Wow, it's been a long time since I've done one of these preview and fan news articles, but given the epic nature of Thursday night's Supernatural episode, it's time. The episode is titled "The End" and given the fact it's written by the always creative Ben Edlund, we're in for something extraordinary. I have three exciting clips to share. Below is the description from Warner Brothers and The CW:
Still estranged from Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) is visited by Zachariah (guest star Kurt Fuller) who continues to pressure him to fulfill his destiny and become a vessel for the archangel Michael so that he can defeat Lucifer. When Dean resists, he is thrust five years into the future to see the consequences of his decision – and a ravaged, desolate post-apocalyptic world. Also stars Misha Collins as Castiel and also guest stars Rob Benedict as Chuck Shurley. "The End" was written by Ben Edlund and directed by Steve Boyum.
Clip #3 (This one makes me weep!)
Some Great News
You know, considering how there's always a lot of negativity going around (it's infectious!), I'm going to share two pieces of good news. The first is the ratings. What, you ask? The ratings have been terrible. Yes, they have been disappointing, but as I have been saying on my website, the DVR numbers hadn't come back yet so we didn't know the true story. Since DVR added an average of about 540,000 viewers to each episode last season, a theory floating out there was that maybe DVR will come back big.
Well, EW just got a look at those DVR numbers for premiere week, and they're very good. Four million viewers, or a 38% increase. I'm curious to see how much the following weeks follow suit, but so far four million with live + DVR7 last season was considered big numbers. So, you see, people are watching. They just aren't watching live. With Thursdays being so crowded, I can see why.
The other good news comes from my friends Lindsay and Heather at Support Supernatural. For a good chunk of this year, they had been running a fundraising campaign for A Dog's Life, which is an animal rescue based out of Los Angeles endorsed by Jared Padalecki. Their starting goal was an aggressive $10,000, which considering they were doing so in times of recession that was a pretty lofty goal. They had put a tremendous amount of work into the campaign, offering raffles every month for those that donated as well as spreading the word and collecting funds.
The fundraiser concluded last week, and their final tally was an amazing $15,542.46! I must say, I'm very impressed. My site, The Winchester Family Business, raised funds through orders made through my Amazon Associates account, but what we came up with was paltry compared to what Lindsay and Heather did. Their efforts have been truly amazing. Here's what those funds will do:
- $20: Vaccinate one animal
- $25: Micro-chip one animal (important in case an animal becomes lost)
- $48: Fee to bail one animal from a city or county shelter
- $95: Spay/neuter one animal
- $125: Six week obedience class
- $450: One month of boarding for a rescue dog
Lindsay and Heather even got to share the results of their efforts to Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles at the Vancouver Creation Con in August, where their total was just $12,000 at the time. Needless to say, they were very happy to get that news and I have the picture to prove it! In the final month Support Supernatural raised over $3,500 more. Congratulations to both Lindsay and Heather for their successful campaign. Congratulations to A Dog's Life and the animals too, who really deserve these funds.
That's all for now. Tune in Thursday night at 9:00 pm on The CW for "The End." A week later, Paris Hilton is guest starring. Yes, the apocalypse is in full gear.