Jared Padalecki proved that he might’ve never watched an episode of his own damn show in an interview with Variety. And like expected, it caused quite a stir for shippers who know in their hearts that Sam Winchester ended up with Eileen Leahy. The former Supernatural star, who played Sam Winchester, said the following:
“I think it was very, very purposely ambiguous and strangely I agreed with that,” he said about the series finale of Supernatural. “I feel like a lot of what Sam did after Dean died was almost in honor of what Dean would have wanted, and Dean would not have wanted his little brother to marry Eileen, Ruby, someone in the life.”
First of all, Dean loved Eileen, played by Shoshannah Stern. He saw how much she meant to his brother, the lengths that he would go for her, and how much she would go to bat for him in return. And you mean to tell me that Dean wouldn’t have wanted that for his brother because she’s a hunter? Last time I checked Sam is a hunter too. Or was, since he retired. The point stands, if he can retire, so can Eileen.
Up next is Sam’s happiness. Dean would’ve wanted his brother to be happy. He would’ve wanted someone who made Sam a better person, who made his little brother try for more, and who would stick by Sammy when he wasn’t around. That person is Eileen and it has been her ever since Dean noticed how hung up Sam was on Eileen and she in return.
Dean approved of Eileen and he respected his brother enough to let him make his own choices. In no world would he look down upon Sam for choosing someone as talented, kind, vibrant, funny, and badass as Eileen. And he knows how much Eileen means to Sam because the latter used a once-in-a-lifetime potion to bring her back from the dead. You don’t do that for casual friends. You do that for your boo. Your partner. Your ride or die.
Eileen is Sam’s ride-or-die. And we’ll fight for this to the moon and back!
Also, why is Padalecki comparing Eileen to Ruby? Eileen is a shining light who makes everyone’s life better for her being in it. Ruby is the villain who spent a lot of time causing trouble for the Winchesters. In no way is she comparable to Eileen and the disrespect is making me and the rest of the Supernatural fandom mad.
Maybe Padalecki didn’t say these words with ill intent. But the fact stands that if we believe his words, then Eileen was brought back for the final season to be a prop piece for Sam. And we’re not about that life, especially with the history of fridging that Supernatural has had when it comes to their female characters.
Sam and Eileen got married. Dean approved. And they all lived happily ever after. The end.