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Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles on filming the 'monumental' final episodes from EW!
By Samantha Highfill October 14, 2020

"Since we started filming the pilot, it's the longest stretch we've had without being Sam and Dean," Padalecki says of the break, which began this March when production on the CW drama paused due to the COVID -19 pandemic. "It's like riding a bike," Ackles says of returning to film the show's final two hours. "I feel like we've been playing these characters for so long, they're such a part of who we are, I think five years could've gone by and we would've laced up our boots and gotten in the car exactly the same as we always have."

But the set didn't look quite the way it had for the other 325 episodes. With new COVID-19 protocols in place, the big Supernatural farewell was no longer a possibility. "The hardest thing was doing the final two episodes with these people that we know so well and love and have been working with for so many years, and you can't see their faces," Ackles says of everyone wearing masks. "We couldn't see the smiles and we couldn't see the tears." But both were there in abundance. "I do think having the pause that we had has made this process feel a little bit more special and a little bit more joyous in a way," co-showrunner Andrew Dabb says. "People came back for the last two episodes with a real renewed sense of energy and focus, and it shows in the stuff we're getting."

In terms of what to expect from Supernatural's concluding run, it will come as no surprise to fans that the series intends to go down swinging, tackling the brothers' showdown with God (Rob Benedict), Michael's (Jake Abel) return, and even squeezing one more flashback into the mix. "We see the case that kind of brought them together as hunters," Dabb says of the episode, "the first case young Sam and young Dean worked together to a conclusion."

But with the flashback hour serving as the last real standalone story, the remaining episodes will shift their focus to the series' larger mythology, and of course, to saying goodbye. "The writers were aware that it's the end of an era, it's the end of 15 years, and so it's not like all of a sudden the series finale is, like, 'Oh, we better wrap this up.' It's a slower build, and it treats the history of the show properly," Padalecki says, specifically of episodes 18 to 20. (Ackles, having recently done ADR on episode 18, says he had forgotten how "monumental" the hour is.)

With a passionate fandom like the #SPNFamily, there's no satisfaction guarantee, but if there's one thing we know, it's that there will be tears. (Duh.) "I compare it to the toilet paper shortage when the pandemic started," Dabb says. "I'd start stocking up now. If you buy a few boxes [of tissues] every week, you'll be good for the finale."
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‘Supernatural’ Returns: Co-Showrunners Tease “Desperation And Sadness” To Come In Last Episodes And An “Emotionally Terrific” Series Finale from Deadline!
By Matt Grobar

DEADLINE: Several years ago, Supernatural became the longest-running fantasy series in the history of American television. How are you feeling about bringing the show to a close, after so much time with it?

ANDREW DABB: I would say for me—and Bob was closer to it than I was, because he was on set during the last episode—it’s bittersweet, obviously. We’re really proud of the work that we did, but we’re also sad that we’re not going to get to do more of it.

But it didn’t feel like we were going out on fumes. It felt like we still had stories to tell, so that feels good. It feels like it’s a strong exit, although I will say for me, personally, I’m still in denial that it’s over. Bob and I still have a lot to do in post, and sound, and visual effects, and all that kind of stuff, so it’s still going on for me. It’s not over yet, but probably like middle of November, I’ll just collapse in a corner somewhere.

ROBERT SINGER: I would just add to that, that it was bittersweet, and there was a certain amount of sadness, but I don’t think any of us were looking back and thinking we made the wrong decision.

DABB: No, not at all.

SINGER: I think it felt like the right time to do this and go out on our own terms, while we still have a fastball.

DEADLINE: Obviously, at this point, there are still a lot of unanswered questions, and a number of major storylines to be resolved. Did you feel any pressure as you thought about how you might end the show?

SINGER: Well, once we knew it was going to be the last year, Andrew and I got together fairly early—I think probably at the end of last season—and agreed on where we wanted to take it, and then ran it by Jared and Jensen, and they signed on. So, unlike other seasons, we actually knew where we were going to go this year (laughs).

DABB: I would say, just in terms of plot threads, once we decided where we were going, that became our guiding light. So, I can’t say that we sat down at the beginning of this final season and were like, “OK, here’s 14 years worth of hanging chads and things like that. Let’s resolve all of them.” Like, that would’ve been a very boring season.

We didn’t comb Twitter and make a list of questions fans were asking. I think we closed out all of the major stuff, but I’m sure anybody who’s looking deep will find something from like Season 8 that’s unresolved, and that was not the point of this final season. The point was to get us where we were going with these guys, emotionally, and as characters.

DEADLINE: While your series finale was originally set to air in May, production delays imposed by the pandemic made that impossible. Did COVID-19 safety protocols, or the time you were left with during an unexpected hiatus, result in any changes to the final episodes?

SINGER: There were shooting restrictions we had that changed the scripts somewhat, but not in a way that we had to make a 180, or do any drastic changes.

There was a big change, which I’m not going to get into in detail, in how we were going to exactly end the show. But I think what Andrew came up with was very satisfying, and emotionally terrific. So, I don’t think there’s any regrets about that.

We had things, in the last two episodes, that required a crowd, [and] we weren’t allowed to have more than 40 extras. Forty extras doesn’t go very far, so how you shot that [changed], and that sort of thing. But other than that, we didn’t really have to do a big about-face.

DEADLINE: What was it like, returning to Vancouver to finish shooting the final season, after four months or so away from set?

SINGER: Well, we had the good fortune, [unlike] shows that might just be starting up, that we could really hit the ground running. We had a well-oiled machine up in Canada, and once the COVID rules were put in place, and were made clear to the crew and the people in the office, we really did hit the ground running, getting used to some of the ideas. Like, if you were in the office pod, you couldn’t go on the set, and if you were on the set pod, you couldn’t go in the office. There was testing. If you were on set, you got tested three times a week.

So obviously, it was different, but everybody really held fast to what the rules were. Ours is a very friendly set, and everybody gets along really well, including the actors with the crew, but they had to distance themselves. So, I know that felt really odd to Jared and Jensen, as it did to me. But we just accepted what the rules were and went ahead.

DEADLINE: As of tonight, there are only six new episodes of Supernatural still to come. What can you tell us about the journey ahead for Sam and Dean?

DABB: I think in some ways, we got a little fortunate that we’re coming back with an episode that’s a little lighter, a little bit more self-contained. We’re not pulling everyone into the fight against God, and the desperation and sadness that is to come. It’s a little lighter, and then from there, it progressively gets a little darker, and a little bit more end-of-the-world-y, because it’s the end of the world.

For Sam and Dean, what we really thought about as we went into this [was], when you make God the bad guy of your season, I think you could make the argument that’s a very strong, or very dumb narrative choice. But for us, with our guys and the themes of this entire show, it was more about free will and self-determination. As much as it is against God and cosmic forces, and all this crazy stuff, it’s really about these two guys claiming their independence for the first time in their lives—and as long as we grounded it like that, everything else kind of snapped together.

So, as we move into the final run, that’s really what this is about. It’s about the conflict with God, but it’s also about these two guys completing a journey that’s been 15 years in the making, to become, hopefully, better and more fully realized people. It’s not always just about defeating the next bad guy; it’s about making yourself a little bit better, too. I think that’s something we’ve talked about a lot with Sam and Dean, and we’ve seen a lot over 15 years, and this is kind of the culmination of that.

DEADLINE: Is there any possibility of a happy ending for Sam and Dean?

DABB: Well, I would say it wouldn’t be Supernatural if it was all happy.

DEADLINE: Season 15 has brought a lot of beloved characters back into the fold. Can we expect to see more characters from past seasons, as we head into Supernatural‘s final stretch?

SINGER: I think we’ve brought some fan favorites back—some that we can reveal, some, probably not. But yes. I think we sprinkled enough of that in to make the audience happy.

DABB: People know Charlie’s coming back, and Donna Hanscum’s coming back. They were both in the teaser that got released recently, so they’re not a big secret, but there are a couple of other people who the guys have met along the way who will come back and play big, good, or if not good, at least interesting roles in what’s to come.

DEADLINE: In the past, there have been several attempts at creating a Supernatural spinoff. But are there any currently in the works? Do you think we’ll see more projects set in this universe going forward?

SINGER: Well, I think we want to take a deep breath. You know, we’ve been so immersed in this for so long. I know I’m not ready to jump back into the Supernatural world right away. So, I don’t know. Maybe there’s a movie in it down the line somewhere.

DABB: Yeah, I would just echo Bob. I mean, I think we wrote this as an ending. This is not a “To Be Continued,” and if there was some opportunity to do more, down the road a little bit, that would be amazing. But if not, I think we’re very proud of the ending that we have.
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Sam and Dean vs. God: 'Supernatural' returns for a final round of episodes to 'knock you straight in the teeth'
BRIAN TRUITT | from USA TODAY (video)

“How are these two humans going to face off against the ultimate celestial being?” asks Jensen Ackles, who plays Dean on the horror-tinged CW series.

Jared Padalecki, who plays Dean’s younger brother Sam, gives a simple answer: “The way they always have. They just buck up and do it.”

After COVID-19 postponed filming of the last two episodes of its final season, “Supernatural” returns Thursday (8 EDT/PDT) for its last seven hours to deliver a cataclysmic ending for a show and its two monster-hunting siblings that have become a cult hit with a passionate fan base. (The series finale is scheduled for Nov. 19.)

“We reapproach everything and see the culmination of what Sam and Dean have gone through for 15 years and their efficiency at doing just that,” Padalecki says.

“I love the fact that they had us get to the final level and face the big bad,” Ackles adds. It’s “this big, climactic, amazing showdown, but filtered in with them doing what they do best, which is just hunting your run-of-the-mill things that go bump in the night.”

Thursday’s return is a somewhat lighthearted affair: Sam and Dean discover a housekeeping wood nymph named Mrs. Butters (guest star Meagen Fay) in their bunker, and she gives them a taste of all the holidays they’ve missed before things go awry, “Supernatural” style.

“It's easier to come back with an episode like this than something that would be deeply depressing or heavy,” says executive producer Andrew Dabb. “Those episodes are coming.”

The ensuing weeks will see Sam and Dean preparing for a dust-up with the Almighty, aka Chuck (Rob Benedict); the Winchesters searching for God’s sister Amara (Emily Swallow); and a flashback to an early case when the siblings were kids, “which fills in an interesting part of their story but also ties in thematically and emotionally what Sam and Dean will be going (through) in the present day," Dabb says.

He adds that the final round of episodes centers on the climactic face-off and “how do you fight that fight, knowing that God’s keeping you around for some pretty petty manipulative reasons, and he's still trying to puppet-master our guys a little bit. How do you break free from that for hopefully the last time?”

Dabb also promises to reveal "new sides" of key characters like the angel Castiel (Misha Collins), Jack (Alexander Calvert) – the devil's son, who may be the key to defeating God – and Billie (Lisa Berry), the reaper currently holding the position of Death, as well as Chuck and Amara: "As often happens on 'Supernatural,' you may be a big cosmic player, but you still have sibling issues."

In addition to giving proper send-offs, Padalecki reveals that sacrifice – always a “Supernatural” hallmark – plays a big role, too. “The most inspiring things for me, and for a lot of fans I've met in person, have been the moments where Sam and Dean go through something and then wake up the next day or the day after that or the next week and go, ‘OK. It's time for me to get back at it.’ And there's a lot of that in the final couple of episodes.”

Before they could film those 19th and 20th episodes, the stars were “shoveled back to Austin,” Texas, from Vancouver on March 13 due to COVID-19 and, spending time with their wives and kids, got “a little appetizer” for what life would be like post-“Supernatural,” Padalecki says. (He's starring this season in CW's "Walker," a reboot of 1993-2001 CBS drama "Walker, Texas Ranger" that starred Chuck Norris.)

“The silver lining is that we got to take a break and recharge our batteries,” says Ackles, who calls the penultimate episode a “season finale” and the last a “series finale.” “Certainly the season could have ended after 19 and would have been like, ‘OK, that makes sense.’ But then we come back for one more episode and just knock you straight in the teeth.”
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Supernatural Boss Previews Final Fight, Flashback Episode, Who Won't Be Back from TVLine!
By Vlada Gelman / October 7 2020

TVLINE | The first episode when you return is your holiday installment. What can you preview about what’s in store?
It’s a really fun episode, and it kind of touches on some heretofore unaddressed things about the Men of Letters and about the bunker, and then kind of allowed us to get into a fun episode that takes up a lot of stuff that I think fans, or certainly that we in the writers’ room, have wanted to see in terms of like, “What would a Thanksgiving dinner look like with our guys?” and things like that, and put it all together in something that we hope will be really, really enjoyable for the fans. It’s just really, really fun. As a way to come back into the story after, at that point, the last six, seven months, I think coming in with something a little lighter and enjoyable is going to be a really good appetizer for what’s to come, because what’s to come, let’s just say, it may not all be super fun.

TVLINE | When we last left off, things were really escalating in the fight against God. What will that look like in the last seven episodes?
There is no way to avoid this fight. Chuck’s gonna come back, they know what he’s going to do, they know what he wants, they know everything. And so what can they do to fight him? It’s really about rallying the troops and allies, some people we’ve met before, and some people we’ve sort of met in passing, and some people we haven’t ever seen, and using every tool, every arrow in their quiver, to fight this existential, literally God-like threat. So that becomes a lot of it, but as so many of these things do, ultimately, it’s gonna come down to Sam and Dean, two guys from Kansas, facing off against the Supreme Being. So they’re still the underdogs in that fight.

TVLINE | Can you talk about the emotional and psychological mindset of Dean and Sam in these final episodes, given everything that they’re going up against?
Neither one of them is giving up. That’s not in their character. I think you’ve got a Sam who wants to do this in a smart, considered [way like], “Let’s make a plan. Let’s go in with a blueprint,” and you’ve got a Dean who is a little bit more impulsive and a little bit more willing to do whatever it takes to bring Chuck down, because of everything Chuck has taken from him and from them. You have to realize, for our guys, they just had their entire world blown up, like everything they’ve done their whole lives. When you realize your life’s been a manipulation, what does that mean for you as a person? Who are you, really? And so for Sam and Dean, it’s about, “Who are we, really?” I think they know, but there is confusion just because of the circumstances. It is, to a degree, about finding themselves, and also kind of finding each other through our final episodes as they go up against the most powerful force in the universe.

TVLINE | In the last episode, Jack got his soul back. Will that affect his ability to go up against God and fulfill his destiny to kill God?
It will. Jack is someone who’s now having the weight of everything he did land on him. In some ways, that’s good because he can finally deal with it. In some ways, it’s debilitating, as grief and depression and guilt often are. So from his point of view, yes, it’s kind of hard to deal with all of that, and it’s not an easy process for him, and it’s something where Sam and Dean, and Castiel more than [Sam and Dean] even, are there to guide him through this incredibly difficult process.

TVLINE | You’re also doing an episode that has flashbacks to a young Dean and Sam. What kind of insight will that provide? And why was that a story that you wanted to tell in these final hours?
Every year, there’d be some kind of flashback story. One of my first episodes was flashbacks of Sam and Dean in high school. It was something we used to do a lot, and we kind of moved away from [it] largely because the actors who we’d come to rely on to play Young Sam and Young Dean got too old. Colin Ford, right now, is older than Jared [Padalecki] was when the show started, I think. So it was something where we were talking about the types of episodes we wanted to do towards the end, and I put it out there like, “Look, if someone has a really great flashback episode, it’s been a while since we’ve told a story like that.” Meghan [Fitzmartin], one of the writers on the show, came in with an idea, and it worked for us. It worked not only as a case right now, but also as something that informed the journey Sam and Dean have taken, where they started as kids, how they kind of came together and then how that has [led up] to the point that they are, emotionally, when the episode airs. So it ended up being a really good reflection of our guys now, telling a story about our guys then, which, to me, are always the best versions of those types of flashback stories.

TVLINE | Was there anybody that you really wanted to get back for these final episodes, but it just didn’t work out for whatever reason, scheduling or because of COVID?
Look, COVID was limiting, especially when it came to the last two [episodes]. And there were certainly people we would have liked to have brought back like Samantha Smith, like Jeffrey Dean Morgan. People who have been such core parts of the show for so long. But unfortunately, because of COVID and some other things, doing a big supersized guest cast family reunion was just off the table. But in terms of our story that we’re telling, we didn’t have to make any compromises. Everyone who is coming back is coming back for a specific reason. These are people we want. They’re important to us. They’re great characters, and we just thought it was an opportunity to revisit some of our and, hopefully, the fan favorites.
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How ‘Supernatural’ Filmed Its Final Episodes During COVID-19 (EXCLUSIVE) from Variety!
By Kate Aurthur

In 15 seasons of “Supernatural,” Sam and Dean Winchester have fought vampires and demons, they’ve been to hell and they’ve died a lot. But would the show survive COVID-19? It was a very real question after the Vancouver-based production shut down on March 13 because of the coronavirus pandemic, one day into filming the series’ penultimate episode. After successfully filming 325 episodes of the show since it premiered in September 2005 on The WB, a network that no longer even exists, was “Supernatural” really going to end its run without a proper finish?

There was no need to worry. The show’s loyal fandom will, in fact, get the ending they’ve been waiting for. One week ago, “Supernatural” completed production on its series finale, bringing the story of the Winchester brothers — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) — to a close. British Columbia, where the show films, has handled coronavirus well, and production in the province restarted in earnest in July. “Supernatural” was the first Warner Bros. show to begin filming again there, but since then, The CW’s “Batwoman” and “Riverdale” have also gone back. The seven-episode final run of “Supernatural” will premiere on The CW on Oct. 8.

Robert Singer, co-showrunner and executive producer/director, told Variety that production on the final two episodes of “Supernatural” — which began filming on Aug. 18 — went smoothly. Singer has been with the show since its first season, and so have “a lot of crew people, and a lot of department heads,” he said — which may have been a benefit during these unusual circumstances. “It is a very well-oiled machine,” Singer said. Normally, an episode takes eight days to shoot, but they did the two remaining episodes over nine days each to allow for delays. Singer said their longest day was 12 hours.

