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Dean’s Story Arc: Fairies and Vampires, Oh My!

Dean attacked by vampire

In the early seasons of Supernatural, Kripke did a fairly good job of following through on Dean’s emotional and narrative story arc. Dean started out idolizing his father and his slow realization that John was not the perfect hero to be modeling himself after to his disillusionment and final acceptance that John was human and fallible but “did the best he could.” He was the reluctant hero who took control of his fate and used his free will to save the world and himself while allowing his brother to finally sacrifice himself.  But there has been an increasing inability to follow through on Dean’s story arcs as the series has gone on, I think. (more…)


“Benny … has never let me down”: Citizen Fang (8.09)

choosing a vampire over a brother

“Just sayin’ — brother chooses a vampire over a brother.”

Whether we agree with Jeremy Carver’s decision to not have Sam look for Dean while he was in Purgatory or not, that’s what we got and what we have to work with. It’s understandable that Dean is hurt by that. It’s completely in character too for Dean to say hurtful things to Sam without ever seeming to recognize the pain he causes. He has a history of calling Sam a ‘freak’ and even a ‘monster.’ However, his behavior in Citizen Fang — from the comment that Benny was more of a brother than Sam ever was to the faked phone call from Amelia — was so ugly that I nearly quit watching the show. I know not a few fans who did. (more…)


Trust and Intuition

interview w husband

That post about Gordon Walker got me thinking about Sam’s intuition about people. We talk quite a lot about how empathetic Sam is. He has an intuition about people. (more…)


some disconnected thoughts on season 8

November 15, 2012

You know when Cas says to Dean, “Hey, everything isn’t your responsibility” and Sam says to him, “You did everything you could … Survivors guilt… You gotta walk past it”, they are essentially saying the same thing to him. He can’t save everyone, and he shouldn’t feel bad for saving himself.

But, of course, Dean doesn’t value himself except for how well he does his job. So saving himself didn’t mean much, if he couldn’t save Cas as well. If he fails at his job — saving others — then he takes all the guilt for that. He doesn’t believe his best is good enough.

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Episode 8.05: Blood Brother

My initial reaction to Blood Brother was mixed.

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Episode 8.01: What About Kevin?

Looking back at the way Sam behaved in Mystery Spot and when Dean was in Hell — he lost it, went off the rails. He was a danger to himself and others. He became a stone cold hunting machine, almost like soulless!Sam. So this time when Dean disappears, he shuts down emotionally. I think it was an unconscious defense mechanism to prevent him from becoming that dangerous killer. (more…)