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Spoilers For Season 6

Posted: July 30, 2010 by ddbabygirl13 in Uncategorized
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Over the weekend, we had a chance to talk to writers, producers, and actors from Supernatural (yes, we met Sam and Dean), and now we know the monstery score. Season 6 will take the Winchesters on a new path. SPOILERS!

It’s always a pleasure talking to the Supernatural cast and crew because they’re all obviously having fun, and seem to share the same off-kilter sense of humor which is key to the show’s charm. Though Eric Kripke has handed his showrunner job off to Sera Gamble, he is still very much involved with the show. His official title, he joked, is “pain in the ass.” But he also told us a lot about where the story is going, and how Gamble’s vision is different from his.

Where are we when season 6 starts?

The new season starts one year from the end of season 5. Sam (Jared Padalecki) has returned to Earth as a human – Padalecki says he “has no idea” how he got out of Hell, but he’s tried to stay away from Dean (Jensen Ackles) and let him enjoy family life. But then something happens and the Winchesters have to band together again.

Who will be back this season?

Other than Sam and Dean, we’re going to see Castiel, Bobby, Crowley the demon, and Dean’s family for sure. Possibly Mary Winchester, the boys’ mother, will be back too. There is going to be an entire episode from Bobby’s point of view, called “Weekend at Bobby’s,” directed by Ackles.

Monsters are the major plot arc

Kripke assured us, “We do have a mythology in store. It’s a very different vibe than the mythologies we’ve had before.” He characterized his own stories as having a “Joseph Campbell, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings sensibility,” but called season 6 “more like Chinatown or LA Confidential.” Gamble’s vision for the season is “gritty and twisty, and people aren’t who they seem.”

The major arc of the season, Kripke added, will be monsters, “exploring who they are and where they come from – do they have souls and where do they go?” He assured us this wouldn’t be monsters like in the first season – “We’re not going to unleash ‘Hook Man’ and ‘Bugs’,” he joked, referring to two early monster-of-the-week episodes from the series. Gamble felt that it would be hard to find new demon and angel stories, so that’s one reason why they turned to monsters, which have always been a major part of the show. Some of the monsters you should expect to see are weres, skinwalkers, vampires, and shapeshifters, which Kripke said are “strangely related.”

Over the weekend, we had a chance to talk to writers, producers, and actors from Supernatural (yes, we met Sam and Dean), and now we know the monstery score. Season 6 will take the Winchesters on a new path. SPOILERS!

It’s always a pleasure talking to the Supernatural cast and crew because they’re all obviously having fun, and seem to share the same off-kilter sense of humor which is key to the show’s charm. Though Eric Kripke has handed his showrunner job off to Sera Gamble, he is still very much involved with the show. His official title, he joked, is “pain in the ass.” But he also told us a lot about where the story is going, and how Gamble’s vision is different from his.

Where are we when season 6 starts?

The new season starts one year from the end of season 5. Sam (Jared Padalecki) has returned to Earth as a human – Padalecki says he “has no idea” how he got out of Hell, but he’s tried to stay away from Dean (Jensen Ackles) and let him enjoy family life. But then something happens and the Winchesters have to band together again.

Who will be back this season?

Other than Sam and Dean, we’re going to see Castiel, Bobby, Crowley the demon, and Dean’s family for sure. Possibly Mary Winchester, the boys’ mother, will be back too. There is going to be an entire episode from Bobby’s point of view, called “Weekend at Bobby’s,” directed by Ackles.

Monsters are the major plot arc

Kripke assured us, “We do have a mythology in store. It’s a very different vibe than the mythologies we’ve had before.” He characterized his own stories as having a “Joseph Campbell, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings sensibility,” but called season 6 “more like Chinatown or LA Confidential.” Gamble’s vision for the season is “gritty and twisty, and people aren’t who they seem.”

The major arc of the season, Kripke added, will be monsters, “exploring who they are and where they come from – do they have souls and where do they go?” He assured us this wouldn’t be monsters like in the first season – “We’re not going to unleash ‘Hook Man’ and ‘Bugs’,” he joked, referring to two early monster-of-the-week episodes from the series. Gamble felt that it would be hard to find new demon and angel stories, so that’s one reason why they turned to monsters, which have always been a major part of the show. Some of the monsters you should expect to see are weres, skinwalkers, vampires, and shapeshifters, which Kripke said are “strangely related.”

