9x05 “Dog Dean Afternoon” // 10x23 “Brother’s Keeper”
Of Motel Rooms, Picture Frames and Plaid Shirts
Posted as part of the Series “Of Blood, Bone and Darkness”:
A Carver Era Rewatch Hiatus Meta-Series
This is really just something small, but irregradless something that kind of stood out to me on re-watch. Likely this is also not even meant to be seen in relation, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think it could be seen in relation. ;) Basicaly during re-watch of 9x05 “Dog Dean Afternoon” when this motel room scene plays out I just thought: “I have seen this not too long ago. This feels so familar.” And after some thinking I realized what it was. The motel room as such feels very similar to the one we saw Dean stay in in 10x23 “Brother’s Keeper”. There’s the dark brown wooden wall and also the sea painting which Sam sits in front of in 9x05 (and which kind of gives him wings - nice touch there with Gadreel and all), but most of all Dean is wearing the exact same shirt. Now, like I said, I’m perfectly certain this wasn’t intentional and this is just me seeing connections where are none, but as I pointed out in the previous posts (and there are a few to come in this series in the future concentrating particulalry on Chef Leo and Dean) regarding this episode to me this episode spoke volumes about Dean’s Mark of Cain arc (especially when commparing the cook’s predicament), so in that relation one could say this shirt connects both episodes very loosely speaking.