2.59 million super-fans tuned into The CW staple’s season opener, making it the show’s most-watched premiere since 2010!
Sam’s (Jared Padalecki) fate may have hung in the balance on the Oct. 8 season premiere of Supernatural, but the fate of the show itself remains in more-than-stable condition. The premiere, which followed the first episode of The Originals in its new time slot, also had the best ratings for adults of any episode since 2010. Onwards and upwards!
Of course, the actual events of the season premiere were even more mind-blowing than the ratings.
‘Supernatural’ Season 9 Premiere: What Happened?
When we last left the Winchesters at the end of season eight, the brothers were in the midst of an all-out angel exodus. Not only was Castiel (Misha Collins) turned fully-human — thanks a lot, Metatron! — but Dean (Jensen Ackles) and an unconscious Sam watched in horror/confusion as thousands of angels fell from the sky.
Picking up right where that insane hour left off, the ninth season premiere found Dean dragging his brother’s limp body to a hospital, as Sam’s hell-burned organs continued to shut down. The doctors told Dean there was nothing they could do to save Sam — but since this is Supernatural, after all, Dean knew there was something that could be done.
Dean said a little prayer, which many angels responded to, even if they weren’t all out for the brothers’ best interest. In fact, Ezekiel (Tahmoh Penikett) was one of the only angels that didn’t want to hurt the Winchesters!
In the end, Sam (sort of) agreed to let Ezekiel possess his body so he could slowly heal him from the inside. There were lots of tears — and, as always, lost of confusion — but Sam survived the premiere, and that‘s something we can all be thankful for.
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— Andy Swift