Supernatural has been renewed for season 12, but how would the stars want it to end? Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles have addressed the inevitability of the show's final season before, but they just spoke at length about it in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. As much as it pains us to hear them talk like this, the boys brought up some interesting points. Here are the best tidbits!
- Long ago, Ackles figured the finale would be crazy bleak: "If you'd asked me season one, 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. 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."
- Padalecki would love an ambiguous ending: "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."
- He actually has a really solid idea: "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."
- To Ackles, there are only two ways to go: "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," he 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."
- Padalecki wants to go out fighting: "The boys can't stop fighting. As long as they're alive, they're not going to stop fighting. We're going to have to see them continue to do good together. I think that's what's the most important part."
Basically, whenever it happens, the boys will be just like Thelma and Louise.