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We're back from Hellatus, finally. What do we know about episode 10.

The official press release
“The Devil in the Details” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

LUCIFER MAKES SAM AN OFFER — Now that he has Sam (Jared Padalecki) in the cage with him, Lucifer (guest star Mark Pellegrino) offers Sam a way out but it comes with a steep price. Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Castiel (Misha Collins) look into the angel smiting that could have killed Amara (guest star Emily Swallow). Thomas J. Wright directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb (#1110).
The original trailer



The extended trailer



The Producer's Preview



The new sneak peek



TVLine has this tidbit for episode 10.

The show’s return this Wednesday features the first scene between all five of its major players — Dean, Sam, Castiel, Crowley and Rowena — and it falls under the category of “strange bedfellows,” says Carver. “Everyone has an axe to grind as we move into the second half [of the season]… Fans should expect shifting allegiances, alliances and some fairly shocking turns right from the jump.”

And the promotional photos

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So Sam is stuck in The Cage with Lucifer, who wants him to say yes to being a vessel again. Dean and Cas find out about Sam and go to help rescue him and both end up in The Cage. We have a Christmas vision? hallucination? with Crowley, Rowena and Lucifer. Dean wants Amara's body, if she is dead. Are you excited about the show's return? Will Sam say yes to Lucifer, or hold out? Will Dean and Cas rescue Sam? Will Sam help rescue himself or be a Samsel in distress? What has happened with Amara? Share your thoughts in the comments or in the discussion thread for episode 10 .



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YellowEyedSam
# YellowEyedSam 2016-01-19 18:31
I'm not sure what to think now. Seems like Sam just gets beat up. I hope thats not the case as it doesn't seem like Lucifer to resort only to psychical violence. Mind torture though? Yes.

I just know I'll be disappointed some way, but I have faith the episode will be a right good one!
eilf
# eilf 2016-01-19 19:00
For some reason the writers are under the impression that the vast majority of the fandom want Sam to be rescued by Dean all the time and that all that Samgirls want is to see Sam being tortured. I can't imagine where they get that idea. ;)

But it does result in Sam's storyline being unendingly depressing IMO.
eilf
# eilf 2016-01-19 18:56
This is a better spot for this comment so I am moving it. I am guessing by that new promo (Keep Grinding) that we are not supposed to know for sure whether it is Lucifer or the Darkness (or something else?) that has Cas. The fact that 'he' is all over Rowena leads us towards Lucifer I guess? Could be a fake-out. Though Amara does still look pretty healthy (relatively speaking, I kinda want to feed her up a little). Ok, so, Casifer is trying to destroy Amara? With an angel blade. Why? She isn't an angel. I think that scene is still Cas. But what has happened that has already happened to Sam AND Dean and 'now Cas'? I don't know because Dean has never been possessed in this sort of way. JC said that Demon Dean WAS Dean and MOC Dean seemed to be controllable by Dean too, and not a big deal, according to last season (after all he only killed/tried to kill/destroyed bad people - oh and Sam, but that hasn't been mentioned even once this season).
Sam and Cas previously have been possessed by external forces. And maybe Dean and Cas (could be) possessed by the mark / darkness combo, but again the show has spent the last 9 episodes entirely ignoring the idea that the mark was powerful in itself and regardless it never directly had an effect on Sam.

Technically Sam has been possessed by a super strong entity that wanted to destroy the world (Lucifer), Cas has been the same by the Leviathans. All three of them have been dead numerous times. What applies to Sam and Dean that doesn't apply to Cas until now?

I don't know, I guess it is just another retcon? I can definitely predict that if Cas ends up 'gone' for some reason there will be blame to be laid at somebody's feet ...
ScifiSpirit
# ScifiSpirit 2016-01-20 09:06
Technically Sam has been possessed by a super strong entity that wanted to destroy the world (Lucifer), Cas has been the same by the Leviathans. All three of them have been dead numerous times. What applies to Sam and Dean that doesn't apply to Cas until now?

