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Supernatural said goodbye to San Diego Comic Con on Sunday morning in style. No tears here! Who am I kidding? Of course there was a tribute video to the show and to the car, Baby! Watch the Baby tribute video below.
Supernatural ended season 14 with the beginning of the end as Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles), and Castiel (Misha Collins) face off against the Almighty (Rob Benedict) himself. The cast and producers were on hand at SDCC to discuss the fifteenth and final season.
The Panel: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Alexander Calvert, Robert Singer, Andrew Dabb, Bobo Berens, Eugenie Ross-Leming, Brad Buckner
Ruth Connell and Osric Chau are in the crowd.
Video presentation of the past 14 years. The audience sang along to “Carry On My Wayward Son.”
Benedict and Richard Speight Jr. moderate the panel, dressed as Castiel at first. They removed their coats to look more like the Winchesters.
— TV Guide (@TVGuide) July 21, 2019
Speight and Benedict asked everyone what they were thinking now that they were in the final season. It seems the emotions were high as Padalecki told everyone to start crying now. He then posed tough questions to Ackles, who was nervous for the first time at Comic Con.
Their take away from the show is the life long friends they’ve made and having the experience of a lifetime. Which is pretty much the sentiment for the rest of the cast regardless of how long they’ve been on the show.
Collins said when he was cast, he wrote down some goals for himself in the role. He wanted a creatively fulfilling show and make life long friends. And all of it happened. He said he could have never imagined the fandom. When asked about what happens after the show, Collins just finished a cookbook with his wife and hopes to develop six pack abs.
Jack WILL be back next season, in case you were wondering pic.twitter.com/Qy3AV4CygU
— TV Guide (@TVGuide) July 21, 2019
Benedict asked Calvert about Jack’s journey. There was some joking about how God wasn’t so nice to Jack and Benedict isn’t that nice either. All Calvert could say is that Jack is back in some capacity. Even though he’s been a small part of the journey, Calvert said it’s been truly incredible.
Singer said it’s uncommon for a show to last this long. He praises Eric Kripke for creating these characters. “It’s been a joy and it seems to have gone by really quickly. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.”
The writers and producers talked about the end of the series. They know the end is coming. What’s interesting is how they portray God. Buckner says “The boys bought into the belief that God was hands off, free will prevailed, but the truth is God is in the shadows pulling the strings. That messes with their entire belief system, and now everything changes”
— Extraneous Podcast (@ExtraneousPod) July 21, 2019
Is there anything the stars what to do on the show before it’s all over? Padalecki wants to go to Maui and Ackles wants to take Baby to the track and win some money.
The show is leaving behind quite a legacy. What does that mean to them? Padalecki said they talked about it the night before. “I’m lucky because my friendships won’t go away…” Ackles is very proud of the work and what they’ve had a chance to do.
And audience member asked Collins if he planned on taking anything from the set. He said he has plans and has already rented a semi. He plans to put Padalecki and Ackles in a cage. Padalecki asked if he already has the cage and Ackles asked if he could have a separate cage.
Collins goes on to say, “I will say that I hope that this fandom will continue to function as a family after the show is over and will continue to be a force for good in the world”
The panel showed another video dedicated to the most recognizable Impala, Baby. Then they gave a replica of the car to one lucky fan!
This is where things got really emotional. Each writer and producer got to say thank you to the cast and the fans for making the show so epic. This is when Padalecki, Ackles and Collins started crying. Many members of the audience also began crying and shouting out thanks and love to the panel.
That’s it for Supernatural at SDCC. The tears were flowing as the cast said goodbye to a standing ovation. It was a great panel full of laughs and lots of tears. The cast was so gracious about the fandom and appreciative of those who were on their journey from the beginning. Thank you Supernatural for the memories.
We will post the tribute video as soon as it’s released. Geek Girl Authority will recap the final season and bring you all Supernatural updates!
Supernatural returns to the CW on Thursday, October 10.