First Look: Young Sam and Dean Winchester

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On the January 29th episode of SUPERNATURAL titled “After School Special,” Sam and Dean go undercover to investigate a haunting at one of the high schools they attended as a teenager which sparks a flashback, causing them to recall how a young Sam (Colin Ford) was picked on by the school bully while Dean was Mr. Popular (Brock Kelly). Which if you ask us, sounds like the exact plot (minus all those gruesome demons) of one of our all-time favorite WB shows, JACK & BOBBY. Too bad Sam and Dean Winchester can’t bring that brilliant-but-cancelled favorite back from the dead.

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  • My friend says Young Dean kinda looks like Castiel, which is okay in my book.

    “Jack & Bobby”… 🙁

  • allie

    Not a bad job casting re: young Dean. How many years is the age gap meant to be between them? Looks more than I thought.

  • Yeah Sam looks super young compared to Dean and I thought they were only a few years apart. Yum on Young!Dean though.

    And 🙁 on Jack and Bobby. Going to check out my never deleted BitTorrent downloads.

  • Hilsto

    It looks to me like the difference between 13 year old and a 16 year old. There can be a big gap in just three years depending on when a growth spurt hits.

  • Patty

    yeah, I think it’s either 13/16 or so. Oh, and I agree that young Dean is muy bueno. And lil Sammy is adorable too! awwww!

  • Nuj

    The actor playing Sam just turned 12. Playing up to 13 is pushing it, IMO. Dean was 4 when Sam was six months old, so that would make Dean 16 if Sam is 12 here, but the actor is 23.

    I know older actors play teenagers all the time, but it’s jarring me. I hope it’s different on film than in a picture.

    On the other hand, the whole idea of this episode makes me squee. 🙂

  • ewanspotter

    Aw, Colin. So cute. Glad to have him back, even if he’s playing two years older than his 12-year-old self. *pinches his little WeeSam cheeks*

  • KaeDee

    Yeah, Dean is supposed to be 16 in this, and Sam 12: there’s 4 years difference between the pair. A guy doesn’t usually get a growth spurt until 16, 17, 18, in there. So for the actor playing Sam to look so much younger is fairly natural. I also think the kid playing Sam is younger than he’s playing here, and the actor playing Dean is older than he’s playing here! Guess they’re meeting in the middle! But the actor playing Dean finally looks more like Jensen, so I’m glad their going with him. The kid playing Sam did a great job before and I’m glad he’s back!

  • Ana Maria

    …Just wanted to say thanks for the 3rd picture…

  • Jillian

    I’m intrigued and excited! Thanks for the pictures.

  • Jonah

    Little does he know, the actor playing “Young Dean,” Brock Kelly, is about to have his career take off. Frankly, I’m amazed that it hasn’t already, judging by the first photo.

  • Jessica

    can’t wait to see it

  • Neha

    Actually..Dean’s supposed to be around 18..Cuz in the promo, it says 1997..So if one does the math then, Dean’s 18. And Sam’s 4 yrs younger than Dean, so he’s 14 here(assuming the flashbacks in this episode is set in the fall of 1997)
    Agreed the age gap looks a lot but I think the casting is excellent!!

  • JESSY

    DAMNNNN YOUNG DEAN(KELLY BROCK) LOOKS LIKE DEAN BUT YOUNGER I LUV DEAN AND TEENAGE DEAN TRYRE BOTH JUST SOOOO FREAKIN HAWT SO LUV YA TEENAGE DEAN AND JENSEN…XOXOXOXOX

  • Marisa Jayme Adams

    i think that young Dean kinda looks cute lol..

  • Jules

    I think they were casted this way on purpose. Sam’s supposed to be really short, which is why he was picked on. So if he’s a short 14-year-old. Tall, handsome Dean is gonna look a lot older.

  • Anamy

    I really do think young dean looks a LOT like the older dean… great job picking the actor… but I have to say… I love young Sammy xD he is a great actor… and so cute you have to love him… he did a great!

  • catalina

    Yound dean is cute, I think. But he doesn’t look as smart as Ackles. smart I mean the vivid and attracting thing that is unique in Dean. Maybe that’s why the “sofa”‘s friend thinks he looks like Cass.

  • sharrell

    the date is 1997….making Sam 14 and Dean 18

  • jack and bobby all the freakin way!!!!!!!! I LUV JACK
    but totally dean and sam r awesome 2

  • YOUNG DEAN IS SO CUTE BUT I THINK OLDER DEAN IS BETTER AND I LOVED HOW SA LOOKED I LOVE LONG HAIR!! SA IS HOTTER OLDER 2!!!!!

  • omg real dean and young dean r so much alike its not even funny i mean not even for the show either

  • sam is like the cutest lil kid its hilarious wen he beats the crap outa that fat kid

  • yeah! It's amazing that young Dean from far away looks like Castiel. That's why maybe Castiel having connection with Dean? ^^ I mean after the longway journey happened between Dean and Sam, Dean seems seeing Castiel as his second Sam ^^ehe #eaaa

  • Amanda Batista 11

    beautiful boys,i love