Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Alexander Calvert, and Misha Collins as Sam, Dean, Jack, and Castiel on Supernatural. I was absolutely blown away by their performances in the season 14 finale and I have to give the performance of the week to all four of these amazing actors because they really pulled out all the stops. The season finale left us with a major cliffhanger and SPN fans everywhere are wondering what the final season will look like, but I have to take a moment to talk about the growth of some of our favorite characters and the incredible performances of the cast. Please note some spoilers are ahead.
Let’s start with Sam. Jared Padalecki is always so brilliant and Sam has really been making me cry lately. I love that Sam always tries to see the good in everyone. He knows that he needs to make difficult decisions, but they continue to weigh on him, which makes me connect so much to his character.
Dean has been through so much in season 14 and he has shut down on more than one occasion. However, Dean has a truly significant moment in the season finale when he decides not to follow through with eliminating Jack. Unlike Sam, Dean is always prepared to do what is necessary and he seems to be first in line to sacrifice himself even when he should stop and think for a moment, playing the role of big brother. However, Dean truly takes a minute to think about his actions, as he also considers what his mother may think, which really helped develop his character even more. Jensen never disappoints!
Castiel has grown so much from his first appearance on the show and Misha Collins continues to impress me with his portrayal of Cass. Sure, Castiel may bring on the laughs, but he also wants goodness to prevail, refusing to give up hope even when it seems like all hope is gone. Castiel’s father-son relationship with Jack is so beautiful and real and I think it has really made such an incredible impact on his own character, realizing what life is all about.
When Jack lost his soul, my heart broke because there has always been such an innocence and naivete to Jack, played brilliantly by Alexander Calvert. Jack’s spiral into darkness is that much more heartbreaking because of this, especially when we know that Sam, Dean, and Castiel are his real family. When Dean points the gun at Jack, he tells Dean that he understands, which is such an important moment for him. Even though Jack feels empty and different, he knows what his family has to do and he accepts his fate, proving that he is still capable of so many great things, but we’ll have to see if his fate is sealed or not.
What’s next for our favorite characters? I’m not sure, but I can’t wait for season 15 to premiere. It will be bitter sweet for me, as I have grown up watching these characters and I consider them to be a part of my own family. While I always knew that the show would one day come to an end, it doesn’t make it any less heartbreaking. However, the show will also live on for me and I will continue to be thankful for witnessing such incredible performances over the years. I can’t wait to see how it all ends!
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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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