"Supernatural": Eric Kripke Pens What Sam & Dean Would Be Doing Now

The CW's Supernatural might be on a production pause right now, but that doesn't mean series creator Eric Kripke (Timeless, The Boys) doesn't have a few thoughts on what the Winchesters would be handling things in the real world. While the long-running series waits to wrap up its run with the final seven episodes in the brutal standoff between "Chuck" (Rob Benedict) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean's (Jensen Ackles) "Anti-God Squad," Kripke was asked on Twitter how Sam and Dean would react to our current environment.

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Having already offered his take on how Butcher and Homelander would handle things on The Boys side, Kripke tweeted a mini-script sample that shows Sam and Dean doing what they always do: getting to work.


Sam and Dean, at the open trunk of the Impala.

DEAN: They're calling it Covid-19, but we know what it really is.

SAM: Croatoan. We got work to do.

Sam SLAMS the trunk shut, BLACKOUT.


Co-showrunner and executive producer Andrew Dabb took to social media last month to confirm that "Destiny's Child" would be the last new episode of the series "for awhile."

When production was first shutdown over coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic fears, there were concerns about how a stoppage would impact the show's final season run. Along with the announcement, Dabb clarified that they had filmed through Episode 18 but effects and sound work studios have closed.

Deadline Hollywood reported that the plan is to finish filming the series' final two episodes and then schedule a 7-episode "mini-season" for (hopefully) later this year. In the meantime, Dabb promises "special treats" for fans during the delay; and that The CW and Warner Bros. are committed to returning and finishing the season and the series.

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Though news of the series' was announced in March 2019, Padalecki and Ackles did their part to get viewers through the stages of the grieving process a month later, taking the stage at VegasCon 2019 to explain that the decision to end the series was a "community decision" and not influenced by the network or the studio.

Check out the moment for yourselves 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:


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The rest of the vid. #spnfamily for life.

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In 2008, my life changed forever…

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M. Collins

Supernatural executive producers Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb shared their thoughts on the decision:

"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, and Alexander Calvert as Jack. Executive producers include Singer, Dabb, Phil Sgriccia, Jeremy Carver, Ross-Leming, Buckner, and Berens.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.

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