04 11 / 2013
So here’s a book that pays tribute to this weird little shared universe of ours. But more than that, it recognizes all the people who have worked so hard and sacrificed so much to bring it to life.
Finally… like you. Yes, you. The fans. Because you’re the reason Supernatural is on the air. You watch the episodes, buy the merch (like this book - thanks!), discuss online (and, yes, you drive me crazy, but I love you). Just like us, you live here. Like us, you’ve helped create this insane, symbiotic thing.
You’re one of us. You get it. And for that, I thank you."
04 11 / 2013
"If Dean’s got a secret, Dean’s secret is he wants a really normal family. And it’s kind of really heart breaking for me. Like it wasn’t a funny scene, but it became really heart breaking. We have this character who is telling Dean like, “Let’s go have this picnic and we’ll pick up Ben from baseball,” just the most suburban mini van life ever, and that’s what he wants. And his embarrassment that Sam is watching it, and you get the sense that he’s had this dream all the time, but he’s like embarrassed, “Oh no I’ve never had this dream before,” and it really just kinda breaks your heart in the middle of this fast moving episode."
04 11 / 2013
"We have this big scene where Dean confronts himself, this was like the big episode for us where we’re like, Dean has this really big turning point where he basically learns a little self esteem. If we had an arc for Dean this season, it would be, you know, Dean begins the season with such a really crappy view of himself and he ends the season with more self respect, he’s really matured that way. And we spoke a lot about well, where did Dean-where did this begin, where did this come from, from Dean? And the answer was it came from his dad, it’s his dad that’s the reason he was the way he was. So, the initial conception, we said this is the episode we bring back Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and he comes into a room and waiting there is Dad. And Dad like starts, browbeating him, and that was our first version. But we checked and Jeffrey was unavailable…so we couldn’t have him and we were like, okay so what do we do? And then we realized that the way to do it was the junkyard scene from Superman 3, where it’s like, Dean on Dean. And if you see like, it’s Dean on Dean but the conversation is still about Dad, which is like, the original holdover, like it’s really about his emotion from Dad. But the only way it makes sense would be sort of, insecure, awful, angsty Dean talking to our hero Dean, and it’s sort of like the Bad Dean symbolizes everything that Dean hates about himself and he finally gets to kill it. And Jensen-Jensen made the scene, he just so rocked it. And like, you can so tell-like if you look, he’s playing different facets of the same character, and at any given moment you know which one’s which, even though they’re played by the same guy and that’s no easy feat. One of my favorite parts of the episode for sure."
20 10 / 2013
"I was generally pleased. Part of the show is to love the process of getting driven nuts. I mean that’s part of the viewing experience. If they’re happy and content every episode, that means you’re not doing your job. It would be a very boring show if at the end of every episode it was like oh, isn’t that nice? That wouldn’t be very exciting."