Normally at this time of year, we’re gearing up to see exactly how Sam and Dean Winchester will get themselves out of whatever jam the midseason finale of Supernatural left them in. In fact, we’re in that situation yet again, but this time around, they’re going to need some major help from outside parties.
Incidentally enough, said help will come in the form of Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes), Claire Novak (Kathryn Love Newton), Donna Hanscum (Brianna Buckmaster), Alex (Katherine Ramdeen) and the recently introduced Patience (Clark Backo) – as well as newcomer Kaia (Yadira Guevara-Prip), thus setting up the hopeful Wayward Sisters spinoff.
And unlike the Bloodlines fiasco from a few years back, this backdoor pilot looks to feel much more organic, even beginning with Jody telling Claire that “The boys have been on a hunting trip and haven’t been home in a few days,” which echoes what Dean said to Sam in Supernatural‘s very first episode.
Speaking of which, a newly released clip (seen at the top) shows Claire arriving home after her latest bloody adventure. But what’s especially noteworthy is that we see the start of what may very well be the next important chapter in Supernatural‘s enduring mythos when the new “team” starts to come together.
For more on “Wayward Sisters,” be sure to check out the official synopsis below:
KATHRYN NEWTON, KIM RHODES, KATHERINE RAMDEEN, BRIANA BUCKMASTER, CLARK BACKO AND YADIRA GUEVARA-PRIP RETURN – When Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) go missing, Jody Mills (guest star Kim Rhodes) calls Claire Novak (guest star Kathryn Newton), the rebellious rogue hunter, and tells her it is time to come home – they need to find the Winchesters. Claire returns and reunites with Alex Jones (guest star Katherine Ramdeen), who has stayed behind with Jody and tries to balance a “normal” life with being a part time hunter.
While Jody is happy to have Claire home again, she’s plagued by Patience’s (guest star Clark Backo) disturbing vision involving her adopted daughter. Claire and Alex search for Kaia Nieves (guest star Yadira Guevara-Prip), the dreamcatcher responsible for opening the rift that Sam and Dean went through, as she holds the key to their whereabouts. Jody calls her friend, Donna Hanscum (guest star Briana Buckmaster), to round out the team and the women head off on the most important hunt of their lives. Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by Robert Berens and Andrew Dabb (#1310).
Supernatural returns with new episodes on Thursday, January 18 on The CW.