YES. This entire episode was brilliant, my favorite of the season. Unlike so many other plot twists in this show, I genuinely didn’t see the whole Jeffrey thing coming, and the slow dance oh my god that motherfucking slow dance. AUGH.
While I suppose you can enjoy this episode without riding the Destiel ship, I don’t know why you would, because, seriously, you’d have to squint really, really hard and overlook a hell of a lot of narrative symmetry to maintain that Dean isn’t in love with Cas. Up to this point in the season, nowhere is it made more obvious than in this episode.
And I loved that bit about being suicidal, because while we’d explicitly seen Dean be a wreck, an emotional shell, and a drunk, we hadn’t seen him put a gun in his mouth… or had we? Is that why he’d been so sloppy at times, why he’d thrown himself into certain situations, why he hadn’t fought back against Osiris and Jo? That one little line made me rethink the entire season. LOVE THIS EPISODE.
the fact that Sam is already holding Cas up perfectly fine on his own but Dean still flails and runs over like a worried boyfriend
Dean your homo is showing
Anyone else notice how Sam also moves his hand from Cas’ chest like “Oh shit, I’m in Dean’s territory.”
And then Cas leans right into Dean as soon as he gets the chance, even before Sam’s hand moves
I have the stupidest grin watching this cuteness here.
“… in retrospect, there was truly no similarity between her hands and Dean’s pulling at my hair. She was smaller and almost seemed frail in comparison. Fully capable of killing me, of course. It would be foolish to think otherwise. But, while there was still lethal capability, there was a complete lack of authority. So much that even the threat of death at her hands didn’t seem real.”
If Dean only knew just what Cas has done for him!
Oh my fucking God. Let me love whoever made these gifs. Holy fucking shit yes.
I HAVE IT IN MY HEAD THAT DEAN WAS ALREADY PROMISED TO CASTIEL LONG BEFORE HE WAS BORN. AND THAT CASTIEL HAD ALREADY MET MARY WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG AND FORMALLY ASKED FOR DEAN’S
SOULHAND. AND SHE’S OBVIOUSLY ALL FOR IT.
SO INSTEAD OF FAIRY TALES OF PRINCES SAVING PRINCESSES, MARY TELLS DEAN STORIES ABOUT ANGELS AND THIS ONE PARTICULAR ANGEL WHO SHE SAYS WILL ALWAYS GUARD HIM AND PROTECT HIM NO MATTER WHAT, THAT THIS ANGEL LOVES HIM VERY MUCH, AND THAT THIS ANGEL IS PROMISED TO HIM.
SO DEAN HAS ALWAYS BEEN BRAVE BECAUSE HE TAKES COMFORT IN THE STORIES HIS MOM HAS TOLD HIM; THAT HE HAS THIS ANGEL ON HIS SHOULDER WHO WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR HIM, SAVE HIM WHEN HE GETS INTO TROUBLE, AND SPEND HIS “HAPPILY EVER AFTER” WITH HIM. BUT DEAN DOESN’T THINK THE STORIES ARE REAL. THOSE ARE JUST STORIES THAT HIS MOM TELLS HIM TO HELP HIM SLEEP BETTER AT NIGHT. SECRETLY THOUGH, HE HOPES THEY’RE REAL.
BUT THEN HE FINDS HIMSELF IN HELL AND HE’S LOSING HIS FAITH IN EVERYTHING. AND HE HATES HIMSELF FOR EVEN REMOTELY BELIEVING IN THOSE STORIES, WHICH HE’S FINDING, ARE COMPLETE BULLSHIT. THERE’S NO ONE LOOKING OUT FOR HIM. HE’S ALONE.
ALL OF A SUDDEN, A BRIGHT LIGHT ERUPTS AND THERE’S A HAND ON HIS SHOULDER AND HE’S RESCUED FROM PERDITION AND EVERY VARIATION OF IT.
HE’S STARING DOWN CASTIEL FOR THE MILLIONTH TIME AND ALL HE CAN THINK IS, “MOM WAS RIGHT”
And that’s how Mary Winchester invented Destiel.
In my head:
#How to sum up Destiel in one gif #throwing himself in front of the one creature that can kill him #like he can’t be stopped #without hesitation #no lost ‘fuck you sir’ eye contact with Dick #all to protect Dean #a simple man #not an angel #he fought so hard to not fight #but as soon as Dean is in danger #and Dean is like #’Cas don’t…oh fuck’ #bamf!Cas is activated #Cas is like #FUCK YOU SIR #You want him? #You gotta go through me