Supernatural's family feud isn't ending anytime soon.
We chatted with the long-running CW hit's star Jared Padalecki about the Winchester brothers' latest fight after Sam finally gained control of his body and learned what Dean (Jensen Ackles) had done to save him: let Ezekiel (but really Gadreel) take up residence inside his body.
"We're definitely at odds. The show has built on nine years on the relationship between the boys, as we call them on the set," Padalecki spills. "Obviously, they got to work it ‘cause they got to continue making things better in the world."
But the road to reunion (and one of those beloved Winchester brothers hug) will be a long and arduous one, Padalecki says. "There will certainly be a long road to travel and even as we shoot today, Sam and Dean aren't 100 percent."
While fans may not love seeing Sam and Dean at odds, Padalecki enjoys the tension between the brothers.
"One of the things that I don't like in TV or movies is when someone is hurt and it's like, Oh, no that's okay, let's carry on,'" he explains. "I like to see, as in reality, people working through things. Like you know what, that messed me up so I'm going to hurt you back and then they kind of figure out what's what. Like you are with your family, your friends, your bosses, people you work with. You know, it's difficult to just have someone just go, ‘Okay, give me a hug.'" So I like that the writers are having a chance to really delve into the disagreements Sam and Dean have."
And the brothers' latest rift has also impacted someone else: Castiel (Misha Collins)! Though fans have often seen the former angel interact with Dean, Sam chose to go off with Cas after their fight.
Of working with Collins, Padalecki jokes, "I hate Misha. I think he smells and he's weird. Has a weird accent."
But Padalecki has enjoyed sharing more scenes with Collins and exploring the dynamic between Sam and Castiel.
"I like it a lot. I always talk about—most of the shows have been Jensen and Jared, Sam and Dean, so to have another actor there—and Misha's been around for a long time, obviously—but to have another actor you feel comfortable with and is talented and brings something else out of your character…I feel like it's good for the whole show, the whole series. And I do love Misha!"
Supernatural airs tonight at 9 p.m. on the CW.
—Reporting by Brett Malec