7.08 preview â€œSeason Seven, Time for a Weddingâ€
Sam Winchester getting married? Okay we know thereâ€™s got to be a twist. A Winchester walking down the aisle is something we expect from the seriesâ€¦Right? NOT!!!!! We all know that is never going to happen as long as the series is on-airâ€¦just like they boys will never be permanently dead; itâ€™s inherent in the series.
So you know thereâ€™s a twist. But until we know exactly what it is, letâ€™s enjoy the awesomeness of this news: One of the Winchester brothers is getting marriedâ€¦sort of!
Executive producer Sera Gamble in an interview was teasing about the next could-be fan-favorite episode. â€œItâ€™s episode 8, which is called â€˜Season 7, Time for a Wedding,â€™â€ Gamble said. â€œBoth of the boys are involved, and one of them is the groom.â€ The episode, which Gamble said â€œhas elements of meta,â€ will be one of the seasons â€œlighter, funnier episodes,â€ but will â€œnot attempt to tread in â€˜French Mistakeâ€™ territory.â€
So what do we know is happening? Best guess from all the spoilers and rumors circulating is that Dean and Sam go on a hunt and separate for a while. Both are in suits, which is usually the attire for the fact finding part of the episode, and when they reunite, Sam announces he is getting married. Yeahâ€¦.SURPRISE!!!
Sam welcomes Dean into a wedding chapel and has the organist and preacher all ready. Seems he was just waiting for his best man, Dean, and the bride. Needless to say Dean is a bit confused and the interplay between the two when Sam drops the â€˜bombâ€™ generates a lot of comedy.
Love the facial expression Sam goes through while he waits for his brotherâ€™s reply to his marriage announcement.
Nothing like ending with those puppy-dog eyes! And a reply he does get. Deanâ€™s response,â€What??â€ Love it!
Not totally unexpected. Ohâ€¦ and yeahâ€¦.Dean has a repertoire of expressions of his own.
Who Sam is marrying has been bantered about the internet for a while, but recently one of those rumors became a little more concrete. Seems Samâ€™s bride is to be Becky Rosen (played by Emily Perkins) the woman whose screen name is â€œsamlicker81." We first saw Becky in â€œSympathy For The Devilâ€ where she displayed an obvious affinity for Samâ€¦much to his dismay. She is a fan of the "Supernatural" series of books written by Carver Edlund, aka Chuck Shirley, and the web mistress of morethanbrothers.net writing Wincest fan fiction. Not Samâ€™s first choice for a spouse Iâ€™m sure.
The theory has it that Superfan Becky doses Sam with a love potion to get him to marry her. Why is a big question, but must have to do with the hunt the boys are on as when we see Dean reunite with Sam in the wedding chapel, he said he thought Sam was out becoming one with the land or some crap. So he wants to know, â€œSo what do we have? Are we looking for some kind of sirens or what?â€ Sam of course has been sidelined by the wedding and if he had any answers for his brother, they have long ago slipped his mind.
Why Sam is marrying is unknown but supposedly he isn't marrying as part of the job. He is thought to be a little misguided, but believes he's in it for all the right reasons. Yepâ€¦.I canâ€™t wait to hear those! (Smile)
The trailer and â€˜Weddingâ€™ promo show more than just the comic aspects of the wedding. Both start with Dean warily walking down a dark hallway obviously from a religious establishment of some kind.
When the lights begin to flicker, Dean draws his weapon. Flickering lights on the series has long been a sight of demon activity and given what Dean finds on the other side of those doors, magic of some kind is at work.
With gun drawn Dean continues down the corridor and when he reaches the doors at the end of the hall, Sam opens them from the other side.
Surpriseâ€¦he's getting marriedâ€¦and he doesnâ€™t think Dean needs a gun. He does think Dean needs a buttoneer, howeverâ€¦and a pink one at that. Pink is for loyalty it seems.
And though the bride does walk down the aisle in both clips, neither of course reveals her identity.
The brothers' conversation plays as a voiceover: Dean's protest that Sam's not acting like himself, Sam's "You took care of me and that's great, but I don't need you anymore." We also get a â€œHOLY CRAPâ€ from Dean when the bride appears.
There is a supernatural element to the episode of course and with Sam under the influence of a spell Bobby puts Dean in touch with Garth (guest star D.J. Qualls), and rumor has it that Dean wouldn't choose to have Garth riding shotgun unless he wasnâ€™t the only hunter available, and if it wasnâ€™t a dire emergency. And both are true. Garth, the quirky, laid-back hunter, and Dean clash from the get-go. They meet in a restaurant and Garthâ€™s first comment to Deanâ€¦: he though Dean would be taller. Ah yeahâ€¦that goes over well.
Just does NOT seem to be Deanâ€™s day!
