Misha Collins hasn’t had a whole lot of screen time during this sixth season of Supernatural. The angelic actor and notorious Tweeter has been enjoying a lot of time off to spend with his newborn son and equally newborn charity, Random Acts, because Castiel is fighting many of his battles without the Winchester Brothers. And since the show is primarily about the brothers, we get to watch their adventures, even when they turn out to be wild goose chases, while some of Collins’ most important stuff has been purely through exposition.
But that’s about to change! As revealed at the Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest panel event for the series, episode twenty of season six will be a Castiel-centric one, dealing with the war in heaven, his weapons that have finally been returned to him, and according to writer/director of that episode, Ben Edlund, even a look into his childhood!
LA TV Insider Examiner caught up with Collins prior to taking the Beverly Hills stage at PaleyFest to ask him just with what he imagines Castiel fills his days when he’s not working with the boys and what’s about to transpire on-screen for a change regarding this so called epic war.
“His storyline gets played out a lot more at the end of the season,” Collins confirmed. “We are going to see a little bit of the landscape in heaven. We’re not going to see any epic battles, but we are going to see Cas acquiring the ultimate heavenly weapon.”
Collins says that– even more than the boys’ help– is really his only fighting chance.
And while Castiel fights a battle “somewhere up there”, Collins will be fighting a battle of his own overseas this summer when he and Supernatural guest star Matt Cohen head to Haiti to lend a hand in the disaster relief from the earthquake.
“Once the disaster is no longer making headlines, the support tends to dry up,” Collins has admitted. And he doesn’t want to let the work that needs to be done go, well, undone.
Even if Supernatural gets a seventh season, it won’t begin filming until mid-summer, so he is using June to help build homes, schools, and a fresh water, self-contained fish farm. It’s something he credits the power of Twitter with allowing him to accomplish, noting: “If there is all of this great energy that is being expended, well, if we just channel a little bit of it towards something productive…take advantage of it, exploit it, however you want to put it: some good stuff can be done!”
See LA TV Insider Examiner’s chat with Collins in the video to the left.
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