Thursday night’s Supernatural season 12 finale was the equivalent of dropping a giant anvil on the hearts of many fans. After all, this presented one of the most epic cliffhangers in the history of the show.
Specifically, the show set up not just one, but possibly two different deaths over the course of the final hour. First, Crowley in a rare moment of heroism decided to stab himself in order to properly exile Lucifer. However, we also saw Lucifer put the angel blade right through Castiel, which means that he is also seemingly dead, as well.
Is it possible that either Mark Sheppard or Misha Collins could be leaving the show after being a part of it for so many years? It’s possible in theory, but in practice, it’s an entirely different story. While neither party may have been rooted in the foundation of the show, they are main components now. It’s hard to imagine the show without them. They don’t appear in every episode, but when they do, they add so much more to the show in terms of its flair, its humor, and its history.
Unfortunately, it may not be until the middle of the summer when you start to get some indication as to whether or not the two of them could be coming back. The thing that everyone does need to remember, though, is this: This is Supernatural. If there was ever going to be a show that managed to bring some character back from the dead in a crazy / insane fashion, it’s probably going to be this one. Therefore, don’t give up on hope for the two parties just yet. Neither Collins nor Sheppard have addressed the status on their characters on social media since the finale ended. Even if they don’t return as regulars for whatever reason (which would be sad), fingers crossed the they will come back to life and find a different way to be a part of the show.
The one thing that is worth saying before concluding is this: What happened to Crowley and Castiel didn’t feel like the end for the two characters. It’s different from what happened to Bobby, as his exit truly felt like the end.
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