Although last Tuesday's 200th episode of Supernatural was an enjoyable 44 minutes, it also put the final nail in the coffin of the great queerbaiting debate. For those unfamiliar with the term, queerbaiting is when a show's producers tease a queer relationship with no intention of ever following through. This is often done to get the benefits of featuring queer relationship — namely, to gain support of the LGBTQ community and profit off their viewership — without having to worry about alienating viewers who would find such relationships objectionable.
Sure, Sam and Dean have died a lot on Supernatural — but never like this! When the Mark of Cain transformed Dean (Jensen Ackles) into a demon at the end of the Season 9, fans had no idea what was next for the eldest Winchester.
Ahead of Tuesday's premiere (9/8, CW) showrunner Jeremy Carver previews what to expect from Demon Dean, Sam's (Jared Padalecki) next move and whether death means anything on the show any more.
Only a few details have been released about Supernatural's "musical-ish" 200th episode, but we're already tapping our toes in anticipation.
In an interview with Zap2It, Jared Padalecki revealed that "Fan Fiction," penned by Robbie Thompson, will feature a play based on Chuck Shurley's Supernatural books (which covered Seasons 1-5). While the brothers only encounter the play in the course of an investigation, let's just take a minute and really imagine what this musical would look like in all its glory.
At Sunday's packed Comic-Con panel for Supernatural, stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark A. Sheppard and executive producer Jeremy Carver gathered to discuss the series entering its 10th season this fall. That will make 10 years of Sam and Dean fighting demons (and each other), 10 years of driving around in a '67 Impala and 10 years of "Carry On Wayward Son."
What else can we expect? Check out the highlights below for the scoop:
Expect a healthy dose of Demon Dean when Supernatural returns.
The CW drama, which comes back Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 9/8c, will pick up with Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) having become the thing he's always hated most: a demon. "We will stay with Demon Dean for more than one episode," series executive producer Jeremy Carver said at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Friday. "You'll see a different type of Demon Dean than you might expect."