Only a few details have been released about Supernatural's "musical-ish" 200th episode, but we're already tapping our toes in anticipation.
In an interview with Zap2It, Jared Padalecki revealed that "Fan Fiction," penned by Robbie Thompson, will feature a play based on Chuck Shurley's Supernatural books (which covered Seasons 1-5). While the brothers only encounter the play in the course of an investigation, let's just take a minute and really imagine what this musical would look like in all its glory.
First things first: Obviously, Becky (Emily Perkins) should be producing it. And as part of their undercover operation, Sam and Dean (Jensen Ackles) end up playing themselves. By a wonderful stroke of luck, all the actors Becky hires will also happen to be exact doppelgangers for the real deal, giving Supernatural an excuse to bring back fan favorites of yore.
But what will they sing? We break down exactly how our dream Supernatural: The Musical would play out below:
"Private Eyes," Hall and Oates: Curtains open on Dean arriving at Sam's door in Stanford. After explaining John's disappearance, Dean convinces Sam to take on the case and hunt with him again.
"Here I Go Again," Whitesnake: Upon learning he'll potentially turn evil, Sam leaves Dean to find more of Azazel's Special Children. As Sam goes off on his mission and Dean begins searching for Sam, the pair duet this inspiring anthem, demonstrating unity (and perfect harmony) even while apart.
"Everything I Do (I Do For You)," Bryan Adams: Looking down at Sam's corpse following Jake's attack, Dean makes up his mind and goes to the nearest crossroads. In his state of distress, he doesn't even mind singing something as sappy as Bryan Adams.
"Highway to Hell," AC/DC: Realizing there's nothing he can do to stop his soul being taken to Hell, Dean puts on a brave face and accepts his fate with aplomb.
"Fortunate Son," Creedence Clearwater Revival: Castiel (Misha Collins) pulls Dean from Hell, but he's a changed man. Much like Buffy's lament, "Going Through the Motions," Dean bemoans his fate and the never-ending bleakness of this world.
"I Want It All," Queen: Addicted to Ruby's blood, Sam revels in his newfound powers and independence. He's also a total tool about it.
"The Final Countdown," Europe: As Lilith gets closer to breaking the final seal, Sam, Dean, Ruby (Genevieve Cortese) and Lilith join together for a rousing rendition of thisArrested Development classic, culminating in Lilith's death and all Hell breaking loose (literally).
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door," Guns 'n Roses: Castiel searches for God to no avail, testing the limits of his faith.
"Renegade," Styx: The Trickster (Richard Speight Jr.) reveals himself to be the archangel Gabriel, who's been hiding from Heaven since Michael and Lucifer turned on each other. But rather than simply admitting his identity, he performs an elaborate and flamboyant song and dance routine to share the news with the brothers.
"Bad Company," Bad Company: Sam, Dean and Bobby (Jim Beaver) reluctantly find themselves working with Crowley (Mark Sheppard) to obtain the Four Horsemen's rings and seal Lucifer back into his cage. Thankfully, this is one deal Crowley allows to be sealed with a song, rather than a kiss.
"It's My Life," Bon Jovi: When the attempt to kill Lucifer with the Colt hits more than a few snags, Ellen (Samantha Ferris) and Jo (Alona Tal) offer to sacrifice themselves so that Sam and Dean can escape. At first the brothers refuse, but thanks to the Harvelles' convincing cover of Bon Jovi the Winchesters see the light.
"I Wanna Know What Love Is," Foreigner: Castiel begins to get in touch with his humanity and begs Dean to guide him in this new life.
"Changes," David Bowie: Out of any other option, Sam decides to be Lucifer's vessel so he can trap him in the cage. The audience begins silently weeping.
"Can't Fight This Feeling," REO Speedwagon: Rather than going off with Lisa and Ben, Dean realizes his feelings for Castiel and the pair share a passionate love song. At which point, the actual Dean interrupts the performance to complain that the script isn't following the books (a.k.a. his life). Becky quickly shuts him down, saying she's just giving the fans what they want and he should just be glad he isn't singing this to his brother. The show goes on.
"Carry On Wayward Son," Kansas: Watching from a distance, Chuck (Rob Benedict), dressed all in white, muses on the Winchesters' journey and what's still to come before disappearing into thin air. And scene!
What are you hoping to see in Supernatural's musical episode? Check out the full imagined musical playlist below.
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