It was the shot heard ’round the world… or at least around the TV sets of nervous Supernatural fans.
During the closing moments of the Season 11 finale, Sam stared down the barrel of a gun belonging to Lady Toni, a member of the Men of Letters’ London chapter. When the hunter refused to acquiesce to her demands, she fired off a round that may or may not have hit Sam off-screen.
“She shot him,” star Jared Padalecki confirmed to TVLine Wednesday night at the Saturn Awards, where he and castmate Jensen Ackles were presenting an award to Supernatural creator Eric Kripke. “I don’t know where, but I know she shot him.”
“What else is new – Sam gets injured,” Padalecki added with a laugh. “At least I’m not getting tortured – yet.”
But that wasn’t the season-ender’s only cliffhanger. At the episode’s conclusion, Amara thanked Dean by giving him what he’s always wanted — Mary, the mother he lost as a child. (BTW, if you thought/hoped Papa John Winchester was going to reappear during those final minutes, Ackles briefly shared your sentiment, “But I knew they couldn’t get Jeffrey Dean Morgan back.”)
“I’m anxious to see how that [surprise return] pans out,” said Ackles, adding that he and Padalecki are meeting with new showrunners Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb later this week. “[My reaction] was kind of like, ‘What’s going to happen now? How is this going to work out?'”
Padalecki was excited by the twist, as well. “I love [Mary’s portrayer] Samantha Smith. So I was like, ‘We get Sam back! That’s awesome!'” he enthused. “My reaction as a fan of the show was, ‘What a cool show to be a part of where we can do that and get away with it.’ [That] and I was just really stoked.”
Supernatural Season 12 premieres Thursday, Oct. 13 at 9/8c on The CW.
Aw, man. I was hoping it was just a warning shot, but Toni indeed injured him. Grrr. :\
Yeah, but these guys gets shot all the time and it rarely hurts them ‘that’ much.
But she ‘did’ look surprised about something so who the heck knows.
I wonder if Dean is in an alternate reality NOT in Heaven. I got no idea what they are doing with Mary.
I know Young John Winchester is on General Hospital now, but I would like him to come back and have a life with Mary.
And then Dean, rather than having a perfect life (the life that Amara thought would be a perfect life), is busting his chops trying to get back to “this” reality.
And Mama and Papa would understand and try to help him.
Maybe he was shot in the head and he will be mentally challenged for this season.
Thanks for the laugh!
Perhaps they can get Matt Cohen who played young John Winchester. Mary is young so John should be too.
That doesn’t quite work. John was older than when he died. Amara seemingly revived Mary at the point when she died. Ergo, if John were resurrected it would have to be JDM.
Matt Cohen is on General Hospital now, in a front burner storyline.
He’s on General Hospital these days so I’m not sure what his availability would be.
For some reason jbj’s comment didn’t show up when I posted. Sorry to repeat.
I just posted the same thing. I really like Matt Cohen.
Teasers like this for shows like Supernatural are so silly. “Oh no, is Sam going to live?” Yes, he’ll maybe wear a bandage for 1 or 2 episodes, but then they’ll be fighting monsters like nothing ever happened by episode 3.
And that’s what makes it good! If he or Dean stayed dead then, duh, the show would be over. And since noone wants that, you have to make them smarter than Death (and they killed him) or at least smart enough to come back if they died. At least it’s not a Soap Opera … then it would always just be a dream.
Could always kill one and add a half sister :p
LOL! But wouldn’t that only be if one of them was causing drama behind the scenes and nobody could stand them?
I was watching a rerun of EVERYONE LOVES RAYMOND last night with a friend. He said “Why doesn’t Raymond just tell his parents to butt out of his life and drop dead?” I laughed and said “Because then there would be no show!” LOL You can’t kill off the main characters and/or major premise of a TV show and still have a TV show! So this kind of cliffhanger is rather lame.
I guess you haven’t heard of a little show called Game Of Thrones…
I’m actually still miffed that they killed Death, he was a pretty chilled guy.
I would have rather had Bobby given back to them.
I’m with you there. Mary never made much of an impact to me
Bobby would have been way better. What can Mary do? Too bad Jeffrey Dean Morgan couldn’t have been brought back. But yeah, with him on he walking dead no way he could commit to any episodes until the tail end of the season 12.
Maybe they’ll turn her into some bad A hunter. She is a decedent of hunters.
Now that would not be good. They love their Mom and she is sort of revered by the fans and we wouldn’t want to see her messed with. I think this is just a look at Mom for Dean’s sake but I think if the new show runners had checked back, Dean never wanted his Mom back. He actually commented on that in a previous episode when her Father wanted to bring her back and Dean had a fit…”what would you tell her?!” It’s different when it’s Sam, he is all Dean has in his life and he will literally move heaven and earth to keep his brother safe and with him.
Bobby’s too easy. Now, I would love to have Bobby back, but this will work. Last thing Mary remembers on this earthis it’s 1984(?) and Mary hears baby Sam cry, only to see Yellow Eyes give Sammy the taste of demon blood. Then it’s 30+ years in hell.
Mary’s back, and there is a strange man in front of her (dean) and the baby she tried to protect is now a Moose. I think you can get some play with that.
Also a thought came to my mind. Maybe, as a plotted pilot, Jody Mills gets killed, so the boys go to avenge her death along with Claire and Alex. Throw in Theater Girl Marie from the 200th episode and Kate from Bitten. And have Mary lead them (since she’s been in the life). And boom, you got Wayward Daughters Academy.
What do you think?
Mary wasn’t in hell, she was in heaven.
But, I do like your premise!
What can Mary do? She was raised as a hunter by hunter parents and came from a long line of hunters. What can Mary do… smh.
