destiel s8

fucking hell I just THIS LITERAL SECOND realised that Dean trying and failing to rescue Castiel from Purgatory in S8 of Supernatural is a thematically perfect retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice

and I say this as someone who’s written an 84k Destiel fic *called* Orpheus

HOW DID IT TAKE ME THIS DAMN LONG TO NOTICE

HOW

THE ENTIRE FUCKING PURGATORY ARC IS A LITERAL KATABASIS SO THAT DEAN CAN BARGAIN WITH THE UNDERWORLD TO HAVE HIS BELOVED RESTORED TO HIM

IT EVEN FALTERS ON THE GODDAMN THRESHOLD WHEN DEAN LOOKS BACK AT CAS 

W H Y