The show filmed under the COVID-19 protocols agreed to unions in the U.S. and Canada: mask-wearing at all times, social distancing among the crew and enhanced sanitary procedures for people and the sets. Everyone involved in the production — around 360 people, according to Warner Bros. — was tested three times a week. That crew is larger than usual, Singer said, because staffers who would usually be used for day calls — in the electric department, for instance — were hired to be there full-time instead. A Warner Bros. spokesperson said the production was divided into seven pods, to enforce social distancing. And, Singer said, “Anybody who could work from home, worked from home.”

An added wrinkle for “Supernatural” — as well as other U.S. shows that film in Canada — is that the Canadian border requires a strict 14-day quarantine for foreign visitors. Singer, who directed the series finale, which was written by co-showrunner Andrew Dabb, entered the country in early August in order to quarantine. Singer then had a week of prep, during which he couldn’t go to the set because he was deemed to be in the office pod at the time. “Which was a very strange thing,” he said.

Quarantining is definitely an inconvenience, albeit a necessary one: The actor Jim Beaver, who plays Bobby Singer — a character actually named after Singer — flew up from L.A., completed his quarantine, “And the next day, he shot what he had to shoot,” Singer said.

Speaking with Variety, Padalecki and Ackles talked about the responsibility they felt to be careful as they filmed, even in Vancouver, where life is pretty normal right now. If they were reckless, Padalecki said, “It would have been shutting down production and putting people out of work again, so everybody was more careful than they were required.”

He added, “We all felt the importance. We weren’t going out on weekends.”

Ackles agreed: “Everybody was taking it very seriously.

“I would say being on set was safer that going home to my apartment, because everybody’s getting tested, everybody was healthy and was checked on such a frequent basis you knew that there was nobody carrying the disease,” Ackles continued. “I’m being very cautious, and I would have felt comfortable hugging the crew members, just because I know that everybody was so diligently safe.”

It’s definitely a new-world, production during coronavirus. And if all of these extra things — the testing, the cleaning equipment, the masks, the quarantines, the set’s COVID coordinator and the extra day of shooting — sound expensive, surely they are. The studio, however, would not confirm any financial costs.

During the spring, when production plans began floating around, there were questions about whether filming during COVID would affect what audiences see on screen — especially with stunts and love scenes. The series finale of “Supernatural,” Singer said, was “more of an emotional journey with our characters” and a “personal look at the guys” than an episode filled with action, so there were none of those dilemmas here. But he did have to reconfigure one scene that they couldn’t shoot as written because of a limit on the number of extras who can be in a scene.

He doesn’t think the audience will notice any difference, though. “I don’t think there’s anything that you’re going to see you where you would say, ‘Oh, well, they clearly did that because of COVID,’” Singer said.

The finale was a mixture of days on the show’s sound stages and location shoots. Singer said he would arrive on set, answer a questionnaire on a Warner Bros. app he had on his phone and have his temperature taken. On testing days, he would go to a tented area to get checked. “If anyone had tested positive, the next day, they would have gotten a phone call,” Singer said. “What would have happened then? I don’t know. But we went through two episodes, and we didn’t have one positive test.”

He had been expecting delays, but there weren’t any. Singer said, “From the first desk to the time you got tested was maybe six or seven minutes.”

Singer would then go to stage what he was filming. He would work with the actors’ stand-ins to block the scene, and then leave so the crew could set up the lights. When they were done, he’d return to check everything — and the crew would leave. Finally, the actors would come in to rehearse and film. “Once we were ready to shoot, no one was allowed on the actual shooting set other than the actors and me and the director of photography,” Singer said.

Of course, it’s kind of a bummer way to end a show that’s been on for 15 seasons. “It’s a very family-oriented set,” Singer said. “It was different, in that the normal interactions between the actors and the crew just didn’t happen. Their interactions were really between the camera operator, our DP, and myself. And the makeup people. Other than that, everybody was sort of not around when they were there.”

Because of COVID, there could be no wrap party, nor any type of celebration of the show ending, which turned something Singer called “bittersweet” into a sad event. “Supernatural” is tied for seventh in the list of longest-running live-action shows, along with “CSI” and “ER.” Yet when the “Supernatural” braintrust — Dabb, Singer, the lead actors, CW and Warner Bros. — had decided to bring the show to a close after Season 15, an announcement that was made in March 2019, no one ever could have imagined a deadly and mismanaged global pandemic was on the horizon. “We wanted to go out while we still felt we had a fastball. Going out on your own terms is a good thing,” Singer said about the decision. “That said, there were some tears.”

“As you passed people and said goodbye, you could see that it was emotional,” Singer continued. “And I think the guys were emotional.”

The final day of shooting took place in a forest. Singer, Padalecki and Ackles addressed everyone there. When asked what his remarks were, Singer — who has directed nearly 50 episodes of “Supernatural” — said he thanked the actors, as well as the crew, especially those who have “been with us from day one.”

“I said, ‘I’m really gonna miss doing this,'” he added. “It was amazing how many people there were who had been with us right from the very beginning.”
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Supernatural star Jensen Ackles reveals incredible prop he will take home from the set
Prepare to be jealous, Supernatural fans.

BY SUSANNAH ALEXANDER AND ADAM TANSWELL
06/09/2020

Supernatural actor Jensen Ackles has revealed that when the long-running fantasy series comes to an end later this year, he'll be taking home an iconic prop from the set.

Ackles, who has played Dean Winchester in the CW show since 2005, told Digital Spy and other media that he has finally been given permission to take possession of something from the show that he's had his eye on for years.

"As far as taking something on the final day, I will definitely be taking something that I've had my eye on since day one of Supernatural," he said. "But it's okay, I'm not stealing it. I got permission.

"I begged and begged and pleaded for years, but I finally got it this year. They're going to let me drive home the Impala."

Supernatural fans will know just what a big deal that is, because Dean's black 1967 Chevrolet Impala car has been such a big part of the show that it's almost become a character in its own right.

Dean even calls the car 'baby', so it seems only right that the actor who plays him should get to give it its forever home after the show ends.

Although his co-star Jared Padalecki, who plays Sam Winchester, has missed out on the Impala he won't be leaving the set empty-handed either – even if he couldn't manage to grab one particular memento.

"I have a few trinkets here and there. But I'll never admit to it," he said. "I have tons of s**t! I have a few trinkets that will stay with me forever that won't be missed by the production.

"I was going to steal the Men of Letter's bunker, but it wouldn't fit in my car sadly. But I have a few trinkets here and there that I hope to hold dear forever and ever."

The pair didn't give us any major spoilers about what will go down in the show's final ever episode but they did promise that it will be an "emotional" experience.

"With both of these last two scripts, I got highly emotional just reading them," Ackles said. "I'm going to have to dig deep when we film the end. I'm going to have to do what Dean does and push all that emotion down."
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Supernatural stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki drop hints about series finale
"It does their journey justice."

BY JOE ANDERTON AND ADAM TANSWELL
05/09/2020

"When I read these last two episodes, it was emotional," Ackles stated. "One is the season-ender and the other one is the series ender. It's emotional.

"I've read 327 episodes of Supernatural and there are very few scripts that I can say have gotten me emotional, and that's just because I'm not reading it from that perspective. I'm reading it more like I'm studying it. I'm thinking, 'Okay, how do I Dean in the performance of this particular scene or this particular emotion or this relationship?'

"I'm looking at it from a very practical standpoint, but with both of these last two scripts, I got highly emotional just reading them. I'm going to have to dig deep when we film the end. I'm going to have to do what Dean does and push all that emotion down."

"It was sad to read the finale script," Padalecki added, "but not because I'm sad by the story as much as it's such a finality on what's been such a huge part of my life. In one way or another, putting these characters to bed and putting Sam to bed is going to be hard.

"I consider Sam Winchester a friend, so the idea that I'm saying goodbye to him in any way, shape or form – whether he is alive or dead or anything in between – is tough.

"But I couldn't be happier with the ending. Ultimately, I feel like it does the characters justice. It does their journey justice. For me, it dotted all the I's and crossed all the T's – but I'm only one person among the fandom."
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CW announces Supernatural return in October, series finale set for November EW!
By Samantha Highfill August 17, 2020

It's almost time to say goodbye to Supernatural, for real this time.

On Monday, the CW announced that the series, which was originally supposed to end in May before production was paused due to the coronavirus pandemic, will return for its final seven episodes on Thursday, Oct. 8. That means that the series finale will air on Thursday, Nov. 19. Furthermore, the network revealed that the finale will begin at 9 p.m. following an hour-long "finale special" titled Supernatural: The Long Road Home.

Additionally, the CW announced dates for the season 2 premiere of Pandora, the broadcast debut of Swamp Thing, the season 3 premiere of The Outpost, and more.

Check out the network's full fall schedule below:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8

8:00-9:00PM SUPERNATURAL (Season Return)

9:00-10:00PM THE OUTPOST (Season Three Premiere)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13

8:00-9:00PM SWAMP THING (Original Episode)

9:00-10:00PM TELL ME A STORY (Season Two Broadcast Premiere)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19

8:00-9:00PM SUPERNATURAL: THE LONG ROAD HOME (Finale Special)

9:00-10:00PM SUPERNATURAL (Series Finale)
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Episode 19 feels kind of like the season finale and Episode 20 feels like the series finale. It's kind of a double whammy," Ackles explained. "There have been some adjustments made from the scripts that we were going to shoot in March to the scripts that we're going to shoot now. We've had to accommodate a pandemic.
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Mark Pedowitz Still Vows to Make Ending of ‘Supernatural’ Special from Nerds and beyond
BY BRIAR JULY 22, 2020

In a recently published podcast with Variety titled “Strictly Business,” the President of The CW, Mark Pedowitz, has vowed to still make Supernatural‘s ending a big one.

Pedowitz discussed many things in the podcast, including the show as well as the production shutdown, which disrupted what was to be the massive ending to the 15-year long franchise.

Speaking of Supernatural specifically, Pedowitz talked about the show having two episodes left to film, around 3 weeks, and that Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles are ready to go. Pedowitz seems optimistic that by the end of August/beginning of September, they’ll be able to complete the final two episodes.

Fans can rest easy that The CW is still wanting to make the end of Supernatural special for everyone. Pedowitz goes on to state, “Take the negative of what happened, turn it into a positive. We have put together a fabulous tribute to 15 years of the series… and it is great. We plan to make an event out of it.” He also says he’s sad to see it go, and that the guys have been great.

You can listen to the entire podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and anywhere else podcasts are available.
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'Supernatural': 5 Characters Returning for the Final 7 Episodes
Meredith Jacobs • June 29, 2020

Adam Milligan/Michael (Jake Abel)
When we last saw them: In the midseason finale, Sam and Dean’s half-brother, who is also the vessel for archangel Michael, briefly reunited with his family and got caught up on God’s recent dealings before leaving.

What we know about their return: Not much. As TV Insider exclusively reported in March, Abel is back in the last batch of episodes. Details of his return have yet to be revealed, but Abel hopes to see a Michael-God confrontation before the series ends.

Apocalypse World Charlie Bradbury (Felicia Day)
When we last saw her: After coming over to our world from the apocalypse one, the doppelgänger of the brothers’ close friend took up hunting. But while working a case with Sam in Season 14’s “Optimism,” she was thinking about leaving that life behind. She’s only been mentioned since (in connection to helping the Winchesters’ financial situation).

What we know about her return: We don’t know anything beyond the fact that she will be showing up, according to Entertainment Weekly. What has she been up to in the time that’s passed? Will she join the fight against God or just be part of a monster-of-the-week hunt?

Our World Charlie Bradbury (Felicia Day)
When we last saw her: The hacker who became a hunter after encountering the Winchesters in Season 7 died three years later, in “Dark Dynasty.” She’d been helping translate the Book of the Damned when Elton Frankenstein found her, and that death remains one of the most painful of the series.

What we know about her return: Again, all we know is that we’ll somehow see her (via EW), which isn’t too surprising. After all, dead characters do tend to show up again and again, and it is quite fitting that the one who was like a sister to the Winchesters appears one more time before it’s all over.

Amara (Emily Swallow)
When we last saw her: Amara, a.k.a. the Darkness and God’s sister, wanted nothing more to do with her brother in Episode 2 of this season, “Raising Hell.” Though Dean was able to help the siblings reconcile in the past, that’s no longer on the agenda.

What we know about her return: EW did share a photo of her meeting with Sam and Dean, but that’s it. However, considering the Winchesters were weighing killing her alongside her brother in the last episode—keeping the Darkness alive would “throw things out of balance”—it’s unlikely to be a cheerful conversation.

As Swallow previously told TV Insider, she thinks that “Amara still wants a connection with Chuck, but she’s just been burned so many times.” And because she’s his sister, she can take him on. But the brothers’ plan may put her and the hunters on opposite sides.

Uriel (Robert Wisdom)
When we last saw him: The angel was killed in Season 4’s “On the Head of a Pin” after the reveal that he was trying to free Lucifer.

What we know about his return: As a photo Collins shared from set reveals, the angels will be together and that filming day also included another “last” that was “too spoilery to post.” It’s unclear if we’ll see the Uriel we knew (perhaps in a flashback?) or an alternate version somehow (though God did eliminate other worlds).
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Supernatural Slated to Return in Fall With Delayed Final 7 Episodes from TVLine!
By Vlada Gelman / May 14 202

Sam and Dean Winchester’s final curtain call has been scheduled.

In announcing its dramatically altered 2020-21 game plan on Tuesday, The CW confirmed that the delayed final seven episodes of Supernatural will air in fall, ahead of the January 2021 launch of Jared Padalecki‘s Walker, Texas Ranger reboot.

“We already have five episodes in the can of Supernatural,” CW prez Mark Pedowitz told reporters Thursday in a conference call. “Jared and Jensen [Ackles] will go back as soon as they’re able to to finish up the last two episodes, and then [Jared] will go off to work on Walker.”

Regarding a specific timetable re: shooting the final two Supernatural episodes, Pedowitz hedged, “We hope that they will be able to start shooting sometime in late summer or fall. And if not, we will then become flexible and rearrange our scheduling.”

Supernatural‘s farewell run was brought to an early halt in March by the global coronavirus outbreak, with filming completed on 18 of the final 20 episodes at the time. However, the closure of the visual effects and sound departments meant that the already-shot installments could not be finished. As a result, Episode 13 was the last one to air on March 23.

“Everybody wants to end 15 years the right way,” Pedowitz added. “So it is important that these two episodes be done the way that they had hoped to [shoot them]. And we’ll just wait it out. We are very much attached to this.”

Meanwhile, the forthcoming Walker received a straight-to-series order in January, will go into production after Supernatural wraps shooting. The series will then take over Supernatural‘s traditional Thursday-at-8 pm slot in January. In Walker, Padalecki stars as Cordell Walker, “a widower and father of two with his own moral code who returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home.”
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Supernatural stars react to production pause: 'We almost finished 15 seasons' from EW
By Samantha Highfill April 17, 2020

"We almost finished 15 seasons," Supernatural star Misha Collins says. "We made it 325 episodes in, and to be stopped a mere two episodes before the end feels deeply frustrating." Like everyone, Supernatural halted production back in March due to social distancing measures, and though we know the show will complete its 327-episode series as soon as possible, for now, the end of the show is on hold. (When the show does return, there are a total of seven episodes left to air.)

"As soon as March happened, it really starting kicking in," Alexander Calvert says of the emotion surrounding the end. "Everybody started counting the days, counting the number of episodes left. We were kind of in this spiral of sentiment and then this whole thing happened, and I don't know if it's good or bad. Do you rip the Band-Aid off slowly or fast? Now we're being forced to peel it off slowly."

Co-showrunner Robert Singer adds, "Each script we felt a little like, 'Oh boy we're getting closer.' Having this delayed, it's been hard. If we were in season 14, you would say, 'We'll shut down, get through this virus, and pick up next year.' Knowing that this is the end, that makes it a little more difficult. Now, at the end of the day, it's a television show and what we're going through in the world is pretty horrific. But if it was any other season I don't think we'd be feeling quite as stressed about it as we are now."

For star Jared Padalecki, the quarantine has almost felt like a run-through of what's to come when the show does wrap and he no longer sees his Supernatural family every day. "This COVID thing has been a crazy eye opening of what the show has meant and the ultimate finality of it," Padalecki says. "It's kind of like a little dress rehearsal of what I'm going to do [after the show ends]." (Besides star in The CW's Walker, Texas Ranger reboot, of course.)

As frustrating as it is, there could be an upside to the production pause. "One possible unintended benefit of it is that it will draw out the end of the show and we'll be able to savor the end for a little bit longer," Collins says.

Not only will they be able to savor the end, but they'll be rested enough to bring their collective all to it. "Obviously, it’s a horribly unfortunate situation we’re in, but the silver lining is that it gives us an opportunity to recharge," Jensen Ackles says. "We had just finished episode 18, we shot one day of episode 19, and I was reading these two monster scripts thinking, ‘It’s like we’re at the end of a marathon and they want us to sprint for the last two miles.’ I feel like this almost gives us an opportunity to refocus and go into the last two episodes and hit them with everything we got. I think having this break might service the last few episodes better."

And, as Collins puts it, "I have not been hooked up to a ventilator yet, nor have any of my loved ones, so I'm just going to be thankful for that."
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The holidays (and Charlie!) visit Sam and Dean in exclusive Supernatural photos from EW!
By Samantha Highfill April 15, 2020

A first look of Supernatural's final episodes.
Although Supernatural’s return date is unknown, when it does come back, there will be seven episodes left to air of its final season, and EW has a first look at a couple of the hours.

Charlie's back
Not only will Supernatural’s final run of episodes feature the return of the Apocalypse World’s Charlie (Felicia Day), but co-showrunner Andrew Dabb promises that our world’s Charlie is coming back as well.

A chat with Amara
Earlier this season, Dean posed a question: Will they need to kill Amara if they kill God? It looks like the Winchesters will be talking directly to God's sister when the show returns.

