Since the report that Supernatural was adding two ‘hot’ female regulars to the cast, the show’s fan community has been on fire with protest, praise, and a slight breeze of neutrality. In the time since the controversial Supernatural casting move was reported, we’ve managed to get our hands on the casting sides, bits of script used to audition actors and actresses, and have learned a few things about the characters. Beware, spoilers ahead.
The Mercenary is named “Bela,” a hard drinking, crass, and focused tough girl with an admittedly soft interior. In the sides – which may or may not be part of an actual script – Bela is meeting Dean (Jensen Ackles) to discuss the crystal skull. When Dean refuses to sell the artifact, Bela replies with “Look, you think I’m some heartless mercenary? Hey, I cry every time I see ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ I’m just playing the game the way it’s supposed to be played. There’s no good or evil… there’s just different points of view. It’s just business.”
Bela clearly is not indoctrinated to the battle that is waging between the hunters and the forces of evil. As far as romantic sparks go, the three page scene is pretty devoid of anything remotely flirtatious.
The same can’t be said for the scene with Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Ruby, the female hunter. She is more seasoned than Sam, who is grappling with the fact that he had to kill two demon possession victims. She has a tougher stance, actually using the words “war” and “collateral damage.” That scene closes with definite sexual overtures from Ruby “It’s kinda… well, romantic, don’t you think? Very ‘Casablanca.’ What do you think , Sam… we don’t know if we’ll be alive tomorrow… so what should we do tonight?”
The fact that each character is matched with a specific brother might indicate that they are thinking either pairing might produce romantic sparks. Further confirmation of the intent to introduce “love interests” came from Kristin at E!Online who verified scoopage that at least one brother would become romantically involved with one of the girls.
So, what do you think about this change now that you know a little more about the characters? Good, bad, indifferent? Sound off in the comments. For a more permanent record of your point of view visit our poll in the forums How do you feel about the addition of two “Love Interests.”
– Jon Lachonis, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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