The only way the Supernatural season 12 premiere could go worse for Sam Winchester is if he was playing Lucifer's meat suit. Shot, tortured, and convinced of his brother's demise, the hunter will open the fall run in dire straights.
Lady Toni Bevell (Elizabeth Blackmore) burst onto the scene in the season 11 finale, and, in an effort to perpetuate the Men of Letters anti-hunter bias, the Brit believes Sam and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are just a bunch of know-nothing jacked up killers. We, of course, know better. Bevell, however, will use a little enhanced interrogation to get the truth out of an injured Sammy (Jared Padalecki).
"The Brits think they know some things about us that they might be mistaken about, [and] some things they might be right about, but I think the Brits are trying to figure out why we're not run the way they are," Padalecki told EnStars at San Diego Comic-Con. "We're not legit Men of Letters. I mean, were legacies, so I guess you could argue we're kind of Men of Letters, but we weren't initiated; we didn't study the things they studied. They are much more regimented and structured, and [they] are trying to figure out if Sam and Dean are lying and they actually do have ulterior motives or if they really are [what they seem]."
Rude. This meeting probably would have gone better had the British MOL not gate crashed the bunker on arguably one of the worst days of Sam's life.
"It was kind of an unfortunate miscommunication. Sam though his brother was dead, so he was pissed and sad and the British Men of Letters didn't exactly put their best foot forward. I think Sam probably figures, 'aren't we all on the same team? This isn't the way this should have started,'" Padalecki explained.
With the Winchesters' collective problem with authority, it remains to be seen how the boys will handle the secret societies' attempt to seize control. Not well, probably. John's sons don't exactly play well with others (probably because those "others" are always hell bent on screwing them over).
"Sam and Dean don't really answer to anybody...they're not used to having higher powers to answer to, so we're going to see worlds collide," the actor teased.
Find out more when supernatural returns to The CW on Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. ET. Click the video below to see a first teaser for season 12.