After a criminally long hiatus for fans, 'Supernatural' season 8 will finally make its glorious return with this Wednesday's 2013 premiere "Torn and Frayed," but given all the time-traveling Sam and Dean seem to do, what's the harm in going a bit into the future? Prior guest star Felicia Day will reprise her role as "Charlie" in January 23 episode "LARP and the Real Girl," and we've got the first photos of 'The Guild' star's return inside!

January 23 will mark a banner day for 'Supernatural' fans, not only for Felicia Day's return as the geek-savvy "Charlie," but also for the series to finally broach the one topic it's avoided for all these years: live-action role playing! The CW has released the first batch of photos from "LARP and the Real Girl," which sees Sam and Dean encountering Charlie Bradbury (or whatever her real name is) once more while investigating a live-action role play fair.

And yes, at least one of the brothers will be donning medieval garb for the outing. Sam and Dean investigate the fair in order to uncover the reason behind two players' deaths, but something tells us things will get 'Supernatural' before long. And might Charlie have found love with another lovely lady LARPer?

Check out the photos of Felicia Day's return in January 23 'Supernatural' episode "LARP and the Real Girl" below, and tell us what you think in the comments!