Jeremy Carver Teases What’s Ahead in Supernatural’s Mid-Season Return and Beyond

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Jeremy Carver Teases What's Ahead in Supernatural's Mid-Season Return and BeyondReady for this year to be over already so we can continue on a “Road Trip” with the Winchesters in “Supernatural” Episode 9.10? While we wait for the show’s January 14th return, here are a few clues of what’s ahead straight from exec producer Jeremy Carver. Just beware of spoilers!

In a recent chat with EW, Carver covered a wide range of subjects, including how Kevin’s death would affect Sam and especially Dean moving forward, what we’ll be learning about Gadreel, how Castiel will deal with getting his powers back, what new and familiar faces might pop up in the second half of the season, and a lot more.

We have some highlights below; be sure to click the link at the bottom of the page for the full enchilada.

How will the brothers cope with the loss of Kevin?
Dean finds himself … a bit unmoored by this with really no one but himself to blame. And as we know, Dean’s go-to is blaming himself anyway. And the fact that he’s right this time hits him hard. And I think we’ll find him struggling with this for quite a few episodes… things get serious, tense, sad; and people get angry. But I don’t think in any shape or form that things get mired in sadness. It’s not like we’ve thrown a 600-pound weight on this. Things are kept moving and brisk. You can throw a pity party all you’d like, but there’s always a monster around the corner waiting to be killed. The last thing we’re going to do is, whether he wants to or not, no one is going to get a chance to drown his sorrows. That’s where [some] unlikely alliances come in and people pulling Dean out of this come into play. They keep things moving and keep it interesting, compelling.

So Sam and Dean will be split up again?
We have people on different paths. We’ve got Sam, who’s being possessed and essentially taken over by Gadreel, an angel who’s done this horrible thing. And we’re going to reveal that Gadreel is more complex than we even may have presented him… we’re going to see Gadreel put through his [paces] a bit [more] by Metatron in terms of going down a dark path… that’s really what driving the mythology of the boys when we come back… the boys might be apart, but they’re not apart that long. We’re invested in good story, but we’re also not crazy.

What’s next for Castiel?
Now that he’s an angel again, he’s going to have to find his place in this angelic battle, and it may not be the place he imagined for himself, which is going to confront him with some choices he perhaps never thought he’d have to make…

In terms of the standalone episodes, what’s coming up?
It’s going to be really interesting. It’s going to be a combination of introducing some really really wonderful new characters into the mythology while also seeing a lot more of some of our favorite friends returning in the back half. For example, Dean’s journeys will lead him to an encounter with none other than Cain [guest star Tim Omundson] of Cain and Abel, and that will open up a whole new branch of mythology for the show that is going to have significant impact on the rest of the season and throughout the series…

And we’re going to get an answer to where the heck Garth (DJ Qualls) has been this whole time, and viewers will remember he sort of went AWOL when put in charge of guarding Kevin back in Season 8, and we’ll answer this question, and I think it will be surprising. And there will be hugs. I think we can rest assured we’ll be seeing the return of The Ghostfacers. They will be making a return in what actually is a really fun and pretty emotional episode.

And we’re going to do a heck of a lot of digging into the men of letters’ lore. We’re going to be going even deeper into that and introducing new characters and taking a deeper look at some men of letters characters we’ve even met before. That’s a storyline that continues to pay off for us in a fun and exciting new way.

Then I can tell you we’re going to see some people we absolutely did not expect to see. And it’s all a result of the events that have happened here in the last season and a half. I can’t go much more into detail than that.

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  • Matt Serafini

    I wish this damn show would abandon the stand-alone episodes altogether.

    The mythology is great, and I want more of it.

    • Debi Moore

      I’m just glad we’re going to learn more about the men of letters. To me, that’s the best thing they’ve added in these last few seasons.