes them to come attack Dean. However, one angel, Ezekiel (guest star Tahmoh Penikett), has come to answer Dean's prayers. Due to the extensive damage wrought on Sam's body, he finds that he is unable to heal Sam with a touch as angels normally can. As he has been injured in the fall from Heaven, he suggest that he possess Sam so he can heal him from the inside while at the same time healing himself. Dean agrees to this, and Ezekiel takes on Dean's form to talk to Sam in his head, using Dean's appearance and ambiguous wording to trick Sam into letting Ezekiel possess him. With Dean's agreement, Ezekiel erases Sam's memory of the event and stays hidden in Sam while secretly healing him.|
|174||2||"Devil May Care"||Guy Bee||Andrew Dabb||October 15, 2013||4X5051||2.33|
|Sam and Dean take the captive King of Hell Crowley (guest star Mark Sheppard) to the Men of Letters bunker to try to get the locations of all the demons on Earth from him. Meanwhile, his demonic rival Abaddon (guest star Alaina Huffman) starts a movement to take over Hell. With the help of three demons that take soldiers as hosts, Abaddon captures two hunters and uses them to lure Sam and Dean into a trap. Ezekiel briefly takes control of Sam and kills the three demons, causing Abaddon to flee. Sam continues to be unaware of his possession, as Ezekiel made it look like Dean killed the demons. The Winchesters' prophet ally Kevin Tran (guest star Osric Chau) searches for a way to reverse Metatron's spell and kill Abaddon. He confronts Crowley, who claims that Kevin's mother Linda isn't dead. Kevin tries to leave the bunker to find Linda himself, but Dean convinces him not to go by telling him that he's family and that even if his mother is alive, she is as good as dead.|
|175||3||"I'm No Angel"||Kevin Hooks||Brad Buckner & Eugenie Ross-Leming||October 22, 2013||4X5053||2.34|
|An angel faction led by Bartholomew (guest star Adam Harrington) uses an internet preacher to encourage devout people to agree to being possessed by the multitude of fallen angels now wandering the earth. Bartholomew is also actively hunting for Castiel, who is out on his own and struggling to find any stable shelter and food. Increasingly desperate, Castiel meets a seemingly kind-hearted waitress named April Kelly (played by Shannon Lucio), who offers him food, takes him into her home, and tends to him, leading to them having sex. The morning after, however, April reveals herself to be a rogue reaper hired by Bartholomew to find him. After torturing Castiel for information on Metatron, she kills him when Sam and Dean arrive to rescue him. Dean kills her in retribution and has Ezekiel resurrect Castiel, lying to the others by saying that he had tricked April into resurrecting Castiel before he killed her. Castiel is relieved to finally have a place to stay at the bunker with his friends, but Ezekiel, fearing that Castiel will draw angry angels to them, forces Dean to kick Castiel out.|
|176||4||"Slumber Party"||Robert Singer||Robbie Thompson||October 29, 2013||4X5054||2.19|
|In 1935, hunter Dorothy (played by Tiio Horn) of The Wizard of Oz fame captures the Wicked Witch of the West (played by Maya Massar) and brings her to the Men of Letters bunker. Unable to find a way to kill her, Dorothy traps herself and the Witch inside a jar. In the present, Sam and Dean discover that the bunker's map table is connected to an ancient computer. They call in their tech-savvy friend Charlie Bradbury (guest star Felicia Day) in the hopes that she can rewire the computer to track the fallen angels, but while they're in the room containing the computer, Dean accidentally releases Dorothy and the Witch. The four hunters work together to stop the Witch's plan to use a key to Oz somewhere in the bunker to bring her minions in Oz to the human world. Dean recognizes the key from his sorting through the bunker's artifacts, but the Witch takes advantage of his knowledge to steal it for herself and begin opening the door to Oz. The witch kills Charlie but Dean forces Ezekiel to bring her back , still hiding everything from Sam. She puts Sam and Dean under her control to find the girls and kill them. Charlie figures out that the Oz books held clues from Man of Letters L. Frank Baum to Dorothy—his daughter—on how to defeat the Witch. After Charlie stabs the Witch to death using the pointed heel of the ruby slippers—thus freeing Sam and Dean from the Witch's control—Dorothy uses the key to return to Oz and free it from the evil forces. Charlie takes her up on her invitation to go with her, as she has been longing for fantastical adventures of that kind ever since she became a hunter.|
