The CW issued the press release for 11.09 and several outlets have spoilers for the next few episodes.
SUPERNATURAL 11.09 “O Brother Where Art Thou?” (December 9):
Amara (guest star Emily Swallow) unleashes her power on the local townspeople as she issues a shocking challenge. Dean (Jensen Ackles) tries to better understand the hold Amara has on him, while Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Crowley (Mark Sheppard) come up with a plan that could have disastrous consequences. Robert Singer directed the episode written by Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner.
Enstarz has more on episode 9
We know who the Darkness is, and before The CW series breaks for its winter hiatus, viewers will know who is sending Sam (Jared Padalecki) his mysterious visions.
One hint – it has nothing to do with John Winchester.
EW talked to Jared and Jensen on whether God will help or hinder the Winchesters.
TV Line answered a few Castiel questions this week.
Question: How is the Team Free Will relationship going to be this season on Supernatural? We will see them working more together? –Beatriz Ausiello: Let’s just say it’s complicated — and there wasn’t a lot that Misha Collins could reveal about the trio’s interactions during our recent set visit. “I feel like that dynamic where Cas is helping the boys and we’re going to solve problems is always a short-lived one,” Castiel’s portrayer shared. “Things, generally speaking, fall apart sooner or later and somebody is lying to someone else, and there’s subterfuge dissembling it and everything is sort of dysfunctional. So that’s where we’re heading.”
Question: I was wondering if you have any scoop on Castiel’s Supernatural storyline? —Zarah
Ausiello: Even in these times of Darkness, don’t expect the angel to act as middle man between the Winchesters and his brethren upstairs. “Cas is very much alienated from Heaven and its machinations,” Collins explains. “In fact, we learn — spoiler alert — that Cas is pretty much reviled by everyone in Heaven. He’s not involved, and he doesn’t have the inside scoop at all. He’s definitely not a conduit to Heaven in any way.”
Who do you think is sending Sam his vision? What makes Sam work with Crowley? Will their plan bring disaster? Will Dean be able to understand Amara’s hold on him? It sounds like Cas may be going out on his own. Do you think that’s a good idea? Let us know in the comments or in the spoiler discussion and episode 9 discussion threads.