So, as usual, I’m going throw my unpopular opinion out into the wind rather than attaching it to one of the 27 posts I’ve seen floating around about this topic cuz I don’t wanna be ‘that guy.’
I agree with pretty much everyone that when Cas is brought back, he will be changed. Something consistent they’ve held through the series (and should continue to hold) is that death changes a person. I mean… you really think you can go through dying and coming back completely unscathed?
Sometimes this has been incredibly obvious (such as Dean
coming back as a demon, Sam coming back without a soul), sometimes
less obvious (Dean returning from hell as a torture master).
fairly common thread throughout the series is that coming
back to life is not a good thing.
a thread that I hope they DON’T change, because it’s NOT a
healthy mindset to have. It
might feel good to the other people in the lives of the person who
has been resurrected, but for the resurrected person themselves, it
generally hasn’t been good.
CAS: And at best, I die trying to fix my own stupid mistake. Or… I don’t die – I’m brought back again. I see now. It’s a punishment resurrection. It’s worse every time.
7x23 – Survival of the Fittest
Death will change
Cas. And for the life of me, I cannot picture this change being good simply because of where the story is right now.
that is why I don’t want
Cas to be resurrected as a human.
get me wrong – I do want Cas to be human in the end. By choice, not
circumstance. But not yet. Not like this. Not when it has the
potential to be even worse than the last time he was human.
want his humanity to be a good thing.
(We’re also still too far from the end of the show. If things get too happy when the end isn’t as near as we think, you can bet your ass it’s going to go sour. The longer it hurts, the more likely it is that we’ll have a happy endgame.)