‘Supernatural’ Has an Emotional Goodbye

I have spent 15 years with Sam and Dean, and now it’s over. Almost half of my life I’ve been with this show. I had no idea how it would end, and now I’m a wreck.

Sam goes for a peaceful run in the final episode of Supernatural. (The CW)

When the episode started and they were living life, it was kind of nice. And then Dean (Jensen Ackles) went to a pie festival! It was so cute. But of course, this couldn’t be how it ended.

Then Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean picked up a case. A very run of the mill case. A nest of vampires. Only it was a nest that their father had hunted. That seemed like a nice twist.

And the boys went in swinging as they always do. And it was a very normal, old school case.

Dean always said he would die on the job. Even if that isn’t the ending wanted for him. (The CW)

Then, Dean got pushed up against a big nail. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. This was not how Dean Winchester goes out. They just defeated God. They defeated Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) more than once. How was a vampire going to be his end?

Dean always knew this was how it ended for him. I guess I was too hopeful because Jared and Jensen were willing to come back for a reboot that they would be okay. Granted, we know how easy it is to bring them back.

But this was it. This was Dean’s end. Dean and Sam had to say goodbye. We’ve watched the boys die before but never like this. This was it. There was no coming back.

Jensen and Jared were beautiful in this scene. I have never cried so hard for a show in my entire life. Dean has looked up to Sam. And Dean was telling him he was the stronger one. He even told Sam about how he spent hours outside of his dorm room before he went in because he was afraid of what he would say because it was always “you and me.” And Dean didn’t want Sam to turn him away.

Sam and Dean go on one last hunt. (Robert Falconer/The CW)

Did the writers want to wreck us? Was that the game plan here? Because mission accomplished. I’m still crying while writing this.

Sam went on to have a life, a wife, and a son he named Dean. And the tears continued.

But we also got a Dean and Bobby (Jim Beaver) reunion. A happy moment, but it also brought tears. I’m so grateful to the writers for bringing us Bobby one last time. He was always their second father. And I was heartbroken when he died. I needed to see him one last time.

In the last episode, Jack (Alexander Calvert) told us he was going to be hands-off. But he made two exceptions. One, he brought Castiel (Misha Collins) out of the Empty. Thank you, Jack. Cas deserved better than that.

Two, he changed heaven. He made it open. You could see all your lost loved ones again. So Dean gets to live out his afterlife with not just Bobby but everyone he lost, including his parents. Rufus (Steven Williams) was even mentioned.

All Dean wanted to do at that moment was drive Baby. Yes, he even has Baby in heaven!

Dean gets to drive Baby whenever he wants in heaven. (The CW)

He drove Baby while Sam lived out his life. And then we got to see the brothers reunited in heaven. It was beautiful.

I won’t lie. There were some moments in the first part of this episode, I thought, this is how we’re going out? But I just waited it out because I knew this couldn’t be it. But I also felt like going out with an old school case was kind of nice.

Endings are hard, as Chuck (Rob Benedict) once said. And this one broke me. When you let characters into your home for this long, you know them. You love them. So to watch Dean die and Sam say goodbye to him was very hard.

Then to watch Sam have a life without Dean was hard. But also nice that he got a life like he always wanted.

It was a beautiful ending for Supernatural. I know fans will have issues. I am one of the few people who liked the How I Met Your Mother ending. I was not too fond of it when I watched it, but then it was like, I always wanted Ted with Robin. And the writers really told us from the beginning that they were going to end up together.

Sam and Dean are reunited in heaven. (Robert Falconer/The CW)

The Originals had Klaus and Elijah die together. These may not be the endings we wanted for the characters we love, but they are fitting endings for the characters’ stories.

Dean knew this is how it would end for him. And as broken apart about it as I was in the moment. It was his ending. And he finally found peace being reunited with everyone he lost.

And of course, they played “Carry On Wayward Son” for the final montage. This is it. This is Sam and Dean’s legacy. And it was a beautiful one.

“There’ll be peace when you are done. Lay your weary head to rest. Don’t you cry no more.”

Sam and Dean are done, but I’m still crying.

Thank you, Jared and Jensen. You gave me 15 years worth of wonderful memories. You were there for me, going through my hardest times. And, now you can lay Sam and Dean to rest. They will always be with us.

Mandy Carr

Editor and Founder, Primetime Addiction

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