The faerie episdode

Kripke and writer Ben Edlund promised there would one episode with lots of faeries and little people too. “I think we’re going to have a Tinkerbell fight!” Edlund said with a manaical giggle. Edlund has written some of Supernatural‘s most memorable episodes, and admitted that he used to build gnome houses in his backyard. So naturally he has a lot planned for the faerie episode, including a lack of political correctness:

It’s going to be a delicate tightrope walking arrangement to not deeply offend little people. It’s going to be a tesseract – from one end it will be good to them and nice. From the other end, not so much. In faeirie lore – there’s the good guys and the bad ones. We’re going to deal with the darker faeries, including the deal-making aspects of faerie lore to a degree.

But, he added, “faeries are an anomaly – we’re going to have a lot of monsters.” He explained:

All the critters we’ve seen will be looked at in a different way. We’ve been very human centric [on the show] because most of our creatures are basically human in some form: They’re ghosts, demons, angels – all of which start out as human. We’ve only looked at monsters from outside. Who was the monster’s friend? What was its name? We’re going to try that story.

But will it be funny?

Absolutely. Ackles said:

Sometimes I’m like, “Really guys? Lederhosen?” We have a saying on set – [producer] Bob Singer says, “No joke too cheap.” We’re always looking for the nice cheap jokes. And this season we have more opportunity for comedic moments.

Sam and Dean will be more like equals

Padalecki said that Sam’s biggest issue this season will be dealing with having spent time in Hell, and having had Lucifer in his body:

I’m dealing with Hell. Sam is like Dean was on season 1. He’s saying, “Asking questions got me into Hell,” and now he’s more interested in the tactically right thing to do. He’s like, “Let’s kill first, even if it’s a kid”. Even when he had the demon blood, he was always trying to do what was best, but now he’s like, “I’m trying to get the job done.” Sam has been to the depths of hell and back and he’s learning to trust his intincts and trust himself. Now he can go bat to bat with Dean because [he’s been to Hell] too. We’ll be more like equals. More on par. This year I have a car too. Sam has a nice new [vintage] Charger.

Ackles scoffs, “Sam has a car if you want to call it that. There’s only one car on the show.”

What’s going on in Heaven?

We got the scoop on Heaven straight from the angel’s mouth: Misha Collins, who plays angel Castiel, told us all about it:

Heaven is like post-Soviet Russia. The government has collapsed into satellites and factions. Heaven’s nukes are falling into the wrong hands and Cas is concerned about that – he’s trying to deal with that in a righteous way. He’s a little bit less of Sam and Dean’s sidekick in back of Impala. He’s less emotional than in season 5, wiser than he was.

He’s not that concerned about the monsters in Sam and Dean’s lives. As a bigger mythology is revealed we’ll start to see the reasons monsters are so prevalent. The relationship between Heaven, Hell, and the monster activity will be revealed. These worlds are going to intertwine. We’re going to see that bringing order to heaven relates to the realm of monsters.

Whatever happened to the Antichrist?

Kripke said:

The Antichrist was a loose thread. We talked about bringing him back, but he’s just too powerful. I like him in Australia. I hate loose threads, too – I was hitting Kroatoan for three years trying to bring it back.

He’s not ruling out bringing back the Antichrist at some point, as long as they can figure out how to make him into a guy who can’t just turn everybody into carrot sticks with a snap of the fingers.

And here’s where it gets meta

We asked Edlund, the master of meta, what to expect in the way of meta episodes like “The Monster at the End of This Book.” First he protested that the whole show is meta, and that Warner Brothers is “like the Cthulhu that controls it all.” But then he admitted they hadn’t gotten to planning a meta episode yet: “Usually the meta episodes come later in the season. We build a nonmeta swamp that’s serious, and float a meta boat on it.”

But we think there’s already something cleverly meta about taking the classic monster-of-the-week formula and turning it into the seasonal arc. And that’s why we can’t wait to watch next season’s Supernatural.

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Supernatural Season 6 Opener

Posted: July 29, 2010 by ddbabygirl13 in Uncategorized
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Sera Gamble Interview

Posted: July 29, 2010 by ddbabygirl13 in Uncategorized
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Though we just spoke to “Supernatural” showrunner Sera Gamble at Comic-Con, there’s always more to say about those Winchester boys. When Zap2it caught up with her at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, we asked her the question on every fan’s mind. Will we ever see Dean’s amulet again?

The necklace, which Sam (Jared Padalecki) gave to Dean (Jensen Ackles) when they were kids, was a staple of Dean’s wardrobe until this season, when Dean discovered that he wasn’t a part of Sam’s heaven and tossed it in a motel trash bin, much to our chagrin.

So we have to know — did Sam retrieve it?

