Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, Supernatural” />We’re now less than one week away from the return of Supernatural. After an unbearably long hiatus (the last new episode was February 5), Supernatural is finally back to finish up its fourth season. And since the CW already picked up season 5, there will be plenty more ahead.

While the CW has released a preview video and official photos from next week’s episode, “Death Takes a Holiday,” we also have official episode descriptions from the next three episodes. There will be torture, murder, and health drinks. Continue reading for details on what’s to come on Supernatural.

“Death Takes a Holiday” (March 12)

Official CW Description: “Sam and Dean investigate a small town where people are cheating death. They discover the Reapers have gone missing so they turn to Pamela for help. She sends them into the spiritual world to find answers and they come face to face with Alastair, who has been kidnapping all the Reapers in order to break another seal.”

It will be nice to have Alastair back as he is quite the scary villain. This episode was written by Jeremy Carver, who was written some of the show’s best episodes like “Mystery Spot” and “In the Beginning,” but who also wrote “Family Remains.”

Click here to watch three video clips from “Death Takes a Holiday.”

Click here to see photos from “Death Takes a Holiday.”

“On the Head of a Pin” (March 19)

Official CW Description: “Someone found Lucifer’s sword and is using it to kill angels. Castiel and Uriel have captured Alastair and ask Dean to use the torturing skills he learned in Hell to extract information from him so they can stop the murders. Sam is concerned Dean can’t handle the job but Dean agrees to do it. However, when Alastair reveals some shocking information, Dean’s world is shattered.”

This sounds like a very dark, serious episode, which is why it’s shocking that it was written by Ben Edlund, the comic genius behind such episodes as “Monster Movie” and “Wishful Thinking.” But with this kind of story, I imagine this attempt to try serious, hardcore dark action and drama will be a success.

“It’s a Terrible Life” (March 26)

Official CW Description: “Dean and Sam are living very normal and separate lives. Dean is a corporate man who enjoys health drinks and listens to news radio vs. rock stations. He works at a company called Sandover Bridge & Iron Company alongside Sam who is in Tech Support. It seems as if the two do not know each other. However, after co-workers start committing suicide at an alarming rate, the two find themselves working side by side to solve the murders.”

Yup, it’s an alternate reality episode! If that description alone doesn’t tickle your funny bone, you should see a doctor. This episode was written by Sera Gamble and is the one she talked about when BuddyTV interviewed her at the end of 2008.

Interestingly enough, BuddyTV interviewed the writers for all three of these episodes back in December 2008, where they spoke briefly about some of these episodes. Click below to read and listen to our exclusive interviews with these Supernatural writers.

Interview with Jeremy Carver
Interview with Ben Edlund
Interview with Sera Gamble, Part 1
Interview with Sera Gamble, Part 2

Also, below you can watch a preview trailer for the next few episodes.

Supernatural airs Thursdays at 9pm on the CW.

-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
(Image and video courtesy o the CW)

John Kubicek

Senior Writer, BuddyTV

John watches nearly every show on TV, but he specializes in sci-fi/fantasy like The Vampire DiariesSupernatural and True Blood. However, he can also be found writing about everything from Survivor and Glee to One Tree Hill and Smallville.