How in the World Could Supernatural End Well?

Happy Supernatural Day, SPN Family! All week I’ll be talking about the show, extending Supernatural Day into an entire week of saving people, hunting things, and the family business.

If you aren’t caught up on the show, be warned that there will be spoilers in this post, so read on at your own risk! 

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If you checked out the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly–the one that has Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and the Impala on the cover–you might have seen the big news they shared about the 300th episode of the show. Namely, that they think 300 episodes, should the show make it that far, would be a great place for Supernatural to end.

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Okay, I know talking about the end of Supernatural does kinda suck, but at the same time I really like that they’re looking at an end game to the show. For such a long-running show, I’m sure there is a great temptation (at least on the part of the network) to let Supernatural run its course until the viewership has utterly abandoned it. So I’m glad that Jared and Jensen, at the very least, are looking at a way to end the show well. If you’ll recall back at Denver Comic Con this year, Jeffrey Dean Morgan even mentioned in his panel how he’d love to return for the final episode of Supernatural (especially if Jensen directed). If the 200th episode is any indication, Supernatural knows how to celebrate big milestones well.

But how could they end the show on a note that fans could be okay with? After all, I’d hate to see Supernatural go out in a manner similar to How I Met Your Mother, with most of the fandom frustrated with–and straight up rejecting–the ending. Even worse, the season five finale–the original series ending that the show’s creator, Eric Kripke imagined–was kind of a solid series ending. So what could the show do to end the show well since episode 300 will take us into season 14, several season past the originally planned 5?

Leave the Boys in a Believable Situation

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Except, you know, for the times you literally kill Death.

I’ll be honest, I’d love to see the show end with Sam as a Man of Letters (maybe, anyway, I’ve got my doubts about that whole group lately), Dean happy and with a family (I’ll just say it, I liked him with his little family with Lisa), and Castiel either safe in heaven or hanging out in the bunker with Sam and Dean. But honestly, I’m not sure if that’s the most believable choice. After all, Sam and Dean always talk about things will end bloody for them, and every attempt they’ve made at a normal life has failed. So while I DON’T want one of them to die and the other to live, it might make more sense for the show to end with both of their deaths, and with them up in heaven–then they could hopefully hang out with Cas, Charlie, Kevin, John, and (potentially) Mary there. I feel like that is the closest to a happy ending that they could get. However, one of the things I loved about the ending to season 5 was that there were so many open-ended stories. Would Sam ever reunite with Dean? Would Dean hunt again? What would Castiel do now that the apocalypse had been averted? What was the deal with Chuck disappearing after he wrote “the end”? There were so many ways for us to speculate on what came next for everyone. While an open-ended finale like that could be cool, I do wonder if, after 300 episodes, we should get some sort of finality with the boys. I’m not sure, but for as much as I want the boys to live happy, “apple pie” lives, I think I’d feel a bit cheated if the show ended with them magically finding a way to live that life. I want as happy of an ending as we can get, but I want to believe it. After all, if we’ve all put in 300 episodes, I’d hope we could find a solid place for the show to land.

Don’t Force Any Romances On Them

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I’ll be honest, my favorite part of the Amelia relationship was Sam getting to finally have a puppy.

I’m okay with the boys having romantic relationships, but I want them to make sense. I don’t want to see them paired up with someone simply to give the finale of the show gravitas or to introduce a woman into the story to inspire the Winchesters to action or create conflict. They’ve had some really great relationships introduced on the show, with Lisa (I know a lot of the fandom hates her, but I don’t know why), Jo, Jess, Madison, and Cassie. However, most of those women ultimately died or their relationship crashed and burned. The women the Winchesters date are often times plot devices rather than actual people. So if they want to end the story with the boys in a relationship, great, but for it to be a solid ending, it needs to make sense, be a healthy relationship, and portray the boys’ partners as actual people.

Answer Some Lingering Questions Definitively

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Where are you, Adam?!?

