Fighting Words: Should Supernatural Go Beyond Season Five?
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Now, normally, we have multiple people taking positions on this. But this week, I'm arguing with myself (you'd be surprised how often that happens). The reason? This news item about Supernatural.We all know that Evil Genius Kripke has a five-year plan for the show. But at Asylum, the boys told the crowd that they're contracted through six seasons. Kripke? He's only contracted for five, and he's been very clear about wanting the show to end after next season.
This prompted my inner debate -- which you can read after the jump.
Me: OMG, Supernatural Season Six! How cool would that be! Another year with the boys!
Also Me: Yeah, but Kripke's not in, and Kripke is the evil genius behind the show. Without him, will it be anywhere near as good?
Me: Well, I'm sure a lot of the writers would stay on board, and they rock. Surely they can come up with more kick-ass reasons for the boys to, you know, kick ass.
Also Me: Yeah, but season five will be about fighting -- and hopefully defeating -- Lucifer. Every season has been an escalation from the one before. How do you top taking out the devil himself?
Me: They'll think of something! I want more of my boys!
Also Me: And I want the show to not flounder around without a purpose for a year. Sometimes, you have to let good things go out on a high note.
Me: If wanting more Sam and Dean is wrong, I don't want to be right!
Also Me: And I don't want to see a great show turn bad because fans like me couldn't let it go!
Me: More boys!
Also Me: Death without Kripke!
And then I end up in a fistfight with myself, and it's just embarrassing.
So: What's your take, Supernatural fans? Would you want a post-Lucifer season 6 with the boys but without Kripke? Should we keep it on air beyond it's original plan? Talk about it in the comments!