Benny understood that Dean would not allow the vampire to do any wrong once they got out of Purgatory. In tonight’s Supernatural midseason finale, “Citizen Fang,” Sam sends crazy hunter Martin to watch over Benny, and the reports are not good.
According to Executive Producer Jeremy Carver, that creates all sorts of problems for Dean—with his belief in Benny, between him and Martin, and ultimately between him and Sam:
“[Dean] has to deal with the issue of what if Benny is not the type of guy that Dean can not trust any more. That’s sort of at the crux of the episode — is he or isn’t he? And it puts not only the brothers in conflict, but it puts Dean in conflict with Benny and the brothers in conflict with the other hunter, Martin. It turns out to be just a really, really emotional rollercoaster of an episode.”
And Benny is not the only problem that Sam will be dealing with in the episode. The Sam-Amelia-not dead husband triangle brings a few surprises:
“The Sam-Amelia storyline sort of comes to a head in a few different ways with both in flashback and in present day. I can tell you that Benny is not the only present-day problem the boys are dealing with. I think Amelia factors into that as well and there are a few more surprises having to deal with all of this that are in the episode as well.”
The episode will also provide some answers as to whether Sam’s flashbacks are more than what they seem. Plus, we will find out the identity of the mysterious figure that watched Sam leave Amelia’s house in the season premiere.
One character we won’t be seeing this week is Cas. Carver said he will return in Episode 10, set to air in January.
As is usual with Supernatural, the winter finale ends with a cliffhanger, one that will cause deep emotional wounds for our boys:
“I think there’s some big-deal stuff that happens and it involves all the players that are in this episode. I think everything that started the season as a simmering conflict — whether it be Benny or Amelia — it all really rises to a boil here. I’m not going to say there’s tremendous, knock-down fisticuffs between the boys, but I do think there is some real emotional punching that’s done in this episode both in conversation and in deed. I can’t really go into deeper than that. But I think the boys, coming back, are really going to need to find a way to decide, basically, what’s most important in their lives at this time. And that’s something I can promise is coming.”
Are you excited for tonight’s episode?