oh oh idea!
This season is ‘Indiana Jones’ right? So what if the season finale is something like The Last Crusade?? All the elements are there:
- We’ve got this important artifact - the
grail angel tablet.
- And we’ve got Metatron, who’s sort of like that old knight cursed/blessed with immortality who swore to protect the artifact.
- Then we’ve got this motley crew searching for the artifact, for good and for ill. Which maybe makes Crowley the Nazis in this comparison, which works just fine :p And includes a woman with her own agenda who’s kind of playing both sides - Naomi in SPN, Elsa in The Last Crusade.
But The Last Crusade ends, right, with Indy, his dad and Elsa. And the building is collapsing around them, the grail is about to fall down a bottomless pit and be lost forever. Elsa reaches for the grail, fails, and falls in the pit herself. Then Indy starts reaching for it, because it’s this great prize, and he gets kind of overcome for a moment. Then his dad, who’s holding Indy’s hand but is loosing his grip slowly but surely, because Indy is pulling away from him to try and reach the grail, finally says, really quietly - ‘Indiana’ (which is a HUGE DEAL because he’s refused to call his son anything but ‘Junior’ all film), which grabs Indy’s attention, then he follows up with ‘let it go’ (which is an even BIGGER DEAL because he’s kind of spent his whole life putting the search for the grail before his son and giving the impression he cares more about the grail and it’s power than he loves his son), and that’s what puts everything into perspective for Indy and makes him give up on the grail and take his father’s hand. Because he realises that being alive with a father who loves him is more important than any power or glory an artifact, even one as great as the grail, could give him. Just as, on the flip side, seeing his son in danger made Indy’s father realise that the grail, which he’s spent all his life searching for, is not as important as his son.
What if we have Dean and Cas and Naomi. And the angel tablet is in this precarious position. It’s on the edge of a cliff, a pit, a wormhole, whatever!
So everyone lunches [edit: *facepalm* this is supposed to say ‘lunges’ - this has already been reblogged, why did no one correct this, guys I thought we were FRIENDS damnit! :p] at the same time.
Naomi reaches for the tablet, and in doing so is killed in some tragic but satisfying way (or falls into the pit/portal/whatever and is seemingly killed, but actually resurfaces badly damaged by the experience next season, because I’d really like her to stick around!).
But Cas, who was also reaching just the same, is held back because - TWIST - Dean was never reaching for the tablet, he was ONLY REACHING FOR CAS. Because for Dean it had become a choice between saving/gaining the tablet or saving Cas, and there was no contest. Faced with the choice he realised Cas was more important than some dumb rock - let it be lost or destroyed or found by someone else, even an enemy, as long as Cas is fucking alive!
So Dean is holding on to Cas (like Indy’s dad holds onto Indy), while Cas tries to grab the tablet, because it’s this powerful artifact, the source of all Heaven’s power potentially. Maybe Cas feels like he needs to protect it, maybe at this point he’s trying to retrieve it for humanity, maybe he feels like he’s a failure as an angel/person if he loses it, maybe it’s all the above - point is Cas is reaching for the tablet at the risk of his own life.
Then Dean, who’s been screaming blue murder at Cas to ‘grab his hand, damnit!’ goes all quiet and says ‘Cas… Castiel’ (which is his version of ‘Indiana’), which makes Cas turn to him, so Dean can then say ‘let it go’ (because that doesn’t just relate to Indiana Jones, that’s this super significant phrase between Dean and Cas this season and in this instance would mean ‘let go of this idea you need to prove yourself, let go of this idea you need to be powerful, I love you even without your powers, I love you through your failures, I love you more than I care about this super powerful artifact that could change everything for humanity and we’ve spent all this time searching for’), and that is what prompts Cas to grab Dean’s hand and let Dean pull him up, leaving the angel tablet to be destroyed or lost (perhaps, unknown to them, only temporarily until next season), because in that moment Cas finally understands Dean cares about him for himself, that HE’S what matters to Dean, not his powers or the way he can be used to get Dean angelic weapons/spells/etc, and it helps Cas to realise that living to be with this man who loves him is more worthwhile than a suicide mission.
(added a mini sequel to this idea, because I was in the mood :p)
- Is named Alfred F. Jones
- Lists archaeology as one of his interests at multiple points.
- Loves adventure.
- Cries over adventure journals.
- Is randomly afraid of snakes despite being okay with poisonous lizards.
Can someone please tell me why there is not like five million fanworks of him as Indiana Jones? Because I am like 99.99% sure Himaruya was very inspired by that Jones for his Jones.