In a preview for this week’s episode of SUPERNATURAL, Jack (Alex Calvert) is very ill and he declares “before my life is over, I want to live it.” That leads to a little road trip with Dean, but back in the bunker, Sam and Castiel have called in some help in the form of Rowena (Ruth Connell) to assist Jack with whatever is happening to him. During a recent celebration for SUPERNATURAL’s 300th episode, we spoke with both Calvert and Connell about this week’s episode.
When asked how the poor guy is dealing with being ill after all of the trouble that has plagued him throughout his short life, Calvert said “It’s been a rough ride for him, right? [But] he’s just trying to enjoy the best version of his little moments that he can take.” And while Jack may just want to spend some time enjoying things, there are others in his life who want to try and find a way to help him: “I think [with] the Winchesters, there’s no kind of stone they won’t turn over, including Rowena — [which means they are] bringing back someone that they’re not necessarily great friends with.” As for Jack’s enduring childlike innocence despite his troubles, Calvert said “I think that’s actually my favorite part about him. That no matter how terrible sh*t keeps happening to him, he just kind of has this undying kind of willingness to see goodness in places. That’s really what I like about his character: he’ll keep trying and he’ll keep seeing the good in things.” Executive producer Robert Singer said that the Winchesters and Castiel are working so hard to save Jack because “It’s like losing a son because Jack has put so much faith in them that they feel so responsible for him that when something bad happens — and something bad will happen — they’re really bereft about it.”
Meanwhile, Connell hinted that “We see, perhaps, a more kind of aunty Rowena. And I mean aunty like ‘uncle and aunty’ type side of her. Which is nice and was fun to play. I love what they’re doing with her. She’s got a lot more human elements. I’m excited to see [with] the next episode that I’m going to be filming, where it goes after [episode 7].”
Finally, Nick’s continued existence in this world has plagued characters like Sam, Jack and Castiel, each of whom have terrible histories with Lucifer. Rowena bonded with Sam last year when she commiserated about how traumatized she is by Lucifer after he killed her. How might she react to meeting up with Nick? Connell didn’t tell us when or if that might happen, but she did say “I would love [to see that meeting]. I love [Mark] Pellegrino, we get along great. We do panels with each other at conventions now. He’s the squashiest bun of a man you’ve ever met. He does a Mickey Mouse impersonation and dances to Dancing Queen. So I love with Mark, he’s such a brilliant actor. I just love it as Ruth to work with Mark.” All of which is likely the opposite from how a meeting between Rowena and Nick might turn out.
Don’t miss an all new episode of SUPERNATURAL on November 29 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.