Grieving is a process...a process the Winchester brothers have gone through more times than they can count.
It's also a process they'll be going through in tonight's episode of Supernatural, which deals with the aftermath of Bobby's (Jim Beaver) death. As most fans of the show know, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) deal with their grief in very different ways, something that is highlighted in this exclusive clip we got our hands on from tonight's episode.
So how is each brother dealing with the death of their father figure?
With beer! Shocking, we know, but true. Other than alcohol, Dean is waiting to hear back from computer genius Frank (Kevin McNally) about the numbers Bobby passed along to Sam on his deathbed. Typical Dean, obsessing over something in an attempt to put off the grieving process.
Sam, however, is worried about more immediate concerns regarding Bobby's death, like informing his friends. "Should we be telling people, I mean people he knew?" Sam asks his big brother, who insists he's not calling anybody. "Why's that our job?" he answers. These boys really need a hug, don't they?
Before they can finish their chat, they receive a call from a young girl on Bobby's phone who needs his assistance. The girl hangs up when she learns Bobby isn't there (Sam can't bring himself to tell her he's dead), and Sam thinks they should trace the call and go help her. Dean? Not so much. He's still waiting on Frank, who's either "nuts or rude," to call with information. We're guessing the brothers will be spending most of this episode apart. (Boo! Hiss!)
Heads up, Once Upon a Time fans: Ruby/Little Red Riding Hood Meghan Ory guest stars in this episode as a truck stop employee with a little secret: she's a vampire! From hunted to hunter, it seems!
Supernatural airs tonight at 9 p.m. on the CW.