Hi! I have been reading metas for 12x19, and I'm curious as to why you believe this episode sealed the human!Cas thing? Would love to know your reasoning, thanks!
Hi @bringmesomepie! Lovely to hear from you and I will very happily answer this briefly *as I’m actually supposed to be working, she whispers* - my main reason is quite simple, which makes me think I’m very possibly and most probably wrong (this is conjecture on my part, mind you):
Cas has just powered up. We’re not going to see him power up again, which would have been a HUGE DRAMATIC MOMENT for the season finale, and would offer the writers a new set of rules to play with for Cas as a character in S13. Changing things up, even if it’s only for a few episodes in the following season, is their standard cliffhanger pattern, especially when moving into the second part of a dual season arc, which I strongly believe this is. This season has been setting up all the things that will play out next season (aka it has been setting up The Future…) Ahem.
So with Cas powered up, where can they take him that will be jaw dropping in the season finale? I would say: make him choose humanity. I would say, make him choose humanity for the sake of this child that will need guidance. Oh my God, I have so many thoughts surrounding this now I feel my head is going to explode. Not only did Cas reference the child needing someone strong enough to “lead him down the righteous path” - which is such a clear reference to Dean, who is, after all The Righteous Man, that I don’t even know what to say about how lovely it is. More than that, Cas touching Kelly’s stomach and connecting to the child on a human level before the child reached out and connected with him was, to me, extremely important. I want Cas to choose to be human for his own sake, because he realises it’s his place: he belongs on Earth. The fact that he loves Dean is a factor, but shouldn’t be the deciding factor here. And the child, the child: I believe the child will be a force for good, in the end. But the battle next season will lie with Lucifer and I’m writing a longer post on this *when I’ve finished my work, she grumbles* but I hope this goes somewhere to answer your question.
They need a big gasping WTF OMG I can’t believe it moment for Castiel.
For me, becoming human or dying are the only two options left to them.
He’s already nearly died twice this season, no, actually he’s nearly died three times, the last time in this very latest episode, when Dagon was about to turn him into ash, not to mention all the previous times he’s been blasted to smithereens and returned, so what new route can they choose for him? What will give us a chance to see new sides to him? What will give them the chance to actually build a relationship between him and Dean? Oh, Destiel is soooooo happening. The answer is simple: they make him human. And, apparently, a foster dad. *hearts in my eyes*
Thanks for the prompt to clarify myself! Always appreciated! Let me know if you’re still wondering about stuff or if you’re on the fence about my impressions - I love getting input and having a discussion. xx