Hit the road, Jack
Jack, whose soul is finally back, is working a case with Castiel (and hopefully isn't about to hold his badge upside-down).

Pass the mashed potatoes
“The episode when we come back is a really fun meta episode that allows you to see basically every holiday you want Sam and Dean to celebrate,” co-showrunner Andrew Dabb says. “Carving jack-o’-lanterns, carving the turkey, birthdays, it’s all there.”

Holiday spirit
Co-showrunner Robert Singer adds, “The boys get a visitor in the bunker who is quite the character. She basically says to them, ‘You’ve been holed up in this bunker, you’ve missed all these holidays.’”
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Supernatural stars reflect on the show's undying legacy from EW!
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins discuss 15 years of fantasy, family, and flannel.
By Samantha Highfill April 13, 2020

"We only get one shot at this." Sam and Dean Winchester are surrounded. The monster-hunting brothers are standing on the edge of a cliff. They look to Castiel, their brother in arms — or is it wings? — but even he can’t help. One move in the wrong direction could ruin everything. After years of fighting demons, going toe-to- toe with Satan himself, and saving the world multiple times, they once again find themselves in a position of having to perform under pressure. But this situation is unlike anything they’ve ever dealt with before. All eyes are on them as they have one shot…at getting the perfect picture.

It’s a dry, hot August day in Malibu — when people were still allowed to gather outside — as Supernatural stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins prepare for the last setup of their final Entertainment Weekly cover shoot. With a bottle of champagne in each of their hands, Ackles once again reminds them they get “one shot” to do this right. But if their characters can shoulder the weight of the world, surely these three can handle a photo.

The champagne soaking is meant to be a celebration of 15 years, of making television history. Supernatural, the story of two brothers destined to save the world, is the longest-running genre show in the history of American broadcast television. (So old, the first three seasons shot on this thing called film.) What started as an underdog story, living its first few years on the verge of cancellation, has become an institution, a milestone to which other shows aspire. Supernatural not only survived the move from The WB to The CW after its first season — it’s now the final WB show left standing — but became the backbone of the now highly successful CW network. Over the years, the sci-fi series has aired on every weeknight, helping to launch shows including Arrow and The Vampire Diaries. The network moved it one final time, most recently, to Mondays, to help Roswell, New Mexico expand its audience. “Supernatural is a major link to many of the shows that we have successfully built to market,” The CW’s chairman and CEO Mark Pedowitz says. “Almost every one of our shows has had it as a lead-out or a lead-in.”

And to think, it all started as a promise to bring horror to television. After Supernatural creator Eric Kripke had finished working with Warner Bros. on 2003’s Tarzan series, he pitched the idea of a reporter who travels around hunting urban legends. As he puts it, it was a Kolchak: The Night Stalker rip-off. But when he realized the story would benefit from having brothers at its core, he started writing. “At the time, The Ring and The Grudge were huge hits in theaters,” Kripke remembers. “We said, ‘We’re going to take that experience and we’re going to put it on TV,’ and the initial goal was to be scary.” After Warner Bros. passed on his first, what he calls “uptight,” draft, Kripke had to reassess the kind of show he was creating. “I canceled all my Christmas plans and wrote that second draft in three weeks,” he says. “That was when the show got its sense of humor, because I was locked alone, over winter break, in my office. I couldn’t do anything fun, so I started entertaining myself.”

The show was still scary, but it was also funny and, over the years, would continue to evolve. Sure, you could say it’s a little bit X-Files — in its early days, the show often used the line “The X-Files meets Route 66” — and there were definite Star Wars influences (Sam and Dean were originally based on Luke Skywalker and Han Solo). But no combination of pop culture is going to perfectly describe Supernatural because the show has managed to do something remarkably rare in the age of peak TV, where audiences are so overwhelmed with content that an original idea seems foreign: It’s created a truly one-of- a-kind experience.

For starters, it’s a show about two flannel-wearing, beer-loving, blue-collar dudes from Kansas who for a good chunk of their lives traveled from cheap motel to cheap motel, paying for gas and greasy diner food with a mix of fake credit cards and money they earned scamming people at the pool table. “Almost all television is about rich people or, at the very least, middle-class people,” co-showrunner Andrew Dabb says. “The fact that we’ve been able to take this Midwestern blue-collar approach to this genre feels like we’re breaking the mold.”

But the mold-breaking didn’t stop there. Supernatural might’ve started out as a horror show with some snarky one-liners, but it evolved into some of the boldest, most experimental (and certainly strangest) stories on the small screen. “We’re a show of big swings,” co-showrunner Robert Singer says. “I used to say, with every idea, ‘This will be a home run or they’ll cancel us,’ but every year we wanted to do something really nuts." And when he says nuts, we’re not just talking about the episode with the talking teddy bear or the murderer targeting imaginary friends. Those are just some standard monsters of the week. We’re talking about the black-and-white episode shot like a classic Hollywood monster movie, or the episode that introduced Chuck (Rob Benedict), a prophet — who’d later reveal himself to be God — who was famous for writing a book series called Supernatural. That, of course, led to Sam and Dean attending a Supernatural fan convention as the show continued to redefine what it meant to inject a series with meta humor. And the swings never stopped. Season 13 featured a Scooby-Doo crossover as an animated Sam, Dean, and Castiel solved a case alongside the Mystery Inc. gang. And in season 14, after giving God a sister a few years prior, the show made the Big Man Himself its final villain. “I don’t think any idea, barring some production concerns, has been viewed as too crazy,” Dabb says. “Because we know that our fans are smart and that they’ll follow these guys anywhere.”

So long as each episode features Sam and Dean — and the occasional heartfelt talk on the hood of the Impala — the show can do just about anything, which is another reason Kripke had to rewrite his first draft of the pilot. Originally, Dean was the only brother who knew about monsters growing up, bringing Sam up to speed later in life. It wasn’t until Kripke figured out that they needed to be in this together that the series snapped into place. Because at the end of it all, they’re two brothers bonded by the loss of their mother and a life spent on the road with an absentee father. (It just so happens that their mother was killed by a demon and their father hunted them.) The familial dynamic — the irrational codependency, as the angel Zachariah (Kurt Fuller) once called it — is the most important part of the show. “The first inkling I had that we had something special was shooting the pilot,” Kripke says. “It was the scene on the bridge when Sam and Dean talk about their mother. It was the first time that you really saw their chemistry and their connection as brothers on full display. Because I’ve always said this show begins and ends with whether you believe that sibling relationship.” But Sam and Dean weren’t just the center of the show. For many years, they were the show.

Supernatural has never been an ensemble drama. For the first 82 hours of the series, Ackles and Padalecki were the only long-running series regulars — Katie Cassidy and Lauren Cohan briefly joined for season 3, appearing in 12 episodes combined. But Sam and Dean weren’t just in every episode; they anchored every episode. (They skipped table reads because there would’ve been only two actors there.) “I had many moments of not only questioning, ‘Can I keep this up?’ but an answer of ‘I cannot keep this up,’ ” Padalecki, 37, who’s been vocal about his struggle in the early seasons, says. “I borrowed strength from Jensen.” But even Ackles, 42, admits it was a tough job. “The 23-episode seasons were nine and a half months of filming,” he adds. “It was a lot of work, but I always came back to: I still enjoy it, I still like telling the story, I still like these characters and the people I work with.”

Not only did the guys stick around, they built a reputation of having created one of the warmest sets in the business, with a number of crew members staying with the production all 15 seasons. It all dates back to a talk Kripke had with his stars during the filming of the series’ second episode. “I said, ‘The show is about your two characters, and with that comes this responsibility,’ ” Kripke says. Padalecki remembers the exact setting of what he calls their “Good Will Hunting moment,” a bench in Stanley Park in Vancouver, where they film. It was a chat both actors took to heart. “We’d both been on other sets,” Ackles says. “We knew we wanted to enjoy it, to have fun with our crew; we wanted them to like us and us to like them and to have fun doing what we do.” It’s an attitude Pedowitz hopes bleeds into other CW shows, an attitude that launched an annual tradition where the CW chairman/CEO takes his new casts out to dinner with the Supernatural guys, a chance for the vets to share advice. “It’s always the most flattering situation,” Padalecki says, recalling a moment he had a few years back with the late Luke Perry, who was a part of the Riverdale cast. “Luke was sitting next to me and he was like, ‘What y’all have done and what we hear about you guys, it’s really cool to be associated with y’all in some way, shape, or form,’” he recalls. “And I’m sitting there pinching myself.”

It’s a behind-the-scenes legacy that’s perhaps just as impressive, if not more so, than the onscreen legacy. Collins, 45, who started as a guest star and the show’s first angel in season 4, has become the show’s third-longest-running series regular, and he still remembers walking onto set his first day. “When you’re coming onto a show as a guest star, it can be a little bit nerve-racking,” Collins says. “Coming to this set, it was an immediately different vibe. Think- ing about working on other shows in the future, that’s something that I aspire to bring with me.”

A similar reputation extends to the fans as well. Not only is the #SPNFamily one of the most dedicated fandoms out there, it’s also known to be a pretty nice one. (Not many fandoms can say they’ve helped launch a crisis support network for their fellow fans.) But their dedication isn’t just about seeing what crazy twist God throws at Team Free Will next. Thanks to fan conventions and social media, the viewers are just as invested in the lives of the actors. Supernatural’s not just about the words on the page, it’s about the actors saying them. “When you’re dealing with the public taste, there’s an alchemy of great writing, a great idea, and the close-up that’s required,” Peter Roth, chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group, says. “You need stars who you want in your living room.” And you need stars who want to be in your living room, and who, even after 15 years, care so deeply that they get emotional while taking photos in Malibu.

"It's going to be a long eight months," Ackles declares. Standing on that same ledge, an hour before the champagne shot, Ackles, Padalecki, and Collins walk away from a group hug after unexpectedly starting to tear up. It might be the setting — looking out over the ocean — or the occasion: their last-ever photo shoot. Or maybe it’s the fact that they’re almost a month into filming their final season.

It had been a question posed to the stars for years: How long will this show continue? How long can it continue? “Even my mom and dad were like, ‘When are you going to be done with this?’” Ackles says with a laugh. It was a decision the network and studio had ultimately put into the actors’ hands, and it was a conversation they’d been having for a while. Back in 2016, Padalecki told EW, “If we don’t make it to [episode] 300, I think Ackles and I will both be truly bummed.” But in season 14, they hit 300…and then kept going. While filming episode 307, they announced the upcoming 15th season would be the end, which will bring them to a total of 327 episodes when all is said and done. “[Jared] and I were always married to the fact that we never wanted to go out with a diet version of what we had,” Ackles says. “We wanted to have enough gas left in the tank to get us racing across the finish line. We didn’t want to limp across.” Padalecki remembers the moment it hit him — not the decision to end it, but rather the opposite. “We had that moment where he and I both realized that we didn’t want it to end,” he says. “It finally got to a point, ironically, where it was like, ‘I never want to leave this. I could do this until the day I die, and then if I get the choice when I’m dead, I’ll re-up!’ But you never want to be the last person at a party. We just knew. That’s not to say there haven’t been vacillations, but we all trust the decision that was made.”

Starting in July 2019, the cast and crew returned to Vancouver to begin filming the final season, but in March 2020, with two episodes left to go, they were sent home. For years, fans had wondered what, if anything, could stop the Winchesters, and now it seems we have the answer: a global pandemic. As sets closed amid social-distancing measures due to the spread of COVID-19, it didn’t take long for fans to start connecting the dots, sharing relevant GIFs from episodes that featured viruses, most notably Chuck telling Dean to hoard toilet paper “like it’s made of gold” before the end of the world in season 5’s “The End.” (Did we mention that Supernatural is also kind of psychic? In a season 6 episode, Dean calls Sam “Walker, Texas Ranger,” which just so happens to be the role Padalecki has lined up after this ends.)

When production paused, it all felt a little like we were living in an episode of the show, just waiting for Sam and Dean to drive up in Baby, open those creaky doors, and save us. They might not be able to do quite that, but the thing with the Winchesters is that they never stay down for long. When Supernatural is able to safely resume production, it will. And though there are only two episodes left to film, fans will enjoy a total of seven unseen hours, including the return of Charlie (Felicia Day) and a mystery woman who visits the bunker and, for some reason, gives Sam and Dean all the holidays they never got to celebrate. “She makes Christmas for them and Thanksgiving, birthday parties, and all that. It’s a very good episode,” Singer says, adding, “I don’t know when it’s going to air.”

That’s the thing—no one knows, not even the guys who took out Yellow Eyes, stopped Leviathans, defeated Death himself, and are supposedly destined to be the messengers of God’s destruction. But Sam and Dean do know the value of a good plan B. “Obviously it’s a horribly unfortunate situation we’re in, but the silver lining is that it gives us an opportunity to recharge,” Ackles says. “We had just finished episode 18, we shot one day of episode 19, and I was reading these two monster scripts thinking, ‘It’s like we’re at the end of a marathon and they want us to sprint for the last two miles.’ I feel like this almost gives us an opportunity to refocus and go into the last two episodes and hit them with everything we got.” Because when they do return to set, shave their quarantine beards, and step back into Sam and Dean’s shoes for the last time, they’ll have one shot at ending this thing…and they’re determined not to miss.
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Tonight on #Supernatural

The phone rings in the middle of the night
My father yells, "What you gonna do with your life?"
Oh daddy dear, you know you're still number one...

@andrewdabb
(Due to the shutdown, this will be our last episode for awhile. Stay well, stay safe, and we'll see you on the other side.)

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(Clarification: We have filmed through episode 18, however our visual effects and sound departments have closed because of the outbreak. So, right now, the episodes can't be finished. However, have some special treats coming along the way-- to help us all get through this.)

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(And yes, we, the CW, and Warner Bros fully intend to return and finish the series. It's not a matter of "if", it's a matter of "when.";)
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24 Hours With Jared Padalecki Of Supernatural

After 15 seasons on The CW's hit drama series Supernatural, actor, dad, and mental health advocate Jared Padalecki is gearing up for his final round of ghost chasing, demon summoning, and primetime hell-raising. Here's a typical day.
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By David Hochman

5:30 A.M.

I wake up two and a half hours before I get picked up for work. I shower, maybe change out the laundry I didn't do the night before, have coffee, and usually take an Advil because fighting devils gets harder as you get older.

6:00 A.M.

From my years on Gilmore Girls, I learned that I'm better at memorizing dialogue when I'm doing something else. So I spend a half-hour on the treadmill reading my lines for the day. I don't know why, but the words stick more easily if I'm moving.

7:30 A.M.

We shoot Supernatural in Vancouver, but my family [including wife-actress Genevieve Cortese; sons Thomas, 7, and Shepherd, 5; and daughter Odette, 2 ] is in Austin, Texas, which makes it hard to connect in the morning because they're two hours ahead. I'm waking up and the kids are already leaving for school, outside chasing lizards, or whatever. But we try to at least say good morning.

7:45 A.M.

Leaving for work, looking at headlines on CNN, listening to Howard Stern.

8:17 A.M.

I'll drop my backpack in my trailer, take some vitamins, and go through what we call "The works"--hair, makeup, special effects makeup if we need it. I'm still in my personal clothes because God forbid something smudges my work outfit! Season 1, it took about five minutes to do makeup. As years went by, it would be 10. Then 15. You can probably figure out why.

9:00 A.M.

Craft services makes you anything you want for breakfast: pancakes, eggs, etc. I generally have a breakfast burrito, a bowl of berries, and coffee.

Photo Credit: Diyah Pera/The CW.

9:30 A.M.

We're called to the set to block out the scenes unless we're shooting in the show's iconic Impala that day. In that case, [co-star] Jensen Ackles gets behind the wheel and I'll get in the passenger seat, and we'll just start cracking jokes.

10:51 A.M.

This is a physical show. I've gotten pounded, bruised, and scraped over the years, and it's almost always my fault. If there's a scene where a guy's throwing a bar stool, and they tell you to go down on the ground a certain way, you do it. One time I did it wrong and ended up breaking part of my wrist.

NOON

Three hours after crew call, it's sandwich time. It'd be nice to say I have a healthy salad instead, but it's usually a big ol' sandwich and potato chips.

1:00 P.M.

I love bringing my family to set when they're in town, but we're also a happy show family. Jensen, Misha [Collins], Alex [Calvert], and I are like a bunch of kids. We tease each other pretty hardcore. Go look at the gag reels on YouTube to see what I mean. Nobody's trying to sabotage anyone. We're just keeping morale up on set.

2:00 P.M.

My wife, Genevieve, and I met on set in 2009. She played a demon. It was love at first sight. So much has happened with this crew over time: We've seen births and deaths, marriages and divorces, and a lot of babies. It's really hitting me in this final season that we've grown up together. We're like childhood friends.

3:00 P.M.

If I get a break, I sometimes go for a run. A bunch of us from the show had the harebrained idea to run a marathon together last year, and we ended up doing it for a charity called Endure 4 Kindness that feeds children around the world. We raised over $200,000. Then I got invited to do the Boston Marathon with my wife. She demolished me, but it didn't matter. We raised $30,000 for Dream Big!, which supports girls in sports.

4:05 P.M.

I FaceTime with my kids. We used to read together, but now I'd rather just hear about their days. Tom's into basketball, biking, and swimming. We have a bunch of animals--dogs and chickens--that Shepherd keeps me updated on. Odette's still too young to express herself that well, but she's good at giving daddy the stink eye.

Jared Padalecki and co-star Jensen Ackles on the set of Supernatural.
Photo Credit: Katie Yu/The CW.

4:30 P.M.

Fans of this show are incredible. My office is full of letters that mean so much to me. People are so supportive of Always Keep Fighting. [Padalecki launched the mental illness awareness campaign in 2015, after opening up about his own struggle with depression.] Fans will thank me, but I'll say, "Don't thank me. We're all going through this together." No matter who you are, how much you make, where you live--dealing with issues like depression, that's universal. We're all struggling.

6:38 P.M.

We shoot a 12-hour day, but you never know which 12 hours. A lot of it is overnight. What we call "lunch" happens six hours after crew call. So lunch sometimes happens at lunchtime, but often times it's dinner or it could be a midnight snack.

