After a dozen seasons of ghosts, monsters, demons, angels, and pie, one would think Supernatural would have a hard time topping it all for Season 13. Fortunately, judging by the titles for the first nine episodes, as revealed by SpoilerTV, it looks like we're in for one hell of a ride once again.
Here's the updated episode list as it stands now:
- Episode 13.01 – “Lost and Found”
- Episode 13.02 – “The Rising Sun”
- Episode 13.03 – “Patience”
- Episode 13.04 – “The Big Empty”
- Episode 13.05 – “Advanced Thanatology”
- Episode 13.06 – “Tombstone”
- Episode 13.07 – “War of the Worlds”
- Episode 13.08 – “The Scorpion and the Frog”
- Episode 13.09 – “The Bad Place”
- Episode 13.10 – “Wayward Sisters”
- Episode 13.16 – “ScoobyNatural”
Most of us were already in the know about episode 10 as the lead-in to the new sister series, Supernatural: Wayward Sisters. Also, the goofy Scooby-Doo crossover is looking to be one of the most memorable of all the slapstick Supernatural episodes.
The titles of the first nine episodes are giving away some major spoilers, which makes it that much harder to have to wait until October. At the same time, some of the titles are too vague to make any predictions, but that doesn't mean we can't try.
Episode 1: “Lost and Found”
Season 12 left us hanging with Mary trapped on Earth 2.0 (can I call it that?) along Lucifer and Bobby's very much alive doppelgangers and who knows what else. Sam and Dean were never born in that dimension, so the apocalypse went on as scheduled and left Earth a barren wasteland. Sam and Dean remain in their own dimension, with a seemingly, but not really dead Castiel. It seems Crowley is truly dead, so the “found” part of this title could refer to a Mary, Dean, Sam, and Castiel reunion. Castiel, though, how? Lucifer's powerful Nephilim son just might have something to do with that.
Episode 3: “Patience”
This one looks pretty easy; the title is most likely referring to Patience Turner, the granddaughter of the psychic Missouri Moseley. Missouri is a long-time friend of the #Winchesters, and Patience will be one of the main characters in the anticipated Supernatural: Wayward Sisters spin-off.
Episode 4: “The Big Empty”
This does not look like a happy episode. Back in Season 11, the reaper Billie referred to a place call The Empty, where -- unlike Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory -- nothing can return. Billie promises to send Sam and Dean to The Empty, but dies by #Castiel's angel blade in Season 12 before she can fulfill that promise. This episode looks to expand on what we already know about The Empty, but hopefully not by sending a Winchester there.
Episode 5: “Advanced Thanatology”
Finally, the long-awaited crossover between Marvel and Supernatural has arrived. Sam and Dean enroll in a college course called Thanatology, which is the study of Thanos.
What, a bit of a stretch? Okay, fine, I'll stop. Next.
Episode 7: “War of the Worlds”
One possibility is that this episode will further explore Earth 2.0 and will finally show inhabitants from each dimension fight the other one another. If Lucifer has been without his son for the first six episodes, there's a good change we'll see him start that war to get to his offspring.
Episode 8: “The Scorpion and the Frog”
All I can give you is the cliff notes for the old animal fable this episode seems to be named after, and let you run with that. From Wikipedia:
A scorpion asks a frog to carry it across a river. The frog hesitates, afraid of being stung, but the scorpion argues that if it did so, they would both drown. Considering this, the frog agrees, but midway across the river the scorpion does indeed sting the frog, dooming them both. When the frog asks the scorpion why, the scorpion replies that it was in its nature to do so.
Could this title be referring to Jack, Lucifer's son, and his inability to resist his own dark side?
The release of these episode titles, if anything, gives us all a lot more to discuss. So off to the comments section with you, and debate away!