Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Rob Benedict (inset)
Let's not sugarcoat it: Things on Supernatural are a mess right now. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) have split up, there are no more prophets coming to lend a hand, and Earth is caught in the middle of full-on wars for control over Heaven and Hell.
Maybe it's time for some divine help.
During his time masquerading as The Prophet, Chuck (né God) rewarded those who had the bravery to defy his plan (Team Free Will FTW!). But he wasn't above stepping in to save his favorite creations when the situation got too dire, either. Yet as the lines between Heaven, Hell and Earth continue to blur, God is nowhere to be seen and rarely even discussed. So what's the deal?
Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki
Somebody get Dean (Jensen Ackles) a box of tissues, a bottle of whiskey and some serious ammo, because the eldest Winchester is hurting bad when Supernatural returns Tuesday.
But Dean doesn't have time to sit around and mope. He's got to get his brother Sam (Jared Padalecki) back and avenge the tragic death of Kevin (Oscric Chau). Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver chatted with TVGuide.com about exactly how Dean plans on pull it all off. Plus: He tells us what's next for Castiel (Misha Collins) now that he has his grace back, what Gadreel's real intentions are and more.
Jared Padalecki, Genevieve Cortese
Jared Padalecki and his wife Genevieve Cortese Padalecki welcomed their second son on Sunday.
"Hey yall- gen and I did, indeed, experience a holiday miracle yesterday: Tony Romo didn't senselessly throw the game away!!" the Supernaturalstar teased on Twitter Monday.
Kim Rhodes, Osric Chau
Supernatural will always be the story of Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), but over the years the series has introduced dozens of other characters who have found beloved homes in the fandom. And on Tuesday's episode (9/8c, The CW), Sheriff Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) returns again when she calls on the Winchesters to help investigate four missing virgins. (Hey, at least it's a step up from dating Crowley!)
Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki
It's hard out there for a Sam fan.
Since getting possessed by Ezekiel, Sam (Jared Padalecki) has repeatedly been pushed out of the action on Supernatural this season to allow the angel to save the day (with the delightful exception of Sam's scenes with Crowley last week). And though with each use of his powers, Zeke — and thus, Sam — weakens a little more, Padalecki says Sam will get back in the fray soon.
"We do start to see that Zeke is healing Sam," Padalecki tells TVGuide.com. "We do see Sam start to not require so much help from Zeke and his brother. So we will gradually see more bits of Sam more often than Zeke in the upcoming episodes, which doesn't mean we won't see Zeke as well."
Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins
Castiel's first attempt at hunting on Supernatural was a cartoonish comedy of errors — and that was with his angelic superpowers! So how will it go now that Cas is human?
"Now you just have an awkward human being with Dean, whose very comfortable in these shoes and totally understands walking into a crime scene. But you get awkward boy over here doing it all wrong," Jensen Ackles tells TVGuide.com. "It makes for some good comedic moments."
Supernatural's Season 9 premiere more than lived up to the hype (and it has the ratings to prove it). In order to save Sam (Jared Padalecki), his brother Dean (Jensen Ackles) enlisted the help of the angel Ezekiel (Tahmoh Penikett) to secretly possess Sam and act as, what showrunner Jeremy Carver calls, "an angelic pacemaker."
But before Dean approved Ezekiel using Sam as a vessel, Castiel (Misha Collins) had given the angel his seal of approval. But coming from the guy who was Metatron's right-hand man, should Ezekiel really be trusted with our Moose?
Sarah Shahi, Paige Turco and Taraji P. Henson
Last Thursday, I was honored to moderate a panel at the "Made in NY" PaleyFest at New York's Paley Center, celebrating the third season of CBS's terrific cyber-thriller Person of Interest. Before the discussion with many of the show's cast and executive producer Jonathan Nolan, there was a screening of this week's episode (Tuesday, 10/9c) — the best of the season to date, and a fairly pivotal one — that is especially enjoyable in how it showcases the series' fabulous femmes fatales. With the target du jour a chameleon Casanova, the women must act as nightclub and social-media bait: an off-duty and glammed-up Carter (Taraji P. Henson), the ferociously trigger-happy Shaw (Sarah Shahi, hilariously playing against her natural beauty) and Reese's favorite fixer, the alluring Zoe Morgan (recurring co-star Paige Turco). A CBS contact refers to them as "Finch's Angels," and if they want to spin themselves off, that would be fine by me. A scene where the three ladies of the evening compare their weaponry is a riot. So's a later scene in which Shaw reflects on her disdain for relationships. (When I asked Shahi if Shaw has a soft side, she wasted no time in barking a "No.")
Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki
Supernatural returns for its ninth season Tuesday (8/7c, The CW) and we can't wait to see what's next for Team Free Will.
"I think this year's first three episodes of setting up our world are all pretty special," executive producer Robert Singer told reporters at Comic-Con over the summer. "There may be certain moves that some of our characters make that some fans don't like, but I think they're going to understand them ... and it's really going to be driving the mythology."
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles
The Winchesters have literally been to Hell and back, but there are only so many times you can cheat death. So has Sam's (Jared Padalecki) luck run out?
In the extended promo for Supernatural's Season 9 premiere, Dean (Jensen Ackles) remains hopeful about his brother's condition, promising, "Just because you're dying doesn't mean you're dead. We're gonna fight this." Unfortunately, Sam isn't too confident, telling his brother, "There's nothing left to fight for."