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REFERENCE POST: SEASON SEVEN SPOILERS




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 7x01   7x02   7x03   7x04   7x05   7x06 

 7x07   7x08   7x09   7x10   7x11   7x12 

 7x13   7x14   7x15   7x16   7x17   7x18

7x19   7x20   7x21   7x22   7x23       


Unknown Episodes | Season-Wide/Character Arcs

         = never got its own post (expansions & clarifications)





7x01 Meet the New Boss
    AIRED 9/23/2011; ARCHIVED HERE.


7x02 Hello, Cruel World
    AIRED 9/30/2011; ARCHIVED HERE.


7x03 The Girl Next Door
    AIRED 10/7/2011; ARCHIVED HERE.


7x04 Defending Your Life
    AIRED 10/14/2011; ARCHIVED HERE.


7x05 Shut Up, Dr. Phil
    AIRED 10/21/2011; ARCHIVED HERE.


7x06 Slash Fiction
    AIRED 10/28/2011; ARCHIVED HERE.


7x07 The Mentalists
    AIRED 11/4/2011; ARCHIVED HERE.


7x08 Season 7, Time for a Wedding!
    AIRED 11/11/2011; ARCHIVED HERE.


7x09 How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters
    AIRED 11/18/2011; ARCHIVED HERE.


7x10 Death's Door
    AIRED 12/2/2011; ARCHIVED HERE.


7x11 Adventures in Babysitting
    AIRED 1/6/2012; ARCHIVED HERE.


7x12 Time After Time
    AIRED 1/13/2012; ARCHIVED HERE.


7x13 The Slice Girls
    AIRED 2/3/2012; ARCHIVED HERE.


7x14 Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie
    AIRED 2/10/2012; ARCHIVED HERE.


7x15 Repo Man
    AIRED 2/17/2012; ARCHIVED HERE.




7x16 Out With The Old [link] / Another Man's Treasure [link]

     Airs 3/16/12 [filming dates: 1/19-1/30?]
  • Director: John Showalter; writer: Robert Singer & Jenny Klein [link]

  • Promos: [All will be revealed.]
  • Stills:
  • Clips:

  • Set photos (sujmarie & OLTV, 1/19) Jared and Jensen filming. [link] [link]
  • Set photos and video (OLTV, 1/19) Jensen filming a scene holding a mysterious box. [link]




7x17 The Born-Again Identity [link]

     Airs ? [filming dates: 1/31-2/9]
  • Director: Robert Singer; writer: Sera Gamble [link/ss]

  • Promos: [All will be revealed.]
  • Stills:
  • Clips:

  • Cast list:
          Misha Collins (?) [link]
          Rachel Miner (Meg) [link]

  • "Sam will need a lot of help — Sam goes wackoidal in episode 17, and Dean has to bring him back from the brink of insanity. Some old friends show up to help him with that." -Singer [link]

    • "[Sam will] be checked into an asylum where they think he's fully crazy, and honestly, he is. He kind of has been for a long time." -Padalecki [link]

    • Sam will have facial hair. [link]

  • "When they run across Castiel, it's a very different kind of Castiel. Dean has a bit of a moral dilemma in regard to Castiel in that first episode. Dean does some soul searching." -Singer [link]

    • "[Misha] doesn't come back as Castiel per say. When he and the boys see each other, it's not like, 'Oh, Sam and Dean!' 'Oh, Castiel!' It's amnesia of sorts," he teases. "He's still got great powers and we seek him out because we have an inkling that something's going on." -Padalecki [link]

    • Castiel's return will be "pretty much a brand new iteration" of the character. -Singer [link]

    • Castiel is not wearing the trenchcoat. His new outfit is "form fitting." [link]

  • Behind-the-scenes photo (@mishacollins, 2/07) Misha's new outfit [link]




7x18 Party On, Garth [link]

     Airs ? [filming dates: 2/10-2/21]
  • Director: Tim Andrew [link

  • Cast list:
          D.J. Qualls (Garth) [link]

  • Set photos (susangittins, 2/10) D.J. Qualls filming. [link]
  • Set photos (susangittins, 2/14) Jared and Jensen filming. [link]




7x19 Of Grave Importance [link]

     Airs ? [filming dates: ?]
  • Characters:
    • Annie: a hunter in her late 30s who is an old flame of both Sam and Dean. [link] [link] [link]



7x20 The Girl With the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo [link]

     Airs ? [filming dates: ?]



