SSN: How did you discover Supernatural?
Kelios: Totally by accident! My daughter, who was in first grade at the time, came home from school all excited about a show the other kids were watching and asked me to find it. I was flipping through channels looking for it, and came across Scarecrow in progress. I love Scandinavian mythology, so it was the perfect ep to draw me in. Looking back now, from that first ep I could feel Sam and Dean’s bond, even then—watching Sam walk away from Dean made me want to cry, and I didn’t even know who the characters were! I was hooked—I had to know more, I had to know what was happening to these amazing men. I’d never felt anything like it, never been a fan before—Sam and Dean touched my heart in a way that no other fictional character has before or since.
SSN: What is your favorite Supernatural episode and why?
Kelios: I’m going to give you two answers. First, I’ve always loved What Is and What Should Never Be. I’ve watched it so many times. It showcases the talents of both Jared and Jensen so beautifully, as well as highlighting how much Sam and Dean need and love each other. It’s visually beautiful as well, not just because Sam and Dean are so handsome, but because of the phenomenal talents of the lighting and set departments as well. It’s just overall one of my favorite episodes to watch.
Time after Time in S7 is also one of my favorites. I love Jodi Mills, for starters, so seeing her is always a treat. But most importantly, it illustrates perfectly Sam’s dedication to Dean and how well the brothers work together even when they are apart. Sam has no idea if Dean is alive or dead, but he’s so determined to find him and bring him back. It’s beautiful to see, and really speaks to the heart of who Sam is at his core—Dean’s brother and soulmate, the person who loves him more than any other and who will do whatever it takes to get him back.
It also shows how important getting back to Sam is to Dean. Dean solves the case on this end, yes—but it’s clear that, in this instance, he cares less about killing the monster than he does about getting back to Sam. It’s just good fortune that the two are so connected. Everything about this ep touches my heart and reminds me of the unshakeable, unbreakable bond that Sam and Dean will always share, and I love it.
SSN: What is your least favorite Supernatural episode and why?
Kelios: This question ties in well with my previous answer. My least favorite ep is actually all of S8 and all of S9, but I’ll narrow it down to We Need to Talk About Kevin, the S8 opener. To me this ep, and the storyline it began, were hugely out of character for both Sam and Dean (especially Sam), and a disservice to the characters, the actors, and the fans. It completely negated the Sam we’d seen just a few months previously (see my second favorite ep), and led to the entire Purgatory storyline being, IMO, completely wasted.
I’m a fan of Jared and Jensen, Sam and Dean, and Supernatural, and I always will be, but S8-9 were such an enormous disappointment to me. But I’d rather not dwell on the negative—I’m looking forward to S10 and Sam’s search for Dean more than I have anything show related in a long, long time, and that’s what I want to focus on!
SSN: Who is your favorite villain?
Kelios: Oh, this is such a tough question! Supernatural does villains so very, very well. Crowley is a lot of fun, of course…and Zachariah and Uriel are the epitome of ‘love to hate’. But I think I’m going to have to go old school again—you just can’t beat Azazel. Smart, funny, dangerous and terrifying—and ultimately the most successful villain Supernatural has had thus far. Sam and Dean killed him, but the plan he set in motion lasted 5 seasons, and his part succeeded beautifully. It was just Lucifer who couldn’t seal the deal, so to speak! (And speaking of Lucifer…another amazing villain. This show writes it’s baddies like no other!)
SSN: How do you promote Supernatural?
Kelios: I love to promote Supernatural! I have a ridiculous number of SPN tshirts that I love to wear, as well as my SPN jewelry and tattoos. I also do a lot of volunteer and charity work—I make hats and scarves for Operation Gratitude, Hats Off for Cancer, and the Texas Special Olympics program every year, and I always include a note that my donations are made in honor of the Supernatural and the Supernatural fandom. Two years ago, I donated a complete set of the Supernatural DVDs to that point and books to my local library (I needed a reason to buy the Blu-rays, after all!) 😉
A few years back, there was a push on twitter to contact Supernatural advertisers and thank them for supporting our show. Although I don’t do that on twitter any longer, I do email or write some of our sponsors each month to let them know how much we appreciate their support. (SSN: You are awesome!!!)
SSN: Do you prefer one of the brothers to the other? If so, which one?
Kelios: I’ve always considered myself a Dean!girl, because I understand and empathize with Dean so much. I’ve always been drawn to him emotionally. But, and I think this is incredibly important, I love both Sam and Dean. Neither brother would be the man they are without the other—neither would be alive without the other. The show wouldn’t exist without both brothers. Their relationship—beautifully messed up and codependent as it is—is the heart and soul of the show, and 100% the reason I watch. I wouldn’t be a Dean!girl without Sam, because Sam has been an integral part of shaping Dean into the man he is today, and I love them both for it.
SSN: If you could be in ANY Supernatural episode, which would you choose and why?
Kelios: Well, any ep with a shirtless Winchester is good with me…or any ep that would let me ride in Baby with them. I love that car maybe a bit more than is strictly healthy!
SSN: What one character would you love to see back on Supernatural?
Kelios: Bobby and Rufus (I consider them a set!). Their relationship was so great, with so much potential—I could watch a Bobby and Rufus spinoff no problem. Again, I think it goes back to the quality of talent Supernatural is able to attract—and the casting department blows me away with their ability to match characters and actors and play to the strengths of even relatively minor characters and make us love them.
SSN: How do you want the show to end?
Kelios: End? What do you mean END?
No, seriously, my friends and I talk about this on Twitter quite a bit—not surprising since we’re heading into S10! My perfect ending would be a mirror of the pilot—Sam and Dean standing by the Impala’s open trunk, then one of the says “We’ve got work to do.” And the trunk closes. I’d love to believe that they are still out there, saving people and hunting things, even after the show officially ends.
However, and I think this is a more likely ending, I’m also good with an ending that shows Sam and Dean in their shared heaven. Finding out that Sam and Dean are soulmates (Dark Side of the Moon) and will be together forever even after they die makes the end a little bit more tolerable. I just hope they get rid of all the rogue angels who want the Winchesters dead first!
SSN: What other TV shows do you watch religiously?
Kelios: None. 10 years in, and Supernatural remains my one and only must watch TV. I do watch a few other shows like Vikings and Game of Thrones, but I have a tendency to let them stack up in my DVR then marathon them once or twice a season—usually when I need more room to store Supernatural eps 😛
SSN: Where can we find you on the Internet?
Facebook: Kelios Incantare