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Sunday Dan Loflin and DJ Qualls shared the behind the scenes on how Garth came to be. No spoilers here but kudos to Sera Gamble who loved Garth’s character and wanted to keep him! Thanks Dan Loflin and DJ Qualls for the hour of enjoyment! Enjoy the banter!

Dan Loflin ‏@danloflin

* Dear #Supernatural Fans, pour yerself that glass of rotgut whiskey, cause it’s time for the untold story of Garth’s creation!

* Firstly, this is an experiment: the story is 20-plus tweets long– coming at 2 or 3 min intervals.

* And thirdly? Let us pray (to @mishacollins) that this doesn’t go horribly wrong! Okay, here we go.

* It all started way back in s6 when news hit that Jensen would be directing the first episode of the season.

* Since it was Jensen’s first time directing, we thought it best to craft a Dean-light story, so he could focus…

* …focus on the enormous task before him. And by “enormous” I’m referring to the directing of Jared Padalecki

* You see, Jared (@jarpad) easily tops out at 7’ 10” while standing. And that’s no lie. #sasquatch #wookie #moose

* So, we called on superstar Jim Beaver (@jumblejim) to anchor the Bobby-centric “Weekend at Bobby’s” with Jared.

* Popping popcorn!! “@TheOnlyDJQualls: So here is how I came to play Garth.

* I was living in Nola shooting a TNT show called Memphis Beat. I knew it was going to get the ax and I was pretty sad about it

* I called my manager and told him to look for a job so I would have something to take my mind off the death of my show.

* TV’s a mean business, breaks ur heart a lot. A few days later, I get a call about this character Garth on a show called #SPN

* The call went like this: you’re probably not going to want to do this, but you’ve been offered a guest spot on #spn

* I told him I’d never seen it but to send over the scrip and a few episodes (I’d never seen the show).

* Read the #SPN script any loved it. Watched an episode where @jarpad fell down a hole and went to hell and I was confused.

* Couldnt figure out the show. Called my mgr and asked if these guys were models who chase monsters. And if so, what so they want w/me?

* So I was initially on the fence about playing Garth at all. Decided that Id talk it out with Sera. She called and explained.

* I thought, ok, Ill do it once. Sounds fun. I get there and @jarpad and Jensen treated me like Id been there always (they were mean to me)

* Apparently they are mean to everyone they like including each other. After a couple of days I knew I wanted to come back.

* Then the ep aired and I got to see hints of who Garth was from an outside prospective and fell in love with him.

* Fast forward a year and Id done 3, been overseas to a convention, picked up 30k twitter followers. Garth changed my life

* In public, people run up to me calling me Garth, I hug people while they cry, I get which shoe he ties 1st. It initially scared me.

* I’d been decently well known for 12 years at that point, but I’d never known cult fame. Whole different ball game.

* Playing Garth has been much more wonderful than I could have ever expected. All the love (and some hate) has been overwhelming

* When Bobby died, I got a lot of crap. It was being teased that I was replacing him. I had no idea and I don’t write the show.

* I wanted to quit the show for a minute. I talked to @jarpad about it and he was like Welcome to #spn. We all get both extremes.

* Im now used to it and really appreciate the #SPNFamily interactions and know that Im a part of something ppl love

* I look forward to returning to the show as soon as I fit into a storyline. Until then, I get to watch Garth be further developed thru calls

* Garth’s safe boathouse made me laugh out loud. #fizzlesfolly

Dan Loflin‏@danloflin

* Props to Jeremy Carver who gave the “okay” to this twitter story. He’s a good man 🙂

* And if she ever comes out of twitter seclusion– show Sera the love for making Garth a reality. @serathegamble

* Even more ups to Robbie Thompson who coined the phrase “You got Garthed!” @rthompson1138

* More ups to Adam Glass who created Mr. Fizzles and has written Garth so beautifully. @AdamGlass44

* Ups to Andrew Dabb who made him a hugger!

* DJ @theonlydjqualls was my first choice for the part. Big fan since ROAD TRIP. Luckily, he said yes!

* So, in a sense, Garth’s BIRTH came from his DEATH– keeping with the Supernatural tradition of resurrection.

* as Dean’s “temp” partner in the “Wedding” episode. All thanks to the love of Sera Gamble.

* And like the fabled Phoenix, Garth rose from the ashes of near-death and made his ONSCREEN DEBUT–

* and Garth’s off-screen life was spared.

* And I was right! Sera cut his off-screen death from the draft with a big “NOOO!” written into the margin.

* My thought was that it might strike Sera as tragic to lose beloved Garth– even as minor as he was at the time.

* Hunters have been dying left and right to the new Leviathan threat. Well, Garth was originally one of the DEAD.

* If you remember, in “The Girl Next Door” Bobby describes the Hunter landscape as “Weird with a side of BLOODY.”

* I worked a mention of Garth’s off-screen adventures into the first draft. This one resulting in his DEATH.

* But when s7 rolled around, once again Jensen was called-on to direct and once again–

* All HELLATUS long, I worried that Ms. Gamble would forget about dear Garth.

* –the lovely Ms. Gamble (our fearless showrunner) took a liking to the hapless (and faceless) new hunter.

* That was the first appearance of Garth. And though it was merely an off-screen mention–

* And into the draft went the following scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-5ockqm2BY

* And that, dear Supernatural fans, is the behind-the-scenes story of our lovable and huggable Hunter’s creation

* As you can see, Garth’s (and #Supernatural’s) success has been a team effort. With you guys included!

