The road to Jeffrey Dean Morgan's return to the CW's Supernatural ends in a week – but before fans make "Lebanon" next week's destination spot, there's the matter of this week's episode "Prophet and Loss." After Dean (Jensen Ackles) shares his plan to permanently contain archangel Michael (in accordance with Billie's (Lisa Berry) vision), Sam (Jared Padalecki) initially pushes back on the idea before deciding to help. Though from what we can see from the promo and sneak preview for this week's episode, Sam isn't giving up on looking for a better "exit plan" any time soon – while the Winchester Brothers and Nick (Mark Pellegrino) are forced to confront their pasts:
Supernatural s14e12 "Prophet and Loss": NO LOOKING BACK – Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) must figure out how to stop the bloodshed when Donatello (guest star Keith Szarabajka), who, in his current condition, is inadvertently scrambling the order of future prophets. Nick (Mark Pellegrino) comes face to face with his past. The episode was directed by Thomas J. Wright and written by Brad Buckner & Eugenie Ross-Leming.
Here's a look at some preview images from the episode, premiering this Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on the CW: