Oh my gosh, don’t even get me started on Shirley, that amazing, beautiful goddess of Being A Decent Human Being.
From the outset she was nothing but genuinely accepting and nurturing of a better environment for basically everyone but especially the PDSS returning to the town. The government contacted her to ask if she wanted to help them, and I don’t think there was any hesitation. Of course she would help them. Of course. There’s no consideration for doing anything else; someone needs help that she can give, and she’s there.
When Kieren comes to the facility to request a prescription to last 6 months so he can go to France, she is there telling him that he doesn’t have to go if he doesn’t want to, that he shouldn’t have to leave unless leaving is what he WANTS, not because he’s being forced out.
When she catches Philip on her computer and he tells her that he was looking at porn, she doesn’t yell at him. She doesn’t try to shame him, or tell him to stop. She tells him to clean up after himself, and she goes to bed. She wants him to find love, to be happy, to have his life together for the day she can’t be there for him.
When she finds out Philip is with Amy, she reacts not with disgust or outrage… she reacts with pride and happiness. Her son found someone to love, and she considers Amy to be a good person, and she is just happy for them.
She is the one to stand up to Kieren’s mother and say “Good thing he’s got you to fight in his corner” because it never occurs to Shirley that Kieren’s family wouldn’t be fighting for him, standing up for him when he needs it most. There is no other option- you stand up for your kid. You just do.
I love Shirley. I just love her so much ughhhh
If we lost Misha or Mark, it would be a huge detriment to our show.
Jared padalecki [x]
I know that Jensen and I have always been the base of the show, and that the show is about these two brothers, but I love seeing the brothers interact with other characters, especially Misha and Mark. Their characters are so fledged out and so wonderful. I don’t think, logistically, that studios and networks want to just add a bunch of characters to the show. But in their case, they were just so good and such a crucial part of our show, that it became obvious to the WB and CW that we needed these guys. They’re an integral part of the show. Let’s thank them for all the hard work they’ve done and show our commitment to them by having them around all year. It gives us room to play.
Jared Padalecki [x]
The episode will be very meta. It’s a pure shout-out and thank you to the fans. I haven’t had the chance to read it yet but I’ve heard it’s almost similar to our “The Real Ghostbusters” episode. We’re not at a convention but we’re at a place where they’re doing a play based on the Chuck Shurley books. So not only are these books based on our lives, now people are doing a play based on these books, and someone is haunting it, so we go and try to investigate what’s going on at this play, based on the books about our lives. It’s certainly a direct shout-out to the fans and a thank you for their years of commitment to us. They are the reason we’re here. I can’t wait to read it!
Jared about the 200th episode [x]
remember how sam and dean both thought that the siren infected its victims through sex
and when sam walks into the motel room to find dean with nick-the-siren and dean’s totally under the siren’s control sam just
rolls with it
So, about this: "The moral question for Castiel is, “How do I stay alive? How do I not be a burden on others [like] Sam, who’s got his own problems? How do I get grace to live without taking another angel’s grace?” So he’s in a bit of a quandary." - J. Carver [x]
I’ve been reading a couple of comments that are unsatisfied with this particular quote. I agree that what it’s been said about Castiel and his place on Season 10 is not much of a change, which causes to question if we’re going to see him in more episodes, because we don’t see a change or progression when people from the show talks about him. However, I think with this opinion, Carver is just talking about the Castiel we know.
It’s not surprise Castiel thinks of himself as not worth it. Here, Carver is actually trying to quote Cas’ mind. What he believes he’s thinking about his fears. And I think many people can relate to those feelings of not being sure about their place in life, and how others perceive them.
You have to take into account the many times Castiel has showed his insecurities. And even when they’re founded because of the situations he’s involved, is still how HE feels inside.
He has said he feels like he’s nothing. Which was recurrent in season 9, and that pretty much hits deep in Castiel’s mind/heart that hasn’t had the chance to positively fill… ever.
Cas to Dean: "I didn’t just lose my powers. I had… I had nothing. So now I’m a sales associate." (Heaven can’t wait.)
Ephraim to Cas: “I just follow the sound of your pain. You have no idea how loud it is. I can hear you from miles.” (Heaven can’t wait.)
Bartholomew: "What are you? A penitent?"
Cas: “I’m nothing.” (Captives)
Cas to Sam: “The only person who has screwed things up more consistently than you…is me. And now I know what that guilt feels like." (First Born)
Castiel has known what guilt feels years ago before being finally human. And he felt that way the very first time he felt doubt, that’s what made him the rebel he is now, and what makes him such an interesting character, but he doesn’t realize. He doesn’t know he has a heart of his own. He doesn’t know he can love and be loved (Does this sound like I’m talking about Dean?) This is not a contradiction from the script, but how Castiel’s duality is showed.
Do I think Cas has screwed things more than the Winchesters? No. But that doesn’t seem to change his mind.
