The stars of Supernatural promise that the series finale will prove satisfying for fans who have stuck around for so long. The long-running show tells the story of two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, who are in the business of hunting monsters. It has easily been a fan favorite since the first episode premiered way back in 2005 on The WB.
Now, though, after all this time, Supernatural will end with season 15. Because of the kind of diehard fandom that comes with the series, providing a good ending for the Winchesters is a daunting task. Supernatural fans aren't just fanatics, they are obsessed, which has helped the series remain popular for as long as it has. Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, the stars of the show, understand just how vital the finale is to fans. Both actors have even previously suggested that the only way the show could end would be with their characters' deaths.
In an interview with TV Line, Padalecki and Ackles spoke about the series ending and promised that fans should find it satisfying. According to the wisdom of the show's unofficial theme song, "Carry On My Wayward Son," there needs to be peace when they are done. Although the actors weren't clear on what kind of peace they will achieve, they both feel that the series ending will offer that to the characters, as well as to the fans. Padalecki said:
"I think that was my way of saying I want them to achieve peace. I feel like Sam and Dean find some version of peace. Whether or not that’s alive or dead, or if Amara possesses me or whatever the situation is, I feel like they find more peace than when the season starts."
Ackles agreed, although he admitted to struggling more with how the show will ultimately end:
"When we were in the room and the idea came down the pipe, everybody was kind of signed off on it. My reaction was more like, ‘OK, OK.’ I struggled with it for about a week or so, and then I realized I’m too invested, I’m too emotional. I’m too close to this character. To see anything with finality on it, it’s just hard to digest. I talked to a few people about it and got some clarity on it and have tried to look at it from a different perspective. I, now, have come around to being like, ‘This is a really good ending. This is satisfying.'"
Both actors have come a long way since the series debuted in 2005. Since then, Ackles has taken up directorial duties on Supernatural and has several episodes that he has directed under his belt, including at least one in season 15. Padalecki has become a mental health advocate after openly admitting that he suffers from depression. Fans line up at Supernatural conventions all over the country to meet the two actors, which is ironic considering the series was only initially intended to have five seasons.
But all good things must come to an end, as indicated by the Supernatural production selling off most of its wardrobe collection. But precisely as to what that end will mean for fans remains to be seen. Although it could mean the deaths of the Winchesters, will that be enough, considering how many other times the characters have already died on the show? Or will the peace they find come in retirement? Fans will find out for sure when Supernatural returns for its final season this fall.
Source: TV Line