Photo by @chrisschmelke
Padalecki, Ackles & Collins #05
I was the only one of my lovely friends who was able to buy one of these when they were available and I polled them for ideas. Val came up with the Hangover idea. So I basically told them, ‘You had a great night out on the strip last night. Show me what you’d look like the morning after.’ Misha: ‘So…basically hungover?’ Pretty much. Love it. :D
Please DO NOT repost on here or anywhere. As you might know, photo ops aren’t cheap. This one is the least cheap of them all.
Here’s an exclusive behind-the-scenes photo from Misha Collins directing debut!
The boys clearly welcomed him the right way.
There was a lot of hype leading up to this episode, partly for the content, but also largely due to the fact that this was the first episode directed by fan favorite actor Misha Collins. While Misha does have directing experience under his belt, this was the first time he stepped behind the camera on Supernatural. For his Supernatural directorial debut he was given an important mytharc episode that brought back many popular ongoing elements. The episode marked the return of the incredibly wonderful Alaina Huffman and the Men of Letters mythos that has been the backbone of a large part of the mytharc episodes this season. We also got to revisit the Mark of Cain and the dramatic effect that it’s having on Dean as well as the complicating relationship with Crowley that he’s developing as a result. As the season begins to approach its conclusion, we’re starting to focus more on the ongoing story and step away from the one shot monster-of-the-week episodes.
Outside of the narrative of the episode, it was a huge night in the Supernatural fandom. In honor of Misha’s Supernatural directing debut, the party on Twitter started many hours before it was set to air. Fans got organized in order to make the episode the highest rated of the season and were fully prepared to utilize the Nielsen systems new Twitter methods to help with that goal. Only tweets from those within the US count towards ratings, so Supernatural fans in other countries included the letters “OUSA” in their tweets so that Americans could retweet them and make it count. As a result, #ImADirectorYouAss (the hashtag in honor of Misha being the director) and #Supernatural trended globally, and OUSA trended in many places completely by accident. The hashtag #Misha4SPN10, while it didn’t trend, did get more than 17,000 tweets, which sent a powerful message that many fans are hoping for Misha’s return next season. In the USA #ImADirectorYouAss and #Supernatural both trended. In fact, #Supernatural had more than double the number of tweets than any other episode this season. Misha Collins fans really stepped up to the plate and showed their appreciation and enthusiasm today.
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You know how when a bunch of nuns grab you and start putting their hands all over you? (x)
Misha Collins will be answering your questions TOMORROW on the official Supernatural Facebook page!