I finally got my copy of the special TV Guide/Warner Brothers Comic Con Edition for this year’s event! Besides the fact that Sam Winchester with the five o’clock shadow on the front and Dean with the five o’clock shadow on the back looked mighty, mighty pretty on that newstand, I finally got to read the so called spoilery Robert Singer interview that was quoted on Spoiler TV recently.
Except, the whole interview was a Jeremy Carver/Robert Singer interview, the questions were actually even and fair, and the answers came from both producers, not just Robert Singer. Sadly, it seems that the Spoiler TV article came with a slant that was designed to promote controversy, or at least get noisy fans in a tizzy.
Below is the entire interview that was printed in this edition. There will be no commentary from me in between the lines. What you see is what is on the page. FULL Credit for the interview completely goes to Ileane Rudloph at TV Guide Magazine. If an online link becomes available for this, I will have that here.
The sky is falling! Supernatural’s eight season came to a close with angels cast out of Heave and crashing to Earth. Adding to the Winchesters’ worries, Sam was in agonizing pain, the result of his grueling attempts to lock demons in Hell. Executive Producers Jeremy Carver and Robert Singer offer a taste of what to expect when the show returns this fall.
What are you planning for those fallen angels? Will they work with human or against them?
Carver: You can absolutely expect that different angels will have different reaction to life on Earth. That will lead to a lot of exciting, dangerous and fun stories to explore.
Singer: They’re not happy about being earthbound. They lost their wings, so while they have powers, they can’t teleport. Different factions will find each other.
Did Crowley (guest star Mark A. Sheppard) really experience emotional pain when Sam was trying to make him human? Will we see a change in the King of Hell?
Carver: Crowley was genuinely affected as he was undergoing the transformation. How much of that will linger is an open question because, in the end, he didn’t become human.
Singer: While he won’t admit it, Crowley enjoyed that brief feeling of humanity. That idea will color him throughout the season.
Will he stop trying to kill Dean and Sam?
Singer: He’s still under the boys’ control when the season opens, but also there’s someone else who wants to take over the reins of Hell. That person is an enemy to the boys, so there’s a certain “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” feeling between them.
What’s going on with the angel and demon tablets? Will Kevin Tran (guest star Osric Chau) continue to work on translating them?
Carver: In the beginning, the tablets won’t be front and center, but they are still coveted by all sides. The boys will still need a prophet to interpret them.
Are we going to learn more about the Men of Letters?
Carver: Absolutely. We’ll discover how far the Men of Letters reach back in the Winchester family’s history. And they’ll be a source of new characters and [storylines].
In the season finale, Dean made an emotional declaration of support to Sam. Will their relationship be tight when the show returns?
Carver: We saw the brothers come to an understanding when Dean convinced Sam not to close the gates to Hell in order to stay alive. They aired some dirty laundry, and despite the fact that Sam collasped, the brothers emotionally ended up in a good place.
Singer: When we start the season, Sam is quite ill. How he comes back from this is a real spoiler.
And that’s the interview! This edition also has a whole article on the Men of Letter’s cave, including a blueprint of full layout! It’s around 4500 square feet, and has a lot of symbols underneath it that were designed to ward off demons. There’s also an interview with Misha Collins in which he dodges all the important questions in perfect Misha fashion. Here’s one spoilery question and answer (again, credit to Ileane Rudolph):
Where will Castiel be when Season 9 opens?
We find him in the woods as a human. We haven’t seen Cas deal with mortality or a complete loss of powers like we are planning to do. In Season 5, they played around the edge of that, but I’ve hoped they would let him fall and be human for the first time.
Feel free to speculate and debate, but the true intent of the interview is to tease based on where we left off from “Sacrifice.” More info will be coming this weekend, so stay tuned for coverage of the events right here. I’ll be there, sharing new info as soon as I get it!
Since this is a spoiler thread, I’ll leave the debate pretty loose. Just no insulting other fans, and watch the Sam vs. Dean stuff.