Supernatural Season 9 returns to The CW on Tuesday, March 25, 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time with Episode 17, “Mother’s Little Helper.”
In this episode, Sam checks out a report of peaceful people transforming into violent killers and discovers a connection to a case involving his grandfather.
Meanwhile, Dean deals with the aftermaths of acquiring the Mark of Cain and Crowley is eager to take advantage of his weakness.
There will be a flashback to the 1950s.
Misha Collins, who plays the angel Castiel in the series, is set to make his directing debut with this episode.
Directing has given Misha a different perspective into show’s production.
“You see what a pain in the ass it is to deal with actors. You watch the clock like a hawk. You just want more time, all day long, and you don’t get it,” said Misha to TV Line.
“It’s very cool. It’s a very engaged position. You really have to be paying attention all the time, which I enjoyed.”
Lead actors Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki also proved to be a handful.
“They were constantly pranking me, throwing pies at my face and that sort of thing, which gave me a whole second set of things to be worrying about in any given moment,” said Misha.
But it turned out to be a good thing, as Jensen and Jared “did their jobs very well” to lure Misha into complacency so that their pranks would be successful. Convincing them that they could go home early if they did a good job proved to be good motivation for getting a good performance out of them, too.
Misha also discovered that directing has its perks.
“I learned that when they go location scouting, the key department heads know really good restaurants and they get really good lunches,” he said.