Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Benny (Ty Olsson) may have bonded in Purgatory, but it was always understood that if the reformed vampire ever fell off the wagon he’d have to deal with the deadly consequences.
In this week’s midseason finale, airing Wednesday, Sam is led to believe that’s exactly what happened after a fellow hunter, whom Sam enlisted to keep tabs on Benny, reports mysterious happenings. “[Dean] has to deal with the issue of what if Benny is not the type of guy that Dean can not trust any more. That’s sort of at the crux of the episode — is he or isn’t he?” previews executive producer Jeremy Carver. “And it puts not only the brothers in conflict, but it puts Dean in conflict with Benny and the brothers in conflict with the other hunter, Martin. It turns out to be just a really, really emotional rollercoaster of an episode.”
For more from Carver on the midseason finale and the rest of the season, see our Q&A below. Also, check out Spoiler Room for details on an important character we’ll be seeing very soon.