8:30 P.M.

One thing I look forward to when the show ends is having more time to pursue my passions. I used to do jiujitsu, but you don't want to get injured on a Friday and show up to work on a Monday not being able to walk. My wife and I opened a couple of bars in Austin, and sometimes I'll bartend. I love to travel and read and be with my family without having to fly off somewhere. So I'm sort of excited about having time to devote to regular life.

11:00 P.M.

At the end of a long day, I'll usually give thanks. Playing Sam Winchester for 15 years, he's more than a character to me. He's actually shaped who I am, how I want to behave, what I strive for, how I can help people. I don't feel like I'm saying goodbye to him. He'll always be part of who I've become, and I'm grateful for that.

Originally published in Watch Magazine, November-December 2019.
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Lately, it's getting to feel like certain elements from the show are coming to life...got a phantom traveler demon on the plane last week and the croatoan 2.0 this week...
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MARCH 13, 2020

‘Supernatural’ Production Suspended In Vancouver Until Further Notice from nerdsandbeyond
BY JULIA

As film and TV productions worldwide have begun to shut down as a result of Coronavirus, Supernatural has suspended production until further notice. The Hollywood Reporter reported that Warner Bros. had shut down production on some of its 70 shows in production, but did not name Supernatural as one. However, crew members tied to Supernatural confirmed the suspension on social media.

With just two episodes left to film before the show ends production, it remains to be seen how this will affect the airing schedule of the show. Supernatural joins fellow Vancouver productions like The Flash and Riverdale in suspending production. A statement released by Warner Brothers stated:

“With the rapidly changing events related to COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, Warner Bros. Television Group is halting production on some of our 70+ series and pilots currently filming or about to begin. There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on any of our productions, but the health and safety of our employees, casts and crews remains our top priority. During this time, we will continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control as well as local officials and public health professionals in each city where our productions are based.”

Supernatural is currently filming its 15th and final season. We will be sure to update you with more information as it becomes available.
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Supernatural has stopped filming til further notice .
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'Supernatural' Sets Jake Abel's Final Season Return from TV Insider
Meredith Jacobs March 11, 2020

Almost a decade separated Jake Abel's last two appearances on Supernatural, but it looks like fans won't have to wait nearly as long this time to see him again.

TV Insider has learned exclusively that Abel is returning as Michael in the last batch of episodes as the CW drama wraps up its 15-season run.

We last saw Abel as the archangel and Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean's (Jensen Ackles) half-brother Adam in the Season 15 fall finale, as Castiel (Misha Collins) showed him exactly what God (Rob Benedict) has been up to. God remains a major thorn in their sides.

Exec producer Andrew Dabb also previews Castiel-centric and young Sam and Dean episodes ahead of the series finale.
"I would be surprised if this was the last we time see Adam and Michael," Abel said at the time. "I know when I was on set, Jared and Jensen had asked me as well if I was going to be back, and I said, 'I don't know,' and they replied, 'Well, we'd be surprised if you wouldn't because you're setting up everything.'"

For the actor, the end of the fall finale "felt so incomplete." "If there's one thing we know about Supernatural, it's life tends to intervene in characters' lives, even if they want to get away from something," he continued. "You might be done with the past, but the past is not done with you. While I don't know where they go, I have a distinct feeling that something will intervene in their plan and bring them back into the fold."

And in Abel's mind, that could very well include a Michael-God confrontation. "He's pretty smart, he's an angel, he's been around for millennia. I can't believe he wouldn't have some idea, a plan in his mind, to make things right," he explained. "There's this big theme of atonement and dealing with your past and the sins of the father in the show that can't be avoided. The boys have it. Adam has it. Michael has it. It's going to meet at some point and I hope it's explosive, whatever it is."

"My hope is they're keeping something really special towards the end," he added, and it turns out he was right.

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Legends of Tomorrow boss explains how the team meets Supernatural's Baby from EW
By Chancellor Agard March 11, 2020

One of the showrunners of DC's Legends of Tomorrow has shed some light on that surprising quasi-crossover with Supernatural.

On Wednesday, the CW released new photos from Legends' March 24 episode, "Zari, Not Zari," which show Constantine (Matt Ryan), Charlie (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), and Sara (Caity Lotz) rifling through the trunk of a 1967 Chevrolet Impala. But, as the spray-painted demon trap indicates, this isn't just any Impala. It's supposed to be the one Sam and Dean Winchester drive on the CW's Supernatural, a.k.a. Dean's beloved Baby. Not only that, but another image features Sara holding a filming-in-progress sign for Supernatural — which raised even more questions.

Needing answers, EW reached out Legends of Tomorrow co-showrunner Phil Klemmer, who confirmed that is definitely Baby, the car from Supernatural, but it's not the one the long-running CW drama actually uses on set.

"From what I understand, the car wasn't the one from the show, but from a super-fan who created his own Baby," Klemmer told EW over email. "You gotta love super-fans. Can't wait until the first builds their own Waverider."

Baby's guest spot has to do with the episode's plot, which involves Constantine, Charlie, and Sara traveling to British Columbia — where both shows film — in search of season 5's MacGuffin, the Loom of Fate.

"From the beginning, we knew that we wanted to set an episode in modern-day Vancouver, because directly following the crossover that was all we could afford… I’m kidding, sorta, not really. Anyway, we wanted to do a spooky, Predator-style skulk-around-the-woods episode and at the 11th hour decided to have the Legends intersect with the crew of Supernatural. This was the inspired choice of our producing director Kevin Mock, I believe," Klemmer said. "In our world Supernatural is a TV show, not a real thing. Sorry, Supernatural fans."

That said, you can expect another Easter egg in the episode. "The [Supernatural] producers were incredibly gracious and enthusiastic about this tip of the hat, however. They even let us borrow some of their musical score — listen closely!" said Klemmer, before adding that "Sam and Dean did not make the final cut, unfortunately. Or rather they were busy working on their own show."

With or without Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), this setup is still classic Legends. The delightfully eccentric superhero drama loves a good meta-joke, whether that's a character saying, "We dare to defy," a reference to the network's slogan, or poking fun at the annual Arrowverse crossover. For example, Nate (Nick Zano) said "hard pass" to the "Elseworlds" event, which didn't include Legends, when Supergirl, Green Arrow, and the Flash called for their help last year. More recently, in the season 5 premiere, Nate deadpanned to the camera, "This is why you don't do the crossover," upon learning about Oliver Queen's tragic death in "Crisis on Infinite Earths," which most of the team didn't even participate in because Sara promised them they wouldn't have to do another crossover. In other words, Legends revels in lovingly taking the occasional piss out of its network siblings.

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Nightsky reporting in from SPNLasVegas!

Facts: Both Misha and Jensen said that they had just filmed an extremely emotional scene on Friday night before getting on the plane from Las Vegas to Vancouver. Misha said he was emotionally wrecked from the scene. Jensen later confirmed that it was a very intense scene. They are filming episode 18. It was a night scene because they filmed until 4am. Present in the scene were Castiel, Dean and Jack, because those were the three actors on the plane. Richard was directing (he was the 4th person on the plane). Specifically, Jared / Sam was not in the scene. So there is an emotionally intense scene in ep 18 that involves Dean, Cas and Jack.
Fact: Jensen said that the 3 last episodes are all emotionally draining (I think he said this in the Gold panel but it may have been the main panel).

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Speculation: Castiel dies in ep 18. He is later in the last episode in his true angel form, but is forevermore separated from Sam and Dean. This is purely my guess but Misha was devastated by whatever happened in that last scene.
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Family Business: Supernatural from American Cinematographer
March 08, 2020 David E. Williams

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After 15 seasons, the @TheCW genre show #Supernatural (@cw_spn ) is headed to its series finale on May 18. Join us with cinematographer @SergeLadouceur , CSC as we discuss his end-to-end creative run over shooting 320 episodes: http://bit.ly/ACSupernatural
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@mishacollins : there are already tears on set and I think there will be alot of tears when you see the end. It's both sad and redemptive I think. #spnlv
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@JensenAckles and @jarpad legit act like brothers at this point Red heart

Watch the @cw_spn stars relive their favorite #Supernatural moments: http://bit.ly/2I9erye

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Interesting timing or weird coincidence? #Supernatural wrapping up their production after 15 years about the same time General Motors ending their manufacture of Impalas!
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Chevrolet Impala's last run: Production ends, but spirit likely to live on from The Detroit News
Kalea Hall Feb 28, 2020

Detroit — Jeff Tucker had found the car he'd been searching for, the exact model he had when he was 17: a 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible in Marina Blue.

It took him years to track down and eight hours to drive from Buffalo to Montreal to see it, but once he did, he knew it was his. That first night he took it out for a cruise in 2009, it was like reliving his past.

More: Final Chevy Impala comes off the line at Detroit-Hamtramck plant

"So many years later, and it was still turning heads," the now 58-year-old said. "It took me right back there."

Production of the Chevrolet Impala will cease Thursday after six decades, making the Impala yet another Detroit sedan to be laid to rest as buyers switch to crossovers, SUVs and pickups.

Ferras Sabo, 39, of Sterling Heights shows off his customized 1962 Chevrolet Impala lowrider. The trunk is packed with hydraulic pumps that can raise any of the four corners independently and even cause the car to hop.
Kalea Hall, The Detroit News


Introduced in 1958 and produced continuously except for gaps in the 1980s and 1990s, the final Impala will roll down the line at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly. Seen by many as emblematic of the all-American car, more than 16.8 million have been sold globally (not including the 1994-96 Impala SS, which was counted as a Chevy Caprice).

Impala enthusiasts around the country are sad to see the nameplate hit its expiration date and cherish even more the Impalas they have found and made their own.

"I think I'll probably have one until the day I die," said Ferras Sabo, his heavily customized lowrider 1962 Impala resplendent in Viper Red in his Sterling Heights driveway.

He could talk for days about his first love. The 39-year-old remembers his neighbor telling him to come outside when was 12 to show him a 1964 Impala he had just purchased.

It was the shape of the car, its body lines, its design that hooked him.

"I was in love," he said. "That was it. There was nothing else that meant anything to me."

Sabo is a 16-year member of the Majestics lowrider car club from Detroit's west side. True to the style that grew out of the Mexican-American lowrider culture of 1960s Los Angeles, the Impala that Sabo purchased in 2002 has been lowered so it hugs the pavement. Tiny 13-inch rims bring it even closer to the ground, and the rear wheels are hidden behind fender wells that create an unbroken line across the bottom of the car.


The recognizable back end and taillights of Ferras Sabo's 1962 Chevrolet Impala low rider.
Kalea Hall, The Detroit News



Early Impalas like Sabo's have an X-frame that makes it ideal for lowering and fitting with hydraulic pumps that allow the body to be lowered or raised with the flip of a switch.

Four pumps and the massive batteries that power them take up the entire trunk of Sabo's Impala. They allow any of the four corners of the car to be jacked up independently. And worked in the proper sequence, they can make it jump. At its apex, the tires have bounced 62 inches off the ground.

It took four years to get the car the way he wanted it.

"This was my art," he said. "This was my canvas, and I painted it. This is mine now."

End of the line

General Motors placed the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant on a closure list in November 2018. The Lordstown Assembly complex in Ohio was also on the list. Both plants produced cars that were being chopped from GM's lineup: the Impala and Cadillac CT6 at Detroit-Hamtramck and the Chevrolet Cruze at Lordstown.

The Impala's U.S. sales had dropped 25.5% to 56,556 the year of the announcement. In 2019, they fell to 44,978.

"Just as the Impala evolved over the years, the market has shifted dramatically and demand for sedans has declined and we adjusted to meet customer needs," said Steve Majoros, vice president of Chevrolet marketing.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was the first to start cutting sedans from its lineup by ending production of its Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart. Likewise, Ford Motor Co. has discontinued the Taurus, Fiesta, C-Max and Focus; the final Fusion will be built later this year.

"The popularity of crossovers and SUVs have taken a severe bite out of the sedan market," said Matt DeLorenzo, senior managing editor for Kelley Blue Book, an auto information resource. "There is some demand, but not the demand there was years ago."

American as apple pie

The Impala first hit sales floors in 1958 as a high-end Chevrolet Bel Air full-size sedan fit for a family.

From the late 1950s through the 1960s, the Impala struck a chord with buyers. In 1959, GM sold more than 440,000; by 1965 it sold more than 1 million.

"They were affordable and so many people had the opportunity to experience them that they really became very much a part of the American landscape," said Don Keefe, president of the National Impala Association, which holds an annual rally for Impala enthusiasts. "They were great cars and they looked good."

1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Impala Convertible
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The Impala was in "a class of its own," Chevrolet proclaimed in a 1964 commercial filmed with the car perched on top of the towering 400-foot Castle Rock in Utah. As a camera pans around the car with a female model draped over the seatbacks, the voice-over continues: "No other automobile offers so much of what so many people desire. With styling that brings you back to look and look again, Chevrolet stands alone. Alone in pure dedication to beauty and relaxation."

Chevrolet urged drivers to "See the USA in your Chevrolet" and equated "Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet" in a series of commercials from the 1950s through the 1970s.

And no car captured the spirit of the times like the Impala.

"It was a uniting thing," Keefe said. "I think the Chevy Impala is the embodiment of that American spirit. Everyone has a story about one. Everyone grew up in the back seat of one."

'Just perfect'

GM discontinued the Impala in 1985 and then brought it back in 1994 as the Impala SS performance car.

The mid-1990s model was really born as just a show car, Keefe said, but then GM realized how popular the vehicle was.

"They were fantastic and people were trying to put down deposits on the show car," he said. "They knew they had a winner on their hands."

Members of the Michigan Impala SS Legends Club take their Impalas on the road and to drag races through Impala SS Clubs of America.

(From left) Hunter Gersch, her father Daniel Gersch, Glenn Waineo, and Mitchell Bergslien, stand in front of examples of the 1996 Chevy Impala SS.
David Guralnick, The Detroit News


Mitchell Bergslien, 25, of Clawson recently raced his dark-cherry metallic 1996 Impala SS for the first time.

"It's fun," he said. "It lets you legally push the car to its limits and have fun doing it."

Bergslien got his first taste of the Impala at a car show with his dad when he was a 12 and liked it immediately. Why? "Because it's a big old boat, four-door sedan, V-8 with rear-wheel drive. You can haul whatever you want and you can go fast doing it."

Dan Gersch stands next to his 1996 Chevy Impala SS, in Detroit, February 24, 2020. The last Impala will roll off the line at the Detroit Hamtramck Assembly plant on February 28.
David Guralnick, The Detroit News


Dan Gersch, 42, of St. Clair Shores has passed on his love for the 1996 Impala SS to his 23-year-old daughter, Hunter. Dan fell for the Impala after helping his dad restore one back in the 1990s.

"It was just perfect to me," he said.

It was the horsepower and the solid, full-frame design that got him. It's "pretty much an army tank." he said. "It's a solid heavy-duty car, and I can put all three of my kids in the back seat and race with it."

Return appearance?

With the recent news of the Hummer's comeback as an electric vehicle and Ford's electric Mustang Mach-E SUV, an encore of the Impala name is not out of the question, said Jessica Caldwell, executive director of insights Edmunds Inc., an auto information website.

"I think anything is really possible at this point," said Caldwell, noting that Chevrolet could capitalize on the name-recognition of the Impala.

Kelley Blue Book's DeLorenzo agreed: "There’s such a rich history with car names. The Impala name will always be an asset, and you never know."

Some Impala owners hope that one day GM will bring back the Impala — and maybe even pay homage to one of its past renditions, especially an SS performance version.

"That's what I would like to see them do: make a race version rear-wheel-drive Impala 10 years from now," said Gersch, the owner of the 1996 SS.

Back in Buffalo, Jeff Tucker is hoping for a retro 1960s Impala comeback like the one he fell for when he was a teenager.

"It was such a good model for them for so many years, it wouldn’t be surprising," he said. "The Impalas are about as American as apple pie. It’s been around forever."
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'Supernatural' EP Teases a 'Complete & Satisfying Journey' With the Winchesters from TV Insider
Ileane Rudolph February 26, 2020

The brothers' plan to take the power back from the Deity (Rob Benedict), aka Chuck, gets a boost when half-angel Jack (Alexander Calvert) returns from Death's territory saying he "might have a way to kill God," Dabb says. "That gives them hope — a light at the end of the tunnel. Even in the face of doom, Sam and Dean keep fighting. That's what makes them heroes. It's the theme for the back half of the season."

Though the ultimate battle dominates, look for some fun stand-alone episodes, including one delving into the history of the Men of Letters and their iconic bunker. "We'll finally get an explanation about the vintage telescope!" Dabb promises.

Plus: A Castiel-centric episode shows us the world through the angel's (Misha Collins) eyes, and young Sam (Christian Michael Cooper) and Dean (Paxton Singleton) return at a "formative moment in their evolution," Dabb says. Lots more fan favorites, including Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) and her wayward sisterhood of hunters, pop up too.

Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins are back on set for the final 60 days of filming.
As for how it all ends, Dabb offers one hope: "That the fans come away from the finale feeling like they've had a full, complete and satisfying journey with these characters."
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For 5 years, I drove by this wall on my way to film #gilmoregirls ... I looked up at the Friends cast and the West Wing cast and the ER cast... now there are young actors and actresses who get to look up at @alexandercalvert @misha @jensenackles and me.... poor souls ?‍♂️ #supernatural #spnfamily

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After 15 short years, we made it on the front gate mural at @warnerbros studios along with a few other new TV shows like “Friends,” Ellen,” and “Night Court”.
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In the Supernatural episode “Last Call,” Sergei mentioned the key to Death’s library was in the bunker. Is the show going to revisit Dean’s death books? Did they change again after Michael was killed? –Adder
With nine episodes left in the farewell run, “I think, certainly, Billie’s library and Billie’s books will play an important part of the season going forward,” showrunner Andrew Dabb teased when we delivered your Q to him. Bonus Scoop!: Dabb confirms that while we will see more of Jake Abel in his dual role as Adam and Michael, “it won’t be for a while.” (And no, he wasn’t referring to the Monday-bound show’s current six-week hiatus.)

