How Do Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles Want Supernatural to End?
Don't worry. Supernatural isn't coming to an end any time soon. In fact, the long running CW series might never end. But when it does, what could possibly bring this saga to a close? Especially since the worst seems to be behind the Winchester Brothers? In a recent interview with EW, series stars Jared Padalecki (Sam) and Jensen Ackles (Dean} offered their ideas on how this epic series should reach its final moments.
Supernatural Season 11 is in its home stretch, with Sam and Dean about to bring the Darkness down and put her back in her cage for eternity. Supernatural Season 12 has already been renewed by The CW. And there is talk that things will continue on in Season 13. But that doesn't mean Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles can't daydream about how their saga will reach its conclusion, which is anything but inevitable at this point.
The boys' ideas about how Supernatural should end have changed over the course of the past eleven years. How could they not, with the amount of crazy the Winchester Bros. have faced off against in over 230 episodes? The longer the show runs, the more events pass by, each looking like it could be the last adventure for Sam and Dean. Jensen Ackles had a good idea where this was headed in the first season, why back in 2005. But that idea has already come and gone, and then some.
"If you'd asked me in 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."
Jared Padalecki knows the show will eventually end. But he doesn't think the Winchester Bros. should have to. He wants to see the final moments of The CW series curb from an iconic Hollywood classic, stealing that final freeze-frame from one of the actor's favorite movies.
"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."
This would certainly allow for the Winchesters to live on in future movies. But it's not the only option. Jared Padalecki has a few other ideas up his sleeve.
"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."
There is one important rule that the show can't break. When Supernatural ends, it won't be with the brothers hanging up their salt and angel swords. Says the actor.
"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. As long as they're alive."
Jensen Ackles doesn't exactly see eye-to-eye with his on-screen brother. Though they are real-life best friends, this is the type of scenario where an argument is needed. The actor who plays Dean thinks that maybe death is the only option for these two demon hunters. He explains.
"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 moment, neither actor knowns what's in store for the much loved Winchester Bros. And they don't seem to care. They like living in the series moment by moment, and they are none too eager to give up their jobs, even with so many episodes already under their belt. There is no telling what adventures lie ahead in Supernatural Season 12. Supernatural Season 11 continues airing Wednesday Nights at 9pm, only on THE CW. Where will the Darkness lead Sam and Dean as we head into summer?