Remember when Showtime tweeted this picture with #IanandMickeyforever? Everyone, I mean literally everyone loves and ships Ian and Mickey.
Oh Jared… [x]
also I really wish I could see the rest of what he wrote below…I am guessing it says “This is un fucking believable” or something…
Can we just appreciate the absolute gem that is Jared Padalecki?
I know “actors are people too” but I just really love watching him get pissed about shit I get pissed about.
I feel like that’s exactly the thing. It seems like Jared uses Twitter like he’s chatting with a million of his personal friends, so he complains and says stuff like any of us would on our blogs. I bitch about my life on here, I say things that are mock offensive, I air my controversial opinions, I chatter… cause I feel like you guys get me. Which is why I feel like people should calm down when they call Jared a baby or a jerk, cause he’s just acting like we’re his friends.
Was that a bit of human emotion we glimpsed in Crowley as he sat by Dean’s body before that startling resurrection?
"That’s not just residue of human emotion," Carver reveals. "When Crowley was shooting up human blood, whether they admit it or not, a kinship developed between these two. Call it humanity or call it friendship, it’s definitely there."
"How will Sam feel about his older brother palling around with the King of Hell?"
"Crowley will have his hooks deep into Dean when the show returns," Singer notes. "Once Sam finds out the truth about Dean, he’s just not going to have that!"
Can’t The Winchesters just get along?
"The boys are in a pretty unique place when they go into Season 10," is all Carver will tease.
What’s happening up in Heaven?
"How Cas will deal with his impending death and where he sees himself in the firmanent of Heaven and angels will be addressed in the first episode of the season," Carver promises. "Some angels are still down on earth. What those stragglers are doing could be interesting." And what about Metatron, who is now incarcerated in Heaven’s dungeon? Have we seen the last of him? "Hell no," says Carver. "As long as Metatron is alive, I don’t think his story is over yet."
So what’s the big theme for the season?
"This might sound mysterious," says Carver, "but to me, Season 9 was about choosing the kind of person you wanted to be, like Cas deciding whether to stay human or become an angel again. I think Season 10 will be about everyone looking up and saying, ‘You know what, I am what I am.’ We’ll see that play out in each and every character."
#no #this isnt even funny #that is so fucking rude #i hate hearing stories about j2 ganging up on misha #like jensen literally says that he was making it really uncomfortable for misha #and how he actually had to go away to calm down because he was so frustrated #what a shitty thing to be proud of #like #?????? #r u actually serious #like why would u even do that its not funny its rude #idk why misha put up with it i would literally have left the set #and fucked off home #and theres that other post that j2 were planning on doing all this shit to misha when he was directing #including tuRNING THE HEATING OFF IN HIS APARTMENT #IN VANCOUVER #IN FEBRUARY #like wtf get a grip #they are getting way to carried away they need to actually stop #spncast #Misha Collins #jensen ackles #j2 #j2m #cockles #im so angry about this u dont even fucking know (via officialdestiel)
Back when 9x01 aired, I wrote about how I think the key to breaking the brothers’ codependency is to have Dean accept himself for who he is: Dean has to find value in his own existence. This week’s episode only strengthened my belief that the way to Dean’s heart is Castiel - and that, in return, is going to change around a lot of the restricting and manipulative ways all of them tend to treat each other.
I loved the episode because it conveyed a few very important things for everyone in ‘Team Free Will’:
- Castiel’s love for Dean is pretty much unconditional.
- Dean is slowly but surely losing himself and his purpose in life.
- Sam has a very good grasp of how messed up his and Dean’s relationship is. And yet, he is way too caught up in all of it to change anything.
Essentially, none of them are free. Dean is spiralling out of control into inhuman levels of self-loathing, Sam is caught between righteous anger and his care for Dean, Castiel is deeply affected by Dean’s anguish but is left immobile in his helplessness.
Although, as you can see, It all traces back to Dean.
What we are witnessing this season is Dean honest-to-god finding himself - but not without hitting the absolute rock bottom first - and it I think it will result in a) Dean accepting that he is loved and worthy of being loved and b) Sam and Dean (and Cas) finding back to actually trusting each other again.
Dean is the one with the ‘power’ to set Team Free Will truly free and he has to do so by becoming his own man. The following review is my take on what happened in “Road Trip” with focus on Dean’s emotional development and what I think is going to happen once Dean overcomes the internal crisis he is currently experiencing. I have also talked about this in my earlier review of 9x01 (which ties in a lot with this one here): Dean’s answer to this season’s theme of “who do you love” has to expand from ‘family’ to ‘myself’ and I think this is exactly where we are headed.
