Grab your magic Colts and wooden stakes, it’s crossover time! Buffy The Vampire Slayer alumni James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter, (who played Spike and Cordelia, respectively) are teaming up once more for guest spots on Supernatural. The duo will appear in the fifth episode of the new season, which begins filming next week. It’s one small step closer to my Dean/Spike fanfiction becoming a reality.
The episode, titled “Shut Up, Dr. Phil”, tells the Bewitched-like story of a witch (Carpenter) with a human husband (Marsters) whose marital strife threatens the safety of an entire town. Maybe Cordelia’s still holding a grudge from that time that Spike kidnapped her boyfriend, and when she showed up to rescue him the staircase collapsed and she got skewered and dear God have I watched a ton of Buffy.
Carpenter is next set to appear in an episode of Burn Notice, and will have a role in action sequel The Expendables 2. Marsters has been sticking to TV roles since the unfortunate Dragonball: Evolution, with guest parts in Hawaii Five-0, Smallville, and Caprica.
In an interview with TV Line, Carpenter described her process of getting the role. “I asked the director, ‘Can I be totally unrecognizable, using make-up effects, or do I have to be a ‘hot’ librarian?’” Said Carpenter “And he was like, ‘Hot. Librarian.’ For once, I want to be something different!” Now all we need is for Anthony Head to make an appearance as Giles, and we can start a hot librarian collection!
Supernatural, which stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, starts airing its seventh season Friday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. Given Supernatural’s track record with female guest stars, don’t expect Carpenter to make a second appearance.
Source: TV Line