What are the odds that we will see Mark Sheppard return to Supernatural as Crowley, to weigh in on his mother being Hell’s new queen? –Dina
“Well, Crowley is kind of technically trapped in The Empty right now,” EP Dabb reminds. “As we know, The Empty is a character for us, someone with an agenda. So I would say there’d have to be a really good reason for The Empty to let Crowley wake up — and I don’t know that reason has been presented quite yet.”
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Question: Will the Supernatural finale encompass more than one episode? —SnazzyO
Ausiello: The May 18 series ender “will have some lead up to it,” co-showrunner Andrew Dabb tells TVLine, explaining that it’s not so much a final episode as it is “kind of a final arc.” Meanwhile, the EP insists, “The ending is an ending. It’s not a ‘to be continued.'” And the idea for that ending has not changed since the cast teased it last summer at Comic-Con. “The path to it has changed as we’ve kind of laid out our story,” says Dabb, “but the final, final moments of that episode have not changed.” (Speaking of Supe, did you hear? Sam and Dean are being ‘recast’!)
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Supernatural: Sam and Dean's Younger Alter Egos Returning — With a Twist from TVLine!
By Michael Ausiello / February 3 2020, 2:25 PM PST

Supernatural is taking Sam and Dean’s younger alter egos for one final spin — but first the Brothers Winchester are getting a bit of an extreme makeover.

TVLine has learned that the soon-to-conclude CW drama is planning to resurrect Young Sam and Young Dean in one of the series’ final episodes, and the search is on for a pair of actors to take over the roles most notably played by Colin Ford and Dylan Everett (last seen in Season 11).

According to sources, this time around Young Sam will be roughly 9 years old, while Young Dean will be 13. There’s buzz that the episode — which will air toward the end of the current 15th and final season — will find Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles’ adolescent counterparts embarking on one of their first hunts together. A Supernatural rep declined to comment.

It’s unclear if the flashback-y episode will in any way set the stage narratively for the show’s final episode, which is scheduled to air May 18. Last summer, Ackles had this to say about the top-secret series finale plot: “When we were in the room and the idea came down the pipe, everybody was kind of signed off on it. My reaction was more like, ‘OK, OK.’ I struggled with it for about a week or so, and then I realized I’m too invested, I’m too emotional. I’m too close to this character. To see anything with finality on it, it’s just hard to digest. I talked to a few people about it and got some clarity on it and have tried to look at it from a different perspective. I, now, have come around to being like, ‘This is a really good ending. This is satisfying.’”
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Got a Supernatural two-parter for you! I’m really digging the “new” Amara. When can we expect to see her again, and will Dean be contacting her about the Chuck situation? –Gigi
Dean will be reaching out to her, showrunner Andrew Dabb tells TVLine affirms, “and we can expect to see her in a few months.”

Do you have any scoop on Supernatural‘s Sam and Eileen? I love them! –Elena
“I think the Sam/Eileen relationship will evolve, but this isn’t a case where Eileen’s going to end up in the back of the Impala, riding around with the guys,” showrunner Andrew Dabb says. “She’s an independent person, Sam’s an independent person…. So I think you’re going to see them reach kind of a status quo that makes both of them happy, but maybe not get a rom-com ending, if that makes sense.”
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‘Supernatural’s’ Shoshannah Stern on Eileen’s Time in Hell and Her New Relationship With Sam from Variety!
By DANIELLE TURCHIANO Danielle Turchiano

Returning to the show after two successful seasons of running and starring in her own show, Stern says, has given her “a better understanding of all of the pieces that have to come together” to make something work well creatively and functionally.

“I used to feel a lot more anxiety and pressure as an actor before I did my own show because I felt as if I had to get everything absolutely right. I still feel like I want to get everything right because I care deeply about the process,” she admits, but “I hope doing the show has allowed me to become a better partner when it comes to collaboration because there’s hopefully more to trust.”

Here, Stern breaks down learning about Eileen’s return and what it took to slip back into her skin after so much time away, Eileen’s new relationship with Sam and how she might be most helpful in taking on Chuck.

Many characters come back from the dead on “Supernatural,” but the way Eileen came back was with a little bit of rewriting the lore that had been established seasons earlier. What were the conversations like between you and the writers about why Eileen was able to receive that special treatment?

I’ve always wanted to come back to the show, but the more I learned about the lore the more it seemed like that in Eileen’s particular case, she’d probably have to stay dead. So even when I found out I was coming back, I didn’t know why or how for a while. I thought that it was going to be a one-off thing, like a flashback of some sort, but I was down for that. Eileen means so much to me that I was just like, “I’ll take whatever I get.” Then I did a panel at Comic Con last summer and saw Robert Berens in the audience. I love him as a writer and follow him on social media, but I’d never had the actual opportunity to meet him until then. He’s just so open and warm and welcoming, and we immediately had the best, most profound conversation about Eileen that floored me because of how much thought he’d clearly put into all that. And then he was all, “So they’re announcing your return this weekend! And also what Eileen gets to do is going to be so cool!” I was like, “Wait… what?” So that’s really how I found out. I always offer up myself as a resource every time I do something because collaboration is my favorite thing about what I do. With that said, each writer is different when it comes to that, so it’s always a very fluid thing. It just happened that Meredith Glynn wrote that first episode, and the collaboration we built together out of that has become a friendship. With that said, I think I have a built in self-protection mechanism in that I kind of refuse to let myself realize the magnitude of things I do until after I’m done. I’m also not super fluent in the lore that comes along with it, because it’s super-smart and probably too advanced for me. So while I can now recognize that the way Eileen came back was really special, I don’t think I allowed myself to while I was actually doing it. I think it’s a testament to Robbie Thompson’s legacy because he created the character of Eileen. Because of how he molded her, they were determined to have her come back somehow, even in a way that’s never happened on the show before. And that’s pretty cool.

Often when characters come back from the dead, they are forever changed — sometimes because they are not fully themselves, sometimes because they just have had new, crazy experiences — how did you want to see Eileen changed in this final season?

Change is inevitable because all characters grow from the experiences they’re given. Growth is change. I’ve had time to think about this because some fans of the show had very nicely wanted to see Eileen come back in different ways throughout the seasons. When the show was doing the AU, I probably wouldn’t have said no if they had decided that’s where they wanted to go with her, but in my bones I had always wanted to see Eileen back the way she’d been before. She’s such a special character because she has this really interesting mix of strength and vulnerability, and I didn’t want to see her lose that and become someone who’s more jaded or bitter. With that said, when they did bring her back, playing her as a ghost was a bit difficult because she was so sad and traumatized at first. But even underneath that, I think Eileen never really gives up and that’s why she was able to get out of hell in the first place. Once there was that possibility of things being different, the kind of hope and openness that infused everything she said jumped off the page for me, and so I let that take over in how I played her. Hope is a powerful antidote, the only one we have against fear. I think that’s such a gigantic part of who Eileen is, and that’s what I love about her.

How much do you want to layer your performance with what Eileen went through when she was dead? Is her time away weighing on her?

One thing that was especially sad about Eileen being in hell is how it probably took away her ability to communicate with any of the other beings there. I’ve seen the set and the way it’s lit, and it’s so dark in there that I think she probably had to have been alone with her thoughts for several years. The memories of her life and the connections that she made, the things that she might have been afraid of doing were probably the only conversations she had for years, and they were all with herself. So I think now that she’s back, she doesn’t want to waste any more time being stuck in her head or having regrets or being afraid of things. She wants to be in the moment, feel what she feels and do what she wants to do. Eileen’s also never really had a family or a home; she’s always been pretty solitary. So I think that the newfound joy of having a home and sharing it with people who will always have her back is something that’s so new and almost like a drug she hasn’t come down from. But that’s inevitable, and that all that she went through has to catch up to her in one way or another.

What is it about Sam that Eileen is connecting to at this point in her life/story?

I think one thing they have in common, and there’s a lot there, is that they give without any real agenda. But I think the significance of him bringing her back probably isn’t lost on either of them. This spell works only once, and so Sam really could have brought anyone back, but he chose Eileen. Yes, he’s a good person, but he’s also a strong person that stands up for what’s right. I don’t think he would have had any problem saying, “Sorry Eileen, but I can’t use this spell on you” if it wasn’t the right thing for either of them. But he didn’t hesitate. Because of that I think it kind of shows that even though their connection was brief, it was significant. Now that Eileen’s gotten a second chance, especially considering that Sam was the one to give it to her, I think she’s become fearless in potentially exploring that connection. I think it’s probably one that she reflected on quite a bit when she was in hell. I think that’s why it was especially meaningful for her to find out that Sam has also been there, because he understands better than maybe anyone else where she is at this place in time.

When Eileen is paired with Sam, do you consider her a good balance/counterpoint to him? Or do they make a good team because of their similarities?

Their origin stories are basically the same. I’ve never verified this with Robbie, but I’ve always felt that Eileen was written as a mirror image of Sam. The audience was first introduced to Sam as a baby, way back in the first episode with his mother burning on the ceiling, in the same way that Eileen was introduced in “Into the Mystic.” They both have or have wanted to study law and get out of hunting, they both hunted down the monster that killed their parent and found it lacking. They’ve died, gone to hell, and come back. Character wise, they both have this stubborn sense of morality they cling to, and are fiercely loyal. But I also think that Eileen, being more newly reborn, has a bit more hope at the moment that maybe Sam has, but because of that I think she may be making him feel a bit lighter. And I think one major difference between them is that while Eileen has always been alone, Sam has always had Dean. I think that’s why Sam feels more comfortable being a bit more unsure of things. Sam might be the most important person Eileen’s ever had in her life, and that’s a lot of responsibility to place on someone. So while I like this new and refreshing free-spirited side of her, I think Eileen should probably do what Sam is doing now and evaluate her new lot in life a bit more.

In recent seasons, it has taken the whole hunting team — whoever has been left standing in that particular time — to take on the big bad of the season. What particular strength or trick up her sleeve do you think Eileen has that will be most helpful in trying to stop Chuck?

One thing that I love about Eileen is that she’s written as such a strong and capable hunter because she uses her whole body instead of relying on one sense. Even so, I think her biggest strength is that she’s fiercely loyal. Even after just coming back from the incredibly painful and draining experience of hell, she was almost immediately happy and hopeful, and it felt like there might have been a palpable shift in the mood in the bunker because of that. That’s hard to do and I think it takes an incredibly strong person to pull that off. I think that, along with her faith in the Winchesters and in what’s right, are her strongest weapons. But I think she wears a lot on her sleeve, like we saw when she attacked Sergei. That was all her wanting to protect Sam, without any smoke or mirrors. Misha [Collins] actually asked the director, Amyn [Kaderali], to give me a knife, because he wasn’t sure size-wise I would conceivably be able to take down someone as big. But the knife didn’t feel right. I was grappling with it and so it actually felt less real to me, but I had to really convince everyone with my performance, so there was a lot of pressure. But then after I did it, Misha just casually said, “Yeah, OK, about that, I was wrong.” But I think that’s how Eileen hunts: with her heart, and she’ll continue to use it as fiercely as possible.

It feels like the way Eileen walked away from Sam and Dean (Jensen Ackles) in “The Trap” can’t be the end to her story. Would you be happy with it if it was the last time we saw her in this run of the show?

It doesn’t feel like it’s the end to her story to me either. Even so, that bit wasn’t easy to film because it was the last thing I had to do. I knew I’d be leaving for a bit, at the same time that Eileen was. So it was weirdly serendipitous, and we kind of kept tearing up even when the camera wasn’t rolling. But with this being the last season, it’s kind of always the last of something on set so the value of things are heightened in a way that forces you to stay present and appreciate all that’s in front of you in the moment. I had a project waiting for me in L.A. that I needed to start pretty immediately, but they were kind enough to remain very flexible just so I could accommodate my schedule with the show. A lot of that is because they know how important it is to me, and that commitment isn’t going to change from my end. You’re only sad if things mean something to you, so there’d be so much gratitude prompting that sadness whenever her story actually does end. But no. I refuse to believe that what we saw is the end of her story just yet.

How did you feel most changed, stepping back onto the set of “Supernatural” after running and starring in your own show?

When Eileen first appeared on “Supernatural,” I hadn’t even done the web series yet. I actually wrote that in my trailer because my daughter was a baby at the time, so there wasn’t a lot of time to do what I needed to do. … For better and for worse, it’s not just all on you as an actor. … Being an actor is how I started as a writer, because I’d always have ideas about what my character would say or do, but now it’s maybe less weird than me being like, “Hi! My name is Shoshannah, I play this character and I have notes!” One cool thing is that I was on set when the news first came out about the remake of “Walker, Texas Ranger.” Even though that’s going to be on a much bigger scale, it felt really significant to be able to sit down and have an open conversation with Jared about all the anticipation and hesitancy that comes with being a producer on a show you also star in. It was really constructive to be able to share all the things that I know now that I wish I knew then and it helped me really put a shape to it all for myself. You never step in the same river twice, and it won’t be the same for him, or even for me if I get to do this again, but now that “Walker” is a go, I know Jared will have that conversation with someone else in the future and it will be just as beneficial for both of them.

What did it take for you to say yes, you wanted to come back for this final season?

It didn’t take much. I was a cheap date. I said yes right away. I really didn’t care how we saw her again, I just knew from the first time I played Eileen that this was a character that was really important to me, and I always knew that I wanted her to come back, even when she was alive. I’d like to think that I always knew she would, but it’s sometimes difficult to separate what you want from what you think will happen. I remember when I found out that this was the last season, I felt sad about it, but then I said to someone, “Well, maybe now that will force their hand and we’ll have to see Eileen again.” It might have been wishful thinking, but I always felt like she had so much potential. But I never anticipated she’d be given so much to do, especially with the story winding up. It’s a testament to the value of the character, but it’s also been humbling to be able to play that. I’m very grateful.

What did it take to slip back into Eileen’s skin after so much time away?

A lot has happened in my life since she’s been away from the show, which kind of weirdly resonated with the character and made it surprisingly easy for me to come back to her. I think both Eileen and I have faced things in our respective lives that may have been painful, but have helped put a lot in perspective. We’ve realized that ultimately we have to be comfortable with who we are and what we want in life. Recognizing that is has made us face our fears in a way that’s made us more comfortable in our skin. I think we’re both more open and invested in our connections to people and so, being on set for such an extended period of time really endeared all the people on set to me. It was only natural that I would feel that way about the people on set of my own show, but I feel the same way about people on the set of a show that’s not mine, so that in itself illustrates how meaningful it was for me to be able to come back to her.

What do you hope Eileen’s legacy is after the show ends?

This show is such an important part of so many people’s lives. When I did my first — and only — convention, I was amazed at how many people turned out for Eileen. But I realized that the way the Winchesters live their lives are kind of analogous to people who have disabilities, whether they’re invisible or visible, because the surface of what their lives seem to be doesn’t necessarily match how it actually is. They have this thing that makes them different than what the world perceives as normal, and so they therefore require a hidden network of people who understand that life. I think might be one reason why Eileen had that sort of impact on the fanbase. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a deaf person kick ass the way that Eileen does and I’ve certainly never played that before. Deaf or disabled people are usually the victim, not the one who rescues. The fact that she is such a viable love interest is not insignificant either. So many times people don’t see people with disabilities as feasible relationship material. Because of that they’re often desexualized and written off, especially in that particular sort of way, but it’s something that is so central to the human experience, and it’s something that people deserve to have if they’re so inclined. And so the fact that the main character of the show is interested in a deaf woman in that way is something that I believe is the opposite of reductive. It’s enhancing, not just for the a character, but for young people with disabilities in the audience. I hope they see themselves the way that Sam sees Eileen and realize that they can, should, and will be seen that way by people that are important to them and to the world, because that carries an inordinate amount of weight.

What are you taking away from shooting this final season that you will apply to future working experience, including a new season of your own show?

One valuable thing that I learned from all this is something that I was actually concretely able to do — and that’s shadowing the great Richard Speight Jr. as a director. He’s someone that I kept touching base with once I started this journey as a creator, and he actually kind of sparked the idea of possibly directing material myself because we’re similar in that we both kind of cut our teeth on “Jericho” and now we’re doing different things in the same field. He’s become such an invaluable resource to me and so he was really the perfect person for me to be able to learn from. But that’s something that literally wouldn’t have happened without the help of [executive producers] Jim Michaels, Andrew Dabb, and Bob Singer. It’s very difficult for deaf people to get the opportunity shadow because of the added layer and logistics of accessibility. It takes so many people to commit to saying yes and all that will entail, but these guys made it possible. I was also able to talk to Jensen about the specific challenge of directing something that you’re also starring in, which was something that was intimidating for me. What I learned from all these guys is that directing is really about solving problems, and that’s something I’ve really learned how to do in the experiences I’ve been given recently. So hopefully directing is something that I’ll be able to execute in the future.

When the show comes to an end, what do you anticipate your involvement with the property to be?

Stands knows that I will do anything they ask. That’s a partnership that will hopefully continue until they can’t stand me anymore. I’ve always been drawn to the idea of charity work and I’m very grateful to them for making that a reality for me. As for conventions, the one that I did was an amazing experience, and I look forward to hopefully being asked back. To be completely forthright, I think the convention world has been very slow to recognize and understand the specific responsibilities and the resulting advantages of accessibility. Accessibility is not charity. It’s not something people do out of the kindness of their heart. I’ve lost count of how many times fans have reached out to me for help when conventions don’t want to provide interpreters or ramps or captions. The sad part is I think that it’s probably true on both sides of the stage. With that said, my experience meeting the fans was so enriching I’d love to come back if I was invited. I think there’s an opportunity in that to spread more awareness about accommodations in an organic way, and if that’s a part of what I can do, then that’s what it’s going to be, but both sides have to be committed to that in order for that to happen.

How do you feel most changed by your involvement with “Supernatural”?

