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After a long hiatus, the Supernatural season 8 premiere, “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” just finished airing. Share your thoughts here!

At the end of season 7, Dean and Castiel were transported to Purgatory after killing head leviathan Dick Roman, thwarting his plan to turn the human race into feeding stock for the ancient monster race. Meanwhile, Sam was left “well and truly alone” as Crowley captured the teenage prophet Kevin to have him decipher the Word of God.

Season 8 picks up a year later. Sam, who was left without a clue as to the whereabouts of his brother, turned to a normal life, including a dog and romance with a vet named Amelia. Dean, on the other hand, spent the year fighting for his life in Purgatory, becoming allies with a vampire named Benny, whom he escapes from Purgatory with.

This episode marks the reunion between the brothers and with Kevin, who informs the Winchesters that according to the Word of God, there is a way to seal the gates of Hell forever. Crowley, however, has no intention of making the mission easy for them.

This episode also marks Supernatural‘s return to a weeknight time slot after two surprisingly successful seasons on Friday nights.

What did you think of the season premiere? Sound off in the comments below or in the Hypable forums.

And check out the preview for next week’s episode, “What’s Up, Tiger Mommy?”:

  • Guest

    I feel like were going back a few seasons with this episode (like how its shot, the story line, etc.) and I like it!
    I’m actually excited to see where they take this, hopefully it reaches the level of the first five seasons and makes us all fall in love with it all over again!

    • http://purplehrdwonder.livejournal.com/ Caitlin Kelly

      Agreed. It had a very old school feel to it and it did a lot with symmetry, returning to old stories without feeling repetitive. I’m very excited to see where we go from here.

      Jeremy Carver doesn’t seem to have missed a beat; he writes the boys as effortlessly as he did in seasons 3-5.

  • http://twitter.com/ConnectxDots Emily

    I really enjoyed it! I’m glad that they seem to be moving on from the Leviathan storyline. It’s hard to top the Apocalypse, but I think this closing the gates of hell mission is a definite improvement from last season.

    • http://purplehrdwonder.livejournal.com/ Caitlin Kelly

      It’s also far more personal than the leviathan story was, which is a key ingredient to the success of this show. As Dean reminded Sam, a demon killed their mother and killed Jess. And now a demon killed Kevin’s girlfriend. This is a very, very smart move.

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  • Nick Murphy

    I loved the season 8 premiere of Supernatural! It was nice to see a little bit different of a reunion for the boys, while still keeping the theme of the show. I think that this show can easily make new and old fans fall in love all over again. I just got my coworkers at DISH to start watching the show, but they still need to finish the first seven seasons before they can watch the new one. That’s why I’m recording every episode with my Hopper, so that they can watch them after they are done. I can’t wait to see what could be next for our favorite hunters, but I really think it can be amazing!

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