When someone asks you if you’d like to go to a press event for Supernatural at SDCC, you say YES (I swear, that Ghostbusters quote is so versatile) and so it was that I found myself in one of the Sapphire rooms at the Hilton with sweaty palms and a twitterpated heart to be as professional (HAH) and reporter-y (I actually didn’t suck) as possible.
I was seated at a table with 7 or 8 other journalists so we’d all have a go at the talent (wow, that sounded odd) as they sat down with us to chat. They chatted, I recorded, and even managed not to say things like OMG I CRIED AT THE END OF SEASON 10!
Here’s what I learned in small, tasty morsels.
Aside from being able to tell you his roguish good looks are both roguish and good, I don’t have much to tell you about Mark. Why? Because, much as other people at the table tried to get him to spill secrets about next season, he wasn’t tellin’. Which was good because he had a great reason for it, but not so good because I wanted to know what sort of shenanigans Demon Dean and Crowley were gonna get up to.
Best quote: “Plot is very intensive and plot is very important. It’s a show where I think guarding your secrets is more fun than giving the secrets. There’s no reason for me to tell you anything about what’s happening in season 10.”
Season 10 is all about The Search For Castiel’s Grace or Repleting Cas’s Grace as far as Misha would say. He’s very impaired and getting weaker and weaker. He’s not turning human, he’s in much worse shape than that. He also teased that Cas will have to deal with getting Dean back to being Dean while he himself is basically dying which should be interesting.
Best Quote: “He’s mentally sound but a little grumpy.”
Jeremy’s the guy who has all the answers and everyone wanted the answers. The biggest questions seemed to be regarding Sam and Dean’s relationship and where it’s at with the events of last season. SPOILER: The boys may be in a good place brother bond wise for the first time in a long time. I KNOW, RIGHT? I’m stupid excited for that. I like bonded Winchester Brothers out fighting the bad guys. Granted, Sam has to get Dean back from being a demon but, hey, every family has their little issues. Still, he played his cards very close to the vest about actual events.
Best Quote: In regard to the video footage shown at SDCC of the boys beating the tar out of one another — “I’d very much like that teaser to be the, sort of, the tease.”
Let me just say, what a sweetheart. Seriously, so nice. Now, that said, scoop. Actual scoop. Y’know how tortured and full of feelings Dean was last season and how hard he was on himself? Well, Demon Dean has zero f*cks to give and he’s going full Cyndi Lauper (or whatever the boy equivalent is) out in the world. We’re going to see a whoooooole new Dean who has all the impulses Dean has but none of the self censoring. I admit, I’m stoked to see it but there’s definitely a down side and things could get ugly.
Best Quote: This one physically hurt me — “He’s a Dean without any care in the world and so much so that it’s scary. How little he cares about any and everybody. Even himself. Even the car.”
Jared showed up with yet ANOTHER COOL HAT and got right down to business to talk about how Sam is different this season. The main difference is that Sam gets to be Sam. Not Souless Sam or Angel Sam, but Sam. Even so, he says Sam’s not going to be a nice guy. He wants his brother back and he’s more than willing to take the steps to get him back. Interesting.
Best Quote: Well, how about I leave you with a little video. I mean, I took it, I should share it, right?
Photo courtesy of WB.