Discover Castiel's mysterious fate in 1st Supernatural S8 clip

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Dec 17, 2012, 4:24 PM EST

After Supernatural's season seven cliffhanger, we've been wondering all summer what the heck happened to Castiel (Misha Collins). Judging by the first clip from the season eight premiere, it doesn't look pretty.

With the premiere just a few weeks away on Oct. 3, The CW has gone ahead and revealed the scene where Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) finally catch back up after Dean's year in Purgatory.

The other thing we learn? Apparently, Purgatory was not kind to Castiel. Dean is decidedly vague on what happened, but it doesn't sound good. By all indications, Cas didn't make it out alive.

Luckily, we know he'll be back in at least eight episodes (even if it's just flashbacks), so we'll still get to see our favorite angel this fall.

Check out the clip below and let us know what you think happened:

(Via Zap2it)