We've all been wondering, now that the Apocalypse is over, what will Castiel's role be in the Supernatural world? Well, EW's Ausiello has the answer, courtesy of Sera Gamble:
Question: I’m still not clear on how exactly Castiel fits into Supernatural‘s new monster-heavy theme this season. —Kim
Ausiello: I’ll let EP Sera Gamble take this one. “Castiel is a full-powered angel,” she explains. “He was restored at the end of last season. He went back up to heaven, and heaven is kind of a mess. Dark angels are locked in the basement. It’s kind of chaotic. He has what he feels is a mission to clean things up. That’s where we start him off. He also has a very personal relationship with the boys. That also continues. That’s where we start him this season. He’s in a very interesting position. He’s sort of caught between the problems of heaven and the problems of Sam and Dean on earth.”
Cas as an angelic Clint Eastwood, riding into town (i.e., heaven) and cleaning up the place? Cas still popping into the boys' lives, watching their backs? I don't know about you, but that sounds most excellent to me! What do you think? Tell me in the comments below!