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Television: Supernatural Season 6 Finale Has Some Surprises

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The hit CW/Warner Bros. action series Supernatural is coming up on it’s 6th season finale, which will air on May 20th. According to recent updates to the episode information on The Internet Movie Database, the two-hour episode titled The Haunter In The Dark has some interesting surprises in the first hour of the episode.

The first surprise in first hour of The Haunter In The Dark is that it was not only written by series creator Eric Kripke, but also lists actor Jensen Ackles as a writer as well. Ackles is best known in Supernatural as the actor who plays older brother Dean Winchester opposite Jared Padalecki who plays younger brother Sam Winchester. This isn’t the first time that Jensen Ackles has branched out his resume in Supernatural. Earlier in season six, he made his directorial debut in the S6.4 episode Weekend At Bobby’s. It’s not certain at this time how much of the first part of Haunter In The Dark that Jensen Ackles is responsible for writing, but it is a sure bet that it will be the same kind of top notch work that fans and viewers have come to expect from this talented man.

The second, and probably the biggest surprise of all, is that actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed as starring in The Haunter In The Dark.  According to the information on the Internet Movie Database page for the episode, Morgan is reprising his role as  Sam and Dean’s father, John Winchester. Jeffrey Dean Morgan has gone on to become a successful movie actor since his last appearance in Supernatural in the S2.1 In My Time of Dying, in which John Winchester traded his soul into hell to save the life of his son Dean and S2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose Pt 2 in which John’s spirit rises from hell to help his sons defeat the yellow eyed demon.  While he was in Vancouver filming his role as the Comedian in The Watchmen, Jeffrey Dean Morgan did some voice over work for Supernatural for the S3.14 episode Long Distance Caller in which Dean believes he is hearing his father’s voice on the telephone.

The Internet Movie Database does not list any synopsis for the Supernatural season 6 two hour finale The Haunter In The Dark, so fans and viewers don’t know yet how the return of John Winchester fits into the episode or how the character, which has been deceased since season 2, will be brought back into the storyline. Guess we will just have to tune in on Friday May 20th at 9 PM EST to find out.

Television: Commentary On Supernatural 5.03 Free to Be You and Me ..Yet Again

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Ok folks you know the drill here, before we get into my commentary and such on the latest episode of Supernatural season 5, we take a look at the lasted news around the show and the fandom.

The CW is still dancing in the clouds over the continued success of their Thursday night one-two punch of The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural. Here’s what they had to say in the press release dated September 25th, 2009 which came out the day after Free to Be You and Me aired.

SUPERNATURAL Continues to Builds in Key Demos in Season Five. Now in its 5th season, SUPERNATURAL has seen its ratings grow over last season by 27% with women 18-34 (1.4/4), 9% in adults 18-34 (1.2/3) and 8% in women 18-49 (1.3/3). SUPERNATURAL faced tougher competition (against the “Grey’s Anatomy” and “CSI” premieres), and still retained 92% of last week’s adults 18-34 rating (1.2/3), 100% of its adults 18-49 audience (1.2/3) and 94% in total viewers (2.62mil).

I think if this trend keeps up, we are going to be seeing our Winchester boys in a 6th season after all. Gosh one more year of getting to look at Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Mish Collins on our screens, I think we can handle it. well I know I can.

On Thursday the 24th of September 2009 the Supernatural fans over in the twitterverse attempted to get a Supernatural related hashtag into the top trending topics for the day. This time around the hashtag carried a very special message with a very special agenda attached to it. The tag was #rememberkimmanners and it was in tribute to the late Kim Manners who died in January of 2009 after losing his battle with Cancer and to counteract the snub his death received by recently aired Emmys which for unknown reasons left Kim Manners out of its tribute to members of the Entertainment industry who had passed away between September of 2008 and September of 2009. Kim Manners was a driving force on the set of Supernatural and as they have often said, an inspiration and mentor to both Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. Members of the cast & crew have felt his loss on the set of Supernatural, as have the fans that wanted to show support for the loss. Unfortunately the attempt to get the hash tag in remembrance of Kim Manners failed to make it into the top trending topics list. But it was a heartfelt gesture on the part of Supernatural fans and my guess is it was appreciated nonetheless.

Ok so now its time to move along to my commentary on 5.03, Free to Be You and Me and the compelling sense of dejavu it generated for not only myself but apparently other viewers and some fans of the show as well.

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