Padalecki says that over the last few seasons, it's a scene that stands out as a favorite. "I was really happy with the scene," he says. "I hope you guys like it. I was really proud of the work. It's an awesome episode."
When Castiel sends Sam and Dean back in time, they get caught up hunting the ghost of Elias Finch (guest star Matthew John Armstrong), a man hung for a crime he didn't commit. Ackles says that Armstrong gave such a powerful performance that Ackles felt like he was just a fan of the show, observing the scenes.
"In the [Western episode] when the sheriff's there in a jail cell scene, I caught myself just watching Matt," Ackles says. "He had this long monologue and did a really good job, and I just got caught up in watching him work, and then realized that it was my line... I enjoy watching these performances, I enjoy seeing the writing come to life. It's very gratifying for me to be able to be a part of that."
When things come to a head in a classic Western showdown scene, Ackles had to make a few sacrifices for his craft, he explains, showing us a still-healing scar on his hand.
In the scene, Dean pulls the Winchesters' famous Colt out of his holster and makes a bit of a show of it. "It's the Colt, right, and we built that thing, so it's not like a precise, machined, beautiful thing," Ackles explains. "It's rough and rigid and doesn't always work properly. It was very hard, and I had to slam the hammer back to shoot the thing and I ripped my palm right open. The great part about it is, it's TV, so we've got to go again and again."
Padalecki diz que nas últimas temporadas esta é uma cena que vai ficar como uma das suas favoritas. "Fiquei muito feliz com a cena" he says. "Eu espero que vocês gostem. Eu fiquei mesmo orgulhoso do trabalho. É um episódio espectacular."
"No[episódio Western] quando o xerife está lá numa cena na prisão, dei por mim a olhar para Matt" diz Ackles. "Ele tinha um monólogo longo e estava a fazê-lo tão bem e eu estava tão absorvido a vê-lo trabalhar e de repente percebi que tinha de fazer a minha parte... eu gosto de ver estas performances, gosto de ver o que está escrito a ganhar vida. É muito gratificante para mim ser capaz de ser parte de uma coisa destas."