|177||5||"Dog Dean Afternoon"||Tim Andrew||Eric Charmelo & Nicole Snyder||November 5, 2013||4X5056||2.15|
|A taxidermist (played by Forbes Angus) in Enid, Oklahoma is constricted to death by a man with snake-like traits, and a shelter worker (played by Kris Neufeld) is killed by the same man but now with cat-like traits after eating a cat whole. Sam and Dean investigate and find the taxidermist's dog, The Colonel, who witnessed both murders. Dean casts a spell that allows him to communicate with animals but causes him to take on dog-like traits. They question The Colonel (voiced by Al Rodrigo) and various other animals, discovering that the killer is a man named Chef Leo (played by Steve Valentine) is using shamanism to take on the traits of various animals by eating them. Chef Leo attacks and mortally wounds Sam, but Sam quickly recovers due to Ezekiel healing him. Chef Leo witnesses this and captures Sam. Chef Leo has been trying to find a way to cure his cancer by gaining the abilities of different animals, and now he hopes to acquire Sam's healing power by eating him. Dean calls a pack of dogs to maul Chef Leo to death. Dean takes The Colonel to a new home with loving owners and the spell wears off, returning Dean to normal.|
|178||6||"Heaven Can't Wait"||Rob Spera||Robert Berens||November 12, 2013||4X5057||2.36|
|Four people mysteriously combust in Rexford, Idaho, where Castiel is working as a sales associate at a gas station. He calls Dean, who leaves Sam and Kevin at the bunker doing research, to investigate with Castiel. They visit the crime scene of the newest victim, and Castiel recognizes it as the work of a Rit Zien, a class of angel healers who are able to mercy-kill mortally wounded angels. Unable to differentiate between the temporary and permanent pains of humans, the Rit Zien has been killing those suffering from any distress. Castiel leaves the investigation to go to his boss's house, thinking she'd asked him for a date, but finds that she'd actually wanted him to babysit her infant daughter. There, Castiel is attacked by the Rit Zien (played by Ashton Holmes), who heard his inner pain and is there to kill him. With Dean's assistance, Castiel kills the Rit Zien instead. Dean then leaves Castiel to his normal life. At the bunker, Kevin is only able to translate the angel tablet into an obscure form of cuneiform. Sam and Kevin make a deal with Crowley: in exchange for allowing him to contact Abaddon with a blood spell, he will translate the tablet for them. After communicating with Abaddon and having her tell him that she has seized control of Hell and is stamping out all his work and followers to remove his influence, a subdued Crowley translates the tablet for Sam and Kevin and tells them that Metatron's spell is irreversible. Later, Sam catches Crowley injecting himself with Kevin's blood for an unknown reason.|
|179||7||"Bad Boys"||Kevin Parks||Adam Glass||November 19, 2013||4X5055||2.01|
|Dean gets a call from Sonny (played by Blake Gibbons), an old friend who runs a reform school in Hurleyville, New York, asking for his help when a man is mysteriously killed at the school. Sam learns that Dean (played by Dylan Everett in flashbacks) spent two months at the school in 1995 after he got caught stealing food. Instead of it being a hard time for Dean, he enjoyed it and flourished, along the way having his first romance with a girl named Robin (played by Sarah Desjardins). On the night of a school dance, Dean's father returned to collect him and, despite Sonny's offer to let him stay permanently, Dean elects to leave to reunite with Sam (played by Hunter Dillon). In the present, Dean meets up with Robin (played by Erin Karpluk) again, though she initially pretends not to recognize him out of hurt that he had abandoned her without a word back then. They eventually patch things up. Sam and Dean go to the reform school, where they talk with a boy named Timmy (played by Sean Michael Kyer), whose mother (played by Alika Autran when disfigured from her death and by Jen Oleksiuk when normal) is a ghost who has been protecting him from perceived threats at the cost of going murderously insane from being tied to Earth. She tries to kill Sam, Dean, and Robin, but is stopped by Timmy with Dean's encouragement. Timmy tells his mother to move on and she listens to her son, returning to her normal self as she departs.|
|180||8||"Rock and a Hard Place"||John MacCarthy||Jenny Klein||November 26, 2013||4X5058||2.39|
