Page 1 of 3I'm pleased to be posting another guest article from Laurel. It's been a long while since we've had a Top Ten (or 11 in this case) article, so enjoy!
Yes, eleven. Dare to be different.
Note that a fair few of these characters have just about zero chance of coming back (I suppose I can’t actually say they won’t ever return; this is Supernatural, after all), but I don’t care. Pipe dreams never hurt anyone.
The Top 11Supernatural Characters I’d Love to See Back
Truthfully, I’m incredibly surprised Sarah has not been brought back yet. I mean, I’ve never seen even one fan bitch about her, which, to my recollection, has never happened for a female on this show, let alone a love interest, and on top of that, she’s alive. Granted, she and Sam didn’t do the deed, which seems to be the catalyst for imminent demise, but still.
I think it’d be very interesting to see her next season as a hunter, personally. After all that happened in “Provenance,” I can’t imagine Sarah reverting back to the stagnant life of antique dealing—no offense to any antique dealers who may be reading this—and I’d go so far as to say it’s plausible she became a hunter. Now, whether she’d be hunting on the side while keeping the cover of an antique dealer, or whether she’d be on the road like Sam and Dean, or something else, I haven’t the slightest. But what I do know is that it’d be awesome to have her return, preferably as a recurring guest star, though I’d settle for a one-episode gig, too. So long as she doesn’t die, of course.
Besides, she’s Jared-approved!
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2. Young Sam (played by Colin Ford) - Appeared in: “A Very Supernatural Christmas,” “After School Special,” “When the Levee Breaks,” and “Dark Side of the Moon.”
Not that anyone would say otherwise, but I just have to profess how much I love this dude. To this day I remain amazed that he and Jared aren’t related; their resemblance is uncanny. More than that, the kid can act. From the bitchfaces to the restrained anger to the mouth twitches to the hair, Colin is Jared fifteen years younger. I don’t think there’s a more perfect older-younger casting out there, to be honest. And while I’m sure Ridge Canipe and Brock Kelly—Jensen’s younger counterparts—are nice guys, there’s just something off about their portrayal of Dean.
Although, to be fair, Colin’s a tough act to follow...or act alongside with, as the case may be. In any event, I’d LOVE to have young Sam come back for next season. Thus far he’s had scenes alone, with older Sam, and with older Dean, so up next should be the three of them together, right? :D I have no idea how it’d be done, but I think the scene would be absolutely phenomenal.
3. Season 1 Samhair. (Shut up, y’all know Sam’s hair is the fourth character of the show.)
Oh how I mourn season one Sammy hair. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I can’t find one instance where Jared isn’t positively gorgeous, but...Sam’s hair in some later seasons is just...yeesh. Granted, there are some episodes in which it’s okay (“Born Under a Bad Sign,” “Fresh Blood,” and “Dark Side of the Moon” come to mind):
But for the most part, season one hair is by and large the best.
So thusly, hair people, the way I see it, there are two viable options for season six:
1. Bring back the bangs, or
2. Let Jared style his own hair. Seriously, it looks amazing at every convention. I don’t know how he does it (God knows I spend an infuriatingly long amount of time trying to configure my own to be even remotely presentable), I really don’t, but I would far from object if the same could be done for Sam’s.
4. Adam Milligan (played by Jake Abel) - Appeared in: “Jump the Shark,” “Point of No Return,” and “Swan Song.”
I was one of the few people who was really optimistic about the episode “Jump the Shark.” I knew full well that it could turn out to be a disaster, but I both had trust in Kripke, and in Jake Abel—even though I hadn’t seen any of his work before. However superficial this may sound, it was just seeing his picture that did it. Just as with Colin Ford, the casting people lucked out with Jake; he looks remarkably like a mix between Jared and Jensen, resembles Jeffrey Dean Morgan, too. They’d gotten the look down...now they just needed the acting. And boy did Jake deliver. I’m the kind of person who’ll watch a show and usually guess the mystery before the halfway mark is done, but in that episode, I had no idea that Adam was actually a ghoul, and the real Adam was long dead.
And I was overjoyed when he reappeared in not only the hundredth episode, but the season finale as well. I thought his portrayal of the real Adam—one who most definitely did not want to be brought back from the dead—was wonderful; he had the Winchester mannerisms of being sarcastic and shutting himself off down pat. Then it called for a character change again, to turn into Michael, who previously had only been played by Matt Cohen, and he did that awesomely, too. I totally believed that he and Jared were not playing Adam and Sam, but Michael and Lucifer, and that’s exactly how it should have gone.
Now, part of me hopes that, like Sam, Adam was released from Hell and got to go back to Heaven where his mom and that one chick are. But another part of me wants him to return to Earth alive, to do...I don’t know what. I don’t want him the third person in the Impala necessarily, but perhaps the occasional hunting ally for Sam and Dean. Mainly, I just want to see Jake play Adam again—’cause he rocked that role.