A synopsis has been released for a mid-February episode of Supernatural and it looks like we’re going to be getting a peek at the tablet story in greater detail.
In “Trial and Error”, Kevin finally accomplishes his goal: “Kevin (guest star Osric Chau) deciphers the tablet and figures out how to close the gates of Hell. He tells Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) that according to the tablet one person must face a series of three tests designed by God. The first one – kill a hellhound. Sam and Dean argue over who should complete the trials. Kevin Parks directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb.”
Now this is an unexpected development: a series of trials that the boys must complete in order to accomplish the tasks on the tablets. Of course God wouldn’t make it easy. But challenges like this could lead to a wealth of terrific episodes, particularly if the trials involve some difficult challenges (ie. personal sacrifice). I’ve enjoyed the tablet mythology immensely this season, but I’ll admit that I am eager to see the story progress so I’m happy that we’re going to see some development on this rather soon.