Like I said before, I’m cool with leaving some loose ends. It lets us as the audience speculate and draw our own conclusions about what really happens once the cameras stop rolling. That’s awesome, and I’m for that. But for some of those lingering, nagging questions, like what actually happened to Adam and where is John Winchester, I’d like to finally get a straight answer. I’m probably alone on this, but I’d really like to know if Meg is in purgatory or if she was “redeemed” enough to go to heaven. I’d like to think she’s in heaven, but I always liked that crazy demon. I also am pretty sure Meg would hate heaven, but that’s another issue entirely…

Give a Final Nod to the Metasodes

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The fact that Supernatural can pull off having Supernatural on Supernatural in several different mediums from books to the show itself to a musical is a crazy feat. This show is incredibly self-aware, and the metasodes and meta-jokes are some of my favorite things that they do on this show. While I don’t think making the 300th a metasode like the “Fan Fiction” is the right call, I’d like to see the show give that part of the story one final send off.

Leave the Show Where it Began: Family

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I still ship Ellen and Bobby, I’ll admit it…

Family is the anchor to this show. It’s what keeps us tuning in, even when the stories get a little too crazy (like being able to incapacitate the oldest, strongest monster of all with cleaning supplies, for instance). Regardless of what happens when the Supernatural story finally ends, as long as it keeps the story rooted in the importance of family, it will do the show justice. It’s what made the end of season 5 so good. It left us with that wistfulness of Sam coming back from hell, but not wanting to take Dean away from his “normal” life, and Dean trying to make life work with Lisa and Ben because he promised Sam he’d try. The show’s “family don’t end with blood” through line is what gives it heart, and it’s what makes the show more than a campy monster hunting show. While I do hope the 300th episode gives us more straight answers on where Sam, Dean, Cas, and Crowley all end up, as long as they remember that this is a story about the family business, the ending will feel right.

What would you need to see in a final episode for it to feel “right”? What do you hope they avoid? Tell me your thoughts in the comments! 

Welcome to Supernatural Week and the Season 12 Teaser

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On September 13, 2005, Supernatural first hit televisions. It’s been over a decade since the pilot episode aired, and to celebrate the show’s unusually long life the 13th has been officially deemed “Supernatural Day”. Well, the thing is, I didn’t feel like allowing one day for Supernatural appreciation was right. So here at Distracted Blogger, we’re going to be celebrating Supernatural Week.  I’ll be talking about the new season, the bomb Jared and Jensen dropped in the EW article (I won’t spoil that in this post), Always Keep Fighting, and more. I have been re-watching the entire season this hellatus, so I can’t wait to talk about All the Supernatural Things with you this week!

So let’s start this week off right with a first look at what’s in store for us in season 12. Take a peek. Season 11 spoilers ahead, obviously:

You guys, I have really mixed feelings about the UK branch of the Men of Letters. Sure, Sam and Dean have created (accidentally or not) quite a lot of problems for people on earth, but I feel like capturing Sam and torturing him is kind of an extreme reaction. It also feels like far too brutish a reaction for a group of people known for being chronically stuck between the pages of the book while they save the elbow grease for hunters. I really loved the idea of Sam becoming a full-time Man of Letters, but seeing some of the people that would be his UK colleagues has got me wondering if that’s a good idea.

Also: MARY WINCHESTER, YOU GUYS! I am so incredibly excited to see Mary back in action, and back in pants. I’m a bit worried about Sam and Dean spending actual, real time with their mom since she’s become this ethereal, perfect creature in their minds. Seeing a real woman with real flaws could be really hard for the boys, and put a rift in their relationship that doesn’t need to be there. We don’t know if Mary’s return is something that will stick, so I’d hate for her to be sent back through the veil (or worse, for her to be killed again) and the boys have this John-style relationship with her. Of course, things won’t just be hard for the boys. We know that Mary never wanted her children to be hunters, so it will have to be heartbreaking and infuriating for Mary to see her boys living the exact kind of life that she never, ever wanted for them. If the boys let slip too much about their childhood, you know Mary is going to be absolutely furious with John.

What do you think of the teaser? What are you most excited about in season 12? What do you hope to see this season? Let’s talk about it in the comments!

Supernatural Hellatus Re-Watch: Am I Becoming a Sam Girl?

It’s been a while since I’ve re-watched the entire series of Supernatural (I think I’ve actually only done it twice, which is shocking to me since I’ve watched the entirety of shows like Arrested Development, The IT Crowd, and Bob’s Burgers like…seven thousand times). Since we’re on the summer hellatus, I figured this would be the perfect time to start over from the very beginning.

