Thursday, May 20, 2010
SPOILER WARNING: This article may be considered a spoiler for Supernatural season 6.
Here's the official press release from the CW:
"Returning for its sixth season, this haunting series follows Sam and Dean Winchester, two brothers bound by tragedy and blood to their dangerous, other-worldly mission. This past season, Dean and Sam faced their toughest foe yet: the Devil himself. As the Apocalypse raged on around them, the brothers, aided only by a dwindling band of fellow hunters and rebel angel Castiel, sought a way to stop Lucifer and save the planet. Ultimately, they discovered a way to force Lucifer back into Hell and end the Apocalypse - but at tremendous cost: Sam's life. Season six will be a season of mystery and shadow. Heaven and Hell have been left in complete disarray since the apocalyptic events of season five. And now, monsters, angels and demons roam across a lawless and chaotic landscape. And so Dean Winchester, who has retired from hunting and sworn never to return, finds himself being pulled back into his old life - pulled back by none other than Sam Winchester, who has escaped from Hell. The two reunite to beat back the rising tide of creatures and demon-spawn, but they quickly realize that neither are who they used to be, their relationship isn't what it used to be, and that nothing is what it seems. The series stars Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester, Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester and Misha Collins as Castiel."
What Can We Learn?
Sam is Back: According to the press release, Sam escaped from Hell, which explains how he showed up at the end of season 5, though we still don't know how he escaped.
The Angels Aren't Done: Despite the end of the Apocalypse, the press release refers to the chaos left in Heaven and Hell as well as the angels and demons roaming the world. In other words, the show isn't just going to drop all of the religious mythology they've built up.
Castiel Is Back: It has to be taken with a grain of salt, but according to the CW, Misha Collins is still listed as a series regular for season 6, so Castiel will be back for more action!
All About the Relationship: As usual, the most important thing about this press release is the statement that their relationship isn't what it used to be. Once again, the focus of this season will be the sibling dynamic of Sam and Dean.
Nothing Is What It Seems: This is one of those very strange lines at the end of the press release that makes me think there's a big twist in store. Is it really Sam who came back? Since season 5 allegedly ended creator Eric Kripke's five-year plan, it's up to new showrunner Sera Gamble to start a whole new story arc, which could be anything.