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Supernatural Preview: “Baby”

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There’s something about the CW’s Supernatural. Over the years, the show’s fans have developed emotional connections to pretty much everything on the show including its characters, their relationships, the music, props like John Winchester’s journal and a certain car.

Dean Winchester’s beautiful black ’67 Chevy Impala is an essential part of the Supernatural experience. There’s a serious attachment here. Sure, Dean calls her “Baby” but long ago the SPN Family gave her her own moniker. They nicknamed her the Metallicar. So clever.

In the 10+ seasons the show has been on the air, the Impala has been through a lot. It was totaled in the Season 1 finale (that one hurt to watch). Dean took out his rage on his girl after his father died in the beginning of the second season. It’s been a place for bro moments and brotherly battles and pranks. She’s been a source of comfort for Sam and Dean; a place to rest and recuperate from their numerous injuries.

For two guys who are constantly on the road, Baby is their home. Sam and Dean sleep in it; they sing along to classic rock in it; they even have been known to hook up in it. She’s saved their lives. She’s as much a character as Sam, Dean, Cas and Crowley. This is why it’s awesome that the powers that be have crafted a love letter to the car we all love so much and they’re simply calling the episode, “Baby.”

Photo Credit: Diyah Pera /The CW

Synopsis for “Baby”: NOBODY PUTS BABY IN A CORNER — Seen entirely from the point of view of the Impala, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) go on a road trip to fight monsters and demons.

The CW released an Inside Look

Teases

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-There are a couple surprises that really pay homage to the history of this show.

-In the episode, the boys sleep in the car. And I know Jensen and Jared are gigantic but I loved seeing what Sam and Dean do when they’re not at the Men of Letters bunker or at some kitschy or seedy motel room.

-While Cas may not be in the car, he does have a fun presence in “Baby.”

-I think the part that got me the most emotional was the fact that the brothers have an extended conversation in the Impala. Yes, some sharing and caring and debating and reminiscing goes on. It’s not some quick convo at the end of the episode that then quickly cuts to black and the credits. It’s in the middle of the hour and they’re able to dig deep and stay on the scene for a while. There’s no cutting back and forth with something else that’s going on. I really appreciated that.

-Oh and Baby is really put through the wringer. But she’s a tough one.

-Look for the Green Cooler to play its own part in the episode.

TV Goodness was recently on the set of Supernatural where we got to take part in a group interview with Jensen and Jared. They talked about the more technical aspects of making this very special episode.

We’ll have more of their “Baby” talk tomorrow. In the meantime, the guys also discussed one of the plot points that cropped up in last week’s Supernatural in the episode Jensen directed called, “The Bad Seed.” They share their thoughts about the minions of Heaven and Hell potentially forming an alliance because of the presence of The Darkness. Plus they debate whether or not they think The Darkness is evil.

Okay, I’m curious to know what you guys will think of “Baby.” Let me know after Supernatural airs tonight at 9/8c on the CW.

Just to get you more in the mood, here are some tweets featuring fans’ favorite moments involving the Impala.

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