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Supernatural is about to get a whole lot sillier with its upcoming episode, “Party On Garth.” It features the return of D.J. Qualls as geeky hunter Garth and a monster that you can only see when you’re drunk.

In this clip, Sam and Dean meet up with Garth in the morgue and learn that he doesn’t use the FBI approach to get access to dead bodies. But he does enjoy using famous people’s names as his aliases.

“Party On, Garth” certainly seems like a much more light-hearted adventure than the drama-filled return of Castiel. Hopefully we’ll learn if Sam really is cured now that Cas “shifted” the Lucifer visions to himself.

This marks the last new episode before the show’s final hiatus of the season. Following this episode on March 30, the show will take three weeks off before returning on April 20 to start the final five episodes of season 7.

Supernatural airs Friday at 9pm on the CW.






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Could Castiel have survived Leviathans’ mass exodus of his body, leaving only a soggy trenchcoat behind? On Friday’s episode of Supernatural (9/8c, The CW), Castiel has returned… but if he’s intact remains to be seen.

“He plays a substantial role in the episode,” series executive producer Sera Gamble tells TVGuide.com, “but when he comes back, it’s not in exactly the same state or state of mind when we last left him.”

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It appears that Castiel isn’t the only familiar face hanging out with Dean. The demon Meg Masters (Rachel Miner) has returned after last season’s trip through Purgatory. The last time we saw Meg, she shared a rather heated kiss with Castiel, back when he was still just an angel and not a god or vessel for Leviathans… or whatever he is now.

Meg had also attempted to kill the King of Hell himself, Crowley (Mark Sheppard). “She has been a bit of a free agent and kind of a demon rebel since Crowley took power,” Gamble explains. “She is on Crowley’s most-wanted list, and her situation has not changed. She’s still the enemy of Crowley. When she pops up, she’s kind of looking for allies.”

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Gamble won’t reveal any more details about the episode, but confirms that Supernatural would be more than happy to have Collins back as Castiel, should his presence serve the story. “We actually have left it open-ended enough to have him return,” she says. “That’s all I can say this point. We don’t even have a pickup for Season 8 yet.”

Supernatural airs Fridays at 9/8c on The CW.



In the episode, Sam (Jared Padalecki) has finally broken down under the pressure of Lucifer’s (Mark Pellegrino) relentless “hell”-lucinations and winds up in a mental hospital. In seeking help, Dean (Jensen Ackles) is led to a healer who looks a lot like their old buddy Castiel (Misha Collins). “I can’t say too much about Dean’s reaction, but it was weird to see that face again for sure,” says Gamble.

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Supernatural on the CW network is finishing up its seventh season and the show can claim some of the most ardent and faithful fans. That was very apparent at the Salute to Supernatural Convention 2012 in Burbank, California this last weekend, March 2 to 4th. The fans have dubbed it Burcon and it was definitely an event crafted for them; meet and greets, a Karaoke Party, photo ops plus a Celebrity Cocktail Party. And the savvy actors, who have been doing this for several years, did not disappoint.

Here are some of the Question and Answer highlights from the Sunday J2 panel. Fast notes win sometimes, but tweets rule. Next time.

To Jensen – What was it like doing a play?

JENSEN: It was sold out every night and everybody came out. Every night it was butterflies inside. It’s not something that goes away. But I love that nervous anxiety…of here we go, in front of a whole crowd. But I love it out here and we get to talk to the fans live. And make jerks of our selves. Live.

What is your interaction with the crew?

JENSEN: With the crew members? The crew is our family. It’s a very dysfunctional family. There’s not a day on that set that goes by that were not folded over laughing about something.

JARED: We see them every day. More than most people in our lives.

Why does Dean end up in all the costumes?

JENSEN: You mean why does Dean get stuck with all the silly costumes? Yes, I want to know that too. He’s the one that’s always getting beat up. He’s the one that always has to put on the skirts or what or whatever the heck it is.

JARED: So any time I read in a script that has some (costume) I’ll get in to be dressed before Jensen and say “That’s kind of funnier for Dean’s character. And they go “Yeah”.

