In honor of it being a year since the finale of Supernatural, Jensen Ackles shared a video of him singing to “Carry On My Wayward Son” by Kansas.
Supernatural star Jensen Ackles shared a musical tribute video in honor of the anniversary of the show’s final episode. Supernatural is America’s longest-running live-action fantasy series, having premiered on the CW in 2005 and proceeding to run for 15 seasons and 327 episodes. The show followed brothers Sam and Dean Winchester as they hunted down supernatural creatures. The cast was led by Ackles and Jared Padalecki along with Misha Collins, Jim Beaver, and Mark Sheppard.
Jensen Ackles played Dean Winchester, the elder brother, and the one true vessel for the Archangel Michael. He starred on every episode of the series until the finale, “Carry On,” aired on November 19, 2020. After the show went off the air, Ackles jumped into the world of DC Comics. Having already appeared as the voice of Batman in the two-part animated film Batman: The Long Halloween, he is also set to play Soldier Boy in The Boys season 3. He is also set to direct the upcoming episode 7 of Walker season 2, which will reteam Ackles and Padalecki for the first time since the series finale.
On November 19, Jensen Ackles shared an Instagram video in honor of the day being a year since Supernatural went off the air. The video shows him driving what appears to be an RV with his kids in tow on a road trip to New Orleans. He is singing along to the Kansas song “Carry On My Wayward Son,” which just happened to come on the radio in a fit of serendipity until he gets too embarrassed to keep going.
“Carry On My Wayward Son” is an important song in the world of Supernatural, so much so that the series finale was even named after the track. It first appeared on the show in the penultimate episode of season 1, but it became a show tradition for the song to play in the finale of each season, as well as the end of every episode of the 22-episode series Supernatural: The Animation. The song makes its final appearance during a climactic moment of “Carry On,” bringing 15 years of playing the classic rock tune full circle.
Supernatural is a show that several generations have been able to grow up with at this point. It will certainly mean a lot to those fans that it clearly means just as much to the stars it created. Though Jensen Ackles has moved on from the series, it will always remain with him, carried through his future projects and accessible every time he turns on a classic rock station.