From the very beginning, “Supernatural” has been weirdly intertwined with my growth into the person that I am now, who is hopefully going to evolve in the person I’d like to be. It’s kind of been the catalyst for so many important events in my professional life, and so even if it seems like “This Close” and other projects I’ve done/will do don’t have anything to do with the show, inside me, it feels as if they’re all connected. The show has constantly challenged me to do things I haven’t done before, and that’s given me the confidence I needed to push myself further. The most recent development is all the stunts that I was given to do in this season. I had to do at least one physical thing in every episode that I did. I’d shot guns before, but there aren’t necessarily a lot of physical things that are usually given to characters that are deaf, so I was kind of intimidated by the thought of doing that. But it felt really stimulating to do that, and it actually made sense on a corporeal level because once I thought about it, stunts are a way for characters to communicate in a way that isn’t verbal. And so I see that coming out now in the things that I write and it’s a really cool thing for me to explore. But I think the biggest lesson in all this for me in all this is that “Supernatural” has proven there is a place for a character who is deaf in any world that exists out there. I think I’d always tried to believe that before I did the show, but sometimes that belief felt thin, as if I was wanting to hold on to something that wasn’t actually there. “Supernatural” has solidified that into something that’s now tangible, and now there’s something there for me to hold on to. I think I will walk away from this experience, whenever that point may come, stronger in my conviction that there’s so much more that can and will be done.
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I had an odd thought last night, thinking about The Heroes’ Journey, and what it means to fans. In particular, I was reflecting on comments made on The Winchester Family Business’ site which suggest that maybe Sam and Dean were never really heroes at all. That maybe we had been lied to, that everything the boys had done was Chuck all along.

I honestly felt horrible reading that; had we been lied to? Has this incredible journey been nothing but a charade?

My gut instinct said no, it couldn’t be. I thought about it from a real world perspective. Our SPN family has been built through organic support, respect and understanding for each other. What kind of message would our little show-that-could send to the fans and to the world at large if it was all a lie? If the boys achieved nothing on their own? Always Keep Fighting would become a punchline in the SPN-verse; because if nothing they did mattered, why keep fighting? The motto of I Am Enough would be made a mockery if they were not enough on their own. No, I can’t believe that our show, our boys would agree to that.

So then why? What is S15 really telling us about our boys, our show? Why does Chuck keep doing these awful, painful things?

I know that Rob Benedict once said that Chuck was an avatar for Eric Kripke. This made sense. He created the show, gave genesis to the characters and the story. But that was then, this is now.

What if Chuck has morphed an avatar for us, the fans?

Chuck has repeatedly said that Sam and Dean are his favourite show after all. Is it us, the fans, that put Sam and Dean though all these trials? Jared and Jensen have always said that Kim Manners told them to give the fans what they want, in a way they don’t expect. Was this last episode just a reflection of that…a response to the fans saying that they’d like the boys to have a normal, apple pie life?
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Supernatural Boss Previews Dean and Cas' Purgatory Trip, Big Change for Sam and 'Massive' Death Toll to Come from TV Line!
By Vlada Gelman / January 16 2020

TVLINE | You’re coming off a fall finale with several cliffhangers in Chuck luring Sam and Eileen, and Dean and Cas discovering that purgatory may hold the key to stopping Chuck. What can viewers expect in the aftermath of those twists this week?
Certainly, Episode 8 had a lot of cliffhangers, a lot of open-ended questions. Episode 9 doesn’t answer all those questions, but it answers a lot of them. And also, it acts as a little bit of a pivot point for the rest of our season, where everything that happens going forward happens because of the things that happen in Episode 9, which is a little vague but true.

TVLINE | Dean and Cas are in purgatory, it looks like, in the official photos from the episode. How does Dean feel about being back there as someone who has a lot of history with that place?
I think Dean goes in there thinking, “Hey, I’m just here to do a job, get this flower, get out.” Once he sees what purgatory is and gets an update on who’s around [and] who isn’t in purgatory these days, he has to confront the past a little bit more.

TVLINE | Are there some familiar faces waiting for them there?
Not in a specific sense. We wanted to focus on Cas, Dean and their feelings about being back here versus trotting out a fan favorite. That’s always great, we love to do that, but in this case, it felt like we wanted to focus on our core characters and what they’re going through.

TVLINE | Being in purgatory together on this quest, does that force Dean and Cas to hash out their recent issues?
It forces them to start that process. Dean’s been hashing out his issues for 15 years. He’s always got more. But it forces him to reevaluate, definitely.

Supernatural SpoilersTVLINE | What is Chuck’s agenda with luring Sam and Eileen into this trap?
As confused as Sam is about the link that he has to Chuck, Chuck’s equally confused. This isn’t something that should be happening. [The gunshot wound is] de-powering him, as we’ve talked about earlier in the season. He’s trying to figure out what’s going on… But also, he’s a fan. Getting a little face time with Sam isn’t such a bad thing for him, even if it’s just to twist the knife a little bit more.

TVLINE | Are there any more side effects to be had with Sam and Chuck’s shared bullet wound, or is Sam completely OK after Sergei pulled his soul back in?
I don’t think Sam’s completely OK. And even if the wound is healed, psychologically, Sam’s going to change quite a bit. I also think the way Chuck deals with Sam in this [week’s] episode is to show him some, what I’ll call, unpleasant truth, and those things will be lingering for Sam as we go forward.

TVLINE | We’re now halfway through the season. Are we any closer to seeing Jack again?
We are extremely close to seeing Jack again.

Supernatural SpoilersTVLINE | And given how much time has passed since we last saw him, and we have no idea what he’s been up to in that time, can we expect a different side of Jack?
When Jack reappears, [death] will have changed him. Death or “death” always changes our characters, and he’s going to come back, not necessarily as a different person, but with a very clear mission.

TVLINE | You’ve been very good this season about bringing back fan faves from the past. Are there more to come?
There are more to come, including two surprising guest stars in Episode 9.

TVLINE | Another big theme this season has been loss. We’ve already lost Rowena, Ketch, Lilith. What does the death toll look like in the back half of the season?
It is massive.

TVLINE | Are we losing people that are near and dear to viewers and the characters?
Yes.
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Supernatural midseason return contains answers about Sam's connection to Chuck from EW!
By Samantha Highfill January 16, 2020 at 08:30 AM EST

The final season of Supernatural is all about familiar faces and familiar places, and when the show returns for the back half of the season, Castiel (Misha Collins) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) will be headed back to purgatory.

“Purgatory has changed a little bit — specifically some of the ways we shoot it — but it hasn’t changed a lot in that’s it’s still kind of what it was before, which is what I’d call a monster free-for-all,” Supernatural co-showrunner Andrew Dabb tells EW. “That’s still very much a part of purgatory and what makes it so dangerous.”

And for those wondering, yes, there are still Leviathan there. “I know fans have been waiting for [that] forever,” Dabb says sarcastically about the return of one of the series’ least popular monsters. But the Leviathan won’t be the focal point of the purgatory story. Rather, it’s about what Dean and Castiel are going through. “They’re not going to resolve the emotional stuff, but it allows them to redefine their friendship a little bit in light of what’s happened especially earlier this season,” Dabb says.

As for Sam (Jared Padalecki), he’s stuck with Chuck (Rob Benedict). “God knows everything about Sam and Dean,” Dabb reminds fans. “He knows all their past traumas, all their emotional trigger points.” That means Chuck’s time with Sam is very much about, as Dabb puts it, “What can he do to Sam? Chuck is a petty person when it comes to the boys. We’re going to see Sam root through past trauma and also get hints of, in his mind, ‘What is the worst thing that could happen?’”

And yet, when it comes to this season’s big bad, Dabb warns, “We have not even scratched the surface of what it looks like when God throws a temper tantrum.”

But the hour will offer some answers in regards to Sam’s connection with Chuck. “Sam has been carrying a burden: ‘I have this connection to God, what do I do with it? How can I make it work for us? Is it going to be a thorn in my side for the rest of my life?’ And that’s a question that gets answered in episode 9,” Dabb says.

In terms of what else to expect before season’s end, Dabb teases that Adam/Michael’s farewell in episode 8 was “left open-ended for a reason” and promises, “We will be revisiting the Empty and getting an update on Jack very soon.”
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[b]Question: Dean’s time in Hell has been referenced in a couple of Supernatural episodes, and Dean also seems to be holding on by a thread. Is all this building to something? Any chance we might see Alastair again? —Adder
Ausiello: “I don’t know that we’ll be seeing Alastair again. He was kind of locked away in The Empty,” showrunner Andrew Dabb tells us, before addressing the first part of your question. “Dean’s story and Sam’s story is the story of trauma, and so, going to Hell was an incredibly traumatic thing for Dean. I don’t think it was the most traumatic thing he’s gone through, and that’s saying a lot, when going to Hell is not the most traumatic thing you’ve gone through. But certainly, as the traumas pile up this season, it’s a way to kind of revisit some of those stories and some of those moments.”[/b]
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‘Supernatural’ Boss on Season 15’s ‘Chance to Let Both Boys Be the Star of Their Own Story’ JANUARY 14, 2020 from Variety!
By DANIELLE TURCHIANO

When the season returns with an aptly-titled ninth episode called “The Trap” on Jan. 16, those pairs are working together to learn some new truths and try to stop Chuck.

“It’s really a chance to let both boys be the star of their own story,” showrunner Andrew Dabb tells Variety of the separation. “They’re together a lot, and we love to keep them together, but there are times when, for the sake of the story, it’s best if we do two things at once, so splitting them up is a good way to do that.”

Within the story, Chuck needed the brothers split apart for “reasons we will discover shortly,” Dabb adds. Luring Sam away from Dean under the guise of helping a fellow hunter puts him in the almighty being’s clutches, while Dean is revisiting “a very formative place” for him with a clock ticking on his time there.

“After [“The Trap”] Sam and Dean are going to find their lives fundamentally changed,” Dabb says. “Episode 9 is a pivot point for our season. Every episode after it will be deeply affected by it.”

Here, Dabb discusses “Supernatural’s” return to purgatory, the pairing of Sam and Eileen, and how Chuck’s written ending for the Winchesters will pay off.

What was the inspiration behind returning Dean and Castiel to purgatory at this point in the final season?

In some ways this is, particularly for Dean, a way to revisit a very formative place for him as a character. There are certainly moments where Dean changed fundamentally: losing his father was one, going to hell was one, going to purgatory was one, the return of their mother was one. So in our last season, we haven’t touched base with all of them, but we’ve been nodding towards that, so to have Dean go back to purgatory with Cass in a twisted replay as to how they were years ago was something we wanted to do. It also became clear to us that if we’re dealing with God and we’re dealing with creation, then we have to deal with all of creation. For us, it’s other universes, heaven, hell, purgatory — it’s all part of the same cosmology.

How different is this purgatory from what the audience or even Dean remembers from Season 8? Is it shot differently to reflect the changes Dean and Castiel have undergone in the time since they were there last?

It’s the purgatory that he met Benny, it’s that same exact purgatory, yes. We shoot the show a little bit differently now than we did back then because technology changes and all of that, but at the end of the day, we wanted it to have the same fundamental feeling.

There is a literal ticking clock on Dean’s time in purgatory, implying he could be stuck there once again, and Sam is standing in front of Chuck, who could just snap his fingers and do whatever he wants to him. Who should the audience be more worried about at this point?

I think you should probably be more worried about Sam, because even if God doesn’t snap his fingers and kill him, God can do a lot of damage — not just physical damage but psychologically. God knows literally everything about our guys: He knows what they want, he knows all their secrets, and he can use that to undercut them in ways we haven’t really touched on. It starts in Episode 9. Maybe physically Sam’s not going to die, but psychologically a lot of stuff is going to spin Sam into, I don’t want to say a darker place necessarily but, a place where he starts to doubt himself and doubt a lot of things around him pretty strongly.

Was it important to pair Sam with Eileen so she could be a counterpoint or sounding board when he gets to this point emotionally?

I think it was important to bring her back and pair them together for a number of reasons. No. 1 is we just liked the two of them together, and No. 2 is when you’re in a world with Chuck and Sam, both of whom are God-like in their own ways, having Eileen there to offer some real world, boots on the ground balance is helpful for that. It really helps to add a normal person’s perspective, even though Eileen is not normal either, but as normal as it gets on this show.

At what point does Sam try to use his cosmic link against Chuck?

I would say the link gets wrapped up sooner rather than later. But without giving too many spoilers, that proves harder to do than imagined. The tension for Sam now for Sam is not if he’ll survive it but how he’ll survive it.

If Chuck created everything, theoretically it feels like killing him should end everything, including Dean and Sam. They’ve been willing to sacrifice themselves before, but the show has had a long-time message of “kick it in the ass” and “always keep fighting,” which some may feel is negated if they sacrifice themselves to stop Chuck. How did you approach these pieces of the storytelling?

[Stopping Chuck] has been the biggest question we’ve had this season. We’ve, over the past 15 seasons of “Supernatural,” developed a pretty healthy cosmology in terms of rules and things like that. We’re not looking to violate those rules, but within those rules, we have found a way to bring Chuck to a satisfying conclusion. It’s tough. It’s a hard thing to do. You’re dealing with cosmic forces, you’re dealing with God. It’s not like Dean can just stab him in the heart. There are consequences for all of that stuff, and that’s one of the things the guys are grappling with as we go forward in the season.

The problem Sam and Dean have is that that spell was given to them by Chuck so the question becomes, “Would Chuck hand them the way to stop him?” In the previous episode with Adam, they literally said that, so it’s a matter of, now that they know they’ve had an unreliable narrator this entire time, how can they themselves dig up the answers? The answers that we are giving people have been laid in this season, last season — it’s something that has been quietly going on in the background for awhile. We don’t want to make up something whole cloth, but at the same time, nobody wants to see the same story they’ve seen before, and we certainly don’t want to tell that story, so it’s a matter of doing it in a way that honors the past, honors our lore, but takes our guys on a journey we haven’t seen before.

And how does the show’s message come into play in crafting the end, especially when you’ve said, “It’s a true ending, and in a true ending, people can’t keep coming back over and over again. They’re going to be facing life or death — this time it’s for real,” yet Jensen and Jared have admitted they’re open to more stories down the line?

I think the show has always been about keeping fighting and hope and all that [and] we don’t want to lose that in our last season. I feel no pressure to end this in an open-ended way. Should “Supernatural” come back, most likely that’s going to be somebody else’s problem. [Executive producer] Bob Singer and I have said from the beginning we’re writing a true ending to this show. It’s not like something is going to happen to Sam and Dean and then we pull back from the shadows and out steps Jeffrey Dean Morgan. That’s not the game we’re playing.

The ending for the Winchesters’ story that Chuck wrote this season included a grave marked with their surname. How much of that moment was foreshadowing versus a red herring versus something in between?

Chuck’s ending, what he wrote in Becky’s house, will pay off completely. It’s not needless; it’s not fading foreshadowing. It’s something you will see pay off at some point during the season. It’s meant to create a little tension with the audience, but my guess is it kicks much more into gear later in the season than it does now.

This final season has had many callbacks to earlier days. Is there an element of bringing the story full circle at the end in regards to how Sam was on the road towards a normal life and Dean pulled him back in?

Not necessarily. The guys have changed, so it would be weird to have them still be holding onto the dreams they had 15 years ago — and that was their perfect life. Certainly we want to give people closure in a lot of different ways in this final season, but I don’t think we’re actively looking to beat-for-beat mirror, to end these guys where they started. To me, that invalidates the journey, in a way.

Since you’ve said you’ve seeded pieces in recent episodes, is there a road map to the end that you think fans will figure out ahead of time, or would you be upset if they knew exactly where things were headed going into the finale?

If someone figures it out, that’s great. People are really smart, and it wouldn’t surprise me if that did happen. But that being said, it’s not a mystery, and in no way shape or form are we saying, “If you figure this out before the finale, you win a prize.” My hope is that, like any good finales, it’s surprising but in hindsight inevitable. But fans theorizing I think is great, and I can guarantee you someone is going to guess it.
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Supernatural final season will contain a flashback episode from EW!
By Samantha Highfill January 13, 2020

Supernatural is going back in time … again!

As Supernatural fans know, the show has used flashbacks many times in its 15-season run, but it has been a bit since young Sam and Dean graced the small screen. More specifically, it’s been four years since the show last did a flashback episode with season 11 containing “Just My Imagination,” which included a flashback to a young Sam and Dean, and “The Devil in the Details,” which featured the return of Colin Ford as a teenage Sam. (Season 14’s “Absence” technically had flashbacks, but they all include adult Sam and Dean.)

But when the writers sat down to think about the final season, they found themselves discussing what they’d like to include. “It’s like, ‘What are the types of episodes that we enjoy that makes the show good but also speaks to the characters?'” co-showrunner Andrew Dabb says of the question they asked themselves. And that’s when flashbacks came into play. “For a long time, pretty much every season we would do a story that would flash back to a young Sam and Dean story,” Dabb says. “So this year we’re doing one of those, which we haven’t done for a long, long time.”

There’s no word yet on when the flashback episode will air or which period of the Winchesters’ lives it will flash back to, but stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki previously told EW about the flashbacks they’d like to see. “I would love to see more of what the boys were doing when they couldn’t necessarily go on a hunt but they really wanted to,” Ackles said in 2018. “Maybe sometimes they’d stow away with dad and he wouldn’t know it and they would get into some trouble. I think there’s a lot of story to be told there.”

Padalecki added, “I would love to see the month after Mary gets burned on the ceiling. I would love to see the story of how John figured out that his wife and the mother of his two kids was involved in hunting.”
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Screencaps from the promo from raloria - Screencapping Goddess (raloria) : Video & Caps: SPN S15 "Drowning" Promo

Dialog from the Video:

Sam: There's a lot of people...a lot of monsters, out there.

Dean: Those bastards take us down? At least we go down together.
Sam: Butch and Sundance.

Chuck: All good things must come to an end.

Jody: She's dead...Sam.

???: How're we still like this?
(This is my best guess. It's really difficult to make out who's saying this or even what they're saying.)

