Brotherly Hugs on the Set of Supernatural

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We all know, or now you do, that Supernatural is currently filming the end of Season 11 and wrapping up this season soon in Vancouver. And with that comes thoughts of the season finale.

Are you guys even ready for that yet? Because I know I, for sure, am not. It feels as if this season just started so I’m not ready to say goodbye to the Winchesters until October.

There have also been some on-set photos released of Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki shooting scenes together. One of those scenes includes a hug and that hug is what is worrying me.

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To me, Sam looks like he’s clutching Dean in that hug. It looks sad and heart-wrenching and almost like a goodbye or a ‘I might not see you again’ hug. See where I’m going here…? Can you also see how invested I am in this show?

If this has anything to do with Dean and the Darkness/Amara, I’m going to scream. I need them to destroy this Darkness, shove her in a box or a cage, anything to get rid of her because her whole “connection” with Dean is downright disturbing and Dean doesn’t deserve that. The last thing he needs is more reasons to think he’s toxic.

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Check out the expression on Dean’s face in the photo above. He’s not happy. He’s pissed, he’s hurting and that’s his ‘I’m going to beat someone/something’s ass’ look…or he’s just giving in to the Darkness. For the love of Chuck, don’t be that last option.

After eleven seasons, I like to think that I can easily recognize these characters’ facial expressions and Jensen does such an incredible job portraying how Dean is feeling just through those facial expressions and without any words needed.

Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard and Ruth Connell were also on set. And from the looks of a tweet posted by Jose Manzano, a camera technician for Supernatural and you may also recognize him from past gag reels, Rob Benedict was filming scenes a few days ago as well. Are we getting a God/Amara showdown…? Only time will tell. And as I typed that I realized I just quoted song lyrics from Asia. At least Dean would be proud of me.

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Check out Manzano’s tweet below!

Until next time, SPNFamily, any thoughts on what the rest of Season 11 has left for us or predictions for the season finale? Then leave me all of those thoughts (spoiler free, please and thank you) in the comments below and let’s discuss!

Supernatural returns on Wednesday April 27 so check out the preview for the next new episode, “The Chitters.”

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Winchester Wednesday: Red Meat

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“No more second chances. I’m here to reap you.”

Not something we haven’t heard before on Supernatural, not exactly something we enjoy hearing though.

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Tonight’s episode is titled “Red Meat”and it marks the return of Billie the Reaper. And from the episode description alone what we have to look forward to is a pair of werewolves, their two victims, Sam getting shot (and potentially reaped) and Dean acting as savior big brother and hunter with a pack of werewolves on their trail.

So we have nothing short of emotional and mental stress waiting for us. The usual for us, SPNFamily, right?

And what I’m about to fill you in on will only add to that stress. Curious? Alright! Let’s talk about how Jensen and Jared feel Supernatural should end!

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Relax. Especially since we’ve thankfully got a Season 12 to look forward to and with how well the show’s been doing, it doesn’t look like the end is coming anytime soon. Fingers crossed!

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the boys talked about all the different ways they’ve thought Supernatural should end and how over the years those possibilities have changed with each new season of the show.

“If you’d asked me season 1, I would’ve thought that it would’ve been the apocalypse. But then again, you can’t end the TV show with the worst thing happening,” Ackles said, “As we’ve evolved, I think that there’s different roads that the show could certainly go down that would be interesting. I think we’ve taken some really good turns.”

If we only ever got one season of Supernatural and it ended with the apocalypse starting or looming ahead, I probably would have dropped off of my couch into a puddle of tears. I already have enough traumatic memories from “Swan Song” and that nerve-wracking waiting period we had until we heard whether the Winchesters would be around for another season.

“It’s changed a lot over time. Part of me, loving Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, always thought it’d be great to see the boys against insurmountable odds and to freeze-frame on them and just hear stuff in the background. You don’t know if they die, you don’t know if they live, but you know that they’re going to go out in a blaze of glory,” Padalecki revealed.

This would be an interesting yet frustrating end for the show. I’d rather not have a Sopranos type of ending where something happens and then we have no clue what actually happened to the brothers.

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Padalecki then added, “And then I went back and watched a few of the episodes, I watched through ‘Swan Song’ and the scene of the boys laying on the hood of the Impala. I think that’d be a nice way to go out if we had to — watching the end of the world. Or looking up at us from the trunk and throwing the weapons in and saying we’ve got work to do. All of those kind of leave room for opinion and room for interpretation. I don’t think we should see the boys die or live, we should wonder.”

