This Friday May 6th, the hit action series Supernatural comes one episode closer to the rocking finale of Season 6. According to the CW, all hell is going to break loose (yet again) in S6.20 The Man Who Would Be King. In the episode directed by Ben Edlund, who also co-wrote it with Eric Kripke, Castiel (Misha Collins) tells Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Bobby (Jim Beaver) about the war in Heaven and how he and Raphael ( Demore Barnes) became enemies.
In the last few episodes of the action packed 6th season of Supernatural, viewers and fans of the long running series have seen the Angel Castiel becoming not so angelic as his battle with Raphael reaches the level of desperate measures. In The Man Who Would Be King, Bobby believes Castiel is hiding something, but Dean refuses to believe it. The Winchesters are also dealing with the returned threat of the Demon Crowley ( Mark A. Sheppard) whom it seems Castiel is in league with behind their backs.
The Man Who Would Be King airs on the CW Network this Friday at 9 PM EST right after the last episode of Smallville before it reaches its two-hour series finale next week.
Are Sam and Dean Winchester playing ‘statue’ or getting ready to race each other to the all you can eat Fish Fry!
Neither actually, but it’s fun to imagine what is happening in photos right! However Supernatural fans and viewers don’t have to imagine what’s going on in the sneak peek photos for Supernatural S6.16 episode, And Then There Were None – and it seems Supernatural is continuing on this season naming episodes after movies.
The CW Network has provided us with a nice synopsis to along with a gallery of interesting photos from this upcoming episode of the hit action series which stars Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester, Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, along with Misha Collins as the angel Castiel.
“And Then There Were None”
SAMUEL JOINS UP WITH SAM and DEAN — Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Bobby (Jim Beaver) set out in search of The Mother of All’s latest monster. While investigating, they run into Samuel (guest star Mitch Pileggi) and Gwen (guest star Jessica Heafey), who are also hunting the creature. Samuel and Bobby get into a heated fight about how to handle the case. Mike Rohl directed the episode written by Bret Matthews. The episode also guest stars Steven Williams as fellow hunter Rufus.
Follow the jump to see the episode photos. All photos are credited to Jack Rowland/The CW and used with permission. Supernatural S6.16 airs on the CW Network on Friday March 4th at 9 PM EST.
Continue reading Television: Advance Look at Supernatural Episode S6.16, And Then There Were None
Supernatural, which stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as the monster hunting- demon fighting brothers Sam and Dean Winchester, is doing very well on Friday nights much to the relief of fans and viewers. Especially those who had a bad feeling about moving the hit CW Network action series from its standard Thursday night timeslot. The series is doing so well in fact, that TV By The Numbers has it listed in their ‘probable for renewal’ column and says they feel that the CW Network would be nuts not to renew Supernatural for a seventh season.
It wasn’t just the switch to Friday nights that had both fans and viewers wondering how well the long running action series would do. The majority were wondering, with good reason, about where the writers and the new show runner Sera Gamble was going to go with storylines after dealing with something as big as the apocalyptic battle between heaven and hell that was culmination of 5 years of story arc for Sam and Dean. Gamble and the writers decided it was time to go back to the roots of season one and two of Supernatural when it was more about monsters. From there, they are building their storylines out and making them fresh by adding in new twists and turns. So far, as a long time viewer of Supernatural, I am liking the storylines over all and am enjoying the new twists they are adding in with the introduction of ‘Alphas’ and with the civil wars going on both in heaven and hell. I like the interactions between the brothers and the new tensions and intrigues going on with them.
However, the characters and the storylines aren’t the only things involved with Supernatural that are going in new directions based on familiar territory. Last Friday night at 9PM 2.844 million viewers tuned into watch S6.04 Weekend At Bobby’s and the Directorial debut of Supernatural actor Jensen Ackles.
Continue reading Television: Supernatural: A Look Back At S6.04 Weekend At Bobby’s & A Sneak Peek Look At S6.05 Live Free or Twi-Hard
Ladies and Gentlemen, Fans and Viewers alike, Supernatural Season 5 has now reached the top of the last hill. Now the season finale, Swan Song is poised to take the wildest plummet into excitement yet as Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) gets ready to take on Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino). Of course Sam has some pretty heavy hitters on his side including his brother Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), Castiel (Misha Collins) who may yet have one more spark of angel mojo left in him and veteran hunter Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver).