Sam and Dean have a soul and Cas doesn't? He's the only one with a grace, maybe? I don't know. I still question whether Cas has a soul. When Metatron turned him human, he had a soul, so does he still have it or not? lol. But other than that, I'm not sure what other distinction I can make between the three men. You raise some interesting points and questions. I like the way you think. :)
Barbara Maake
# Barbara Maake 2016-01-19 20:35
I'm heading into this episode feeling vaguely depressed because most of the previews and spoilers have me feeling apprehensive and unhappy. It appears to be the case that, in terms of Sam's story, the entire first half of the season will amount to a steaming pile of crap, i.e. that Sam was simply fooled into somehow being largely responsible for freeing Lucifer from the cage. Hmmm, why does that sound so familiar? Oh, that's right, they already DID that story in S 4. It also seems like there might be an episode in which Dean travels back in time without Sam in an ep in which Sam plays almost no role. Hmmm, why does that sound so familiar? Oh yeah, they already did THAT in S4 as well. So if God really isn't talking to Sam, and Lucifer is free and somehow possessing or interacting with Cas, and Dean is going to be busy dealing with his Amara connection when he's not occupied traveling back in time, what the heck will Sam be doing? Please let this be a massive display of misdirection by Carver.
spnlit
# spnlit 2016-01-20 15:41
Hey samandean10, I'm a little concerned for you with all this doom and gloom and particularly in regard to your other post about eating all that crow. I imagine it does not taste too good so maybe we can see if Jen will sideline a bit of her Australian $50.00 and send you over a pizza and good bottle of wine. I get the concern over Sam. All the strong development of Sam this season looked like it may disintegrate with the last episode of Sam locked in the cage and tricked by Lucifer's visions. I wanted to throw out the entire last script. The wait and see approach may annoy you a bit but maybe the story is good for Sam and just in a different way we don't see yet. Maybe it is about how well Sam stands up to Lucifer in the cage with strength and resilience. Sam went there, remember he faced up to his greatest fear. Maybe the story is about Sam maintaining his faith despite everyone and it is the key to locking up the darkness. If he just let Lucifer take him as a vessel now it would be a repeat of season 4-5. Sam did that already and won- he threw Lucifer in the cage. I see nothing in this promo that says Sam is put on the shelf with no story, no redemption, no character development. It does only cover a few episodes. Dean's connection with Amara and Cas's interaction with Lucifer may just cause them to be sidelined themselves and Sam will be the one to figure out what to do next.... Do you think Carver is going to reveal at the start of the back half how Sam defeats the Darkness? My bet is that the damn Darkness carries over to season 12 and that will give Sam the entire summer to come up with a new plan B!!!!! I really do believe all characters are going to be developed and part of the story including Sam. Hang in there. Personally I wish we could watch tonight's episode in the bunker with a glass of scotch- that may make us feel a bit better.
eilf
# eilf 2016-01-20 15:52
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Personally I wish we could watch tonight's episode in the bunker with a glass of scotch- that may make us feel a bit better.
You know there absolutely IS a way to do that :D Someone was touting a sort of visual chatroom from a particular company (which I can't currently remember the name of) where you design a person and hang out in a room that someone had designed to look like the bunker. And chat in real time. I think someone on Twitter was trying to get it launched. It was a while ago I believe (like about 6 months). if I come across it again I will let you know.
Barbara Maake
# Barbara Maake 2016-01-20 16:53
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eating all that crow. I imagine it does not taste too good


I'm hoping it tastes just like chicken!
I was not hoping that Sam would agree to being possessed by Lucifer. That would be a mistake and a retread, as you say. But I really wished that Sam would emerge with at least some small victory over Lucifer (other than just surviving), when it seems like because Sam pursued this avenue, he will now be largely responsible for freeing Lucifer (also a retread!) Moreover, I was hoping that the issue of Sam's faith would be ongoing, because it has been a rich and amazing story line for him. However, Carver's statement that going forward Sam becomes more of a realist in this regard than an optimist has totally deflated my hopes on that point. Finally, the one plot that has always belonged solely to Sam was Lucifer- he is apparently the only special friend Sam will ever be allowed to have!:) (although there's always Sully) Yet now it appears that this story will probably go to Cas. Hey, the guy needed a story, but couldn't they give him one of his own? I hope that you are right, and that the first half of the season wasn't just a weird fluke, but I found a lot of unsettling indications in the preview. Anyway, what time should I show up at your house with the scotch? Actually the scotch would be for you- it doesn't go well with crow, which is hopefully what's on the menu tonight! ;)
spnlit
# spnlit 2016-01-20 19:32
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Moreover, I was hoping that the issue of Sam's faith would be ongoing, because it has been a rich and amazing story line for him. However, Carver's statement that going forward Sam becomes more of a realist in this regard than an optimist has totally deflated my hopes on that point.

