supernatural first look photo 9 1 'Supernatural' Season 9 first look photos: Sam, Dean, Bobby, Ezekiel, and the Impala are in the premiere ... but where's Cas?

Now that we know the premise of the “Supernatural” Season 9 premiere, these first look photos The CW released on Wednesday (Sept. 18) make a lot more sense.

After Sam failed to complete the third trial to close the gates of the hell, the consequences have taken a physical toll on his body … specifically, he’s dying. Of course, Dean won’t let his brother die without a fight, so he enlists the help of injured warrior angel Ezekiel to help him go inside Sam’s head to fight whatever it is that’s killing him. These photos give us a better look at Tahmoh Penikett’s Ezekiel, and he is one grumpy angel. 

While Dean takes a jaunt around Sam’s memory lane, the brothers run into a familiar and welcome face: Bobby! It’s great to see the trio together again, even if it’s just happening inside Sam’s head. 

But speaking of trio, where is Cas? We know he’s in the premiere thanks to the extended promo the network released on Tuesday (Sept. 17), but he’s nowhere to be found in these first look photos.

Check out the “Supernatural” Season 9 first look photos gallery here

“Supernatural” Season 9 premieres on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

Posted by:Sydney Bucksbaum