Okay, so, if you haven’t heard the news, I’m sorry to be the one to break it to you that Supernatural will end its incredibly long run with the 15th season. We’re all obviously in mourning, but SPN stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and took to social media to address the news personally, because they are sweet, lovely human beings.
The men who’ve been with us for 14 years (or 10 years, in Misha’s case), posted their message to facebook and twitter, but Ackles’ posts had me like 👀 🤔 🤯. His Instagram caption reads, “well, it’s official. One more round for the Winchester brothers. Though nothing ever really ends…😉” Is he trying to kill me?
Nothing ever really ends… WINKY FACE. Is Jensen hinting at a possible spinoff? If it were just this caption, I’d probably say no. However, with the events of this Thursday’s episode, I’m inclined to have hope.
While Same (Jared) and Dean (Jensen) leave on a hunt in Iowa for a brand new kind of monster, Jack (Alexander Calvert) is left behind. Our new baby Nephilim is all powered up again after stealing the grace from the archangel Michael (also Jensen). Alone in Kansas, Jack heads into town to grab supplies where he meets a group of adorable teens who were introduced in the 300th episode and know all about Sam and Dean and ghosts. Jack may only be two, but he looks about their age, and they try to take him under their wing.
Things get out of control very quickly, and a friendship between the humans and half-angel doesn’t look likely, but I have a question: Why is Supernatural giving us so much background on these kids? In both episodes where they’ve been featured, they’ve been given a lot of screen time. Not to mention, I’ve become high-key invested in the slow-burn love of Max and Stacy. Eliot is also a fun addition with his love of Sam and Dean’s human nemeses the Ghostfacers, who are apparently still in business.
It’s very possible showrunners Andrew Dabb and Robert Singer are testing a possible spinoff. Supernatural has attempted this twice, first with the universally panned episode ‘Bloodlines,’ which set up a West Side Story-esque plot between the vampire and werewolf clans of Chicago. Then again, in season 13, with the epic ‘Wayward Sisters‘ episode, which brought together a group of female hunters Sam and Dean have met throughout the series. Though beloved by fans and critics, The CW declined to pick it up for a full series.
To be fair, Jensen could have simply been making a joke. His character, along with Sam, Castiel, and Lucifer, have died and come back more times than we can count. Same goes for Mary Winchester who was brought back from the dead 13 seasons in. Bobby, Charlie, Jo, John Winchester, and basically every featured character has survived death in some fashion. He’s right, nothing really ends in this universe.
Still, a story surrounding Jack, who has been a part of the core cast since he was introduced in the finale of season 12 and has at least one more season to embed himself in the hearts of Supernatural fans might fair better than earlier attempts. May I suggest the title, Jack & Friends?