Supernatural's Dean Winchester may have lost grip on humanity and earned a new pair of demonic black eyes, but that doesn't mean the hunter fans know and love is gone completely.
It is unknown how long Dean (Jensen Ackles) will remain one of Crowley's (Mark Sheppard) minions, and some fans have begun to worry if there will be a striping away of all the very human aspects that make Dean who he is.
As far as Ackles knows, there will always be aspects of Dean that are consistent with the man viewers met during season 1.
"I will say that with every twist and turn of the storyline, I've always taken comfort knowing that I can find the Dean within that storyline," Ackles stated at the fifth Jus In Bello Con in Rome. "I think that to add the demon aspect is going to be challenging because I might not be able to outwardly play Dean, so it will be very internalized which sometimes doesn't translate to screen. As an actor you have to find a way to relate that to the screen and that could be a bit of a challenge."
However, what Dean will be like post demonization is not entirely up to Ackles. Although the Supernatural actors have yet to see a season 10 script, Ackles is confident that the writers won't let his character slip away.
"I'm interested in what the writers are going...and really that's going to dictate how/where dean goes, is the way that they write him," Ackles explained. "I have a lot of faith in our writers as they have a lot of faith in us and I think the collaboration will hopefully be something that you guys enjoy."
Find out more when Supernatural returns to The CW this fall.