The winter hiatus is almost over for Supernatural fans as the show returns with new episodes Wednesday, January 16 at 9pm. The first episode of 2013, “Torn and Frayed,” is filled with all the key players of season 8, including Cas and Kevin Tran.

In this video clip from the episode, Dean and Cas pay a visit to Kevin, who is being kept safe by Garth. Kevin is trying to translate the half of the Demon Tablet, but it’s not going so well. Also problematic is that Dean and Cas need some help with Kevin’s magical demon bombs, only he’s fresh out. Luckily Castiel is great at shopping.

The episode will also feature Naomi ordering Cas to rescue an angel being held by Crowley so the King of Hell won’t learn what the angels’ master plan is. In addition, Sam is face-to-face with Amelia and must decide whether to stay and be with her or leave and never come back.

Supernatural airs Wednesdays at 9pm on the CW.

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