- That after Cas was downloaded with pop culture, he still didn’t grock the way references were used or their emotional meaning. Because he got it from Metatron…and Metatron knows it, but he doesn’t get it.
- Everyone is the hero of their own story, and how that applies to the theme of good intentions
- We were told directly at the beginning of the episode that it was the ultimate in unreliable narrators. So everything - especially everything we saw from Metatron that casts him in a heroic or Godlike light, such as being immune to Holy Fire and Angel Warding and being able to write Castiel to his will - should be taken with, shall we say, a Lot’s Wife of salt at least.
- Gadreel is going to turn on Metatron.
- There are other angels in Heaven.
- Metatron literally burned the book.
- Metatron’s steaming case of Cas-envy is getting exponentially worse, and isn’t even remotely hidden by his attempt at “if you can’t join ‘em, beat ‘em.” But it’s more that just the pretty face. What does Cas have that Metatron wants so damned bad? (My opinion: others see him as important, as a hero. Metatron got tapped by God and thought that made him Most Important…but everyone else just saw him as a semi-sentient word processor. He wanted to be the writer, the God, the hero, the protagonist, but all he was was the pen…whereas Cas writes his own story and everyone else calls him hero)
- Yes, Cas and Dean worry about each other…but did you see how terrified and upset Sam was when he thought something had happened to Cas? Sam has come to have two brothers in his heart.
- Between the Mark of Cain, Gadreel being part of Metatron’s illusion games, Sam not being there to witness, the things Gadreel said being so much more Dean’s private fears than anything that makes sense for Sam, and what Sam finds being so different from what we left, everything between Dean and Gadreel should at least be questioned as dubiously real.
- No, Cas is not a good leader. He’s right about that. But, as he also keeps reminding us, he’s a fucking briliant soldier…and not just as a pretty face who wields a pretty blade. He’s an insanely good tactician and improvisational fighter, and that’s where everyone in Heaven - including Metatron - keeps underestimating him. So the question needs to be not what or why is he leading, but how is he fighting?
the pick me up. They also have the history. But I never spoke to them about Dean & Cas ships. Becasue I didn’t think they would really care about it. Not in a bad way but just there was no to really bring it up to them. So I asked them if spn does go through & make D/C into a romantic relationship would u still watch. They said “yeah only if they don’t make it the focus” “it would be about time”. I said but spn is not about romance. Bro laughed said “RIGHT remember Mary, Jess, Lisa, etc. End
Very delayed posting of this casual viewer story - but thank you for sending it!!
I’m gonna go out on a limb and say we liked the destiel touching tonight
5x04 | 9x18
↳There’s something different about you.
It doesn’t matter what timeline or universe, whether he’s human or angel, or even stoned out of his freaking mind…Cas knows Dean.
Can’t you see it? Can’t you read it in their smiles? In every word spoken and even more in those unsaid. Look at their faces. How long has it been since we’ve seen them smile? Really, truly smile? And we know it’s not fake, cause they can’t even see each other, but they’ll smile nonetheless. It’s real and and it’s pure. It’s there in gentle teasing and quiet memories. It’s in a simple question. How are you, Dean? Well, in front of Sam he’ll shake that question easy enough, never was one for chick flick moments you know. But you can see what it means to him, how he’s still surprised that anyone would even care, and how much it means to him that Cas would bother to ask. It’s love. That’s what’s there, and if you can’t see it you must have your eyes closed. Because there’s not one second of this that says otherwise. And when Cas speaks, and there it is again. I miss life on the road, I miss the smell of worn leather and whiskey, I miss you.
So this little cigarette right here has sparked a whole new brand of TFiOS hate, much of which is coming from people who claimed to love the book.
Many people are now pointing out how “pretentious” Augustus is, and I can’t help but think, You’re only just now realizing this. He was written to be a seemingly pretentious and arrogant person. The acknowledgement of this is actually highly important because, without it, the book loses the message that a hero’s journey is that of strength to weakness.
Augustus Waters has big dreams for himself. He wants to be known and remembered; he wants to be a hero; he wants to be seen as perfect. But there’s already something standing in his way… He has a disability, and society tells him that a person cannot be both perfect and disabled. So what does he do? He creates a persona for himself. He tries to appear older and wiser than he is. But the pretentious side of him is NOT who he truly is. It’s all an act. (This is evident in the fact that he often uses words in the wrong context.)
And when his cancer returns, we begin to see his mask cracking. The true Augustus begins to bleed through… Hazel even takes notice of this from time to time. And by the time we get to the gas station scene, Augustus is no longer the picture of perfection he was when we met him. The play has been canceled. The actor must reveal himself. And he’s revealed to be a weak, defenseless boy, succumbing to the cancer that is made of him.
THE PRETENTIOUSNESS IS INTENTIONAL. It stands to show Augustus’s journey from flawless to flawed, from strong to weak. It’s the key to understanding that Augustus was the hero he always wanted to be, even if he didn’t realized it.
FOR A SECOND THERE I THOUGHT CAS WAS GOING TO PUT DEAN’S HAND ON HIS HEART
cant wait for the gag reel