Supernatural season 7 began with Castiel still proclaiming himself God after taking in the souls of purgatory, and though he tried to redeem himself, the Leviathans took over his vessel and destroyed it. Misha Collins is back in episode 17, and the press release is now out for "The Born-Again Identity."
SPN Season 7 Episode 17 "The Born-Again Identity" Official Description
"Lucifer (guest star Mark Pellegrino) drives Sam (Jared Padalecki) to the breaking point and Sam ends up in a mental hospital. Desperate to save his brother, Dean (Jensen Ackles) calls every hunter he knows for help. One of the hunters gives him the name of a healer who turns out to have a very familiar face (guest star Misha Collins)."
It had already been spoiled that Sam would be in a mental institution, and that's seen in the preview that the CW has released for the upcoming episodes (below). It had also already been revealed that Misha Collins would be back in this episode and that amnesia of some form would play a part. That's why the title made sense when you first heard it. Well, now there's more out about his return, and you have to wonder if he'll be able to help Sam even if he doesn't remember.
When Castiel first brought down the wall holding back Sam's memories of hell, he had told Dean he would fix him when it was all over. Could that still be the case even though it's unclear what form of Castiel they'll be dealing with? Could he be the key to fixing Sam? With the Leviathans still out there and Sam pretty much all Dean has left, it's no surprise that he's going to do whatever it takes to fix his brother. In fact, the promo does show him standing with a brunette woman when "Castiel" turns around, and it looks like that could be Meg (Rachel Miner is also returning in this episode). It looks like doing whatever it takes to fix Sam may include working with demons.
Even though Sam's going through hell with this, it does mean that Mark Pellegrino is back as Lucifer, which you knew had to be happening in an upcoming episode. After all, the scenes with Lucifer and Sam in "Repo Man" were just so goodÂ—and how can you not love Lucifer's demands for attention? Lucifer did tell Sam that since he let him in, it's not going to be so easy to get rid of him. It looks like he holds himself together enough to solve the case in Supernatural season 7 episode 16, but will that episode end with Sam breaking?
What do you think of the Supernatural season 7 episode 17 spoilers for "The Born-Again Identity"?
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