The Winchesters Season 1 finale explained how this universe is different to the story we knew from Supernatural. How does it all connect?
Caution: There are spoilers for The Winchesters Season 1 finale in this post.
As a Supernatural fan, I had one question throughout The Winchesters. How was the show going to correct the changes to the canon we already knew? Well, the show managed it, and in a way that I semi-expected.
If you were putting the series in another world created in the parent show like me, then you were very close to what was going on. Cameos in The Winchesters Season 1 finale explained it all.
Yes, there were cameos. We expected Dean Winchester (under the name James Hetfield) to show up, but we also got to see Jack and Bobby back!
How did The Winchesters Season 1 finale fix the Supernatural canon problems?
It turned out the Akrida queen was a former hunter who had turned her back on humankind. She was banished to another world. Mary and John had to figure out a way to stop her and send her back to that world, and the way they started was by summoning Dean—the mysterious stranger who had helped them up to this point.
Well, Dean was already dead. Instead of him, we got Baby. Mary took Baby and drove the queen to her banished world. When she returned, she did so with Dean Winchester.
He explained everything. After his death (in the Supernatural series finale), he went on a road trip through the various worlds created. He realized that there was a chance for his family to be happy, so he made sure that John got Henry’s letter, opening John to learning about the Men of Letters.
While going through the worlds, he found out that the Akrida queen was a last attempt to destroy everything by Chuck. Dean didn’t want that to happen, so made sure Mary and John knew. Jack wasn’t too happy about this, but in the end, he decided not to stop anything. Dean was allowed back in Heaven, and Mary and John were allowed to remember everything.
Dean handed Mary the Colt and warned her about the Yellow-Eyed Demon. With that, he and Baby left, and Mary and John were able to skip town.
If The Winchesters Season 1 finale ends up being the series finale, at least there is some sort of hope. We can believe that they could live happily ever after, allowing Sam the happiness he deserved. And yes, that was Dean’s wish—Sam’s happiness.
So, there we are. We’re in a different world, and that means Supernatural canon can be forgotten about. Of course, some characters will still likely show up in the future, but Mary and John’s story gets to be different.
What did you think of The Winchesters Season 1 finale? Did you see how it would connect to Supernatural early? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
The Winchesters is available to stream on The CW App.