I feel like show is literally trying to gaslight me into choosing/believing Sam’s side every single season. Since I don’t have selective amnesia, it doesn’t work on me, but its incredibly jarring to witness.
Like, I was supposed to hate Amara from the get go because she was this powerful destructive entity but I’m supposed to give Jack a chance? Or how all monsters were evil and needed to die last season but monsters can be redeemed this season? Or how Sam was working with Mary last season in secret but he didn’t have a relationship with her at all? And advocating for tough-love while we have been shown again and again how Dean responds well to support and care?
I can’t possibly list them all, but the show does this a lot. It always, always takes Sam’s side and even when Sam is proven wrong (Ruby, Demon blood, BotD) somehow the show tries to gas-light the viewers into believing in Sam’s version. By redefining the rules or by ignoring established canon or by re-framing the events in a starkly different light. This attempt at gas-lighting is not even subtle anymore and it makes me so uncomfortable.