I’m sure all of you remember the moment in episode 19 of season 12 in which Castiel tried to return a mixtape that Dean had made and given to him sometime offscreen.
But maybe you were in such shock that you didn’t look into anything, you just got the over all idea in your head, that of course, Dean made Cas a mixtape.
But can we talk about why Dean spelled ‘tracks’ or ‘track’ with XX?
Can we talk about why Dean may have chosen 13 songs instead of 10, or 15?
Can we talk about the fact that Dean put them on a fucking cassette tape???
Just. Ugh. Just look at it.
god i seriously want to know why he put XX.
was it just some cool way to put it or was it like an xoxo thing
i mean dean most likely gave this to cas sometime after he almost died and told dean (and everyone else, i guess) that he loves him. this HAS to be his way of saying i love you back.
just look at how the camera zooms in on castiels hand and on the mixtape when castiel sets it on the table, attempting to give it back.
i have taken film classes (i kinda do film) and one thing they always stress is to never do a close up shot unless you are trying to show the viewer something important.
they say this so when you’re doing films as a beginner, you don’t waste close up shots by shooting a close up someone hitting snooze on their alarm clock. it makes it less significant when it needs to be significant for something else. viewers will pay less attention the more you use them, basically, so you have to make sure there is somekind of unsaid thing the viewer has to figure out on their own.
at first you might think they use a close up is so you can read what the mixtape says in the first place, but another close up shot of castiel taking the tape back from deans hands tells a story on its own.
castiel, coming into deans room after knocking with no answer. returning a mixtape he was given, misunderstanding deans intention of it being his. a gift.
(that on it’s own can tell you a little about how dean probably have it to castiel in the first place)
these close up shots are showing viewers how some small piece of plastic can mean so much. how this really is deans way of saying i love you. supernatural doesn’t use close up shots very often, so this is importan. this is big.
i mean look at this, a tweet from a member of supernaturals visual effects team on the day this episode aired.
i just cant get over their talk after dean gives cas back the mixtape.
the way dean speaks. he says “cas, you cant *giant emotional pause* with everything that’s going on you cant just. go. dark. like. that.” yes, like their were periods inbetween everyword.
and hes like “we didn’t know what happened to you.” and then the camera zooms in on dean and his vOICE BREAKS and he says “we were worried. that’s not okay.”
cas says “well i didn’t mean to add to your distress.” and then cas is like “i” and he shakes his head and takes a step into deans room and says “Dean, i just keep failing. Again and again. When you were missing, i searched for months and i couldnt find you. and then kelly escaped on my watch and i couldnt find her and i just wanted … I needed to come back here with a win for you.”
and if im correct (which i am, these are exact quotes from the episode) i would say cas isnt talking about sam and dean. this fucking profound bond has reached the next level, my dude.
i just WISH i knew which songs were on that damn mixtape. music means so much to dean, and zeppelin means so much to the winchester family. john and marry origionally bonded over zeppelin.
oh, wait!!! shit, dude, i wrote that thinking it was deans way of bringin cas further into the family, but FUCK. they got together because of this band IM
wow. okay. this is fine. im okay :)))))))))
just. can we talk about this mixtape more??? i swear to god it better come up again in s13 and i beTTER get a sam reaction like “you made cas a mixtaoe??” or “dean made you a mixtape??”
ok hear me out for a second. kiwi should be the next single, it just should.
and the music video, the music video, should go something like this: harry and the band are playing in a dark, small club. he’s wearing a gorgeous glam-rock outfit that only he can pull off, his forehead drenched in sweat, hair undone, rocking the first verse.
then the first chorus hits and lights of all the colors of the rainbow start flashing the audience. they’re dancing, jumping, going crazy. close up of a girl - she’s dancing with another girl. close up of a boy - he’s dancing with another boy. yep, it’s a gay club.
the gays have now reclaimed kiwi. it’s ours now. goodbye