Parallels: Dean & Castiel // Merlin & Arthur
Merlin: ‘You could say there is a bond between us’
Castiel: ‘Dean and I do share a more profound bond’
Significant because all the people who are trying to say Dean was acting awkward with Aaron on last night’s episode is because it was weird for him to turn down advances from other men. Sorry, no. Dean has a lot of practice at it, and it really doesn’t take anything more than a “Sorry, I’m not interested,” which is something, as you can see, Dean is totally capable of doing.
So, why did Aaron turn him into a stumbling mess? Well, unless Ben Edlund (who is one of the best writers the show has and happens to be fond of the idea of Dean and Cas being a thing) and Jensen Ackles (whose professionalism I respect, who I think is very conscious of who Dean is, and who is not afraid to protest when something is out of character [please refer to the omitted ending to the trench coat scene at the end of season 6]) decided to jump on a crazy train for the night, which I don’t believe is the case, then the scenes in 8.13 were very deliberate choices. Choices that take the homoerotic subtext that follows Dean around like a puppy and turn it into actual text.
But Dean is straight, you say. There is no evidence that Dean likes any person that is not a cis female, you might also say. I say, maybe you missed some things because you brushed them off as jokes (Bert and Ernie are gay) or didn’t understand the reference (the Purgatory in Miami is a gay club) or simply didn’t notice him take a look at that soldier’s ass, but there have been suggestions from at least season two that Dean might not be as 100% heterosexual as he would like people to believe. In season two, Sam responds to Dean’s question of why people always assume that they’re gay by telling Dean that he appears to be overcompensating. That’s not just a joke. Dean is overcompensating, and he has a lot of good reasons to try to make himself fit into a hypermasculine role. (Can anyone say John Winchester? Can anyone say the good-little-soldier-with-no-feelings hunting community ideal that he has been trying to live since he was four?) I could enumerate or point you toward other peoples’ in-depth analysis of all the little things Dean has done over these 8 seasons that point to him having a sexuality that is not so cut and dry as being interested exclusively in cis females, and I will if you ask.
However, I really just wanted to point out that Dean’s behavior with Aaron is particularly suspicious in light of his past responses if the writers and Jensen himself aren’t intending to bring Dean out of the closet. Paired with all the foreshadowing in the substories not pertaining to the tablet arc that refer to Castiel and human/supernatural being partnerships, Dean in 8.13 makes a pretty convincing case that Dean being bi/pan/omni and Destiel are endgame. Until last night, I hadn’t dared to hope. I’m still not holding my breath, but I don’t understand the point if that’s not where they’re going.
Thank you for existing.
yes you are.
Me watching Supernatural.
Iron Man and Spider-Man
DO YOU KNOW WHAT I JUST REALIZED
If there were hunters out there like Sam and Dean, or a secret organization called Torchwood, or the Doctor showing up, or fairies or wizards or demigods or whatever,
the ONE thing that would keep it completely secret
is if someone wrote a book or made a TV show about it
because by doing an internet search, all that would show up
would be the show or the book
and people will assume it’s fiction
but… what if?
how it’s done