The CW’s longest-running series, Supernatural, wrapped up its 15-year run on Thursday.
Warning: This post contains spoilers from the series finale.
The story of monster-hunting brothers Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) and his brother Sam (Jared Padalecki) have come to an end. In “Carry On” which is the series finale of the dark fantasy television series Supernatural, after Dean dies, he arrives in heaven. Sam dies years later and the two brothers reunite in heaven.
Eric Kripke (creator) says Supernatural ending is ‘the right one’:
“In my last episode, ‘Swan Song,’ I probably, in hindsight foolishly, spent maybe like 80 percent of how I wanted that show to end. I didn’t know it was going to go for 15 years. I probably wouldn’t have done that again had I had another chance but I thought maybe there was another year or two! Outside of a few little scenes and a few more moments, that was the meat of where I thought this show should end, which is Sam versus Dean and then ultimately good versus evil but brotherhood wins and sacrifices are made.”
He added: “From that point forward, it’s inevitable that over many years, the show is going to spend every idea I had in terms of where it could go or end. By the time they reach this ending, it’s not like I had some preconceived notion of how it should end. I was completely open-minded to what the gang was cooking up.”
He also said about the final: “I had a long talk with Jensen about it and I had a long talk with Andrew and Bob (co-showrunners) about it and I think it’s the best possible ending for the show. It was interesting, they pitched it to me and I went off to think about it for a couple of days. And admittedly, me being me, I spent some time thinking, ‘Okay, is there any other ending I would pitch back that I think is better?’ And I spent a couple of days trying to chase down a couple of avenues and couldn’t come up with anything better. So I went back and I was like, ‘Guys I think it’s the right one.’ There’s some substance to it but there’s something emotional, I think there’s positive energy around it.”
He also added: “There’s only one scene that I haven’t done that I would’ve done for the end of the show. And I’m certainly not going to give it away, maybe one day I will. But I can assure the fans that my ending was so much darker than the ending they’re going with. So anyone who’s like, ‘Kripke should’ve ended it,’ I’m like, ‘You would’ve hated my ending!’ Because it was a horror movie and it was going to have a horror movie ending. So I can promise you the ending you’ll love much more than if you had let me end the show.”
You can also watch the finale episode trailer below!