So let’s see if I get this straight. This Friday at 9 PM EST on the CW Network, Supernatural lead actors Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles play Sam and Dean Winchester who end up in an an alternate reality on a TV show where they must pretend to be actors named Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. There is no angel Castiel around, only an actor named Misha Collins!
Confused yet? Wait, it gets better.
Sam finds out that this Jared Padalecki guy is married to Ruby (2.0)…err we mean the beautiful actress Genevieve Cortese who played Ruby (2.0). Well that’s got to be awkward for Sam, who has to make nice and might have to hide the demon killing knife from Dean. I like how they use the best bowie knife in this show, the creators must be campers. No appearances that we know of by the gorgeous Danneel Harris, AKA Mrs. Jensen Ackles, but we’re sure Dean will no doubt appreciate that this Ackles guy knows how to hook up with a really hot chick too!
How does all of this come about? Read on after the jump to see the details and more photos from S6.15, The French Mistake which airs on the CW Network this Friday night (2.25.11) at 9 PM EST. All photos are copyright to Jack Rowand / The CW and used with permission.
It seems like it was just yesterday that season 5 of the hit CW Network/Warner Bros series, Supernatural was about to premiere and Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) Winchester along with rogue angel Castiel (Misha Collins) and good friend Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver) were headed for the dangerous and daunting task of stopping the apocalypse from happening. Now, this coming Friday the 24th of September, brings the premiere of season 6, which takes the Winchester brothers on a whole new adventure ride for their lives. Eclipse Magazine will be sharing a lot of coverage taken at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con with readers as a lead into the Supernatural 6th season premiere on Friday, September 24th at 9 PM EST.
With this premiere of Supernatural season 6 just days away, now is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the release of Supernatural: The Complete Season 5 on DVD and catch up on or relive the events of season 5 as the two brothers and one rogue angel face off against all the might of Lucifer and his army. As the Apocalypse grows closer, threatening to turn Earth into a battlefield soaked with human blood, Sam, Dean and Castiel struggle against daunting odds while searching for the one ally that might be strong enough to defeat Lucifer: God. Throughout season 5 of Supernatural, new foes arise, including the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Old friends depart, consumed by the fearsome wrath of Hell. Through it all, demons and angels alike, who warn that each brother has a special and terrible role to play in the coming devastation, target the Winchesters. Season five follows Sam and Dean on their most terrifying journey yet, as they race against time to find a way to stop the apocalypse without having their bond as brothers used as weapon of mass destruction on all mankind.
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.
“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.
With the airing of last night’s Supernatural episode S5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight, the hit CW Network series starring Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins made it to the top of the season five hill. Now comes the exhilarating rocket ride to the end of the season finale episode S5.22, Swan Song, which airs this coming Thursday, May 13th at 9PM EST.
Of course the foreboding sound of finality to the title leaves one wondering if Supernatural creator, Eric Kripke knew that the series was going to be renewed for a sixth season before he came up with it. That’ll be a good question for convention attending fans of the this dynamic action series to asked the stars next time they see them.
Meanwhile, while viewers and the fans wait for the ultimate ending of Supernatural season five, the good folks at The CW Network have provide a teaser clip and a promo clip of S5.22 Swan Song to get everyone excited about the Winchester brothers showdown with Lucifer to try and put him back in his box.
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.
To help promote their network shows, The CW Network is inviting the viewers and fans of their shows to “Watch and Tweet” with stars and executive producers from each series from Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 7.
This event will include such CW Network stars as Misha Collins who plays Castiel on Supernatural, Robert Buckley who plays Clay on One Tree Hill and Shenae Grimes who plays Annie on 90210. As an added bonus fans and viewers THE VAMPIRE DIARIES who live on the west coast can also tweet along with executive producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec on Thursday, May 6.
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.
TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT! Cento. Ein hundert. Ekato. Cent — No matter what language you say it, “100” is a milestone number. The number itself is mathematically perfect. And if you live to see your 100th birthday, the President of the United States sends you a special letter. But that is not the “100” we are talking about here.
In an era of more channel choices than ever before, the digital power to see what we want when we want it, and the burden of an antiquated ratings system unable to account for all that, it is nothing short of miraculous for a television series to reach the airing of one hundred new episodes, and still keep going strongly. Being able to accomplish this milestone indicates a staying power that very few new series are able to tap into in order to survive past their first season.
Before we sit down Thursday night in giddy anticipation of the airing of episode #100 of Supernatural (titled “Point of No Return”), let’s take a look back at how cast and crew celebrated this momentous occasion and what they had to say. They carefully dropped just a few spoilers back then (even though we know much more now) and it was still a time that everyone was waiting to hear if season five would really be the last. Luckily a few weeks after the party, season six was made official. Let’s reminisce on that wonderful time before Thursday’s epic event.
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.
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.