After having as soon as been one of their most formidable foes, Rowena MacLeod (Ruth Connell) stood shoulder to shoulder with Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) tonight on Supernatural, representing “Team Free Will” in a single of the most heartbreaking episodes of the sequence up to now. Whether that is the pure conclusion of her redemption arc or the begin of a brand new chapter for Rowena — who Connell herself says at all times has “another angle” and an “ulterior motive” for what she does — is anyone’s guess at this level, however the occasions of this episode, from surprising character deaths to a deepening schism between Castiel and the Winchesters, are going to be key elements of the relaxation of the season going ahead.
We had the likelihood to speak to Connell earlier this week, who shared with us her emotions about not simply tonight’s blockbuster episode however the finish of the sequence. She says that when the present is lastly wrapped, the SPN household as a group will likely be a consolation, however she will nonetheless miss the sequence itself.
Spoilers forward for “Rupture,” tonight’s episode of Supernatural.
“There’s at all times an ulterior motive with Rowena; there’s at all times one other angle,” Connell told ComicBook.com. “I’ve been so fortunate with what the writers have given Rowena. There’s been such growth in her character so that there’s a redemption arc occurring with Rowena in addition to the undeniable fact that she’s nonetheless Rowena, she’s at all times going to look out for herself and have an escape route or one thing to fall again on, or ate ulterior film. Bob Berens wrote this episode, and he and I began at a really comparable time. He wrote my audition scenes and I met him at the 200th get together. I simply liked — one of my strains from the audition sides made it into one of the episodes and is one of my favourite strains, which is ‘now do you see why it breaks my heart to see what colossal numnuts you’ve grow to be?’ And so to do that episode with him now, with the character having advanced after 5 seasons was so incredible.”
She received to be with Berens from the starting to — perhaps? — the finish, as Rowena sacrificed herself tonight to save lots of the Winchesters, one thing that might have been unthinkable not way back. Her remaining phrases, “Goodbye, boys,” and Sam’s seen discomfort at seeing her title introduced up shortly after the truth introduced followers to tears on social media. Will this actually be the finish for Rowena? Connell herself doesn’t know but, and she cannot even say for positive whether or not she — or the followers — would need a definitive reply to that query.
“I’ve spent so much of time at the fan conventions asking the followers this, and persons are nearly 50/50,” Connell said. “People are like ‘I want a definitive ending’ and different persons are like, ‘no, I want it to be able to somehow go on no matter what.’ The factor about Supernatural is that at the finish of many seasons, you suppose, that is it, how are they going to get out of this one? and we open up the starting of the subsequent season with a contemporary take in some way. I believe it doesn’t matter what you do, there’s room for the creativeness of the followers to take it the place they are going to. I’m an optimist. I see the profit of having closure and finality, however I additionally wish to suppose there’s at all times a way of one thing stunning you in the future.”
Ultimately, although, whether or not it is now or in a couple of months, Supernatural will find yourself in Connell’s rear-view mirror — and she is already getting a bit nostalgic simply eager about it. As an actor, she stated, the factor she will miss the most is definitely being on set and attending to inhabit the character she loves a lot.
“When the present has wrapped and it’s all executed and dusted, I’ll miss the doing of it,” Connell said. “Standing in the house, attending to say the stuff that you just get to say as Rowena to those different individuals, I’ll miss that a lot. It’s a lot enjoyable. I actually will miss that most likely the most. I’m so fond of the crew….We’re such a household up there. I’ll actually miss the doing of it and the conventions will likely be incredible and I’m so glad we’ve got them, however I’ll actually miss the precise doing of it.”
Supernatural‘s fifteenth and remaining season airs on Thursday nights at eight p.m. ET/PT on The CW.