‘Supernatural’ season 8 spoilers: Diving deeper into Sam’s past (promo)
With the exception of a found-footage episode that is still leaving a largely-bitter taste in our mouth, “Supernatural”season 8 overall has to be pretty proud of what they have managed to achieve for their characters so far. In bringing the present up a substantial length of time, you have enable us to have a trio of rich stories worth telling: in addition to what is currently going on with Sam and Dean in the present day, you also have individual backstories for each of them whether it be in purgatory (which is the case with Dean) or back when Sam tried to get away from this extraordinary life.
While we have seen bits and pieces of Sam’s story already in the past few weeks, Wednesday night’s new episode “Southern Comfort” is going to bring more of it to us than ever. Why? Dean is going to learn that Sam spend his time away from him with a girl named Amelia, and he’s not exactly going to be thrilled that this is the reason that his own brother stopped looking for him while he was trapped away. Of course, Jared Padalecki’s character will argue back that there was really nothing he could do, since he didn’t even know where the guy was.
As for the rest of the story, it’s mostly not teased here, and we imagine that even the title here is an allusion to some sort of life that Sam discovered for himself while Dean was away. It may have not been his true calling, but it surely was still a nice reprieve from the world for him.
What do you want to see from Sam’s backstory this season? If you want to see what fan favorite guest star is coming back for another go on “Supernatural” season 8, be sure to hit up the link here.
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November 8, 2012 @ 3:57 am
I keep hoping for a rational explanation, as well, as to why Sam wouldn’t look for his beloved brother!! TOTALLY out-of-character! Up to now, they have found a way to explain everything away to my satisfaction, but it appears they may have hit a brick wall with this one. If they don’t come up with some very good reason as to why Sam didn’t look for Dean, it will greatly affect the probability of me tuning in again next season. The one thing that really kept me going with this show is the brothers unending love for one another. If it turns out that Sam just could turn it off that easily, I’ll have to cry fairwell to what once was a seriously sweet show! Oh, and I also am very confused by how they are trying to play off Dean’s friendship with the vamp as being in the same league as Sam betraying Dean. The two don’t even compare!!! And what did Sam expect Dean to do, anyways??? He had a way to get out and he wasn’t going to take it??? And then he would betray the one that got him out — just like Sam betrayed him??? It wasn’t like Sam was looking for him!!! Oh, I get it now… Sam betrayed Dean easily enough, so why wouldn’t he expect Dean to betray the one friend he could rely on in this whole bloody mess??!!!! Writers better get their acts together… This is turning out to be one huge insult to the viewers senses!!!!!!!!!
November 4, 2012 @ 2:42 pm
i am really happy with the way supernatural is going in season 8 with the exeption of the unseen footage one i m going to forget i watched that one lol but i m allso a bit confused about sam i get it he wanted out i think a part of him always has but to not look at all for dean seems a bit odd something later in the season might shed some light on this but it could be simply that he had done with it all suppose we ll have to see lovin this season though.
November 3, 2012 @ 1:07 pm
I too would rather he had looked for Dean but without success, but we have to remember that Castiel also dissappeared and never returned. As an angel he has been able to get in and out of hell and Lucifer’s Cage. This would have thrown anyone in my opinion. But as for the “newly revealed agreement” not to look for each other that goes back to Dean making Sam promise to try to rescue him from Hell. Sam also made Dean promise not to try to rescue him because it could have meant Lucifer and Michael would get free of the Cage. If Sam thought Dean and Cas were thrown into Purgatory and he tried a ritual to open it and a bunch of monsters escaped wouldn’t that have been something like opening the gates to hell when all those demons poured out and it led to Roy and Walt killing Sam and Dean?
November 3, 2012 @ 9:38 am
Sam is out-of-character. There is no way he would not look for Dean and the stupid excuse that we’ve heard so far (he didn’t know where to look) is bogus. It’s not believable. Sam is a smart guy and he had connections and resources. This newly revealed agreement to not look for each other is retcon at its worst. If the big reveal is nothing more than what they’ve been telling us then Carter and the writers have ruined the character for good.
November 3, 2012 @ 6:50 am
I wanna know WHY he didn’t look for Dean at all. There’s gotta be some other reason and I’m waiting for the writers to give us a BIG revelation about that further in the season.