Supernatural S11E03 Recap: The Bad Seed


Dean The Bad Seed Supernatural“The Bad Seed” was directed by Supernatural’s own Jensen Ackles. This is Ackles’ fifth outing as director of a Supernatural episode. Writers Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming previously worked with Ackles on his last two directing ventures—“Heartache” and “Soul Survivor.” In “The Bad Seed” we caught up with Castiel, Crowley, Rowena, and the hungry new character Amara.

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Supernatural: Jensen Ackles, Director

Jensen Ackles Directs

Supernatural star Jensen Ackles directing “Weekend at Bobby’s.” Photo: The CW.

Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles is more than a pretty face. He’s a skilled actor who can convey complex emotions, deliver dialogue with great humor, and scare the bejesus out of the viewer. Ackles’ portrayal of Dean Winchester on Supernatural has contributed to the program’s decade-long success.

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Supernatural: Jensen Ackles and Richard Speight Jr. to Direct Season 11 Episodes

Jensen Ackles Directs Soul Survivor revewing film

Behind the scenes with Director Jensen Ackles during filming of “Soul Survivor.” Image: Diyah Pera/The CW.

Jensen Ackles has crafted his role as Dean Winchester on the CW’s Supernatural into a compelling and relatable character. As well as acting in over 200 episodes during the long-running series, Ackles has been developing his skills as a director.  Ackles will be directing his 5th episode of Supernatural in Season 11, titled “The Bad Seed.” Though this episode was shot first in order to give Ackles time for all the preparation that directing calls for, it will be the 3rd episode in the season.

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