Supernatural Season 8 is currently up to Episode 17 — "Goodbye Stranger" airs Wednesday, March 20 on The CW —  but there will be 23 eps to the season.

E! News shared some scoop on a new face coming soon, who may stick around for Season 9: "Prepare to meet a new angel: Metatron! The CW hit is currently casting the role of the aged, hunched angel, who is the Scribe of God. While he's a bit of a scatterbrain, he knows how to get the job done. Think Obi-Wan Kenobi meets The Usual Suspect's Virgil Kent. Fans can expect Metatron to stick around for at least three episodes and potentially next season as well!"

Are you excited about that?

And in case you haven't seen it, here's the synopsis for "Goodbye Stranger":

“SAM, DEAN, CASTIEL AND MEG TEAM UP AGAINST CROWLEY AND HIS DEMONS - Castiel (Misha Collins) reappears in Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean's (Jensen Ackles) life and tells them Crowley (guest star Mark Sheppard) has unleashed several demons into a small town. The demons are looking for Lucifer's Crypt, which holds a valuable asset, but Castiel lies to Sam and Dean about what it is. While interrogating a demon, the three discover Crowley has been torturing Meg (guest star Rachel Miner), who knows the exact location of the crypt. Sam and Meg fight to hold Crowley off while Dean and Castiel go in search of the crypt. Thomas J. Wright directed the episode written by Robbie Thompson.”

Sources: E! News, The Futon Critic