We have the official description from the Press Release.
“The Things They Carried” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) COLE PAYS A VISIT TO THE WINCHESTERS — Despite Dean’s (Jensen Ackles) directive to forget about looking for a cure for the Mark of Cain, Sam (Jared Padalecki) continues to do research. Dean suspects Sam is hiding something but decides to focus on a new murder case where they run into Cole (guest star Travis Aaron Wade). The three team up and learn a Khan worm is infecting men and turning them into murderers. Unfortunately, the worm makes it’s way into Cole. John Badham directed this episode written by Jenny Klein (#1015). Original airdate 3/18/2015.
Then we have the promo that reminds of us the schedule change and has scenes from several upcoming episodes.
Two sneak peeks
And finally the promotional pictures
Two interviews with Travis Aaron Wade were published today. One was with Give Me My Remote and one with EW
From Give Me My Remote
The CW has teased that Cole gets infected in tonight’s episode. What can you preview about that, and how was it for you to play it as an actor? TAW: Really, really hard. This worm, anyone who takes on a worm of this size, it’s not going to do very well, and it makes you really ill, and it dehydrates you — it takes fluid out of your body and is potentially trying to kill you; it will. The only thing to do to survive could be potentially hurting other people…I gain strength and power with this worm. And playing that as an actor is hard, because it’s coughing, choking, being ill, playing sick to the point where you physically feel like you have pneumonia. It got me pretty sick for a good two or three days at the end of filming, I did not feel well. I think I essentially made my body become sick, because it took me a week to recover from it. It was hard; it was hard work, it was long hours, hard days on the set.
And I filmed most of my scenes with Jensen [Ackles (Dean)], and boy, did me and him really get along. We work really well together. And what a class-act; I got to know him really well. I absolutely love working with him, like I’ve gotten to work with Jared [Padalecki (Sam)]. Both of those guys — it’s just great to work with guys who have been on a show for so long. They’re such pros.
As for Cole’s relationship with Sam, Wade described it as a bit “softer.” “I think [Sam] is a little bit more sympathetic. There’s a bonding that happens when you beat and torture someone. There is an actual scientific name behind it. It is an interesting phenomenon. So many people I know that have been through that in the military end up having some connection with their torturer.” [Editor’s note: He’s referring to Stockholm Syndrome.]
So Cole returns and doesn’t believe that his former friend should be hunted by Sam and Dean. Sam has qualms about hunting, but Dean obviously prevails about this. Sam looks to be working with a potential victim while Dean works with Cole.
Are you glad to have a MOTW episode? What do you think about the Khan worm coming back? Is partnering with Cole a good idea? What do yout think about what we know about this episode? Do these new interviews make you more excited for the episode? Let us know in the comments.