You guys sick of me yet? I'll tell ya, it's been an intense week of fandom activity. Anyway, there are three clips for this week’s episode, “Heaven and Hell”. Normally when I get these, they are light teasers. I’m warning you right here, clips #1 and #3 are NOT light. They’re rather intense. They’ll tease you though. No, more like they’ll leave you banging your head against a wall until Thursday evening.
More Con Stuff
I’m really kicking myself now. I went back to my interview with Sera Gamble (which happened in June) and read her response to the same question I asked Jared at this weekend’s con. I wish I remembered it, for it would have been the perfect follow-up. Below is part of her answer, and it’s hilarious.
As for whether Jared cringes when he sees my name on a script, I'll have to ask him. But what am I going to do if he says yes — stop stabbing him and making him shoot his lovers? Unlikely.
I’m sure that answer gives Jared warm fuzzies! Naked and crying is the least of his worries.
Also at the con, there was an unfortunate mis-communication and Support Supernatural’s certificate presentation to Jared and Jensen of their fundraiser results didn’t take place. Creation Entertainment, the organizers of the con, promised to mail the certificates to Vancouver, which listed the amount donated to each charity and the names of people who donated. At the end of the con, though, Jared and Jensen left unaware of the donations made in their names.
There’s good news to report however. We worked a few back channels and reps for Jared and Jensen were emailed copies of the certificates. The best part is the donations were mailed to the charities a week ago. Below is a copy of the statement that was to be made at the con. I felt it appropriate to show the statement here, for it gives a great rundown of what benefit the donations have.
We coordinated a fan fundraiser as a tiny way to show you how much we appreciate the incredible amount of amazing work you both do on Supernatural. Our goal was not only to receive some publicity for the BEST program on television today, but also show how a fandom can do something extremely positive! Donations for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, The Humane Society of the United States, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Doctors Without Borders came from all over North America, Europe and Australia!
In just over four months Support Supernatural.com collected $5,000! We are extremely humbled by everyone’s kindness.
Thanks to everyone’s AMAZING generosity:
• PETA can provide medical care for 35 neglected dogs!
• The HSUS can provide 40 spay or neuter procedures!
• St. Jude Children's Research Hospital can purchase grocery storegift cards for approximately 22 families whose children are undergoing long-term treatment at St. Jude!
• DWB can provide emergency medical supplies to aid 5,000disaster victims for just over one month
Thank you, Supernatural fans!
People’s Choice Awards
Supernatural has been nominated for a People’s Choice Award in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category. While I couldn’t be happier that the show is getting some recognition from such a forum, that’s a pretty focused category. Upon doing a little checking though, it’s a new category to the awards this year and I can see why Sci-Fi needs to be singled out. These types of shows rarely make any type of ballot or get large scale recognition, so this is a big opportunity for our under-appreciated show.
The other nominees are Heroes and Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles. Knowing how well organized this fan base is, I like Supernatural’s chances. Everyone can vote daily at the People's Choice website.
The People’s Choice Awards will be televised on January 9 at 9:00 on CBS.
After “Heaven and Hell” airs on Thursday, Supernatural goes on hiatus until January 15. Reruns will air, though, and remember — ratings are ratings. Smallville and Supernatural always do far better in reruns than the rest of the CW lineup, and season four has given us so much that I’m sure we’ll all benefit from another look.
Until then, kick back, enjoy “Heaven and Hell” written by Master Kripke himself, and that’ll give us seven weeks in which we can curse his name. Good times!