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“Supernatural”: The hug between the Winchesters in last week’s episode marked a turning point for them — and a return to the sort of solid bond they haven’t had in a few seasons. “Given how the boys reunited at the beginning of this season, not on the best terms, the one thing that did unite them was this sense of revenge against Crowley and the demons,” says executive producer Jeremy Carver. “Now, we’re going to see things start moving pretty quickly and pretty wildly. A lot of balls in the air. The boys are really going to be constantly confronted with the idea of, ‘Okay, we want revenge, but how far are we willing to go? How much are we willing to sacrifice?’” It’s a theme that drove them when “Supernatural” began, and we’ll find them looking at the question in a new light toward the finale.
Source: Zap2it

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How much of that idea for [hiding] the box [and walking away] might be foreshadowing for the tablets? Are we supposed to think maybe they’re better off not finding and decoding all of these tables?
You guys are always so ahead of us. [Laughs.] This all plays into the tablet business. Again, if Crowley got his hands on the angel tablet and could somehow decipher it, that would be kind of a bad thing. The information that’s contained in this Men of Letters bunker, if it fell into the wrong hands, would be quite a powerful weapon against the boys, so it has to remain a secret and guarded closely. As we go down the line into the rest of this year and hopefully next year, those sort of dramatic turns will take place because this is an important place.

Henry talks a lot about their legacy and their lineage, does this get Sam and Dean thinking about their blood line? Like what happens after they die and there’s no one to carry on all of this?
That’s interesting. I don’t think the boys think that far, to having children of their own. Maybe Sam thought of that earlier in the year before he tragically had to leave Amelia. It may come into play down the line somehow. I don’t think a full-time domestic Sam or a domestic Dean is something that the audience is particularly interested in.

Will we see characters that we saw a lot the first part of the season like Benny, Kevin? Could they be popping back up?
Kevin will be back, Benny will be back. Castiel is back. Maybe Amelia, maybe not. But I think pretty much every season we like to bring the season full circle and get a lot of questions answered of that season but then pose new questions for whatever the next season is going to be. So, I think all these people we introduced will have a payoff. One of my first bosses in the business said don’t introduce a character that you don’t pay off. That’s something I kind of live by.

Do you feel fairly confident that there will be another season?
I’ve been around this long enough to know you never feel confident about anything. I remember years ago I did a show and the head of an unnamed network said there’s not a stick big enough to keep this show off the air. Then they flew to New York for the meetings and somewhere over Denver through 33 thousand they found a stick because it didn’t get on. I think we’ve done really well this year. I think creatively it’s been good. I think by and large the network is happy with our numbers. So, if I were a betting man I would bet that we would be back.

We started off last week with the brothers kind of in this shaky truce. Have we completely moved past that [fight] or is that still in the back of their minds?
I don’t think it’s shaky. I think … what happens in subsequent episodes is it’s another kind of conflict between them but it’s not necessarily the conflict of “do I want to do this?” or “what’s my plan beyond closing the gates of the Hell?” or any of that. It’s a new conflict. I won’t tell you any more than that but as always, there’s always something going on between them.

Now that you opened the Winchester can of worms, are there any plans to bring in that side of the family further like you did before with the Campbells?
Not at the moment. But pretty much every year we kind of block out, in very general terms at the beginning of the season, the theme of the season and what we want it to be. Sometimes early on we don’t exactly know where it ends, we just know where we’re going but not how we finish it. That would be a discussion for next year that comes up in the room. I mean basically what’s always happened, whether Eric was there or Sera was there and now Jeremy, is basically the two of us sit in a room for about a week and just kind of throw all kinds of stuff around and then come up with a very loose structure. Then we bring all the rest of the writers in and start filling in the pieces. But we always feel that we want to, like I said, bring that season’s story to a close but open up a new doorway for next year.

The information that they have in the room is obviously going to be pretty valuable. Are they going to share it with other hunters like Garth?
I think that’s probably on a need-to-know basis. I don’t think they’re going to have a hunter convention in there and welcome everybody in and have at it. That’s really not their style. I would be surprised if Garth didn’t show up and probably break an expensive globe.

What can you tease about Castiel’s return?
He’s really crucial to the tablet stories. He’s going through sort of a trial of his own that’s personal. Naomi is very unhappy with him, Crowley is very unhappy with him. He’s a confused angel right now.

