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Misha was our last interview of the day.  Honestly, we were lucky we got five minutes with him considering our previous interview, Jared, was cut short at three minutes.  Misha was pleasant as always, and managed to maintain that dry humor we all know and love.  Warning, there are some spoilers for season ten, but they're not too bad.  Plus there's a cute answer he gives me when I ask him about The Greatest American Hero.  He turns into such a fan boy!  

Here's the full video of the interview on our TVFTROU YouTube channel.  Below that is the full transcript. (Apologies for the video quality.  The lighting in the room was terrible, not good for average cameras). 

Dean and Cass’ relationship.  How is that going to be affected by Demon Dean?

Well, it think it’s affected (laughs), it drives a wedge between them let’s say.  On the one hand I think that there’s a certain… Cass obviously cares about Dean very much because his primary mission is to get Dean cured of being a demon, fix everything. But at the same time Cass is determined not to let Demon Dean roam the earth.  If it comes to it Cass is willing to kill Demon Dean if Human Dean can’t be rescued.  So yes, that puts a strain on any relationship. 

Can you tell us anything about the 200th musical episode.  Are you going to sing?  Do you want to sing?

I have not yet read the episode so I don’t know.  I really don’t know much more than you.  I know a little bit more, only a little bit more.  It’s going to be good, it’s going to be kind of meta. 

Would you be willing to sing?

Of course.  I mean I’ve sung before.

It was so good.

It was so good.  How could you not want more of that.

Did you ever sing the Greatest American Hero to your own son?

No, I didn’t, but I have to say, I loved that show when I was seven, when it was on the air.  When it would come on I would like pinch myself, like I couldn’t believe I was having such good fortune to see that show.  It didn’t last as long as it should of.  The show have been on for twenty or thirty years. 

Like “Supernatural” is going to be. 

Yeah, like “Supernatural” is going to be, yeah. 

Any challenges swapping back and forth between being an angel and being human not liking PB&J anymore? 

No, I think it’s good.  I think it’s been good for the character to have that arc and also it has  changed Castiel, because now he knows what it’s like to be a human so he can empathize a little bit better with humans, he is probably a little bit more human himself in a sense he’s had this experience.  I don’t have whiplash.  

Does he absolutely still want to be an angel or would he could choose he would go a different direction? 

I think Cass knows that he is an angel at his core so I don’t think he wants to be a human.  There are certain perks of humanness but I think that Cass…and I think this whole season is really about, Jeremy had said this, you are who you are and Cass is an angel.  It’s who he wants to be, who he should be and who he will be.  

Is his storyline going to be more solo thing or how heavily will he be interacting with the guys? 

There will be interaction but there will also be independence.  Cass has got a very personal arc that he’s going on that’s less about Heaven and Hell and more about small and personal.  

What’s it like going into the 10th season? 

It’s bizarre.  This is such a fractured business typically.  You hop from one job to another with great rapidity.  You work with a crew or a cast for a few months, maybe a year, maybe a couple of years, but then you move on.  It’s very surreal to be with the same group for this long.  I haven’t even been there from the beginning I’ve been there for seven years now but it’s…I don’t know, it’s almost like a family.  It’s not at all what I ever expected to have in this line of work and I like it.  

Are you directing another episode?

I hope to yes, but I’m not going to do one this season.  So, hopefully there will be more seasons so I’ll direct in those.  

Or a movie.

Or a movie would be good. 


# SueB 2014-08-01 16:40
Excellent interview. I worry about Cas. I totally get his fatalistic perspective. If you thought you were destined to die shortly, why NOT put all your efforts into saving your friend. And Cas, I think, knows that Dean would want him to either stop Demon!Dean or kill him. So Cas, IMO, is doing what Dean wants.

IA, BTW, The Greatest American Hero should have gone on much longer!
# novemberschild 2014-08-01 20:49
Thanks for posting the video and for transcribing, I sometime find it hard to hear what they are saying in these interviews because of all the people in the background talking.
SueB- I think that is a good point, Cas often does what other people want him to do and not what would be best for him. He has always looked out for the guys and I don't think that is going to change now.
He has always seen himself as the protector of Sam and Dean and in a broader sense, humanity, especially in the last 2 seasons. We saw him tell Naomi and Metatron that their mission was to watch over humanity not slaughter it or treat it as garbage.
I don't want to have to worry about poor Cas all season, I hope there is a way he can replenish his Grace and still help Sam and Dean at the same time.
# SueB 2014-08-01 22:15
I'm ridiculously worried about Cas.
# novemberschild 2014-08-02 14:13
SueB, I understand and I agree with you, we should worry about Cas, I do every season.
Ever since he showed up in S4 and I realized what and how much he brought to SPN I have worried about him being killed off permanently since that is the SPN way. True you can always be brought back for an episode here and there but it isn't the same as being in the season.

I know SPN is about Sam and Dean and they are the heart and soul of the show and without them there would be NO show, but I have always felt that Cas has represented something special and in some ways he had brought a unique "something" to the show, I don't know how to put it in words but for me he has.
I thought S7 was harsh and depressing without Cas, Bobby and Baby, yeah the guys trudged on but it wasn't the same for me, I felt the guys had lost the desire to fight against evil and it was only at the end of the season did it start to feel like SPN again.
# LEAH 2014-08-02 15:11
I agree Novemberschild, I think I always take Cas a little for granted, thinking he will always be there. I agree he does bring something special to the show. Apart from the time he went off the rails he adds a steadying influence to the often rocky (lately anyway) brother relationship. He does seem to care for both of them very much. And even though he is getting much wiser about current pop culture (thank you JC) he still has a lovely naivety and also fond feelings for us humans in spite of our flaws. He, much like the boys, struggles to do the right thing, even when it turns out wrong. I like us and the brothers through Cas's eyes.