Winchester Wednesday: Red Meat

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“No more second chances. I’m here to reap you.”

Not something we haven’t heard before on Supernatural, not exactly something we enjoy hearing though.

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Tonight’s episode is titled “Red Meat”and it marks the return of Billie the Reaper. And from the episode description alone what we have to look forward to is a pair of werewolves, their two victims, Sam getting shot (and potentially reaped) and Dean acting as savior big brother and hunter with a pack of werewolves on their trail.

So we have nothing short of emotional and mental stress waiting for us. The usual for us, SPNFamily, right?

And what I’m about to fill you in on will only add to that stress. Curious? Alright! Let’s talk about how Jensen and Jared feel Supernatural should end!

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Relax. Especially since we’ve thankfully got a Season 12 to look forward to and with how well the show’s been doing, it doesn’t look like the end is coming anytime soon. Fingers crossed!

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the boys talked about all the different ways they’ve thought Supernatural should end and how over the years those possibilities have changed with each new season of the show.

“If you’d asked me season 1, I would’ve thought that it would’ve been the apocalypse. But then again, you can’t end the TV show with the worst thing happening,” Ackles said, “As we’ve evolved, I think that there’s different roads that the show could certainly go down that would be interesting. I think we’ve taken some really good turns.”

If we only ever got one season of Supernatural and it ended with the apocalypse starting or looming ahead, I probably would have dropped off of my couch into a puddle of tears. I already have enough traumatic memories from “Swan Song” and that nerve-wracking waiting period we had until we heard whether the Winchesters would be around for another season.

“It’s changed a lot over time. Part of me, loving Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, always thought it’d be great to see the boys against insurmountable odds and to freeze-frame on them and just hear stuff in the background. You don’t know if they die, you don’t know if they live, but you know that they’re going to go out in a blaze of glory,” Padalecki revealed.

This would be an interesting yet frustrating end for the show. I’d rather not have a Sopranos type of ending where something happens and then we have no clue what actually happened to the brothers.

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Padalecki then added, “And then I went back and watched a few of the episodes, I watched through ‘Swan Song’ and the scene of the boys laying on the hood of the Impala. I think that’d be a nice way to go out if we had to — watching the end of the world. Or looking up at us from the trunk and throwing the weapons in and saying we’ve got work to do. All of those kind of leave room for opinion and room for interpretation. I don’t think we should see the boys die or live, we should wonder.”

That I think we can all live with. The boys just continuing their hunting. And I do love that idea of the scene being from the perspective of the Impala’s trunk and that memorable “We’ve got work to do,” line.

And as Padalecki said, “The boys can’t stop fighting.” Which is true. If the boys get out alive in the end, there’s no way they’d stop hunting and protecting people from the things that creep around in the dark.

But who knows if they’ll end up alive or dying…or one of the brothers dying. I’m starting to break my own heart right now.

“It’s either going to end tragic or it’s going to end not tragic, and I can kind of make an argument for both,” Ackles said, “I don’t really know where it’s going to go. I always thought Dean would make the ultimate sacrifice for his brother. I guess if I had to choose something, that’s probably what I would choose.”

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Heart crumbling into pieces, for sure. Although, of course I can see Dean dying to protect Sam. They’ve both had that mentality since the beginning. And if we’re speaking honestly here, like I always do with you guys, none of us will be happy unless Supernatural ends the right way. A way most of us can agree is the way that just feels right for the Winchesters.

Let’s not think about Supernatural leaving us anymore though because hopefully we have plenty more good years with Sam and Dean. I am definitely not ready to say goodbye to them.

But if you have any interesting ideas of how you’d want Supernatural to end, please send them my way and leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Until next time, SPNFamily, enjoy tonight’s new episode and maybe I’ll see you during my live-tweeting on Twitter!

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