It’s truly the end of an era. Today cameras roll for the final time on Supernatural. After fifteen seasons, 327 episodes, and countless demons, ghosts, and pies, the Winchesters will finally lay their weary heads to rest. It’s an emotional day for the people who have worked on the show for years and the many fans for whom Supernatural is more than a show.
In celebration of filming wrapping, fans managed to get #ThankYouSupernatural trending with tens of thousands of tweets—and the many people that made the show possible joined in with their gratitude, love, and memories. Here are just a few of the tributes that the cast and crew put out there.
Many of the writers and showrunners, current and former, shared their goodbyes and gratitude. Series creator Eric Kripke shared the first scene ever shot, over 5 years ago, along with a tribute to director and producer Kim Manners, who passed away in 2010.
This was the first #Supernatural scene we shot. Today will be the last. I’m grateful & love you all beyond words. But it’s only over when you say it is, #SPNFamily. In the words of Kim Manners (RIP): Kick It In The Ass. #SPN @jarpad @JensenAckles @mishacollins pic.twitter.com/GXLqBkanPu
— Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) September 10, 2020
Kripke was succeeded as showrunner by Sera Gamble, who went on to run You and The Magicians.
Happy last day to the longest running show of its kind in American history. Sending much love to the team on this day of epic accomplishment.
— Sera Gamble (@serathegamble) September 10, 2020
Longtime producer Jim Michaels shared a final day selfie …
The words I will hear later today- Cut! Print! That’s a wrap ! That’s a season wrap and that’s a series wrap… pic.twitter.com/eGNcb5drJD
— Jim Michaels (@TheJimMichaels) September 10, 2020
And got some encouragement from none other than Kansas, the band behind the show’s anthem “Carry On My Wayward Son.”
@TheJimMichaels Best wishes to all, today!
— KANSAS (@KansasBand) September 10, 2020
The final episode will be titled, of course, “Carry On.”
The myriad actors who have appeared on the show also shared their thoughts and feelings.
Sebastian Roche, aka the Angel Baltazar:
Congratulations #Supernatural on ending your run of 15 seasons, it was such a pleasure to play a small part in this great adventure and the friendships that ensued, love to all of my cast mates and love to the incredible fans, #SPNFamily #SPNFamilyForever pic.twitter.com/YqEyF5u1eL
— Sebastian Roché (@sebroche) September 10, 2020
Samantha Smith, who played mom Mary Winchester since the pilot:
A show that literally created families on-screen, off-screen, behind the scenes, & out in the world, #Supernatural will never really be over.
End of an era, but what. a. ride.
Nothing but love. ♥️#MomForever #SPNFamilyhttps://t.co/E3wxetczkz pic.twitter.com/Gbxg53DAPn
— Samantha Smith (@SamSmithTweets) September 10, 2020
Richard Speight Jr., who had played the “Trickster” aka Gabriel since season two, and has directed several episodes of the series as well:
My son Steve when I did my 1st episode of #Supernatural in 2007 & today on the show’s last day of shooting. What a long & amazing ride. From janitor to director, I’ll never have another experience like I’ve had on this show. Or a better TV family. Cheers to you all. ❤️ #SPNFamily pic.twitter.com/zOR5nEPzZs
— Richard Speight, Jr. (@dicksp8jr) September 10, 2020
God himself, Rob Benedict.
— Rob Benedict (@RobBenedict) September 10, 2020
Briana Buckmaster aka Sheriff Donna.
— B R I A N A B U C K M A S T E R (@OfficialBrianaB) September 10, 2020
Shoshannah Stern, who played deaf hunter Eileen.
— Shoshannah Stern (@Shoshannah7) September 10, 2020
Felicia Day, who played the iconic nerd, Charlie.
It’s the last day of filming on the set of #Supernatural. Even from afar, didn’t know I’d feel all these feelings. Thank you for 8 years of playing an amazing character. Nothing else will match being a part of the #SPN family <3 pic.twitter.com/yNoalyuMHA
— Felicia Day (@feliciaday) September 10, 2020
Alaina Huffman, who played the demon Abaddon.