The show just confirmed the angel tablet [two weeks ago]. Can we expect more tablets to be brought up?
Not this year. I mean we have the demon tablet, the angel tablet and then the leviathan tablet. That’s about all the tablets we could handle.

Do the guys have any serious questions about actually keeping a home base? I imagine it’s really great to have one solid set but considering [what they're facing] on a weekly basis, is there any concern like “we’re hiding from something super, super dangerous and we’re stating exactly where that is”?
Well, they’re not saying it. They’ll go to great pains to keep that hidden. You know, also it’s kind of impenetrable. We’ve had places before — we had Rufus’ cabin — they need a place not just for us to be able to have a set to shoot on, but I think the boys actually need a place where they can decompress, have their bromance moments. The other sets we’ve had, they’re not the biggest. When you see this set, you realize they have lots of room to move around and there’s lots of really cool things in there. So Adam [Glass] came up with this idea and we really latched onto it immediately. It’s a very expensive set, so we’re going to be using it.

Speaking of permanency, the women on the show don’t last. Do you feel like you’re getting closer to finding the type of girl that could maybe last?
Felicia [Day] is going to be coming back in an episode. We love Felicia. I don’t think there’s ever going to be a third wheel. I don’t think we’re going to have Catwoman. It’s been sort of the feedback that we get that that’s not something that the fanbase particularly likes. We keep trying. I personally really thought the Amelia character was great. I thought it opened up a side of Sam that was really interesting. I thought Liane did a terrific job. I don’t think it’s ever going to be a three-hander. Listen, part of the appeal is they’re the last men standing. That’s who they are.

Is there anything you can say about Felicia’s episode?
The one that will be coming out? We know she’s going to be in it, we’re just breaking the story now. I know that she basically brings them a case, but beyond that I can’t tell you a whole lot.

You said we’re going to see Benny again. Can you tell us anything about the issues that he was having the last time we saw him?
Well, he was really fighting the good fight of trying to not give in to his blood-lust. I think Dean having to basically cut the tie was a hard thing for him. So, we will explore that idea of what he’s been going through in a while. But we didn’t feel that and never felt that that story was totally ended. You know, it’s probably not great drama to end the whole arc on a phone call. [Laughs.]

But are we completely done with the flashbacks for both Dean and Sam?
Yeah.

Do you guys consider the Amelia arc pretty wrapped up now? You said she might come back down the line but in terms of that storyline being finished?
We think she’s a really valuable character. We liked her a lot and certainly it creates a good complication in Sam’s life. Again, we’re just kind of doing the end of the season now in the room. I know that we’ve talked about bringing her back. We don’t have anything specific.

Are you planning on ending the season on a cliffhanger?
I’m sure we will. It’s worked for seven years. [Laughs.] I always think about what you guys want to know. There’s an old show business saying, leave them wanting more. I think for pretty much eight plus seasons now we’ve done that. So, I suspect there’ll be some hanging chad, yeah.

Sam has kind of been wavering all season long about whether this was something he wanted to do. But he kind of said at the end of the episode that now he understands he sees why it’s all necessary and mythically destined. Would you say that this episode solidifies why he feels that what they’re doing is necessary?
Well, when we get into this whole idea of closing the gates of hell, that becomes a real raison d’etre for Sam. I think … it’s really revenge motivated. It’s about everything that … it’s what killed their mom, killed all their friends, all that. I think Sam would say that there’s a certain amount of closure if they could actually pull this off. I think still, he in the back of his mind thinks there’s a normal life out there for him. In a way, Dean’s onboard with that. He’d like to see [Sam] happy but they have this one thing to do. Now, television being television, they’ll have something else “one thing to do” down the line.

I think it’s a good separation of character for the two of them that one has one set of dreams and actually allows himself to dream while the other one is much more fatalistic and sort of accepts that. I would hope whenever we bring the curtain down that Dean would find some peace, and probably if I have anything to say about it he will.

But Dean’s still very committed to hunting?
Yeah. He would like to finish this particular job and then he would go off and do what he does, [find something else to hunt].

A minute ago, you were talking about Sam kind of adding to the geeky aspects of his legacy and obviously he’s getting involved in the trials and everything. Where does that leave Dean?
Well, if you boil it down simply you’d say Sam is more the brains and Dean is more the brawn. I can’t remember which episode … where Sam makes a speech and he says, “You’re the greatest hunter I’ve ever seen. You’re better than Dad.” That’s Dean. He’s probably much more internal than Sam in a way. I think that when they get into these emotional areas the catalyst is more Sam. So, those are the characters we developed. Dean loves the information if he can act on it. “Oh great, what do we need?” “You need the cimetar from the 13th century to chop the guy’s head off.” “Great. Let’s go find it and do it.” That’s Dean.

