Proving once again that violence is never the answer, SUPERNATURAL showrunner Eric Kripke surprised fans today by revealing a far easier way for the Winchester Bros. to save the world from Evil Demons. Buy them a one way ticket to Canada!
Turns out that this TV Addict’s very own home base of Canada, or more specifically our surging Dollar is to blame for Ruby’s untimely demise. “She’s [actress Katie Cassidy] great, but this was unfortunately a financial decision — purely budgetary, because creatively she was terrific.” Revealed Eric Kripke in an interview today with TV Guide, “I have nothing but great affection for Katie, and she was great for the show. It was a very difficult business decision about the realities we are in. Though the budget’s the same as last year, the show films in Canada and is suffering from a lousy exchange rate.”
And while I applaud Kripke for his honesty. Nobody, especially this self-proclaimed TV Addict likes to be reminded that television is first and foremost a business. One that values money and the ‘bottom line’ over story and character development. One that is ruled by legions of Demons armed with Blackberrys. Also known as Network Executives, who if you ask me, are far more menacing, not to mention unforgiving than your average yellow-eyed variety. Just ask the cast of VERONICA MARS and EVERWOOD [yup, still bitter].