This interview with Jeremy Carver about SPN season 8 is making me happy. What a genius idea to play with perception and expectations at this point in the show, after seven years of complicated canon and backstory. I would love to not be able to trust anything that happens for at least the first half of the season, and then possibly see everything turned on its head. I want to be surprised again. I'm old enough to hardly ever be surprised by anything anymore and I miss it! Also, show needs to shed its skin a little bit, and this might possibly be a way to do that.