Supernatural star Jensen Ackles says the final two episodes of the series are benefitting from the current extended break. The hit CW series was put on hold, with the rest of the entertainment industry, back at the end of March. Fans were devastated when co-showrunner Andrew Dabb announced the series was going to take a hiatus until everything gets sorted out. However, he did promise fans that season 15 would be completed, noting it was a matter of "when," not "if."
So far, Supernatural has aired 13 out of the 20 episodes from season 15. Dabb and The CW made the decision to put the rest of the season on hold in order to make sure fans didn't have to wait for the two final episodes on their own, while also allowing them more time to work on the unaired episodes. The break does seem bad at the moment, but it gives the show's rabid fan base something to look forward to. Plus, it is also benefitting the cast and crew, according to Dean Winchester actor Jensen Ackles. The Supernatural star had this to say in a new interview.
"Obviously it's a horribly unfortunate situation we're in, but the silver lining is that it gives us an opportunity to recharge. We had just finished episode 18, we shot one day of episode 19, and I was reading these two monster scripts thinking, 'It's like we're at the end of a marathon and they want us to sprint for the last two miles.' I feel like this almost gives us an opportunity to refocus and go into the last two episodes and hit them with everything we got."
Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins have been very vocal about Supernatural coming to an end after 15 seasons. All three of them got together to make the tearful announcement to the fans and they have been known to cry in interviews when talking about it. Though they didn't want to put an end to the show, they also didn't want to be "the last person at the party" either, as Ackles puts it. They're going to go out on top and have received a bit of a break to reevaluate things to make sure it's the best it can be.
For now, it's unclear when the Supernatural cast and crew will reconvene to finish the final two episodes. It's also unclear when The CW will start to air the rest of the season. Originally, the series finale was set to air on May 18th, but that is obviously not going to happen now. So, fans are going to have to be patient for the time being, just like the rest of the world. The rest of the season will get finished, but it's just going to take a little longer to complete.
Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki had no idea Supernatural was going to turn into the massive hit that it has become with one of the most dedicated fan bases in history. To keep honoring the show and fans, Ackles and Padalecki are recharging their batteries while on this extended break and they seem more determined than ever to give everybody a satisfying ending. The interview with Ackles was originally conducted by Entertainment Weekly.