Robbie Thompson is widely considered by Supernatural fans to be one of its most creative, talented writers. From 2011 to 2016 (seasons 7 through 11), Robbie wrote 18 episodes, including the series’ milestone 200th episode (“Fan Fiction” 10.05), and co-produced a total of 94 hours of the series. His beloved characters and imaginative plots forever changed the course of Supernatural's storyline. After penning one of Supernatural’s most pivotal episodes (“Don’t Call Me Shurley” 11.20), Robbie left Supernatural to join the Marvel universe as a writer of science fiction comic books.
Over a span of four months in 2019, Robbie talked with me about his time with Supernatural. We began our conversation at his Marvel signing table during the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2). If things really do happen for a reason, this turned out to be the most fortuitous timing possible for us to be together (at least for me). When the interview began, we were blissfully ignorant that our interview date, Friday, March 22, would be the day that changed everything for the Supernatural family. As fate would have it, our conversation was shockingly interrupted when we all learned that Jared, Jensen and Misha had announced the end of Supernatural. Fans' reactions and Robbie's consoling presence became an unexpected part of that day's interview (Part 1). Consequently, our discussion, which had been planned to last approximately an hour, ended up extending over two full days at C2E2, then continued months later at San Diego Comic-Con. When I finally turned off my recorder, Robbie had gifted us with nearly two hours of insights about Supernatural's writers' room, the myriad of creative decisions that went into his many outstanding episodes, and the twists and turns of his career. Our conversation was casual, fluid and candid, as Robbie shared his thoughts between signing collectibles and posing for fan photos.
Editor's Note: As the end of Supernatural approaches, each member of the SPNFamily must deal with the emotions generated by this change in their own way. A few weeks ago, The WFB published a beautifully empathetic, therapeutic visit that our writer Gail envisioned having with Sam, Dean and Castiel as she struggles to accept losing them. Guest writer Beacon of Hope has found a different way to cope, one that associates losing Supernatural with something we have all experienced (or will someday experience) in our lives. Maybe her thoughts will bring you peace of mind as we all anticipate the ending that is inevitably coming.
I have decided to look at this next year as a senior year. Let me explain.
Episodes 10 & 11 of Supernatural's season 15 have raised this question. What is a true hero? What does a true hero do? What defines them? Is it having heroes’ luck? Or is it more?
We have so much talent in the Supernatural fandom! Fans edit photos and videos, draw, write fan fics, create costumes or props, make jewelry and much more. It’s time to showcase some of the #SPNFamily’s talent and ask the people behind the creations some questions!
Today I want to share Supernatural Memes from Tamara with you.
Welcome back to "Top Six Favourite Episodes", this time for season twelve! These are, still to this day, the nearest and dearest to my heart, my comfort episodes, the ones I go to when I need a laugh or a cry or the comfort of an old friend.
Before you read my list, make your own list of season 12 favourites! It will be fun to compare your unbiased choices (before you are unduly influenced by my memories or picks) to mine. Nightsky reveals her Top 6 season 12 favourites after mine, so you'll have two WFB staff lists as a comparison!
So without further ado, here's my list of Season Twelve Favourites! The list is by order of appearance only, as they all are equal in their importance to me.
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