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I just have to say that I love, love, love the first season. It’s full of urban legends, MOTW episodes, and it’s way before the boys had to worry about stuff like the apocalypse, The Cage, crossroad demon deals, The Darkness, and all the craziness. It was a simpler time, wasn’t it? In fact, in the episode “Phantom Traveler,” Dean says that dealing with demons is way out of their league. Of course that’s hilarious since these days exorcising demons is so second nature that they’ve literally made a voice note on their phones to exorcise demons for them.

But apart from being reminded of how green the boys were when it comes to hunting really nasty monsters back in the early days, I’m starting to see something else: I might be morphing into a Sam girl. I’ve never had any animosity towards Sam, but out of the two Winchester boys, I’ve always related to Dean more than Sam. Dean’s super protective of his little brother like I am…of course, with both Winchesters any point that you “relate” to them is super amplified on the Winchester’s side of things. For instance, I’d say I’m protective and worry too much about my little brother, and Dean would say, “Yes, I too am protective and worry too much about my brother which is why I SOLD MY SOUL TO A CROSSROADS DEMON AND ROTTED IN HELL FOR 30 HELL-YEARS TO BRING HIM BACK FROM THE DEAD.”

…I just…I just like…worry a lot about my brother making good choices and not dying in car crashes, but yeah, Dean, I totally get you. Hashtag Older Sibling Problems, amirite?

But I love how much of a mother hen-type Dean is. He looks out for Sam–often to his own detriment, but whatevs–he looks out for Cas, and don’t even get me started on his relationship with Charlie and Kevin…

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But as I’ve gone through the first five episodes of the series again, I’ve really tried to watch the show with fresh eyes. Sure I know what’s going to happen, but it’s been forever since I’ve seen those early seasons of the show, so it’s a lot easier than I expected for me to leave my Supernatural baggage at the door and try to watch the show with a clean slate. As I’ve done this, I noticed that I’m starting to get some major Sam feels…and like, zero Dean feels. There’s really not much to Dean in those first few episodes, is there? Now don’t jump down my throat, I know the character develops, but I had forgotten how much time they spend developing Sam as a character. Really the most we get of Dean in those episodes is, well, this:

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Meanwhile, we see Sam build a life with someone he wholly relies on and loves…

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…he loses her (spoiler alert I guess, but it’s been literally over a decade so it’s your own fault)…

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…blames himself because he had dreams of Jess’ death days before she died (also giving us a first look into his psychic abilities)…

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…and then completely uproots his entire life to avenge the death of his true love (and his mom, but mainly Jess).

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Sometimes it’s easy for me to forget where Sam has been on “the road so far”. For me, the stuff that have always stuck in my mind about Sam’s journey were things like his demon blood addiction, his Dean and John-less heaven, starting the apocalypse, not looking for Dean while he was in Purgatory, losing his soul, and the lack of bro-ments after Sam realized Dean let Gadreel use Sam as a vessel. Typical things for a Dean girl to cling to, but as I’m re-watching the early episodes, the giant train wreck of Sam’s life prior to learning about being “chosen” by Azazel, his horrible childhood, his terrible relationship with his father, essentially being kicked out when he went to college, then losing the only person in his life that anchored him to a safe life…Sam’s just got a shaky foundation all around. Really the only constant in his life is Dean, and Dean doesn’t always live up to that role.

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Don’t get me started on where the Samulet has been since Dean trashed it (I won’t say since it’s an actual spoiler from this season)…

Sam has been through quite a lot, and he hasn’t always made the best choices, but getting to go through his journey again is showing me so much to Sam I’ve never noticed before. I’m also seeing HUGE ways that Sam is basically a shaggy-haired version of John Winchester. I know they say Sam is like John in the series, but I hadn’t picked up on the similarities my first watch through (which makes sense since all we really get of John for most of the first season is coordinates and sketchy voicemails). Sam starts the series with that monomaniacal drive to get Jess’ killer that John had, and we see him continue that singular focus throughout the series (though I’d argue that Sam loses John’s less desirable qualities as the series continues). Obviously, I’m only five episodes into my re-watch, but I can’t wait to see what else I see for the first time.

Have you re-watched Supernatural recently? What new things are you learning? Are you a Sam girl or a Dean girl, and why? Let’s talk about it in the comments! 

Supernatural Pi Day Marathon

It’s Pi Day (March 14…3.14…get it? Math humor, it’s a thing, y’all). So in honor of this special day, I’ve made a list of Supernatural episodes to watch in celebration of this mathtastic and deserterific day. After, all, we know how Dean feels about pie.

