Lucifer may have been banished to the depths of the ocean by Rowena, but the devil will be returning to SUPERNATURAL this week. As photos for the episode show us, his decomposing vessel approaches some witches for a makeover and Vince Vicente is restored to his aging rockstar glory.
But his quest for power is not over. Upon realization that Vincente has a multitude of fans, Lucifer decides to throw a VIP concert as his vessel and then kill all of his fans. This prompts Castiel to reunite with the Winchester brothers to try and stop Lucifer from commiting mass murder.
During a visit to the set of SUPERNATURAL, we spoke with Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester), Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester) and Misha Collins (Castiel) about Lucifer’s return.
Collins said that “for much of this season, Castiel’s arc is he’s hunting for Lucifer and trying to hunt him down and yes, he’s banished, but he’s not out the picture and he does — he does come back into play pretty significantly.”
When we last saw Castiel he had teamed up with Crowley to find Lucifer and from the looks of a preview for the episode, they’re still together when Cas calls the Winchesters to let them know he might have a lead. When asked about the new Castiel and Crowley partnership, Collins said “it’s funny because initially they were talking about like a buddy cop comedy thing and I was like ‘oh, come on, that’s not gonna work,’ but we’ve had some funny moments with it that actually did work. They’re both – particularly Cas, Cas is reluctant to be working with Crowley. But we’re muscling through and there’s a lot of eyerolling, which is something that I’ve perfected.”
Padalecki said that he enjoyed the Lucifer storyline overall “even though this season was kind of about going back to the simple things, going back to family. We just had God and his sister the Darkness, and Lucifer [last season]. It was so big at the end of season 11 that we weren’t going to go bigger, so we kind of brought it down without really losing the world we know a lot of and probably wouldn’t choose to ignore. And I like that SUPERNATURAL was able to do that and I always love the Lucifer storylines. I always feel a kindred connection as I’m sure Misha does [as well], having played Lucifer for [a number of] episodes.”
What we do know, however, is that the confrontation between the Winchesters and the devil will be quick. We know, according to the photos, that it happens, but Ackles said that “Let’s just say that we didn’t really get a chance to work with Rick [Springfield] much because most of the time it was spent tracking down Lucifer, so unfortunately we didn’t really get the pleasure of working with him that much. There is a little bit of work with him, but it certainly wasn’t much to talk about because it was so quick.”
Don’t miss an all new episode of SUPERNATURAL on December 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.