but fear not!

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4x06 “Yellow Fever”
The Colour Yellow or: “The Eye of the Tiger”

This is one of those “I can’t believe it took me this long to realize this”-posts, because while skipping through this episode looking for pretty moments to edit. I happened to re-watch this moment in its entirety, because frankly it is one of the best scenes of the show imo: This small moment where for just a few seconds Sam’s eyes flash yellow. It is of course connected to and a sort of flashback to Dean’s experiences and hallucinations prior in the episode where he saw Sam with yellow eyes taunting him that he’d have to go back to Hell.

Without taking anything else into account, I always found this moment extremely powerful as it shows so clearly how scared Dean isn’t just for Sam, but actually of Sam. What I never had connected before when watching this episode however is how the title and Dean jamming out to Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” (and the band name actually speaks volumes in relation to Dean being fresh out of Hell) relate to this scene in particular.

I am of course aware that some people may think that I am totally reading too much into this, but well: Can’t unsee what I can’t unsee.

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