With The CW's Supernatural about to wrap up its series' run on the network after the upcoming 15th season, fans have been throwing around a wide range of theories on what the series-ending season will mean for the Winchchesters – which is understandable, all things considered. Without getting into any major spoiler areas (yeah, we know it's been a few months but still…), when you tick off a "certain all-powerful entity" so that He forces you into a position of having to relive 15 years worth of "greatest hits"? Let's just say that Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are going to be presented with a sea of deadly, disturbing possibilities.
Full confession? After an emotionally draining "Supernatural Day," there's only so much crying I can handle, my SPN Family. To help myself deal with the pain, I'm reminding myself of some truly over-rated moments that never quite resonated with me- although most of you seem to go wild over them.
Is this me lashing out, still not coming to terms with the show's end? Maybe – but it's tough to argue the following:
The whole "fighting inner demons, possessed by a douche and turning evil" storyline has been so frequently used throughout the series. By the time Evil Alt-Universe got inside of Dean, I was just over it.
Birth of the Anti-Christ aka Jack
I was not onboard with the impending birth of Satan's spawn. When Jack was bird, I dreaded where the story would go – although my feelings did change once we got to know Jack.
I was wowed by the cliffhanger, but hated The Darkness. Her weird flirtation with Dean and then (twist!) that she's Chuck's sister. Let's just say I do not look forward to seeing her again for a "family reunion" during the final season.
This moment has made its way onto even t-shirts – and I still don't find it funny. Seriously sorry, not sorry.
Eye of the Tiger
Y'all are going to hate me but while this blooper is funny, it is not nearly as "spellbinding" as fans make it out to be.
Disagree? Let me know! Feel like joining me in my pain? Add some of your more "questionable" SPN moments in the comments section below.
Now here's a look at the first teaser for the series' return, giving fans a clue as to how The Winchesters can possibly topple "The Biggest of All The Big Bads": God (Rob Benedict).
Series co-showrunner Andrew Dabb opened up to TV Line on what fans can expect from the show's final run:
● As the season begins, Sam and Dean are left questioning how much of the past 14 seasons has been their doing – or Chuck's:"They're realizing, 'Well, we're the Winchesters, but were we really doing this Chuck's (Rob Benedict) way?' Part of reclaiming that agency is a big part of the season for them."
● Whe you're forced to take on "The Almighty," there's going to be casualities – and as Dabb warns, those losses are going to prove all-too-real to Sam and Dean: Plus,
"[Sam and Dean] are going to start to lose people who, in past seasons, we would've never lost — and lose them in a very real way. Our guys are going to realize there's a certain finality, and some of the things they've relied on to get through the day — people, talents, things like that — they are no longer going to be able to roll out. And that's going to throw them for a loop."
● Some familiar faces fans can expect to see back include Sam and Dean's' half-brother Adam (Jake Abel), God's sister Amara (Emily Swallow), and deceased hunter Eileen (Shoshannah Stern).
● When the season begins, Jack (Alexander Calvert) is still doing time in The Empty (and according to Dabb, "he's not coming back in the near future") – and that Castiel's (Misha Collins) deal to save him will "come to a head."
Though news of the series' was announced in March, fans of the long-running horror-drama series are still coming to terms with the decision and looking for answers. Padalecki and Ackles did their part to get viewers through the stages of the series-grieving process back in April, taking the stage at VegasCon 2019 to explain that the decision to end the series was a "community decision" and was not influenced by the network or the studio.
Check out the moment for yourselves in the video below, starting around the 28:35 mark:
"It wasn't an easy decision. It was months and months, if not years, of discussion between he and I, between the rest of the cast, between the crew, between our writers, between our producers, between the studio, between the network. Nobody wanted to see this show fizzle out.
I think that it was everyone wanting to do the biggest service to the show that we could by going out strong. It just seemed like the writing was kind of on the wall as to when that was happening. Everybody kind of felt that it was coming soon, and so it was just taking that leap of faith of going like, 'Well guys, let's get out the paint and paint that finish line because what we've accomplished is unlike any other.'"
– Jensen Ackles
Here's a look back at the original Instagram announcement from Padalecki, Ackles, and Misha Collins; followed by a personal post from Collins:
Supernatural executive producers Robert Singer and Dabb also shared their thoughts after the announcement was officially made:
"Firstly, we would like to thank all the people who have been involved with the show both in front of and behind the camera. For us it has been an experience of a lifetime. The support we have had from both Warner Bros Television and The CW has been incredible. We'd like to give special thanks to Jensen, Jared and Misha for making this journey so special. It is now most important to us to give these characters that we love the send off they deserve."
The CW's Supernatural stars Padalecki as Sam Winchester, Ackles as Dean Winchester, Collins as Castiel, Mark Pellegrino as Nick, and Calvert as Jack. Executive producers include Singer, Dabb, Phil Sgriccia, Jeremy Carver, Ross-Leming, Buckner, and Berens.