All season long on Supernatural, Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) have been on a mission to close the gates of hell, forever, by “decoding” special tablets with the word of God on them. And after meeting their paternal grandfather, they both are better set up to do so and in more danger from important information falling into the wrong people’s (or demons’, as the case usually is) hands.
In “As Time Goes By,” Sam and Dean walked away with a very special key of knowledge and the instructions to toss in into this safe house, so to speak, close the door, and walk away forever. But those instructions came from an old-timer, and not one they know, like their dad, so they’re not about to do everything by this guy’s book.
Nor should the audience assume that the advice of locking up the box and walking away should be foreshadowing on how the boys should handle the tablets. After all, when have we ever known them to just walk away from a fight?
“This all plays into the tablet business, but for instance, if Crowley got his hands on the angel tablet and could somehow decipher it, that would be a bad thing. The information that’s contained in this “Men of Letters” bunker, if it fell into the wrong hands, could be quite a powerful weapon against the boys. So it has to remain a secret and be guarded closely. As we go down the line for the rest of this year, hopefully next year, [those] sort of dramatic turns will take place because this is an important place,” Supernatural executive producer Bob Singer said.
Read on for more from Singer on Sam and Dean's new HQ, individual strengths when it comes to the tablets, and oh yeah, what about the possibility of a human tablet?