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'Supernatural' Spoilers: What Just Happened?

by Laura Prudom, posted Sep 23rd 2011 10:00PM
Jensen AcklesSo, you've seen the 'Supernatural' season premiere. If you're anything like us, you're probably wondering, What the hell just happened?!

Never fear, because we have more from our group Q&A with Sera Gamble and Bob Singer to shed a little light on the shocking events of the first episode.

Even though the producers were wary of revealing too much about their plans for the season so early on, there are still a few answers here to clear things up a bit.

Join us after the jump for more, and in case it wasn't obvious, huge spoilers for the season premiere ahead!

So Castiel was redeemed, as many fans hoped, and then the writers threw another huge curveball at us (we knew it couldn't be that easy). Where that storyline goes from here, of course, is something we're praying Episode 2 will reveal, but it's far more likely that Castiel's fate and the nature of the Leviathans will be a season-long arc. Here's what Gamble and Singer would tell us:

What are the Leviathans?
Gamble: We'll develop what the Leviathans mean this season. They certainly don't want to go home and we open the idea of Purgatory and the idea that there were monsters there and that it's an awful place, and Hell's an awful place, and Heaven frankly sounds kind of boring to me. When you think about it, Earth is sort of this Eden, slightly corrupted, but full off possibilities, and it seems like everybody wants to be here. So there's a lot of directions we could take [the story] and we've been having a lot of fun with that, I must say.

What's their endgame? (I compared them to The Joker in terms of having fun rather than setting their sights on world domination, which Gamble agreed with.)
Gamble: Like the other bad guys who emerge a little as time goes on, their personalities will become clear in the next few episodes, but I think that sense that they are having fun and they're not like here to hail fire and brimstone on the world and just be mustache-twirling evil, I think you're picking up on something that's right and that we wanted to definitely weave in with these characters. Part of that is that they're here to have a good time.
Singer: But they're not chaotic, they're smart.
Gamble: In fact, smarter, I think, is part of the problem. Yeah.

Should we take them at their word that Castiel is dead?
Gamble: You should never take anyone for their word that anyone is dead, especially when they're trying to get you out of their way. You certainly should not just ring the final bell on seeing Cas or Misha just because you don't know what episode he'll show up in next.

Will the Leviathans take different forms?
Gamble: You'll have to tune in to find out what we're going to do there.

Will Mark Pellegrino be back?
Gamble:
Yeah, you'll see him in the next episode and perhaps ...
Singer: Maybe thereafter, maybe.

How did you decide who Castiel's targets would be while he was "god"?
Singer: If you know my politics, that's easy! [Laughs]
Gamble: We talked about people who were doing stuff in the name of God that was corrupt or wrong. In the case of the motivational speakers, perhaps misguided ... but we were looking for fairly big off-screen targets, people who would be ruining a lot of people's lives and we tried not to make it just left wing, right wing politics. It really is about hiding behind God to do wrong things to people, at least in Castiel's mind. Now he feels like that's his personal responsibility to clean house. We wanted to get a cross section of stuff that he wanted to do; he had things he needed to do in Heaven, things he needed to do on earth, and the idea is that there's a progression for him in the episode. There are things that come from, I think a really pure old place for him, things that he has wished for a long time that he wished his dad would get his ass back here and do.

Is there an overall theme for this season?
Gamble:
We have a few things that we talk about a lot when we're in the room. A lot of things come up again and again, but one thing that is a through line that we keep seeing is that Sam and Dean now feel like they are kind of part of a small and almost outmoded way of fighting evil and they feel outmatched in a way that they didn't before. They feel like the world around them has really changed.
Singer: From the beginning, these have always been morality tales, sort of like classic westerns are generally morality tales. I think we're always telling a morality tale. What make it interesting is our characters aren't perfect and they're very flawed and susceptible to temptations of their own, but at the end of the day, right and wrong is kind of really what drives the show.

'Supernatural' airs Fridays at 9PM ET on The CW.

What did you think of the season premiere? Are you optimistic about Castiel's fate or are you worried about the Leviathans? Share your thoughts below and don't forget to visit Stay Tuned for Mo Ryan's recap of the premiere.

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FreedomLives

found supernatural on netflix, and was really enjoying it, but then they just had to start with the digs at politics.. ruins the whole show

January 18 2014 at 12:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Henry Thoreau

I don't understand the show anymore. Their characters are right wing rednecks, but every episode they have Dean say something blatantly cliched left wing.

Thus far this season has been a festival of suck. They killed off all the characters worth watching. And watching leftists turn the show into some commi homoerotic jerk circle isn't my idea of fun. I can watch that on MSNBC, CNN, or here.

April 22 2012 at 2:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lauriemarie_mansfield

I am so excited about season 7 and I don't care what anyone thinks Cass is awesome. Congrats on the win guys! No matter what people say the show is amazing keep up the good work!

January 17 2012 at 3:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Cindy Shufelt

I like the direction of the new season. Episode 1 perked my interest and 2 had me glued to the screen. Preview clips are keeping me intrigued. Definitly checking out the rest of the season. Damn good show.

October 07 2011 at 4:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Catharine

You tried not to make it left wing/right wing politics? Umm...I'm pretty darn liberal, but even I can tell how left-leaning that episode was. Michelle Bachmann? The Westboro Baptist Church? If you want to be left-leaning, be left-leaning. Don't go claiming that you weren't making it political.

September 29 2011 at 9:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
quizzical

If possible can you bring back god Chuck and have him kill death and leviathans bring castiel back and make an example out of lucifer and Michael.

September 24 2011 at 11:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lisa

Last nights eppy was awesome! So excited for the next episode! I love when they go dark side they all become so much sexier! Lol! ;) I love the glass window turning into Cass, I love Crowley just cause he's in the episode and Death is awesome! Cass turning into the Leviathan's ... awesome! I hated Cass before this scene he's just so serious and annoying! I like him more relaxed and happy with not a care in the world! Lol! Is it Friday yet? :) and as always Sam is a hottie! ;)

September 24 2011 at 2:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bubbles!

I agree, the only reason I like the whole Leviathan idea is because I really hope we get to see more of Misha as that part. We get to see Misha's more humorous and fun side. He's an awesome actor.

September 24 2011 at 1:58 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
phoebechan192

Season 7's premiere was so much better then season 6's premiere. I can't wait for the next episode!

September 24 2011 at 1:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jim Parks

I love this season premiere! Very smoking hot!
http://tinyurl.com/Supernatural7-Episode1

September 24 2011 at 12:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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