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How much do we see Castiel in season 7 and what will his role be? [x]

Supernatural and Consent: Why Season 9's Writing Team Has No Excuse ↘


So I recently found out that when Sera Gamble was still writing for Supernatural (up until the end of season 7) she reached an argument with the rest of the writing team in season 4 with the reintroduction of Ruby. Ruby’s sexual relationship with Sam was to be a part of the plot but Sera Gamble…

fake Bob Singer: You can’t come to work on poppers.

Ben Edlund: /laughs

Bob Singer: ‘Poppers.’ Wow, Ben.

Sera Gamble: Who says that?

Bob: Crazy.

Ben: Bob Singer says that.

Sera: Bob wouldn’t say that.

Bob: In the seventies maybe.

Ben: It’s the Fire Island part of Bob’s life that— no. Well, you could say ‘amyl nitrate’ but I think poppers is, it’s fast.

Bob: Yes.

5.21 is like suuuucchh a good episode for underrated character relationships, lots of dean and crowley, and dean and death, and cas saving sam, and the bobby/crowley kiss, and crowley fixing bobby’s legs, and cas and bobby’s interaction akdsfadsf. Like every single second is perfect.

The difference
  • Sera Gamble: You love Castiel? Well, I'll give him the main arc, but he will be the villain of the season before disappearing into the lake so that you guys and Dean can mope for him.
  • Jeremy Carver: You love Castiel. I love Castiel. I'll give him to Dean.


people blame Sera Gamble for the weirdest shit

#seriously #one day i hope i’m hated enough #that people blame me for their weird shit too #they could blame me for like crop circles #or the fact that they stubbed their toe this morning getting out of the bath #that’s the kind of writer i want to be


Psycho Scribes of the Supernatural

Short video about SPN writing from the Season 7 Blu-ray, with Ben Edlund, Sera Gamble, Adam Glass, and Robert Singer.

Are Dean and Cas in love? An episode by episode look at Season 7 (Part 8.1)


I’ve often said that Season 7 convinced me of the canonicity of Dean/Cas, and to this day it boggles my mind that so many fans blame Sera Gamble for “ruining” the characters’ relationship. So I thought I’d step through my favorite season, episode by episode, and point out exactly why I’m so convinced their love is not only of the romantic sort, but also very, very canon.

Previously: Out With the Old

Author’s Note: I’ll be traveling for the next several days, so I won’t be able to get to part 2 and beyond for some time, until at least mid next week. But this part’s a little longer to make up for it. So settle in for a book, friends. Hopefully it will tide you over until I get back. :)

17: The Born Again Identity, Part 1

If “Death’s Door” is a masterpiece, then “The Born Again Identity” is Sera Gamble’s magnum opus, her crowning achievement, the one Supernatural episode for which she should be remembered forever. Fine; I’m being a little hyperbolic. But it’s also really that good.

Subtle and complex, darkly humorous and painfully cathartic, “The Born Again Identity” packs in enough content to last three episodes, yet somehow it never feels rushed or forced. Pop culture and literary references abound in equal measure, but it’s also highly self-referential, in that it calls back to almost every other Supernatural episode Gamble ever wrote. Those who’ve carefully watched and re-watched the series are thus rewarded with additional context and deeper meaning for the scenes now taking place. This is fangirl catnip at its most potent. I love it. 

“The Born Again Identity” is a love letter to Dean, to Cas, and to everything the Supernatural universe has come to represent. Yet I think it remains one of Gamble’s most misunderstood episodes, certainly one of her most overlooked. If I remember correctly, at the time of airing many fans were disappointed, and I’m not sure why, other than maybe the fact that the reconciliation between Dean and Cas is saved for another episode.

As well it should be. Damage that big can’t be fixed in one go, and besides, this isn’t an episode about reconciliation. This is an episode about death, and fear, and facing both head on, only to come out the other side in one piece, stronger than you were before.


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We knew we needed this scene between Dean and Cas for a couple of reasons. One is that Cas has been really adamant that he doesn’t feel like he can help them, so we had to show Cas’s arc. We had to show him change his mind. Watching them bravely set Bobby’s ghost free is the beginning of that turning point for him.

Also I feel like Dean and Cas have this tremendous amount of unfinished business between them that’s been carrying over all season, since he betrayed them in opening up Purgatory in the first place. And I didn’t feel like they could go dashing in anywhere as a team if they didn’t talk about it in some way.

Structurally it works out that you kind of want to take a breath and have a scene where your characters connect before they go in charging for your climactic scenes. In this case, I felt like there were definitely a couple of matters at hand that they had to work through anyway. So, it felt—we arrived at it pretty organically.

— Sera Gamble, on the “sorry, but I’d rather have you” scene in 7x23 (via flutiebear)

It would’ve nice for us [in the Writer’s Room] if Bobby had gone with the Reaper in episode 10. But it made sense for the character that he would’ve stayed with the boys and gotten in this kind of trouble, because he’s never left the boys when they were in the middle of something before.

— Sera Gamble, 7x23 commentary (via flutiebear)

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