7.08 preview “Season Seven, Time for a Wedding”
 
Sam Winchester getting married?  Okay we know there’s got to be a twist. A Winchester walking down the aisle is something we expect from the series…Right?   NOT!!!!!  We all know that is never going to happen as long as the series is on-air…just like they boys will never be permanently dead; it’s inherent in the series. 
 
So you know there’s a twist. But until we know exactly what it is, let’s enjoy the awesomeness of this news: One of the Winchester brothers is getting married…sort of!
 
Executive producer Sera Gamble in an interview was teasing about the next could-be fan-favorite episode. “It’s episode 8, which is called ‘Season 7, Time for a Wedding,’” Gamble said. “Both of the boys are involved, and one of them is the groom.” The episode, which Gamble said “has elements of meta,” will be one of the seasons “lighter, funnier episodes,” but will “not attempt to tread in ‘French Mistake’ territory.”
 
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.  Yeah….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 ‘bomb’ generates a lot of comedy.
 
Love the facial expression Sam goes through while he waits for his brother’s reply to his marriage announcement.
 

     
Nothing like ending with those puppy-dog eyes!  And a reply he does get.  Dean’s response,”What??”  Love it!
 

 
Not totally unexpected.  Oh… and yeah….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 Sam’s bride is to be Becky Rosen (played by Emily Perkins) the woman whose screen name is “samlicker81."  We first saw Becky in “Sympathy For The Devil” where she displayed an obvious affinity for Sam…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 Sam’s first choice for a spouse I’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, “So what do we have?  Are we looking for some kind of sirens or what?” 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. Yep….I can’t wait to hear those! (Smile)  
 
The trailer and ‘Wedding’ 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. 
 

 
Surprise…he's getting married…and he doesn’t think Dean needs a gun.  He does think Dean needs a buttoneer, however…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 “HOLY CRAP” 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 wasn’t the only hunter available, and if it wasn’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 Garth’s first comment to Dean…: he though Dean would be taller.  Ah yeah…that goes over well. 
 

 
Just does NOT seem to be Dean’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.
 
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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 “Teen Wolf” and “Mix It Up.”  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 “The Girls Next Door,” “Unforgiven,” “Family Matters,” “Hammer of the Gods” and the very popular “Frontierland,”  “Yellow Fever” and “Weekend at Bobby’s.”   
 
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
 
Promo Trailer:


 
Extended promo:


 
Sneak Peak:


 
Canadian CHCH promo:
 

 
 
Happy Episode everyone.  If interested in discussing the episode, come back and post your comments.  I just hope the positive momentum we have from last weeks episode is carried over here.  We need LOTS more happy ending!  Happy Supernatural Friday!
 
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