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Saying Goodbye to Supernatural

Honestly, I’m at a loss for words as I try to gather my thoughts sitting here in front of my TV, awaiting new episodes for the last time. Though not all the people that surround me will understand my “psychotic, irrational, erotic co-dependence” with this show, millions of other people will. The CW’s television show Supernatural has graced our screens for about 15 years. Over the past decade and a half, the actors and creators involved have conceived something truly special. With numerous worldwide conventions and finale parties, the “SPN Family” has become an enormous community full of hopeful and helpful fans. 

Sam and Dean Winchester, along with a plethora of other well-written characters (Jody Mills, Bobby Singer, Charlie Bradbury and Crowley, to name a few of my favorites) come together to create a hilarious, spooky and often heartwrenching show.

Supernatural has been a safe haven for myself and so many others over the past, well, while. I began watching about eight years ago during my freshman year of high school. It truly does feel like an end of an era, my favorite show ending in tandem with my college graduation. Whether it be looking forward to “Women of Letters” gatherings or re-watching emblematic episodes like Mystery Spot or Baby, this show has acted as a source of happiness and enthusiasm for many like myself.

Despite the iconic ‘67 Impala, classic rock, eye candy for actors and actresses and tons of comedic relief, the show offers much more than that to its audience. As my journal from February of 2015 reminds me, “its helped me to recognize a lot. The real important things in life: sacrifice, faith, what real, raw love looks like. The greatness of road trips, cheap motels, shitty burgers and rock and roll. It’s okay to live a life others don’t understand”. Though the writers have shifted over the course of Supernatural’s existence, it has always been a show that makes you feel many things. Hell, some of the character deaths hit as hard as that of the people we know in real life. I know I am not alone in these sentiments, as a Facebook page with over three thousand members has “liked” in agreement

It’s evident that this show has brought people together, and sure, that can be said about any “fandom”. But what about when fans and professionals create together? The book titled “Family Don’t End with Blood” shares the stories from both sides of the show on how Supernatural has affected the lives of many. This product is just another reason why I am so proud to be a part of this family.

Although I could go on for pages and pages about why we love this show and the ways we will miss its’ production, I understand that my ramblings are not for the faint of heart. Of course, I can’t close out this article without a huge nod to the show’s mastermind and creator Eric Kripke. Thank you for creating brothers that have given us something to believe in for the past fifteen years.

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Supernatural for one final time. Then again, the Winchesters never stay dead for long.

 

Ren Crudele

C Mich '20

Ren is a full time student, activist, and creator who prides herself on making life an adventure in and of itself. She aims to create relatable, exciting, and inspiring content on various platforms, including her youtube channel https://youtube.com/livinlargewithlcruu. Ren loves Supernatural, music festivals, supporting local businesses, and laughing. You can always find her in a small coffee shop editing vlogs or crowd surfing to her favorite band, All Time Low. Follow along for the fun! Instagram: @LCruu
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