Sending mad love to my #Supernatural Family! I had no idea how my life would change when this audition landed in my inbox. Thank you for accepting me! Sending lots of love to the cast and crew today! #SupernaturalForever pic.twitter.com/OqHfJ6UeKM
— Alaina Huffman (@AlainaHuffman) September 10, 2020
Rachel Miner, who played the demon Meg and stepped up to run Random Acts, the charity created by Misha Collins.
— Rachel Miner (@RachelMiner1) September 10, 2020
Jim Beaver, who will always be Bobby Singer:
So it’s here. Last day of principal photography on Supernatural, my home for 15 years. Getting ready to go to work on it for the final time. Deep feelings. Very deep. I love these people. Okay. Let’s go kick it in the ass one last time. pic.twitter.com/oRlalucX3h
— Jim Beaver (@jumblejim) September 10, 2020
Ruth Connell, super-witch and Queen of Hell, Rowena.
— Ruth Connell ♛ (@RuthieConnell) September 10, 2020
Jake Abel, who played Michael and long-lost Winchester brother Adam.
— Jake Abel (@MrJakeAbel) September 10, 2020
Even the former King of Hell, Crowley, aka Mark Sheppard, got a bit emotional.
From a demon to a real angel, Misha Collins, who changed the show when he joined in season four as Castiel.
#ThankYouSupernatural. You’ve changed my life in so many ways and you changed the world for the better.
Fight on. https://t.co/w5jluwRaVL
— Misha Collins (@mishacollins) September 10, 2020
Danneel Ackles, who both plays the angel Jo and is married to one of the lesser-known actors on the show, shared this with the world and her hubby.
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You may be shooting your last day…helping to bring Supernatural across the finish line and into television history, but this is not… the End. Supernatural is a show about love, and the love that has been created within the story is eternal. Love between brothers, love between friends, love between co-stars…love for the crew, love for the fans, and love for each other. Thank you to everyone who is a part of this community and those who continue to share their love and talents with us all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ 📸 @arachnobite (Set Dec) and Moira (Costumes) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “For there’ll be peace when you are done. Lay your weary head to rest. Don’t you cry no more”
And finally, Sam Winchester himself is ready for the last day:
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Well, here goes… I write this as I head to my last day of #Supernatural. My last day with #SamWinchester. Obviously, my head is spinning and my emotions are stratospheric, but there’s still a bit of time left on the clock. Thank y’all SO MUCH for the incredible amount of love and support that’s been headed our way, in these final hours. It’s definitely been felt. I’ll check in soon, but, for now, #WeHaveWorkToDo #spnfamily
And finally, Jensen Ackles said goodbye.
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Woke up at 6am this morning. That alarm went off with a heavy tone. Today is the final day of a 15 year journey. One that has changed my life forever. To those I have worked with on this journey and to those who have watched and supported…you will never understand my great appreciation for you. “Thank you” doesn’t cover it. There just aren’t words. I’m so grateful for these memories that I will carry with me forever. What a ride it has been. And what a run. #spnfamilyforever here are a few shots from our final days…including today. I’ll try and send more later, but in true SPN form…we are in the middle of “nowhere” and have zero service. Go figure. Stay tuned.
There will no doubt be many other tributes and thank yous to the cast, crew, and show in the days and months between now and the finale. But before I go I wanted to offer my own, as a fan who has loved this show for eight years.
I wouldn’t be here without Supernatural. I mean right here, writing these words. It’s what inspired me to write about media and culture, to transition careers, and my love for the show helped me find the strength to follow what seemed like a wild dream of journalism. My first article here on The Mary Sue was inspired by Supernatural conventions. My first big interview was with Misha Collins. And more than a career, Supernatural gave me joy and hope at a very dark time in my life.
So, from the bottom of my heart, I join everyone saying “Thank You, Supernatural.” You were never perfect, but we don’t love things because they are perfect … they are perfect because we love them.
(image: Cate Cameron/The CW)
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