While many fans of The CW's "Supernatural" were happy after news that Misha Collins would return as a regular cast member next season, a recent panel suggests that perhaps the actor is more ambivalent.
At a New Jersey "Supernatural" convention, Collins had some less than positive things to say about the writers' treatment of female characters.
"I'm frankly surprised by the show," Collins said. "Sorry, people who write the show and everybody who works on it and everything, but there's stupid things on the show that they shouldn't do. Like, why do they have to say 'bitch' and kill all the women? ... Because there are certain small ways in which the show is sort of gratuitously misogynistic when it doesn't need to be."
He continued, "When I read the scripts, I cringe sometimes. Yeah, there's a million other things you could say, you don't need to do this. Or, um, you have killed every other female character who had more than a two-episode arc. Do you have to take this one?"
What do you think, "Supernatural" fans? Is Collins off the mark here? Considering the bulk of female characters on the show are either damsels in distress or demons, he may have something of a point, even if it does smack of an almost Angus T. Jones-level of hypocrisy.
Don't miss the season finale of "Supernatural," Wednesday on The CW.