That I think we can all live with. The boys just continuing their hunting. And I do love that idea of the scene being from the perspective of the Impala’s trunk and that memorable “We’ve got work to do,” line.

And as Padalecki said, “The boys can’t stop fighting.” Which is true. If the boys get out alive in the end, there’s no way they’d stop hunting and protecting people from the things that creep around in the dark.

But who knows if they’ll end up alive or dying…or one of the brothers dying. I’m starting to break my own heart right now.

“It’s either going to end tragic or it’s going to end not tragic, and I can kind of make an argument for both,” Ackles said, “I don’t really know where it’s going to go. I always thought Dean would make the ultimate sacrifice for his brother. I guess if I had to choose something, that’s probably what I would choose.”

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Heart crumbling into pieces, for sure. Although, of course I can see Dean dying to protect Sam. They’ve both had that mentality since the beginning. And if we’re speaking honestly here, like I always do with you guys, none of us will be happy unless Supernatural ends the right way. A way most of us can agree is the way that just feels right for the Winchesters.

Let’s not think about Supernatural leaving us anymore though because hopefully we have plenty more good years with Sam and Dean. I am definitely not ready to say goodbye to them.

But if you have any interesting ideas of how you’d want Supernatural to end, please send them my way and leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Until next time, SPNFamily, enjoy tonight’s new episode and maybe I’ll see you during my live-tweeting on Twitter!

Happy Birthday Jensen Ackles!

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“Hey, Tuesday! Pig ‘n a poke!” What a perfect way to celebrate Jensen’s 38th birthday.

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Wait a minute…”Do you even know what that is?” Probably not, but it’s Jensen’s birthday so who cares. Google it later.

Right now, send some birthday wishes his way via social media and to celebrate, check out the video below of a bunch of funny Dean Winchester moments from throughout the seasons!

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Until next time, Happy Birthday Jensen! Thank you for always making me smile and bringing what has become one of my all-time favorite characters to life.

Supernatural: ‘Beyond the Mat’

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After the way last week’s episode of Supernatural ended with Jensen breaking my heart simply with Dean’s facial expressions, I’m ready for a fun episode this Wednesday.

Or at least I’m hoping “Beyond the Mat” is actually fun and isn’t one of those episodes that appears that way until the last few minutes where the writers deviously throw in a sneak attack and rip our hearts out of our chests. We should probably expect that by now.

The episode centers around Sam and Dean attending the funeral of a wrestler they used to be fans of when they were kids. Using this time to also take a break from the major stress that is the Darkness, they then go to the next wrestling match to relive a fond childhood memory. But when another wrestler winds up dead the Winchesters are called to duty. (There’s also some Crowley and, if the gravelly voice is any indication, hopefully Castiel too as shown in the preview)

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Seeing the boys this happy and excited in the promo photos is amazing and I’m going to hold onto that as long as I can before that’s all destroyed by whatever lies in wait the rest of the season with the Darkness.

WWE wrestler Mike “The Miz” Mizanin also guest stars in “Beyond the Mat” as Shawn Harley, a fiery-tempered wrestler who easily pushes everyone’s buttons. Not much of a stretch for The Miz if you know his personality in the WWE.

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Until next time SPN Family, check out the preview for this Wednesday’s new episode of Supernatural below and let me know some of your predictions for the rest of Season 11!

Rob Benedict Returns to Supernatural

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Since it’s Winchester Wednesday, I bring you news of Rob Benedict returning to Supernatural as Chuck.

So will we finally get a definitive answer on whether or not Chuck is actually God?

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Sam and Dean are dealing with God’s sister, Amara, (who I cannot wait to be taken out) and it would make sense if we get a glimpse at God. In what sense, I don’t know but I’d be open to it. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Any information about how and when Chuck will be back hasn’t been released. And I like it that way. I hate when too much info is released about characters returning because then there’s no surprise or fun in watching it. Case in point, I was so happy I surprisingly didn’t hear anything about Chuck making his last appearance at the end of the 200th episode. That just made that episode even more of a favorite of mine.

Aside from Chuck returning, we’ll also get to see Bobby and Rufus again in a flashback to a previous case in an upcoming episode. I cannot wait to see Jim Beaver back as Bobby, even if it’s just a flashback. I miss Bobby!

