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When we last left the Brothers Winchester, Dean (Jensen Ackles) had been exiled to Purgatory while Sam (Jared Padalecki) was left alone on Earth. As the new season revs up tonight, we pick up the action one year later as Dean finally lands back on Earth and Sam has moved away from demon hunting.
On the Vancouver set last week on a Warner Brothers-sponsored press trip, Padalecki sat down with reporters – our Jim Halterman among them – to talk about why Sam may be thrilled with his brother’s return but not so much about returning to demon hunting as well as how he is a fan of flashbacks for telling certain kinds of stories.
The CW’s Supernatural is known for its cliffhangers, but Season 7 just may have been the biggest one yet. How could it be bigger than Dean (Jensen Ackles) being dragged to hell or Sam (Jared Padalecki) letting Lucifer take control of his body and then falling into the pit? Well, how about by splitting the brothers again, only this time Sam has no idea where his brother is and therefore is at a loss on how to even attempt to bring him home.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. When Dean finds himself in Purgatory, he is suddenly in a “more concentrated version” of the kinds of evil he usually only sees in small, weekly doses. His buddy Castiel (Misha Collins) abandons him for reasons that will become known in the season premiere, and he is forced to team up with a character he would normally be hunting.
Naturally, when Dean finally gets out of Purgatory and tracks down his brother in the Season 8 premiere, “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” things look mighty different from how we last left them.
What did Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins have to say about Supernatural Season 8?
“It’s going to take a little bit of time to warm back up to the relationship that he and Sam had,” Ackles admitted during a recent Warner Brothers set visit for a select group of press. Continue reading