“Supernatural” actor Misha Collins has been cast in NBC series “Timeless.” The CW

If you thought that the British Men of Letters are somehow responsible for Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam Winchester’s (Jared Padalecki) arrest in the Season 12 mid-season finale, you would be wrong to think so.

The executive producer of The CW series, Andrew Dabb, shut down a major fan theory that the supernatural-fighting organization may be secretly responsible for the boys’ arrest. “It was really the government that grabbed them,” Dabb told TVLine, “It was really the Secret Service.”

However, the Men of Letters, much like Mary (Samantha Smith) and Castiel (Misha Collins), will have a specific reaction to Dean and Sam’s arrest. Ackles told the website, “We’re going to see that storyline get fleshed out in the second half of the season. There are going to be some recruitment attempts, some disagreements about methods of hunting, and that will certainly boil to a point.”

Although the British Men of Letters has cool gadgets, their way of hunting is very different from Sam and Dean’s methods. Ackles teased, “I think we’ll find out in the future that maybe their methods aren’t the best way.”

The organization believes in getting results and sometimes, the ends justify the means for them. “Because the truth is, even if you disagree with their methods -- and Sam and Dean certainly will in some cases -- they get results,” Dabb explained, “So that becomes the bigger punch [in the second half of the season]: Do the ends justify the means? And if so, what means are our guys willing to tolerate?”

When “Supernatural” returns, fans will learn more about the demon hunting organization. Furthermore, Dean and Sam would have been locked up in prison for six weeks. Mary and Castiel will try to rescue them.

“Supernatural” Season 12 returns on Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.