I don’t count Misha Collins necessarily as a guest, although he’s not a regular either, so I don’t know what to call him other than “cool third wheel.” So, with that in mind, of course, he’ll be back. There’s still a bunch of questions to be answered regarding that whole angel-demon story arc. Which reminds me, we’ll be seeing more of Mark Sheppard‘s Crowley as well.
Of course, Castiel (Misha Collins) will be back sooner, rather than later.
“He’s really crucial to the tablet story,” [Executive Producer Robert] Singer said. “He’s going through a trial of his own that’s personal. Naomi is very unhappy with him; Crowley is very unhappy with him; and he is a confused angel right now.”
Okay, besides those angels and demons that will be there as long as the story arc remains, it’s no surprise, especially with the delightful “LARP and the Real Girl” episode, that Felicia Day will be partnering up with the Winchesters yet again.
But additionally, Felicia Day, whose immediate fan-favorite second episode, “LARP and the Real Girl,” just aired last week was announced to be returning for a third guest appearance (her second this season) before the end of the year.
“We love Felicia!” Singer said, before noting that they are just starting to break the end of the season in the writer’s room and details on her episode are still being worked out.
“This time around, she’s going to bring a case to them,” he said.
Additionally, Ty Olsson and Liane Balaban both played heavily into the first half of the season’s “flashback arc” to set up conflicts and relationships Sam and Dean experienced without each other in the year they were apart. Singer confirmed that the flashbacks are finished for the season, but that doesn’t mean so are Olsson and Balaban’s times on the show.
“He was really fighting the good fight of trying not to give into his blood lust, and I think Dean having to cut the tie is a hard thing for him. So, we’ll explore that — what he’ll be going through — we never felt that story was totally ended. It’s probably not great drama to end a whole arc on a phone call!” Singer said of Olsson.
When it comes to Balaban, Singer was less willing to commit to a how and a when of a return, only noting that “maybe” she’d reappear down the line.
“We think she’s a really valuable character; we liked her a lot; and she certainly creates a new complication in Sam’s life. Again, we’re just kind of doing the end of the season now in the room, and I know that we’ve talked about bringing her back, but we don’t have anything specific.”
I’m excited to see Benny again, as I don’t think his story ended quite cleanly, unfortunately. So, I’m sure we’ll see more of Dean’s turmoil when it comes to dealing with Benny.
Personally, the Sam & Amelia story line kind of slowed things way down for me and I just didn’t care for the relationship at all. It made Sam way to serious and he just never seemed really happy even with her. Maybe that’s just me, but if she makes a return to the show, something will have to change. Make her into a vampire that Benny turns or something. I know anything that happens to her in the supernatural sense would probably be compared to Sam’s relationship with Madeline, though. So, I really would rather they not go further into it. But it’s not my decision to make.
So, instead, just enjoy the final scene from “LARP and the Real Girl”. It’s grand!