Quotes taken from a report on Kripke’s session at the LA con from SF Universe
.He was asked about why Dean keeps dying on the show and his answer was giving in that way he has of being both flip and sincere at the same time: “In a show about brothers who will die for each other. . . sometimes they do!”
Heh, I have no problem with this. Bring on the angst! :)
I’m one of the people who hopes Dean will actually go to hell. Sounds like Kripke might be up for it (willingness of brothers to die, though please don’t pull a reverse and kill off Sam again. I want Dean’s deal to pay off – he made it willingly after all).
(Actually, my favourite storyline would be Dean going to hell, but his body staying behind to be possessed – alive for him to be able to get back into it once he crawls out of hell. Sam can be dealing with a demon in his brother’s meatsuit, and Jensen will get to play evil which I’d love to see again. “Dean” would still be around, while Dean
actually is in hell, which we don’t really need to see (just the repercussions of it). Not that I’d want this storyline to drag all season (2 eps or so would do), and Dean could come back from hell with useful intel and fresh new issues! (yes, I like the angst, but I also like the relevance). How they get Dean back… I’m hoping it will be good!)
I’m probably miles off, but I am mighty curious in where the show will be willing to go.Kripke also confirmed that he’s still planning to pull the plug after season five so the show can go out on a proper finale. “Season six would be the boys go to Hawaii and meet Vincent Price and then Dean would get on a motorcycle and literally jump a shark.”
Aw, really? Only two years to go? *pouts*
…I’d watch Dean jump a shark (… double entendre makes that sentence disturbing :( …)
I’m sure a storyline should be able to be found for further seasons. Hell, all the fic out there proves there are thousands of stories to tell, great mytharcs that could be created, characterisations to explore. I don’t mean that Supernatural should necessarily go beyond season 5 per say, or that I won’t be happy to get 5, but just that Kripke’s comment on jumping the shark seems to be selling the show’s potential short. Hell, the jump could happen next episode if the writing is crappy (it almost did with Bela, right?). But it could also happen season 9. It all depends on how good the story telling is. If the network is willing to pay (and still exists), the fans are still there, the actors are still in, and the writers still creative, then why shouldn’t SPN have a season 6?
But to repeat, I will be happy with at least 5.
I’m worried about this: discussion on TWOP about what Kripke has apparently said about the show's (possible?) ending
Did Kripke really say somewhere he wouldn’t end the series happy? But…:“I want to make you guys happy,” he proclaimed. “But you’re never happy. It’s so quixotic!”
(That's adorable, by the way)
If you wanna make me happy, Mr Kripke, then please give the boys a happy ending. Why end us on a low note… this is my TV-time where I want to get away from everyday life. If it’s the end anyway, at least give it a satisfying finish, not one where we have to pull out our hair or mourn the uselessness of the boys fight because they can never win, or can never have satisfaction or be rewarded for their sacrifices. I don’t mean picture perfect or necessarily shiny happy (hell, I liked the Angel finale), but I don’t see the point of a depressingly bad or ironic outcome just for the sake of being contrary. I want them to go out winning… that’s real too.