"Supernatural" Season 15: "The Trap" Is Set – But Who's It Set For? [PREVIEW]

With The CW's Supernatural about to wrap up its series' run on the network after the current 15th season, fans have been throwing around a wide range of theories on what the series-ending season will mean for the Winchchesters – which is understandable, all things considered.

Then again, when you tick off a "certain all-powerful entity" so that He forces you into a position of having to relive 15 years worth of "greatest hits"? Let's just say that Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are going to be presented with a sea of deadly, disturbing possibilities.

With the series' run well underway, there's one more change ahead for fans: a new night. Starting March 16, 2020, Supernatural is moving to Mondays at 8 p.m., serving as a lead-in for Roswell, New Mexico.

"Supernatural" season 15, episode 9 "The Trap": AS GOD IS MY WITNESS — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Eileen (guest star Shoshanna Stern) are faced with the brutal truth. Meanwhile Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Cass (Misha Collins) work together in the hopes of getting a step ahead of Chuck (Guest Star Rob Benedict). Robert Singer directed the episode written by Robert Berens

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Supernatural — "The Trap" — Image Number: SN1509A_0105bc.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jared Padalecki as Sam and Jensen Ackles as Dean — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Supernatural — "The Trap" — Image Number: SN1509A_0072bc.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Rob Benedict as Chuck and Jared Padalecki as Sam — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Supernatural — "The Trap" — Image Number: SN1509A_0054bc.jpg — Pictured: Jared Padalecki as Sam — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Though news of the series' was announced in March 2019, fans of the long-running horror-drama series are still coming to terms with the decision and looking for answers. Padalecki and Ackles did their part to get viewers through the stages of the series-grieving process back in April, taking the stage at VegasCon 2019 to explain that the decision to end the series was a "community decision" and was not influenced by the network or the studio.

Check out the moment for yourselves in the video below, starting around the 28:35 mark:

"It wasn't an easy decision. It was months and months, if not years, of discussion between he and I, between the rest of the cast, between the crew, between our writers, between our producers, between the studio, between the network. Nobody wanted to see this show fizzle out.

I think that it was everyone wanting to do the biggest service to the show that we could by going out strong. It just seemed like the writing was kind of on the wall as to when that was happening. Everybody kind of felt that it was coming soon, and so it was just taking that leap of faith of going like, 'Well guys, let's get out the paint and paint that finish line because what we've accomplished is unlike any other.'"

– Jensen Ackles

Here's a look back at the original Instagram announcement from Padalecki, Ackles, and Misha Collins; followed by a personal post from Collins:

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Supernatural executive producers Robert Singer and Dabb also shared their thoughts after the announcement was officially made:

"Firstly, we would like to thank all the people who have been involved with the show both in front of and behind the camera. For us it has been an experience of a lifetime. The support we have had from both Warner Bros Television and The CW has been incredible. We'd like to give special thanks to Jensen, Jared and Misha for making this journey so special. It is now most important to us to give these characters that we love the send off they deserve."

 

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Supernatural — "The Trap" — Image Number: SN1509A_0047bc.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jared Padalecki as Sam and Jensen Ackles as Dean — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The CW's Supernatural stars Padalecki as Sam Winchester, Ackles as Dean Winchester, Collins as Castiel, Mark Pellegrino as Nick, and Calvert as Jack. Executive producers include Singer, Dabb, Phil Sgriccia, Jeremy Carver, Ross-Leming, Buckner, and Berens.

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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