When Supernatural returns to The CW for season eight, things look mighty different from our beloved Winchester Brothers.
A year in Purgatory left to fight a number of unknown creatures in unknown territory has turned Dean (Jensen Ackles) into a warrior—one who has trouble adjusting to a slightly more “normal” life once he’s topside again. But Sam (Jared Padalecki) went the other way for the past twelve months, deciding just to pack up his knives and try to live a much more quiet existence.
"You’re truly alone. What does that mean? What kind of impact does that have on somebody and how might that affect your mindset after so many years?" New series showrunner Jeremy Carver explained the theme that carried the boys through their off-screen year and into this season premiere.
The two reunite quickly in the season eight premiere, “We Need To Talk About Kevin,” and the strain from their recent unshared experiences proves to pale in comparison to some of the new problems thrown their way.