Supernatural stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki talk about what would be the best ending for the Winchester brothers.
Let us just say first off that we’d like to congratulate Supernatural for being allowed to continue its ride, which means that the demon hunting duo that are the Winchesters will be gracing our television screens for a twelfth season come fall. And Supernatural stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki get to be Sam and Dean once again.
With all that the onscreen brothers have gone through, one has to wonder how on earth they are still alive, but hey, it’s not like they haven’t died…multiple times… before. Both Sam and Dean have died and have been resurrected in some form or another. But what about when it really does happen? After dying so many times, what will really bring these two brothers to the end of the run? Jensen had this to say:
“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,” Ackles says. “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.”
Jared had a more movie-like ending envisioned:
“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.”
But then he had a more turned down alternate version as well:
“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.”
Jensen added this, knowing how Dean is and that sacrifice has never been a problem for Dean:
”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,” he says. “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.”
Any of those scenarios sounds much like how it could happen once Supernatural gets in its final run, but I think one of the reasons showrunner Jeremy Carver tries to keep the show running is that maybe they just don’t know how to end it that makes it befitting for Supernatural, the Winchesters, and its fans.