Nobody would have thought that Supernatural would end someday, but the fateful day eventually came. The show ended with its 327th episode which aired on 19 November 2020. This is the final episode of the show which concluded the epic story of the Winchesters. While the finale is bittersweet, many fans feel they are robbed of a true ending. But let’s understanding something, the creators and the cast did the best they could with the limited resources they had, let’s not forget they shot in the pandemic only for the fans. This is what makes Supernatural so special. From the writers, producers, directors to the actors, everyone prioritizes the fans first. If it weren’t for the pandemic, we would have gotten an entirely different ending episode, with plenty of familiar faces such as Castiel & Roadhouse crew.
So Take A Look At Why ‘Carry On’ Is Not The True Ending Of The Supernatural That Fans Deserved
5. WE ALREADY HAVE SEEN ‘THE ENDING’
One of the major reasons why the fans feel ‘Carry On’ was a let down is because this ending is often compared with the ‘Swan Song’ ending. Eric Kripke concluded his five season arc with the episode ‘Swan Song’. In an interview, he revealed that he spent majority of his efforts into coming with the finale. He didn’t know that the show would run for 10 years more. The ultimate ending he envisioned involved Sam Vs Dean, it’s evil Vs good, but it’s the brother bond which triumphs everything and a hero has to make sacrifices. But Kripke felt that the “Carry On” was the better one. He would have come up with something darker.
Since ‘Swan Song’ had a mix of everything. Kripke created the episode believing that would be the farewell to his beloved baby, he put all his heart into it. Since his ending, we have seen literally everything so there was a huge weight on the shoulders of the showrunners to deliver the viewers an ending they could feel content with.
4. THIS ISN’T HOW DEAN WINCHESTER MEETS HIS END
Well, one of the biggest complains about the finale episode is the lackluster demise of Dean Winchester. Come on, he’s DEAN WINCHESTER! This guy didn’t even flinch when facing the Satan, he taunted archangels in their face, he single handedly destroyed group of vampires and other monsters. He didn’t even fear while standing in front of God and Darkness. So such a brave courageous character who have stood the torture of hell, who has found his way back to the living from purgatory which is inhabited by monsters. He has been wounded, shot, hunted, but he overcame it all. In the end, he met his demise while hunting some ordinary vampires and that too when he got impaled on a metal piece. Of course, Dean meeting his end while being on a hunt does make sense, but the fashion it was executed doesn’t do justice to DEAN WINCHESTER! It should have been more dramatic, more poetic, and more epic.
3. HIGHER STAKES ARE MISSING!
The Winchesters have battled the toughest of the toughest and emerged victorious. The final Season sees Winchesters battling Chuck (Merged with Amara), Chuck AKA God who is the narrator of the Winchesters’ story, but the boys again defy all fates when they defeat Chuck. Surely, this was an inevitable foe, omnipotent, omniscient, and what not. But Team Free Will put a stop to it. Either the Supernatural should have ended with ‘Inherit The Earth’, the fans wouldn’t be complaining. They could have compressed the entire ‘Carry On’ episode in 10 minutes and add it ‘Inherit The Earth’. Secondly, what makes a finale interesting? Something highly dramatic and involving higher stakes. If you see, numerous finales see beloved character sacrificing himself or meeting his demise in a memorable fashion. Surely, Dean’s departure and final moments with Sam broke our hearts and made our eyes teary. But it would have made more sense, had either Sam or Dean passed away like a hero, saving the world, taking down the big bad guy.
2. MISSING IMPORTANT CHARACTERS!
Now it’s well known that the actors, writers, and showrunners went out of their way, risked their lives in shooting episodes during the pandemic only for the fans so they won’t have to wait for a year more. But in doing so, they had to compromise with plenty of aspects of production due to limited resources. One biggest limitation was the unavailability of different actors who due to restrictions and strict pandemic policies cannot travel to shoot for the scenes. This is the reason why they cannot get Misha Collins to appear in the final episode which is understandable, but unacceptable. The original plan was to feature numerous SPN characters from the past making brief cameos in the closing moments of the episode. part from Castiel, we don’t get to see Jack who over the time became a significant character. Nor do any of the ‘family’ of the Winchesters make any appearance such as John, Mary, Jody, Eileen, and other important characters.
1. DOES SUPERNATURAL NEED AN ENDING?
It is said that an end is just a beginning disguised. Of course, every story needs a conclusion, a definite ending, but does Supernatural need an ending? It’s a love that has received immeasurable love over the years, this show has created a culture, a pop culture phenomenon that is prevalent all across the globe. If Jensen and Jared keep playing the same characters until they are in their 60s, I don’t think fans would complain. They would rather happily as much SPN they could get. But coming back to the characters of Sam and Dean, these two characters have been to heaven, hell, purgatory, and plenty of different realms. They have died and came back to the living. Of course, many fans would voice their opinion saying they deserve peace, but they be ever at peace? Say tomorrow some trouble comes calling in heaven, Sam and Dean would be the first ones to tie up their boots and will run into it without a second thought. It’s who they are! They are saviors, they are protectors, they are hunters. Nothing can ever change that, not even death.