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SPN 10.23: “Brother’s Keeper” Pic Review

1Wthis-is-madness

You made Mexican food for Death? Why do you never make it for me? Is Death your new BFF, Dean? First Cas, then Benny, now Death?! WTF, Dean? (more…)

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Dean Winchester: Protector or Abuser

Dean saves baby Sammy
Dean saves baby Sammy

Now, Dean, go!

In response to all the posts I’ve seen the past few days that boil down to  “Dean Winchester is an abusive asshole whose sole motivation is controlling his brother” I say, “Go watch the pilot.”

At the age of four a helpless infant was put in his arms and he was told to run – save Sammy. He did. His big, strong hero of a dad failed to save their mother, but he saved his brother. Rather than take back that responsibility, John Winchester left it on Dean’s tiny shoulders. It was drummed into Dean day after day, year after year – take care of your brother, look out for Sammy – until it became his prime directive, his raison d’etre – call it what you will. When Dean says it’s what he is, it isn’t just some defensive excuse. He’s been programed to save Sammy. Considering the age it started, his brain may be hardwired that way. When added to the love he feels for Sam, how can he be expected to act differently? (more…)


Screen Crush extended S9 trailer.

Season 9 extended trailer here.


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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]