Supernatural Actors Discuss Series’ End


Although Supernatural is still going strong and has been renewed for a twelfth season, that hasn’t stopped people from speculating what the eventual series finale will entail. In fact, the folks at Entertainment Weekly asked stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles about that very subject in a recent interview.

At first, Ackles thinks of how his younger self may have responded:

“If you’d asked me season 1, I would’ve thought that it would’ve been the apocalypse. But then again, you can’t end the TV show with the worst thing happening. As we’ve evolved, I think that there’s different roads that the show could certainly go down that would be interesting. I think we’ve taken some really good turns.”

As fans of the show remember, the apocalypse was successfully averted in Season Five’s finale, “Swan Song,” which was kind of series creator Eric Kripke’s planned ending. Padalecki factors that into his response:

“And then I went back and watched a few of the episodes, I watched through ‘Swan Song’ and the scene of the boys laying on the hood of the Impala. I think that’d be a nice way to go out if we had to — watching the end of the world. Or looking up at us from the trunk and throwing the weapons in and saying we’ve got work to do. All of those kind of leave room for opinion and room for interpretation. I don’t think we should see the boys die or live, we should wonder.”

Although both Winchester brothers have made the ultimate sacrifice for the other and later found themselves once again among the living, it seems Ackles wants to end on a bit of a definitive note:

”It’s either going to end tragic or it’s going to end not tragic, and I can kind of make an argument for both. I don’t really know where it’s going to go. I always thought Dean would make the ultimate sacrifice for his brother. I guess if I had to choose something, that’s probably what I would choose.”

As for the more immediate future, be sure to check out the promo for next week’s episode, “Hell’s Angel,” at the top and the official synopsis below:

Lucifer (Misha Collins) takes a trip home and tries to assert himself into Heaven. Crowley (Mark A. Sheppard) tells Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) he has a way to take down Amara (guest star Emily Swallows). Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming (#1118). Original airdate 4/6/2016.

Supernatural airs Wednesday nights at 9:00 pm EST on The CW.