The reality that Supernatural will come to an end next year after 15 seasons and more than 300 episodes is still hard to process. However, stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins have made the heartbreaking news more palatable by sharing sweet messages to the SPNFamily, as well as promises of "BIG!!! REAL BIG!!!" last ride, and what they'd like to see before it all comes to an end. As we gear up for the Winchesters' final hunt, Padalecki and Collins are reflecting on the stellar episodes that helped turn Eric Kripke's weird little show about brothers fighting demons into a cult phenomenon.

When asked about his favorite episodes, Padalecki revealed an affinity for the series' more humorous installments. "I love the meta episodes like 'French Mistake,'" Padalecki told TV Guide. The fan-favorite episode saw Sam and Dean transported into an alternate universe in which they were actors on a show called Supernatural, blurring the lines between fiction and reality in one super-meta and endlessly entertaining hour.

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"'French Mistake' was a lot of fun to make fun of ourselves and make fun of the business and stuff like that," he added before giving a shout out to "Yellow Fever," the episode that gave us that iconic Dean scream. You know the one.

Padalecki also shared love for some of the more dramatic episodes, like the unforgettable Season 5 finale. "'Swan Song,' for sure. The pilot, for sure... 'The Sacrifice,' which was the end of Season 8... 'All Hell Breaks Loose,'" he said. "There are a ton that stand out. Obviously, the 300th episode [with] Jeff [Dean Morgan] coming back. The 200th episode where we did the Supernatural musical..."

Collins also weighed in on his favorite episodes of the series, rattling off several, including "The French Mistake," where he says they "knock down, stomp on, and burn the fourth wall." He also gave props to "Baby," was told from the Impala's point of view, and Season 13's"Scoobynatural," which found Sam, Dean, and Castiel transported into the iconic animated series.

"That was pretty awesome," Collins said.

Supernatural returns for its final season this fall on The CW.

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