Supernatural Scoop: Get Ready for the Apocalypse

Want to know what’s up with the Winchester Brothers? We asked Supernatural creator Eric Kripke to spill some secrets about the last two episodes of the truly scary heading-toward-the-Apocalypse fourth season. Here’s his exclusive scoop for TV Guide Magazine. What are the major confrontations in these last two episodes? OK, a spoiler because I love you: Dean [Jensen Ackles] and Uncle Bobby [Jim Beaver] learn about Sam’s little demon blood addiction. They’re understandably horrified, but instead of having yet another argument with Sam [Jared Padalecki], they take action. Drastic action. Action that will drive a wedge between Sam and Dean. Uber-demon Lilith told Sam that she was not going to survive long enough for the “good parts” of the Apocalypse. Sam is obsessed with killing her. How do Dean and Bobby feel about that? I don’t think anyone has a problem with killing Lilith. It’s how Sam wants to kill her that’s troubling–it’s the copious amounts of demon blood that he’s knocking back. I think Dean and Bobby want to kill Lilith and save the world, they just don’t want to forfeit Sam’s soul in the process. Does Sam’s demon pal Ruby play a role in these episodes? Yes, she plays a large role in the final episodes. Sam and Dean split up, basically, and so Sam joins Ruby on a final run to kill Lilith, while Dean is hanging out with the Angels, trying to do the same. What will the angel Castiel and his boss Zacharias be up to? They’ll be preparing Dean for his final, destined role in this battle. The Apocalypse is coming down to the wire, and it’s time for Dean to play his part. While we’re on the subject, besides Zach and Cass, a lot of the Angel gang are coming back–Anna makes an appearance, and even the Prophet Chuck pops in for...

Supernatural, Harper’s Island Star Talks of Life and Death

Life is twice as nice for fans of Jim Beaver starting this Thursday, when at 9 pm/ET they can find him playing Bobby in fresh episodes of the CW’s Supernatural, then at 10 watch him play sheriff on CBS’ Harper’s Island. That, however, is far from all Beaver has going on. He has also just released Life’s That Way, a novel chronicling his wife’s battle with cancer – an ordeal which happened to coincide with their daughter’s autism diagnosis. Beaver found time to talk to TVGuide.com about his labors of the small-screen and of the heart. TVGuide.com: What drew you to Harper’s Island? It does have a pretty nifty concept, being a closed-end series. Jim Beaver: That was certainly an interesting draw. Of course I’m always up for a job, but I was a little reluctant to take this one on. Because of my family situation, I wasn’t really excited about moving to Vancouver on a semi-permanent basis. But then they told me it’s 13 [episodes] and out, that at the end everybody is either dead or guilty. That made me feel like I could do it. TVGuide.com: Turning to Supernatural, I understand an intervention of sorts is coming for Sam…. Beaver: Bobby and Dean will get together to plot out a way to save Sam from himself. Now that he’s got this demon blood addiction, that’s very troubling to them. But then again, Dean and Bobby don’t completely agree on how to handle it, and things get heated between them as well. TVGuide.com: What’s Bobby’s take on the brothers’ growing rift? Beaver: I think he shares Dean’s concerns about Sam, but Bobby’s always had a pretty good insight into Dean as well, about how much guilt Dean carries for not living up to what he thinks his father would have done. You’re going to see Bobby try to...

Supernatural: TVGuide.com Readers’ Questions Answered!

“Que sera, Sera?” Supernatural supervising producer Sera Gamble invited the show’s fans here at TVGuide.com to submit their burning questions. Can Dean’s self-worth be salvaged? To what is Sam about to have a strong reaction? Can Ruby truly be trusted? Why are the angels a bit devilish? Will Lilith return? Read on for insight on the CW’s outta sight spooktacular series. Is this season is leading up to a fierce showdown between Dean and Sam? Sera Gamble: You do know that [series creator] Eric [Kripke] would kill me if I told you what all this is leading up to, right? Dean’s cool with Ruby now? No lingering suspicion? She kept Sam from killing himself and that clears her? Gamble: I doubt Dean will ever be fully cool with Ruby. His deepest hunter instinct is to be suspicious of her. But he’s unable to just see her in black-and-white anymore. She did too much for his brother. I think Dean is capable of being grateful to Ruby for keeping Sam alive while he was in Hell … and still remains unsettled by her, to a certain extent. Are Castiel and Uriel for sure sent by the Big Guy, or could they have their own agenda? Could they be Fallen Angels themselves? Uriel at least seemed not very Angelic when he withheld Anna’s Grace. Gamble: Our angels aren’t “angelic” in the porcelain doll sense. They’re warriors, and they behave like it. It can be pretty jarring; it certainly was to Sam and Dean. As for whether or not they were “for sure” sent by God … it seems to me that on our show, there’s been a good rule of thumb so far: Evil is a certainty. But good is not as easy to pin down. It requires a certain amount of faith. Dean is suffering blow after crushing blow to...

Newsvine Interview on Jim Beaver

It’s been said that without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade; however with it, it becomes creation. If that’s the case, then Jim Beaver is one heck of an actor and has proved to be a creative artist throughout his life whether it is on stage or on screen. Born James Norman Beaver Jr., in Laramie, Wyoming, he was the eldest of three younger sisters and grew up in Irving, Texas, a suburb of Dallas where his father a minister encouraged him to learn, read and build on his speaking skills. “I always thought it was because he wanted me to follow him into the ministry, but he said in later years that he’d only wanted me to be well-spoken.” Beaver served in the US military shortly after high school and says of the whole transition to be fairly shocking. “It was one of the hardest things I ever did, getting through basic training but it’s one of the best things I ever did, too. High school was tough but none of my teachers ever hit me or made me stand on my toes and knuckles for an hour!” He reminiscences that there was quite a bit he enjoyed about serving in the Marines but admits it was very different and it was a difficult experience compared to his years in high school. Check out the link below for the rest of the interview!...

The Premiere, The Mysteries & The Set Pranks: ‘Supernatural’s’ Jim Beaver Talks Bobby & The Boys

Supernatural’s Bobby Singer has seen his fair share of demons, monsters and just plain crazy things, but in tomorrow’s season premiere, he’ll be thrown a major loop when Dean — who was sent to Hell four months ago — shows up at his front door. In anticipation of the momentous event, KTV’s intern extraordinaire and resident Supernatural expert, Marisa Roffman, sat down with Jim Beaver, who portrays Bobby, to talk about what we can expect in the upcoming year… Spoiler Alert What can you tell me about the season premiere? Dean comes back, which really isn’t what I — as in, me, Jim — was expecting. I thought he might be gone for a little bit and Sam and Bobby might try to figure things out. But Dean comes back [in the beginning of the first episode] and things are all different. He brings some secrets back with him, not just secrets [he’s keeping] from the audience, but also from Sam and Bobby. There’s something going on that only Dean knows about. I think it’s going to be pretty surprising for the audience. I think they’re going to go, oh wow, that’s a great turn for the story. I’m being a little vague, but I want to keep my job! And that’s what we want, too. Are we going to see flashbacks of how Sam and Bobby dealt with life while Dean was in Hell? If we are, it’s going to be real special effects because I don’t remember shooting any! I think we won’t actually have flashbacks, but we will get a sense of how that dark period affected Sam and Bobby just from things that are said. Did the Sam and Bobby relationship change while Dean was gone? It changed for the worse for a while. But it doesn’t take too long for them to get back...

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