The official synopsis: LUCIFER MAKES SAM AN OFFER — Now that he has Sam in the cage with him, Lucifer offers Sam a way out but it comes with a steep price. Dean and Castiel look into the angel smiting that could have killed Amara.
Which sounds kind of meh. And this has not been a meh season at all. Angel smitings? Is this really the time? Where’s the part where Dean rushes off to save
his damsel Sam from Lucifer’s evil paws, huh? I can only conclude that it’s a deliberately misleading description- the CW is not exactly known for its efficiency when advertising this show, and the promo tells us, frankly, fuck-all.
So, I’ve gone back to the CW promo that was released before 11×01.
It’s not unreasonable to take from this that Unpleasant Things will be happening to Sam in the Cage. Mostly because some of the footage- the moment at 0:12, for instance- hasn’t aired yet.
Of course they could simply have decided not to use it, but it’s more likely that that footage was from a different scene entirely, as the eye-hooks aren’t present. (Um, this got quite dispassionately grisly. Believe me when I say that Sam is my smol sunshine and I wish for nothing to happen to him, except for things that will make Dean go off in a murderous protective rage. Thank you.)
There’s footage in the CW 11×10 promo that suggests Dean will be going to Billie for help- also not mentioned in the synopsis. And then of course we have JP himself saying that this and 11×09 are his favourites from this season for reasons of twists and turns.
Don’t worry, folks. And whatever the CW says, ignore them. They’re probably lying and if they’re not lying, they’re omitting, which is just as bad. Ask Season Four.