    7x21 In Case of Emergency [link]

         Airs ? [filming dates: ?]





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      UNKNOWN EPISODE / MISCELLANEOUS [back to top]
      • Characters we will see [post-7x12]:
              Frank Deveraux (Kevin McNally) [link]

      • Characters we may see:
              Adam Milligan (Jake Abel) [link]
              Meg (Rachel Miner?) [link]
              Alpha Vamp (Rick Worthy) [link]
              Balthazar (Sebastian Roche) is really dead, but could return [link]
              the Ghostfacers [sdcc]

      • Sam
        • Sam's scar helping him cope goes away and "Sam loses everything. [...] He loses his way to figure out reality and falsehood…It ends up driving him crazy. Crazy crazy where he can’t function anymore." -Padalecki [link]

        • "[Sam]'s not being super up-front about [his breakdown], but it gets beyond the point where he can hide it. Sam thinks he's trying to protect Dean from the knowledge that he's in pain. He's going 'No, it doesn't hurt, I'm fine,' while he knows he's dying. It's going to get so bad he can't hide it from anybody." -Padalecki [link]

          • "There's an episode that we're talking about right now where Sam isn't sleeping. The longest anybody's ever gone without sleep is like nine days, and they died, because your organs shut down. I wanted to make sure that we don't have an episode where Sam hasn't slept in a week, and he's losing his mind, and then he suddenly gets it together and helps save the day. [...] I want to stay true to this guy going nuts and slowly degenerating. -Padalecki [link]

        • Lucifer isn't using anyone else's form to torture Sam. [link]

        • "Sam finds himself in a situation where Dean’s always been the sturdy, gruff guy, not really paying attention to his emotion. But now Sam, by virtue of he can’t pay attention to his emotion anymore, is having to go be the strong guy and ‘Hey, this is the way things need to get done.’ He doesn’t have time to think of everything else." -Padalecki [link]

      • Dean
        • "During the first thirteen episodes [of season seven], I think [Dean] will probably carry a rockier journey in an odd way in terms of how he feels emotionally and how he deals with things. He's on a real rollercoaster." -Gamble [link]

        • Castiel's return is a Dean-centric story. "It's really hard for him to deal with Castiel's betrayal. We've seen Sam wrestle with visions of Lucifer, and now it's Dean's turn to have that kind of a story. We'll see Dean struggle to wrap his head around the Castiel issue. He's like, 'How do we forgive this guy? How do we trust him? That's how we got hurt; that's how we got burned.' Dean's once bitten, twice shy. We'll see him wrestle with some of his own demons." -Padalecki [link]

        • "It's not Castiel. It is, but it isn't. First, Dean's just gobsmacked. It even says 'jaw to the floor,' I think, when he sees him. I think there's a lot of mixed emotions about it. He's probably elated to have his friend back, and somebody who he knows that he can count on, even though he doesn't know who he is -- meaning Cas doesn't know that he's Cas." -Ackles [link]

        • "We’ll see Dean really obsessively checking in with Frank and working with Frank on [stopping Dick Roman]. Sam is every bit as interested in pursuing this, but also kind of worried about Dean’s psychological state because this has become such a personal, unhealthy revenge situation for him in the wake of Bobby’s death." -Gamble [link]

      • "There's no lasting love interests for [Sam and Dean] in Season 7. They don't have time, they're busy, and they are in no emotional state for any kind of conventional love interest." -Gamble [link]

      • Castiel
        • Castiel is dead--"disintegrated under all of these monsters"--but his death was purposefully left ambiguous. [link]

        • Misha Collins will return in episode 17 as well as in at least two additional episodes beyond that, though not necessarily as Castiel. [link]

        • Collins confirmed that "the character of Castiel is returning to 'Supernatural,'" but could not confirm that Castiel will return as himself, rather than as a Leviathan or as his vessel, Jimmy Novak. "The character is coming back somewhat changed. I'm not going to tell you everything, but I will tell you that the "new" Castiel no longer wears undergarments." [link]

