Don’t panic! Though it’s well into its 11th season, The CW’s Supernatural isn’t ending anytime soon. However, that doesn’t mean that the series stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki haven’t thought about how we would all say goodbye to the Winchester brothers. Ackles and Padalecki sat down to chat with Entertainment Weekly about how they want the show to end.
Jaded Padalecki who plays Sam said, “I don’t think we should see the boys die or live, we should wonder. … The boys can’t stop fighting. As long as they’re alive, they’re not going to stop fighting. We’re going to have to see them continue to do good together. I think that’s what’s the most important part.” Jensen Ackles who plays big bro Dean added, “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.” We literally don’t think we could deal with Dean not surviving in the end, but saying goodbye to him would make for an epic season finale.
The duo added that their opinions on how we will say goodbye have shifted over time. Ackles reflected on the past decade saying, “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,” Padelecki added, “It’s changed a lot over time. Part of me, loving Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, always thought it’d be great to see the boys against insurmountable odds and to freeze-frame on them and just hear stuff in the background. You don’t know if they die, you don’t know if they live, but you know that they’re going to go out in a blaze of glory.”
In reality neither actor knows how or when Supernatural will come to a close, but from the looks of it we still have a long journey ahead of us with the Winchesters and Dean’s 1967 black Chevrolet Impala.
How do you think we’ll say goodbye to the longest-running series in CW and WB history?