The guys have said some crappy things to each other and they’ve had this friction that’s been boiling over all season. From your perspective in the writers’ room, has that all been resolved now? Are they going to have a big emotional talk again?
I think you can count on a big emotional talk, yeah. [Laughs.] Yeah, without giving it away, for kind of a different reason, for something that they didn’t see coming … Starting next week, that thing will carry through to the end of the year.

Can we assume Grandma was just a normal person or does she have some kind of secret story too?
Wow. I don’t know. Maybe in year 10 we’ll meet Grandma.

The more you tap into the Winchester history, are there ever still temptations to find a way to bring back Jeffrey Dean Morgan? I know he’s obviously busy with “Magic City.”
You know, we’ve talked about that on occasion but since he’s really sort of not available and God knows he had a great sendoff. It doesn’t get a whole lot talk in the room, no.
Source: Huffingtonpost

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Spoilers from Toronto Convention (October 7th, 2012). Jared and Jensen Breakfast

Cool fight scene coming up bw Sam and Dean. Ooooooh #TorCon

Very badass fight scene coming up that the boys coordinated

Both Jensen & Jared said Benny will come between them. Sam may try to take him down but Dean is protective. #TorCon J2 Q&A

Jared Meet and Greet:

He said that in future eps there will be flashbacks showing Sam’s mindset and struggles with losing Dean and trying for a normal life, and that those will make it clearer that it wasn’t easy for him. And that Sam is going to call Dean out on his relationship with Benny — ie Sam hanging with a demon was bad so why is it okay for Dean to hang with a vampire?
Source: Wolfling’s Den

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Jensen Meet and Greet

First question was, like in Jared’s about Sam not looking for Dean and Jensen’s thoughts on Dean’s take on it. He said that Dean didn’t understand it and was hurt by it and that it would continue to be an issue between them as the season unfolds, along with Dean’s relationship with Benny, in that Dean had formed a bond with Benny in Purgatory protecting each other and that it has carried over into the real world and the problems that creates for both Dean and Sam. That there’s tension there because Dean has always been very black and white on monsters and this time he isn’t and Sam doesn’t understand that.
Source: Wolfling’s Den

Fangasm:
Jensen says Dean doesn’t understand why Sam didn’t look for him either – but all will become clearer as the season goes on. (m&g) #TorCon

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Supernatural Season 8 will start airing on Wednesday, October 3rd 2012.
Full Press Release

Updated Season Description:

The thrilling and terrifying journey of the Winchester Brothers continues with the eighth season of “Supernatural” on The CW.

Twenty-seven years ago, Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father John (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, “Watchmen”) raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America…and he taught them how to kill it.

Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) have spent the last seven years battling the things that go bump in the night. Over the years, with the help of both fallen-angel, Castiel (Misha Collins, “24”), and the King of Hell, Crowley (Mark A. Sheppard), the Winchesters have straddled the line between good and evil. Last season, the boys encountered their worst enemy yet, Leviathan, a highly adaptable, seemingly unkillable foe that takes the form of billionaire Dick Roman. Roman’s plan is to turn the human race into a walking buffet for the Leviathan to feed on once the world has been taken over. Roman discovers the existence of a tablet that is the only source on how to kill the Leviathan and stops at nothing to get it. The Winchesters, along with Castiel, also discover the tablet and the young prophet, Kevin Tran (Osric Chau), who is the only one who can decipher the text. Using the tablet, the boys are able to beat the Leviathan, but after the blast, Dean and Castiel find themselves in Purgatory and Sam finds himself alone.

Season Eight begins with Dean’s seemingly impossible escape from Purgatory, though Castiel is nowhere to be found. However, Dean isn’t alone. He’s returned with a mysterious comrade-in-arms whose reason for escape is perhaps more than Dean bargained for. Meanwhile, Sam finds himself reconciling the life he discovered while Dean was gone with Dean’s sudden reappearance. As the boys struggle with their unexpected reunion, they make a shocking discovery that could lead them on a deeply personal mission to settle old scores. If only they could agree – is this a “family business” or isn’t it?

