The Supernatural season 13 premiere made you ponder over many questions, but one of the largest ones is quite simple: Is Castiel dead? Is the angel gone for good after we got a chance to see him effectively burned off into oblivion?
On the surface, it does feel like Cas is gone, and that is precisely what the show wants you to believe. Within the minds of Sam and Dean Winchester, the character is dead and there’s no turning back from that. Yet, the reality is that somehow, someway, we’re going to get a chance to see this character again.
What’s the caveat here? Speaking in a new interview with TVLine, executive producer Brad Buckner had the following to say:
“[Castiel is] not coming back real soon, and it influences, greatly, Dean’s state of mind … Both of the guys have had to rebound from stuff over and over and just kind of shake it off and go on with the family business, and this overwhelming loss at the start of the season is something that Dean just can’t dig his way out of yet.”
Ultimately, there are so many questions that are going to be rising to forefront with this show and this character, with the biggest one being what Castiel will be like when he inevitably comes back.
Meanwhile, series star Jared Padalecki was also very much kind in sharing some of his own thoughts about how even when Castiel does come back, there could be very much some trust issues as Sam and Dean work in order to figure out what it is that they want to do with him:
“I don’t know if we’ve had somebody come back after they’ve been salted and burned … There’s some genuine concern about what could have made this happen, who made this happen, why they made it happen. Can you trust it? Can you trust this version [of Castiel]? When [Sam] came back, [he] was soulless … The major emotion is relief and happiness, [but there’s also a fear that] the other shoe might drop.”
Still, there’s something to look forward with Castiel moving forward this season. Misha Collins isn’t leaving, and he’s still a huge part of the show — you can consider the fact that he recently did a huge photo shoot with Entertainment Weekly alongside Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as additional evidence of this very thing.
What did you think about this Supernatural season 13 premiere?
Are you okay with how the show is handling Castiel, and when do you think that the character is going to be back? Be sure to share some of your thoughts in the comments below!
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