The CW released a clip showing the Winchesters’ reunion in the Supernatural season 8 premiere, “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”

We’re guessing this clip is from fairly early on in the episode as it shows the brothers reuniting after a year apart. After Sam drives up to the secluded cabin in the Impala, Dean tackles him and performs the tests to prove neither he nor Sam are demons, leviathan, or shape shifters.

Sam, thrilled to see his brother alive, quips, “I don’t know whether to hug you or take a shower.” But hug they do in the time-honored Winchester tradition of hugging only when one brother has returned from the dead.

Dean then reveals that he was in Purgatory for the previous year, though is quiet on the details of his escape, saying only, “I’m here.” And when Sam asks after Castiel, Dean’s answer is that “Cas didn’t make it.” Sam pushes for more than a vague statement, to which Dean replies, “I saw enough.”

We’re guessing Sam will be handing Dean the keys to the Impala in short order.

We know Dean’s time in Purgatory will be explored throughout the season in flashbacks, and Dean’s tone in this clip seems like an ominous indicator of what we’ll find out.

What do you think of the clip? Was the brotherly reunion everything you were hoping for?

More season 8

Make sure to check out the season 8 promo and the promotional stills from the season premiere.

Supernatural returns to The CW on a new night this fall: Wednesday, October 3 at 9 p.m. ET.

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