        • Singer promises a more satisfying conclusion than Castiel's death at the beginning of the season, this time. "It will feel like some sort of closure, yes," he says. "Not in the first episode back, of course, but by the third, absolutely." [link]

      • Bobby
        • "We’re not going to leave you totally dangling forever [on Bobby's choice at the end of 7x10]. We would never let an actor as good as Jim Beaver go forever and ever. We fully intend to see him again in some way. I can’t give away everything, but I can say at the very least, we could do something like flashbacks to earlier in their lives, or bring him in in some other way." -Gamble [link]

        • "Sam and Dean [...] miss Bobby and start to question whether what they’re seeing [such as the empty beer bottle] is evidence that he might be a spirit or whether they’re just going through that normal grieving process where you think you see your loved one everywhere." -Gamble [link]

      • The Impala will be back. [link]

      • Sam and Dean will be hunting "good old-fashioned monsters that eat people." -Gamble [link]

        • In the second half of the season "there's some fun ones, we have a good mix of fun and serious" -Gamble [link]

        • There's an episode with ballerinas. [link]

        • [Edlund] doesn't know how to top the meta ep, but they may experiment with more stuff similar to Ghostfacers within their world. [sdcc]

        • [Edlund] just pitched a ninja story. [sdcc]

        • One of the things on Gamble’s wish list: Nazi zombies! [link]

      • "The epic war in heaven storyline has pretty much come to an end — at least for now — but individual stories that include angels that are more character-based or more about the impact that the previous wars have had, we have plans for those." -Gamble [link]

      • "The last run of shows is very Leviathan heavy." -Singer. [link]

      • There is a cliffhanger ending planned for this season. [link]




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      SEASON-WIDE / CHARACTER ARCS [back to top]
      • Description of Season Seven [short] [long]:
        [...]Now, despite Sam and Dean's efforts to stop him, Castiel has succeeded in his plan. His power is God-like, and Sam and Dean have no idea how to stop him. But even Castiel doesn't truly understand the magnitude of what's inside him -- or how dangerous he really is.

        Season seven finds Dean and Sam reeling from the loss of their friend. Sam's violent memories of Hell threaten to overtake him, threatening not just his life, but his brother's as well. Meanwhile, Dean struggles under the weight of a secret that threatens to tear them apart. And even as the brothers traverse the backroads of America, hunting things that go bump in the night, something is coming for them. They are about to face an enemy more canny and adaptable than any they've ever fought. As the landscape around them becomes increasingly treacherous, the tools they've come to rely upon will be stripped away. Our heroes, like so many outlaws before them, will find themselves utterly outmatched and outgunned, with no one to rely on but each other.
      • Themes of Season Seven:

        • "We had everyone on the writing staff watch Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Bob and Eric and I were really hungry to capture some of that cowboy, outlaw spirit for Sam and Dean." -Gamble [link]

        • "Basically, it’d be telling the a story of the last of the cowboys, gone modern. [...] There’s an idea of, “The world is closing in around you.”" -Gamble [link]

      • The Storyline:

        • We did the Apocalypse [in season 5], then we did the post-Apocalyptic civil war [in season 6]. Those were huge celestial stories. We’re interested in what happens on Earth in Season 7. -Gamble [link]

        • "This season, there is a fun story line that’s emerging. There’s almost a tongue-in-cheek satirical quality to some of the story lines and mythology. We definitely felt that after all the twists and turns of Season 6, we wanted to have some fun." -Gamble [link]

        • There will be “interesting geographical and infrastructure shifts in the show, so a lot of things that Sam, Dean and Bobby have counted on are going to get reshuffled.” -Beaver [sdcc]

      • The Big Bad:

        • "We have to go big or go home and Supernatural has a tendency to go big and badder and this season the foe will be bigger than Armageddon, bigger than the apocalypse, bigger than Lucifer and bigger than God." -Padalecki [link]

        • The new big bads are older than man and angels, but on earth to "have a good time", not "hail fire and brimstone on the world and just be mustache-twirling evil." They're also "smarter," and they "don't want to go home" to purgatory. [link]

