Supernatural Hot Shots: Sam Goes on a Date, Dean's 'Dad' Plays Detective and More!

Still wondering what made Supernatural‘s Sam fall in love with Amelia? We’ve got a sneak peek at Season 8’s third episode — directed by star Jensen Ackles! — which offers a glimpse into their relationship as the hunter and his new girl go on a picnic with their pooch.

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The Oct. 17 installment (The CW, 9/8c) also deals with another type of heart-related issue as Sam and Dean investigate a series of bizarre murders in which all the victims were recipients of organs from the same donor. They’ll get an assist on the case from Ackles’ real life pops, Alan Ackles, as Detective Pike.

Check out the gallery below and then hit the comments with your thoughts.

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  1. Alicia says:

    I love the show, huge fan. My only complaint is with Sam’s hair, he needs a hair cut BAD!!!!

    • Super supernatural says:

      I agree. His hair gets douchier every season.

      • Secret says:

        I disagree. It’s about time his hair grew to this length. It looks so fabulous at this length (ノ◕3◕)ノ

        • JUDE says:

          I agree…….He’s a grown man! Why should he let others decide how HE wants it …..unless a role DEMANDS a particular style……. All the smartass comments on his sideburns…?!? A man his size with a head to match needs them to balance his jaw and shoulders. My husband was 6 foot 9 inches tall and his stylist highly recommended sideburns!!!!!!!!!! Jared is not some little twink! Leave him alone!

        • amd says:

          Totally love his hair this length, best it’s looked since season 1 when he looked so cute with a fringe.

    • kimmy says:

      Thank you! I’m not the only one who thinks he needs a hair cut

  2. Ann says:

    Personally yes I am wondering. what made Sam fall in love with Amelia and what made the show’s writers write Sam’s character so superficial. Even the woman’s wardrobe is horrible. So I should believe that Sam Winchester, the man who brought the Apocalypse and later saved the world by fighting with Lucifer himself, didn’t look for his lost brother and hooked up with a hillbilly dressed with flip flops. Seriously? I too want the show to stay on air for 10 years. And I am not afraid to admit it. I understand. Just have the courage to admit it yourselves writers and showrunners.

    • Shaun says:

      maybe she was sent to romance Sam into stopping him doing his job.

    • Josica says:

      Thank you! Finally somebody with common sense! Totally agree with everything you said!

    • rowan77 says:

      You think Sam’s not looking for Dean and having a relationship is superficial? Time to look past the prettiness of Sam and remember that his character never wanted to be in the family business. He always wanted a normal life – hence is running away as a kid and going to college to get away from the life of a hunter. It’s only because of the constant support of Dean, Bobby and (until season 7) Cas that he resigned himself to being in the life. With everyone he knew and loved – his whole support system – gone, Sam obviously was lost emotionally. He had no leads, no ideas, nothing to go on – and no help. And you think he’s shallow to stop and take a breath and have a life. Really? You think that’s out of nowhere? Really, now? The fact that he won’t give details about his life yet to Dean shows there is depth to his story and reasons – which we will see evolve throughout the season, but this is already not a big leap personality-wise.

      And I’ve never heard of an educated woman (a vet) referred to as a hillbilly because she’s wearing a sundress and sandals while going in a picnic with her boyfriend and dog.

      Calm down and just watch the show. Stop picking on things you aren’t even giving any thought to – because if you were, you’d see this makes sense.

      • JUDE says:

        God bless you, Rowan! The voice of reason…… Just once I’d enjoy seeing some TOTAL support and solid appreciation for this awesome 8 year journey the wonderful writers and awesome actors have taken us on! Get so tired of all the bitching, whining, pissing and moaning about characters and story arcs. As if any of us could write a show this fantastic for this long…… ( Scoffs!!)

        I was thrilled to see that Jeremy Carver says the new story arc should be able to sustain at least a couple more years of my beloved show !!!!! I intend to enjoy each and every new character and plot line for how it will add to the depth of our show. I think Benny may bring something truly unique to the table. And Castiel ??? Well after he “used” the Purgatory souls the way he did and then tossed them back in when he realized he’d bitten off more than he could chew….I believe he had one hell of a lot more enemies in Purgatory than all of the Winchesters combined!

        I personally believe after all of the losses Sam endured, he was entitled to a little “me” time.

        I still remember what Dean told Bobby after Sam was killed in Cold Oak…. When Bobby asked him to join the battle to save the world Dean said the world could go to hell and he didn’t want to fight anymore because he’d already given up too many people and enough of his life! I think if Dean felt that way so can Sam!!

        LONG LIVE SUPERNATURAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • AL says:

      Lol! Awesome. Yes, not liking Amelia. There better be some kind of good surprise coming up.

  3. shukar says:

    her dress is horrible and she is not cute enough for Sam. Shallow, YEAH

  4. Clay says:

    This article got me excited for a moment because I saw the headline and thought Jeffrey Dean Morgan was coming back.

  5. Mila says:

    Anna Lives!

    Alphas are everywhere!

  6. Dreamrose says:

    Part of me is really hoping that there’s a pair of scissors in that picnic basket and that Amelia has lured him out into the woods to ambush him with a haircut.

  7. How does Jensen Ackles keep getting more attractive each year?

  8. kate says:

    I wonder what the weather’s like where Sam’s in a long sleeve shirt and jeans and boots and she’s wearing a sundress and sandals.

    That said, I don’t like Amelia as of yet. I mean, we don’t really know her but I’m not encouraged by what I’ve read about her and what we’ve seen so far. But I seriously like that dog a lot. Keep the dog, Sam. I wouldn’t mind if Dean and Sam had the dog riding around with them in the Impala for the next two or three years.

  9. Michelle says:

    Ugh, Sam needs a haircut. It’s distracting now. And I don’t like the vet. But since Sam is the Kiss of Death to women, I’m sure she’ll be dead soon enough. Looking at the elder Ackles, it’s not hard to see where Jensen’s good looks come from! ;)

  10. Alrisha says:

    Jensen must be just like his mom. I was wondered how Dean is always cutting himself but seen like he got no simple scar. I was hopping Sam get a little mature but this time, but he is as selfcenter as always. He’s character is so pale next to Dean’s brave. f

  11. June says:

    I was wondering , is Alan Ackles , and Jensen Ackles are related i would really like to know sometimes you be curious about things , the photo gallery looks interesting guys , Sam i know you are tired of people always talking about your hair sometimes things that people say can push us to the breaking point , they can go a little bit to far sometimes but anyway take care and thanks for the email .

  12. Roger Alan Ackles and Jensen Ross Ackles are father and son.

  13. Belinda harris says:

    I love watch supernaural . Sam and dean are good actor sam look good long hair dont cut hair . Dean look gpod stong man same your brother sam . Sam has date vet woman ,she is lookk goog for him , sam need someone help friend when dean gone . Dean have new friend benny . I am happy they are back toghter brothers

  14. Jason says:

    his hair is just fine… works with his character