First, the CW itself won't give them a specific answer about renewal yet, just a vague 'well, make those last 5 eps of this season really great...'
Second, Kripke says via Jared's interpretation that if they do get canceled, everyone dies.
Third, well, there isn't a third. Jeez, aren't the first two traumatizing enough??
Y'know, I get all the reasons and hesitations from the CW (budget, will they even be around, blah blah). And I get Kripke, too, he's never promised an end to this beautiful, very often tragic show that was happy and filled with hugs and puppies. I understand, it's about telling his story, about being consistent with all the loss and death and truth of the hunter's life. There are often hints: Dean's said more than once that things will end sad and/or bloody. And usually, I'm okay with a show making those decisions to go out with bang, change things up, kill characters, etc.--it's all about the drama, the story.
This show? About these characters? I am so deeply, emotionally involved, I can't even think about them ending. And yeah, I know, it's probably unhealthy, and unrealistic, and...y'know what? I just don't care. My head gets it. My heart is going to *shatter* into bits no matter when Supernatural finishes its run.
I'm just asking, Mr. Kripke, no, man, I'm *begging*:
Please, please, don't kill the boys. Please, their lives have been so filled with pain and loss and sadness and grief, if anyone deserves to survive, to get a least a little happiness, it's Dean and Sam. And they both have to be alive, and have each other. Because *you* said it's all about the brothers' relationship. I'll even take an ending where they're still out there, hunting and living on the edge, because then I can believe that they'll be the exception to the rule, that hunting won't end their lives before their time, sudden, bloody, and there's always that chance they'll find some happiness.
I just can't think any other way. Damn, damn, damn all of you, for making a show that wonderful, that full of heart, to get inside me and make me care so much that it hurts.
*clings and cries some more*
God, I'm pathetic. Sigh.