There’s this idea I just can’t shake.
The river that Cas kneels by in the promo, what if it’s like the Axis Mundi of Purgatory? (That’s the road that runs through Heaven, the one that Cas tells Dean to follow in “Dark Side of the Moon” to get to the Garden.) And what if you can follow it out of Purgatory as well?
What if the three of them, Dean and Benny and Cas, all got on a boat and sailed down the river to find the way out?
Except maybe there was a storm, and the boat capsized.
And as the ship broke apart, Dean was left on a piece of driftwood, and Cas was left holding onto Dean. And then, for whatever reason, Cas just let go.
When Dean woke up, he was back on Earth, washed up on a shoreline somewhere, no Cas to be found.
What if “the beach scene” in 8x05 Edlund mentioned at Comic Con is Dean waiting on a shoreline, wishing, hoping, praying Cas would wash up too?
What if he doesn’t?
What if he does?
ONE MORE WEEK. ASDFGHJK