I love all of these observations you make. I now feel very justified in blogging about the minutia of this show. Lol.
I have a Ph.D in “Reading Too Much Into Shit”.
I see a lot of people upset with how Dean acted throughout the episode - for one reason or another - but the argument I see that most is that he was written OOC. While I completely understand how you could gather that from the episode - after a rewatch - I think I finally understand why he wasn’t.
YES. A THOUSAND TIMES YES. Sera Gamble is a really fucking good writer. And when paired with actors as magnificent as Jensen and Misha? GODDAMN. It’s like fucking MAGIC on my television screen.
I really don’t understand why so many people hate this episode. It’s SO well-written, especially if you’re a Destiel shipper; so layered and subtle, and it really highlights the growth in Dean’s character — and how much further he has to go.
And, c’mon, this episode includes a scene in which Death himself sasses Dean about his need to confess to his angel boyfriend. THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED, PEOPLE, AND NOT IN FANFIC. Destiel is fucking canon.
— Mary Winchester, “Dark Side of the Moon”.
Supernatural is a show about horror, I suppose, but don’t be fooled by all the ghosts and clowns and wendigos, because right here, this line, this moment, this is true horror: My deepest, most secret fears dredged to the surface and thrown in my face.