Susan Booth Staff Writer
The Supernatural panel held at Comic-Con this weekend had our beloved show runner Jeremy Carver, executive producer Robert Singer, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard and special guest Felicia Day! The fans got one hell of a look at the gag reel from season 8, not to mention a pretty AWESOME sneak peek into season 9!
Here’s what the fans got to see, but I warn you, there are SPOILERS! If you want to know, read on, if not, then I suggest you turn away.
Dean walks into the Headquarters of The Men Of Letters as Kevin shoots an arrow at him and misses completely. Kevin says “Dean, you’re alive!” Dean retorts with ‘Yeah, that’s because you’re a crappy shot, Katniss.” Kevin confesses that’s he’s been living in fear that the world has ended and that he’s constipated, which Dean tells him is an overshare. Dean chides Kevin and tells him, “The next time the world is ending, grab a gun.” Then Sam walks in with Crowley, who is bound, chained and covered. The boys drag Crowley downstairs to the dungeon, while Crowley is quite taken with the Men Of Letters HQ, and it’s at that moment that Dean punches him in the face, explaining that he “never gets tired of doing that.”
The boys are looking for the name of every single demon on earth and who they are possessing and Crowley thinks the boys are going to try and torment the information out of him, or as Crowley put it so nicely “Put the S-A-M into S & M.” But instead, the boys choose to leave him alone. Sam says to Crowley “we figure being in a room by yourself with no one to talk to is pretty much your own personal hell.” They shut the doors and it becomes clear that Crowley isn’t happy about being alone in the room.
Carver had this to say about the angels falling: “We’ve got lots of angels out there with lots of different agendas. They are lost, scared, and vengeful. I think the storyline is lending itself lots of exciting and wonderful character moments for all of our characters to be dealing with. A world of falling angels is a dirty, bloody, scary and in some ways, a very human world. We’re very excited to explore that.” The question that must be asked: will we ever see the Winchester boys helping these angels? Carver was a bit coy, but said “I think we can pretty much bet that the path of the fallen angels intersects with the Winchesters in some very big way this season.” I TOTALLY called that!
Carver on the boys relationship: “This has left them stronger than ever but also created a tremendous amount of fallout for them, particularly this season, because the brothers are walking into a world where the normal constructs of heaven and hell aren’t the same anymore.” Jared Padalecki added “We did choose each other and to continue fighting together. We’ll keep fighting the fight together, and you’ll be seeing Sam & Dean - in this free for all world - we’re really going to need each other more than ever.”
As for Castiel’s big change this year, that of becoming a human, Misha Collins said that “It’s a remarkable shift for Castiel.” It will be difficult because all those useful tools that Castiel uses to help the boys out are no longer available. “Now he can pop in and do laundry” Collins says. “So, there’s a shift in the dynamic here, I think for Castiel’s arc as a character this season, it’s going to be an extremely rich terrain to explore, and great for comedy too.” Misha Collins did tease about a scene where Castiel must come to terms with the “filth” that is being human. “There’s a really really great bathroom scene.”
Robert Singer talked about how there are rooms in the Men Of Letters headquarters that haven’t been explored yet and added that this season Sam would be exploring the academic possibilities that come from being at the M.O.L HQ and Dean will continue to see it as home.
The return of Charlie: Felicia Day said “We have big plans for her this year.”
Jensen talked about Dean’s unbreakable spirit, saying “Dean has been through a lot, and I think it keeps him motivated pushing on his sense of duty to fight the good fight. It’s his duty to his brother, and his family. It’s what he signed on to do.”
Will Cas Drive the Impala? Jensen says “Nope”. Robert Singer talked about how Jensen has become somewhat territorial about the car. We may or may not see who will win that debate in the end!
Misha Collins will direct his very first episode of Supernatural, and it will be the 17th episode in season 9!
Looks like Supernatural season 9 is shaping up to be one amazing ride. Supernatural returns to our screens on Tuesday October 15.