Once upon a time an intrepid video reviewer was doing some shopping and saw "Trivial Pursuit: Men of Letters edition."  He was intrigued, but cautious. Was this a new version of the Supernatural Trivial Pursuit? Or was this the same game as released before, just with a different "collector's" ascetic to it?  Not finding any answers, he resolved to post some himself.
Reactions continue to pour in to the announcement that Supernatural will end with season 15.

Kidnapped at birth and raised in secrecy by the Church, Lilith is the most powerful exorcist in known existence. Unbeknownst to humanity and to Lilith herself, is Lucifer's grand plan of creating an eternal hell on earth. The only thing standing in his way is his own daughter, who has forsaken her royal lineage to fight for humanity one epic battle at a time. (IMDB)

This is the story behind the new series Demon X. Created, written and co-directed by Supernatural's Production Coordinator, Jason Fischer, Demon X was released on January 21, 2019 by Jason's production company, Frostbite Pictures.

In Part 1 of this interview, Jason talked about the creation, casting, filming and future of DemonX. In Part 2, three of Demon X's lead actors, Cassandra Ebner, Patrick Gerber and J Douglas Stewart, talk about their characters, working on the series and their long history with Supernatural!

Nightsky was unable to write her usual threads article this week due to attending cons, so she asked if I would do a quick threads lite article.  I’m happy to oblige, though my insights will lack her depth, especially since I’ve only watched the episode the one time when it aired last night.  I thought about rewatching it on the CW app, but I got distracted reading reactions to today’s announcement that season 15 would be Supernatural’s last.  Nonetheless, I was able to come up with a few thoughts,  and I hope you all will help add more ideas.

In light of everything going on in the fandom these days, I have two things to say before I get into the episode. One is that I love all of you, and am so thankful to have all of you. The other thing is that we are far from done. We have over a year, and even after that, I don’t plan on going anywhere.

While monster of the week episodes are often not super well loved, I tend to enjoy them because they are often character studies. Their plots are simple and well known, so we generally know how it’s going to shake out, allowing for the characters to really shine through. Let’s talk about those characters.

So, the shoe has dropped.  Jensen, Jared, and Misha made the announcement on Instagram today, “Supernatural” season 15 will be the last.    

It’s not that news like this is unexpected.  It’s been looming for a few years and not uncommon for a long running show.  I heard rumblings that this might be a possibility at Comic Con last summer.  The primary concern was for the crew and them finding new work if it came to be, which proves just how tight knit a family the cast and crew has become over the years.   But anyone who works in television knows that this moment has to come someday and when it does, it’s bittersweet.  Everyone knows it’s time and they can celebrate a job well done, but the prospect of having to say goodbye is heartbreaking. 

All good things must come to an end and next year it's Supernatural's turn. Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins made the announcement today!

THEN:  the three Lebanon, KS teenagers comment about monsters.  Sam and Dean fight various monsters.  Sam mentions, “Mom doesn’t want to leave those people.”  We see AU hunters dead in the bunker and Sam filled with guilt and sadness.  He says he needs time.  The teens mention the kid with the dumb Bambi look.  The Winchesters worry about Jack’s soul.

NOW:  A dark night in Polk City, Iowa.  A car is parked in the woods outside a rustic cabin near a sign for a state park.  Two teenagers are in the back seat kissing when the back door is yanked open and a flashlight shines in on them.  It’s the boy’s dad, the local sheriff.  They bicker about where the boy is supposed to be and whose weekend it is (it’s supposed to be the ex-wife’s but she’s off with her boyfriend).  Barbara, the girl, slips out of the car and goes into the building to use the restroom.  It’s unappealing with grimy walls and leaves on the floor.  The light is a sickly green and flickers anemically.  Horrified by what she sees in stall number one, she moves on to the second one.  Outside, the dad tells his son they shouldn’t be out there.  A strange, melancholy whistling fills the air; the girl is nervous, then terrified as heavy steps crunch towards her stall.  She tenses in horror as a shadow seems to pause outside the stall door; then huge, scary fingers grasp the top of the door.