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On Thursday night, CW’s longest series, Supernatural, finished its 15-year run in a dramatic way. In “Carry On” – directed by Robert Singer, written by Andrew Dub – the favorite monster hunter Dean Winchester (Jenson Eccles) meets a premature end with his brother Sam (Jared Padalecki) in the room.
Episode 1520 opens on a medium, calm morning for the couple, where they do their routine, have breakfast, do housework, and wipe their weapons. While waiting for any word on supernatural activity, the brothers do not meet with any, deciding to use their time to attend an event called Pie Fest. Dean, on the one hand, feels destined to attend this gathering. Sam, on the other hand, is caught in his head, mourning his two lost friends Castiel (Misha Collins) and Jack (Alexander Calvert). The first was recently sucked into a celestial void known as The Empty. The latter, meanwhile, took on the role of God after the death of Chuck (Rob Benedict) in last week’s episode. Like Sam, Dean is dealing with a great deal of pain, but from his point of view, Sam must continue to live his life. In the end, that’s exactly what Jack and Cass would want for him.
After reversing Sam’s mood, Dean joins his brother in eating pies until they come across a new case involving the abduction of a man and his children. A profile of the suspects is drawn, depicting men with skull masks and when agents Kripke and Singer – clearly identified for Supernatural creator Eric Kripke and partner Robert Singer – arrive at the place, they recognize the masked men. Naturally, they turn out to be a pair of vampires that Sam and Dean immediately hunt down.
Attracting the creatures’ attention by shooting one of them with a blood-soaked bullet, the brothers learn that the crime in the episode is part of a ritual involving the six-month abduction of children. During this supernatural encounter, Dean comes to a second surprising realization: The leader of this nest is Jenny (Christine Chatellen), a young woman turned into a vampire in Season 1.
Several vampires meet their bloody end, although Dean is badly wounded in battle and subsequently immobilized. “You knew it would end that way for me,” he reassures his emotional brother. “We had a great time.” While Sam seems intent on letting Dean die and bring him back, Dean declines the offer, sharing in his last moments how proud he is of his brother, who has always admired his strength. Dean also seized the opportunity for another revelation, acknowledging that the night he first saw Sam at Stanford University, he had hardly pursued their reunion for fear of being rejected by his brother.
After one last tender moment in which Dean tells Sam to continue his life – as it was earlier in the episode – Dean continues. Later he goes to Heaven, where he reunites with the figure of his father Bobby (Jim Beaver). The late hunter tells Dean that Jack is fine in the sky. At the same time, Dean learns that his parents John (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Mary (Samantha Smith) are nearby and that he will soon be reunited with them.
As Dean walks in his Heavenly version of the Impala, known as Baby, Sam mourns the death of his brother, gives him the funeral of a hunter, and then jumps back into life, with a new case to continue.
Flashing forward, we learn that Sam has a son named after his late brother, and we watch him grow. Then, in a scene reflecting Dean’s last, we see adult Sam walk away, with his loving son nearby. Eventually, Sam and Dean reunite in Paradise, where they can finally experience peace.
Debuted in 2005, Supernatural holds the record as the longest-running fantasy series in the history of American television – and its reputation as one of the great genre series on television will undoubtedly continue. “