09/22/2012 09:33 am ET

'Supernatural' Season 8 Pictures: Badass Benny And A First Look At Purgatory (PHOTOS)

The "Supernatural" Season 8 premiere is creeping closer, and a recently released promo clip has given us a tantalizing glimpse of what we can expect when the Winchesters return to our screens on October 3.

Said promo also seemed to hint at a dramatic demise for Castiel (Misha Collins), but since Dean (Jensen Ackles) didn't actually say he saw the angel meet an untimely end, we're keeping an open mind. In any case, The CW has just released photos from the second episode of Season 8, entitled "What's Up, Tiger Mommy?" which feature Castiel alive, if not entirely well. He, Dean and Benny (Ty Olsson) look to be having a bloody good time in Purgatory (emphasis on the bloody), while in the present day, Dean and Sam (Jared Padalecki) run into their old nemesis Crowley (Mark Sheppard) while on the hunt for another of the stone tablets supposedly containing the word of God.

Check out the newly released photos below, and read on for the official description of episode 802.


MRS. TRAN JOINS SAM AND DEAN ON THE ROAD — Kevin (guest star Osric Chau) talks Sam and Dean into checking in on his mother (guest star Lauren Tom). When they arrive, they see that Crowley has surrounded her with demons so they rescue her and take her along on their quest to find the tablet. However, they soon discover Kevin wasn’t kidding when he said his mother was a strong-willed woman after she tries to take on Crowley. John Showalter directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb & Daniel Loflin.

"Supernatural" premieres Wednesday, October 3 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.