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More Supernatural Interviews From Comic Con 2017 - Misha Collins

More Supernatural Interviews From Comic Con 2017 - Jensen Ackles

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Interview With Executive Producer Robert Singer - Comic Con 2017

Interview With Jensen Ackles - Comic Con 2017

Check out all our San Diego Comic Con coverage, including on scene reports from Nightsky!  

 

Latest Supernatural News and Spoilers

24 Jul 2017 14:25

Nightsky posted her video of the Kansas performance at Comic Con.

23 Jul 2017 20:11

We may be getting several of these today.

23 Jul 2017 14:56

The cast for Wayward Sisters has been announced.

23 Jul 2017 14:01

The 2017 San Diego Comic Con "Supernatural" panel was one for the ages.  A surprise concert, a

23 Jul 2017 00:16

Today was a very special panel involving one of our prominent #SPNFAMILY members, Genevieve Padaleck

22 Jul 2017 22:37

The photos from Nightsky have been coming in slowly and we are keeping an archive of everything take

22 Jul 2017 21:41

The Tick has had a big presence at Comic Con.

22 Jul 2017 13:54

EW sat down with Jared, Jensen and Misha at Comic Con.

21 Jul 2017 22:30

The Facebook Live chat with Jared, Jensen and Misha is now available.

21 Jul 2017 14:27

Catching up with Supernatural Alumni at Comic Con.

21 Jul 2017 00:09

Today was the big Timeless panel at San Diego Comic Con.  Our master Eric Kripke was there to t

20 Jul 2017 14:59

The cast will appear live tomorrow, July 21, 2017 and will be seen on the Supernatural Facebook page

20 Jul 2017 11:52

The first clip from Jared and Jensen's appearance on Conan O'Brien

20 Jul 2017 06:45

The WB has released the poster for next season.

19 Jul 2017 17:35

The Conan O'Brien show has put out a teaser for tonight's appearance.

16 Jul 2017 14:44

Mark Pellegrino is in the running for a Tean Choice Award

16 Jul 2017 01:45

We have the first spoilers from this year's TV Guide article covering Comic Con.

15 Jul 2017 12:23

Warner Brothers is having a Gift Pack Giveaway.

14 Jul 2017 15:27

We have the images on the Comic Con bags for this year's Comic Con.

12 Jul 2017 16:28

Conan O'Brien is going to Comic Con and he's going to have Jared and Jensen on his show.

12 Jul 2017 13:22

Jensen and others are posting on social media from Vancouver. No Spoilers.

12 Jul 2017 10:20

San Diego Comic Con must be just around the corner!  Each year at this time we get some awesome

08 Jul 2017 19:22

Rogue Events, the company that hosted the Asylum conventions, is going out of business.

29 Jun 2017 14:55

IMDB has posted casting for episode 13.01

29 Jun 2017 14:08

It's official, Supernatural is coming to Comic Con this year.

27 Jun 2017 21:32

As your Winchester Family Business Editor-in-Chief, I have an exciting announcement to share.  

20 Jun 2017 14:00

Reportedly, Wayward Sisters (not Daughters) will be given a backdoor pilot in season 13.

20 Jun 2017 08:33

The Teen Choice Awards announced the first round of their nominations yesterday and Supernatural is

08 Jun 2017 15:20

We have a date for the end of Hellatus!

06 Jun 2017 21:28

Ty Olsson (Benny Lafitte) just won a Leo Award.

03 Jun 2017 14:53

Jared has announced the final phase of the relaunch of his AKF campaign.

01 Jun 2017 23:33

Oh yeah, we had a LOT to discuss!  This is a supersized TV Fanatic Roundtable this time, design

01 Jun 2017 15:30

Jared and Jensen have both spoken about their daughters recently.

01 Jun 2017 10:22

Jared has relaunched part five of his Always Keep Fighting campaign.

31 May 2017 08:44

We have the first information on the season 12 DVD.

26 May 2017 14:18

Jared and Gen Padalecki both spoke in support of David's Law, a Texas law which targets cyber bullyi

26 May 2017 09:14

Jared started part four of his relaunch.

24 May 2017 15:07

Editor's Note: This article chronologically presents the reports and tweets on Mark Sheppard's statu

24 May 2017 09:41

 Now that season 12 is over, our stars are working for charity.

21 May 2017 09:14

Jared has launched part two of his AKF campaign.

20 May 2017 16:46

We have a few spoilers that came out of the Jus In Bello Convention this weekend.

19 May 2017 11:25

Here are the ratings for last night's finale episodes.

18 May 2017 21:38

Well, we were uninamous, but that's not necessarily good.  All four of us at the TV Fanatic Rou

18 May 2017 15:34

Jared talks about the season finale, season 13 spoilers and relaunching his Always Keep Fighting Cam

18 May 2017 12:05

We are getting our first spoilers for next season at the CW upfront presentation.

18 May 2017 08:52

The CW has released its schedule for next season.

WFB Feature Articles

Jul 31 2017 | Percysowner

The final actor is Misha Collins.

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Jensen spoke to different outlets at Comic Con this year.

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We return to the actors who were interviewed at Comic Con. This time Jared Padalecki.

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Jul 31 2017 | Percysowner

Press Room Interviews with Andrew Dabb.

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Jul 31 2017 | Nightsky

 Last interview up and it's with the man who holds it all together, Robert Singer.  He giv

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An interview with Jensen is always a pleasure!  The interview started out casually - talk about

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Supernatural in the news this week.

