SUPERNATURAL: Ruth Connell Reveals Why Filming 'The Rupture' Included One of Her 'Fondest Memories' - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

SUPERNATURAL: Ruth Connell Reveals Why Filming ‘The Rupture’ Included One of Her ‘Fondest Memories’

October 25, 2019 by  

Supernatural Rowena Dies

Supernatural — “The Rupture” — Image Number: SN1504a_0201b.jpg — Pictured: Ruth Connell as Rowena — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

[Warning: This post contains spoilers for “The Rupture,” the October 24 episode of SUPERNATURAL.]

Death doesn’t often mean the end on SUPERNATURAL, but for now, it certainly seems as if Rowena (Ruth Connell) is gone from the long-running show.

On the Thursday, October 24 episode of The CW series, Rowena realized that the only way to contain the spirits roaming around was a very special spell—one that could only be performed with her flowing blood and her last breath. In order to die, however, the witch realized that she wouldn’t be able to take the final plunge, so to speak, and asked Sam (Jared Padalecki) to be the one to deliver the fatal blow. The younger Winchester originally denied the request, but after a convincing appeal from Rowena, he did it, setting the plan motion.

For Connell, who had played Rowena since season 10, saying goodbye (at least for now) is bittersweet. “I really will miss standing in Rowena’s shoes, saying her words,” she says. “I have had some of the best one-liners ever. Some of the meatiest stuff, some of the nastiest stuff. And [I’ll miss] the people that I’ve been working with.”

No matter what, the actress won’t be separated from the cast for long.

“There is this buffer because we do conventions,” she says. “I do know I’m booked [at SUPERNATURAL conventions] all the way to the end of 2020. And I know SUPERNATURAL is not really going anywhere, in a lot of ways, for me. The actual [end of] making of it, I personally am in a bit of denial about it, I think. I don’t know how else to get through it, if I’m honest. It’s like [knowing] someone is going to die and you’re prepared for it, [but] it doesn’t change what you go through when it happens.”

“I do hope there are opportunities in future to work with the crew again and to work with the men and women that I’ve met on the show,” she continues. “I hope there’s other opportunities [there] and [with] the writers as well. Hopefully it’s not the end, end, end.”

And while the end of Rowena could have been understandably traumatic, “The Rupture” provided one pretty memorable first for Connell.

“This episode actually did break me,” she says with a laugh. “I’m pretty good at not—we say corpsing, but you say breaking—[on set]. And Charles [Beeson], he’s a fantastic director [who helmed the episode], at one point he decided to have me, Jared, Jensen [Ackles], Misha [Collins], and Alex [Calvert] all stand in a circle facing each other. And I said one of my Latin words wrong, it sounded like a rude word. And, of course, Jared and Jensen couldn’t let me get past that. ‘What was that, Rowena? Say that again, Rowena?’ And I couldn’t hold it together. So for the first time in six seasons, I lost my s—.”

“I was crying; I was actually sweating, I was laughing so hard and they had to get fans out on me,” she continues. “Jared was like, ‘Well, it’s taken us six years, but we’ve finally broken Ruthie.’ That’s one of my fondest memories—laughing and laughing and laughing with some of my favorite people in the world, uncontrollably, for a good five minutes.”

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