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Episode 1.11: “Scarecrow”

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This is an early episode of Supernatural, so it’s firmly planted in their urban legend phase. The episode centers around the boys investigating several disappearances in the same spot on a highway. Turns out a creepy town in Indiana has been kidnapping travelers and sacrificing them in exchange for a bountiful apple harvest–which they put in their world-famous apple pies. Ultimately, they take Dean as a sacrifice, and we see him do something he never does–profane the name of pie.

Episode 4.02: “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Dean Winchester”

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This episode comes right on the tail of Dean meeting Cas for the first time. Sam gives Dean loads of homework to do in order to research the existence of angels, and Dean demands pie. Unfortunately, while Sam is out retrieving the pie, Sam meets Ruby who freaks him out about the possibility of angels existing, and Sam forgets to bring Dean pie. Oh yeah, and Sam, Dean, and Bobby get trapped in a house with with Witnesses who simultaneously herald the apocalypse and try to kill the three of them. Nbd.

Episode 5.16: “Dark Side of the Moon”

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Your pie too sweet? Maybe add a bit of SALT FROM YOUR TEARS when you watch this episode. After getting shot by two hunters who are nervous about what power Sam holds, Sam and Dean find themselves in heaven. The entire episode is an emotional wreck as we see the memories Dean valued versus the memories Sam valued (hint: Sam’s most treasured memories were spent away from Dean and John). One of Dean’s memories includes mom offering him some pie. If the realization that Dean’s obsession with pie likely comes from missing his mom isn’t enough to break your heart, this episode is also where Dean drops the Samulet in the trash after Joshua tells them it won’t help them locate God.

Episode 7.3 “The Girl Next Door”

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This is the episode where Sam learns a very important lesson–cake isn’t pie. Sam also learns an important lesson about being honest with Dean about his childhood crushes that are also monsters. When Dean realizes that Sam has known a kitsune with blood on her hands for years–and let her live–Dean ultimately tracks the girl, called Amy Pond (and played by Jewel Staite!!!), and kills her.

Episode 8.22: “Clip Show”

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This episode actually doesn’t have Dean directly interacting with pie. Instead, it’s Cas attempting to buy Dean pie. Cas has been acting sketchy, running around, losing the angel tablet, and getting injured. Dean’s super angry, and Cas tries to make amends by going on a supply run. Unfortunately, the store is out of pie, and Cas simply can’t accept it. And Sam and Dean learn about curing a demon, Sam is feeling worse after starting The Trials…blah, blah, blah. The real hero of this episode is the missing pie.

What are some of your favorite Supernatural episodes with pie in them? Let me know in the comments, and tell me about your Pi Day celebrations!

Supernatural Returns Tonight: Prepare Your Fangirl Hearts for The Cage, The Darkness, Sam and Luci, and Dean and Amara

Supernatural is back tonight, and it’s not a moment too soon. The mid-season finale was INSANE and left me INCREDIBLY concerned for Sam’s safety

…I suppose now’s a good time to warn those who aren’t caught up on Supernatural: SPOILER. ALERT. 

Alright, everyone here okay with talking Supernatural season 11 part 1 spoilers? Well then…

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We left both Sam and Dean in rather precarious positions at the winter finale. Dean was with Amara, and by with Amara I definitely mean with Amara…

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Seriously, first Sam and Ruby and now Dean and Amara? These boys suck at finding nice girls…

Okay, to be fair it’s not like Dean is head over heels in love with Amara, but the two of them definitely have a connection. While Amara is the one who does the big talk of “we’ll become one”,  Dean does a lot of posturing as though he plans to kill her, but he never actually does–and not for lack of opportunity. He’s had quite a few chances to kill Amara, but he’s never actually done it. In fact, in the moment that leads up to their kiss, Dean tries to stab Amara and doesn’t–they make out a little instead. Just as we’re trying to figure out if we want or should start shipping Dean and Amara (Damara? Deara?), and while we try to ignore the parallels to Sam getting with Ruby while Dean was in hell, Amara is attacked by a group of angels. She wipes them out fairly quickly, but then realizes that the angels have another plan of attack. Every single angel smites her at the same time, but before we know if the attack is successful or not (I’m gonna guess not since we still have an entire half of the season), Amara zaps Dean to safety. I guess you can’t say that The Darkness isn’t loyal.

