Happy Supernatural Day!
Updated: May 26
The boy was five seasons in when he proclaimed that I had to watch it. He re-watched those seasons with me on a summer road trip through the south and we have watched every single Supernatural together since. If one of us was working or had class, we would wait till we both could watch it and stay off the internet- spoilers. We repeatedly said at the end of a season that how could they beat the last season in writing & acting and they consistently do. The final season is bittersweet. We know they are going to knock it out of the park, but I will surely miss our Supernatural nights together.
There is so much to love about the show and it’s characters. One of the most iconic is Dean’s car, Baby. I read that how creator Eric Kripke almost didn’t choose it the iconic car, Baby. He originally had his eye on a ‘65 Ford Mustang, but was convinced by his neighbor that a 67 Impala was the way to go. “My neighbor said it has to be a ’67 Impala, because you can put a body in the trunk,” Kripke told the Daily Telegraph in 2007. ‘You want a car that, when people stop next to it at the lights, they lock their doors.’” One of our favorite episodes is shot entirely from the car’s POV.
Supernatural holds the record for longest-running Scyfy show and will probably keep the record for a while, even after it ends following Season 15 with 327 episodes. Its fan base is passionate and loyal community. That fan base has made a lasting impact on their own. Part of that can be attributed to Misha Collins’ GISHWES, or The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen, which holds the world record as the largest media scavenger hunt ever. We participated, and it was an overwhelming, creative, and the most gratifying week we have had. GISHWES challenges are varied from painting affirmation on stones and leaving them for people to find, to ballerinas having a barroom brawl. Supernatural has been involved with multiple charitable causes championing mental health awareness and random acts of kindness. Random Acts which raises money for causes big and small. The non-profit has built a school in Nicaragua and tackled worldwide childhood hunger. Jared Padalecki launched his Always Keep Fighting campaign to benefit the organization To Write Love on Her Arms, which supports people struggling with depression, self-injury, and suicide. It was a move inspired by his own struggles. Meanwhile, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins had the You Are Not Alone campaign. Supernatural proved to have the right formula to not only attract a loyal fan-base but inspire those fans to contribute immensely to charitable efforts, be supportive and accepting.
Supernatural has left a lasting impact on our family. We have the tattoos to prove it. Thank you, to my boy for taking us on this journey and… Driver picks the music!
The final season premieres Thursday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. ET on the CW, and will contain 20 episodes
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