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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Source: Just Jared Jr., Photo #: 955988

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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Source: Just Jared Jr., Photo #: 955993

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.”

Fear the Walking Dead: Embrace the Madness…

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Victor Strand was not wrong when he said, “The only way to survive a mad world is to embrace the madness.” It’s either that or you go even crazier, which happens. Just remember even though I want to forget the Governor and Shane.

Beware, spoilers lie ahead…

Sunday’s season finale of Fear the Walking Dead left me wanting more. There was no major, on the edge of your seat cliffhanger or overly emotional deaths. It’s kind of hard since I haven’t really become attached to any of the characters yet. But I’m dying to see how life out on Strand’s yacht is going to pan out.

The biggest death, if you could call it big, was actually Liza. The dysfunctional group finally found out where they were keeping Nick and Griselda (I still blame Liza for all of that) and made their way there. And before you say how stupid of an idea that is, going to some guarded area where there was a guaranteed military presence, I will tell you why it wasn’t that stupid.

David (aka Mr. Crazypants) broke open a huge facility where there were PLENTY of walkers locked up inside banging on the doors. Hmm…remind you of anything?

They had that enormous herd follow them to go after whoever might stop them and therein lies the genius behind that plan. But we all know what they say about the line between genius and crazy…

Once there, they finally find Nick along with his new buddy Victor but not before we thought both would end up as meals for the walkers. They were stuck on the other side of locked doors, lights flashing on and off making the walkers coming their way even creepier and no way of escaping, that is until the group finds them. Liza thankfully gets the key card to work and they continue to run for their lives.

Quick summary on other points: David and Ofelia find out Griselda is dead and after being tortured by David, Andrew makes another appearance wasting no time to aim a gun at David but instead shoots Ofelia (who survives, for now). Travis was not having that and went into full crazy Rick mode and punched Andrew in the face leaving him a wheezing, bloody mess.

They all jumped in the cars they had and drove to the coast where Victor had a house. A house anyone would want to spend their time in during a walker-filled world.

But they’re not staying there. Of course not. Because Victor thinks going on his yacht named Abigail is the best idea. Maybe it is except I have so many questions: What happens when they run out of gas? What do they do when they eventually run out of food? (And do not tell me fish!) Can walkers swim? (I doubt it but you never know!) I just would not feel comfortable staying out in the middle of the ocean.

All of these questions aside, during their soon to be short time spent at Victor’s house, Liza wanders onto the rocks near the beach followed by Madison. There we learn Liza was scratched/bitten and wants Madison to shoot her because she can’t and she doesn’t want Travis to do it.

Well too late for that because Travis then walks onto the rocks and makes you want to smack him because he keeps going on and on about the medication he still thinks will work. It’s not going to, Travis, so just stop.

We then hear a single gun shot ring out, Chris and Alicia running down to the rocks, Chris crying over his dead mother, Alicia watching on and Travis clearly freaking out while he kneels in the sand and ocean with Madison soon joining to comfort him.

There was also a moment with Nick and Madison where Nick basically says now everyone in the world is like him, not knowing where they’re going. He finally felt like the world was catching up with him, which is really sad and another reason why I think his character has so much potential. Please, writers, don’t let his character drift to the background!

Overall, I thought the season finale was pretty awesome and left you with so many questions that it’s easy to be excited to see what’s going to happen next season.

I’m not saying the show was perfect and it didn’t have me hooked as quickly as The Walking Dead did but if a show leaves me wondering then you can bet I’ll keep watching.

Until next time, give me all of your thoughts, complaints, predictions and hopes because it’s a long ten or so months before we get season two so let’s fill in that gap!

P.S. Less than a week until Rick and the gang returns next Sunday!

Supernatural Season 9 Finale (Beware of Spoilers!)

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So what better way to start my new blog than with an after-Supernatural-season-finale post?

If you’re like most of us fans in the SPN Family then you know how much emotional torture each season finale brings to our Winchester-loving hearts. If not just scroll through Twitter or Tumblr and, trust me, you’ll see the aftermath. Without a doubt, it’s never particularly pretty.