|Suspecting that the mysterious disappearances she is investigating in Hartford, South Dakota, are linked to the supernatural due to unusual reports she is getting, Sheriff Jody Mills (guest star Kim Rhodes) calls in Sam and Dean to help her with the case. Sam and Dean realize that the victims all belong to the same church chastity group and so go undercover as new members to continue investigating. Dean discovers that the group councilor, Suzy Lee (played by Susie Abromeit), is one of his favorite porn stars; unhappy with her old life, she has quit the porn industry and is trying to turn over a new leaf. Wooing her with his genuine admiration for her and her work, he seduces her at the same time that Sam and Sheriff Mills realize that the people taken are members of the chastity group who have broken their vows of chastity. Before Sam and Sheriff Mills can get to them, Dean and Suzy are kidnapped and imprisoned in an old fallout shelter where the rest of the victims are being kept (save one who has already been taken away). Dean manages to call Sam and though the call cuts out quickly, the sound of a train whistle in the background clues Sam and Sheriff Mills in to Dean's location. They also deduce that they are dealing with the goddess Vesta (played by Lindy Booth), who has been posing as a member of the chastity group to select her victims. Sheriff Mills manages to kill Vesta and she, Sam, and Dean (who breaks free of confinement) rescue the surviving victims. However, Sam remains troubled by Vesta's words about him barely being kept alive. Seeing his brother's distress, Dean is about to tell him the truth, but Ezekiel reemerges and warns him not to.|
|181||9||"Holy Terror"||Thomas J. Wright||Brad Buckner & Eugenie Ross-Leming||December 3, 2013||4X5059||2.42|
|A civil war starts between angels working for Bartholomew and angels working for Malachi, an anarchist, both of whom want to rule the fallen angels, which will end in disaster. Sam and Dean initially investigate with Castiel, but Ezekiel makes Dean send Castiel away. Desperate, Castiel prays for help and is met by an angel named Muriel who is neutral in the war. Castiel convinces her to hear him out and she explains what she knows, but he is captured by Malachi and another angel named Theo who were tracking Muriel. Malachi tortures Castiel for information on Metatron, killing Muriel to try to force him to tell him what he knows. He reveals that many angels died in the Fall from Heaven, including Ezekiel. Malachi leaves Castiel alone with Theo who wants to defect to Metatron's side. Castiel tricks Theo into releasing him, then steals his grace, turning him back into an angel and at least partially restoring his powers. After escaping, Castiel calls Dean to warn him about "Ezekiel." At the same time, Metatron (guest star Curtis Armstrong) meets with "Ezekiel," who is revealed to actually be Gadreel, the appointed guardian of the Garden of Eden until he let Lucifer in and fell into disgrace in the eyes of the Heavenly Host. He was imprisoned in Heaven's dungeon for not stopping Lucifer and was only released by the Fall. Metatron, having grown bored with his solitary rule of Heaven, proposes working together to restore Heaven with angels that they like. Gadreel is initially reluctant, but agrees and is given orders by Metatron to kill Kevin to prove his allegiance. After learning the truth from Castiel, Dean uses a sigil to knock Gadreel out so that he can tell Sam the truth, but "Sam" knocks him out and reveals himself to really be Gadreel, having altered the sigil so it gave him control rather than Sam. Gadreel kills Kevin and leaves, taking with him the angel and demon tablets, but leaves Dean alive to mourn the loss of Kevin and Sam.|
|182||10||"Road Trip"||Robert Singer||Andrew Dabb||January 14, 2014||4X5060||2.21|
|Metatron orders Gadreel to carry out two more murders, including an old friend of Gadreel's (played by Dan Payne). Though Gadreel hesitates to kill his friend, he goes through with it in the end out of determination to see his mission through. Back at the bunker, Castiel informs Dean that Crowley can bypass the angel and help them talk directly with Sam, who can then cast Gadreel out. After they find and capture Gadreel, Dean strikes a deal with Crowley, promising to free him if he also possesses Sam, so that he can wake him up to cast Gadreel out. Crowley fulfills his end of the deal, then allows Dean, Sam, and Castiel to escape when Abaddon shows up to confront him. He tells Abaddon that rather than the bloody battle between the two of them she has been anticipating, they are in the middle of a "campaign" to win the hearts of their demonic subjects for rulership of Hell. He then leaves before Abaddon can attack him. Meanwhile, it is discovered that Gadreel has restored enough of Sam's health that Castiel can take over healing him through conventional means. Dean tells Sam that he is going to hunt Gadreel alone as he believes that he causes too much hurt to those around him. Hurt by Dean's trickery, Sam tells him that Gadreel is not their problem, but refuses to elaborate, instead bidding Dean to go.|