Dean: Not everything we did was because of Chuck. The blood, the sweat, the tears, man! That's us!

Dean: We lost.
Sam: What happened to Butch and Sundance? What happened to going out swinging?

Dean: The monsters are winning.

Dean: I can't stop it. No matter how bad I want to, I just can't stop it.

Sam: Chuck, I know what you're doing. Chuck!

Chuck: No doubt, endings are hard. But then again, nothing ever really ends, does it?
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Thankful to be a part of this family✨? #SPNFamily
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Supernatural 15.9-13 titles from SpoilerTV

Supernatural - Episode 15.09 - The Trap
Supernatural - Episode 15.10 - The Heroes' Journey
Supernatural - Episode 15.11 - The Gamblers
Supernatural - Episode 15.12 - Galaxy Brain
Supernatural - Episode 15.13 - Destiny's Child
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Supernatural series finale to air in May following a move to Mondays from EW!
The CW announces midseason premiere dates for 'Katy Keene,' 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' and more
By Samantha Highfill November 08, 2019

Supernatural will go through one final move before it’s all over. On Friday, The CW announced that the beloved drama will move to Mondays at 8 p.m. ET for its final run of episodes, beginning on March 16 and leading into the season 2 return of Roswell, New Mexico at 9 p.m. ET. Furthermore, the network revealed that Supernatural will air its series finale on Monday, May 18
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Misha Collins—Get The Adventurous Eaters Club Now! @mishacollins Nov 8
Now you can learn to cook like Dean & Cas: http://adventurouseatersclub.com/shop

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Spring air time from EW!

Supernatural will go through one final move before it’s all over. On Friday, The CW announced that the beloved drama will move to Mondays at 8 p.m. ET for its final run of episodes, beginning on March 16 and leading into the season 2 return of Roswell, New Mexico at 9 p.m. ET. Furthermore, the network revealed that Supernatural will air its series finale on Monday, May 18.
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Spoilers from TVLine!

Got any scoop on Supernatural? –R.R.
Things may look dire following Dean and Castiel’s big fight at the end of the last episode, but “whether it’s Dean/Cas, Dean/Sam, Sam/Cas, our guys have fought a lot and always kind of found a way back together,” co-showrunner Andrew Dabb notes. “They’re a family at the end of the day, and I think the same thing will happen here. But with that being said, it may be a rocky road.” Bonus Spoiler: Remember those weird visions Sam was experiencing in the season opener? “Once Sam realizes what’s going on here, there are a couple people he will try to reach out to, some you may be expecting, some you may be not,” Dabb teases.
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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Supernatural, SVU, Will & Grace, The Simpsons, H50, Chi Fire, Million Little Things and More from TV Line
By Michael Ausiello

Question: Real talk, real important — will we see the Ghostfacers during Supernatural‘s final season?! I kinda miss them! —Rachel
Ausiello: There are no plans to bring back the Ghostfacers right now, but co-showrunner Andrew Dabb notes, “We haven’t finished all the episodes yet, so there could be more still to come.” In the meantime, “I think we’ll definitely see some of the Wayward [Sisters] crew,” Dabb says, before dropping this tantalizing tease: “At least one [character] we haven’t seen for 11 years [will return]. So I think there’ll be some surprises from the past and present of the show.” Hit the comments with your theories on the mystery guest! (And no, it’s not Adam.)
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Spoilers from TV Line!
Got any scoop on Supernatural? –RR
The show will kind of be having its own Crisis on Infinite Earths! “We will be jumping around to a couple of different worlds, some we visited before and some we haven’t,” co-showrunner Andrew Dabb reveals, “as we kind of get to the bottom of what Chuck’s been doing not just to our guys, but on a much larger multi-dimensional scale.” On a related note, the scruffy Dean spotted in this trailer is “a version of Dean not from our world, who we’ll be getting to know a little bit better in the upcoming episodes.
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Supernatural boss says Adam isn't the only one escaping the cage from EW!
By Samantha Highfill October 23, 2019

Sam and Dean first met Adam Milligan in the fourth season of Supernatural, when he claimed to be their half-brother and John Winchester’s third son. And, spoiler alert, his story checked out. That’s why when season 5 rolled around and the apocalypse was fast approaching, Adam was able to serve as Michael’s vessel for the Biblical brother showdown between archangels Michael and Lucifer. (Michael was in Adam’s body, and Lucifer was in Sam’s.) But when Sam took it upon himself to fight Lucifer from the inside and jump into hell, all four of them — the angels and their vessels — wound up in the cage.

Castiel managed to pull Sam’s body out by the last scene of season 5 — though his soul would remain in hell for 180 years (time is different down there) — and Lucifer would escape a few seasons later. And now, it’s time for the other two to do the same. “Adam’s been a character who the fans have talked about for a long time, and we’ve talked about bringing him back for a long time,” co-showrunner Andrew Dabb tells EW. “It felt like the time now, not just because it’s our last season, but because we are dealing with God and every other archangel is dead or somewhere, so the one we’ve got left is Michael. So it made sense to bring both the characters back. I think it’s important to say that Adam’s coming back and he has his story, but Michael’s coming back too and he has a story of his own.”

Although the alternate universe’s Michael played a big part in seasons 13 and 14, this is our world’s Michael, the one who’s been in a cage for years and who, according to Belphagor, hasn’t left just yet. But he will soon. And he might not be happy with what he finds. “He’s coming back into a world where he went to try to cause an apocalypse to bring his father back, it did not work, and he’s about to find out his father came back because of these two idiots in flannel,” Dabb says of Michael. “It’s not the world he wanted to walk back into, let’s put it that way.”

Whether Michael’s return explains the two Adams in a recent trailer for season 15 is yet to be seen. (Let’s not forget Dabb also confirmed alternate universes are still at play.)
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15 years of good eats...except for the veggie bacon. Stream new episodes Fridays free only on The CW App: http://go.cwtv.com/streamSPNtw #Supernatural

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There is also a finish article with spoilers from Muropaketti

They attended TorCon.

3. British Men of Lettersiin niin ikään kuulunut Mick Davies kuoli 12. tuotantokaudella, mutta häntä näytellyt Adam Fergus antoi pientä vihiä hänen hahmonsa mahdollisesta paluusta viimeisellä tuotantokaudella. Hahmonsa tarinaa ja kuolemaa hän kuvaili seuraavasti: ”Hänen kuolemansa oli jopa runollinen minulle, sillä fanit oppivat pitämään hahmosta ja lopussa hänestä tuli melko oikeudenmukainen. Minulle näyttelijänä hänen kuolemansa oli ennenaikainen, mutta samaan aikaan myös voimakas.”
Mick Davies gave hints he would be back.

13. Collins lipsautti Supernaturalissa kuuroa metsästäjää 11. ja 12. kaudella näytelleen Shoshannah Sternin palaavan sarjaan aiemmin menehtyneen Eileen Leahyn roolissa. Samalla Collins vahvisti Samin ja Deanin velipuolta, Adam Milligania, näytelleen Jake Abelin tekevän niin ikään paluun 15. kaudella.
I guess you can see who would be back. :)

16. Connell kertoo Rowenan tietynlaisen kasvutarinan saavan huipennuksen Supernaturalin viimeisellä tuotantokaudella ja hän kommentoi asiaa näin: ”En olisi voinut toivoa mitään tämän parempaa Rowenalle.”
Connell told that Rowena's sort of growing story will reach its peak on the last season. "I could not asked anything better to happen to Rowena"
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Supernatural Season 15: Misha Collins shares a Season 14 character is returning from spnhunters
by Alexandria Ingham

During SPN Tor 2019, Misha was asked about who impressed him out of guest stars. Jake Abel was one of the names, but he also admitted that Dimitri Vantis also impressed him. Yes, Sergei is back for Season 15.

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We first and last saw Sergei in Season 14. He was the shaman who gave Castiel Gabriel’s grace to help heal Jack. It didn’t work, but it shouldn’t be surprising that Sergei is back. He did make it clear that he wanted something in return. He wanted the Winchesters’ help.

At the time, Sergei didn’t need the help of the brothers. It was a card to play in his back pocket should the situation arise. And now it sounds like the situation has arisen.

There isn’t going to be a happy reunion with the shaman, though. When the spell Sergei gave Castiel to save Jack didn’t work, he made it clear that it was just an experiment. Sergei never promised that it would save the young nephilim’s life, and Castiel promised that he would hunt down Sergei.

Of course, the shaman wasn’t phased by Castiel’s remarks. That may change now that everything has changed for Castiel and the Winchesters. So, will Sergei be there for help or to help? We’ll have to wait and see.
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Supernatural Boss Talks Belphagor's Agenda, Sam's Troubling Visions from TV LINE!
By Vlada Gelman / October 17 2019

TVLINE | Where did the idea for the character of Belphagor come from? Was that your way of finding some way to keep Alex [Calvert] around without bringing Jack back right away?
I think, in some ways, yes. But also, as we’ll see, this character has a bit more of an agenda, let’s just call it that, that will play into later parts of our season.

TVLINE | What did you think when you first saw the footage that was coming in? Alex looks like he’s just having a blast in this role.
Yeah, I thought he got much funnier and much more Italian. I would say those are my two biggest takeaways. Much funnier and much more like New York. Like, he talks with his hands a lot more as Belphagor.

TVLINE | Was there any direction written into the script about what the personality should be like for the character, or anything that was relayed to Alex on set?
He and I spoke about it before he started the season, and I was like, “Look, here’s kind of how we see this character, but you are a professional actor, and so we’re not going to put like too many restrictions on you. Do what you feel.” He did, and it worked out great.

TVLINE | Belphagor and the Winchesters make for unlikely bedfellows, which is not a new concept for Dean and Sam. How is it different this time?
This time, there’s a crisis at hand. A lot of times, when we introduce the bad guy who our guys then start to work with, be it Crowley or Ketch or whoever else or Rowena, they start off as an antagonist that morphs into a protagonist, basically. Belphagor, he’s there to help, guys! So I think they kind of take him at his word because they have to, because the world’s about to be overrun by ghosts. But as we’ll soon learn, there may be more to Belphagor’s story than he’s letting on.

TVLINE | Is it definitely Belphagor in there, and not someone pretending to be Belphagor?
It’s definitely Belphagor in there.

TVLINE | Being a demon, Belphagor could go and do whatever he wants to do now that he’s got this vessel. What is keeping him by Dean and Sam’s side?

He says it himself: He wants to kind of make Hell great again, or whatever you want to say, and I think there’s some honesty to that. He’s a demon who likes Hell. But at the end of the day, his version of Hell and the Hell that he wants, and the version of Hell that Sam and Dean can get behind, may be very different.

TVLINE | This week, Kevin Tran returns. What does it do to Sam, Dean and Cas to be confronted with a soul that they actually know and care about?
I think the first question is like, “Why was Kevin in Hell?” The last time we saw Kevin, God was like, “Don’t worry, I’ll help him out, I’ll send him to Heaven.” As we’ve learned and will continue to learn, God may not be the most honest person on Earth.

TVLINE | The season premiere also dropped a very tantalizing little tidbit with these weird flashes. First of all, was that Cas or Sam experiencing them, or was that just for the audience?
It was Sam experiencing them. Sam and the audience. Cas knows something’s wrong with the wound, knows he can’t heal it, but he did not see those specific visions.

TVLINE | What does Sam make of them? What did they signal to him?
I think at this point, it was a quick flash. Sam’s not quite sure what it was. He hasn’t slept in a while. I don’t think he’s looking at anything [as] this is a supernatural thing. But as they keep happening more and more, I think it’s going to dawn on him [that] this may be more than just PTSD.

TVLINE | In those glimpses, it looked like maybe an evil Sam or Sam gets his powers back, and we hear Dean’s pleading voice. Is this a vision of the future?
This is not a vision of the future, and it may not be a vision of the past. It may be just a vision.

TVLINE | There was a really lovely pilot callback at the end of the season premiere. How did that come together?

The line to echo the pilot was written in the script. But John Showalter, the director of the episode, that was his idea. And James Pickel, who edited it, they put that in seamlessly. When I saw it, like every fan, I was like, “Oh, wow, that’s amazing.” And I would like to take credit for it, but it was not my idea. It was them. It was a great, great touch, and a great way to finish that episode.
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Supernatural boss says there's 'a reason Kevin was in hell' from EW!
By Samantha Highfill October 17, 2019

“The joke we make is that every year we end with an apocalypse, and this year we’re starting with one.”

Supernatural co-showrunner Andrew Dabb is talking about the series’ final season, which launched last week with an action-packed episode that saw Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles), and Castiel (Misha Collins) work to contain the many spirits that God (Rob Benedict) freed from hell in the season 14 finale. And although they successfully completed a salt circle spell to protect the residents of Harlan, Kansas, that’s only the first step in their plan.

“It was written as a three-part premiere,” Dabb says. “This is a big problem that’s going to take a while to deal with. Step 2 is: How do you stuff the candy back into the piñata? How do you get all these ghosts down to hell, or failing that, how do you take them out in a different way? Episode 2 really revolves around our guys, with an able assist from Rowena [Ruth Connell], coming in and basically being like, ‘Okay, we can’t close up this gap that God tore in the earth, what other options do we have?’ They come across a solution in episode 2 that may not work totally but may get them a step of the way there.”

And the guys will do that with Belphagor by their side, otherwise known as the demon currently inhabiting Jack’s vessel. As Dabb puts it, “The character evolves over a number of episodes.” But Belphagor isn’t the only thing carrying over from the premiere. Much in the way that the premiere called back to the series’ pilot with a final shot that would make any Supernatural fan cry, Dabb says, “There are things in [the season] that are designed to tickle that nostalgia, if you will, much like the final shot of episode 1.” (Dabb credits the final shot in the premiere to episode director John Showalter.)

Speaking of nostalgia, episode 2 will also feature a very familiar face for Supernatural fans, because beloved prophet Kevin Tran is back (played by Osric Chau)! And this time, he’s not from an alternate universe. It’s OUR Kevin. “The last time we saw our Kevin, God was sending him to heaven,” Dabb says. “But as it turns out, God may not have been 100 percent honest about that. There’s a reason Kevin was in hell, and that will come out, to a degree at least, in the second episode.”

So it’s our Kevin, but that doesn’t mean we’re done with alternate universes. After a new trailer for the show’s final season got fans talking, Dabb says, “We are not done with alternate universes. Alternate universes are alive and well in Supernatural in season 15.”

Long story short, there’s a lot going on in Supernatural’s final season. “We’re certainly not slowing down,” Dabb says. “There are a lot of challenges coming our guys’ way. For both of our guys, there are some really hard choices to make.”
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Supernatural final season trailer features Chuck, Adam, and ... Samifer? By Samantha Highfill October 10, 2019 from EW!

“I can see it now… Supernatural: The End. And the cover is just a gravestone that says ‘Winchester.'” That’s Chuck’s ending to Supernatural, EW!at least according to the latest trailer created by the show’s post-production team. And boy is it filled with familiar faces.

The new trailer for Supernatural‘s 15th and final season features a number of returns, from Chuck himself to the Mark of Cain to long-lost Winchester brother Adam — and maybe another Adam? — and, from the looks of it, Samifer. That white suit is hard to miss!

The trailer also features what looks like either an alternate world Dean (or just a Dean who’s been in the desert for a while). But when it comes to the Dean we know and love, not only do we hear him begging Sam to “please” do something, but he refuses to give Chuck the ending he wants. “That’s Chuck’s ending?” Dean says in the trailer. “No. After everything that he has put us through, I’ll be damned if I’m gonna let some glorified fanboy get the last word.”

But as Chuck says at the end of the trailer: “I can do anything. I’m a writer. Fans are gonna love it.”

The trailer also features a first look at Christian Kane on the show and so, so much more. Check out a couple key moments from the trailer below, and watch it in full above.
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Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins on whether Castiel and Dean can mend their friendship on Supernatural from EW!
By Samantha Highfill October 09, 2019

Chuck might have launched the end of the world in Supernatural‘s season 14 finale, but zombies won’t be the only problem facing the boys when season 15 begins. Because far before Chuck took a stand against the guys, Dean and Castiel’s friendship hit a rough patch. Reminder: Castiel didn’t tell Sam and Dean that he had worries about soulless Jack going to the dark side, so when Jack killed Mary in season 14, Dean blamed Castiel. The two then continued to disagree about the Jack of it all right up until the final moments of the season when Chuck killed Jack in front of them both (though we know Jack will still play a part in the final season).

But when season 15 picks up, Castiel and Dean will find themselves once again on the same team — though only momentarily. “Cas and Dean are putting aside their differences to fight off the impending zombie apocalypse,” Misha Collins says, before adding, “That tension is still really potent in their relationship and it’s something that we will deal with later in the season.” In other words, one zombie attack isn’t going to fix everything between them.

As Jensen Ackles puts it, “It begins to fester a little bit and it certainly drives a big wedge between the two characters in the beginning of the season. Whether that can be patched up and remedied, I don’t know, I haven’t seen much that suggests it would, so I think they’re going to have to be dealing with some tension there for a while.”
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The 'Supernatural' Cast on the Beginning of the End of the Winchesters' Story from TVInsider!
Ileane Rudolph October 09, 2019

"Story's over. Welcome to the end."

Those stinging words were delivered to the heroes of The CW's Supernatural — world-saving brothers Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) and their angel ally Castiel (Misha Collins) — by God (Rob Benedict) during Season 14's finale. And with that proclamation, the deity opened the gates of Hell, freeing a tsunami of monstrous souls from below.

Those ghouls and ghosts included many of the troubled creatures the Winchesters put down there over the years. That's right: For the final season of the horror show that deals with angels, demons, and every entity in between, God is the big bad.

Fans had known for roughly a month before the April 25 finale aired that the end was nigh for the longest-running American genre series ever, and the only remaining survivor from The CW's network predecessor, The WB. On March 22, in an emotional video message, Ackles, Collins, and Padalecki announced that Season 15 would be the last.

Making the decision to wrap Supernatural was a long and difficult process, recalls Ackles from the Vancouver set in late September. He notes, "We had exhaustive conversations because of the love that we have not just for the show, but for these characters, this crew, and this life that we built here. Saying goodbye didn't seem real. It still doesn't."