Do you think Dean or Sam don’t understand this? Dean and Sam had felt this. They know this because these three guys live their lives completely isolated from each other, even if they’re together. That’s how complicated uniqueness is. We’re individuals, and even if you love someone with all your heart, if they don’t believe they’re worth it, then they’re not. You can’t change that, though you try, because.
And that’s a very accurate manifestation of life traumas and even depression.
Why Castiel gives Sam support when Sam doesn’t seem he’s worth it?
Why Dean listens to Cas and says he’s proud of him when he’s feeling like he’s nothing?
Why Cas gives Dean support when he feels he has done only but bad things?
Why Sam gives Cas a hug when he didn’t seem to find a way to fix things?
They’re friends, and I hope this is stated in stone.
I’m not saying is invalid to rant about it, since I’m also concerned about having no change at all from his participation on the show. But that’s other issue. I’m not trying to sugarcoat this either, I think it’s valid to be worried about his future -like always- and his future side by side the brothers. But the quote is nothing new to Castiel’s nature.
I did a documentary called Damn Wonderful, about gay suicide, and you make a statement, a big statement, when you go, “I don’t want to play this part because it’s gay.” If you have a child, if you have a son, and he comes out as gay, what are you going to do? If you have a daughter who comes out gay…? You just made a statement, and it has ripple effects. […] I just thought that, having just done the documentary, I didn’t like what he did because he made a statement, and sometimes you have to take responsibility.
From Nelsan Ellis on Saying Goodbye to Lafayette on Vulture
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…of Demon!Dean spending an indefinite amount of time in New Orleans and just loving to hang around in seedy bars listening to old guys playing the saxophone and just hanging back at the bar with a whisky in hand and some days he strolling down the streets embracing the feeling of the night and feeling strangely content and at peace, yeah maybe even a little bit happy appears. And he’s living to the fullest, always a smile on his face. But not an evil one, but a carefree one. The smile of someone, who walked through a deep dark tunnel for years and finally found the light at the end of it. And he is enjoying himself and flirting his way across town and everything is good and well only that every time he gets close to someone and maybe looses himself in kissing an attractive girl or guy every time he opens his eyes again somehow his hook-ups end up running from him and it always takes him a while to grasp why that might be. And every time he figures it out and catches his reflection in a mirror or a window and sees his eyes pitch-black he feels this weird pulling in his chest, but just can’t grasp what the hell it means…
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Advice he’d give a 12-year-old version of himself"It might sound oversimplified, but I’d say, ‘Shhh.’ It’s so funny how noisy my brain is - it’s what it does, it makes thoughts. And the problem is, I think in most of our lives the root of suffering is listening to that brain noise and actually identifying with it as if it’s who you are. That’s just the noise your brain makes. And more often than not, it probably doesn’t have much to say that’s going to help you. I’ve felt my best are the moments that I’ve been able to pull that plug and say, ‘Chris … shhh … shhh.’ And it’s not quitting, it’s not giving up, it’s not washing your hands of the thought, it’s rising above it. All the time I’ve spent suffering as a result of brain noise, hours of my life wasted. So that’s what I’d say: ‘Shhh.’"
JARED JENSEN MISHA AND MARK WILL ALL BE DOING THE NERD HQ PANEL THIS YEAR [x]
TV Fanatic: At the start of the news season, are we seeing a different Sam? In some ways we’re finding him in a different place we haven’t seen him before, which is pretty good for season 10.
Jared Padalecki: Dean is certainly the more different of the two but Sam’s almost different in that he’s not finally soulless or angel, so we get to see the Sam that the fans love and that I love. The Sam that wants to find his brother.
So, we start out a couple months after the finale. Sam went back to the room and Dean, his dead brother who was in the room in a locked bunker, was gone. Since Sam didn’t see the episode he didn’t realize that Crowley took him. So Sam is now like ‘what the f**k? I’ve got to find my brother! What just happened?’ He is the Sam I love, which is the Sam on the hunt to find his brother. He knows something’s wrong. He has his suspicions. That’s the Sam we start out.
TVF: Do you think it’s taking us back to the demon hunter element of the show?
JP: Absolutely. That is a big part of it. It’s almost a reset or a restart. It’s not a complete restart because dealing with a demon brother but we do see them kind of go back to what they set out to do, which is nice. I love that our writers and our fandom have such a great symbiotic relationship where the writers are able to recreate and restart and the fans allow the writers and the actors and forgive and remain loyal and committed. They say, “Cool, guys. If you all are going to go back to where we were, great. Let’s see where this road takes us.”
TVF: I’m guessing Sam and Dean are going to be apart for a while…?
JP: They’re going to be apart for more than a few episodes. Then I think we’ll also see…because episode one starts a couple months after the finale, I imagine we’ll have some flashbacks, which I really like. I loved it with Soulless Sam, we flashed back to him in the bars or whenever. I love telling stories that way. That’s something that I always privately felt we didn’t do enough of in the first four or five seasons. I felt we were great in the moment and creating the show.
