“And when you finally turn…”
“…and you will turn. Everyone you know, everyone you love, they could be long dead.”
“Everyone except me.”
S10EP22 “The Prisoner”
This line makes me so insane not only because of the idea of it happening, but precisely because it’s not happening. He’s wrong and Dean knows he’s wrong. Because Cain already told him his destiny:
“Have you ever mused upon the fact that you’re living my life in reverse?” “…and then you’d kill the Angel Castiel now THAT ONE. That, I suspect, would hurt something awful.”
He’s living Cain’s life in reverse. And he’d kill Cas, like Cain killed Colette. Not only was Cas (supposedly) not going to live, he’s going to die by Dean’s hands and Dean knew this. As he grabs Cas by the tie and points the blade towards him, Dean knew this. As Cas holds on to his arm and asks him to stop the same way he was told Colette asked Cain, Dean knew this. And he tries to deny it and he tries to ignore it but his guilt reminds him even in his dreams.
“Looks like you’ve got an admirer.”
“You sure it ain’t you?”
S10E23 “Brother’s Keeper” (deleted scene)
Cas was supposed to die just like that and Chuck would’ve probably skimmed over it like it was nothing so he could focus on his favorite part of the story, the brothers. And he couldn’t achieve it this time but ultimately, it’s what happens at the end of the story.
supernatural 10x23 brother’s keeper // joan of arc by john everett millais
Background: This is the preferred order of watching spn where only Castiel and Crowley interactions matter. Enemies to frenemies to friends.
see link for the original idea by @crowley-the-1-true-king-of-hell. "Since this is only about THEIR interactions, everybody else is furniture and don't have to make sense" and you can fill in the blanks about what could have happened between the episodes.
Previous Episode: Executioner's Song
Episode 22: Brother's Keeper (Part 1)
Crowley gave Cas an angry outburst after he was betrayed by Castiel's human friends in previous episodes.
Cas understood Crowley's hurt feelings, and he readily backed down.
Cas put a dramatic flair into his begging, and it pleased Crowley.
Then it was just staring into each other's eyes.
Of course Crowley couldn't say no to Cas.
Me after spn S1 Ep1: "Wow, I hope I don't have nightmares!!!" 😬
Me after S10 Ep23: *hysterical laughter* "He...I...They....." *more hysterical laughter*
I always thought Death giving Dean the scythe in 10.23 was stupid and contrived but then I remembered what an utter comedian og Death was. This is the face of a man who knows exactly what he's doing.
shattered at the altar of Winchester
like i know that this is old news but i still cannot believe they actually wrote that line for a character who is talking to and about castiel (and crowley too)
Sam' speech in 10x23 is huh?!! What??? Huh?????
DEAN: I let Rudy die. How was that not evil? I know what I am, Sam. But who were you when you --when you drove that man to sell his soul... Or when you bullied Charlie into getting herself killed? And to what end? A-a good end? A just end? To remove the Mark no matter what the consequences? Sam, how is that not evil? I have this thing on my arm, and you're willing to let the Darkness into the world.
Okay so this is the part Sam responded with that makes him sound high as a kite. Bolded in red
SAM: You were also willing to summon death to make sure you could never do any more harm. (Dean smirks and looks away from Sam to Death, who is waiting impatiently) You summoned me because you knew I would do anything to protect you. That's not evil, Dean. That's not an evil man. That is a good man crying to be heard, searching for... some other way.
Sam, Dean summoning you so you would protect him is at best amoral. Not immoral not moral just amoral
Asking or wanting you to protect him doesn't have any morality assigned to it
Anyway in Percy Jackson, Percy's fatal flaw is excessive personal loyalty.
He will risk his life (and even the world) for his friends, family, and sometimes even strangers and enemies who he empathizes with
I read that and because Percy always found another way that didn't involve the world I never realized how dangerous that flaw is, because things never really escalated to that point
I read PJO and I thought excessive personal loyalty doesn't sound too bad. But that was only because Percy found a way to avoid consequences
Supernatural really highlighted how excessive personal loyalty is a flaw
The thing is though that if Percy were in Sam's situation and Annabeth was the one with the mark, he would absolutely free the Darkness to save Annabeth from an eternity of imprisonment
The only difference is Percy was never put in a situation like the MoC and the darkness. So did I feel disapproval of Percy after this revelation? No because Percy is likeable enough as a character for me to not be bothered by it
Sam and Dean they aren't likeable enough to me. There have been a scene here or a scene there where my feelings softened temporarily but I don't think they are enjoyable enough for me to think alright let the Darkness out because I prefer seeing you on my screen