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That’s What They Said

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I referenced Monster’s Ball right in the script. We were asking ourselves, “Where’s the lowest place Sam can go in a state of despair?” That’s why calling it a love scene strikes me as hilarious. It’s kind of like self-mutilating and calling it getting dressed for the prom.

— Sera Gamble on Sam and Ruby’s sex scene


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the word of god

“So what’s it all add up to? It’s hard to say. But me, I’d say this was a test… for Sam and Dean. And I think they did all right. Up against, Good, Evil, angels, devils, Destiny, and God himself, they made their own choice. They chose family. And, well… isn’t that kinda the whole point? No doubt – endings are hard. But then again… nothing ever really ends, does it?” — Chuck Shurley


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“that thing that comes up”

“I think something we’re really reaching for, is each of our major characters — not just the boys [Jared Padalecki’s Sam and Jensen Ackles’ Dean], but Castiel and Crowley [Mark Sheppard] — are either dealing with an experience or have recently come through an experience, a la Crowley almost becoming human, which has really affected them in ways they maybe didn’t expect. And that’s not shoveled under the carpet — it’s a part of them now. Castiel as he’s becoming human, and the boys, Sam and Dean, are each going to have that thing that comes up. So we’re always trying to turn over a new dimension and new sides to our characters. I think we’re all really excited about taking a really strong character approach.” — Jeremy Carver [X]


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Carver on S9

Carver also promised that “Supernatural” Season 9 will feature “smaller arcs” as opposed to the usual mix of standalone episodes and one ongoing mythology thread. “We’re really including some of our supporting characters in big ways this year,” he said. “We’re doing a lot more B and C stories than you’ve ever seen from the show before, and we’re really maximizing the new position that some of our favorite characters are finding themselves in.”[X]


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they chose family

“So what’s it all add up to? It’s hard to say. But me, I’d say this was a test… for Sam and Dean. And I think they did all right. Up against, Good, Evil, angels, devils, Destiny, and God himself, they made their own choice. They chose family. And, well… isn’t that kinda the whole point? No doubt – endings are hard. But then again… nothing ever really ends, does it?”


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Jensen on playing Dean

“One of the many great things about working on the same show and playing the same character as long as I have is that the writers really get to know not just the character, they get to know the actor, they get to know … where I want to go because I talk about the character with Jeremy. I talk about the character with Bob. We play the ‘wouldn’t it be cool game’ all the time. So, I think they know like they don’t want to send Dean down a road that they know I’m not gonna like, that probably wouldn’t benefit the character. They’re protective of him, but I’m highly protective of him.” — Jensen Ackles