The end of an era is nigh. Supernatural is airing its series finale tonight and, though I haven’t been following the show in the last few seasons, I was once a HUGE fan of the Impala-driving (and often very angsty) Winchester brothers and their loyal angel friend Castiel. I guess it’s hard to say goodbye to a show that has been a staple of television since 2005. I mean, five seasons is a damn good run for any show (and lucky for those networks and streamers that enjoy hitting that cancel button so soon), so to get 15 SEASONS feels like a f*cking miracle if you ask me.
Despite not having watched the series since Season 10 or 11 (seriously, I can’t remember anymore), I tuned in when Supernatural did a Scooby Doo-themed episode, one that saw Dean, Sam, and Castiel become cartoons themselves. I remember Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki having welcome signs ready for the incoming freshman class of The CW. Who will greet all the newbies now? The senior show on the network now is The Flash and I doubt that the cast will be welcoming the newcomers the way Padalecki and Ackles did.
My dad became hooked on the show a few years ago and he tells me about the plot and how exciting it is (and it always is for him) whenever we catch up. My mom, who doesn’t fangirl over anyone ever was VERY excited to meet Padalecki when I took her to a Supernatural convention several years back. I’m grateful for this show in more ways than one and I’m really not ready to say goodbye regardless of how long it’s been on the air. Or maybe its longevity is what makes this so hard, I’m not sure.
It’s weird to say, isn’t it? After all, everything ends eventually, but maybe I never imagined that Supernatural ever really would. It was always the show that kept going, surviving near-cancelations, writer strikes, and changes to CW’s leadership. The series finale is set to have an old-school, early seasons vibe. However it ends, I’ll be sad and nostalgic as hell as soon as “Carry On My Wayward Son” starts playing.
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