Dean’s situation with The Darkness is certainly heavy, and her presence on earth has wreaked quite a lot of havoc. However, the big mid-season cliffhanger had to do with Sam. Ever since the boys unleashed The Darkness, Sam has felt a calling from someone–someone who Sam believes can truly help them defeat The Darkness. Of course, the visions Sam had weren’t always great. While he had a vision that he was speaking with a young version of his father (because Jeffrey Dean Morgan is busy being the Worst Person In the World over on The Walking Dead), he’s also had pretty vivid visions of his time in The Cage. While I was stoked to hear mention of The Cage again–especially because I thought it might mean we get a clear answer on what’s up with poor Adam–it didn’t take long for Sam to decide that 1) the visions were from God, and 2) the visions meant he needed to return to The Cage. Of course Dean was NOT on board with this “visit The Cage” plan, but since he was busy snogging The Darkness, he wasn’t around to smack some sense into Sam. Instead, Sam finds Crowley and Rowena, and they work to bring Lucifer up for a bit of a chat to see if he’ll be willing to help them defeat The Darkness.

Can I just stop and say, if the King of Hell and his mom think your plan to visit the Devil in hell-prison is a good plan, FIND ANOTHER PLAN.

But I digress…

Of course, things don’t go as planned, and it turns out that not only are the visions from Lucifer, not God, but he manages to snag Sam and lock him back in The Cage (where Adam and/or Michael is noticeably absent, but whatevs). That’s how we were left. Merry Christmas, kids, Sammy’s back in The Cage. Happily, the wait is over and the show returns today. I don’t know about you, but I’m really hoping Sammy’s second tour of The Cage is about as short as the so-called “year of the Deanmon” which actually turned out to be approximately three episodes. However, I really fear that Sam will have to wait it out in The Cage a bit longer so Dean can do his worried brother thing and fight to get Sam out of hell. Here’s Jeremy Carver talking a bit about the second half of the season:

So what do I want out of the mid-season premiere?

First off, I want a clear answer on Amara’s fate. If she’s dead–which I highly doubt–then I want to know what is going to happen now. Does life just go back to normal? Are there any aftershocks from her death? Of course in the highly likely event that she isn’t dead, I want to know what she’s going to do now. I also really want to know how she can be killed. If the biggest angel smiting in the history of the world doesn’t get her, I highly doubt that anything like Dean’s demon blade or an angel blade will be able to get her.

I also want to understand more about Dean’s relationship to Amara. She’s been going on and on about how she is bound to Dean, but apart from her bearing the mark and Dean inadvertently freeing her (though, if we want to get technical, wasn’t it really Sam and Rowena who freed her since they were working on the spell?) I’m not sure how they’re connected. She’s clearly got plans for Dean, and I want to know what they are. I’m super nervous about what could be in store for him.

I also want to understand what is really in store for Sam. Okay, so Lucifer has him in The Cage, and he plans to use Sam as a vessel to get out of hell. So what does that mean for Sam? Not that hell is the best place to spend a weekend, but it’s gotta be more low key without Lucifer around to torture him, right? Ultimately we know Sam will manage to be rescued somehow, but I really want to understand what’s in store for him in the meantime.

Will we see Adam? Like I said, the cage was very noticeably lacking any signs of Adam, so it’s safe to say we won’t see him again. Still, I really hope they at least tell us what happened to him so we can finally get some closure on his story.

What’s the deal with the Reapers? Okay, we probably won’t hear about this in the mid-season premiere, but I just want to go on record that I haven’t forgotten about this and I want more info. I was super freaked out by the Reaper who told Sam that, since Death is dead, any time a Winchester dies they’ll not only be dead for good, but they’ll be “lost” forever. That isn’t true, right? The Winchesters won’t die and have their souls lost by the Reapers, right? Once The Darkness is taken care of, the natural order of things will be restored, right? RIGHT?!?

Happily, we won’t have to wait much longer for some of our answers since Supernatural comes back tonight. Take a peek of an extended trailer for the mid-season premiere:

What questions do you have about the second half of the season? What are your theories on Sam in The Cage, Adam, The Darkness, and Dean and Amara? Let me know in the comments, and be sure to tune in to Supernatural tonight–as well as the premiere of the amazing new show, Legends of Tomorrow–on the CW!

