Here it is, the transcription of my round table interview with Jared Padalecki at todayâ€™s â€œSupernaturalâ€ press room at Comic Con. We were very fortunate to get five minutes with him and we learned a lot in that short time, likely because he talks pretty fast. Out of all the people we talked to, Jared spoiled the most. Beware, this is some major stuff. He also gave nice long answers.
MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!!!!!
I want to say congratulations you on your recent marriage. You guys kind of let your fans down doing it so close together.
(Laughs) I know. People ask that question all the time. Theyâ€™re like â€œuh, did yâ€™all plan this on purpose?â€ Iâ€™m like (sarcastically)â€œyeah, we planned to get engaged and married really close to each other, that what we were worried about.â€
It had nothing to do with the five year plan?
(laughs) No, its just one of those, I donâ€™t know whatâ€™s the word for it, synergism or something I think. Its just that time in our lives where we just found the women and started to make it stick. Now we are where we are. Thank you.
(my question) Sam at this point is in a real messed up placeâ€¦
(nodding) Sam is in a messed up place. Of all the messed up places Sam has been, this kind of takes the cake. I mean going to Hell and back, people have always asked me how Iâ€™ve wanted the show to end. Iâ€™m like, â€œI think it would be fun for Sam and Dean to die.â€ Well Sam has died, Dean has died, we both have died, weâ€™ve both been to Hell, weâ€™ve been to Heaven, so I donâ€™t know of anything that can take us down. I think after spending some time in the hole with Lucifer Samâ€™s definitely pretty messed up.
Will we get into what happened to Sam during that time?
Iâ€™d love to. I donâ€™t yet know. Iâ€™ve been told by the Gods of Supernatural that weâ€™re not really going to get into that, probably like episode nine or ten or eleven. So Iâ€™ve read right now up to episode five. Weâ€™ve always been weirded out by the fact that Sam is back but (he) hasnâ€™t been trying to figure that out. Weâ€™ve kind of accepted that Sam tried to figure it out, he couldnâ€™t. Dean tried to figure it out, he couldnâ€™t. Bobbyâ€¦We havenâ€™t even seen Castiel yet. He doesnâ€™t come in until episode four (aka fourth one filmed) so weâ€™re in day two of episode three right now. I think itâ€™s going to be one of the main parts of the season when we get around to it. Right now we just know that Sam is back, Sam doesnâ€™t truly know how heâ€™s back, thatâ€™s not a secret heâ€™s holding, Dean truly does not know how Sam is back, so weâ€™re trying to figure that out.
Right now, Iâ€™m dealing with the changes in Samâ€™s personality. Heâ€™s sort of cut the bull now. He doesnâ€™t want to talk about his feelings. Heâ€™s not like Dean, â€œLetâ€™s talk, weâ€™re in the car, come on.â€ Heâ€™s like â€œWhatâ€™s there to talk about? I was in Hell, why would I want to talk about it? Iâ€™m back, Iâ€™m breathing air, Iâ€™m seeing my family, why would I in the world would I want to.â€ Heâ€™s being very realistic. And heâ€™s very cut to the point, almost like Dean was in season one. Heâ€™s like â€œI donâ€™t want to talk, letâ€™s just get the job done, the person is bad, sorry they have a family or sorry thereâ€™s a child but theyâ€™re bad, weâ€™ve got to get rid of them.â€ So like itâ€™s kind of flipped because now Dean is seeing a bit of family life. He has Lisa, he has Ben. Sam is like â€œHey, I donâ€™t want to go back to Hell. Letâ€™s just figure out what the right thing to do and do it and ask questions later.â€
So when we see the first episode are we going to see Sam already integrated back into their (Dean, Lisa, Benâ€™s) lives?
We see the reunion, but we also figure out that Sam didnâ€™t get out of Hell and go straight to Dean. Sam got out of Hell and went, â€œDean thinks Iâ€™m dead. He saw me fall into a hole with an archangel and The Devil. Dean is pretty sure Iâ€™m dead, he didnâ€™t get me out, Iâ€™m just going to let him live his life.â€ As opposed to when Dean got out of Hell he needed some answers and he went to Bobby. Sam is sort of like â€œLet Dean do his thing.â€ Dean thinks he has normalcy, hopefully he does have normalcy, I think heâ€™s earned some normal life after everything heâ€™s done and been through and seen.
Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately cause Iâ€™m back on the show (laughs), unfortunately thereâ€™s a problem that brings Sam and Dean together. We figure out that something that is after Dean was after Sam previously thinks it got Sam and now itâ€™s after Dean. So Sam has to say to Dean â€œLook Iâ€™m sorry, Iâ€™m back, and you need my help.â€ And thatâ€™s not a very blissful reconciliation. Bad time together again for a little bit.
What do you think when the show got picked for another season? Did you think you guys were over?
I donâ€™t know, this show has just been a constant surprise after another. Weâ€™re so sort discombobulated, a head with the shoulders in another country. But weâ€™re in Vancouver and weâ€™re working so much that we donâ€™t really get out to see that people are watching and people care. Theyâ€™ve surprised me every time. Weâ€™re like â€œReally? Sweet.â€ Itâ€™s such a nice support, so flattering and a nice show of support from the network and studios and they keep bringing us back. Our numbers are sticking with us and fans are watching and theyâ€™re excited. When we found out during season five I was going, â€œWait a second, where are we gonna go? We really canâ€™t get bigger than God and Lucifer and going into Hell and killing The Devil so what are we going to do?â€ That was my main concern and then after meeting with the writers, meeting with Sera and Eric and Ben who I saw this summer, Iâ€™m like, â€œOkay I get it, Iâ€™m cool. Weâ€™re back and weâ€™re better than ever.â€