Sooooooo are we all surviving the Hellatus? It's really not that long now until the new season kicks off! Woohooo! The show is already onto shooting episode 4, and with convention season in full flight, we're starting to hear bits and pieces of what to expect from the season!
One of the exciting things that happens before the season starts is we start to hear some episode titles. Well, this year we have the first 9 titles for season 13 released! Of course these can change, we've seen that happen, and the order can change, we've seen that happen too, but it's a start for all of us getting real hungry for the new season! And definitely something to chew on!
So here they are, let's look at them and see if we can work out what they're about! Come at me with your theories!
I'll add a couple of notes on the things we know, or I think, feel free to fill in the gaps and add your ideas!
Time to turn away now if you don't want to know what they are!
Episode 1: "Lost and Found" (Oct 12)
This will be the aftermath of the season finale, all they've lost, and the addition of Jack. We know Dean is going to struggle with the magnitude of his feelings of loss, and we also know he's not going to be all warm and fuzzy towards Jack. Whereas Sam wants to believe in Jack - because he sees so much of himself in that character, and because he also believes Jack is the answer to opening the portal to try and bring Mary back.
Episode 2: "The Rising Sun" (Oct 19)
Episode 3: "Patience" (Oct 26)
This is the episode that introduces the new character, Patience, who is Missouri Mosley's grand daughter and will be joining the Wayward Sisters/Daughters spinoff!
Episode 4: "The Big Empty"
I have a feeling we'll be seeing Cas in the Empty! Weeee! Which is what we've all been thinking let's face it! But who is he going to be with?
Episode 5: "Advanced Thanatology"
I had to look up Thanatology! "The scientific study of death and the practices associated with it, including the study of the needs of the terminally ill and their families."
Demented Daisy on Twitter came up with this little nugget!
Etymology of Thanatology: from the Greek god of death, Thanatos.
So this could be a monster of the week episode - certainly being episode 5 that episode often falls as a monster of the week bridge in the early season arc, or could Death be involved, being as this falls between what is probably Cas in the Empty and Cas Resurrected episodes! Is Death in the Empty with Cas? As Anna suggests in the comments?
Episode 6: "Tombstone"
This is the episode Misha said that Cas meets Jack. With that title, is this also the episode the Winchesters discover Cas has been resurrected?
Episode 7: "War of the Worlds"
I have a feeling we all know what this will be - will we see a clash between the two worlds?
Episode 8: "The Scorpion and the Frog"
This is the title of an Aesop's fable:
A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?" The scorpion says, "Because if I do, I will die too."
The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown, but has just enough time to gasp "Why?"
Replies the scorpion: "Its my nature..."
I know there are going to be discussions regarding nurture versus nature when it comes to Jack. Is that what this episode is going to be about? Will we find out which way Jack is going to go?
Episode 9: "The Bad Place"Good chance this is the midseason finale, so expect something big and bad!
What do you think? Have you got ideas and theories, information to add? Have you heard anything on the wind? Let's get this season 13 thing going, and start talking! Can't wait to hear where your thoughts are taking you!