Supernatural S5.22, Swan Song airs this Thursday May 13th at 9 PM EST and according to series Creator Eric Kripke is the culmination of his 5 year story arc. An arc that began back in the pilot episode of season one when Sam reluctantly agreed to reunite with his older brother Dean for a few days to find their missing father, John Winchester (as played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan). A few days turned into a permanent reunion as Sam returned to his college apartment to find that his live in love Jessica (Adrienne Palicki) had been killed in the same manner as Sam and Dean’s mother Mary Winchester(as played by Samantha Smith) had been killed when they were children. Dean and Sam’s fate are set in motion again by these events that lead them on the road in their black ’67 Chevy Impala to ‘hunting things, saving people: the family business”.
Eric Kripke promises that this storyline, which has taken a lot of twists and turns filled with psychic children, angels and demons will be tied up and finished in S5.22 Swan Song and Supernatural will have a whole new story for the upcoming season six. So while we wait for Swan Song to air this Thursday, let’s take a look at some sneak peek artwork and vids provided by the good folks at The CW Network & Warner Bros Television.
Continue reading Television: Sneak Peek Vids & Artwork for Supernatural Season Five Finale S5.22 Swan Song
“Two Minutes to Midnight” – Bobby (Jim Beaver) sells his soul to help stop the Apocalypse and Dean (Jensen Ackles) goes head-to-head with Death.
That short blurb made it all sound so exciting as Supernatural season 5 came down to one of it’s two last episodes, S5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight. The airing of the episode left this viewer wondering what the heck happened to all the excitement you usually get when the storyline revolves around the coming of a possible apocalypse of Biblical proclamations. Lucifer is loose on the world, the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse are set up to be a major ‘big bad’ to over come and Supernatural season 5 started out full steam into that potential. Yet to this viewer what started out like a scary ride on a rocket, seems to be ending up like a tame ride on the merry-go-round.
Continue reading Television: Apocalypse Why? Commentary On Supernatural S5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight
First off, don’t miss Misha Collins live on twitter tonight at 9pm EST. He will be checking in with the fans Misha Collins-style while the show airs on the east coast. If you haven’t read any of Misha’s tweets, you definitely don’t want to miss out tonight.
Supernatural is coming down to the wire for the 5th season’s apocalyptic storyline, so I was wondering why S5.20, The Devil You Know was such a slow moving episode it was almost standing still. About the only analogy I can come up with is that it is like the part in the roller coaster ride where you make that slow, ratcheting climb to the top of first hill the ride is about to go whizzing down. I sure hope that S5.21 and S5.22 have that kind of excitement to them cause the last episode was sort of boring. But only sort of—this is Supernatural after all so it did take some interesting twists while it was ratcheting up that hill.
In Supernatural S5.20 Castiel (Misha Collins) hadn’t back from out of nowhere yet, but the dapper, smooth talking demon Crowley (Mark Sheppard) had. And he is back with self-absorbed plans to use the Winchester brother’s battle to defeat Lucifer for his own personal gain. With Crowley back for S5.20 and tonight’s episode 5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight and seeing how well he fits in and suits the storyline, it got me to thinking about something I’d like to share.
Continue reading Television: Sneak Peek At Supernatural S5.21 & Why This Viewer Thinks Crowley Works As A Character & Bela & Ruby Didn’t
I might be mistaken, but I think that the CW Network/Warner Bros might be just a tad bit excited about the airing of hit series Supernatural’s 100th episode tonight (4.15.10) at 9PM EST. Ok so they might be a lot excited about it and with good reason too!
Supernatural, which stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as Sam and Dean Winchester — two monster hunting, ghost vanquishing, demon fighting brothers who roam the back roads USA back roads with a trunk load of weapons in the black ’67 Chevy Impala — has, with the help of its loyal viewing audience and fans, continued to defeat the dreaded ratings monster for 5 straight seasons and 100 episodes.
Continue reading Television: CW Network Shares Stills From the 100th Episode of Supernatural
In a continuation of the party celebrating the milestone 100th episode of the hit CW Network series, Supernatural, the good folks at Warner Brothers have sent out a little party treat to some of us journalist types: an advanced look at the S5.18 Point of No Return.
As we saw back in last week’s episode, S5.17 99 Problems, a totally frustrated and mentally and emotionally exhausted Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) has begun to think the only way to stop Lucifer and save the planet is to say yes and become Michael’s vessel. Which in turn has his brother, Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) deeply worried and looking for a means to keep Dean from making that decision and all of this is widening the rift between the two of them. In my opinion the reason the rift between them is widening is because Dean doesn’t care about what’s going on anymore or about the consequences of saying yes to Michael and he is leaving Sam feeling like he has no back up in his own battle to stay strong against Lucifer.