|183||11||"First Born"||John Badham||Robbie Thompson||January 21, 2014||4X5061||2.65|
|Crowley approaches Dean for help with finding the First Blade, the only known weapon that can kill Abaddon. Following clues, Dean and Crowley discover that Dean's father had once worked with a hunter named Tara who spent years searching for the Blade. Finding Tara, they cast a locator spell she found that leads them to the "retired" demon Cain (guest star Timothy Omundson), who had trained—and then killed—all the other Knights of Hell except Abaddon, who had escaped his wrath. Cain refuses to help them, even letting in a group of other demons to fight Dean and Crowley, who kill them. Cain reveals that he wants revenge on Abaddon, as she murdered his wife, but is unable to exact it himself because he is bound by his promise to his wife not to kill anymore. Cain also reveals that the spell led them to him because his Mark (the brand Lucifer marked him with when he turned him into a demon) is the source of the Blade's power and he can transfer it to someone worthy. Despite Cain's warnings of an unknown but terrible cost, Dean agrees to bear the Mark so that he can kill Abaddon. Cain asks for Dean to kill him after killing Abaddon and sends him and Crowley to safety as he single-handedly defeats a swarm of demons that arrived to kill them. Having picked up on Crowley giving himself away in small but tell-tale ways, Dean confronts Crowley on having been deceiving and manipulating him all along, including having allowed Tara to be questioned, tortured, and killed by demons so that they would find him and Dean and Dean could prove himself worthy to Cain for the Mark. However, Dean can't retaliate against Crowley yet because he still needs Crowley to retrieve the First Blade from the bottom of the ocean. Running parallel to this plot is Sam and Castiel's attempts to harvest the part of Gadreel's grace that is still inside Sam so that they can use it to track the angel. Removing the grace causes Sam to start reverting back into the state he was before Gadreel possessed him, but Sam refuses to let him stop until they get all the grace they need, even if it means his death. Due to his own brief humanity, Castiel empathizes with Sam's desire to make up for the people who've died from the choices he, Sam, and Dean have made, but refuses to risk killing Sam, instead stopping and finishing healing Sam and eliminating the last of the grace. The spell turns out to be unsuccessful because they didn't get enough grace. Castiel leaves to track Metatron, who he believes holds the key to fixing everything.|
|184||12||"Sharp Teeth"||John Showalter||Adam Glass||January 28, 2014||4X5062||2.76|
|After Garth (guest star DJ Qualls) is hit by a car after mutilating a cow in Grantsburg, Wisconsin, Sam and Dean arrive separately to investigate where their friend has been for months. Claiming to remember nothing, Garth escapes the hospital and Sam and Dean follow him to discover that Garth is married to a werewolf and is now one himself after being bitten six months before on a hunt. Garth insists that he and his pack don't harm humans and peacefully coexist. While Sam is more willing to trust Garth, Dean isn't after his long disappearance and due to his suspicious nature. As everything seems to be fine, Sam and Dean are lured into a trap by the local sheriff who is also a werewolf and are forced to kill him when he attacks. Looking for Garth, Sam finds him and his wife Bess missing and is kidnapped by a few members of the pack while Dean finds out that they worship Fenris and believe that when Ragnarok comes, they will rule over mankind. The wife of the minister plans to murder Garth and Bess and frame Sam and Dean to goad the rest of the pack who is willing to live in peace into action, but Dean arrives and kills the three werewolves running the plot. In the aftermath, Garth offers to return to hunting using his new werewolf powers to help, but Dean tells him to enjoy his new life, having realized that all werewolves aren't so bad. Dean tries to make up with Sam who agrees to return to hunting with Dean, but doesn't fully trust him anymore.|
|185||13||"The Purge"||Phil Sgriccia||Eric Charmelo & Nicole Snyder||February 4, 2014||4X5063||2.46|
