Jared Padalecki on Sam & Dean, Character Deaths & The End of the Series

Jared Padalecki in Supernatural
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Season 12 begins with the return of Mary Winchester (Samantha Smith), the long deceased mother of Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles). Sam has been rescued by Mary and Dean from a kidnapping by a member of the British Men of Letters, a group that Mary would soon join forces with under the guise of saving the world from demons and other evil forces. Unbeknownst to her, the British Men of Letters aren’t what they seem.

While Mary is off with the BMOL, Sam, Dean, and their angel friend Castiel (Misha Collins) are tracking Lucifer, who has taken the body of the President of the United States and has impregnated a staff member named Kelly (Courtney Ford). Now pregnant with the son of the devil, Kelly is being hunted by both the Winchester’s and Lucifer, himself.

While protecting Kelly and the baby from Lucifer, the Winchester’s find that while you cannot destroy Lucifer, you can slow him down. They open a portal to another dimension and are successful in throwing Lucifer inside, only to lose their mother in the portal and to see Castiel stabbed before their eyes. Kelly has died in childbirth and Sam and Dean are left to protect the son of Lucifer.

Jared Padalecki plays Sam Winchester, the younger brother of Dean. He escaped the family business to go to law school, but that was cut short when his fiancé was murdered by the same demon that murdered his mother. He is the softer, optimistic brother who sees the good inside of people. He is easily manipulated, which is why he always returns to his brothers side, no matter how many times he manages to escape the hunting life. Sam’s major weakness: Dean.

We sat down with Padalecki to talk about the new season of Supernatural, and the eventual end of the series.

If you’re wondering…no Gilmore Girls questions were asked in this interview.

Check out our interview with Jensen Ackles.

Video shot by Alfred Mannarino & Ryan DeMarco | Video edited by Erin Mathis | Text by Ann Hale