What I love about books is books can refer to somebody’s past or they can refer to somebody’s emotions or memories. It’s difficult for a TV show or movie to do that outside of literally going back and showing something happened that forces this guy to have this memory or this feeling or this hurt in the past. I think we’re going to see some flashbacks explaining more, even if the boys get together in episode three or four or five or whenever they do it. I think we’ll still see bits and pieces of what happened to Dean and what happened to Sam. I know we see some flashbacks in episode three of Sam.
TVF: Because you shot three first. [Ackles directed the third episode]
TVF: Who is Sam leaning on? If Dean is not there, is he leaning on anybody or is he a solo man?
JP: He doesn’t have anybody to lean on. He’s sort of a lone wolf. Let’s put it this way, he doesn’t have anybody to be his crutch so he’s sort of leaning on everybody. He’s asking help from Cas, though Cas is a wounded angel. He asks for help from other hunters who we don’t know really well yet but I imagine we’ll come to know. He’s reaching out to the men of letters bunker library. He’s reaching out all over the place but he’s unfortunately running into a lot of dead ends.
TVF: In some ways, Sam’s going to have an opportunity to save Dean much in the way Dean has saved Sam several times throughout the course of the series. Did Sam learn from any of those past experiences that will help him save Dean?
JP: Yes. Also, the end of season eight, that’s going to come into play because that’s also very crucial because Dean’s a demon and demonless Dean is dead Dean. So Sam has to find out if I expel the demon am I just re-killing my brother? Am I back to where I was? But he doesn’t want his brother to remain a demon so he has to rely on some things where he’s already been with Crowley and he also has to try to find some new stuff as well so it’s neat because Sam is going to rely on his experience but also search for a different method because obviously that’s not going to cut it.
TVF: You said Sam and Dean will be apart for a while, will Sam see Crowley at all? Is Crowley lurking around?
JP: Sam will be in touch with Crowley, much to Sam’s chagrin. Sam is after Crowley. Sam is made aware of how Dean got away and what he assumes Crowley did and why. Crowley is shit list number one, so to speak.
TVF: Does it take Sam a while to figure out that Crowley is responsible for what happened with Dean?
JP: It takes a few episodes to figure it out but then once he knows he’s furious.
TVF: You and Jensen are clearly so enthusiastic about the new season. Two or three seasons ago if somebody said you guys are going to be more excited about season 10 than you are now, would you have believed them?
JP: I probably would have called bullshit. Admittedly, season seven was the leviathan season, I guess it’s on the record but that one was a tough one for me. That one I was afraid we were going down a path that we were going to stick ourselves in and not be able to get back, which would have been fine. I mean if the show had gone seven wonderful seasons, awesome. I was hoping for more and we got more.
Carver was able to back us out of that corner and put us on a new set of open roads in a wonderful way. I think as soon as I read the opening of season eight, especially getting into season eight I was like “we’ve got new legs.” This is a whole set of new legs. We can go for eight more seasons if they so wish. I’m thrilled professionally, I’m thrilled personally.
I’m thrilled with what social media and what Netflix and iTunes and AppleTV have done for our show and for new fans. I love, also, meeting new fans and I love seeing original fans. Some are like “I’ve been there since season one.” It’s cool, you know what I mean? I don’t want to be hipster like I knew about this before you did but there’s a special place in my heart and there always will be for those that helped us get to where we can have new fans in season 10. I mean this is a symbiosis. This is a family. The original fans made it so that we could have new fans.
TVF: Relationships are always hard for Sam and Dean, whether it’s how the fans react to them or just the fact that what these guys do. Would you like to see a relationship at least sustain itself for a whole season? Or does that just not really have a place in the show?
JP: If you’d have asked me this a while ago I would have said yes, but knowing the show how I know the show now and knowing the character as another character now, I don’t think there should be a relationship. I don’t think there should. Just in the same reason I don’t think Sam and Dean should be alive at the end of the series unless we do a movie or something.
But I feel like Sam and Dean are Sam and Dean because Sam and Dean keep on keeping on and do whatever they can to make the world a better place and don’t really allow for distractions. Is it interesting to see Sam in a relationship or Dean in a relationship? Sure. I mean I’d love to read a fan fiction book about it or something but when the show is done.
In the meantime, I think Sam and Dean have a different purpose and I feel like they know their purpose. Sam in season one and even two and three with Ruby, which worked out, I guess, for me, he either was in denial about his purpose or he truly didn’t yet know but I feel like now these guys know. They’re like no bullshit, I know why I’m here and I can’t avoid anymore. I can’t just keep denying what’s right in front of me.
TVF: It’s like accepting your destiny or something.
JP: Exactly. I think their destiny has been made abundantly clear to them, so if they don’t accept it then it’s their own damn fault.
Supernatural returns for Season 10 with a retrospective special on October 6 and the season premiere airs on October 7on The CW.