Sam and Dean are officially done saving people and hunting things.
The finale of the CW’s “Supernatural” series aired Thursday and satisfactorily ended the story of two monster hunter brothers whose the story was told over 15 seasons.
In many ways, the ending of Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) stories was what they would have chosen for themselves in Season 1, but the ones that would never have been possible if they had not lasted 15 years. adventures.
The last emotional episode began with the brothers enjoying the Saving the World loot one last time in the penultimate episode. They live a pleasant, ordinary existence inside the bunker with hunting (and pie!) Sprinkled.
Next, Dean picks up a case that brings them back to the road and tracks down a masked vampire kidnapping ring, including a character, Jenny (Christine Chatelain), from the show’s first season.
There was tension during the fight because there was something so ordinary about the moment. Viewers saw Sam and Dean come out of more precarious fights unscathed, but knowing that this was the last episode, there was an air of impending doom to each moment that felt familiar.
Indeed, this fight turns out to be Dean Winchester’s final battle.
In his final growl with a vampire, he is pushed against a wooden pole and impaled by a metal rod. Dean immediately knows the situation is serious.
As Dean said at one point, we always knew it would end this way. But it did not make it easier to see the brothers say their last farewells. Again, this is something viewers have seen before, given that the series has liberally killed its stars a number of times throughout the series. This time we knew – and Dean and Sam knew – that was it.
In this scene, the show delivered a farewell exchange worthy of those who have watched faithfully for a decade and a half. There was a reminder to the pilot (when Dean showed up at his brother’s door and asked for his help), a reference to all the times the characters had found ways out of fatal situations and, above all, a significant closure.
When Sam claims he can’t continue hunting without his older brother, Dean assures him.
“Well, I don’t want to,” Sam replies.
“Hey, I’m not leaving you,” Dean says. “I’m going to be with you. Right here. Every day. Every day you’re out there and you live and you fight – because you keep fighting, you hear me? I’ll be there. Every step of the way. “(” Always keep on fighting “is a mantra adopted by the stars and fans of the show in an attempt to shine a light on mental health issues and encourage well-being.)
At another point, Dean says to Sam, “We had a hell of a ride, man.”
For Dean, this journey ends in this vampire nest, but continues in a heavenly way.
In Heaven, Dean meets Bobby (Jim Beaver), who explains to him that Heaven is now “what it should always have been”.
“Everyone is happy. Everyone together,” he tells Dean as they sit outside Harvelle’s Roadhouse and Dean’s beloved car, Baby, is a few steps away.
Bobby tells Dean that their parents live down the street and that Rufus (Steven Williams) also lives nearby.
“It’s not just heaven, Dean. It’s the heaven you deserve,” Bobby said.
It is also the paradise that Dean and Sam won. The fabric of human life and the afterlife was, many times, what Dean and Sam had given their blood, sweat, lives and tears to save. It was only fitting that they enjoyed the loot at the end of it all.
Yes, Sam would meet Dean in Heaven too, but not for a while.
Sam’s story continues for years afterward. He has a son named Dean and dies as an old man with his son by his side. In other words, the guy who had apparently accepted that a normal life was beyond reach, saw it become.
In heaven, Sam and Dean meet on a bridge.
“Hey, Sammy,” Dean welcomes her.
It might not have been the finale of “Supernatural” if it had been produced in non-pandemic times. (Presumably there would have been more cameos, for example.) It’s one, however, that kept the promise of the series’ musical anthem, “Carry on Wayward Son” by Kansas – “It there will be peace when you are done. “