JENSEN: So you’re the one that’s giving me all the trouble.

What is the most awkward experience you’ve ever had with a fan?

JARED: Someone asked, double hug me. Sorry. I thought they said something else. That was awkward.

JENSEN: I have a funny story. This is going back many years when I was on a soap opera (Days of Our Lives) and we were doing some kind of a promotional thing at a mall in the middle of nowhere. We were on a little stage. There were two stories. There were several of the actors on stage and we’re talking and I feel this thing hit my head. I look up and a girl had put a little notebook and a pen on a fishing wire and fished it all the way down from the second story. And it hit my head and I turn to look up at her. And she goes (making the universal sign of writing). Everybody who was watching was in hysterics and I signed the autograph.

What happened to the handprint on dean’s arm in season 7? It’s gone.

JENSEN: Any injuries from being beaten up and all of his scares, when he (Cass) healed him that went away. All of his scares were healed right. It was a rebirth (in essence). The true story is, they forgot. Honestly they were like, “Oh crap.” And they probably would have gone back and reshot it had they not sat and thought about it. “No,” it would have been gone when Cass healed him.

In the first episode of season 7 with Cass turning into a Leviathan was it weird seeing Misha acting in such a crazy way or it that normal?

JENSEN: He didn’t really rehearse it like that. To be honest we don’t take rehearsals seriously. After seven years Jared and I know what to do. We’ll rehearse it, but a lot of times it’s just going through the motions for the camera guys – so we can get their focus marks and stuff like that. So we’re clowning around with Misha. So we lock it up. Here we go. Sound. Action. And he’s like “Vaueegh” (Sounding like he’s throwing up.)

JARED: And I’m like, what’s wrong with him?

JENSEN: I just peed a little.

JARED: (Laughing.) He did.

JENSEN: I remember I had the same kind of reaction the first time we ever worked together. He comes in the barn door and (in a deeper voice) “I am the one who raised you from Perdition.” And I turned around to my camera guys, and this is before we knew each other, and “Is he for real. That is so weird.” Obviously, the more we got to know Misha, the more they explored the role of Cass, it became obvious that he was making a character choice and it turned out to be a really good one.

JARED: I didn’t work with him at first, but rumor was that he was going to be around for a few episodes. So I go up to Jensen. “Hey, you worked with this Misha guy. What’s the deal?” Jensen is going, “Oh yeah, he’s good. He’s a little weird. I think he’s method or what…” And we’re walking from the stage to our trailers as we’re talking and Misha is sitting on the back of a truck and Jensen’s like, “He’s right there. Act normal. I think he saw us.” Misha is not a method actor and he certainly didn’t become one on the show.

JENSEN: And if he was we completely broke him of that. I would say he did a great job and he also did a great job of not letting us know that he was going to do that, because we probably would have messed with him.

Worst injuries suffered while shooting?

JARED: I took a really bad head kick. We were breaking into something and Jim (Beaver) was sneaking up on a guy walking on a platform. We’re sneaking up on the guards, demons and Jim comes up behind him (a guard) and he’s supposed to go over the railing. We did the first take and it was alright. With the second take the guy his whole body turned and his leg hits me (indicating side of head). So I drop. Man, it hurt. I had to sit down. You don’t expect it, a knee to the side of your head. I think he KO’d me. It was a full knee to the side of the head.
The other one was, I fell the wrong way – Season 2. I go to the hotel, and a vampire comes in and I knock him out and the stunt man hits me from behind. If the camera is there (indicating shot ending chest high) you’re supposed to act from there (indicating down to waist high), but I went too far. And the stunt man (vampire) was still right here (pointing to the floor in front of him) so I couldn’t brace myself and I snapped my wrist.

JENSEN: I haven’t broken any bones yet, but I’ve gotten banged up pretty good. I believe it was “All Hell Breaks Loose Part 2″ when Dean gets thrown into the tombstone. They padded the tombstone – it was kind of rubberized so I could throw myself into it. The problem was the base was solid stone and I threw myself back into it. It always weird when someone is not pushing you to launch yourself. And my funny bone caught the edge and my entire arm went, not with the tingling…it went completely dead. Fred Lane (Azazel) walks up and we had the dialogue and the whole time it felt like my entire hand was on fire. The nerves had been shocked so hard and to this day, I still have sensitivity in that elbow. I don’t know what I did but I never got it checked up. We got through the scene. I just kept going otherwise I was going to start crying.



