The hit series Supernatural will return this Thursday with an all-new episode entitled Family Remains. At this current moment in time, the show, which revolves around spooking hunting brothers Dean and Sam Winchester, is experiencing a huge spike in ratings and it is proving to be more popular than ever. We recently met up with Dean Winchester himself, Jensen Ackles, to find out what we can expect to see during the second half of season four. Sadly, he doesn't know any more than you do, "I don't know. You tell me. I'm never quite sure what is going to happen. Eric Kripke keeps me in the dark. I don't know what we are going to shoot until we shoot it. So, the end of this season is as much of a surprise to me as it is to you."

He went on to explain the fate of the series as he knows it, "This was supposed to be our last season. Season four was supposed to be the big crescendo. That is what Kripke had always explained to us. He had a very specific way that he wanted to end the show. As you know, that didn't work out with the writer's strike. Things got sort of pushed back." Does that mean season five is the last time we will see the Winchester brothers? "Maybe Kripke will come in and wrap everything up in season five. I know there has been talk of that. It's hard to say, though. With season four, the ratings have gone way up. We were supposed to be heading towards the end, but who knows at this point? He might want to keep it around for a bit longer."

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And about a 3D episode of Supernatural? Jensen doesn't know when or if we will ever see one. But after starring in My Bloody Valentine 3D, he certainly is game to see the Winchester brothers come busting out of a television screen near you. An all-new season four episode premieres this Thursday at 9 pm only on the CW. And look for Jensen in My Bloody Valentine 3D, which opens Friday, January 16th, 2009.

B. Alan Orange