Supernatural Chat: Season 9 and Beyond – Where Do We Go From Here?

Supernatural Season 8 Episode 10 Torn and Frayed

Hey there, Supernatural fans! It seems only fitting that just two weeks after introducing what I personally think is one of the best story arcs in the show’s history, Supernatural gets its earliest renewal ever. That’s right, folks, for those who haven’t seen the good news yet (how’s the weather under that rock, by the way?) Supernatural season 9 is a go.

Supernatural season 9 is on, bitches!

With season 9 on, I’m starting to feel very confident that we’ll also get a season 10. This is just my own personal opinion, based on the fact that the show would have to completely take a dump in ratings next season for this not to happen, or for Jared and Jensen to decide that they were no longer in, etc. Now I’m not saying that those things aren’t possible, I just feel like it’s less likely. But like I said this is my personal opinion so take it with a grain of salt.

Besides, Supernatural season 10 just has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

After that, all bets are off and I would be ecstatic if we got anything beyond that, but I digress. Let’s get back to this week’s wonderful news, shall we?

Now that we know a ninth season is on the way, we have to wonder what it will have in store for us. This might be incredibly premature, but my mind is already racing with possibilities of what this could mean for next season.

Men of Letters

That the Men of Letters storyline will play into next season I think is pretty much a given. But the question now is: how exactly will it be explored? We’ve seen that Sam had embraced the knowledge in the bunker as much as we would have expected him to, but Dean (also as expected) isn’t as much into it. Personally I think that we might see them become the legacy that they were meant to be, just not in the way that maybe the angels first intended. The bloodlines of the Campbells and the Winchesters were supposed to merge so that their children would end up embodying the best of both. Instead Sam and Dean grew up as hunters.

Now Sam has the chance to get the knowledge they were meant to have, while Dean is content to stay as he is. So the merging will happen, but with each brother having one half of the legacy, rather than it being embodied in both. And yes, I do know that Sam is a hunter, too, but we know his heart was never as in it as much as Dean’s was and we’ve already seen that his thirst for knowledge goes beyond the fighting and hacking and killing. Whereas Dean relishes the fighting, the hacking and the killing – at least while there are beasties out there to be fought, hacked and killed.

Return of Bobby?

I know, I know, Bobby is dead and gone and I should just get over it, right? But is it wrong that I’d still love to see him back someday? Should I just be content that we got Cas back and that we’ve had a lot of fun characters introduced in the wake of Bobby’s demise, like Benny, Charlie and of course Garth?

Don’t get me wrong, I do love all those characters but since this is my (very premature) wish list, then I’m going to add Bobby to it. Feel free to flame all you want.

More tablets?

Robert Singer said in an interview recently that they had already introduced all the Tablets they could handle this season, but what about next season? Could there be a Human Tablet out there or maybe even Tablets on creatures that the boys haven’t seen yet? That could be interesting in my opinion. The boys go through all the trouble to get rid of the Leviathans, then close the Gates of Hell and heck, maybe even get a handle on the angels and whatever nastiness they are doing to Cas, and poof!, another Tablet shows up to bite them on the ass.

Benny and Cas storylines?

I’ve made it pretty plain that I love both Benny and Cas so with the news of season 9, I can’t help but to wonder what part they could play next season. I know Benny wants to just get through his bloodlust and go back to living a somewhat normal life, but I mean, c’mon, we all know that’s not really possible when you’re a supernatural being who has also been to Purgatory and back. So I think it might be interesting if maybe Benny decided to join whatever fight Sam and Dean have going next year. And before y’all start jumping down my throat about how the show is about the boys – no, I don’t mean have him around for every episode, but just pop up here and there to help out.

As for Cas, I pretty much wish for the same thing, except I kind of hope that he takes down Naomi and her cronies and puts order back in Heaven. Yeah sure, the last time he tried to take over it all went to (pardon the pun) Hell and a handbasket, but I really think Cas has learned his lesson. Plus, how cool would it be to have Benny and Cas helping out the guys alternately next season? That way they’d have assistance from both the good and bad sides of the supernatural world.

Okay I could probably do this all day, but I’ll stop now and give you guys a chance to chime in with your suggestions. Now that Supernatural season 9 is a go, what do YOU want to see next season? Sound off in the comments below and please remember to play nice, kiddies. These are just opinions and we’re all allowed to have them.

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