I am saying this as a Cas girl, and not as a Destiel shipper. I’m putting the
ship aside for your ask. Also, I fully agree that Cas deserves better.
telling you; I absolutely don’t think that Cas’ entire existence should revolve
around Dean. Not at all. I love Cas, and I don’t think he should just be there
to be ‘part of a ship’ he’s worth a lot more than that. But here’s the thing;
especially in season 10, the writers have made it oh so clear that Cas’ mission
is Dean, several times. Dean, Dean, Dean. He puts Dean’s wellbeing before
everything else, and throughout the entire season he’s oh so willing to
sacrifice it all for Dean, many times.
And then we
reach the end of the season, and after Cas has been beaten up by his ‘best
friend’ for whom he would still give his life, there is no resolve whatsoever.
Not even a tiny text or a voicemail that shows him that Dean is sorry, and that
what he did to Cas was not okay. Look at other shows; any other show. A ‘cliffhanger’
between two characters supposedly this close wouldn’t have ended like that.
There would’ve have at least been a decent talk to bring some closure, and to
point out that this (friendly) relationship is in fact a thing, and that this
is the reason why Cas keeps giving up so much for Dean. Perhaps a talk during which
Cas is angry, or during which Dean is angry (because still under the influence of
the mark), or even a talk that doesn’t make that everything is instantly all
butterflies and rainbows again, but a talk nonetheless, because this is
something that logically speaking, can’t be ignored on a show that already has
this FEW regulars. It could’ve been a brief phone call even, but apparently Cas
isn’t even worth that.
the problem in a nutshell: Whenever it is about Cas, or his wellbeing, or his
feelings, it is being entirely ignored on the show. Apparently neither Dean nor
Sam hesitate to throw him under the bus when shit hits the fan, and apparently
Cas isn’t even worth one last call before Dean decides to let it all go to
brings us right back to my point: If the writers want to play that card; Cas
being nothing but a tool to the Winchesters; okay. As a Team Free Will fan and
a Destiel shipper, I don’t like it, but okay. It’s their story, they can write whatever
doesn’t mean that a character such as Cas should be neglected and abandoned
like that. You don’t want the boys to care about Cas? Okay. But give us some
alternatives. I don’t care how, I’m not picky. Make Claire a regular. Or resurrect Gabriel or
Balthazar, give Cas a brother that cares and sticks around, offer him his own
Sam/Dean-like story arc. Or they could’ve kept Charlie alive and around, her
joining Team Cas because they were clearly getting along.
WANT them to make Cas about Dean, but the problem is that they ARE making Cas
about Dean, yet Cas never gets any acknowledgement for his trouble.
want this character to mean something to DaBrudders? Okay. But after 7 seasons,
I think that in that case, he at least deserves some loved ones of his own,
some people whom he can surround himself with and who care about him, and that
he’s allowed to form a bond with on this show. After he got beaten up; if Dean
doesn’t offer him comfort, if Sam doesn’t; okay. But it would be no more than
normal for there to be someone else who does offer that comfort then, a small
scene with the aftermath that acknowledges that Cas is hurt and has actual feelings.
So to get
back to your ask, I think that it’s not so much that people only want Cas for
Destiel, I think that it’s very much about Castiel all being ‘Dean Dean Dean
Sam Sam Dean’ during this entire season, and him hardly getting a chance to do
much outside of that (he’s dedicating his life to the brothers, expect for some blissful Claire moments), which forces us
back to wanting him to at least get some (friendly) affection from Dean (or
Sam), because they aren’t offering us any alternatives either. Claire was sent
off again, Charlie died before they had a chance to get closer, and so on, and
think that most of us are ‘making’ him just about Dean, but the show basically keeps
forcing us in that direction, even if we’re just talking ‘friendship’.