On the last episode of Supernatural we discovered something new about Sam and Dean’s heritage from their paternal grandfather, Henry (Gil McKinney.) He revealed the brothers were not meant to hunt evil, but were supposed to be Men of Letters, who are keepers of knowledge that they share with a select group of hunters.
Executive producer Bob Singer explains, “Cupid brought the brawn and the brains together by uniting Mary and John (Sam and Dean’s parents) — but after traveling to 2013 and dying in the arms of Dean and Sam, Henry never made it back to his time, leading his son (John) to believe his father abandoned him. And so John never fulfilled his legacy and instead became “a hunter through necessity.”
After explaining this to Sam and Dean, their grandfather leaves them a “key,” which is actually a box that contains scrolls, and other valuable information. The brothers vow to lock it away in the safest place on Earth. And that is where we find Sam and Dean next week.
Bob Singer elaborates on the new set “…It’s full of mysteries. It’ll become kind of a home base for the boys. We’re really excited about it. After eight years of never having a home base, this will be home base for quite some time.”
Wondering about Sam and Dean’s new home base? Check it out Wednesday at 9 p.m. right here on the CW Philly.
-Kristina M. Dougherty, CWPhilly