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Supernatural Star Jared Padalecki: Sam 'Would Like Answers' About His Mother

Supernatural Spoilers Season 12

Supernatural is no stranger to daddy issues, but it’s Mama Winchester who’s bringing up all sorts of feelings for star Jared Padalecki.

Dean and Sam’s long-deceased mother, Mary (played by Samantha Smith), made a surprise return in last month’s finale, thanks to Amara. While God’s sister meant to give Dean what he’s always wanted, the younger Winchester also hasn’t seen the woman who gave him life in a very long time. Should the opportunity present itself for another family reunion, does Sam need closure with his mom?

“Not as much as Dean does, because Sam was so young [when she died],” Padalecki told TVLine Wednesday night at the Saturn Awards, where he and castmate Jensen Ackles were presenting an award to Supernatural creator Eric Kripke. But Padalecki believes Sam “would like to get some answers” about his mother, about whom he only “knows a little bit,” courtesy of the show’s trip back in time to when a young Mary (portrayed by Amy Gumenick) was a hunter.

“I think a part of Sam is very curious,” Padalecki says. “He’s a thinker, he’s an intellect. Part of him wants to have some sort of closure with his father, with his mother.”

“Sam is one of these interesting people who feels the void, even if he didn’t ever know it,” he adds. “They say, ‘If you don’t know something, you don’t know what you’re going to miss.’ But I think Sam knows what he’s missing.”

Supernatural Season 12 premieres Thursday, Oct. 13 at 9/8c on The CW.

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