Saying Goodbye to Supernatural
By: Justin Hopkins
I put this off now for a bit. Season Finale being six days ago. How did say goodbye to Supernatural? A show that has been around since 2005. Robert Downey was three years from downing the Iron Man Suit and Stephen Amell was seven from kickstarting the arrowverse. Lasted nearly a generation, while most struggle to get past 5 seasons. Had some fantastic peaks and bounced quickly back from its lows. Before I have to say good bye. I suppose I should start with a thank you.
Thank You, for some of the most compelling story telling brought to TV. From long form, arcs that ran for multiple seasons, such Yellow Eyes to Lilith and rise of Lucifer. Memorial monsters of the week. Powerful emotional episodes, like Heart and Abandon All Hope. Knowing how to hit you deep in the feels and shed tears in all the most wonderful of ways. Episodes that made you fall out of your seat laughing with the likes of Tall tales, All Dogs Go To Heaven and so many more. Knowing when to break the building tension with just the right amount of humor. Not afraid to break the pace, with various others other then Sam and Dean leading the way or breaking the norm even more with the likes of Scoobynatural and bitten. Every episode became must watch and easily rewatchable\ and the music, always picking the best song for the situation. Too many of which ended up on my playlist.
Thank You for the amount of detail that went into bringing the monsters to life. Making the Djinn feel like dominate forces whenever they were around. Giving the vampires the classics 80’s touch to them, especially when we first meet them. Wendigo was so good and he was way back in the second episode that longed to see again. Fact the zombies were killed by being staked into their burial spot was such a deep cut into their lore and loved them for changing them up for the show. Weaving in stories where they weren’t just monsters. Had loved ones and families and it was the hunters who were in fact wrong. Unique ways they utilized beings like Eve and Leviathans. Almost we got more from Eve, but enjoyed her while she was around. A lot of love and creativity went in and it showed.
Thank you to everyone who put on performances of a lifetime. Jared Padalecki an Jensen Ackles gave us two incredible characters in the form of Sam and Dean, who could easily go down as the best siblings to ever be portrayed. Characters that were so strong willed that they would turn enemies into friends as they stood their ground against the greatest of threats. Misha Collins and Mark Sheppard took side characters in Castiel and Crowley and made them welcomed mainstays. Mark Pellegrino gave us a Lucifer that I would compare to any other. The same could easily be said about Julian Richings Death, my personal favorite. Stole every scene he was in and broke my heart when he died. Fredic Lehine set a high bar as his performance as Azazel and each passing big bad nudged it higher and higher. Then you throw in the likes of Richard Speight Jr., Kim Rhodes, Alexander Calvert, Steven Williams, Felicia Day, Richard Minor and I could go on and on and still probably miss someone. Thank You To Everyone involved and will be remembered so fondly.
And now comes the time to say goodbye. Will truly miss getting new chapters to this phenomenal show, but will treasure what they have given and wish everyone involved in this they very best in whatever they do next.
As always, I hope you enjoyed and…
Thank You For Reading.