Felicia Day on Her Super GIF-able Supernatural Return, Shares Her Defense of Sam

Felicia Day returns to Supernatural Wednesday for one of the show's more geek-tastic episodes, "LARP and the Real Girl." Proving Supernatural saves its best movie puns for the actress, Day first made the Whedonverse collide with the Winchesters last season in " The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo ," playing Charlie Bradbury, the I.T. genius who helps Sam ( Jared Padalecki ) and Dean ( Jensen Ackles ) get dirt on leviathan leader Dick Roman.

Supernatural Episode Preview: One Fine Day

The return of Supernatural Season 8 last night took this beloved CW series in a new direction. What did you think of " Torn and Frayed ?" As you consider the past, let's also look ahead to the future... especially because it will feature the return of Felicia Day as Charlie! This actress makes an appearance on "LARP and the Real Girl," as Sam and Dean investigate the deaths of two Live Action Role Players and find themselves in a world dominated by kings, queens and a fairy (guest star Tiffany Dupont). It looks to be an especially enjoyable hour of television. Watch the teaser now:

'Supernatural' Episode 8.11 Photos: Felicia Day Returns in 'LARP and the Real Girl'

Official photos from this episode.

'Supernatural' spoilers: Sam and Dean reunite with Castiel for a showdown with Crowley

Congratulations to the "Supernatural" fans on winning the Favorite Fan Following award at Wednesday's People's Choice Awards -- and not to mention, voting for the show as the Favorite TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show! As a reward for your efforts, the winter hiatus is almost over. "Supernatural" returns next Wednesday, January 16, with a new episode titled "Torn and Frayed." The episode marks the return of Castiel and the angel mythology, as he calls on Sam and Dean to help him save a fellow angel who is being held captive by Crowley. Of course, Sam and Dean haven't exactly been buddies lately -- the last time we saw them, they'd split up after Dean distracted Sam from a case with a fake text from his ex-girlfriend, Amelia. Before the Winchesters join forces, though, Sam will pow-wow with Amelia and talk about the current state of their relationship (which is decidedly not good, seeing as she's reunited with...

'Supernatural' Video: Castiel the Personal Shopper

The winter hiatus is almost over for Supernatural fans as the show returns with new episodes Wednesday, January 16 at 9pm. The first episode of 2013, "Torn and Frayed," is filled with all the key players of season 8, including Cas and Kevin Tran.

'Supernatural' Spoilers: Details on Felicia Day's Return and More

Supernatural is getting off to a big start in 2013 with a slew of guest stars, headlined by the triumphant return of Felicia Day. Here are some details on the first two new episodes from the new year.