Supernatural fans, Season 8 has finally arrived and we've all seen the premiere (right?!?!). You must have as many questions as I do. So here are wonderful spoilers from the guys who run things in Supernatural-land, Robert Singer and Jeremy Carver.
- Why is Sam keeping Amelia a secret?
“For now, Sam is keeping thoughts of this woman in this relationship to himself,” Carver says. “It represents, essentially, another way, another life, and that’s very much where he’s coming into this season right now, so it’s something he’d rather keep to himself than share.”
Singer adds: “I think he got a taste of something he’d never had before, and it had a really profound effect on him – one that he doesn’t really expect Dean to understand, or does Dean expect Sam to understand what he went through, so much to the extent that he’s keeping a secret about how he got out, and who he got out with. So while Sam’s trying to be really forthcoming in saying ‘my mindset is different,’ Dean is being really less than forthcoming. And the fact that he’s being judgemental of him is probably not all that fair to Sam, given what Dean’s not saying.”
- What is the deal with Dean being so hard on Sam right now, and will it last?
“One of the things we really like about particularly the first 13 is the way we’re playing with perception. Right now, Dean is piling on Sam somewhat. So what happens as these brothers start to discover more of what they’ve done in the past year, and might those tables turn, in terms of who has to answer for what? I think everybody will get their licks in. No one’s going to be a beaten dog for too long,” Carver adds.
- Will we learn more about Kevin as the season progresses?
"I think by virtue of seeing Kevin more, we’ll learn more about how he personally feels about being a prophet, being involved on this mission that the brothers are part of, the personal cost it has for him, and to see how his willingness or desire to do the job, how that rubs off on the boys. I think they’re all playing off of each other and they’re sort of inextricably linked here, so absolutely we’ll see more of what sort of powers Kevin has, as it were," Carver hinted.
- Will we finally find out what happened to Cas?
“We’ll be telling that story of Purgatory pretty steadily through the first 7 or 8 episodes,” Carver says, “so by episode 7 [or] 8, you’ll start to get a real good understanding of what happened in Purgatory to Cas.”
- Does closing the gates of Hell mean the show will be over at season’s end?
“Closing the Hell gate is meant to be a season arc, but the questions that come up in this quest, and the series of reveals, and the series of discoveries are meant to [lead to] questions and secrets, and things that will be explored in future seasons. It might be overly sweeping to think that demons means no hunts, because there are so many other monsters in this universe,” Carver says. “I think in the Supernatural universe, you’re thinking ‘well, I’ve eliminated a big chunk,’ but certainly not all. I’ll leave it at that.”
The issue of whether the gates will also be closed to human souls will be touched upon in a future episode.
- And about those flashbacks…Will we be bombarded with them?
Singer said they use flashbacks “where appropriate” this season, and Carver added that the writers are planning to have these jumps back to the Winchesters’ past year “play heaviest in the first 13” episodes of the season.
So what did you think of the premiere? And are you excited by what is coming up this season? Tell your thoughts in the Comments!