Season 15, Back Half Teaser


"No doubt, endings are hard. But then again, nothing ever really ends...does it?"

It's almost time for the "final ride," as Jensen put it a few hours ago. The end of this series is going to hurt more than most. Being on for 15 years, I wouldn't want it to be any other way. That hurt means it mattered. Like Fringe, Buffy, and Angel before it, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this summer, we'll be saying goodbye to something special.

What a time we've had. No matter how much I loved it, knowing the fickle nature of the networks, I thought it would disappear before the last decade started. Instead, Supernatural kept up the suspense and the humor and the heart, and always found a new way to entertain us, to give us new stories, always with a great deal of character and great dialogue.

Supernatural has been on for far longer than I imagined would be possible in a world where even shows with promise get the barest sliver of a chance. The boys have been through so much, lost so much, lost so many friends, lost each other over and over again. They saved the world constantly and made me laugh and cry the whole while.

I've dreaded the end since the beginning, knowing the sadness of its passing will not be tempered by how great these last 15 years were, but only by time. It was an escape from everything happening in life for a brief moment every week. This show and the lovely people that make it have created a family in all of us and a rich story to keep going back to.

I'll miss Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins together on my TV. There will be a void on CW forever. I hold off on saying a void in our hearts, because I have no idea what they have in store for the series finale. It may end up being one of those rare endings that's perfectly fitting.

But I'm getting a little ahead. Supernatural returns with "The Trap," the 9th episode of season 15, on January 16. I actually thought it was supposed to be later than that. It doesn't give me any time to get to my huge backlog of episodes I never wrote about. Not that I thought I'd get to them anytime soon anyway. It'll probably take me the next 15 years.


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