There’s speculation that Cole may return in episode seven titled “Girls Girls Girls.” Whether that happens later rather than sooner, he is sure to make another appearance this season. (more…)
Sam and Dean listen to Carry On My Wayward Son, SPN 10.05, “Fan Fiction”
“No more stupid angels.” That’s what Metatron said to Gadreel as he talked him into being his being his loyal hitman or so it appeared. The question that keeps going through my mind is whether that statement is ironic or true. (more…)
It’s heartbreaking seeing the men these boys have become. They bickered and fought and laughed. They protected each other, would and did give their lives for each other, but they were torn apart by the forces of heaven and hell. You have to wonder if they ever stood a chance. (more…)
In response to all the posts I’ve seen the past few days that boil down to “Dean Winchester is an abusive asshole whose sole motivation is controlling his brother” I say, “Go watch the pilot.”
At the age of four a helpless infant was put in his arms and he was told to run – save Sammy. He did. His big, strong hero of a dad failed to save their mother, but he saved his brother. Rather than take back that responsibility, John Winchester left it on Dean’s tiny shoulders. It was drummed into Dean day after day, year after year – take care of your brother, look out for Sammy – until it became his prime directive, his raison d’etre – call it what you will. When Dean says it’s what he is, it isn’t just some defensive excuse. He’s been programed to save Sammy. Considering the age it started, his brain may be hardwired that way. When added to the love he feels for Sam, how can he be expected to act differently? (more…)
It is sometimes difficult to reconcile the character called Sam Winchester in season nine with the boy who was introduced in season one. Re-watching those early seasons, we see someone full of life, snarky, rebellious, clever – brilliant even. As much as he wanted out of the hunting life, he enjoyed being with his big brother. He rolled his eyes at Dean’s lame jokes, but laughed with him too, sang with him, looked on him fondly and for protection and guidance, even as he insisted on making his own path. (more…)
When season 6 opened with Exile on Main Street, Dean was shown in a montage that inter-cut black and white footage of him with Sam in with color footage of his life with Lisa and Ben. We saw him showing both Sam and Ben how to work on an engine. We saw him obviously troubled but comforted by Lisa. They had cook outs. He drank and checked warding around the house. He worked as a carpenter. We later learned that he went out for beers with the neighbor, Sid, and he played golf. (more…)
chris648 at spoilertv asks “Is It Time to Revisit the Demon Blood?”
It’s an interesting question because Sam’s demon blood was dropped in S6-7, and as pointed out, fans began to think that maybe it had somehow been purged at some point. We discovered in S8 that Sam had felt the stain of the blood since he was a child and that he was being purged of it during the trials. Since he didn’t complete the trials, we can assume that he still holds the demon blood in his veins.
There’s a lot of potential in revisiting the demon blood issue with everything that has happened. After having a vampire for a best bud, one would think that Dean might reconsider his feelings about Sam using his powers. It wasn’t Sam’s use of his powers that was evil. It was drinking demon blood and listening to Ruby that led Sam down the wrong path. My feeling is that Sam’s powers aren’t inherently evil.
As chris648 says, it is time that Sam become an active participant in the narrative again, and using his powers in the upcoming battles with demons and angels might be an interesting way for that to happen.