A whole season later, still stuck on the fact that the "pining for someone follow your heart line" was said to Dean and Amara used Cas' heart to locate Dean. Sigh...
I KNOW. FOLLOW YOUR HEART.
Mildred: You wanna know the secret to living a long and happy life?
Dean: Actually, I do.
Mildred: Follow your heart. You do that, all the rest just figures itself out. I did that, I followed my heart. Traveled the world, made people smile, forget about their problems for a while. And then my heart said, ‘well, you’re done.’ I had my fill and retired and I love it.
he’s pining for someone else
And then in 11.21…
She knocks Lucifer unconscious and makes a stunning realization that she hadn’t understood previously:
Touching Cas’s heart (because Lucifer’s been forced to “sleep” so it’s CAS she’s connecting with here) delivers her directly to Dean:
She followed Cas’s heart to Dean.
And then in 11.22 she practically has to force Dean to even look at her
But he tells her she’s wrong about his feelings, and confronting her like this somehow mysteriously frees Lucifer (and by Lucifer I mean Cas) from his bonds:
Amara reaches for Dean again, but he slowly backs away:
She never gets to touch his heart, as it were…