‘Supernatural’ Season 8 Promo: What Happens In Purgatory Doesn’t Stay In Purgatory

Posted Sunday, September 9th, 2012 05:00 pm GMT -4 by

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The premiere of Season 8 of ‘Supernatural’ is only a few weeks away and now a trailer has been released revealing what new undertaking the Winchesters will be up to now that they have fought the Leviathans. All that can be said is if you don’t want to know what to expect, then you may want to stop reading here because the Winchester boys will be going on one jaw dropping mission!

If you recall, in the Season 7 finale, Sam was left on Earth after fighting Dick Roman, the big bad of last season. Dean and Castiel ended up in Purgatory but for some unknown reason, Castiel disappeared and Dean was left on his own.

The Season 8 trailer picks up with the Winchester boys reuniting but with a catch – it’s been one year since that last battle and the last time they’ve seen each other! What happened in that year to both Sam and Dean will be seen in flashbacks but what is known is that Sam had moved on and has a new love in his life while Dean’s time was not as fortunate. We’ll also see the prophet Kevin Tran back again who tells the hunters that according to the Word of God, there is a way to close the gates of hell forever and banish all demons from the face of the Earth. With a carrot that size dangling in front of Sam and Dean, how could they resist? Of course this won’t sit well with the King of Hell himself, Crowley, as we see in the trailer that Mark Sheppard will once again reprise his role on screen as the delightful self-serving demon.

The premise of closing the gates of Hell sounds like a long term story arc much like the one that carried the show for the first 5 seasons. In fact, new show runner, Jeremy Carver, had told EW earlier in the summer that this season’s quest would center on the boys trying to obtain a “power source” that will set the show up for future seasons. “It’s something that will hopefully uncork knowledge about our Supernatural universe in this season and beyond,” he had said. “We’re setting up things not just for this year but beyond.”

Ever since Carver has been named show runner he has stated that he would like to bring the series back to what it was like in the beginning. “Resetting our mythology was one idea that I tried to bring into [the show],” he revealed.

Will he be able to accomplish this in the upcoming season? You can decide by watching the promo below. And don’t forget!  ScienceFiction.com will be recapping the episodes after they air so make sure you bookmark the site to read what you missed or if you just want to relive the episode again.

‘Supernatural’ will be moving to Wednesday nights at 9PM ET/PT beginning October 3rd.

‘Supernatural’ Season 8 Promo:

Source: Blastr

  • Kansas101

    sooooo ready for this season! and soooo excited about it :) can’t wait to see Jeremy Carver rekindle Eric’s creation!

    • Janice Kay

      I love the fact that Carver wrote a lot of the episodes during Eric term as show runner so he knows about rekindling the mythos of the show. Looking forward to see what he does also!

      • Kansas101

        The promo sounds promising in this direction and I think he will follow with Eric’s original “feel” for the myths, family, and the boys!

  • AnOutsider

    Yes! Though Wednesday doesn’t seem like a good night for a scifi show. I don’t want to see them “stargated”

    • Janice Kay

      If you recall, Supernatural was originally on Wednesday nights following Smallville. It will now be following Arrow which looks like a great lead in show for the series.

      • Actually Supernatural was originally on Tuesday nights following Smallville! I don’t think Supernatural ever been on Wednesday nights yet. It started off on Tuesday then move to Thursday then Friday now moving to Wednesday! LOL

        • Janice Kay

          Okay all, I stand corrected. :)

      • Actually Smallville was on Tuesday nights only for their first 2 seasons then they move to Wednesday nights so when Supernatural premiered on tv on Tuesday nights, it didn’t follow Smallville. Supernatural moved to Thursday nights halfway through the first season then Smallville moved to Thursday nights then that’s when Supernatural started to follow Smalville! Then Smallville moved to Friday, then a year later Supernatural moved to Friday and now Supernatural’s moving to Wednesdays, but it was never on Wednesday before!

      • But Supernatural was originally on Tuesdays.

      • Guest

        Okay, I stand corrected. :)

    • Tay

      its supernatural! we have survived almost everything they threw at us! as long as the SPN family stick together, hopefully we should be fine :)

  • From all that I’ve read it sounds like Jeremy Carver is hitting the right notes. I am looking forward to season 8.

  • Nick

    I really do think that Carver will be able to make Supernatural more like it was in the first few seasons. If you think about it, Jeremy Carver was there, writing a lot of the classic episodes of Supernatural, so he knows what it should be like. I have been watching this show since season 1 and I finally got my coworkers at DISH to start watching it, so I know what those seasons were like as well. I can’t wait for this season, and I plan on recording every episode with my Hopper so that I can re-watch them all after the season is done, and I will still have room for the rest of my shows to record as well. I can’t wait to see what Carver and Supernatural have in store for us; it should be a great season!