One of the things that get me about Jensen saying “the destiel thing got out of proportion” at JIBcon is that YEAH DUH
IT’S AN EXCITING THING
WHY ARE YOU SHAMING PEOPLE FOR BEING EXCITED ABOUT YOUR SHOW
YOU ARE ON THE SHOW YOU SHOULD WANT THAT
I mentioned this scene in First Born very briefly a while back but I think it’s important and I haven’t seen anyone else discuss it yet so want to address it again.
I think the scene in which Dean and Crowley visit Tara in her pawn store gives us a very subtle hint about what is actually going to happen to Dean. When Dean and Crowley enter the store, note how closely they are standing to Tara:
We’re told very shortly after this that Tara’s knee flares up whenever in the presence of a demon. The King of Hell is standing right before her, yet she feels nothing.
She asks Dean which Winchester son he is, and when he states his name it’s at that moment her knee flares up and she grabs at it. It doesn’t flare up when Crowley enters but when Dean confirms his identity.
Later in the episode, when Tara is alone, she feels that twitch in her knee again. Only she feels this before the demon has even entered the store, she feels it just as he is about to open the door and step inside. That is, the regular demon is further away from her when she senses who he is than where Crowley was standing when she didn’t. What I’m getting at is
- I think the timing of the ‘demon detector’ when Dean said his own name is an intentional hint. Dean is going to be a demon by the end of this season.
- Tara not sensing Crowley is a simultaneous hint at the King of Hell’s increasing humanity
That would be pretty elegant in a way. I noted that season 8 ended with a convergence on humanity: the demon Crowley became almost human, Cas had his grace stolen and became “human”, all the angels fell to Earth (and as we later learned, their wings burned off which made them a little bit closer to human). This season could end with someone who was human turning into something else. Dean would not be possessed by a demon then (which could be exorcised), he would be a demon himself. His soul would turn into black smoke. So would he then have to be cured, like Crowley almost was?
It seems risky, doing something like that to their POV character. They’re banking on the solid love for Dean that the audience has built up over all the past seasons. I’d enjoy that storyline and nothing could make me stop loving Dean, but I wonder how most viewers would feel?
I agree definitely, in part of the exploration of identity this season we saw both Castiel and Crowley (starting at the end of last season) becoming human and I strongly suspect that Dean’s storyline is going to contrast against theirs. Dustydreamsanddirtyscars has discussed the show highlighting similarities and differences drawn between Dean and both Castiel and Crowley (and what they represent i.e. good and evil) through both wardrobe choices as well as the significance surrounding the use of vending machines and so it would fit perfectly (in my mind at least) to have the contrast be Dean’s descent from humanity to corrupted supernatural being, i.e. demon, just as Cain did before him.
I’ve speculated before here and here about Dean becoming a demon, rather than being possessed by one, and the implications of that for him - exactly as you say, you can’t exorcise a demon that is essentially his body’s own possessor, so I totally agree that if Dean were to become a demon then it seems a little perfect that just last season the notion of curing a demon was introduced…
And we’ve seen Dean be pretty dark already this season (especially in Thinman) and yet it’s going to get worse for him, which is definitely a risky move as you say and I think that is why the show this season has been trying to make Dean as sympathetic as possible. Yes his decision to rob Sam of his agency in order to save his life was a highly questionable one to say the very least, but since then it’s been nothing but hard times for Dean and since he has the POV we’ve seen how devastating his talks with Sam have been, what massive emotional gut-punches have been thrown at him each week. I think they’ve very intentionally been designed this way so that we can see every step of Dean’s downward spiral, understand what will have driven him to the very dark place the end of this season will see him in and feel sorry for the character who, at heart, is a good but troubled man, but whose poor decisions have damned his soul.
Furthermore, Bad Boys showed us what Dean gave up, what he sacrificed of his own wants and needs to ensure Sam was taken care of, as well as gave some background on the co-dependence we see in the present. That, to me, was a huge effort on the writers’ part to make Dean as sympathetic as they could.
Man, I would love that storyline like burning.
I’m really interested to see how Dean’s story intersects with the angel storyline, precisely because of all the parallels between Dean and Cas that we’ve seen this season. They seem to be going opposite ways on the same path, which explains why we haven’t seen any indication that they’re communicating since Holy Terror.
But I’m betting that the path is a circle, and they’ll end up coming toward each other, because if anybody can guide Dean out of the morass he’s gotten himself into, it’s Cas, who’s already walked that route.
Things that totally happened on Supernatural, “Mean Hunters”
REIGNING CHAMPION SAM WINCHESTER BEGINS WITH A STUNNING NUMBER WE IN THE BUSINESS REFER TO AS THE LONESOME CAMEL
GADREEL COUNTERS WITH THE EYEBROW OF SILENT DISDAIN
SAM BEGINS TO WARP THE FABRIC OF REALITY WITH THE POWER OF BITCHFACE
GADREEL IS UNIMPRESSED AND CONTINUES BITCHFACING UNHINDERED
A WILD CAS APPEARS