The beautiful United States of America.
The beautiful United States of America.
This is one of my favorite Doctor Who moments, by far.
Dean + being told the truth
"Driver picks the music, shotgun shuts his cakehole."
I’m sure we all can agree that this line is one of the most popular lines of the whole series. A line everybody knows by heart. You know what it also is?
Dean’s and Sam’s relationship in a nutshell.
Jensen said it himself, that when he read that line in the script, it was the point when he really understoof of what kind the brother’s relationship is. I admit though, that back then it was most probably alluding much more to their ~playful/carefree relationship that consisted of a lot of teasing. In hindsight though, looking at that short exchange, it also kind of already captures what has grown to become an ever more complicated and toxic relationship that came to a head in S9 with Dean (once more) taking away Sam’s agency. Though this time in a bigger and more messed up way than ever before and with that decision leading to a complete fallout in their relationship (which is needed though, so they can form a better relationship).
So, the once kind of sweet funny line from the first season has turned sour by now, because Dean doesn’t just pick the music (and expects Sam to tag along), he also picks everything else as well (made decisions that weren’t his to make), plus: He also drives the car.
And you know - I actually might want to start a multiple part meta on the Impala alone and all the things it stands for and what it says about certain relationships or state of mind, etc. because WHOA, there is so much to talk about, but I am getting off track - that is the perfect metaphor for their relationship as well. Hell, Carver himself even said it head on this season: Dean drives the myth arc.
He not only drives the myth arc though, he has always been driving the story, he has always been the one behind the wheel. And you know who has most of the time always been in the passenger seat, maybe giving driving directions at best, but ultimately most of the time completely unable to steer and influence to make a left or a right turn with the car? Sam.
Sam has most of his life not been the one to drive his own destiny, write his own story (Stanford being the exception and the times he ran away, as well as brief periods in S4 and S6). He’s been stuck in the passenger seat. Kind of like Jesse Pinkman in “Breaking Bad”, who finally was sitting behind the steering wheel in the series finale. Sam’s life has always been limited, influenced, controlled and he - symbolically speaking - was never able to learn how to drive properly by himself, because he was never given the possibility, the tools. And maybe that is exactly the reason why when he had the car and sat in the driver’s seat in S4 or in S8 that he was completely overburdened to know where to go. In S4 it lead him to trust Ruby, in S8 he was drifting until he found Amelia.
It’s time for Sam to drive, to turn on ignition (maybe even in his own car since the Impala has become so heavily burdened by everything that went wrong in the Winchester’s lives) and with that relegating his brother on the passenger seat. He might be better seated there anyway if an empty bottle of Jack in the morning is any indication…
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I love where season 9 has gone in the past few episodes. I was a bit worried for the first half of the season, but the plot is shaping up and Dean is beginning to fight the demons within himself as he is given his own mytharc for the first time on the show. As I…
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Dean + comforting his parents; “it’s okay.”
Every airline flight in the world over 24 hours.
No but seriously look at how it jumps from America to Europe and back
I found Hawaii.
Also what the heck are the shadows is that supposed to be night and day passing by or is that the Old Ones checking to see if it’s time to end the world yet?
And there they sit. A human, a demon and an angel.
Dean would probably say it’s like the beginning of a bad joke.
I know I am reading far too much into it and I am pretty sure that except for Crowley - and him being positioned between Dean and Cas - nothing has been scripted. Doesn’t change anything about subconscious or intuitive acting on Jensen’s and Misha’s part though.
But it’s actually quite interesting how all three of them sit in a similar position, almost mirroring one another. If you look closely though, there are differences. And as we know the devil’s in the details.
Look at their hands and let their hands do the talking.
One hand folded around the other one, which seems to be curled into a fist. The right hand covering the left hand. One hand keeping the other one in check, controlling. Maybe kind of indicative of how Cas now has to not only control his emotions that he connected with in a new and major way as a human, but also his new-found mojo.
Then there’s Crowley. We can’t see his hands. They are covered, cause he’s in handcuffs and nobody on the outside is supposed to know it. So here’s a fair share of hiding going on as well. Not just on Crowley’s part, but dictated by Dean and Cas.
Hiding true feelings, hiding true agendas, hiding true identites. Kind of a theme this season, isn’t it?
And then there’s Dean. Holding his hands a little as if he’s praying. And isn’t that at least a little what he might be doing subconsciously? Praying that somehow they’ll find Gadreel, that he’ll be able to free Sam. Or, you know, truly praying and using this technique to converse with Cas without Crowley knowing (I know this is stretching it). His hands are folded. Or worded differently: intertwined. Maybe kind of indicative of how there are a lot of conflicting emotions at work within Dean at the moment? But then again, holding your hands this way, clasped together somehow might also give you a certain ~stability and ~center. And isn’t that something Dean as the tin man desperately needs to find again? His identity. His center. His heart.
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