“Maybe,” Gamble says coyly. “I can say that you won’t be seeing the amulet any time soon, but I can’t necessarily say you’ll never see it again.”

When Season 6 opens, Dean — sans amulet — has been living with Lisa Braeden (Cindy Sampson) and her son, Ben, for a year, believing that Sam is dead. “Last season when we were conceiving the idea of Dean settling down, we knew we couldn’t just choose any woman from his long history of women,” Gamble says. “Dean’s driving force has always been his devotion to his family. He puts family above all else. We knew that no matter what his connection was to Lisa, or how wonderful she was, or great the sex was, it’s about family. For Dean it’s not about wanting to be with Lisa as much as it’s about wanting to be part of a family unit.”

If you’re expecting Lisa to die a fiery death in the season premiere as a throwback to the pilot, think again. “Lisa will be recurring in the first half of the season,” Sera confirms. “She’s not just a one-off thing.”

Gamble has taken over Eric Kripke’s position as showrunner, though he remains in place as executive producer, but that’s not the only shake-up in the “Supernatural” writers’ room. Fan favorite Jeremy Carver is heading up the U.S. version of the BBC’s beloved “Being Human,” so he’s no longer part of Gamble’s writing staff.

“We’re so happy for him,” she says. “As a fan of the BBC version of the show, it’s in good hands. We’ll miss him on our show, but we’re thrilled for him, and the door is always open, so who knows what will happen. He could be contributing. He wrote some of our best episodes. In fact, I think if you asked Eric Kripke, away from all the other writers, he’d say that ‘Changing Channels’ is his favorite of all of our episodes.”

Kripke has said many times over the year that he’d planned a five-season arc for “Supernatural.” Now that the series has moved into Season 6, we couldn’t help but wonder whether this is the end.

“We know how we want the series to end,” Gamble says. “Right now, we’re sort of doing something that not many shows have done in the past, which is to say we’ve closed out our first story and we’re moving on to a second chapter. We’re not necessarily approaching it as our last season, but we are prepared for the eventuality. We’ve got an endgame, absolutely.”

By the way, just because “Supernatural” has a female showrunner now, don’t expect Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki to be taking their clothes off any more often. “I think the shirtlessness ratio is the same,” Gamble laughs. “It’s cold in Vancouver! I have to put their health first.”

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TV Guide Buzz (07-28-10)

Posted: July 28, 2010 by ddbabygirl13 in Uncategorized
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Got any Supernatural spoilers? — Samantha
ADAM: The show is adding a new angel who’s gone a bit rogue. The possibly recurring character is described as an attractive charmer who appears slightly manic on the surface but carries a great sadness.

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Supernatural At Comic-Con 2010

Posted: July 26, 2010 by ddbabygirl13 in Uncategorized
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Please be warned that there are lots of spoilers in this post, you have be warned!

Here are the highlights from the panel:

-At the panel they showed a video preview of the fourth episode, “Weekend at Bobby’s,” directed by Jensen Ackles. The episode will focus on Bobby trying to get out of the deal he made with Crowley to give away his soul at the end of season 5.

-Though Eric Kripke’s five-year plan is over, he sees season 6 as a sequel to his Supernatural.

-New showrunner Sera Gamble talked about the driving mythology of season 6 being based on the monsters of the week. We’ll see more monsters and their backstories will play into the new season. The show will also get back to simpler things, like shooting monsters in the face.

-How did Sam get out of Hell? “Practice,” joked Jared Padalecki, stealing the old line about Carnegie Hall. But in reality, he still doesn’t know.

-Dean won’t be kissing demons anytime soon. However, Sam and Dean will have some lady drama in an episode featuring a female relative of the Winchesters.

-Misha Collins said that Castiel is still busy cleaning up Heaven in season 6.

-Jim Beaver believes that Hell will freeze over before Bobby gets a girlfriend, so don’t hold your breath.

-Ben Edlund is writing an episode about fairies that will feature little people.

-Jensen Ackles revealed that the hardest part of directing was having to pay attention to every single line of dialogue in the script and not just worry about his own character. Jim joked around about wanting to give Jensen a hard time by considering staying in his trailer for 30 minutes after being called to set.

-Everyone would love for Jeffrey Dean Morgan to return, but unfortunately he has a very busy schedule.

-Eric Kripke said that he made some changes to the season 5 finale due to the show coming back, but it mostly stayed the same. He said that if it wasn’t renewed, major characters probably would’ve stayed dead.

