We have the official press release
SUPERNATURAL “Don’t You Forget About Me” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)The official promo
KIM RHODES RETURNS AS SHERIFF JODY MILLS — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) drop in on Jody Mills (guest star Kim Rhodes), Claire (guest star Kathryn Newton) and Alex (guest star Katherine Ramdine) after receiving a panicked phone call from Claire. She believes the recent murders in town are supernatural and wants the boys’ help. However, Sheriff Mills tells Sam and Dean that Claire has been getting into trouble lately as she’s been attacking normal people and accusing them of being monsters. Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode written by Nancy Won (#1112). Original airdate 2/3/2016.
The sneak peek
The Mary Sue wrote an article about this episode Carry On, Wayward Daughters: Is Supernatural Turning the Focus on Women?.
Each season finale of Supernatural opens with Kansas singing “carry on, my wayward son, there’ll be peace when you are done.” But what about the wayward daughters? Well, on Wednesday’s new episode, we get to find out. The newest installment of the longest running genre show in American television history is entitled “Don’t You Forget About Me.” Written by Nancy Won, the episode will shift focus from just Sam and Dean to some very awesome ladies: Alex Jones (Katherine Ramdeen), a teen essentially raised by vampires who was saved and adopted by longtime fan favorite Sheriff Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) back in season nine; and Claire Novak, semi-daughter to Misha Collins’ angel Castiel, who also ended up with Jody after fighting her own battles last season.
Finally we have the promotional pictures.
The show is also running a Thunderclap campaign to promote #WaywardDaughters on Twitter tomorrow Information for those not familar with Thunderclap.
Interested? Just go to the Wayward Daughters Thunderclap page, add your Twitter account and tomorrow, when the show starts you will be part of an email blast. Asyou may know, Nielsen now reports Twitter ratings that are considered in convincing advertisers the worth of a show. Signing up for this campaign means you will be helping show the popularity of Supernatural. Even if you don’t care for teenaged girls, you may want to support this to show we still love our show.
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UPDATE with 2 new interviews with Kim Rhodes. From TV Goodness Kim talks about her fears about the fate of Jody.
And, also, when we expressed a bit of worry over her character’s fate — after all, we did just lose Rowena — she replied with a little bit of a silence
“The thing is I only hesitate with a long slightly sad sigh. Because that’s the same state I live in,” explains Rhodes. “Every time [the producers] are like, ‘hey we want to pin you for an episode.’ I’m like, I’m dying this time, right? Am I dying this time? They’re like, we can’t tell you. We need to send you the script. We just want to know if you’re available.”
and about her relationship with Claire and Alex.
TV GOODNESS: Paint a picture of what life has been like for Jody, Claire, and Alex. KIM RHODES:
You know what? It’s Supernatural: Mom. She’s got one girl that she’s been through hell with. So, of course, they’re bonded. They understand each other. They’ve spent a lot of time together. And this girl wants to leave the monsters as far behind her as possible. Then she’s got another girl that she doesn’t understand. She doesn’t really know. She hasn’t really earned the trust of and this girl is out looking for monsters. And so Jody just has her hands full.
Kim talks to EW about this episode
“I think there’s just some inherent conflict in the fact that she’s got two girls who aren’t hers that have very different perspectives and relationships that she is now in charge of and loves,” Rhodes tells EW.She goes on to say
“My favorite thing I have ever shot in my life was the dinner scene with this warped, weird, f—ed up, loving family,” Rhodes reveals. “This is what family looks like, and so when Sam and Dean step in, it’s the final piece of this puzzle that makes it all start to spin.”
Katherine Ramdeen was interviewed by Supernatural Fever Rol & en Español (SF). The interview appears in Spanish, with an Englis translation after the full interview. She talked the experience of working on Supernatural but gave no spoilers explaining
Because of the NDA’s I’ve signed and to keep my job, I can only say that you can expect Jody, Alex, Claire, Dean and Sam… lol
Claire is a controversial character. Many fans have expressed their dislike of her. Jody seems to be pretty well loved. We have only seen Alex once. What do you think about visiting this makeshift family? Do you think Claire really is seeing monsters? How is Jody coping with two teen aged, traumatized girls? Would you like to see a spin off with Jody and the girls? Should Donna or the new hunter Eileen be part of such a show? Let us know in the comment or in the discussion thread for episode 12.