The CW’s Supernatural is heading into its 13 season and at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con series star Jensen Ackles (‘Dean Winchester’) was asked what it feels like to be a part of the long-running series. “13 … it’s not even a dream come true because I could have never dreamed this,” replied Ackles. Ackles also talked about where we pick up with Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester when season 13 premieres on Thursday, October 12th at 8pm ET/PT.
Where do we catch up with the Winchester Brothers when season 13 begins?
Jensen Ackles: “The exact moment we left off – literally with Cas at Dean’s feet is where we show up. It’s interesting because mom is gone, presumably dead. Crowley just killed himself. Cas is now lying dead at Dean’s feet. Kelly’s gone. There’s too much…where we pick up, in my opinion because we’ve already filmed this, there’s too much for Dean to process at that moment. So, he does the thing that he knows how to do best and that is neutralize the threat. There’s a threat behind him as in Lucifer’s son so he’s just going to do that. That’s something that he can hit, you know?
There’s too much emotion; he doesn’t know how to process the fact that he’s lost this one, that one, that one. So he’s just going to do what he knows and that’s hit something hard. And then luckily Sam stops him and tries to talk sense into him, and then there’s a bit of a struggle there. That’s kind of where we start off is the struggle of, ‘This is too much. I can’t deal with this so I’m going to do something that I know I can do that is physical and tactile. That, I can do.’ I haven’t read ahead so I know that at some point he’s going to have to deal with it and that’s going to probably be a pretty hard episode.”
It sounds like the brothers aren’t on the same page when they start off the season, and they definitely were last season. Does it feel different this season?
Jensen Ackles: “Well, it’s certainly not going back to seasons when they were really at odds. It’s more of, ‘Let’s figure out how to handle this situation.’ Sam wants to deal with it one way, Dean wants to deal with it another. They’re not going to argue about it. They’re going to eventually get to the same place, it’s just how they get there is a little different.”
Are you going to direct this season?
Jensen Ackles: “I’m not. I declined the offer this year because I have two new children at home. I was trying to get as much time with them as I could.”
How much can you say about the Scooby-Doo episode?
Jensen Ackles: “Everybody is super excited about it. We’ve already done all the voice-over. We did that back in February and seen some renderings. I don’t want to give away too much but it will be the majority of the show. You’ll get a little live-action at the beginning and then that gets us into Scooby land, and it’s pretty cool.”
If Sam or Dean had been able to talk to Crowley one last time, what would they have said to him?
Jensen Ackles: “Dean decides to, once he starts to realize the severity of the situation, he tries to reach out to God, which is as we all know he’s gone. But he figures he’ll take a stab at it and he does mention, ‘Bring Crowley back. Bring them all back.’ So even though Crowley was obviously a bad guy and had his own agenda and stuff, I think what he did was not something that they ever expected to happen. Certainly it was self-serving, but there was an ounce in there that maybe gave a crap about them. I think Dean always…I think maybe he had an idea that that was there. If there was dialogue written, I’m not sure what it would be but I would imagine there’d be a slight bit of gratitude. Very slight.”
Do you think more hunters will be introduced?
Jensen Ackles: “I hope so. I always like it when we kind of flesh out that world a little bit and we get to see people that live similar lifestyles as the brothers. I don’t know, though. I haven’t read ahead but that’s certainly something that I enjoy as well, so I hope so.”
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