Break out the demon blood: Genevieve Padalecki will reprise her Supernatural role as the demon Ruby in the March 23 episode, EW.com reports. The installment, titled “Destiny’s Child,” will also welcome back Danneel Ackles as Sister Jo/the angel Anael, who will have a face-to-face with Ruby.
Per the episode description, “a search for the one thing that may give the Winchesters an edge against God leads Sam and Dean to Jo’s door and to a secret that may have died with Ruby. Meanwhile, Castiel asks Jack to do the unthinkable to help the brothers in their quest.”
Padalecki, who took over the role of Ruby from Katie Cassidy at the start of Season 4, last appeared as the demon in the Season 4 finale, when Dean and Sam killed her character. Ruby infamously introduced Sam to drinking demon blood to make his psychic abilities stronger. She also had a sexual relationship with the hunter before revealing that she was secretly working for Lilith to raise Lucifer.
Supernatural returns with the first of its final nine episodes on its new night Monday, March 16 at 8/7c on The CW.
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