Tonight at 9pm on the CW, Supernatural brings the long-awaited “After School Special.” This episode includes flashbacks to Young Sam and Dean while the current versions revisit their old high school. It also has Dean in shorts playing a substitute gym teacher, which should provide quite a few laughs.
However, it will still be a somewhat somber episode as it’s the first one airing after the passing of the show’s long-time director and producer Kim Manners. Given how close the show’s stars and staff are, viewers can hopefully expect a tribute to Kim Manners either at the beginning or end of the episode.
Supernatural have really stepped up on the titles for the second part of Season 4. But hey that’s okay for me as long as I still get to see Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki in every episode. For this 14th episode: Sex and Violence not a long description could be found. So here it goes:
A siren casts a spell on Sam and Dean while they are on a mission in Iowa leading to their violent behavior.
But really we don’t need to hear about the hijinx the guys get into because they are so funny the two of them. And guess who is back in this episode? Bobby. Can’t wait to see it.
Espy in Staten Island, New York: Thanks for all the Supernatural scoop, but what about Castiel (Misha Collins)? Is he ever coming back?
I’m told we’ll next see Castiel in March-ish. In other news, Lilith hijacks the body of a dental hygienist and returns to wreak havoc on the Winchesters in ep 18. Last but not least, you have to watch this sneak peek for Thursday’s SPN, which flashes back to Sam and Dean in high school. That’s a positively uncanny Jensen Ackles-as-Dean impression, if you ask me!
BuddyTV has confirmed from a spokesperson from Supernatural that the show’s director and executive producer Kim Manners passed away Sunday in Los Angeles due to complications from lung cancer.
Supernatural creator Eric Kripke released a statement saying, “Everyone at Supernatural is walking around in a daze, shocked and absolutely devastated. Kim was a brilliant director; more than that, he was a mentor and friend. He was one of the patriarchs of the family, and we miss him desperately. He gave so much to Supernatural, and everything we do on the show, now and forever, is in memory of him.”
Many fans first learned the news from Supernatural star Jim Beaver’s MySpace and Facebook pages early Monday morning. On his official MySpace page, it said “Jim is in mourning for one of the best friends and best directors he’s ever known – Kim Manners, who died last night from lung cancer.”
I have uploaded some personal photos of Jensen with his friends & family, he looks really cute!
– Miscellaneous Photos > Personal Photos
This news totally suprised me now. What a less informed fan am I?
Happy 30th birthday Dean!
The last two episodes of Supernatural haven’t been all that great, but hopefully that will change with this Thursday’s new episode, “After School Special.” In it, Sam and Dean go back to their former high school to investigate a ghost, and they relive their childhood with a series of flashbacks featuring Young Sam and Dean.
The CW released three video clips from the episode that show all the different elements of this episode. There’s comedy with Dean posing as the high school’s substitute gym teacher, emotion with Sam reliving a traumatic childhood experience, and we get to see a flashback scene with Young Sam and Dean. Continue reading for more details and to watch these clips.
First up, Dean is the substitute gym teacher (Mr. Roth, presumably with a first name of David) teaching the kids to play dodgeball. It’s pretty funny, and it also features Jensen Ackles in shorts. It’s not until you see that until you realize it’s very weird for Dean to be in shorts.
Between the douche bags, magic tricks and gay S&M sex dungeons, the major storyline this season on Supernatural actually moved forward last night. Ruby showed up to inform Sam (and us), that Lilith has now broken 34 of the seals, putting her past the halfway point to raising Lucifer.
It was a significant moment for the season, and perhaps even more important, it put Sam back in the driver’s seat. While the brotherly dynamic is what truly drives Supernatural, the first half of the season focused largely on Dean. This isn’t a criticism since he was pulled out of Hell by an angel, which needed a lot of explanation.
But now we see Sam’s role in this. Instead of stopping a seal from being broken and going off to have a beer like Dean, Sam is getting proactive, even though it’s taking him down a dark path. He has already made some unpleasant decisions, but killing Lilith is the ultimate choice.