From Warner Bros. Television in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, with executive producers McG (“Charlie’s Angels,” “The O.C.”), Robert Singer (“Midnight Caller”), Jeremy Carver (“Being Human”), Phil Sgriccia and Adam Glass.
Source: The CW

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Comic Convention Spoilers

 

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Robert Singer, TV Guide Comic Convention Special:

– Will season 8 hinge on Sam trying to save Dean from Purgartory? “No,” Singer answers. An amount of time passes before Dean finds his way back from Purgatory (not specified how long). They’re planning on doing various flashbacks through the season showing what happened and what Sam did in that time while Dean was away.

– Why use flashbacks? Because fans usually hate it when the brothers are separated, so that’s why they’re being reunited quickly.

– What about Castiel? They’re still framing that out, but Cas will be back a number of times.

– Will Kevin the Prophet be back? “Kevin is an integral part of the year.”

– What does Crowley want with Kevin? The King of Hell needs someone to read the word of God. “Every year we start with a theme — this is our “Raiders of The Lost Ark” year. This season-long story will be a quest. It’s about Kevin and the tablets and the Word of God.”

– They would like guest characters like Sheriff Mills, Charlie and Garth back, but nothing is concrete yet. “And there’s one new character that we’re talking about. It’s a monster that Dean meets in Purgatory.”

– Who will be the big bad this season? It’s another angels and demons year. “It’s not apocalyptic but about who can gain control and keep demons in Hell or angels in Heaven.”

– Former producer Jeremy Carver, who exec produced the U.S verison of Being Human, is returning to Supernatural as your new co-showrunner. Will fans notice anything different?

“No. Jeremy gave us a couple of years on the show, so I do think this season will be a little less earnest and a little more the kind of stuff we did in Seasons 2 and 3, before the weight of all the mythology got us.”

Okay, start speculating! I’m 100% certain more details will be surfacing in the next week, especially next Sunday (July 15th) when “Supernatural” has it panel at Comic-Con, but here’s your start.
Source: Winchester Family Business

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“Supernatural”: Dean won’t be in Purgatory for long, at least when it comes to screen time. Like in previous years when Sam or Dean have gone to hell, they’ll be reunited at the beginning of the season and we’ll find out how they spent their time apart later on. We’re hearing that fans shouldn’t be wondering when Dean gets out of Purgatory — the real cliffhanger is how he gets out.
Source: Zap2it

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The shooting will start on July 9th.

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The Alpha Vampire might return:

Rick Worthy WFB Interview

S: Is the Alpha vampire ever going to get a name?
R: I know his name….his real true name. It’s a very, very long name and he comes from royal ancestry. So the way he eats and talks…everything about him is regal. And I hope there’s a chance for his name to come out. It will have to be totally worked out with the writers and producers. That is building an independent character with last and final secrets. They have a lot of secrets, and that’s probably one of the biggest ones because it’s the key to his origin….where he comes from.

S: So if the character continues on the series, how would you expect him to evolve? Do you have any direction specifically that you’d like to see him go in?
R: Yeah, I think there’s been a couple of times when he said he has unfinished business with the Winchesters. And there’s a conflict that needs to happen between him and the two brothers, but I think there’s also a bigger conflict that needs to happen, as well. There is a war coming, I believe, and hopefully he’s going to be part of it. Whose side he is going to be on, I think, is crucial to the survival of his character. So it may be that he makes some kind of an alliance with the Winchesters. But it’s the kind of an alliance that has a lot of gray in between. You know he can’t quite trust them, but you know they need him. So that’s why when I read the script [for] “There Will be Blood,” I was like, “okay this is going to go down.” This script is really written well because he reluctantly gives up his blood to help them out. He doesn’t just give it to them. There has to be a bit of a showdown first, and then he decides that, “okay, I’ll help rescue you.” It was so well written because it takes a lot for him to give up his blood. So if and when he comes back in season eight, I would love to try to continue along those lines were he’d like to help the Winchesters but he’s not just giving up easily.
Source: The Winchesters Family Business

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The end of Supernatural last week left me wondering: Is that the last of Castiel we’ll see this season or forever?! I hope he gets a better ending than that! — Judith
Not to worry. Misha Collins is confident we’ll see more of our trenchcoat-wearing angel in the now-official season 8. “There is definitely room for Castiel to come back on Supernatural,” he says. “I think it would certainly be unsatisfying for him not to come back because the character’s story has not been wrapped up.”
Source: EW

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Jensen Ackles will direct the 3rd episode of the season.

