The glasses enhance Sam Winchester’s sass by 142%
Dean/Cas Parallels from 8.17 - “Goodbye Stranger”
Has anybody else pointed out the parallels of 8x17 to 5x22?
In both Goodbye Stranger and Swan Song, Dean gets brutally beaten by a man whom he loves and who is his family, a man who is acting under the influence of something that is beyond himself. And Dean’s love and desperation through being beaten plays the role of bringing these men back to him. In both scenes, he’s on his knees, face bloody, eye swollen shut, and never wavering, never looking away from the person he loves.
Superwho AU - Sass
└When Sam runs into Nine, two of the sassiest beings in the universe might not hit it off so well
THIS IS MAGNIFICENT
Meg & Sam
First → 1x11 ‘Scarecrow’Sam: Hey.
Meg: You scared the hell out of me!
Last → 8x17 ‘Goodbye Stranger’Meg: Go save your brother… and my unicorn.
Ugh, I really hope this isn’t full circle. Meg’s a bitch, but I’ve grown to love her. I hope they find a way to bring her back.
watch the blood sam’s spitting out have absolutely nothing to do with the trials but instead be organ failure or cancer or something.
just so that when they complete the trails and think ‘holy shit we did it’ sam starts hacking up blood and dean freaks out and the manage to make it to the hospital and the doctors telling dean things like ‘looks bad’, ‘not much longer’, and ‘nothing we can do, i’m so sorry’.
but he can’t hear any of it, because he’s looking at sammy passed out with tubes in him, his brain in total shut down, thinking about how he said ‘die from something normal’ and how wrong and foolish that was because if it was something supernatural, he could fight it, but he can’t put a bullet in this to make it go away.
i wonder how often nowadays dean looks at sam and thinks “bitch”
and sam looks at dean and thinks “jerk”
but neither one will ever say it again because they’re so scared that the other will just stay silent
you know what I want?
I want Dean and Sam to take a day off
or a week
I don’t care
I want them to go do something they want to
I want them to have a vacation, if only a short one
I want them to check in some nice hotel somewhere near the beach
I want them to chill in a hammock
I want them to drink cocktails and take a dip in the pool and I want them to enjoy life for once
I want them to save people and make the world a better place
but I also want them to take the time to enjoy the world they’re constantly saving
and maybe Cas shows up randomly to tell them news or whatever but Dean forces him not to tell him anything until the week is over. Castiel agrees and starts to go. Before he can leave Dean grabs his arm and Castiel turns to see Dean handing him a very pink fruity looking drink and then he’s wearing a white flower lei.
“TOLD YOU I’D GET YOU LEI’D!”
and Castiel understands that so he smiles.
REBLOGGING BECAUSE FLOWER LEI
#Fuck the John Winchester Apologism #FUCK IT BECAUSE HE FAILED #HE DID NOT DO THE BEST HE COULD #HE DID THE BEST HE COULD AFTER HE DECIDED TO DO WHAT HE WANTED AND GIVE NO FUCKS ABOUT HIS KIDS #BEST HE COULD MY FUCKING ASS #BEST HE COULD ONCE HE ALREADY DRAGGED THEM OUT TO LIVE AS A BABY AND A FOUR YEAR OLD IN HOTELS #BEST HE COULD ONCE HE TAUGHT HIS KIDS HOW TO SHOOT GUNS AND THAT DEAN IS MOM TO SAM TO BE CARETAKER BUT NOT TO BE EMOTIONAL #BEST HE COULD ONCE HE TAUGHT SAM TO DESPERATELY WANT OUT AND DEAN THAT HE COULD NEVER GET OUT #BEST HE COULD ONCE HE LOST HIS FUCKING MIND AND LIFE IN A QUEST FOR REVENGE #FUCK YOU HE DID NOT
Tag love. Though, I want to also point out how awesome this is in terms of characterization. Dean spends all of S1 defending and idolizing John in ways that are not in the least bit healthy. It takes him all of S2/3 to get to the point where he can be angry with John and the things John did (and even then he’s not prepared to fully examine his childhood). I mentioned to someone else that often times people with PTSD, when re-traumatized, will experience regression. This is what I think we’re seeing with Dean in S8. And this isn’t entirely from Purgatory (though Purgatory tore open the wound). Dean came back and discovered that both Sam and Cas abandoned him, triggering all of his old childhood abandonment issues. Most of what we’ve seen from Dean in S8 is directly related to his childhood PTSD (which was overshadowed in S4-6 by his Hell PTSD). Even now, this distancing himself from Cas, not talking about Cas, breaking up with Benny—this is related. This was one of the few things I really loved about 8x12. Dean defending John. Dean regressing to his S1 self, putting his dad back up on that pedestal. It’s so true to character (and to how PTSD works) that I literally applauded.
Unfortunately, this is all going to shatter, but I think this marks a very pivotal moment in Dean’s development. This backstep is completely necessary for Dean’s progression, and I think he’s going to come through the other side healthier than he’s been in years.
i’m really hoping this regression will lead us and dean somewhere. i agree completely with the points made here, but at the same time, i’m worn out by the fact that i thought they were going to address it countless times before and it never happened. i thought they would finally take the extra step i feel this deserves.
I hope the writers do explore Dean’s issues. I also hope they return to giving Sam some actual screen time. He’s become less of a character and more of a sidekick in the past few years. He has issues that need to be addressed too.
And besides, this show, at its core, is about the relationship between two brothers. You can’t get to that core if you’re focusing 90% of your energy on one brother.