Supernatural 4×06 Preview Clips & Message from Kripke   

Lovely, lovely gifts on a Friday. WB gives me yet another reason to love this day of the week. Here are three preview clips from next week’s Halloween episode of Supernatural, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester”.

Follow the link below for the episode description as well as a special message from Eric Kripke. I hide it behind the link because both are somewhat spoilery. Kripke’s message directly addresses why Dean was the only one infected in last night’s episode and vaguely refers to an upcoming episode. You’ve been warned…

In the episode, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate some strange Halloween-related deaths that are taking place in a town during the days leading up to the holiday itself. As they begin to solve the mystery, they also learn the real origins of Halloween and find themselves trying to save the entire town itself from a surprising pair of would-be assassins. Introducing Robert Wisdom (“The Wire”) as ‘Uriel,’ the episode also guest stars Misha Collins (“24”) as ‘Castiel.’ “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester” was written by Julie Siege and directed by Charles Beeson.

Message to the Fans from Eric Kripke:

“So I’ve never before responded directly to the fandom’s comments about an episode, and I don’t plan to make a habit of it, but I couldn’t resist dropping in a thought about the episode “Yellow Fever.”

Which is this:

Dean is not a dick.

None of the writers, or anyone on the creative team of Supernatural, think Dean’s ever been a dick, past, present, or future. He’s a hero. Dean did NOT contract the ghost sickness because he’s a dick. Victims contract the illness because they use “fear as a weapon.” Dean asks Lilith at the episode’s end, “why did I get infected?” And she cryptically responds, “you know why. Listen to your heart.” We, as the writers, probably should have emphasized this mystery more, I take responsibility for that omission. But the point is: the reason he was infected is because of a SECRET he’s keeping. A dark secret that will be revealed in Episode 10. And not at all because of any dickishness, implied or otherwise.

Thanks, gang. “

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