Jim Michaels:
@kim_jacobs no, he will direct the first one we shoot but it will be the 3rd one to air making it # 152.

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Guy Norman Bee will direct the 5th episode of the season:@Katmelan777 @loudphillips – It should be killer! The script was great! Yes, ep.3 of ?#arrow? right in to ep.5 of ?#SPN? !

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Supernatural moves to Wednesdays at 9pm.  It’ll premiere in early October.

The Season 8 description, by The CW:

9:00-10:00 P.M. “SUPERNATURAL”

The thrilling and terrifying journey of the Winchester brothers continues as SUPERNATURAL enters its eighth season. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) have spent their lives on the road, battling every kind of supernatural threat. Over the years, after dozens of bloody adventures, they have faced everything from the yellow-eyed demon that killed their mother to vampires, ghosts, shapeshifters, Angels and fallen gods. They even came face to face with Lucifer and the Four Horsemen in averting the Apocalypse. With the help of allies – both human and supernatural – they’ve discovered that every threat they vanquish opens a new door for evil to enter in. In the show’s seventh season, their hunt for the dreaded Leviathans – monstrous creatures escaped from Purgatory – has cost them dearly. Claiming the life of their best friend and father-figure, Bobby Singer, and shattering their protector, the fallen angel Castiel, Sam and Dean’s battle to somehow defeat the age-old Leviathan threat will take everything they’ve got. As dawn arrives after their endless struggle and sacrifice to defeat the world’s evils, they know that, come nightfall, something otherworldly – something supernatural – will claw its way out of the shadows, demanding their attention. The series stars Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester. SUPERNATURAL is from Warner Bros. Television in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, with executive producers McG (“Charlie’s Angels,” “The O.C.”), Robert Singer (“Midnight Caller”), Jeremy Carver (“Being Human”) and Phil Sgriccia.

Source/Full shows press releases: TV By The Numbers

 

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The season will have 23 episodes again:

@TheJimMichaels I’ve seen people sayings that s8 will have 24 eps and some saying 23. Can you confirm which it is?

Jim Michaels:
23!

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It’s possible that Bobby will be back:

Jim Beaver:
My questions about the flask-burning scene: what happened to the leather case the flask was in, & why did they show Castiel watching?

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Castiel will be back for a number of episodes. The brothers will be reunited on-screen quickly, but “much time will have passed”
Source: TV Guide Scan

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‘SUPERNATURAL’: LESS ANGST NEXT SEASON?

Before you get in a tizzy, there’s no official word on an eighth season of Supernatural. But since I’m a positive thinker by nature, when I got a chance to chat with executive producer Bob Singer last week, I asked what his vision would be for the next season if the show was lucky enough to nail one down. The answer, he said, will obviously be largely influenced by where we leave off this season. “I think you’ll see coming up that Sam’s Lucifer problem certainly lessens,” he said. “That carried a lot water this year. Jared really had the brunt of the emotional story. And I think going into next year — and, God, we haven’t talked about this — but just in my opinion, I think we’d be well served to get back to where this whole thing started — as we used to say, saving people and killing things.”

Much of the show’s current season has been centered — with only small deviations — on the leviathan storyline that was introduced at the beginning of the season. Along the way, that storyline has given birth to smaller emotional arcs for the characters, particularly with regards to Sam’s broken noodle and a string of heart-wrenching deaths. “[I’d like to] make it a good, kinda wild western yarn and try to leave the angst behind,” Singer said. “I mean, there’s always going to be angst on this show, but I think we’ve kinda wrung it out a lot this year. So we might lighten it up a tad next year.”

And what of word on the chances of another season? Singer said that while “indications are that we will get picked up…we kind of leave options for ourselves [story-wise]. It would be nice if we heard sooner than later.”
Source: EW

Episode Schedule

Tue, Oct 21st 10.03 - Soul Survivor
Tue, Oct 27th 10.04 - Paper Moon
Tue, Nov 11th 10.05 - Fan Fiction
(200th Episode)
Tue, Nov 18th 10.06 - Ask Jeeves
Tue, Nov 25th 10.07 - Let Her Go
Tue, Dec 2nd 10.08 - Hibbing 911
Tue, Dec 9th 10.09 - The Things We Left Behind

* This Schedule might change as new info come.

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