Arielle, New Yorker, devoted nerd.
I'm also a synesthete, a newly converted Whovian, a lifelong X-Phile, a Mumford obsesee, and watch way, way too much TV.
You will find lots and lots of Dean and Cas here these days. Other things that occupy my time include Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural, Destiel, Doctor Who, Sherlock, X-Files, Game Of Thrones, Mad Men, Homeland, Six Feet Under, American Horror Story, Face/Off, It's Always Sunny, The Office, Louie, Frasier, Cowboy Bebop, Mumford and Sons, movies that don't suck, books, music/song writing, film scores, pretty gifs, drawing/art/animation, stand-up comedy, everything Japan, and generally being a cynical asshat.
Depression is not just a bout of sadness, it is a period of not being yourself — of not even recognizing who that self is. It is being in a fog which prevents anything good from reaching you, which takes away the sense and joy of successes and amplifies failures a thousand times over.
I’ve thought ever since the show introduced Naomi that she was the one who bible-camped Cas and Anna in seasons 4 and 5.
I had no idea it went way further back, and it’s basically swamping me with emotion.
Do you guys realize what Naomi implied?
Cas was there the night the angels killed the firstborn children in Egypt during the Exodus. And he refused to participate. That or he was so scarred by what they were forced to do that Naomi had to scrub it from his brain, but knowing Cas, I’m going with the first option.
Our little Cas, the foot soldier with a crack in his chassis, has been on humanity’s side since the Old Testament.
And thanks to Naomi, he didn’t even KNOW.
This also means that Naomi has spent literally several millenia trying to get this one unimportant angel under control and she couldn’t do it. He chooses humanity every time.
I want to talk about the bar scene in “Sacrifice,” but first let me refresh your memory about an exchange in “The Monster At the End of This Book.”
There’s a bit where Dean has asked for Castiel’s help in preventing Sam from meeting Lilith, and Castiel turns him down:
You must understand why I can’t intercede. Prophets are very special. They’re protected.
I get that.
If anything threatens a prophet, anything at all, an archangel will appear to destroy that threat. Archangels are fierce. They’re absolute. They’re heaven’s most terrifying weapon.
And these archangels, they’re tied to prophets?
So if a prophet was in the same room as a demon –
Then the most fearsome wrath of heaven would rain down on that demon. Just so you understand… why I can’t help.
The words you see up there may have sounded like there’s nothing else going on, but it was clear in the episode that even though Castiel wasn’t permitted to interfere, even to the extent of overtly telling Dean how to do it without him, he was nevertheless giving Dean the information he needed in the subtext of the conversation. The pause indicated by the ellipsis in the last line was accompanied by a very pointed look from Cas that made it clear that he’d just said something important.
Right now, Show is in a position where they absolutely cannot give us a yes-or-no answer about whether or not Dean/Cas will go overtly canon. Many of us are of the opinion that Show is doing what Cas did in the scene from TMATEOTB: making the answer clear in the subtext. And up until now, there’s been enough ambiguity that one could plausibly argue that it wasn’t intentional, or that it was just fanservice.
But with the Cupid scene in the bar in 8.23, I believe Show has given us as close to a YES answer as it’s possible to get without actually saying the words.
i was teaching my grandma to use computer so we can talk on skype and such but today she went kinda mad at me because “i didnt show her the knitting programme” and i was like what
and it comes out she accidentally opened ms excel and found out its a great way to create knitting patterns
my grandma is 82
Okay, but can we talk about how Dean’s hand would have absolutely no effect on holding Cas back? Cas is an angel, and Dean’s hand is barely holding on to his arm. He could easily pull away and rush forward to kill Naomi, but he doesn’t. Even though he’s furious and desperate and guilty, enough to shake off Dean’s hand angrily, enough to blindly trust Metatron even given evidence that he isn’t working in Heaven’s best interest, even with all that, Cas still responds to Dean’s hand on his arm. He doesn’t break free to kill Naomi, because Dean asked him not to.
Matt Smith and David Tennant Behind the Scenes of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special!
Here it is. Matt and David discuss life as The Doctor!
Thanks to everyone who worked really hard to keep the secret.