While looking away toward the metal, art deco staircase in the Men of Letters bunker, which serves as a hideout for the hunters, Ackles continues, "There's a scene we shot recently that really got to me. Cass decides he's going away for a while. And it wasn't necessarily a goodbye, but it felt like that to me. It made me think about how it's the last time we're going to [have a moment like] that. [It reminded me of] the last episode of Cheers when someone knocked on the door and Sam [Ted Danson] said, 'Sorry, we're closed.'"

Even so, Ackles, who also directed this season's fourth episode, "Atomic Monsters," tries not to show his emotions too much on set. Padalecki is not nearly as composed. "He's the worst!" Ackles jokes. "He'll be like, 'This my last first day!' and I'm like, 'Shut up, you big baby!'"

From his comfy trailer at the end of the day, Padalecki confesses, "I'm a nostalgic guy." For example: He has kept a script from every single episode — with the exception of a few donated to charity — to use for research (in typical Sam fashion) and for his own memories. "I have many filing cabinets," Padalecki says with a laugh.

Both agree that Sam and Dean are embedded in their DNA — and they're not ready to give them up just yet. "We still have a long way to go," Ackles says. Tough as he is, the actor concedes that when the cast returns to shoot the last batch of episodes after the holidays, "it's going to start to get really dusty in here."

Collins shares a similar sentiment and connection to his loyal seraph. "Cass is part of the fabric of my psyche. When I put on the trench coat, I feel like he's real — which may point to a certain psychosis in me," he jokes.

Though emotions are running high, the vibe on set is far from gloomy. The silly jokes and resulting crack-ups in between takes keep the atmosphere pleasant. But there is also a nearly palpable determination to make each moment count, not only for the cast and crew, but for the millions of fans waiting around the world.

Luckily, No. 15 is poised to be one hell of a season. The premiere begins mere minutes after God (who prefers to go by the moniker Chuck) executed half-angel Jack (Alexander Calvert), the brothers' foster son turned foe (he killed Mama Winchester!). To recap: God murdered Jack when Dean, determined to put down the young seraph himself, suddenly lost the heart — which did not sit well with God, who reveals the showdown between the two was all a part of His plan.

With God on a path of vengeance as His favorite playthings were turning against Him, a distraught Sam shot the Creator in the shoulder with the Equalizer. The energy gun, crafted by God, visits upon the shooter the same injuries suffered by the target. (So it's a really good thing Dean resisted the urge to polish off Jack with the weapon earlier.) Later, Sam's wound will bring him both anguish and mysterious revelations.

Now, armed with two rusty wrought-iron fence posts and Cass' angel blade, the trio are fighting for their lives in the cemetery as Hell's ghosts close in. In the premiere, they regroup inside the walls of a sturdy mausoleum, where they've taken Jack's corpse to safety. While debating an exit strategy, they discover they have company — someone who claims he can help with their escape.

"It's like The Walking Dead meets [Game of Thrones'] White Walkers out there," Collins says, "so we have to make a deal with the devil to help us. It's a difficult pill for Cass to swallow."

OK, they're not dealing with the actual devil — this time around, at least — but this concession represents just one of many difficulties ahead for the angel. From the start of the season, he is racked with guilt, caused partly by his inability to save Jack. "For Cass to have been on watch when Jack died is a crushing blow to him," he says.

As is the fact that Dean still blames him for the death of Winchester mom Mary (Samantha Smith), because the angel didn't sound the alarm about Jack becoming unhinged. "Cass feels he's losing Sam and Dean, the only other people in the universe he has a connection to," Collins adds.

Finally, Cass takes God's retribution very personally because, as an angel, he views God as his literal Father — and a supposedly perfect being. "[God] becoming his primary enemy bent on destroying everything he cares about is a really difficult transition [for Castiel] to go through," Collins says. As a result, after a few episodes of chaos, Cass gets fed up and takes a personal time-out before returning to the action. Or, as Collins puts it, "He leaves in a huff."

Stoic Dean gets his own personal crisis too as he ponders his significance in the universe. "Dean's asking, 'Are we just a ball of twine [to God]?'" Ackles says. "It's up to Sam to get him out of his funk." Padalecki adds: "Sam and Dean feel outmanned and outgunned. Only together can they possibly overcome [God's vengeance]."

Some things never change — the Winchester brothers will always have each other's back. But before engaging in any philosophical debates, the guys have an impending apocalypse to clean up. Residents of the neighboring town are, fortunately, mostly unaware of the infestation. After all, two handsome "FBI agents" (ahem) have explained they're containing a gas leak. "They've put a lid over it, using some supernatural [elements] to quarantine the town," Ackles says, adding that this is no permanent fix: "The magic that's keeping the monsters out isn't going to last forever."

Hey, there are plenty of other evil beings to take down anyway. Today's scenes, from a later episode, are all about action and are seemingly unrelated to the not-so-heavenly Father. Sam and Dean face witches searching for precious books in the home of onetime superwitch Rowena (Ruth Connell). These villains may be small, but they pack a mean magical punch.

One spell in the hall outside Rowena's apartment sends Dean flying … and then crashing onto the floor. Which means that before special effects are added (the stunt guy already did his bit), Ackles is flinging himself on the ground multiple times. By the last rehearsal, Ackles has gotten punchy and the movement is more about fooling around. A while later, Padalecki's face will become twisted by hatred as Sam summons strength and magic to brutally vanquish a witch — in one impressive take.
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‘Supernatural’ Bosses on God as ‘Uber-Villain’ and Balancing the Serialized with Standalone Mysteries in Final Season from Variety! By DANIELLE TURCHIANO

Writing an end to any long-running series is no small feat, but for the CW’s “Supernatural,” the task seems Herculean.

The monster of the week-turned-demon-hunting drama is embarking upon its 15th season, which also happens to be its final one, after surviving the merger of its original network WB with UPN to form its new home, the CW, as well as outlasting multiple network presidents and showrunners. On the content side, its lead characters of Dean and Sam Winchester (Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, respectively) have battled everything from vampires to shapeshifters to Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) and now God himself (aka Chuck, played by Rob Benedict). Needless to say, there are a lot of loose ends to tie up, and a definitive end to write, before the screen goes black on its 20th episode. But to ask the writers and producers of the show, it is just business as usual as they put together a season of demon-hunting, ghost-hunting and God-hunting.

“I don’t know that our approach this year has been that much more different than last year, other than we’re writing to an ending, rather than a cliffhanger,” executive producer Andrew Dabb tells Variety. “The temptation is that you’d go into a final season and just do straight serialization with every episode tying to the bigger, larger God plotline, and we do have a lot of episodes that do that, but it still needs to feel like a season of ‘Supernatural.’ So there are a lot of standalone adventures — some are scary, some are funny. We wanted to keep that mix going because it’s a key part to the show overall.”

When Season 15 begins, with a premiere episode entitled “Back and to the Future,” the immediate action is in seeing Dean and Sam deal with literally being surrounded by dozens of beings that had previously been killed or otherwise vanquished, but which were returned to Earth when God aka Chuck (Rob Benedict) got angry at the end of Season 14. This direct conflict will be something the guys have to deal with into the second episode, but the repercussions of having so many dangers back in the world will “reverberate throughout our entire season,” Dabb says.

“When God is your uber-villain, it’s not just a one-episode deal,” adds executive producer Bob Singer. “It’s not simple, just going for Chuck, and a big part of what we’re dealing with in the season is how to do that. At a certain point, Chuck will be at full strength, which gives our boys even more problems.”

This also will allow the show to return to some of its roots in the conversation around free will, which, Dabb points out, “has been largely an illusion, so the question is, how do they reclaim it really for the first time?” The final season of “Supernatural,” he adds, “will go to greath lengths to address” whether free will is really even possible as long as God is in the picture.

But first, another immediate issue to work through is Jack’s (Alexander Calvert) death — an event that left him in a black void at the end of the previous season — and the guilt the various men, specifically Castiel (Misha Collins) feels around that event. At the outset of the season, the “Supernatural” foursome of Dean, Sam, Castiel and Jack are split up, but Dabb notes they won’t be for long because “ultimately this is a found family, and they have deep emotional bonds” that make up the most important part of the show.

“This is not just true of this season, this has been true for awhile, but we can devote a lot more time to the emotions of the guys,” Dabb says. “In the beginning of the show they were always on the road, but since they’ve been able to be settled, we’ve been able to see their lives beyond just the next monster.”

In the beginning of “Supernatural,” the format was a monster of the week roadtrip show that followed brothers Dean and Sam around the country in their 1967 Chevy Impala “saving people, hunting things” as they also searched for their father, who had disappeared while on a hunt of his own. The early days of the show saw it on the renewal-cancellation bubble, but it gradually picked up steam — and viewers — and has now become the longest-running genre broadcast series, hitting 15 seasons and 327 episodes before it signs off in the spring of 2020.

“I think you really get an evolution of TV as a medium. When this show started it was a very different show than where it will end, and the same thing about television generally. And I think what’s allowed the show to stay on as long as it has is that it’s been able to adapt,” Dabb says.

Production on the final season is still ongoing, which Singer admits means it’s still a bit too early to pick their heads up from the work to really reflect on the show’s legacy. But, one integral element he already is eager to tout is how the show managed to run as long as it did “maintaining a high quality and keeping our core audience loyal to us. I think that’s a pretty special accomplishment and that’s probably what I’ll take away more than anything,” he says.

And despite the fact that the team behind the show has expressed willingness to have conversations about returning to these characters and this world down the line, Dabb, Singer and their writers’ room was not concerned with what ifs. “We weren’t really considering whether there would be a future movie or a reboot or anything like that. We wanted to write the best ending that we could, that we all were internally happy with, and that’s what we’ve done,” says Singer.

In part, this includes the return of many familiar faces from past seasons, such as reaper Billie (Lisa Berry), hunter Eileen (Shoshannah Stern), prophet Kevin (Osric Chau) and half-brother Adam (Jake Abel). “I think we’d be promising more than we could deliver if we said we would tie up every loose thread the show has dropped over 15 seasons, but we’re going to tie up the big ones,” Dabb says.

“I hope we’re speaking to the majority of our fans. There’s definitely episodes where we do address things that come out of the fandom and out of social media, but in terms of how the story ends, in terms of bringing back certain characters, it was [about] what makes sense for the guys on their journey and in this story at this point. To some extent, all television now is fan service, but it’s not about direct fan service in that way; it’s more about what is going to get us to the emotional conclusion that we want for these guys.”
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Question: On Supernatural, Jack killed Sam and Dean’s mother, so every time they see him it will be a trigger. How does the show plan to deal with the tension that should exist between Sam, Dean and Jack? —Adder
Ausiello: Since Jack won’t be coming back from The Empty in the near future, all those complicated feelings are something Sam and Dean will “deal with down the road,” co-showrunner Andrew Dabb previews. But when they do eventually confront them, “I think Dean understands that Jack was manipulated [by God],” Dabb muses. “Very clearly what God wanted to happen was Jack kills Mary, [and] the guys get so mad they kill Jack. So whose fault is it really? Is it Jack’s fault? Is it God’s fault? I’m not saying they’re going to excuse Jack from that, but it raises a lot of questions about free will.”
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Angel alum Christian Kane to guest star on final season of Supernatural from EW!
By Samantha Highfill September 30, 2019

Considering the way Supernatural ended season 14 — with God essentially ending the world and leaving the Winchesters to face a bunch of zombies — it’s safe to say that Sam and Dean can use all the friends they can get.

EW can exclusively reveal that Christian Kane, a.k.a. Lindsey McDonald from the Buffy spin-off Angel, will guest star in an upcoming episode of the hit CW series. Kane is set to play Leo Webb, a former hunter and a friend of Dean Winchester. Although we don’t know much about Leo, the fact that he’s a “former hunter” who knows Dean without mention of Sam could mean be that he knows the older Winchester brother from his hunting days with dear old dad, back before Dean showed up in Sam’s dorm room.

It’s unclear when Kane will show up or whether he’ll play into a case of the week or something more, but if he’s an old friend of Dean, let’s hope he remembers to bring the guy some pie.

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Well there you go... I was told to keep it quiet but..... very cool being at Jensen’s house up north and being treated so warmly. Having a blast with an old friend.
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Question: Last season on Supernatural, Cas made a deal with the Empty entity. Are we going to know more about it at some point of the season? —Samara
Ausiello: “I think given what’s happened at the end of last season to Jack… the last thing Cas is worried about right now is” making good on that deal, co-showrunner Andrew Dabb notes. “But it is something that’s going to come back for us this season. As we saw at the end of last season, The Empty is there. The Empty is one of our probably four cosmic players in this universe. He’s going to have a say.”

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Question: I know things will still be a little rocky between Dean and Cas at the start of Supernatural Season 15, but how long will it takes things to mend? Will Dean apologize? —Lindsay
Ausiello: We’ve got some bad news: “If you look at the end of last season, Sam and Dean and Cas were not on the best of terms,” co-showrunner Andrew Dabb tells TVLine. “And that, like so much, is not something that’s going to rectify itself right away.”

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One last ride. Supernatural’s final season premieres Thursday, October 10. Stream free next day only on The CW App.

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White_Bat • 3 hours ago
This is so epic! Awesome job to whoever put this together.

You've got Baby going through fire, basically sprouting wings, and a big staircase to heaven or some bright light at the end.

Then there's all the bird imagery. The raven on the skull, the birds flying out from the center (sort of random antiposession symbol) bright light, and of course the most prominent wings. (Tell me this means Cass gets his wings back... Please!)

The old style seraphs (on either side of the throne of God maybe?)

An eight-sided star with Enochian? Have we seen that star before?

"As it is written, so it shall end"
This isn't from the Bible. The Bible says 'as it is written' several times, but there isn't a phrase similar to 'so shall it end' connected to it. Mainly it's used to quote a proverb.
It comes from The Ten Commandments, the movie based off the story in the Bible. (Charlton Heston as Moses, you know?) He says: Thus sayeth the Lord God of Israel: Let my people go." The Pharaoh also makes pronouncements: "So let it be written. So let it be done."

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Lilah Kane White_Bat • an hour ago
Raven and Skull (Norse and pagan) - The raven have been an important symbol in pagan mythology in many parts of the world. In Norse mythology the two ravens, Hugin and Munin, where believed to part of Odin, the God of knowledge, war and death. Hugin and Munin would fly around the world and gather information and knowledge and they would also help the Valkyries to decide which fallen warriors that would be chosen to enter Valhalla. This was believed to be the reason why soldiers would see gatherings of ravens above battlefields.

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This is a Tarot Card. The Four of Swords (with the Impala as the supine knight) often associated with the need for a break from battle. Maybe saying - there will be peace when you are done.
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Does #Supernatural have a new production sign?
Spotted near Panther Paintball in Surrey.
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The Winchesters search for answers in Supernatural final season first look from EW! (Video in article)
By Samantha Highfill September 11, 2019

God is angry. Wrathful, you might say. In Supernatural’s season 14 finale, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) learned that Chuck (the preferred name for the big man upstairs, played by Rob Benedict) has quite literally been the author of their lives, orchestrating every dramatic twist and turn that has made them who they are (and made the show a hit). And the moment the brothers stopped following Chuck’s plan, he opened the gates of hell, freed the many souls Sam and Dean had defeated over the years, and left the Winchesters and their angelic brother-of-sorts Castiel (Misha Collins) surrounded by a horde of zombies. “We start right back up in season 15, and it is a bit of a triage situation,” Ackles says. “They gotta get out of there, they gotta find some shelter, and they gotta figure out what to do.”

But escaping their current situation is only step 1, because then the boys have to deal with the fact that they’re going up against God himself. “This is, as far as we know, the most powerful being in the universe, and he’s against us,” Collins says, with Padalecki adding, “But we’re also struggling with: Is Chuck evil, or is he just trying to objectively write a story that’s exciting which controls our lives?”

Regardless of Chuck’s intentions, he’s revealed himself to be the grand puppet master, which brings up the question of free will. Which of their decisions have been their own and which have been God’s not-so-divine intervention? Did Sam choose to say “Yes” to Lucifer all those years ago? Does Dean really love bacon cheeseburgers?! “God’s been pulling the strings behind the scenes, and now Sam and Dean are really trying to break free for the first time in their lives,” says co-showrunner Andrew Dabb.

And they have 20 episodes to do just that. Because the world isn’t the only thing that’s ending. The show is too. And before it says goodbye, fans can expect a number of familiar faces. Turns out, there’s an upside to God opening the gates of hell. “There’s specific characters that we’ve dealt with in the past that will reprise their role,” Ackles says before adding, “That doesn’t necessarily mean that everybody’s walking out though. Even though the doors are unlocked and people are walking out of hell, not everybody is quite as eager to jump ship. That begs a question of ‘why’ and it begs a question of ‘when will they?'”

Get a first look at season 15 below:

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After finding out that God has been manipulating them, Dean and Sam are facing an “existential crisis” in the 15th and final season. “They’re realizing, ‘Well, we’re the Winchesters, but were we really doing this Chuck’s way?'” co-showrunner Andrew Dabb previews. “Part of reclaiming that agency is a big part of the season for them.” Plus, the brothers are “going to start to lose people who, in past seasons, we would’ve never lost — and lose them in a very real way. Our guys are going to realize there’s a certain finality, and some of the things they’ve relied on to get through the day — people, talents, things like that — they are no longer going to be able to roll out. And that’s going to throw them for a loop.” The show’s swan song will also welcome back some departed faces, including the Winchesters’ half-brother Adam (Jake Abel), God’s sister Amara (Emily Swallow) and deceased hunter Eileen (Shoshannah Stern).

BONUS SPOILER!: Jack is still in The Empty when Season 15 starts, and “he’s not coming back in the near future,” Dabb reveals. As for the deal Cas made to save Lucifer’s offspring, “when The Empty becomes more active, a lot of things are going to come to a head.”

RETURN DATE: Thursday, Oct. 10 at 8/7c (The CW)


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