Laura PrudomÂ of Huff Post TV has an absolutely wonderful article on interviews she did with Jensen, Jared and Sera Gamble.
They talk about this week's episode, upcoming episodes and some recurring and new characters.Â Sera Gamble also mentions that the arc beginning with this episode will take place between this week and episode 23.Â Here's hoping that means Cass stays around for a while.
Here's an interview Sandra Gonzalez of EW did with Supernatural Executive Producer Robert Singer. He really focuses on the remainder of the season after 7.17, including sharing some teasers about 7.18.
Carina MacKenzie has shared some of her recent interview with Jared and Jensen. Jared talks alot about Sam's issues in next week's episode while Jensen talks about the season so far. Slight spoilers in here, but not a huge giveaway. Sound like episode 7.17 is going to be Sam heavy.
I'm putting this in the spoiler section since there are mild spoilers in this fantasic interview, but nothing too intense. I gotta say, Laura Prudom rocks. She, myself and a few fans had a discussion on twitter one night about the possibility that season six or seven was a dream after our series of speculation articles were posted here and getting a lot of discussion. She asked the question to Jared, Jensen, and Sera! Jared and Jensen love the theory, but Sera says it's real. Oh well, we'll see how it all plays out. This is a really enjoyable interview.
TV Guideâ€™s Hanh Nguyen posted that a new character for episode 7.20 â€œThe Girl With the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo."Felicia Day ( Buffy, The Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse) will portray a young woman who's handy with a computer and help Dean get closer to Roman.
"Felicia plays a girl named Charlie who is sort of a lowly tech working in one of Dick Roman's companies," says Gamble. "She's an amateur computer hacker and unwittingly gets wrapped up in Sam and Dean's problems. It's a classic story of an everyday girl who does not want to be in a whistleblower position."
Dean (Jensen Ackles) has been obsessed this season with getting closer to Dick Roman (James Patrick Stewart), the billionaire who was taken over by the leader of the Leviathans, and Charlie could be the key to getting Dean closer to the corporate giant.
The article also gives us more information on this weekâ€™s episode.
Our boys pick up a crazy case in which a ballerina dances her feet off; her shoes are a cursed object," says Gamble. "There's a lot of pretty famous fairy tales in Western folklore, like 'The Red Shoes,' that are similar. In the case of this cursed object, if you touch the shoes, you become so enamored of them, you just want to put them on. They kind of follow you around until you do, and we see this happen to a couple different people.
"In the course of wrestling them off somebody, Dean does touch them," she continues. "So he starts to get the urge to put them on. It becomes a high-stakes race as to where this cursed object came from, and are there curse boxes they can shove it back into quickly before Dean becomes the next victim."
Will Dean put on a tutu?As per Sera Gamble, â€œ"I don't know if Jensen would want to put one on, as comical as it would seem."
With the return of Castiel next week in episode 7.17, â€œThe Born-Again Identity,â€ many interviews from Misha have begun to surface, with promises of many more next week. Here are some that were recently released.
Kristin Dos Santos in her latest â€œSpoiler Chatâ€ post the tease below from Misha about his return and promised more â€˜spoilersâ€™ next week from her most recent interview with him.
Tom in East Islip, N.Y.: Anything you can tell us about Misha Collinsâ€™ return to Supernatural? It just so happens that we chatted with Mr. Collins about his highly-anticipated reappearance as the much-beloved Castiel. While youâ€™ll have to wait until next week for our full chat with him (weâ€™re such teases), we will share this: Collins describes Castielâ€™s new look as â€œnerdyâ€ and says he based his voice on Miley Cyrus. Yeah, we think he was joking about the Miley thing, but you just never know with Supernatural now do you?
From TVGuideâ€™s Ileane Rudolph:
TV Guides latest printed issue also has an interview with Misha Collins and so far there doesnâ€™t seem to be an online source for the article, but a scaned file is circulating. Below is a transcription.
â€œAfter six monthsâ€™ absence, Misha Collins returns to Supernatural for the first of at least three appearances as fan fave Castiel, the angel-turned-vengeful god-turned-pond scum (courtesy of the Leviathans, the power-hungry creatures he released from Purgatory). Collins has kept busy with his Web series Divine, a Ringer guest spot and breaking a Guiness record for biggest scavenger hunt, but, he says, â€˜Itâ€™s great being back on Supernatural.â€™
â€œThe last time we saw Castiel, he was a mass of black goo. But when we see him again, he looks like the old Cas. What happens?
â€œYouâ€™re trying to get me to tell secrets! Castiel does return â€“ not as a Leviathan host or covered in black goo. But, yes, there is change within him.
â€œAre you an ally of Dean and Sam again?
â€œCas does not come back as a foe of the Winchesters. Heâ€™s going through yet another transformation and another kind of struggle and journey. Once again, heâ€™ll be put through the wringer.
â€œYou guest starred on Ringer recently as a mere mortal. Was it fun to play human for a change?
â€œItâ€™s nice to smile and be emotive and not be wooden from time to time.
â€œCould you be back next season if Supernatural returns?
â€œThereâ€™s no reason why it couldnâ€™t happen. After all, Castiel has been resurrected from total oblivion about four times. Death on Supernatural is never insurmountable!â€
It should be noted that Ileane Rudolph does have a different version of the interview online which was released March 8th. To read it, click here.
And another interview from Misha given to Zap2it recently contain some overlap with the others but some new tidbits as well. Excepts below.
When asked if the fans can expect more closure for the Cass character, Collins replied, â€œ"I haven't seen the final episode [script]. "If, by closure, you mean salting and burning the bones, and permanently, irrevocably, eradicating the character -- then no. That is not the case."
Misha also stated that he didnâ€™t feel Cas was carelessly discarded earlier in the season. "You know, it was amazing when that term 'closure' was bandied about," Collins says. "Some fans that I talked to were upset that Cas didn't maybe get a proper burial or a proper period of mourning. I kind of don't really agree with that." Collins explains, "I think Cas had been on a road of death, and there was a mourning going on for him for the entire last several episodes, which happened to bleed over into season 7." He continues, â€By the time Castiel walked into that lake, the mourning had already occurred. Cas, as everyone knew him, had been gone for some time by that point."
Collins also said, "I think that Cas is getting his due attention at the end of Season 7, if that's what they [fans] are looking for."
Collins also said he would be very happy to have Cas continue in season 8 if the show is renewed and has stated such to both Robert Singer and Sera Gamble.