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Since Jared Padalecki and wife Genevieve Padalecki announced in October that they’re expecting their first child, “Supernatural” fans have rallied to support them. At last count, over $25,000 had been donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in honor of the unborn baby, which Jared suggested in lieu of sending gifts.

Jared tells us that he and Genevieve have been humbled by the donations, though not necessarily surprised, given the enthusiasm of the fans (and their dedication to other important causes).

Though the fans are certainly psyched to welcome the youngest member of the “Supernatural” family, we’ve noticed a few fans expressing concern as to whether Jared would be missing out on some of the final episodes of the season to spend time with his family after the baby is born in mid-March. We caught up with Jared recently to check on his plans, and assured, SPN fans — Sam Winchester isn’t going anywhere but crazy.

“I’m not missing any episodes,” he tells us. “I’ve just been informed this week that I’m going to get three days off, which is better than no days off. We’re hoping for the baby to be born on a Wednesday so I can get Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and then come back up here for work.”

While three days off may not sound like much, it’s rare for Jared and his co-star, Jensen Ackles, to get weekdays off at all, so he’s genuinely appreciative of the schedule-shuffling. “The writers and Sera [Gamble] and the bunch have expressed a lot of interest in helping me out as much as they can. Unfortunately, it’s the end of the season so I can’t just vanish or turn into a goat or something,” he laughs.

(Hey, we had unicorns this year. Anything is possible.)

Of course, while his wife and son will be his number one priority, “Supernatural” is as important to Jared as ever, so he’s glad to be able to strike a balance between work and baby. “Everybody knows I’m not, like, trying to get some extra days off, scheming: ‘How can I get some days off? I have an idea!'”

“We’ve really become a family here, with the writers down south and everybody involved up in Vancouver as well, so they want me with my kid as much as I want to be with my kid,” he adds. “They certainly understand and want me to see my child as much as possible. I think they’ve been kind enough to really kind of jump through some hoops and shoot a bunch of stuff I’m not involved in back to back, even if it’s teasers from episode 19, 21, 22… [that way] they can get everything taken care of, stuff that doesn’t involve Sam and Dean.”

New episodes of “Supernatural” return March 16. In the meantime, you can vote for Jared, Jensen, Genevieve, Jim Beaver, and Misha Collins in our various TV’s Most Crushworthy polls.



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Misha Collins will return to Supernatural for at least three episodes later this season, The CW announced Monday.

Collins, 37, played the angel Castiel for two seasons before he left at the beginning of this season.

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In the Season 7 premiere, we saw Castiel act as God after ingesting all the souls in purgatory the previous season. However, we later discovered that he had also ingested the Leviathans, which took over Castiel’s body and declared that he was dead. The last time viewers saw Castiel, his body disappeared into a whirlpool, leaving behind only his trench coat.

Collins will make his first appearance in the 17th episode of this season and is slated to appear in at least two more episodes after that. He will also guest-star on another CW series, Ringer, early next year.


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Bobby’s Numbers

When Bobby is captured by the Leviathans and taken to Dick Roman‘s office, he gets a chance to examine the files in Roman’s briefcase which relate to the Leviathan’s grand plan. There appear to be a number of schematics, and maps relating to the location of infrastructure such as dams and power plants. As he examines a map, with red markers in Wisconsin and Ohio, he seems to have an epiphany as to what the Leviathans intend to do.
As Bobby is escaping from the Leviathans, he is shot in the head by Dick as he gets in the van with Sam and Dean. As he lapses into a coma, Bobby’s subconscious is insistent that he remember something of importance that he must tell the boys. He writes down the numbers 454895. As his brain starts shutting down, Bobby struggles to confront his worst memory in order to regain consciousness. He manages to long enough to write the numbers on Sam’s hand, although it appears he may only write the first five numbers. With a final affectionate “Idjits”, Bobby dies.

