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Jim Beaver Thinks The Supernatural Cast's Expressions Are Powerful Enough To Forgo Dialogue

Since premiering in 2005 and even after the finale in 2020, "Supernatural" continues to have a chokehold on fans. Fifteen years of Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) fighting demons, ghosts, and other paranormal beings left fans falling in love with the brothers. And there always seems to be an applicable "Supernatural" gif for any conversation, which is another testament to how influential the dark fantasy television show was.

Fans can continue enjoying the story with the new prequel series "The Winchesters," which follows the boys' parents, Mary (Meg Donnelly) and John (Drake Rodger), falling in love while on their original quest to fight demons and monsters together. While it's not the same, another dive into the "Supernatural" realm might be favorable for many fans.

Outside of the unique demons and terrifying plots that audiences looked forward to for every new episode and season, separate from the cliff-hangers and multiple times that Sam and Dean put their lives in jeopardy, or died and resurrected to tell the tale again, on-set chemistry was without a doubt the strongest things of the show. This was perhaps the biggest reason that audiences tuned in at all. Fellow actor Jim Beaver, responsible for playing Bobby, the extra father and confidant that arrives at the end of the first season, couldn't agree more.

He feels so passionately about it, in fact, that he thinks they could've pulled off an episode without any dialogue.

Beaver recognized the onset chemistry between the cast

In a 2017 interview with Movie TV Tech Geeks, Jim Beaver discussed Lynn Zubernis's book "Family Don't End with Blood: Cast and Fans on How Supernatural has Changed Lives." He also spoke about the powerful talent and camaraderie he had with his costars, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles.

Fans who have seen every episode over and over and fans who are watching it for the first time have seen the iconic facial expressions seen in the show, such as Dean's face when he imagines pie or Sam's face when his brother says something that he thinks is stupid.

Beaver believed Padalecki and Ackles were so talented with nonverbal cues that the cast could've successfully done an episode without dialogue. "It wouldn't work if these guys weren't good actors. I think you could do an episode of Supernatural without a single word of dialogue ... Not for the gimmick value, but because the crew on this show is capable of doing an awful lot of expression non-verbally, and making people really think deeply about what is being conveyed with no words," he said.

Beaver further explained that you can't fake chemistry in front of the camera, and he also spoke about how he, Padalecki, and Ackles were so similar. The "Supernatural" crew was indeed a match made in heaven, and there are over 300 episodes as proof for fans to enjoy again and again. While there isn't any such episode without dialogue to prove Beaver's point, fans can always mute the TV and see if they can keep up.