I blame Misha.

At least that’s what I think I’m supposed to say.  I’m new to this GISH thing.

Actually, I blame Robbie Thompson and Felicia Day for luring me into this GISH thing. I saw a tweet saying that Robbie had devised a game for Felicia and other Supernatural cast members to play online as a charitable fundraiser to feed children who had lost their school meals because of CoVid closings. All I had to do to watch this epic battle of gaming nerds was pay $15 to join a mini-GISH scavenger hunt – a one day version of the larger, one week insanity that takes place every August. The game was part of the festivities included with my registration. I like scavenger hunts, I thought to myself. It’s only one day. I can set aside $15 and a few hours to see this game. Besides, I could use a little fun in my life right now.

Famous last words.

This has been an historic week in the United States. The death of George Floyd and the reactions to it have dominated the news. Our cast and Behind the Scenes personnel have reacted to these events. This week we will be publishing those reactions.

Do you have a favorite teacher?  On the other hand, do you still remember a nightmare teacher, someone who crushed your spirit or treated you unfairly?  Teachers influence us all, for good or bad, and most of us have strong feelings about those who taught us.  Supernatural addressed this topic in the episode "After School Special."    

"After School Special" (4.13), which was primarily set in a high school in 2009, also gave us a look at the Winchesters' high school days back in 1997.  Upon realizing that, I was prepared to see the common characterization of an inflexible, petty, dictatorial teacher who tyrannizes and belittles students.  Instead, I found a compelling glimpse of an unsung hero - Mr. Wyatt.  Though the scenes with him were short, Mr. Wyatt demonstrated several attributes of a good teacher, and, in so doing, he provided Sam with life-changing inspiration.  If we consider why Mr. Wyatt had such a lasting impact on Sam, perhaps this model teacher's lessons can extend beyond his Supernatural classroom. 


On May 30, 1964 a future King was born in London, England.

His name is Mark Sheppard.

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Yes, we are talking about you, Mark.
Today we celebrate your 56th birthday!

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Supernatural has resonated with many people because of the timelessness of many of its themes like brotherly love, sacrifice, and courage against unbeatable odds.  Recently, I was thinking about one of my favorite books, Watership Down by Richard Adamsand I was shocked to discover that there were several similarities between the book and the show.  Contrary to what I first thought when I heard the title, the book has nothing to do with sinking boats on the ocean!  Instead, it is set in England and is a tale of rabbits who take an epic journey from their warren to establish a new home of their own.  Their journey is fraught with dangers, even after they find a perfect spot for their new warren.  Published in 1972, It is a fascinating mix of realism with fantasy since the rabbits talk and have their own language and mythology.  When I first read it in high school, I was immediately reminded of Pilgrim's Progress and Exodus from the Bible, but, now that I'm a fan of Supernatural, I saw numerous parallels between our show and this beloved book. (Readers are reminded that there will be references to the book in this article that may spoil certain events in the book.)


The main characters in Watership Down are brothers - Fiver and Hazel.  Fiver is the younger brother, but, unlike Sam, he is the runt of the litter, and, even when grown, is smaller and weaker than the others.  Like Sam, however, he has visions of the future, terrible visions of bloodshed and slaughter, visions which can be physically debilitating. The leader of the warren doesn't believe him, but his brother does, and together they guide a small group of rabbits out of their warren to safety.  

If you've been following The Winchester Family Business' "Breathtaking Photos" series, you know that I've had this idea for a while. What if we put together a series of our favorite photos of Supernatural's lead stars and characters? I'm not talking about the good pictures, or even the really good pictures, because, let's be honest, it's hard for the Supernatural actors to not be attractive in every picture they take! No, I'm thinking about the stunning pictures. The ones that stop you in your tracks. The ones that immediately distract you from what you are doing and demand that you devote your attention to absorbing every light variation, every freckle, every dimple, every pixel of the photo or filmed shot.  Would we all choose the same pictures? What exactly makes one image stand out from all the rest? Would all this pretty fill our hearts to bursting? These are important questions that deserve thoughtful answers!

To do this right, we need an appreciation photo stream for each actor and character individually. So far in this series, we've shown how talented photographers have captured the breathtaking charisma of Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins. Now we turn our attention to the characters they each play on Supernatural! Today we begin with Sam Winchester! He'll soon be followed by big brother Dean, then our beloved angel, Castiel. To find the most breathtaking images of Team Free Will, I reviewed every screenshot, from every episode, from every season aired so far in Supernatural! Weeks of looking at Sam, Dean and Cas pictures to get you the best!