* Thank you all for tuning in– it’s been an absolute BLAST!

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Not only was “Southern Comfort” a makeover for Garth(DJ Qualls) but the Winchesters took orders from him! Not excluding the same name whiskey, Garth IS comforting and since Bobby isn’t around, needful. Bobby can’t be replaced but Garth gave it a good ol’ Southern boy try. Written by Adam Glass, Garth instructed hunters, ordered Sam and Dean around, and openly communicated his feelings. Let the Zenness begin!

I love Dean and Sam getting right to it concerning Benny, about Dean killing Amy, and about Sam possibly ganking Benny. Can we say ‘typical Winchester dilemma?”

“Kevin is in the wind, you’re sulking like a eunuch in a whorehouse and I have to ask myself: is a decapitation not just my thing?” Dean states so eloquently. So we know Kevin is still MIA, the boys are at odds with one another and Dean quickly finds a case via a police scanner. Arriving at the crime scene, a Texas Ranger is already on hand. I’m good friends with Rangers and I can promise you, they don’t do fringe! Garth however, is cowboyed out. Very unRanger-like, Garth gladly hugs the two, excited to see the Winchesters again.

While the three catch up, Garth answers calls from other hunters and advises them regarding their hunts. Dean ask Garth, “What are you doing?” Garth replies, “My job.” Sam is taken aback and asks, “Are you the new Bobby?” Dean of course replies with “shut your face” first to Sam and then to Garth at this ‘Bobby’ blasphemy. Garth takes control of the crime scene and this week’s monster is all about vengeance, getting back at perceived injustices via a penny.

Quizzing the first rage-aholic killer, a woman who married her childhood sweetheart, the three hunters find out about her husband’s indiscretion before their marriage. She kills her husband but has no memory of the murder, only a blind rage.

The Winchesters and Garth go eat in an obviously Confederate food establishment and Sam actually eats! Jared has stated before that he hates eating while filming. Also, has anyone noticed all of Sam’s facial hair scruff? Since the season has started, Sam is a bristle face!

Garth pushes Dean into answering where he spent the last year. “Purgatory, ya know, Purgatory Purgatory!” We then get the big scoop on how Garth became a hunter: he killed the Tooth Fairy! His first case which occurred after college and dental school. How could anyone eat and keep a straight face?

Investigating the first murder, Sam quizzes the “other” woman while Garth and Dean tag team the next crime scene where again the killer remembers nothing but kills in a blind rage. This time leaving the clue ‘Sussex’ written in blood.

Sam remembers his time with Amelia(Liane Balaban) where they really connect after ‘connecting’. Amelia shares about her not wanting to be pitied over her husband’s death. And correct me please, but when does anyone “let loose” sexually and then put clothes back on? Small detail….

Meanwhile Dean and Garth research the clues by computer and Bobby’s guidebook. Garth tries to be Bobby-like but Dean’s not having it! Garth is no Bobby! With his chin quivering, Garth lets Dean know that “Bobby belonged to everybody” which was true. Insightful Dean accepts that as a truth that he can handle. Garth discovers the monster, a specter, and realizes that a grave had been vandalized earlier for this ghost to have power for vengeance. The grave just happens to be the tomb of the Unknown Confederate Soldier.

At the third crime scene, someone is murdered and a second person has been hurt but left the location so Dean takes off to find him. Dean locates the deputy in the hospital where he and Dean fight and the murderous penny ends up in Dean’s palm.

Garth lets Sam know that he’s up for talking if Sam feels the need. Sam is reminded of Amelia and he thinks back to Amelia leaving. Her explanation continues a nonsensical trend, not much credibility with this relationship between Sam and her. I don’t dislike Amelia as many do but I feel like Amelia isn’t the real story here. There are no sparks and I think that Sam is needing a human link, hence damaged Amelia.

Sam and Garth enter the motel room where Dean is waiting for them. Dean doesn’t think twice about pulling his gun on Sam. Dean then proceeds to list Sam’s life mistakes from drinking demon blood to not looking for Dean because of a girl. This fight scene between the brothers was excellent and to throw Garth in the mix, smacking some sense into Dean, was perfect!

When Garth punches Dean to keep him from shooting Sam, the penny flies out of Dean’s hand which stops the spell. Dean has no clue what he has said or done. Garth reaches down to pick the penny up and Sams yells at him to stop. Laid back Garth shrugs the concern off and replies that “It’s all cool.” Garth doesn’t hold on to grudges so won’t be effected by the penny.

We finally get the entire story about the penny. Some kids invaded the Unknown Soldier’s tomb, picked up a penny which is normal then passed the penny on. This is the story. The brother’s story…. not so cut and dry.

Sam starts “Southern Comfort’ off wanting to talk it all out. Dean just says Benny is his friend and if another hunter kills him, that’s how it is. Dean later gets the vengeance bug and very strongly lays it all out for Sam. The reality is with the Winchesters, until they’re forced to come clean on how they feel, it’s not going to happen. So we get Dean’s black and white perspective. Sam just wants to move on with his own life and for Dean to let go of all the crap that has happened between them.

Growing is painful and Jeremy Carver has said that this season will be one of growth and maturity for the Winchesters. So is that going to hurt? My bet is yes. This fandom will continue to discuss loudly any and everything that causes rifts between the brothers. But the bottom line is this: the Winchesters get out of every situation and they will survive this! stay supernatural fandom..