Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki in Supernatural by Sergei Bachlakov/The CW
The season premiere of the CW's Supernatural is almost (and finally!) here, so TVGuide.com reached out to series creator Eric Kripke and beseeched him to list his all-time 10 most favorite episodes.Kripke's list is below. Give it a look, then cast your vote for your own personal favorite. We will tally the results, take note of your comments, and then present the results on Sept. 18 aka the day fans thought could not get here fast enough.Eric Kripke's Top 10 Supernatural Episodes (in alphabetical order)"Bloodlust" "Crossroad Blues" "Devil Trap" "Faith" "Ghostfacers" "Hollywood Babylon" "Mystery Spot" "Night Shifter" "Supernatural Christmas" "What Is And What Should Never Be" Vote for your favorite of the 10 here, and then "justify" your love in Comments.
Jensen Ackles by Sergei Bachlakov/ The CW
The season opens with some bombshells teases Supernatural creator Eric Kripke who already jolted viewers when he sent Dean Winchester Jensen Ackles to Hell in Mays season finaleSeason 4 premiering September 18 at 9 pmET The CW opens four months later when Dean wakes up with no memory of his torment What happened to Dean in Hell and to [younger brother] Sam [Jared Padalecki] when he had to be a hunter by himself will slowly come to light Kripke says It gives us a nice opportunity for an internal struggle for Dean and for the brothers to surprise each otherKatie Cassidy Ruby and Lauren Cohan Bela are both gone but Jim Beaver and Steven Williams are back as geezer demon fighters Bobby and Rufus Get set for a revealing flashback to the Winchester parents teen years an homage to 1930s monster flicks and a bloody Halloween show Ileane Rudolph
Katie Cassidy by Sergei Bachlakov/The CW
Sexy Supernatural thief Bela (Lauren Cohan) has already been sent to hell unlike Dean, she wont be released and now the shows creator Eric Kripke tells TV Guide its bye bye to sexy demon Ruby (Katie Cassidy) as well. Shes great, but this was unfortunately a financial decision purely budgetary, because creatively she was terrific," Kripke said. "I have nothing but great affection for Katie, and she was great for the show. It was a very difficult business decision about the realities we are in." Though the budgets the same as last year, the show films in Canada and is suffering from a lousy exchange rate. There will be female characters, Kripke promises. But expect more of the love em, leave em or kill em variety. We have a plan thats as exciting as any weve ever had of how to thread new characters in some unexpected ways, he said, adding that the season opener will have a couple of &...
Jensen Ackles, Supernatural
Not only did Supernatural creator Eric Kripke confirm that Dean Winchester is alive — though not too comfortably since he's in hell — he spilled next season's plans for the beleaguered Winchester brothers.
TVGuide.com: You weren't lying when you said you were hoping to make your fans really angry and full of anxiety all summer!Eric Kripke: [Laughs] It was a fun way to end the season. Dean meat-hooked in the center of what looks like a thousand mile spiderweb of rusty chains. Sort of M.C.Escher meets Hellraiser.
TVGuide.com: Why did you send Dean to hell? Kripke: Everyone expected Dean to be safe! That's reason enough to send him to hell. But also, in ways I can't reveal, it's a turning point for Dean. You need huge moves to happen that can cause radical shifts in the cha
Supernatural finale - Jensen Ackles by Sergei Bachlakov/The CW
Supernaturals Dean Jensen Ackles is down to his final 24 hours Its been a year since he made a deal with demons to save the life of his brother Sam Jared Padalecki by sacrificing his own and his debt is due The boys race like hell to save him says exec producer Eric Kripke Their last two attempts failed miserably but now Kripke reveals they know who holds the deal and how to kill them But dont expect salvation for the Winchester brothers We leave them in a pretty suspenseful place Kripke says I hope it will drive everybody crazy until were back in the fall
ensen Ackles as Dean and Jared Padalecki in Supernatural by Sergei Bachlakov/The CW
After an impossibly long two-month hiatus due to the writers strike Supernatural finally returns with new episodes this week And to celebrate weve conjured up another QA Will there be an extended Season 4 How do fans opinions affect the shows direction Will we get answers about this years finale Supernatural creator Eric Kripke is back to tackle your questions and theories Plus he has a special message about this weeks all-new episode Supernatural airs Thursdays at 9 pmET on the CWIve had a long-term theory regarding Sam and his visions that they were not his but given to him by YED through the connection of blood which he used to keep track of and communicate with the chosen children Is this right Or am I just smoking something So totally dying to knowThanks gloriaoliverEric Kripke Its an interesting theory but Id be crazy to confirm or deny Sorry but you just have to keep guessing Is there any chance youll ever appear in a b
Supernatural returns with its first new episode in what feels like forever on Thursday, Jan. 31. If we hurry, The Man can maybe get us answers to your burning questions in time for the big day. Post them here, two per customer, and I'll do the best I can. Since you're an avid bunch, I'll probably have to "close the door" on this request around 5 pm/ET Friday. OK, I'm ducking out of the way now!UPDATE: OK, forget 5 pm, the solicitation is over now (9 am/ET), LOL. Thank you, as always, for the response, and stay tuned!
Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, Supernatural
Ho, ho, ho, Deaniacs and Samaholics, Supernatural (9 pm/ET, CW) hasn't forgotten you at you at holiday time. Exec producer Eric Kripke is gifting you with a very gory Christmas episode tonight and he's telling us all about it — there's some revelations fans should eat up — as well as offering up some hints of episodes to come. TV Guide: So what is the Supernatural take on Christmas? Eric Kripke: I grew up loving Christmas specials; Rudolph, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. I got it into my head that I wanted to do Supernatural's version of a Christmas special. We wanted to be the first — and I'd imagine only — Christmas special complete with impalements, cannibalism and torture scenes. [Laughs] What I really rub my hands together in glee about is that we are far and away
Jared Padalecki and Sandra McCoy, Supernatural
The Big Bad Wolf attacks Little Red Riding Hood. A murderous old lady in a cottage menaces a couple lost in the woods. A beautiful teenager is cruelly abused by her wicked stepmother. It's just another day on Supernatural (Thursdays, 9 pm/ET, CW).
In keeping with the show's dark mythology, when these familiar fairy tales surface in the Nov. 1 episode, "Bedtime Stories," it's no Disney cartoon. These twisted fables are grim. Brothers Grimm, to be exact. "When I went back and read the original stories, they were creepy and freaky," says Jared Padalecki, who plays Sam, the younger of the two demon-hunting Winchester brothers. "I was actually a little spooked. I grew up on the Disney movies, and I'm going, 'Oh, my god, this is what it came from?'"
That reaction pleases executive producer Eric Kripke. "The Grimm Brothers' fairy tal
Jensen Ackles, Supernatural
As Dean Winchester, the short-fused, sarcastic, evil-battling older brother on Supernatural (Thursdays at 9pm/ET, the CW), Jensen Ackles has made some pretty hard choices. In the first part of this interview, he talked about his deal with the Crossroads Demon, his obsessed fans and his real-life friendship with costar Jared Padalecki. In this final part, he opens up about this "thrill-ride season," his love of vintage cars and why he's jealous of Matthew Fox.
TV Guide: You've added a couple of hot new female characters to the show, Ruby and Bella. Eric Kripke [the show's creator] said he's looking to see what chemistry that will brin