Mark Sheppard will play Crowley, the crossroads demon
"The episode is epic
and will "definitely ... have the fans on the edge of their seats going into the holiday 'hellatus,'..."
"Abandon All Hope" airs Nov. 19: "Sam, Dean and Castiel track down the colt and head off to find Lucifer to send him back to Hell. It’s a hunters’ reunion when the crew joins forces with Bobby (Jim Beaver), Ellen (guest ster Samantha Ferris) and Jo (guest ster Alona Tal) for what could be their last night on Earth." Inspiration for 5.10?
From Dante's Inferno
"Through me u pass into the city of woe:
Through me u pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.
Justice the founder of my fabric mov'd:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.
Before me things created were none, save things Eternal, and eternal I endure. Abandon all hope
ye who enter here."
Extra Extra: Crowley, a sophisticated but cruel crossroads demon, will have a pivotal role in the episode. With rumors that two 'supporting' characters are set to die, the smart money is on Jo of Ellen making a deal to save each other of one of the Winchester boys.