Bobby examines Roman’s files in 7.09 How to Win Friends And Influence Monsters

Bobby’s subconscious makes an effort to remember the numbers in 7.10 Death’s Door

Bobby writes the numbers on Sam’s palm in 7.10 Death’s Door

Fan theories on the meaning of the numbers

Fans immediately started speculating on the significance of the numbers. Feel free to add your theories here:

  • The latitude 45.4 and longitude -89.5 are the coordinates for Beaver Lake, in Lincoln County in Wisconsin, which could be one of the spots marked on Roman’s map. source
  • 454895 is the number of a chimpanzee gene sequence. The Latin name for chimpanzees is Pan troglodytes, and the day the episode aired Jared posted a video of himself smashing his phone called “Trog Break Phone”.
  • If you replace the numbers with their corresponding letters it becomes DEDHIE which is an anagram for He Died
  • It is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow. Source
  • In Google Maps it’s the coordinates for Singapore Source.
  • Combination to a lock
  • 454895 is the Nomen number of Capparis spinosa, the caper bush. The bark and leaves can cause goitrogenic (anti-thyroid) activity,which lead to abnormal weight gain, tiredness, baldness, and cold intolerance. This could be what the Leviathans were using in the Turducken slammers. sources
  • On food.com it is the recipe for Hot Italian Sausage Casserole. source.
  • Shorthand for the years 1945, 1948 and 1995. Or 454 BCE and 895 BCE
  • An alarm system code to get them past security at the Leviathan HQ
  • Coordinates to a whiskey fountain.
  • The combination to a box hidden somewhere in Bobby’s house that holds a tape, and recorded on that tape is one of Bobby’s bitch rants that verbally slap Sam and Dean’s ass in order all the time, so they’ll have it for when they can no longer just call Bobby up and ask for his advice.
  • The combination to a box that is holding a piece of paper that says, “Idjits”.
  • The number of beers Bobby drinks in a month.
  • The coordinates to where Cas is
  • A reference to Inception (some fans believe this entire episode was a “dream within a dream” sequence)
  • Gematria is a Hebrew system of assigning letters to numbers and things, it’s the kind of thing Bobby would know about. 454895 spells out Daled, He, Daled, Heth, Teth, He- which when translated loosely into English is D, E, D, H, T, E. This could be an anagram of a lot of things, most notably “the ded” and “edeth d,” which could be a name.
  • It’s the hex code # to the color of Bobby’s hat. Source


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Last week’s episode of Supernatural was a good one (read our full review).  The Ben Edlund penned script started with the boys and Bobby hunting the Jersey Devil in the woods and ended with them reuniting with the season’s big bad: the leviathans.  When they learned that Biggerson’s specialty sandwich, the Turducken, was making people crazy, they tried to figure out the source.  They soon realized that the leviathans were creating these special sandwiches to make people complacent.  But it also turned some test subjects crazy.

Head leviathan Dick Roman stopped by to check on the progress of their little experiment and wanted to shut the operation down when he found out it was getting bad publicity because of the crazy cannibals.  In the middle of that, Bobby got captured by the leviathans and got a personal meeting with Dick.  Bobby also managed to get a peak at some of the leviathan’s plans.  But when the boys stormed the warehouse and managed to get Bobby out, our favorite old hunter got shot in the head.

Supernatural is on hiatus until December 2.  The midseason finale will air on that date.  The episode will show us the outcome of Bobby’s injury.  Will the show kill him or will he live to fight another day?  Whatever happens, it’s clear from the promo for the midseason finale that Sam and Dean aren’t really ready to lose their second father.  We’ll also be taking a trip through Bobby’s past.  It looks like he’ll be dreaming about his childhood while he fights for his life.  The episode was written by executive producer Sera Gamble and directed by executive producer Robert Singer.

By the way, folks, the photos are rather spoilery about the return (in ghost form, obviously) about a dead character from the show.

To view photos for the December 2 episode of Supernatural, click the arrows above.  The show will be on hiatus after this episode but will return in the new year on Friday, January 6.



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