SPOILERS for the end of ‘Supernatural’ Season 12 Ahead!
So what do you do after you’ve bested Lucifer a second time and watched two of your friends die, and lost your mother to a war-torn alternate reality? Apparently you cross-over with a wacky cartoon that semi-exists in the same genre as your own show, which of course no other show could even think about pulling off, which is part of what makes ‘Supernatural’ so special.
At the CW upfronts in New York, the show announced that Season 13 of the series will feature an entirely animated episode where Dean and Sam will be crossing over with the ‘Scooby Doo’ gang, which will undoubtedly lead to either one of the greatest out-of-the-box episodes the series has ever done, or be a huge misfire that will signal the beginning of the end for the Winchesters and their adventures. Personally, at Season 13, I think the show has a right to experiment (though really, they’ve been doing wacky episodes all along) and they should push the limits, that’s part of what has made them great all of these years and if they played it safe, then I think the fans would start pushing even more for the show to end. Plus, once you throw in all of the ‘Scooby Doo’ references on the show they have made over the years, it seems so perfect for Sam and Dean to finally meet the animated gang, though I wonder how exactly the mechanics of the episode will work. My first theory has the Nephilim child somehow sending them to the ‘Scooby Doo’ world, as we have already seen his power open up a rift in time and space to the reality where Sam and Dean were never born. Perhaps it is even while searching for that reality (in order to find their mom) that Sam and Dean stumble into the world of Scooby and the gang.
What do you think of ‘Supernatural’ crossing over with ‘Scooby Doo?’ Are you excited, or worried that the show is going too weird? Do you have a theory how it could be explained in the world of the show? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Nick is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles, who belongs to the privileged few who enjoyed the ending to ‘Lost.’ For more of Nick’s thoughts and articles, follow him on Twitter.