Until next time, enjoy tonight’s new Supernatural with Dean going back in time courtesy of Casifer! Hope to see you all live-tweeting if you can!

Supernatural Marathon Or Super Bowl?

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If the Super Bowl just isn’t your thing then TNT’s Supernatural Season 10 marathon could make your Super Sunday perfect!

TNT will be starting the marathon at 12pm ET starting with episode one of Season 10, “Black.”

This also looks like it could be an easy way to catch up on Season 10 if you’re that far behind but as awesome as this marathon is, it’s not the complete season. Some episodes are missing so you might end up pretty lost. But if you’ve already watched it like me then it’s a fun way to spend the day if football is not your sport of choice.

I have a feeling I’ll be flipping back and forth between the game and Supernatural because why not have the best of both worlds?

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The complete list of the Season 10 episodes that will be aired are:

Episode 1 – “Black”

Episode 2 – “Reichenbach”

Episode 5 – “Fan Fiction”

Episode 7 – “Girls, Girls, Girls”

Episode 8 – “Hibbing 911”

Episode 11 – “There’s No Place Like Home”

Episode 12 – “About A Boy”

Episode 17 – “Inside Man”

Episode 18 – “Book of the Damned”

Episode 21 – “Dark Dynasty”

Episode 23 – “Brother’s Keeper”

A day with the Winchesters. I can’t think of a better way to spend a relaxing Sunday. And if you miss out on the commercials during the big game, which I know many people love to see, then I’ll be sure to catch you up on the best, worst and downright weird ones this week!

Until next time, enjoy your Sam & Dean marathon or enjoy Denver v. Carolina. Or both! Live it up!

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Who Doesn’t Love Fun Facts?

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It’s Wednesday so that means we have a new episode of Supernatural. But before “Into the Mystic” premieres tonight, I thought I’d give all of you SPN fans something to distract yourself for a little while. And what better way than some interesting tidbits about the man who gave us the Winchesters aka Eric Kripke?

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If you’re following Kripke on Twitter you may have seen some of these. And let me tell you, his Twitter account is a gold mine for Supernatural facts you may have never known along with some information about himself.

Like me, I’m sure it’s hard for you to pick just one episode of Supernatural as your favorite because we have over 200 episodes to choose from. But for Kripke “Changing Channels” is his all-time favorite. I must agree that’s definitely on my list since I’ve watched it enough times to basically quote the entire episode. Don’t you judge me!

Kripke Enterprises, the production company behind Supernatural, has a connection to his family back home in Ohio.

There’s no denying your love for Bobby. I mean, the man was a hell of a lot better at raising Sam and Dean than their own father and until the day he died, and even afterwards, he did whatever he could to help those boys. Well, would you believe that the character of Bobby Singer was created because a previous guest star was unable to reprise their role?

Remember in “Hollywood Babylon” when that network executive kept giving the most ridiculous notes and requests for the movie being filmed? Well, real life can sometimes work as inspiration…

And sometimes all you need to do is Google something to help with your writing. Kripke’s decision to use the search engine lead to a familiar Angel of the Lord joining the SPN Family.

Kripke also apparently wanted what you do not want Mogwai to turn into to make an appearance on Supernatural. As much as I love the movie and despite how many ridiculous monsters of the week we’ve had on the show, I just cannot picture Gremlins being a great concept for the boys to face. Something I wouldn’t have thought of though, Kripke!

Ever wonder how Kripke originally pitched Supernatural to the studio? Well now you can read exactly that right below this little sentence here…

We all know it’s a season finale when we hear “Carry on Wayward Son” start playing and we can send our thanks to a certain old jukebox for that.

The other day was Dean’s birthday, January 24, and that just so happens to be Kripke’s wife’s birthday. Coincidence? Well…no. It’s not. Dean’s birthday was a tribute to her.

And to finish up with these fun facts, here’s another Supernatural birthday link to Kripke’s family. This time it’s Sam’s birthday matching up to Kripke’s son’s birthday and it’s awesome because what are the chances?

Currently Kripke, along with John Higgins and Glenn Fabry, released “JACKED” #2 last month from Vertigo Comics. If you’re interested in the series, you can check out “JACKED” #1, released in November 2015, here.

Update: You can also check out “JACKED” #3, released today, here!

Until next time fellow SPN Family members, enjoy tonight’s episode and maybe I’ll see you on Twitter live-tweeting!