Cast: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles
Genre: TV Horror
When they were boys, Sam Winchester (series star Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (series star Jensen Ackles) lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father John (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America…and he taught them how to kill it.
Sam and Dean have spent the last eight years battling the things that go bump in the night. Over the years, with the help of both fallen-angel Castiel (series star Misha Collins), and the reigning King of Hell, Crowley (recurring guest star Mark A. Sheppard), the Winchesters have straddled the line between good and evil. Last season, the boys faced their most important mission yet: close the gates of Hell once and for all. With the help of the prophet Kevin Tran (recurring guest star Osric Chau), Sam and Dean set forth to perform the Trials required to close the gates. While the boys worked to shut Crowley and his minions down for good, a new threat to his reign emerged: the Knight of Hell, Abaddon (recurring guest star Alaina Huffman). As the struggle for Hell's command began, Castiel set about his own set of Trials. With the aid of God's scribe Metatron (Curtis Armstrong), Castiel went on a mission to close the Gates of Heaven. However, he found out too late that the Scribe had nefarious intentions, and Cass paid the price. His Grace forcibly removed, Castiel watched as Metatron's machinations came to fruition " and the angels of Heaven fell.
Season Nine begins with the fallout from the angels' descent to Earth. Sam and Dean are faced with a world inhabited by thousands of powerful beings who immediately begin to form their own agendas. Before they can tackle the threat of the 'loose nukes" roaming the countryside, Sam and Dean must face their most personal battle yet. Meanwhile, Castiel awakes to find himself more vulnerable than he's ever been. As the threat of the angels escalates, the boys are tasked with finding a way to reopen the gates of Heaven and send the Host packing. But a dark secret hangs over Dean's head " has he finally crossed the line to protect his family?
In the ninth season premiere, Dean is frantic after Sam collapses and the doctor tells Dean his brother won't make it. Desperate, Dean sends out an 'All Points Bulletin" via prayer to every angel in the area " asking them to help his brother. In exchange, Dean will owe that angel a favour. Numerous angry angels race to find and kill Dean, but one, Ezekiel (guest star Tahmoh Penikett), gets to him first. Meanwhile, Sam fights for his life, facing some familiar demons in the struggle; and Castiel struggles to survive without powers.
Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season
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