There is usually incoherent rambling (which usually makes sense, at least if you can relate and therefore decipher what they’re trying to say) and there are endless posts/tweets about things others might have missed or theories about what’s to come next season. Basically it’s a jumble of pure insanity and an explosion of emotions, in the best way possible, because us Supernatural fans are dedicated and I absolutely love it!

The Season 9 finale, “Do You Believe in Miracles,” was amazing! The writers, cast and crew really outdid themselves and definitely gave us a season finale to remember.

Let’s just jump straight to the biggest part of the finale…Dean. Scary Mark of Cain Dean, to which I applaud Jensen Ackles for bringing out a side of Dean that truly creeped me out and had me petrified about what that Mark was going to do to him. (Jensen, you get all of the awards for that endless talent you grace us with each week) Sorry, fangirl rambling!

Anyway, as soon as Dean started showing that disturbing desire and need for the First Blade earlier this season, possible scenarios immediately began playing out in my mind. (Plus, my inner writer couldn’t help but brainstorm) I warned you in the title but I’ll warn you again…spoilers ahead!

I called it when I said that Dean would end up becoming a demon. That didn’t stop me from audibly gasping, continuing to bawl my eyes out (since I was already crying due to the infuriating Metatron stabbing Dean multiple times and heart-wrenching brotherly moments) and having my heart burst into a billion little pieces.

Can we all agree seeing Dean lying there motionless on the bed and then suddenly opening his eyes to reveal purely black demon eyes was one of the biggest shocks we’ve been dealt these past nine seasons? Even if you expected it, it was still insane to see play out before you.

After slowly slipping out of shock, (I’m still in shock, who am I trying to kid?), one of my first thoughts was Season 3’s “Dream a Little Dream of Me.” That haunting quote said by Evil!Dean… “You can’t escape me, Dean. You’re gonna die. And this. This is what you’re going to become!”

Just seeing Dean in that single scene with demon eyes was something we never thought would really happen. Sure, Sam and Dean have dealt with possession (remember when Sam was possessed by Meg? Or as Dean put it, “Dude, you…you like full on had a girl inside you for like a whole week.”) But we never thought Dean turning into a full-on demon could actually come true.

So now we have Demon!Dean. It’s happened and unfortunately we have to wait all the way until the fall to see how they’re going to handle all of this. And, not to toy with your emotions, we didn’t even get to see Sam’s reaction to Demon!Dean. Sam still believes his brother is dead and was summoning Crowley to undoubtedly come up with some sort of deal.

Speaking of, praise the Supernatural gods that the brothers finally had their moment (of course, while Dean was half dead). Either way, I know the codependent relationship Sam and Dean have gets them in trouble sometimes, I’m just happy Sam came to the realization that he will ALWAYS have Dean’s back and do whatever he can to protect/save him like Dean will ALWAYS do for him. (Who knows how that will go now that Dean’s dark side…oh man, I keep stomping on the pieces of my own heart!)

In the end, 1.) I knew Demon!Dean was upon us, 2.) Thank you Supernatural writers for giving us a much-needed yet sad brotherly moment, 3.) I stupidly neglected Castiel in this post but fear not, I do adore our angel and was so proud when he used Metatron’s angel radio against him. I also cried some more at Castiel’s reaction to hearing that Dean was dead, and 4.) I love Crowley, despite him being a demon, but I am royally pissed he thought it was perfectly fine to leave out the major part about what the Mark of Cain/First Blade might end up doing to Dean AKA turning him into a demon! Not cool, Crowley, not cool at all. You’re going to have a pissed off Moose to deal with!

If you actually took the time to read this entire rambling post then don’t hesitate to leave me a comment and your thoughts! I’ll be sure to make a post responding to your reactions!

Until next time, my fellow entertainment junkies! 🙂

P.S. Expect more Supernatural-related posts since I’m sure I’ll come across something I forgot or just other parts of the finale I want to ramble more about.