I always seem to be a day late and a dollar short when I’m inspired
to write a bit about our ‘boys’. And this has probably be addressed
a thousand time but I just gotta put my two cents worth in.
It really hit home just how much of an emotional commitment I’d
made to this magnificent show we all know and love when I heard
about the end to the writer’s strike and the promise of a season
four and a flood-gate of relief and tears washed over me. I was a
wreck but the feeling was so delicious that I must relish the moment.
To say that all the events concerning ‘Supernatural’ have been a
roller-coaster ride is an enormous understatement. Again, I have
to wonder where all of these emotions originate and I’ve come to
the conclusion (after deep contemplation and desperate
self-examination) that…… I got nothin’. Suffice it to say that it’s
an odd blend of Love and Love. Love of my family and love of the
show and the two brothers that are its’ staple. Both these aspects
are so intertwined in my psyche that I could not unravel the two if I
tried. And I don’t really want to. ‘Supernatural’ has added a paradigm
shift and whole new dimension in my thoughts that I never thought
possible. I’ve just decided to ride the rapids and go where it takes
me. No more angst. No more confusion. I’ve emancipated myself.
I have relinquished my tenuous hold on reality in this instance. And
I do not regret it. I am officially a ‘Supernatural’ Asylum Inmate.
I want to impart for others, and myself as well, some thoughts that
have been nibbling at the corners of my mind for some time and
every once in a while I see references to it here and there. And that
is - Dean’s ability to evade many of the traps and pitfalls that Sam’s
so often seems to get mired in. In my mind, Dean’s been set apart
and been given special protection in this battle between good and
evil. From the beginning, even though they were trained in the same
way by their Dad, Dean and Sam seem to be following separate
paths. Ultimately, they have the same goal they’re striving for. And,
on occasion, Sam has had a few flashes of brilliance. On ‘A Very
Supernatural Christmas’ those wreaths in the homes of the victims
come to mind. Those insights of Sam’s may have sped their
investigation a bit quicker but knowing their ‘business as usual’
tactics, they would have accomplished their goal without that bit
of information. Sam is more ‘research savvy’ and can dig up info
that will speed up their plans to finesse a positive goal.
But, once armed with that information, Dean is able to look at the
big picture and glean terribly important strategies on how to deal
with each situation at hand. Call it instinct. He seems to have it
in abundance. But I believe it goes much deeper that that. His
instincts were dead-on in ‘Croatoan’. He really should have shot
that SOB in the doctor’s office in spite of Sam’s pleading with him
to spare the guy. In ‘Houses of the Holy’ he KNEW that the entity
they were dealing with was a Spirit and he was right. In ‘Hell House’
his strategy for the ultimate end of Mordechai was just to torch the
house. Simple but effective. In ‘Devils Trap’ the YED nearly killed
Dean. And sure, Dean had killed YED’s kids which was motivation
enough to explain the demon’s actions but DEAN KILLED YED’S
KIDS. That’s an amazing accomplishment! Dean is definitely a
force to be reckoned with. And All Things Evil know that.
He’s one scary guy. And very dangerous.
I know that Mr. Kripke meant the main focus of this series to be
Sam but thank goodness, Dean has been placed beautifully in the
general scheme of things. Actually, to my mind, Dean out-shadows
Sam in nearly everything he does. Maybe it’s because he’s the big
brother and I just gravitate to him as the eldest. ( I’m the eldest of
seven, myself.) Or maybe it’s just my nature to root for the
under-dog. Of the two brothers, Dean certainly has gotten the
But, my belief is that Dean has been given some special
protection from the time he was very small. A lot of clues here
lead up to that conclusion. And maybe none of them mean
diddly-squat but I gotta believe that if they were in the show,
there was a reason. Words mean things.
First, Dean's mom told him that Angels were watching over him.
Dean informed Sam of that in ‘Houses of the Holy’ and we heard
Mary speak those very words in WIAWSNB. Since she apparently
knew the YED, that statement holds a very important message.
Second, that talisman that Sam gave him (even though it was
originally meant for John) could be another way in which Dean
is afforded a special place in the battle between good and evil.
Since he wears it in every single episode, I still must draw the
conclusion that it’s significant.
And third, Dean does seem to be immune to alot of the crap
that those brothers have to sift through. After all. he is Batman.
I realize I’m being very selective in my examples and there are
certainly exceptions. Think ‘What Is and What Should Never Be’.
But even in that instance, it was Dean alone who ‘dug himself out’,
as Sam says, and figured out what the Djinn’s real powers were.
Dean is a beacon that penetrates the darkness and shines the
light of truth on the brother’s forays against the dark forces.
Ultimately, in the grand scheme of things I trust that not only will
Dean NOT go to Hell, I really do believe that he has been given a
special power by something even more forceful that those Demons.
I don't think he knows it yet. But it's going to become clearer to him
(and us) as time runs short for both him and Sam. At least, I sure
as Hell hope so.