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Welcome back to the "Memorable Moments" series for episode 12.17 "The British Invasion". Once again

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This episode introduces us to Anna Milton.  She isn’t a normal girl, like she appears, but is

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Jul 31 2017 | Alice

The nominations were collected, the votes have been cast, the results have been tabulated, and the w

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12 Years of Big Boss Battles: Supernatural Villainy for the Ages

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"The gleam in their eyes telegraphs only too clearly that they are hoping for a headline,

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Here's what we know about this year's event!

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Supernatural on the web this week!

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"The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine

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Supernatural in the news this week.

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Season One Hits and Misses: Part Two
 
Here is part two of the Hits and Misses of Season One. Again, these are in no particular order. Enjoy!

Hit: Teaser in the Pilot



As openings go, "Supernatural" has one of the best ones around. We begin with a happy, thriving family. Precocious four year old, charming baby brother and loving mom and dad. Of course, this picture quickly burns away, and we are left with the haunting image of mother Winchester burning on the ceiling and Sam, Dean, and their bereft father watching the house burn from the hood of the Impala. What an introduction - you know this show is going to rock. 

Miss: Why did Dean come to Stanford?



This is more of a missed opportunity, I suppose, than an actual swing and a miss. I've always wondered what motivated Dean to look up Sam and pull him back into the fray. Given everything we know about Dean, I imagine it wouldn't have been his first course of action, to uproot Sammy and drag him back. So, what did he try before that? I'd really like to know.
 
Hit: Brotherly Reunion 



Who doesn't love the moment in the pilot where Dean and Sam reunite? It's shot in beautiful contrasting shadows and light, is mostly silent, and when the boys finally speak, we get an understanding of the dynamics between them immediately. It gives us a great character read in a matter of minutes. Big hit. 

Miss: Nightmare



Now, this episode was not a terrible episode in and of itself. It had an interesting concept, it played again with the idea of people being among the darkest, most evil creatures on this planet and in fact breeding further evil through their actions, rather than supernatural creatures, and it worked hard to make us sympathize with Max and jolted us with Sam's powers. In theory, all these elements should be a hit. But there is just something about this episode that doesn't feel like "Supernatural" to me. I don't care for the way Dean is prepared to shoot this boy (because it doesn't feel in character to me) and in all honesty, the way the lock down of the house happens feels a bit contrived. To be sure, there are large components of this episode that are striking in their own way - Max really is a heartbreaking character, but the pacing and writing of this episode just feel - off and at times disconnect the audience from the story playing out. I'm sure this is not a majority view as far as Misses go, but there you have it.  

Hit: Missouri



I'd be remiss if I neglected to include this wonderful character. She was only in one episode, but Missouri left an impact on the boys and the fans. She was snarky, sympathetic, maternal, and confident. She could give the boys a slap, proverbial or otherwise, when they needed it but also a reassuring smile and arm around their shoulders. For being one cool psychic, Missouri is a hit. 

Miss: Caleb and Pastor Jim



Again, these are missed opportunities that leave me curious. I'd love to know more about the relationship of these characters to the Winchesters. They were obviously close in some way, and I think it's a shame they were killed before we knew more of the Winchester history. As you can see, I'm stuck on this Winchester History thing - but then, who doesn't love a good back story?

Hit: Jess's Death



This entire scene is hard to take because you know, you just know, that as Sam walks in the door and gets a cookie, reading the note Jess has left for him, that this is the last happy moment for the two of them and she isn't even on the screen. And then to have her burn they way we saw his mother do at the start of the episode? That is some powerful imagery and very circular - clearly whatever this thing is, it isn't done with Sam. 

Miss: Shtriga Redux



Don't get me wrong, I love this episode. It gave us some great flashbacks to young Winchesters and dove into the psychology of Dean's relationship and obedience to John. The issue I have with this is minor: I really don't like that it was John who sent the boys after this, particularly if we are meant to assume he means for Dean to "get it right" this time around because he failed before. There is no doubt that Dean carries guilt from the night Sammy was attacked, no doubt that he's thought of that many times in the years since, but I have trouble believing John has held a grudge against Dean for sixteen years, such that he gives him a chance to fix it. Hmm. No, I really dislike this. We know John was hard on Dean and that he shouldered a great deal of responsibility, but somehow, the air of John magnanimously giving Dean a second chance here is just a bit sinister for me. It would have been better for the boys to come across the case themselves- you would still have the emotional turmoil of Dean but without the psychologically abusive overtones that John's present-day involvement teases at. 

Hit: John's Possession



Azazel is one bad ass dude, and like many of the upper-l,evel demons enjoys toying with his prey and manipulating their emotions. We've seen many demons go this route since YED came and went from the "Supernatural" world - but he did it first and he did it best, as far as I'm concerned. Possessing John was a dirty trick and it hit both boys where it hurt. Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays dichotomy between John Winchester and YED to a T, making this scene all the more heartbreaking to watch. Hit all the way. 

Miss: A Dummy's Guide to Devil's Traps



Much like the exorcism ritual in "Phantom Traveller," I struggle with the idea that Sam and Dean have never come across devil's traps before and that they need books from Bobby to learn about this particular trick. Years of hunting but this basic knowledge is only just gleaned? I don't think so. Miss! 

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So there you have it - the Hits and Misses of Season One. Certainly there are things I left out of this list, such as "Hell House" and the introduction of the Ghost Facers, other brilliant one-time characters, some further plot holes, the aforementioned "Bugs" - but some of those are a bit more unanimous and need no listing. Let me know your thoughts!

Stay tuned for season two!