But Sam does join the two at some point as both the photos and the Canadian station CHCH promo show the boys and Garth in an establishment that is decked out for some kind of celebration. They are thrown over a balcony in the promo and confronted by a sinister black man with a gun in both the photos and promo. Dean is shown with a knife in the photos, and all three appear to be in a confrontation with the gentleman.
The promo also shows a woman being saved from a large falling object. Whatever is going on, lives are definitely in jeopardy. How that all ties in with a wedding, will be interesting to see.
Official Synopsis: While on a hunt, Sam (Jared Padalecki) runs into someone from his past and a confrontation ensues. Meanwhile, Dean reluctantly teams up with a quirky, laid-back hunter named Garth (guest star DJ Qualls), when he finds himself in a situation that he just cannot explain. Written by CW Publicity
Tim Andrew directed the episode which is his first for the series. However, he is a veteran director for TV, and his credits include â€œTeen Wolfâ€ and â€œMix It Up.â€ The episode was penned by the writing duo of Andrew Dabb & Daniel Loflin who are not new to the series at all. These two veteran writers have also written 12 other Supernatural episodes including â€œThe Girls Next Door,â€ â€œUnforgiven,â€ â€œFamily Matters,â€ â€œHammer of the Godsâ€ and the very popular â€œFrontierland,â€ â€œYellow Feverâ€ and â€œWeekend at Bobbyâ€™s.â€
Cast (IMDb) includes Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Jim Beaver, DJ Qualls (Garth), Tammy Gillis (Kelly) and Leslie Odom Jr. (Guy)
The promos and sneak peak videos are below
Canadian CHCH promo:
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I'm just wondering when they are bringing Baby back. Kind of hoping she's in this eppie.
Absolutely dying to see this play out.
Thanks for the preview!
Here we see that Bobby has coerced Sam into marrying Becky. Sam is not keen (heâ€™d rather just.... sing). Dean getâ€™s to be the knight and wave around a full length sword (an honour that he was so cruelly deprived of in 6.12). Sam is the â€˜damselâ€™ in distress doomed to his fate (again....) and it seems there are no lengths Dean wonâ€™t go to, no bouquets of flowers he wonâ€™t kill, in order to protect Sam. Anything sound familiar??
This is quintessential SPN; multiple random deaths, Sam going through a window, Dean waving a sword and killing loads of people, Sam coming back to life and sage advice being delivered to both boys â€˜Letâ€™s not bicker and argue about who killed who....â€™ from Bobby.
Talk about life imitating art!
Either way, Sablegreen, looking forward to the episode so thanks a million for this.
I'm still geeking out that Sam got married at A Little Wedding Chapel. We had good friends married there! FINALLY! The boys in Vegas. Okay, they weren't in a strip bar together, but Dean doing that is fine with me.
Only complaint, once again the had a great guest actor and used him very little. Would have loved him to take a bigger part in the hunt, but it would be fun in a future eppie to see Garth and Becky as a hunter couple.
Very pleased with the series right now!
Way too much Becky, and she was not funny. Didn't know D. J. Qualls, but his character was worthless. I kept thinking Dean could have done this hunt just fine by himself.
They really have to get rid of the "Then." Why keep Becky a big secret and reveal it up front?
I know this was supposed to be just a fun, light episode, but it was NOT funny.
The only thing I found good in this episode was Jensen...oh, and Dean in a sweater vest. And it was nice seeing demons again, although I found all of them not up to par. The Sam/Becky scenes were boring. Crowley, of course, is always good to see and he's putting his money on the Winchesters. Good to know. Oh, I did like the exploding wedding cake in the title card.
I was very disappointed after such a good episode last week.
Yea, the Becky/Sam scenes were not done well, but I took it as supposed to be silly, as the whole thing was a comedy.
And yes, they really didn't use DJ well, but it was still better than what they have done in the past, And to have TWO eppies in a row where the boys are happy and smiling is SOOOOO nice to see.
I just hope they keep this attitude for the year and don't back slide into degrading one brother or the other. That is what they need to drop.
Dean (Jensen) looks great in a sweater vest! This outfit needs to be dug up again in the future.
As for Sam and Dean, I liked the interaction between the two. Another affirmation from Sam that all is not well, but he's learning to navigate it. The writers need to keep going down this road.
The cast and crew did an awesome job! Oh...is next week's episode about a zombie? It looked like it. I hope so. That would be so cool!
As for Sam and his hell memories, that is something they need to let go of and it looks like they are doing that. Which is a good thing.
Next week is a MOTW about the Jersy Devil, and it is a real creature that is a current monster at large. Believe it or not, there have been many shows about it and the attempt to hunt it down.
As Alice just reminded me, this is an Edlund script, so we can expect a lot of funny stuff and not to much reality about the monster. Guy Norman Bee directs it, so again really good hope for three excellent eppies in a row,