I did not read that; I see what you mean. I was on the same page with you in regard to Sam. I guess maybe our fears after the last ep are true: "If all we are left with is Sam being manipulated by and locked in the cage with Lucifer then the story is a mere, tedious redundant reliving of past horror and it destroys Sam's carefully and strongly built character development and growth this season of strength, facing fear, faith, accepting his path of hunter, and his personal meaning of being a hero". If proven true by the episodes then it does feel like a slap in the face to Sam and the viewer. I hate being strung along.
Plus there is a whole load of "splaining" to do- like how did Lucifer resurrect the image of young Dad and how was that supposed to lure Sam to the cage and how did Lucifer invade Sam's dreams. It also means no Gabriel!!!!! Okay, now I am getting depressed. And no Scotch in the house!!!!!!
percysowner
# percysowner 2016-01-19 20:42
So if God really isn't talking to Sam, and Lucifer is free and somehow possessing or interacting with Cas, and Dean is going to be busy dealing with his Amara connection when he's not occupied traveling back in time, what the heck will Sam be doing? Going back to being pretty, pretty wallpaper? I'm discouraged as well. And I was reasonably upbeat for this Hellatus.
anonymousN
# anonymousN 2016-01-20 00:05
@samandean10 and percysowner... I too am not encouraged by what I have seen for episode 10.Which episode is Dean getting to travel back in time alone,AGAIN?
Didi
# Didi 2016-01-20 00:10
Episode 14. The submarine ep
anonymousN
# anonymousN 2016-01-20 02:36
thanks for the info
njspnfan
# njspnfan 2016-01-20 09:19
Sam got to travel back in time once.... oh wait, Anna killed him just before the important part of the episode :):):) In fitting with canon, maybe Sam does go back in time for the submarine episode, tries to walk thru a bulkhead door, bumps his head and knocks himself unconscious for the entire episode :):):)
YellowEyedSam
# YellowEyedSam 2016-01-20 10:36
Haha good one XD
anonymousN
# anonymousN 2016-01-20 11:58
:D:D
Barbara Maake
# Barbara Maake 2016-01-20 16:56
Oh God, that is hilarious. I can't stop picturing Sam bashing his head on the bulkhead!:)
Barbara Maake
# Barbara Maake 2016-01-20 16:59
It also reminds me of the last time Dean was in the "military", in that ep with Charlie. Sam spent a portion of that ep unconscious, (or was he actually dead?) while Dean and Charlie got to have a grand old time slaughtering zombies.
BoGirle
# BoGirle 2016-01-20 22:14
For some reason they only like to play "dressup" with Dean.
blsedbx3
# blsedbx3 2016-01-20 14:57
It was written by Robert Berens and Andrew Dabb ... please give the writers their props .
percysowner
# percysowner 2016-01-20 15:53
I reported the information that the CW sent out on the writers in their official press release. I have checked IMDB and the Supernatural Wiki and they both list only Dabb as the writer and do not mention Berens.
Grace232
# Grace232 2016-01-20 15:46
I am loving this season so far. Sam spent much of the last 2 seasons working to save his brother. It was pretty much his mantra last season - I will save my brother, we save Dean. Now, it is time for Dean to save him. He is in Hell - in the cage - in Purgatory - with the Devil - if ever one needs to be saved - that is the tine! I love that these guys will each go to hell and back - literally and figuratively - for his brother! I am one of the weird fans (at least I feel that way when I read comments on fan sites) that loves both characters equally. The show works because they are a team. So for me, I don't think one has been slighted over the other. I can count hundreds of times each has been knocked out, hundreds of times each has shined alone, and hundreds of times they shined together. The only time in 11 seasons I was not thrilled was the first half of season 8 - I felt Sam not looking for Dean was weird, and it was not helped by the show casting an actress that had no chemistry with Jared. There were some good episodes there, but the some of the overall story did not work for me. Second half of season was great though. Anyway - I digress. I think this has been a great season so far, with really good episodes (Baby is one of the best for whole series!) - as usual, some leaning a little more on Sam and some a little more on Dean, but generally very balanced, with lots of suspense, humor and heart. I thought was great to have Just My Imagination focused on Sam. I thought was great to have an episode back in season 9 focused on Dean - Bad Boys. I loved the classic season 3 A Very Supernatural Christmas, with both their backstories there. We have 10 and a half seasons of episodes - and there is still so much to love! Can't wait for tonight!
Barbara Maake
# Barbara Maake 2016-01-20 23:28
Moved my comment to another page:)