'Supernatural's' Return Comes With Secrets and Some Closure (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Celebuzz previews The CW series' winter return.

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The CW's Supernatural left off on quite the cliffhanger. Not only was Castiel (Misha Collins) taken out of rotation for a little while, choosing to stay behind and keep an eye on an old hunter friend while Dean (Jensen Ackles) went after Benny (Ty Olsson), but Sam (Jared Padalecki) chased a goose named Amelia (Liane Balaban).

Though Dean was faking Sam out for the majority of the episode, in the end, Amelia actually did show up in front of Sam, forcing him to finally face his feelings for her. And Dean had to accept that his "blood brother" Benny disappointed him like so many before him. There was certainly a lot left unsaid between the brothers, and series executive producer Jeremy Carver reminded us the back half of the season still has to see the  boys "having it out" regarding their different states of mind.

"It will happen in typical Supernatural fashion, though. It's not like they're sitting down and talking over tea!" Carver said when we caught up with him before hell-atus.

But before they can do that, they each have to deal with the weight of what's been left hanging since "Citizen Fang."

On "Torn and Frayed," Sam meets with Amelia, who asks him to make a choice: stay with him or leave and never contact her again. Considering he walked out on her while she slept to rejoin his brother, it's nice to see that they will both be getting closure -- even if the particular kind might not make them both happy.

And of course, Castiel is back -- within the first few minutes, too!

When Naomi (guest star Amanda Tapping) tells Castiel that Crowley (Mark Sheppard) is holding an angel captive, Castiel turns to Dean for help in rescuing the angel before Crowley learns all of their secrets. But Naomi has secrets of her own -- and we can't help but wonder how in line her motives might be with someone like Crowley.

Personally, we find Naomi and what she represents much scarier. These guys have gone up against Crowley before; they know how to handle him. But Naomi is new and unknown, and a question mark in a world like Supernaturalis something to be feared. After all, step one is to identify the thing you're supposed to be hunting and then figure out how to take it down. But Naomi is using the Winchesters' ally to give her information without them-- or even really him-- knowing. It's the kind of sneak attack that seems like it will spell bad news.

Supernatural returns Wednesday at 9PM on The CW.

What are you most excited to see in the winter return? Let us know in the comments below!

-- Danielle Turchiano

Watch a sneak peek from "Torn and Frayed" below.

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