In 2019 an era ended when Marvel’s Endgame showed in the theatres. By the Gods, do you remember the badass moment “on your left” with Cap or how Natasha sacrificed herself? Or when–
Sorry, I got distracted there for a moment. I just love this movie and how they gave us fans everything we wanted. I mean, Cap wielding Mjölnir?!
Come on! That was dope! …
Okay, this is NOT about Marvel’s Endgame!
Pull yourself together, Jule. Focus!
It’s about a TV show that stole my heart and possessed me like a sassy demon for more than six years …
Et tu, Supernatural?!
The horror, action, fantasy, mystery, drama show (hey, I’m just quoting how Amazon Prime tags it) with the two Winchester brothers Dean and Sam who are saving people and hunting things ended.
It’s over! OVER!
Isn’t it weird how attached you can feel to a show and its characters? And how the ending of a show feels like one of your loved ones just died and now you’re grieving?
I definitely know that when I’ll hear “Carry on Wayward Son” by Kansas, I’m gonna think about the Winchesters and I’m probably gonna cry… (not gonna lie here.)
These two brothers and the show really meant a lot to me, and so many other fans. It was not only a great distraction from life’s problems, but it also taught me some lessons and it left its marks on me.
There are things that I will always connect with Supernatural, like…
… eating pies because Dean loves them so much.
… hearing certain classic rock songs because they remind me of certain moments from the show.
… when the lights flickers somewhere and I’m freaking out because I think there’s a ghost close by, so I grab some salt und get myself in a salt circle.
I could go on and on and on …
But you know, what I’m really gonna miss?
Dean’s Dorky Moments in Supernatural
Hands down, Dean’s my favourite character of the show. Maybe because he also is an Aquarius? Or maybe because I totally understand how protective he is with his little brother?
I’m also pretty good in bottling up my feelings and pretend everything’s okay … so we both got that going for us. Yeahy …
But what I truly love about him are the funny and dorky moments. The moments when you see what an adorable nerd he really is behind his cool, “bad guy” attitude.
I mean, there are so many fantastic and funny moments…
For example, when he dresses up as a medieval warrior and quotes the battle speech from the movie “Braveheart” line by line like a true nerd…
Or when he starts singing and dancing to classic rock music because he loves it so much…. (I totally get you there, Dean)
Or when he fangirls about things like Scooby Doo or being a real-life cowboy.
Then, there’s also the serious Dean. The big, caring brother who deep down is a good man who wants to save as many people as he can. But often can’t quite deal with his anger when his life gets turned upside down.
But he wouldn’t be freaking Dean Winchester, if he wouldn’t be able to go beyond his anger and focus back on his mission.
That’s crap. You always have a choice. You can either roll over and die or you can keep fighting, no matter what.Dean Winchester, Season 2 “In My Time of Dying”
Have I mentioned that he’s my favourite character?
Oh, okay …
Gosh, I just love this dorky, nerdy, adorable, and badass man.
The Weird Episodes in Supernatural
I don’t know if supernatural was the first show to do that, but I know that it was the first time that I noticed that a show tries something totally different and creative.
The weird episodes in Supernatural are mostly one episode per season that is so different that it always sticks out.
For example having one episode in just black and white that is an homage to old monster movies. Or one that is fully animated and happens in the Scooby Doo world.
My top 3 though are…
“Changing Channels” (Season 5)
The one crazy episode when Dean and Sam were trapped in the tv program and needed to act along in embarrassing commercials, stupid sitcoms, and weird Japanese game shows.
And they also made fun of other shows like “CSI:Miami” which was hilarious.
“Mystery Spot” (Season 3)
The one “wtf!?”-episode that was like Groundhog Day when Sam was stuck in a time loop and needed to experience how Dean died over and over again. Mostly in very hilarious and comedic ways …
It was funny and heartbreaking to watch.
“The French Mistake” (Season 6)
The one unbelievable episode when Dean and Sam were sent into an alternate dimension where they are the actors “Jared Padalecki” and “Jensen Ackles” who play Sam and Dean on a tv show named “Supernatural”.
And the most funny thing was that Dean and Sam needed to act in front of a camera and they failed miserably. This is just the best episode ever and the idea is genius in my humble opinion.
The True Meaning of Family in Supernatural
When I started watching Supernatural, I liked the dynamic between Dean and Sam. I liked that they’re brothers who hunt monsters and always have each other’s backs.
Even though the show was super scary for me in the beginning, I couldn’t stop watching because of the feeling of connection that I established with the Winchester brothers right away.
Well, yeah, mostly with Dean.
I related to him because as the oldest sibling you always want to protect your younger ones. Especially if you – like Dean – actually raised them. You were there when your parents weren’t. You supported them when you parents couldn’t.
But I also related and relate to their belief that you can choose your family. That it’s not only about blood.
A wise man once told me, “family don’t end in blood”. But it doesn’t start there either. Family cares about you, not what you can do for them family’s there; for the good, bad, all of it. They got your back, even when it hurts. That’s family.”Dean Winchester, Season 10 “Inside Man”
And that’s something I won’t forget. Ever.
So, thank you, Supernatural, for so many memorable moments with dorky Dean, all the emotional rollercoasters, and life lessons on the road so far.
Also thank you for that heartbreaking, but so deserving finale. For me, it was the perfect way to end the show. Dean and Sam had the life and ending that they deserved.
But now excuse me … I gotta go and do … something important … while crying in the corner and listening to “Carry on Wayward Son” …
Stay weird and always keep fighting,
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