It took me a while to think of what to say. On March 22, 2019 Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins announced that after its 15th season, the hit show – my show – Supernatural would be coming to an end.
15 whole seasons (technically 14 at the moment), over 300 episodes. Everybody who’s a fan of the show knew that eventually this day would come. We just knew we weren’t going to be ready.
I didn’t even see the videos before finding out, one of my friends texted a group chat with me and another one of our friends asking us if we saw. Then I saw the tweets from the boys. And I don’t like being on my phone at work, but I was glued to my phone for a solid 30 minutes texting my friends and trying to cope with my feelings.
I am emotionally invested in this show. I don’t know how it happened, but it did. I was told ‘my condolences’ when I shared the link. It feels like I lost a part of my soul and I don’t know why.
This isn’t just any show, this is my show. So Supernatural, before you go, I have a few words to say.
I can’t believe that I almost didn’t start watching you, Supernatural. It was the summer before season 9 premiered and I spent all my time indoors binge-watching what I could on Netflix. Season 8 came onto Netflix a day before the new season was set to premiere and I spent all day watching the entire season – I was not going to miss the premiere of the new season.
It wasn’t long before I was sucked into the online internet fandom of the show and became part of the SPN Family. I started to make friends around the world and it made me feel good to know that I was apart of a fandom that was actually an all around safe place for people to talk to each other and confide in each other. With this came the fan fiction, the fan art, and just an overall sense of community.
The SPN Family aren’t like other fandoms, once you’re into it your family and everybody is there to support each other. It’s the backbone for the Always Keep Fighting campaign and the WaywardAF campaign/movement. It’s what started the Supernatural Fleet, a fan-made organization for fellow hunters to support each other and get the help they need in dark times.
The thing I am going to miss the most about the show, minus the show itself, is the sense of community from being apart of the SPN Family. I hope it never goes away and we’re all able to stay together. I’ve made my two best friends from bonding over Supernatural – the ones I was texting when the news broke. We are literally Team Freewill – I’m Sam, one friend is Dean and the other is Cas and it FITS US.
Another thing that I’m sad about is that I’m never going to get a chance to meet Jared, Jensen, and Misha. Supernatural Cons don’t come to Florida last I knew and I don’t have money nor the time to be able to go to a convention and try to meet them. I’m never going to be able to tell them how much this show means to me.
In the end, I want to say thank you to Supernatural for giving me the friends that I have and making my nights just a little better each week. I’m going to miss you.
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