‘Supernatural’s’ Jared Padalecki Previews Meeting New God on One of His Favorite Episodes of Season 8
Just what episode gets such a high honor? Why, none other than the hilariously titled “What’s Up Tiger Mommy?,” of course!
What is Jared Padalecki’s favorite part of “What’s Up Tiger Mommy?”
The episode is pretty heavy on Purgatory flashbacks for Dean (Jensen Ackles), Castiel (Misha Collins), and Benny (Ty Olsson), but the present day story is really what Padalecki enjoyed the most. In it, Dean and Sam are back hunting together again, only this time they are looking for an object, not a demon or vampire or creature.
Where things get tricky, though, are in the new friends and foes they come up against in the action surrounding the auction.
“Kevin, understandably, is worried about his mother. And while Dean is very much like ‘Hey, forget about it, we have work to do,’ Kevin is resolute. So we go to check on her and when we go to check on her, come to find indeed she’s been kind of compromised, and we have to save her before we get to try to regain possession of the tablet,” Padalecki previewed.
“We find ourselves in a situation where we’re heavily out-gunned and out-numbered,” he continued. “We’re dealing with gods and monsters and people who have infinite wealth, and we kind of have nothing to use but our wits.”
Padalecki pointed out that despite dealing with a new God — Plutus — it’s one of the series’ more fun, lighthearted episodes that puts the boys in some funny situations where they’re not quite fish out of water (because really, can’t they handle anything at this point!?) but are still uncomfortable with their surroundings. Who doesn’t love that?
“There’s a tiger mommy forced upon us,” Padalecki explained. “We find ourselves in a situation where we’re like ‘We don’t want to buckle our seatbelt! Just chill out and let us do what we do. We know what we’re doing!’ But, there’s some nice hijinks.”
Supernatural airs on The CW on Wednesday nights at 9 PM.
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