A show doesn’t reach 300 episodes without acquiring some iconic props along the way, so for EW’s latest cover shoot with the stars of Supernatural — which took place on the show’s Vancouver set — we snuck a few Easter eggs into the background. See the photos below for a cheat sheet, and watch the video above for a full explanation from stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, and Samantha Smith.
Collins’ shot is filled with more Easter eggs than you can count, mostly because he was photographed in the prop room. So yes, that is a container of salt next to him, and if you look closely, you might even notice an old photo of John Winchester in the background. But as for the purposeful Easter eggs in this shot, EW placed a pizza in front of Collins in reference to what Castiel once learned from the pizza man, and the Angel Tablet (which he destroyed) next to him.
This one doesn’t need much explanation: For Ackles’ shot in the Impala, we hung Dean’s amulet from the rearview mirror.
Arguably the most specific callback of the entire shoot, Padalecki’s solo shot includes Sam’s left shoe from “Bad Day at Black Rock.” Additionally, you’ll notice he’s not wearing a left shoe. (Bonus fact: He’s actually reading the script from episode 300.)
It’s difficult to be subtle about this one. For Smith’s solo shot, EW photographed her in the prop warehouse, so you might be able to see that the boxes in the background all include names of characters (or monsters) who’ve been on the show. As for the Easter egg, it’s hard to miss Mary’s bloody nightgown from the pilot. (And yes, it’s pink!)
For more on Supernatural, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands now, or buy one — or all four — of our collector’s covers featuring Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Jared Padalecki, and the Winchester family (also available for purchase at Barnes & Noble). Don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW.
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