Excuse me while I bash my head against a wall.
Originally posted on TVLine:
Supernatural returns this Wednesday (The CW, 9/8c) with the Winchesters having spent a year apart from each other. While Sam was striking up a romance with a woman (Covert Affairs‘ Liane Balaban), Dean battled it out in purgatory with an unlikely ally. And that’s just the beginning! Below are five things executive producers Jeremy Carver and Bob Singer think you should know about Season 8.
IT’S TIME-TRIPPY | The flashbacks have “allowed us to tell slightly different kind of stories” like delving into Sam’s romance with his ladylove Amelia, says Carver. “Supernatural, I don’t think, spent a lot of time on relationship stories. It’s a really nice mechanism to do that without imposing that on the forward momentum of these other stories that we’re telling.” Flashbacks will also reveal how Dean spent his time in purgatory, a place most writers would not dare to venture for fear of it not measuring up to viewers’ imaginations. “We said, ‘We are going to go there because there’s a really, really strong character thing going on down there,” explains Carver. “And the look of it is super cool.” Visually, the “lack of color and high contrast, desaturated look” is meant to convey a feeling of “there’s no good place to lay your head down, no green leaves,” says Singer. “We wanted to contrast that with Sam’s flashbacks, which are diffused and have filters and [are] a little more dreamy so you get a sense that Sam’s past year was nice and warm and Dean’s was cold and stark.”