To back up what you are saying – wasn’t there an episode that explained SHE was actually the hunter and John only became one AFTER she died? Or did I dream that? I thought for sure that was the case.
My thoughts exactly! The show hasn’t been the same without Jim Beaver.
My guess is a shot to the leg or something to hobble him? I’m also curious to see how having Mary back works – my guess is she’ll be back for a handful of eps rather than the whole season, but who knows. I just want to know that Dean, Sam, and Cas are all right and hopefully back home safe soon. Those three are why I watch!
Hey, I vote for you. It’s ALL Sam, Dean and Cas.
Looking forward to SamnDean next season for sure.
Are those Saturn awards going to be televised on tv?
Hmmm….didn’t Mary sell Sam out to Azazel? I hope they don’t forget that little fact.
I don’t remember that! When did she do this?
Azazel never mentioned Sam to her. He told Mary “in ten years I need to swing by your house for a little something […] As long as I’m not interrupted, nobody gets hurt”.
Shame they didn’t bring Bobby back…
Can’t we get Bobby back?
I hope Mary stays around for a awhile. The boys can use some stablity (or as much as a hunter can get).
Me thinks that the London Men (and lady) of Letters are going to get a rude awakening about what hunters do hanging with Sam.
We ALL, and I mean everyone, want Bobby back.
I don’t. I love Booby, I love that we’ve gotten an episode every season with him in it and I hope that continues, but Bobby’s story ended and had nowhere else to go and, at the time, the boys needed to be self-reliant again.
C’mon, let Bobby rest. I mean he’s still in his Heaven? I hope those Hannah and her Goon Squad put him somewhere worse. But if you spent 480 years in Hell, even the worst of Heaven beats hell hands down.
I’m glad Mary’s coming back! I’m dying to see what type of character she is going to become! Is she going to become a hunter? Or maybe a woman of letters? Can’t wait!!
October is so far away.
I actually want to know more about the Mary twist than Sam getting shot. That lady probably didn’t shoot to kill and I’m not the least bit worried that Sam is dead. I mean, come on. I want to know if Mary will be a big part of the show from now on and if she and Dean will team up to find Sam. I thought bringing her back was an awesome twist and we all know that she used to be a badass hunter.
I wish that they would stop moving supernatural.
You and me both: i liked it on Tuesday because it was earlier in the week.
I wish that they would stop moving supernatural. There is a lot of other shows they can move. No matter where they move you guys I will still be watching.
Who else wants Jared or Jensen to play Green Lantern in the Flash and Arrow-verse? ;) Both would be great!
I personally think Sam is dead and Mary will trade her life for Sams so he can come back. You know how when Dean was healed it turned out that someone else had to die to keep the natural order of things. Maybe I watch to many episodes and read to many books lol tge reapers are out to get them so this might be how they stick it to them. Could be way off though.
I personally think Sam is dead and Mary will trade her life for Sams so he can come back. You know how when Dean was healed it turned out that someone else had to die to keep the natural order of things. Maybe I watch to many episodes and read to many books lol
Best show on TV, no matter how the story goes, it will be great. I still set an watch reruns as often as I can, Just love the Boys, and all the cast members that have come an gone.
Sam and Dean were just kids when they lost their mother i think.So their memories of her may not be clear and so she may not be exactly be what they remember her to be.Plus she may not know everything that has gone on since she died and Sam and Dean may be forced to tell her.As for Sam, maybe lady Toni’s aim was off and she just planned to shoot him the arm or something but she hit him somewhere else.
I honestly think this was such a bad ending… I love this show but at this point they could have ended it graciously.
Dean playing psychiatrist with God’s freaking sister was so out of character to me, also the British Men of Letters were never mentioned, did nothing, and now they just show up and shoot the person who saved the world multiple times and even worked with God?!
I don’t like how they brought back Mary either, by giving Dean what he “wanted most”. I don’t think that Mary was what he wanted most, she didn’t have an impact on his/their life. Bobby played a much bigger part in their lives and they had real connection, not just a few fading memories. Mary’s death at the beginning of the show was strategical, it triggered their father to become a hunter, gave them a purpose…
I’m sorry if I’m overthinking this but I really didn’t love this ending.
I see what you mean but they should not have ended it! I do not want to even think about this show coming to an end. I hope to God it makes it 20 seasons! I can’t believe no ones talking about God. Since he was obviously God all along now, he let everyone b***h him up. I went back and watched and it was bad. Back to the way they ended It…I thought it was interesting. Dean has always wanted his family together more than anything. He experienced having a mother/family together, where Sam didn’t. Sam doesn’t really know what he’s missing but Dean does. I think it could go either way but I have faith in the show (cast, writers, directors, etc.). The men of letters, London edition, seems a little off with everything else, but maybe it will be interesting. It would be awesome if they found out Laura V-something from Bitten/Smallville was their half sister because I love her! I wish they could bring Bobby back but that’s too much at once. I understand John is busy but that’s really what I think Dean would really want (both parents/the whole family).
Well their mom was a hunter when she was younger so I imagine she’s fully capable of handling herself.
they did realize that he was shot like… 5 episodes earlier right? I was so tired of hurt sam seriously. He’s like dying all the time it is embarrassing….
I have no idea how mary could fit into the show either…
I just…I don’t know… there’s nothing that can catch my attention…
Mary is boring as hell. Why not bring back Bobby instead?? At least he was interesting. I hope she gets to meet adult Sam and then vanishes forever. Bobby is the one that is really missed. Also Cas naked would have been a nice touch as something Dean needed.
Jerffery Dean Morgan has stated he would love to go back to Supernatural for a 1 off or 2 episode thing but right now he is way to busy playing Negan on the Walking Dead