In the pivotal 100th episode, S5.18 Point of No Return directed by Phil Sgriccia and written by Jeremy Carver, the Winchester brothers find out that unbeknownst to any of them, the angels have been coming up with a shocking and horrifying “Plan B” to bring about the final days of the apocalypse. Together with Castiel (Misha Collins) and Bobby (guest star Jim Beaver) Sam and Dean put aside the widening rift between them, as much as they can, and prepare to take on Zachariah (guest star Kurt Fuller) in a desperate attempt to prevent the beginning of the end on Earth. The episode also sees the return from the dead (in true Winchester fashion) of Dean and Sam’s half brother Adam Milligan (Jake Abel).
Without giving too many spoilers away, here’s what I have to say about the 100th episode of Supernatural.
Continue reading Television: Advance Review of Supernatural 100th Episode, S5.18 Point of No Return
The hit CW Network action series, Supernatural which stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as Sam and Dean Winchester and Misha Collins as the angel Castiel, turns 100 episodes old next Thursday April 15th at 9PM EST so I say let the party begin! And what better way to start a party than to show the party that the cast and crew had back in January shortly after they finished filming the milestone 100th episode titled Point of No Return.
Supernatural has come a long way from it’s season one days on the now defunct WB Network and its subsequent move to the CW Network. Back then fans and viewers were just beginning to take the monster hunting, demon fighting journey with the newly reunited brothers Winchester who were also searching for their missing father, John Winchester (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Along the way, we have watched Sam and Dean grow together and then apart from each other again as tragic events, deals with demons and both holy and unholy destines have unraveled the foundation of everything they thought they knew about themselves as hunters, sons and brothers.
Several things have been key to keeping Supernatural going strong for five years and 100 episodes and counting. The most important has been the strength and versatility of talent in the two lead actors, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. These two young actors are more than just pretty faces on a CW series, they are dedicated to their craft and they care about their characters and their work. Second has been the addition of such well rounded characters as Bobby Singer and the angel Castiel. Both Misha Collins and Jim Beaver have only added to the success of Supernatural. Third has been the writing, which kept Supernatural from being just another formulaic ‘monster of the week’ action series and has strived to create and maintain interesting characters, stories and has given viewers plenty of things to think about, talk about and write about.
Last but by no means least, as the cast and crew of Supernatural will tell you, the fans and the viewers who tune in every Thursday night to catch up with Sam and Dean Winchester are also a huge part of the success and longevity of the series.
So let’s party on and celebrate Supernatural’s milestone 100th episode with some sneak pick vids of S5.18 Point of No Return.
Continue reading Television: Sneak Peeks at Supernatural’s 100th Episode S5.18 Point of No Return
When dead folks in a small town start rising up from their graves and returning to their homes and begin living their old lives like they never left, the Winchester brothers are fairly sure its another sign of the apocalypse. However their fears about apocalyptic events take a backseat when they soon realize that their good friend and ally Bobby Singer (guest star Jim Beaver), who lives nearby, is personally affected by the ‘homecoming’ of the newly risen dead.
Yes, Bobby Singer is definitely affected by the events of this episode and in one pivotal moment at the end of the episode as they are watching his wife’s funeral pyre burning, he says to Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester: “She’s the love of my life, How many times do I have to kill her?”
Very poignant and heartbreaking right? Except for the fact that, by all established canon, Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver) now seems to have TWO dead wives. The lovely brunette Lisa from S3.10 Dream A Little Dream of Me and the lovely blonde Karen in S5.15 Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (written by Jeremy Carver).
That’s just one of the two major things that, for me, kept this episode from being the best it could be.
Continue reading Television Recap: Supernatural S5.15 Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid – But Women Dye Their Hair & Change Their Names
Sam (the newlywed Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester are finally back from the second hellatus of Supernatural season 5 and they’ve brought zombies with them!
The last time we saw zombies in Supernatural, it was back in the S2.4 episode Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things where lovelorn Neil Levine resurrected his dead ex girlfriend, Angela. This time around, in an episode directed by John Showalter and written by Jeremy Carver, there is a whole plethora of dead loved ones risen from the grave including Bobby Singer’s dead wife, Kim (Carrie Ann Fleming).
Continue reading Television: Sneak Peek at Supernatural S5.15 Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid