It seemed like it would never happen, but Supernatural is finally coming to an end after 15 seasons. Things were a little bit postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but filming has begun on the last ever episode.
Digital Spy couldn’t wait for the episode to air to find out what was going to happen, so they got on a call with Sam and Dean Winchester themselves, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, alongside other media outlets.
Obviously they didn’t drop any explicit spoilers, but they did hint at what we can expect: a definitive ending, and lots of tears.
“When I read these last two episodes, it was emotional,” Ackles stated. “One is the season-ender and the other one is the series ender. It’s emotional.
“I’ve read 327 episodes of Supernatural and there are very few scripts that I can say have gotten me emotional, and that’s just because I’m not reading it from that perspective. I’m reading it more like I’m studying it. I’m thinking, ‘Okay, how do I Dean in the performance of this particular scene or this particular emotion or this relationship?’
“I’m looking at it from a very practical standpoint, but with both of these last two scripts, I got highly emotional just reading them. I’m going to have to dig deep when we film the end. I’m going to have to do what Dean does and push all that emotion down.”
“It was sad to read the finale script,” Padalecki added, “but not because I’m sad by the story as much as it’s such a finality on what’s been such a huge part of my life. In one way or another, putting these characters to bed and putting Sam to bed is going to be hard.
“I consider Sam Winchester a friend, so the idea that I’m saying goodbye to him in any way, shape or form – whether he is alive or dead or anything in between – is tough.
“But I couldn’t be happier with the ending. Ultimately, I feel like it does the characters justice. It does their journey justice. For me, it dotted all the I’s and crossed all the T’s – but I’m only one person among the fandom.”
Fans won’t have to wait too long to see Jensen Ackles on their screens again, as he’s already found himself a role on season 3 of Amazon’s The Boys.