The Supernatural series finale is a "personal" and "old-school" episode, promises showrunners Andrew Dabb and Robert Singer. After 15 seasons and a lot of monsters, the Winchester Brothers are ending their story later this week. The show was originally supposed to end back in May, but the public health crisis brought the production to a screeching halt. The Supernatural cast and crew were able to reunite in the fall to complete the final two episodes ever.

Bringing Supernatural to a close was not something that came easily to Andrew Dabb and Robert Singer. With that being said, it was their goal from the start to make sure that it was something that represented what the successful show has become over the years. According to Singer, they succeeded. He had this to say.

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"It was a lot of responsibility to make it as good an episode as it could possibly be. I think [co-showrunner] Andrew [Dabb] had written a really good script. It's a very emotional episode. It's a personal story, really, about the boys. The season myth really ends at [episode] 19 and this is a bit of a coda to that. It's really an actors' episode. The guys are great in it."

Andrew Dabb says, "Everything is pretty mythology-focused up until the finale. "[The finale] is a little bit more of an old-school episode... We wanted it to, in some ways, hearken back to where the show began, which was two guys on the road saving people, hunting things," says Dabb. Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki have spoken out frequently about how much they enjoy the way that Supernatural has come to an end. Dabb continues, "We believe it feels like a fitting end to the show. We're happy with it and the hope is that the fans will be too."

Jared Padalecki recently declared that Supernatural's final episode is his favorite of all 15 seasons. Jensen Ackles seemed to agree with that sentiment, noting that one sequence in the episode is his favorite. When it comes down to it, the performances of Ackles and Padalecki are the focus of the series finale. Robert Singer had this to say.

"It was really the words on the page that were important in this one and I wanted to do them justice and felt a tremendous responsibility knowing it was the absolute last one. Everybody stepped up to the plate; I'm very happy with the episode. I hope the fans will respond to it. We wanted to give the show a real end, not do something that was enigmatic like The Sopranos, but really bring the show to a conclusion. I think we did that."

Supernatural will come to an end on Thursday, November 19th. The festivities kick off with Supernatural: The Long Road Home, which precedes the finale at 8pm EST on The CW. From there, fans will dive into the final adventure of the Winchester Brothers. While the cast and crew have already teased reunions for the future, this is it for the next handful years. The interviews with Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb were originally conducted by Entertainment Weekly.

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