        • There's no lore to help [the Winchesters] out and no book to tell them what to do [about the leviathans]. Bobby throws his hands in the air. At one point they might even have to stash the Impala, because it's too recognizable. The lead problem this year, is that all their little tricks that they've used to exist, credit card fraud and gambling, those are ways for this evil to track them down. -Ackles [link]

      • Sam and Dean

        • Sam and Dean are really gonna be challenged as hunters this season. It will be tough. -Edlund [sdcc]

        • Sam and Dean will be off on their own in season 7, on the road and on the run. The focus of the season will be back on the brothers. -Padalecki [sdcc]

        • “We’ve talked about this for years. Sam and Dean have always had the same car. How are we not in FBI databases? How do we not have people after us? How do they not have pictures? So we start to play with that this year and say Sam and Dean are starting to be found. Now, what are they going to do about all these credit cards? How are they going to get money? People are on to their ploys. And on that note, also, we see that Castiel at the end of season 6, isn’t a friend anymore. So we can’t say, ‘Hey, Cas, we need some help.”" -Padalecki [sdcc]

        • Sam and Dean may split up on some cases, but "it's really important to both of them to try and stay together. They don't have very many people. They're clearly better working together, and they need each other in so many ways. But we explore how, over the seven years that we've just been watching them, they've developed in really different ways, and they deal with things in really different ways. They've gotten past different things and they've held on to different things. There's just a lot of material, just from the stuff we've seen them go through on screen at this point." -Gamble [link]

        • "Dean has a lot to deal with in the first part of the season. As usual Dean is worried about Sam and Sam is worried about Dean, sort of like the core, the foundation on which “Supernatural” is built, these brothers worrying about each other. Dean has suffered an enormous amount of loss this season if he wasn’t running and gunning to try to save the world at all moments he would just collapse under the weight of it. Or you know, just buy drinks and pick up chicks, but that would be his version of collapsing, maybe. We find him in place where he’s got a lot of soul searching to do and he has to ask himself why does he do what he does. I think that he sees everything that has happened to him, everything he and has brother have seen, all stuff that happened to him in season six, we’ve brought him to the point where he asks himself why he’s a hunter anymore." -Gamble [sdcc]

        • “[The Winchesters] are reeling from what’s been going on with this character that they’ve been best friends with,” says Gamble. “They didn’t see this coming from Castiel. If stuff wasn’t falling apart so fast, they would be emotionally falling apart more.” -Gamble [sdcc]

      • Castiel

        • "I would consider Cas, in the last few minutes of the finale, to have been transformed. We try to be realistic about the fact that people on this show do cross lines that can’t be uncrossed, but we examine those things in terms of Sam and Dean. They have a tremendous capacity to move forward. We always look for the chance to have redemption." -Gamble [link]

        • "Cas is not evil. He's transformed. That might not be good, but that's not mustache-twirling evil either." -Gamble [link]

        • "Ben Edlund said that Castiel is still the new God and “his story is about stabilizing this God complex” and the “ramifications of what he’s done”."

        • The death toll will be extremely high at Cas' hands. He will be smiting left and right. [sdcc]

        • Cas feels like God abandoned him, so daddy issues still play a big role. [sdcc]

        • "Castiel’s is a story of “absolute power” Edlund said, as well as one of pride. Edlund imagines that “redemption will be part of it”, although perhaps his path to redemption will be slightly tarnished." [sdcc]

      • "Jim Beaver said that Bobby will be in the first three episodes of season 7 and will likely be in as many episodes as he was last season." [sdcc]

      • "Crowley's sort of the ultimate self-interested character. He always finds a way to bend whatever is happening to his own best uses. And as the weather changes, he figures out how to insert himself in a situation. There's a reason he's lived this long. There's a reason he always finds the parachute under his seat. So as things evolve this season, we'll see him try and adapt. He's always fun, so we keep throwing stuff at him." -Gamble [link]

      • "Beaver thinks [Sheriff Mills will] “be around somewhat.”" [sdcc]

      • Jensen on Dean's goodbye to Lisa: "That's never going to be his life. He's a hunter and that's how its always gonna be." [sdcc]

      • There are no plans for Chuck to appear in the early part of the season. -Gamble [sdcc]





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