An Ode to the show that taught us about family, duty and monsters
I was 20 years old when Supernatural premiered on The WB. I was a stupid kid, and didn’t really know much about life. A die hard Buffy fan, when I saw a preview for a show about monster hunters featuring handsome actors I’d followed on both Dawson’s Creek and Gilmore Girls, I figured….hey why not? After the premiere, I was intrigued. By the end of season 3, my heart broke watching Dean being dragged off to Hell. In season 4, I quickly joined the fan club of our favorite angel, Castiel, who’s intro was one of the best on television…ever. When Sam died to save the world and his brother at the end of season 5, I wondered where the show could go from there? But, it did….didn’t it? It went here, there and everywhere. From folklore to real life human monsters — SPN touched on it all. While the mystical side always drew us in, for me, it was the family that kept me a fan for 15 seasons. Most of all, the relationship between the two brothers. As fate would have it, like Mary Winchester, I would become the mother of two sons myself. And yes, the names Dean, Sam and Cas were all on the table while I was pregnant. After having my sons, Supernatural took on a new meaning. By the time Mary Winchester came back, I truly looked at Sam and Dean from her perspective.
My long-windedness is simply to say what happened here doesn’t happen often. For a show to have a run this long is almost unheard of. For actors, producers and crew members to have steady jobs this long is next to impossible. And for fans…well, it’s something truly special. My heart broke when Buffy ended, I cried big ole’ alligator tears when Dawson’s Creek aired it’s finale and don’t even get me started about the end of GoT, but today, sitting here writing this, with my two sons running around pretending to be Sam and Dean…you guys, my heart is so full. Supernatural will always, always have a special place in my heart and in the hearts of so many of you I’m sure. What these people did was amazing. I am still red-faced and heartbroken from the past few episodes and the finale, but I sincerely feel that the end was not only appropriate but perfect.
Jensen, Jared, Misha, Jim, Samantha, Jeffrey, Alexander, Kripke and the rest of the cast, crew, writers and to the CW — thank you. You’ll never fully know what your work has meant to not only me, but all of us fans.
Carry on. XoXo. — Britt
Originally published here on November 20th, 2020.
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