Fan’s Verison of the panel

The next season starts off nearly a year later. Dean ‘s spent most of the year in trauma and grief trying to find a way to get Sam back, but now has started to settle into something like an ordinary life with Lisa and Ben. He’s going to BBQs with the neighbours and he’s got a job in construction although he still keeps rock salt under his bed. He drives a pickup and the Impala is under a tarp in the garage. (this is apparently shown in montatge)

ETA: Sam and Dean do not reunite in the first episode! Unclear if Dean and Lisa just together or actually married!

Sam returned from Hell a while okay, but has decided to leave Dean alone to let him live a normal life. He’s become a very pragmatic hunter, certainly not without emotion, or anything, but realistic about what it takes to do the job “more like Season One Dean”. Jared describes him as having learned that his old way of trying doing things (his good intentions) didn’t work for him , or others. A creature that had hunted him comes after Dean, and this brothers come together again.

It’s not a simply happy reunion (of course!) – Dean is pissed that Sam’s been back for awhile and didn’t let him know. Sam however thinks he did the right thing – he told Dean to get on with his life. Sam doesn’t want to talk about what happened in Hell – despite Dean’s urgings. He’s just glad to be alive – and now he needs Dean’s help on a hunt…

Sounds like the first half of the Season there will Dean’s arc of being conflicted about what he has to do, and trying to work out what he really wants. The other arc will be the how and why of Sam’s return from Hell.

Castiel is back in episode 3. Misha described Heaven as a bit like post Soviet Russia, with warring factions and Castiel trying to unite it and bring peace.. Rapahel will return. Castiel will be much more ‘angel’ like with his emotions tampered down. He and Heaven/Hell are involved with the increase in monster activity on Earth. The trench coat is back. His work may bring him into conflict or at cross purposes with Sam and Dean.

We saw Crowley back with Bobby in the clip – Bobby’s trying to get his soul back, and Crowley’s not playing nice. It ended with Bobby trapping Crowley in a cool infrared/laser light devil’s trap, and then Crowley calling his hellhound in!

We’ll have some Campbells – Mitch Pileggi we knew about, and also cousin Christian, but there is also a female relative.

Lisa lives (at least in the first half of the season!).

There will be mythology around monsters’ origins. So stories won’t be just about a shapeshifter, but as Jared put it “the alpha shape shifter”

Ben Edlund talked about episodes with fairies and leprechauns, Sera mentioned a funny vampire episode tentatively titled “Live Free and Twi Hard”. Jensen is keen to show how those “pale, waify” vamps should be killed. And there will be a Djinn.

Jensen on the change in the brothers’ dynamic:

It’s a bit of a flip in motivation again like I said. Dean is domesticated now and he’s trying his best to lead a normal now. Sam is now back but is really on board with the whole hunting thing. Now it’s a job to him. It’s what he does, it’s his skill and he’s using it. He’s trying to leave Dean alone because he wants Dean to have a normal life. So there’s that kind of push and pull of he wants his brother to work with but he also wants his brother to live this normal life so it’s left him alone for the better part of a year, which is where we pick up the story in season six. And then the past catches up to Dean and Sam can’t stay away and he has to go get him and that’s where we kind of pick it up. It’s the struggle of Dean not wanting to get pulled back in but not really having a choice and then trying to figure out how he’s going to deal with the family because he knows that he can’t bring them into it. It’s kind of too late because he already has and now he’s got to distance himself from it, the one thing he didn’t want to do. 

Jared on Sam
Right now, I’m dealing with the changes in Sam’s personality. He’s sort of cut the bull now. He doesn’t want to talk about his feelings. He’s not like Dean, “Let’s talk, we’re in the car, come on.” He’s like “What’s there to talk about?  I was in Hell, why would I want to talk about it? I’m back, I’m breathing air, I’m seeing my family, why would I in the world would I want to.” He’s being very realistic. And he’s very cut to the point, almost like Dean was in season one. He’s like “I don’t want to talk, let’s just get the job done, the person is bad, sorry they have a family or sorry there’s a child but they’re bad, we’ve got to get rid of them.” So like it’s kind of flipped because now Dean is seeing a bit of family life. He has Lisa, he has Ben. Sam is like “Hey, I don’t want to go back to Hell. Let’s just figure out what the right thing to do and do it and ask questions later.” source

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Set Report And Photos (7-18-10)

Posted: July 20, 2010 by ddbabygirl13 in Uncategorized
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They were filming the season premiere, and from what I could tell, Sam was himself and for some reason driving a Charger.. and has some kind of emotional goodbye/send off with Dean outside of Lisa’s house. There was also a red Challenger parked down the street that they were using. and Azazel is back, presumably NOT in a flashback but I could be wrong.

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