5 Things I Want In Season 11 of Supernatural

Supernatural is coming back into our lives TONIGHT, and I simply cannot wait. However, the last couple of seasons have presented us with a very unique set of challenges…

Before I continue, let me just say that there will be some spoilers ahead. So if you’re not fully caught up on Supernatural, read past the title card gif at your own risk.

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…it’s been a while since Sam and Dean’s relationship was the lovable bromance that we all know so well. After Sam nearly died from completing The Trials, and spent a good chunk of the season possessed by Gadreel PLUS Dean’s transformation after getting The Mark and, you know, dying, our boys haven’t been our boys in some time.

Judging from the new season’s trailer, it looks like this season is gonna be crazy, and after seeing the first look at tonight’s premiere, it seems like the season is gonna start off at a crazy pace IMMEDIATELY–which I’m all for. While I have some big questions that I hope get answered in the premiere–like what The Darkness is, for one–there are some other things I’d really love to see this season. Here are my top 5 in my Season 11 wishlist:

More Of Claire Novak, Sheriff Donna, and Sheriff Jody

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Really, I just want a spin-off about Sheriff Jody, Sheriff Donna, Claire Novak, Krissy Chambers, and Jody’s new, adopted daughter. However, until that dream becomes a relity, I hope we get to see more of these awesome women this season. Claire especially. Her relationship with Dean is one of my faves, and now that Charlie is dead, Dean has an opening for another little sister–not that anyone can replace Charlie, but his relationship with Claire does remind me a bit of his relationship with Charlie. Oh hey, since I’ve mentioned Charlie, might I also say:

Bring Back Our Faves!!!

I’m looking at you, Kevin Tran,  Charlie Bradbury, Gabriel, Bobby Singer, Jo Harvelle, Meg, Ash, and maybe even a check-in from good ol’ John Winchester. While I’d be happy to just see Kevin, Charlie, and Gabe again, I’d love it if we’d see more of our dearly departed faves. Especially now that Death is, awkwardly, dead, I feel like it’s more of a possibility than ever. Plus, we know Osric Chau is on board…


…so I feel like this should be greenlit like, yesterday. And hey, speaking of John Winchester…

Can We Get An Update on Where the Hell John Winchester Is?

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We know that, after the gate to hell was opened, John escaped, protected his boys, and then he sort of…vanished. We also know that he’s noticeably absent from heaven, and Dean didn’t run into him in Purgatory either. So where is John, exactly? Obviously, it’d be awesome to get Jeffrey Dean Morgan (though I do love Matt Cohen’s John Winchester) back on the show, but ever since he died in the Supernatural-verse and finished haunting Izzie on Grey’s Anatomy, his career has kind of taken off. So a big problem of bringing Old John back onto the show is Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s schedule. BUT even if they can’t get the actor back, I’d love to hear a word or two about John’s whereabouts. And maybe something about Adam’s fate too, while we’re at it.

More Ghostfacers!

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The last time we saw our favorite ghost hunters, their relationship was ruined in season 9 thanks to Ed’s invention of the monster Thinman–it was also the least subtle parallel to Sam and Dean’s relationship which was fracturing thanks to Dean’s lies to Sam about Gadreel. I love, love, LOVE the Ghostfacers, and it makes me so sad to think that we’ll not only never see Harry and Ed again, but that we’ll never actually know if the two make up. So I would LOVE to see an episode with those two again. They are hysterical alongside Sam and Dean, and I just really want the Ghostfacers to get back together again–even if it’s only to be buddies, not ghost hunters.

The Boy Are Friends Again

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I’m really over Sam and Dean not being friends anymore. After the giant rift between the two of them because of the whole Gadreel thing, then Dean slowly descending into what would become Demon!Dean (I still hate the name “Deanmon“), the even worst post-Demon!Dean Dean, and Dean blaming Sam for Charlie’s death, it’s been a LONG time since Sam and Dean were pranking each other in diners. I really miss that, and I hope we get more of their friendship this season. I’ve heard through the grapevine that this should happen, and I so hope it’s true.

First Look at the Supernatural Premiere!!!

Supernatural premieres next week, friends!!!

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It’s time to get excited–and probably a tad bit concerned–about what the HECK is going on now that the Darkness has been released. To help get you into the fall premiere spirit, take a peek at this first look into season 11. Enjoy!

Got any initial theories? Let me know what you think in the comments, and be sure to catch the Supernatural season 11 premiere on Wednesday, October 7, 9/8c on the CW! 

