It’s been months since Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins announced that the upcoming 15th season of Supernatural would be its last. After more than 300 episodes, hundreds of thousands raised for charity, and creating one of the most rabid and connected fandoms in history, it feels selfish to feel anything other intensely proud of my boys and my show, and the rock-salt studded legacy they are leaving behind. There’s no crying in the family business.
However, after last week’s emotional at San Diego Comic-Con, the finality is creeping in with sadness hot on its heels, especially when you try to watch Padalecki and Ackles try and fail not to hold back the tears.
But it’s easy to forget that there are still nine months of production and an entire season of thrills, chills and Impala gas tank refills ahead! I’m harassing my favorite TV genie for more wishes for my favorite TV show. One last time.
Here are my wishes for Supernatural’s final season...
Brotherhood to the Nth Degree. The heart of Supernatural has always been the relationship between brothers Sam and Dean. So the final season needs to pack in as many chick-flick broments as possible. The past few seasons have made use of recurring characters, with season 14 splitting the brothers up more than ever, which is about as acceptable as watching the Impala with rocks. I wish the final season will focus primarily on the epic bromance, even if that means seeing less of side players, Cas and Jack. Sorry not sorry. I’ll even up the ante by specifically wishing for another bottle episode ala season 11’s “Baby” that focuses entirely on Sam and Dean, preferable trapped in a precarious place. With monsters.
The Ghosts of Sam’s Past. There are several pivotal moments in Supernatural’s mythology: the devastating fight in which Sam’s father disowned him, his years at Stanford, and his relationship with Jessica Moore. I hope that the show dedicates at least one episode to the game-changing times in Sam’s life that they have yet to explore, especially if that means bringing back young Sam Winchester’s doppleganger and talented actor, Colin Ford. If this could come in the form of a Sam-only episode, that would be even better.
Bring Back Ben Edlund. During Comic-Con, showrunners shared that fan favorites, like Jake Abel’s Adam, would be returning, which is great. I’d also love for Supernatural to bring some of its best writers, like Ben Edlund or Sera Gamble. Edlund has written some of the best and most twisted episodes, including the brilliant “Wishful Thinking,” “Monster Movie,” and “Repo Men.” The writing in the last few seasons has been lackluster due to dull, meandering plotlines, missing references, and the butchering its own canon. What better way to remedy that than to have the writers who shaped Supernatural from the beginning return to ensure it has a fitting end?
Hunters Assemble. The Winchesters have faced their fair share of betrayal from people they love, and even the hunting community at large. They are long overdue from a show of respect and a helping hand from the hunting community, and not the creepy “you had the devil in you!” worship from a guest at a hunter’s funeral in season 12’s “Celebrating The Life of Asa Fox.” In the final season, I wish to see the hunters come to Sam and Dean’s aid much like in the last chill-inducingly iconic end of Avengers: Endgame. Considering Sam is worthy of the powers of Thor, he’s long overdue from some badass hunter back-up.
Monster Mania. In the beginning, Supernatural focused on ganking monsters from classic American folklore. The show lost track of that somewhere between God’s little sister and alternate universes. For season 15, I hope would return to its horror roots. There are still plenty of mythical creatures Sam and Dean have yet to kill or encounter, including hodags, banshees, mermaids, elves and even Bigfoot. With Chuck determined on ending the world as bloodily as possible, he could throw all at Sam and Dean at once, and this fan would be tickled pink.
Up The F#cking Ante. Some of the best episodes of Supernatural contained an deft combination of fantastic acting (season 4’s “In The Beginning”), amazing action (season’s “First Blood”) or black humor (season 6’ “Clap Your Hands If You Believe”). My final wish is that Supernatural would crank up the volume on all three, more gripping, emotional scenes, more BAMFy fighting, more “should I laugh at this?” humor. The show can start by opening season 15 seconds after season 14 ended with an injured Sam, Dean and Cas being attacked by a pack of monsters in the cemetery.
What are your wishes for the final season of Supernatural? Share your thoughts below.
2/20/2020 08:20:53 pm
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