|Dean finds a case in Stillwater, Minnesota where a 316 pound man was killed in his car and was 98 pounds afterwards. Thinking witchcraft, Sam and Dean investigate, leading them to weird suction marks on the man and another victim. After finding the same mark on a personal trainer, Sam and Dean go undercover at a nearby health spa where people mysteriously lose a lot of weight very fast. While tasting the spa's pudding, Dean gets drugged by roofies and they realize the spa's owner is a monster after Dean catches her eating refrigerated fat. At the same time Sam and Dean confront the woman, Maritza, her brother Alonzo kills her husband after he confronts him about the murders. Maritza explains she and Alonzo are Pishtaco, Peruvian parasitic monsters that feed on fat. Maritza set up the spa to harmlessly feed on human fat from her customers without harming anyone, but her brother wasn't content with that and wanted to feed on people until death. Tracking down Alonzo, Sam and Dean kill him and pass it off as a psycho serial killer to the police. Although Dean wants to kill Maritza too, Sam convinces him not to and they send her back to Peru instead. Later, Dean tries to clear the air between him and Sam about what he did to save him, but Sam points out that Dean did it for himself so he wouldn't be alone. When Dean tries to contend that Sam would do the same for him, Sam tells him he wouldn't, leaving Dean stunned.|
|186||14||"Captives"||Jerry Wanek||Robert Berens||February 25, 2014||4X5064||2.12|
|To Sam and Dean's surprise, they are visited by Kevin's ghost; since his death, he has trapped in the veil between worlds because spirits have been barred from Heaven by Metatron. Kevin has learned that his mother's alive and asks them to rescue her. Sam and Dean locate Linda (guest star Lauren Tom) in a storage facility in Wichita, Kansas, but are captured by a demon there in the guise of a storage facility employee who is working for Crowley and keeping Linda prisoner. The three manage to break free and Linda gets the satisfaction of killing the demon herself. She is reunited with Kevin's ghost and, despite the risks, decides to take him home with her. Before they leave, Kevin asks Sam and Dean to set aside their issues. Despite promising him they will, they go back to ignoring each other when he's gone. Meanwhile, Castiel is captured by Bartholomew, revealed to be a former subordinate of his who wants Castiel to ally with him to unite all of the angels. However, Castiel doesn't agree with Bartholomew's savage ways and wants to bring an end to the in-fighting he's causing. In a fight, Castiel is forced to kill him in self-defense. Afterwards, some of Bartholomew's followers approach Castiel to join him in his way of doing things.|
|187||15||"#Thinman"||Jeannot Szwarc||Jenny Klein||March 4, 2014||4X5066||1.93|
|In Springdale, Washington, a teenage girl taking pictures of herself is killed in her own bedroom by what appears to be Thinman (a pastiche of Slender Man), some kind of monster that appears in various videos and pictures of unnatural deaths. Sam and Dean find their old ghost hunting rivals Ed and Harry of the Ghostfacers are also there investigating, collecting more stories on Thinman. Sam and Dean are confused because the deaths don't seem related to the supernatural and the pictures seem faked, but then Thinman is caught on-camera murdering a diner manager. After Harry himself narrowly escapes Thinman, Ed confesses that he had invented Thinman to keep Harry from leaving to lead a normal life as their old teammates had, a revelation that infuriates the other man. Sam and Dean are taken captive by the local deputy, who reveals that he and his psychopathic partner-in-crime, a busboy who had killed his boss the diner manager and the girl for petty reasons, have been using Thinman as a cover to go on a killing spree, disguising themselves as Thinman and staging the murders as supernatural occurrences to make it seem that Thinman is real in order to feed the legend. They plan to have "Thinman" kill Sam and Dean next, but when Ed and Harry arrive, they get distracted, allowing Sam and Dean to break free and fight back; in the ensuing struggle, Dean kills the busboy and Harry is forced to kill the deputy to save Ed. Dean then covers up their involvement by staging the scene so it looks like the killers killed each other. At the end of the episode, Harry refuses to forgive Ed for his deception and leaves the Ghostfacers and Ed behind for good.|
|188||16||"Blade Runners"||Serge Ladouceur||Brad Buckner & Eugenie Ross-Leming||March 18, 2014||4X5065||1.86|
