Warning: This artcle contains spoilers for the season finale of Supernatural.
Essentially, season 10 of Supernatural has been about family and, more specifically, about the brotherhood between Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles). There’s also that nasty Mark of Cain business, but, when you get down to it, that’s really just another supernatural test to strengthen the bond between the Winchester brothers.
“Instead of forcing his support group to help a helpless cause, it just seems fruitless to him, so he basically says ‘guys, stop, leave it alone, there’s nothing you can do, and there’s nothing I can do except fight until I can’t fight anymore,'” Jensen Ackles recently told Variety. “And unfortunately, we’re gonna see what that means in the last episode.”
Much like the first brothers, Cain and Abel, there has been a steadily widening rift developing between Sam and Dean on Supernatural, even more so in the latest episodes of Supernatural, as we near the close of the season. This week’s episode saw that divide reach its ultimate conclusion with Dean, blaming Sam for Charlie’s death, striking out on his own to deal with Charlie’s death the only way a hunter on Supernatural knows how: by hunting down whatever killed her.
So long Styne family. It was nice while it lasted.
Along with that vengence, Supernatural fans had to sit through the painful experience of watching Dean once again embrace the Mark. Poor Cyrus Styne (Connor Price); he never had a chance. Don’t count Dean out yet though. This extended Supernatural trailer reveals that he has his own plan for dealing with the Mark of Cain.
Yes, Death (Julian Richings) will be returning to Supernatural and, once again, he has a bargain for Dean. Remember that Supernatural episode Death forced Dean to wear his ring and perform his job for a day? That didn’t turn out too well either.
Ackles recalls his misgivings in shooting the season finale, realizing that they may be taking Supernatural too far down that road of compromise, possibly farther than Supernatural has ever gone in the past.
“There’s a moment in the last episode we shot — we’re shooting things out of order so I can’t remember which episode is which, but suffice to say, there’s an episode towards the end of the season when we make a sacrifice that I was thinking, ‘How are our characters okay with this? This is terrible, what we’re doing. This is disgusting.’ We’re making some serious compromises in order to rescue Dean.”
In spite of those feelings, or perhaps because of them, Jensen Ackles admits a measure of pride in being involved in such a powerful season finale for Supernatural.
“It’s a good one — in fact, in my opinion, I read the script and I’m like, ‘this is one of the best scripts I’ve read in years,’ so much so that I was like, ‘I’m gonna write [showrunner] Jeremy Carver an email and tell him how amazing this script is.'”
Those are some foreboding statements from one of Supernatural‘s stars. It seems by insinuation that things will not bode well for the brothers and we already know from earlier spoilers that Sam will suffer some great sacrifice to save his brother. Jared Padalecki, the other half of the Supernatural team, has already revealed that Sam will go dark side by the end of Supernatural’s tenth season. Could Death have something to do with that?
The Supernatural season finale is scheduled to air May 20 on the CW network.
[Featured image: Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles courtesy of the CW network/Supernatural]