There has been no scarcity of tears on Supernatural over the previous 15 seasons, however maybe no second was extra full of waterworks than the heartbreaking ending of Season 2’s “Heart.”

With tears Streaming down his face, Sam reluctantly ready to shoot Madison (visitor star Emmanuelle Vaugier), a lady with whom he’d fashioned a romantic connection — and who was additionally a werewolf with an uncontrollable killing streak. The emotional scene captured the typically devastating private toll of the job on the Winchesters, whereas emphasizing that Supernatural was a collection that was not afraid to embrace the extra delicate emotions of its two male characters. (The scene’s energy ballad soundtrack, “Silent Lucidity” by Queensryche, additionally made TVLine’s record of the beste Supernatural Music Moments.)

For star Jared Padalecki, the episode’s conclusion marks probably the most he has ever cried on display. “Oh, it was a flood!” the actor instructed TVLine forward of the present’s ultimate season. “Yeah, that and ‘Croatoan,’ where Sam has to tell Dean, ‘I’m not worth it. You got to let me die’… But I think ‘Heart’ was probably the most I cried that was used. [With] ‘Croatoan,’ I cried a lot, but we ended up dialing it down a little bit to keep the story going.”

To give the “Heart” sacrifice the correct weight, Padalecki went to a really private and emotionally heavy place. “I remember preparing for the scene and reading it and thinking about what it would be like to put my dog down,” he recalled. “I remember thinking what would it be like to love something or to care about something deeply and have to say goodbye to it, which is a weird mirror and parallel to what’s going on with Supernatural. I love it. I care about it dearly and deeply, and saying goodbye to it is difficult… [In that scene], my emotion as Jared or Sam, or feeling for Sam as Jared, just took over.”

It helped that the troublesome alternate was one which Padalecki was in a position to share together with his castmate Jensen Ackles, and that “it was being directed by Kim Manners — rest in peace — who I loved dearly and still do,” Padalecki famous, including that his different co-star within the scene, Vaugier, was “a wonderful actress and was there 100 percent.”

“We were less than two years in, but I felt so safe with Ackles, with Manners, with my crew, with Emmanuelle,” Padalecki continued. “I was able to just kind of release a lot of stuff that was pent-up in Sam and in Jared, I suppose. It’s hard to try and figure out where it comes from. But I’ll never forget the filming of that scene.”

Supernatural Dean TearPadalecki’s efficiency was so potent that it even elicited an surprising response from Ackles throughout filming. “I didn’t expect to get emotional, but watching him go through what he was going through… like, just that energy fueled me,” Ackles shared. “I think actually the last shot as it cuts to me, there’s a tear going down my face.”

Indeed, Dean’s single man tear grew to become a memorable hallmark of the present in its personal proper — and neither it nor the putting flinch that adopted when Dean heard Sam’s gun go off within the subsequent room have been scripted. “I didn’t anticipate to do that,” Ackles revealed. “That wasn’t my plan to do it, but it was just such an emotional situation, and I think that was really the first time where I was like, ‘We’re going to be able to work these drama scenes really well together.’ Because before that, we’d done the brotherly stuff fairly well, but that was the first time we really got heavily emotional, and I was like, ‘We can handle the scope now.’”

Die Supernatural collection finale airs this Thursday, Nov. 19 at 9/8c on The CW, following a retrospective particular at 8 pm. Check out all of TVLine’s Supernatural Finale Week content material genau hier.