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!

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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!

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!

Is It Wednesday Yet?

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Since yesterday, January 24, was none other than Dean Winchester’s birthday, I thought we’d talk shop on Supernatural and two of my favorite brothers, the Winchesters.

If you aren’t caught up yet, the spoilers they are a coming so fair warning. Alright, I warned you…I know, sometimes spoilers are just so tempting so here we go.

As of right now Sam is finally out of Lucifer’s cage. Seeing him in there was heart-wrenching especially since this was the second time, at least physically for Sam. We can’t forget when Luci haunted the hell out of Sam in Season 7, which was basically like being stuck in a cage with that psycho for Sam.

I was just so happy to see protective older brother Dean when he found out where Sam was. The best seasons, at least in my opinion, have always been when the two brothers are fighting side by side despite whatever craziness was going on. Because when you get down to the core of it, Supernatural has been and always will be about Sam and Dean Winchester. Yes, there have been plenty of other important characters along the way. Bobby, Castiel, Charlie…just to name a few. But Sam and Dean are Supernatural. End of story.

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They’re family and as we’ve seen over the course of eleven seasons, these two brothers will always choose each other. At times it might not be right away, which has left me on my couch clenching my hands into fists in frustration and muttering things at my TV at fictional characters. But Sam and Dean are each other’s strengths and weaknesses and no one comes before the other.

Even Eric Kripke has spoken similarly about the brotherly bond.

“The thematic of the show has been ‘family can overcome anything’. Nothing is more important than the bonds of family. It’s even more important than the bonds of Heaven and Hell. We give them lots of obstacles, but I believe – at the end of the day – that Sam and Dean will always come together because in the world-view of the show and in my own personal world-view, there’s no stronger force than family,” Kripke said in an interview with TVOvermind all the way back in 2012.

But I seriously digress!

So now that Dean and Castiel ventured into Lucifer’s cage, got the crap beat out of them along with Sam and eventually pulled Sam out of there, we are now left with…Lucifer arrogantly prancing around inside of Castiel’s/long dead Jimmy’s body.

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And as much as I dread whatever horrible kick-in-the-stomach consequences are going to come from all of this, I’m honestly really excited to see Misha playing Lucifer! I know, I know, that sounds all kinds of crazy but that just comes with the territory of being a Supernatural fan since day one.

Even from the short scene we saw at the end of last week’s episode of Lucifer in Castiel’s body, my jaw dropped from how well Misha pulled off Mark Pellegrino’s Lucifer. He must have sat down and studied the hell out of Mark’s mannerisms and speech because it was incredibly spot on! Just re-watch that scene again below, trust me.

We also got a trip down memory lane courtesy of Lucifer. And, of course, I totally needed a refresher of Season 5’s “Swan Song.” Sure, yeah, as if it wasn’t bad enough how much that season finale tore my heart to pieces (and also had a chance of being the last episode of Supernatural ever) I really needed to see Sam reliving it all. Oh, Supernatural writers, you are all well-versed in emotional torture…but I love you for it.

Lucifer expressed his confusion about Castiel’s use of ‘assbutt,’ we learned that smiting sickness is a thing thanks to Dean puking his guts up and we got to see a special appearance by Colin Ford playing young Sam again in a new glimpse into Sam’s past. Oh, and as you saw in the clip above, we had to say goodbye to yet another character aka Rowena. I was actually enjoying loving to hate her so I’m sad to see Ruth Connell go. But you never truly know when it comes to characters’ deaths on Supernatural so maybe we’ll see her again. Like we get to see Bobby again this season. In flashbacks but still, Bobby!

I cannot wait to see what the upcoming episodes have in store! I mean, we not only have an episode dealing with wrestling but there’s also one coming that has the boys back in time on a World War II submarine. I’m also dying for them to eventually gank the Darkness, who seriously needs to take a hike because I’m tired of Amara’s trouble-making and creepy affect on Dean.

And, as always, I continue to be amazed by the talent Jensen, Jared and the rest of this cast, crew and writers bring each and every week.

Until next time fellow SPN Family members, let me in on your thoughts about this season and I now leave you with this stab to the heart tweet from Mark Pellegrino 🙂