Ten seasons and myriad monsters later, Supernatural hits the 200th episode with music
Sam and Dean Winchester (played by Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) have spent their lives on the road, battling the yellow-eyed demon that killed their mother to vampires, ghosts, shapeshifters, angels and fallen gods. They even came face-to-face with Lucifer and the Four Horsemen while averting the Apocalypse. We catch up with the duo on their last 10 seasons of ghost busting and demon huntingJared Padalecki
Being part of 10 seasons.
It feels intense. Sam has been to hell and back. Literally. It’s been an amazing run and we’ve been able to explore all these different sides of Sam. I remember Jensen and I looking at each other during the pilot filming and saying, “Dude, we might get picked up to do a season. This is good.” And here we are.
How has it changed you?
As I’ve become older, I’ve become less willing to believe there is something supernatural out there. I feel like we’ve done so much, maybe the ghosts have seen our show and they just stay away from us? I’ve been waiting to feel something crazy and paranormal, but nothing has happened.
More on Sam from this season.
Initially, Sam wants to find his brother. Soon enough, he discovers his brother is a demon – but he wants to heal him. It’s very intense because if he doesn’t—if he kills the demon —then he kills his brother. Sam tests how far he’ll go as he teases the depths of ethics and morality.
Being demon Dean.
I’m really enjoying the Demon Dean storyline. It was definitely interesting trying to make him a different character while still being Dean. He’s going to drink as much as he wants and party as much as he wants; it’s definitely a little kooky.
Memories of the pilot episode.
It was a little show from a network that was about to merge with another network. We were thinking that if we didn’t make too much noise, they’d keep us on the air. And here we are in our 10th year, so we need to say a big thank you to the fans.
Your belief in the supernatural.
I always assume it’s a window creaking rather than a ghost. But now, after being on the show for 10 years, it better not be a ghost—because if it is, I will kill it. I think I have a false sense of security after playing Dean Winchester for nine years. It’s like, “I’m not a doctor but I play one on TV, so let me suture you up.”
On the potential ending.
I think that riding off into the sunset is not in the cards for these two guys, nor would I want it to be. I want it to be a tragedy. In that regard, I do think it’ll be blood and gore. Maybe even one brother killing the other.
Saturdays, 10 pm, on AXN. The special episode airs on November 15.
— Aakanksha Devi