I really don’t know if it’s just me or is it that this seaosn the promo pics seem to be particularly telling and interesting in terms of silent storytelling?
Either way. Once again. They are n the same room together, but at different tables. Their separation highlighted by the shaft in the middle giving each of them kind of their own frame. And that distance between them keeps getting bigger and bigger…
The shaft could also be seen as some kind of mirror axis. They are just negatively mirroring, rather contrasting the other. While sam’s bottle of beer isn’t even opened yet, Dean’s liquor bottle appears to be empty. Empty as Dean feels. Hollow. The darkness, the hole in the pit of his stomach, that he is unable to fill ever growing.
What’s really interesting though that behind both Sam and Dean - but even more Dean - there is a bright light (in Dean’s case it almost looks like a halo but none of them is facing towards it. So we have another instance of “Don’t see, don’t hear, don’t speak”.