Despite all the stuff I talk about the cons, the fan experiences, the bonding moments, the panels, the bottom line is all attention goes to Jared and Jensen. When theyâ€™re in the building, time stops. The panel is done and as I sit here on a break still trying to type up summaries of Misha and Jimâ€™s panel from yesterday, Iâ€™m sure everyone has in the back of their minds, â€œWell, whereâ€™s the J&J news Alice? Cough it up.â€ Either that or youâ€™re shouting it at the computer. Youâ€™ll get a full and an accurate summary later but in the meantime, hereâ€™s the quick and dirty or as I call it, whatever my fuzzy brain can recall.
Jared and Jensen both are both in very high spirits today. They have been joking around with fans, especially in the photo-ops rooms (from every report Iâ€™ve heard anyway) and seem genuinely happy to be here. In something different this time, they both opted to do an hour long panel together. No individual panels. I think it worked out great.
Just like yesterday with Richard and Misha, â€œChanging Channelsâ€ got quite a bit of mention. The boys came out to the Supernatural sitcom theme song playing in the background. They both were goofing around and doing funny moves and faces to the song as they got settled into their seats. Jensen after mentioning they would be doing one panel together started off the questioning, but not before Jared had to joke around that they would take individual questions, but to please ask Jensen a question too so he wouldnâ€™t feel left out. He takes it personally and he has to work with him tomorrow. Needless to say, there was no absence of such questions for Jensen.
There was tons of banter between these too, both joking on just about everything. Someone asked about their reactions to finding out they were Michael and Luciferâ€™s vessels. After remembering that they found out in different episodes, Jensen seemed okay with it, Jared thought being Lucifer was REALLY cool. Jensen joked that if he got to play Michael, he would just rip off John Travolta. There was some strange joking between them about Battlefield Earth and it got them both laughing.
What goals do they still have in their lives that they want to accomplish? Jensen wants to have children. The whole crowd went â€œawwwwwâ€. Then Jared jumps in, â€œme too!â€
Eye of the Tiger was not rehearsed. It honest was an impromptu thing setup by Jared. I think that was already established, but in case anyone wasnâ€™t sure.
Someone asked if they would be sad if the show ends, especially after this season, saying goodbye to everyone, aka the crew in Vancouver. Jensen said (in a joking way) that the show will go on for as long as the fans want it to. Yes, everyone cheered. They were obviously vague about a season six, but it didnâ€™t sound like they were prepping for the end either. The gist that eventually both guys answered, things must come to an end eventually and they will be sad when it happens, but theyâ€™ll move on. Jensen joked that he canâ€™t find work outside of Vancouver anyway, so heâ€™ll probably end up working with them again.
Theyâ€™re both very realistic about their career directions. They know they arenâ€™t A-listers and donâ€™t have a lot of prime choices as actors. They will keep acting obviously because they love what they do, but the opportunities are unknown. Jared mentioned later in the panel he doesnâ€™t want to do TV anymore when this is done, unless he had a gig like Misha. The schedule is too demanding in as far as he canâ€™t see his friends often.
They talked about filming â€œThe End.â€ Jensen talked about how challenging it was to do that dual role and visualize what his angrier self five years in the future would be like when doing those scenes. Jared got to fly to LA and actually talk with Kripke about how to play Lucifer. He mentioned in the panel a couple of times how much he loved playing Lucifer.
How would they like season six to go? Jared joked that he doesnâ€™t see how considering thereâ€™s going to be this big Michael/Lucifer shakedown coming at the end of the season and then theyâ€™ll wake up and go â€œThereâ€™s a ghost in Topeka.â€ Jensen wants to see them go to Hawaii in season six, and then cleverly mentions this is why they arenâ€™t writers.
I donâ€™t remember the question, but it did come out that Jared loves playing evil Sam.
Which scenes do they prefer to play? Jared likes the serious scenes and finds comedy hard. Jensen loves the comedy and the action. The serious scenes just drain him, for the body canâ€™t tell the emotions arenâ€™t real.
They were asked what was their single proudest moment on the show. Jensen didnâ€™t have a single moment, but mentioned working with Kim Manners. He and Jared spent a few minutes talking about how special Kim was and itâ€™s clear they both still really miss him.
Jared loves to eat, which is no secret. I hadnâ€™t heard this before though, but when Jensenâ€™s done with his food he passes it onto Jared to finish. When they go out to eat in a group, everyone passes their unfinished plates to Jared. It gets kind of embarrassing for Jared in the restaurants with all those plates in front of him when the waitress wants to pick them up and he isnâ€™t done with them.
Whatâ€™s their favorite episode to film over five seasons? â€œChanging Channelsâ€ was the answer. Jensen loved doing the sitcom and all those different TV shows. Jared mentioned the CSI Miami bits. Itâ€™s so great that they can do stuff like that. Jared also loved filming â€œThe Real Ghostbusters.â€ Itâ€™s great to get a break and do two fun episodes in a row like that.
It all closed with an impromptu charity auction! Just when we thought they were done Jared took the mike after signing the banners and mentioned that his mother, whoâ€™s a high school teacher in San Antonio, was raising money for a literacy program (Iâ€™ll have the exact charity name later). He was wearing Samâ€™s watch, which Sam has worn in every season. He gets a new watch every year and he brought today the season three watch. The watch would be auctioned off today and the proceeds will go to his motherâ€™s charity.
Adam from Creation told them to do the auction right now. Jared had no idea what to do since so Jensen grabbed a mike and started playing auctioneer. While Jensen rattled off bids in a rapid pace like a real auctioneer, Jared kept walking around and posing the watch. As the bids started climbing, Jared especially seemed floored. I donâ€™t think he thought the bids would go that high. Jensen was having a blast asking for higher bids. The winning big came in at $3500. Jared hugged the woman a few times (who was a ticket holder in the front row) and he was so gracious to her. He looked very very touched.
As I mentioned before, this is all off the top of my head. Iâ€™ll be going through my notes in more detail later and will have far better and more in-depth information to share.