Everyday Cosplay: Everyday Team Free Will

I’ve seen a lot of outfits that are Castiel, Sam, or Dean-inspired, but since their looks are largely modern, it’s tough to not want to just copy-and-paste their outfits. So I decided to create some everday cosplay looks inspired by Team Free Will, with a bit of a different take on what you normally see for Cas, Sam, and Dean outfits. Take a peek!

Disclaimer: I am well aware that the messenger bag I’ve included with the Cas outfit is inspired by Daryl Dixon’s vest, and has nothing to do with Castiel or Supernatural. However, the rough-looking angel wings were just too perfect for Cas for me not to include here. I also included FBI badge wallets for the boys, because it’s always good to be prepared. 
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What do you think of these looks? How have you brought your fandom into your everyday wardrobe? Let me know in the comments! 

Nerdist Presents: The Hillywood Show’s Supernatural Parody

hillywood supernaturalToday in things you never knew you needed: a Hillywood Supernatural parody (presented by Nerdist Industries–because who else would help bring you something like this?). If you follow The Hillywood Show on Twitter, this isn’t the first you’ve heard of this masterpiece, as they’ve been buzzing about the parody for quite some time now.

Well, wait no longer, Supernatural Family. The parody is HERE! Check out the synopsis (scroll down for video):

With the Mark of Cain consuming Dean’s soul, it’s time for the Winchester brothers to Shake It Off  in the latest parody brought to you by The Hillywood Show® and executive produced by Nerdist Industries. The devil is in the details of this Supernatural/Taylor Swift mash up written, directed, edited by, and starring our favorite sister duo, Hilly & Hannah Hindi…oh, and practically the entire cast of Supernatural.  
 
Starring Osric Chau as “Sam”, Rob Benedict as “Cain” and special guest cameos that include Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Matt Cohen, Gil McKinney, Tahmoh Penikett, Richard Speight Jr, Lauren Tom, Travis Aaron Wade, Tim Omundson, Samantha Smith, Sebastian Roche, Mark Pellegrino, and Tyler Johnson. 
 
The Hillywood Show® is the brainchild of internet celebrities, comedy sister duo Hilly & Hannah Hindi. Each parody features song & dance parodies of blockbuster films such as The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter along with popular TV shows & celebrities such as Doctor Who, The  Walking Dead & Lady Gaga.  Be sure to check out these mega-talents as they shake, shake, shake on Nerdist.com!
Definitely head over to Nerdist to check out the fun, but I’ve got the video embedded for you below, because I love you.

Supernatural Clips: Trailer and Clip from the Tonight’s Episode “Halt & Catch Fire”

You guys, I have to be honest. I’m not caught up on Supernatural. This really bums me out, especially since last week’s episode brought back my favorite version of young Dean, the Dylan Everett version:

This kid does an amazing job portraying Dean Winchester. Can we start a petition or something to make the Supernatural spin-off focus on the young Winchesters with Dylan Everett playing young Dean? Like I said, I haven’t seen last week’s episode, and from the pictures I have seen, Everett isn’t back on the show because of flashbacks. So even though last week’s episode probably doesn’t show a lot of story from their younger days, Everett’s episode from last season was amazing and showed a ton of story potential (certainly a lot more potential than Bloodlines had). Check out this clip from Everett’s first episode of Supernatural:

If nothing else, can we at least make him the new, permanent actor for young Dean like Colin Ford was for Sam?

Anyway…

I’m getting off topic here. The great Dylan Everett debate aside, let’s focus on this week’s new episode, “Halt & Catch Fire”. This week’s episode looks a bit like a MOTW episode, which we haven’t had for a while this season.

From the looks of the trailer, tonight’s episode is gonna be pretty fun and lighthearted (for Supernatural, anyway), with more goofy Dean than we’ve seen in a while, and some actual happy bro-ments. It’s been like quite a while since we’ve had that this season, so I’m pretty excited for a bit of a lighter episode. Check out this picture from tonight’s episode:

I don’t know about you, but that looks like the beginning of a good, old fashioned salt-n-burn to me! Hopefully this week will feel a bit like the 200th episode felt, a quick, lighthearted breath of fresh air in an incredibly dark and heavy season (it just won’t be as musical and awesome as “Fan Fiction” was).

Will you be watching Supernatural tonight? What have you thought of this season so far? Do you love Dylan Everett as young Dean as much as I do? Let me know in the comments!