|Crowley is addicted to human blood, but after the demon he uses to get it betrays him to Abaddon, he calls in Sam and Dean. Crowley, Sam, and Dean team up to locate the First Blade which has passed among various owners since its discovery by an unmanned submarine in the Marianas Trench. Finally, they track the Blade to a rogue Man of Letters named Cuthbert Sinclair (guest star Kavan Smith). Locating his lair, Sam and Dean learn that Magnus is a collector of creatures and rare objects such as the Blade and as he needs Dean to use the Blade, he imprisons him and sends Sam away. Sam and Crowley manage to get back in, but Sam is captured. Crowley frees Dean who kills Magnus with the First Blade, after which Sam realizes the Blade is having a strange effect on Dean. Crowley then takes the Blade as he doesn't trust Sam and Dean not to kill him and will only give it back to them once they have tracked down Abaddon.|
|189||17||"Mother's Little Helper"||Misha Collins||Adam Glass||March 25, 2014||2.25|
|While Dean continues to research Abaddon—something he soon takes a break from to visit a dive bar, only to be pestered there by Crowley—Sam opts to go investigate a report of the good people of Milton, Illinois spontaneously turning into violent killers. He meets an ex-nun who had encountered the Men of Letters under similar circumstances in 1958. She reveals that Abaddon had been present at her convent and removing people's souls before encountering Henry Winchester (played by Gil McKinney) and Josie Sands (guest star Alaina Huffman) of the Men of Letters. When Abaddon was about to possess Henry, Josie persuaded her to take her instead. Abaddon left with an oblivious Henry with the intention of studying the Men of Letters from within before destroying them. Now she has demons working for her stealing souls again in order to turn those souls into an army of demons. Sam kills the demon responsible for stealing souls in Milton and releases the captive souls to return to their bodies. Disturbed by Abaddon's plan, he is now as determined as Dean to stop her.|
|190||18||"Meta Fiction"||Thomas J. Wright||Robbie Thompson||April 15, 2014||1.60|
In Utah several angels have been slaughtered for refusing to join Metatron who claims he can get them back into Heaven. Several angels want Castiel to lead them against him but Castiel refuses. Castiel is approached by Gabriel who says he survived and came out of hiding to be the leader against Metatron. Castiel realizes this is an illusion created by Metatron. Metatron views the whole angel war as a story and wants Castiel to play the villain by leading angels against him, and even though he will fail, Metatron claims he will let him back into Heaven and give Castiel a power supply for his new grace which will burn out and kill him if he cannot soon recharge it.Sam and Dean capture Gadreel and while Dean is alone with him Gadreel goads him about what Sam really thinks of him. Dean is heavily tempted by the Mark of Cain to kill him but is just barley able to resist the urge. Metatron tells Sam he will trade Castiel for Gadreel. At the trade Metatron easily puts out holy fire and erases angel warding. He says Sam & Dean cannot stop him but it will be fun watching them try as he departs with Gadreel. Castiel seems to somberly accept the mantle of leader of a group of angels as Metatron had wanted.
|191||19||"Alex Annie Alexis Ann"||Stefan Pleszczynski||Robert Berens||April 22, 2014||TBA|
|Sheriff Mills calls Sam and Dean for help when a prisoner in her care is abducted by vampires.|
|192||20||"Bloodlines"||Robert Singer||Andrew Dabb||April 29, 2014||TBA|
|Visiting Chicago, Sam and Dean discover that the city's underground is ruled by five different tribes of supernatural creatures, and get caught up in a young hunter's quest for revenge against one of the tribes.|
|193||21||"King of the Damned"||TBA||TBA||May 6, 2014||TBA|
|194||22||"Stairway to Heaven"||TBA||TBA||May 13, 2014||TBA|
|195||23||"Do You Believe in Miracles"||TBA||TBA||May 20, 2014||TBA|
On February 11, 2013, CW president Mark Pedowitz confirmed an early renewal of Supernatural for its ninth season, with the season premiere debuting on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. It is confirmed, as of February 25, 2013 that Misha Collins will be a regular cast member. He will also direct an episode in Season 9, At Comic-Con 2013 Collins confirmed that he'll direct the 17th episode. The series has moved back to Tuesday. A new, unnamed character will be introduced in episode twenty of this season, which will serve as a backdoor pilot for a potential Supernatural spin-off series.
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