'Supernatural' at Comic-Con 2012: Jared Padalecki on Sam's year without Dean and more

When Zap2it broke the news that Sam (Jared Padalecki) would have a new recurring love interest this season on "Supernatural," we did so with a degree of trepidation. Female characters and love interests typically haven't fared well on "Supernatural." Still, new showrunner Jeremy Carver is kicking off the season by introducing new character Amelia (Liane Balaban) as an important part of Sam's life. At San Diego Comic-Con, we sat down with Jared and asked him what makes this love interest different from the ones we've previously seen on the show. "Sam and Amelia's relationship was not at the expense of Sam and Dean's relationship, because it wasn't Sam spending time with Amelia instead of Dean," he explains. "Dean wasn't around, so we'll see what happens, and I know we're going to see more of Amelia currently. She's a lost soul and has her own issues as well... It's never going to be a soap...



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