Supernatural season 8 has seen Dean return from purgatory and bring Sam back into the hunt, and the upcoming sixth episode, "Southern Comfort," for which the CW has released the episode synopsis, will be bringing back an old friend.
SPN Season 8 Episode 6 "Southern Comfort" Official Description
"GARTH RETURNS TO HELP SAM AND DEAN ON A CASE Â— Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate a murder and find Garth (guest star DJ Qualls) is already on the case. Dean is not happy to learn that Garth has assumed Bobby's duties, but Garth points out that both Sam and Dean have been missing for the last year and someone needed to do it. They guys discover an "avenging ghost" is responsible for the murders and they need to find the source before the killings starts again."
This is the episode featuring DJ Qualls' return as Garth, and the quirky hunter will have a slightly different role from when they last saw himÂ—and it makes sense that it would sting a bit for Dean. Dean and Sam had to go through losing Bobby twice. However, the hunting community also lost Bobby, and that means that someone would have to replace himÂ—especially considering Dean was in purgatory for a year and Sam was out of hunting, like Garth is going to point out. However, it's hard not to look to the hat Garth is wearing and just think "no." No one will ever be able to do what Bobby was able to, and it's hard to imagine that was it for Bobby on the show.
Of course there's the question of how this hunt will end for Garth. He's survived more than one case with the WinchestersÂ—which, given their track record, is pretty goodÂ—but he has also ended up unconscious and out of the picture for the final fight both times. Will that once again be true with "Southern Comfort"? Will Garth survive this Supernatural season 8 episode?
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