The Winchester brothers have been at this whole demon-hunting, angel-killing, God-defying game for a long time. 15 seasons to be exact. So, when it was announced that S15 would be the boys' last ride, we weren’t surprised. We were heartbroken, for sure. But we think both Sam and Dean deserve the break.
However, it still doesn’t make saying goodbye any easier. Jensen Ackles, who plays older brother Dean Winchester, admitted that he struggled to come to terms with this being the end of the road for his character. “I struggled with it for about a week or so, and then I realised I’m too invested. I’m too emotional. I’m too close to this character. To see anything with finality on it, it’s just hard to digest,” Jensen admits. “I talked to a few people about it and got some clarity on it and have tried to look at it from a different perspective. I now have come around to being like, ‘This is a really good ending. This is satisfying.’”
Meanwhile, Jared Padalecki, who plays Dean’s younger brother Sam, seems to be dealing with the finality of it all far better than his co-star. “I always said I wanted them both to die. I think that’s my way of saying I want them to achieve peace,” Jared explains. “I feel like Sam and Dean find some version of peace. Whether or not that’s alive or dead, I feel like they find more peace than when the season starts.”
And what does the man who started it all, show creator Eric Kripke who’s served as part-time executive consultant since S7, think of the brothers' big finale? Executive producer Robert Singer says Kripke is a happy man. “He actually has been told the ending and he kind of likes it.” Meanwhile, writer Andrew Dabb says they’ve put a lot of thought into the way things should end, but he warns fans that it might not be the happiest of endings. “But it means that the journey was worth something and came to a place that makes everyone feel it was, again, worth kind of taking that trip.”
Heading into the final season, the trusty brothers face the ultimate enemy – God (Rob Benedict) himself. After refusing to kill the Nephilim child, Jack (Alexander Calvert), God decided that if the Nephilim lives, then no one else gets to live. So, he proclaimed what any loving god would – destroy earth entirely. S15 now sees Sam and Dean having to stop God from essentially snapping his fingers and ending it all. And as Dean puts it: “How the hell are we supposed to fight God?” How indeed…
Thankfully, following years on the road and a number of daunting yet unforgettable encounters, the Winchesters have managed to put together an impressive stash of weapons and artefacts to help them one-up practically all beings – whether from heaven or hell. So, we’re certain they’ll come out of this God battle just fine. Right?
Probably the most powerful weapon in their arsenal, The Equalizer (also called The Hammurabi) is a gun crafted by God himself. It’s rumoured to be able to kill any being in the universe – including God. And unlike the now-infamous Colt, this gun needs no special bullets. In fact, it needs no bullets at all, instead using some complicated “multidimensional energy” to blast one’s enemy into non-existence. The only downside? Whatever happens to your target happens to you as well.
Speaking of guns, Sam and Dean wouldn’t have gotten very far in their hunting escapades without the Colt. Handed down from one generation of hunters to the next since 1835, this gun sends demons running with their tail (or tails) between their legs. While we haven’t seen the Colt being used since S12 – it’s still in pieces following a devastating battle with the Prince of Hell Dagon – it’s almost a given that this powerful gun will make a mostly sentimental return in the final season. While it won’t be of much use against God, it sure will come in handy with a few small-time demons along the way.
The First Blade
Not only is it ugly, but it’s also very powerful – at least, it used to be. Rendered useless in S10 after Dean finally managed to remove the Mark of Cain – the very symbol that gave The First Blade its power – it’s now just a useless donkey jawbone. However, expect the blade formerly known as “the most dangerous weapon on the planet” to make a few appearances in the final season.
The original scythe was lost forever when Dean killed off Death (Julian Richings) with his own blade in S10. However, with Reaper Billie (Lisa Berry) taking over death duty in S11, she rocks up with her very own scythe and from what we can gather, it carries as much power (if not more) than the original scythe itself. Expect to see Billie swinging this powerful weapon around a lot as she helps keep the end of the world at bay.
Yes, we know. It’s a car and not a weapon. But any die-hard Supernatural fan will agree that the car has managed to earn itself a spot as main character throughout the show. Where else would the brothers hide their multitude of weapons while on the road? The Impala has stolen the hearts of fans since day 1 with anything from baseball bats, to shotguns, to various angel and demon blades being stashed away inside her trunk.
Watch Supernatural S15 on Saturdays on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 20:50 or on Catch Up