I am SOOOOO Excited about this! Not only is this the big kickoff of the exciting three episode ending mytharc for the season, it’s being directed by one of my all time favorite TV directors ever! I got to meet and interview Robert Duncan McNeill at Comic Con a few years ago in the Chuck press room (for which he was their primary director and co-producer), and ask him about directing the only other Supernatural episode he’d ever done, season one’s “Skin.” I am a MASSIVE fan of this man’s work. BTW, Robert Duncan McNeill was an actor before he became a TV director, playing Tom Paris in the series Star Trek: Voyager. Here’s a link to that report if you haven’t seen it:
And now, the synopsis. This is going to be great! I can’t think of a better writer/director pairing!
Episode 8.21 – “The Great Escapist”
FEELING LUCKY TONIGHT? â€” When Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) receive a distressing video message from Kevin Tran (guest star Osric Chau), they set about trying to uncover the Third Trial. The boys make a discovery that sends them to a casino in Colorado, to find a mysterious recluse (guest star Curtis Armstrong) who may be able to fill in the holes in Kevinâ€™s research. Meanwhile, Crowley (guest star Mark Sheppard) is on a winning streak. Castiel (Misha Collins) tries to elude Naomi (guest star Amanda Tapping) and the angels hunting him.
Robert Duncan McNeill directed the episode written by Ben Edlund.