When Supernatural‘s 11th season ended, Amara had zapped Lucifer from Castiel’s vessel, but she didn’t send him back to the cage. Translation: Lucifer’s still out there, and as we know, he’s now inhabited the body of rock star Rick Springfield.
But so long as Lucifer’s around, Crowley won’t have full control of hell, and considering Crowley’s main concern is reclaiming his throne, there’s a battle to be had. The twist? Castiel is none too happy with Lucifer after their, er, time together, so season 12 will actually see Cas and Crowley working together.
“Castiel and Crowley have kind of teamed up in season 12 and are working together,” Misha Collins tells EW. And according to both Collins and Mark Sheppard, fans can expect a sort of ’70s sitcom/’80s buddy cop comedy when the duo takes on the once-favorite son of God.
Supernatural returns Thursday, Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.