Cyndi: It was September 13, 2005, and I just wanted to relax and watch something cool on TV. I hadn’t found a show that I really liked in quite a while. Then I looked through that week’s issue of TV Guide (which I still have), and when I came across a preview with these two tough-looking guys, and a warning that I should “watch with the lights on,” I thought this might be it. I watched the first episode and couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. As the weeks went by, I completely fell in love with the relationship between these two brothers, and everything they were willing to sacrifice to save each other and the world. Now every week at 8:00 we all yell, “SUPE’S ON!!!”
SSN: What is your favorite Supernatural episode and why?
Cyndi: My favorite is definitely “Hello Cruel World.” Jared does an amazing job of revealing Sam’s torment and fear, and Jensen portrays the best big brother anyone could ask for. When Sam is constantly checking over his shoulder for Lucifer and Dean says, “You know he’s not real,” and Sam replies, “He says the same thing about you,” it is truly frightening. The scene in the warehouse where Dean carefully pulls Sam back into reality gives me chills every time I watch it. One of the creepiest things ever is when Cas is plodding along toward the water supply dripping blood, with an expression of pure evil on his face. And of course, there are the small comedy gems inserted right when you need them, like when Bobby says, “Well. This is a new one.” My heart went out to the boys when the black water spread out to who-knows-where, and they were hit by the magnitude of what they would now have to deal with. As if that weren’t enough, Dean realizes that Cas is gone. At the end of the episode, where Bobby is missing and the boys are headed helplessly to Sioux Falls General in an ambulance, I said to myself, “How much more can these poor guys take?!?” Actually I ask myself that question after just about every episode.
SSN: What is your least favorite Supernatural episode and why?
Cyndi: I think I have to say “Red Sky at Morning,” largely because I really don’t like Bela. It infuriates me every time the guys are victims of her lying, cheating, stealing, leaving themfor dead, etc. I kept trying to figure out, how the heck did she get that artifact out of Dean’s pocket?? It was also kind of embarrassing to watch Sam being groped by his elderly date while they were dancing, although it cracked me up when he said, “Man, this is one long song.”
SSN: Who is your favorite villain?
Cyndi: Crowley. He is absolutely hilarious and fun to hate! Every time I start to think he might actually be a nice guy, he turns around and does something devilish. And how cute are the nicknames Moose and Squirrel?
SSN: How do you promote Supernatural?
Cyndi: Well I would love to put out a billboard, but since I can’t afford that, I settle for just talking my head off about it. I also sport my SPN T-shirts every chance I get. It’s so cool when someone notices it and says, “I love that show!” I love finding awesome stuff to post and retweet – there are so many wonderful diehard fans out there. My favorite advertisement, though, is the Sam & Dean jack-o-lantern I carved and display every Halloween. It warms my heart whenever an older kid comes to my door for trick-or-treat and asks, “Is that Sam and Dean on that pumpkin?” I think my next carving project is going to be the Impala.
SSN: Do you prefer one of the brothers to the other? If so, which one?
Cyndi: I have thought about this and I just can’t pick a favorite. I love both of them for different reasons, and they balance each other out perfectly. I especially love it when Dean clowns around and Sam plays the straight guy. They’re kind of like peanut butter and jelly – great individually, and totally awesome together.
SSN: If you could be in ANY Supernatural episode, which would you choose and why?
Cyndi: One of my favorite episodes is “Plucky Pennywhistle’s Magical Menagerie.” I would love to be the person in the lion costume that Dean chases out the back door of Plucky’s, before they both fall over a stack of tires. That scene always makes me laugh, and it has such a groovy Starsky & Hutch vibe to it. Besides, who wouldn’t want to be chased by a Winchester?
SSN: What one character would you love to see back on Supernatural?
Cyndi: Bobby. I miss him so much; he was such a great character. He was Sam and Dean’s rock, and the father figure that they really needed. It seemed like he was able to solve just about any problem. I even asked my daughter who she would like to see back on the show and she just gave me this look like, “Mom, isn’t it obvious?”
SSN: How do you want the show to end?
Cyndi: I don’t! I’m hoping it will be like “The Simpsons,” where it’s on for a minimum of 25 years. But, if it must end one day, maybe when Dean is getting the senior discount on his cheeseburgers, I definitely want it to end happily. Maybe they will cross paths with a benevolent trickster. Who knows? It could happen. He would grant each of them any wish in the world. They wouldn’t be able to say it because then it wouldn’t come true, but at the end of the episode, we would be able to see everything that they wished for.
SSN: What other TV shows do you watch religiously?
Cyndi: My second favorite show is “Breaking Bad,” even though it’s over. It’s especially cool because Jim Beaver and DJ Qualls both made short appearances on the show. I also love “The Vampire Diaries,” “24,” and, I must admit, my daughter has gotten me hooked on “Full House” reruns.
SSN: Where can we find you on the Internet?