OH MY GOD EILEEN IS SAM'S MATE, THEY ARE MEANT TO BE I WANT THEM TOGETHER BUT KETCH WANTS TO KILL HER HOLY SHIT SHE'S SO SCREW BUT I WANT HER WITH SAMMY PLS. THEY BOTH COULD HANG OUT WITH CAS AND DEAN AS DOUBLE DATES OR SOMETHING IT WOULD BE AMAZING
YES I LIKE HER A LOT TOO AND SHE SEEMS AWESOME AND CLEVER AND BADASS AND A GOOD MATCH FOR SAM WHICH IS WHY I’M HAPPY SHE’S GOING AWAY FOR A BIT.
Because, yeah, there’s something there, right? Sam’s obviously been learning sign language, and okay, it could be idle curiosity on his part, because he likes to learn things and he likes languages and that’s just who he is, but judging from Dean’s teasing and how much Eileen prettied herself up and how easy they are about each other, it’s really not a stretch to see some potential there. And, of course, the problem with that is that a) they probably don’t have any plan to pair the boys off until the very last minute, so an ‘early’ partner would likely be killed off, or worse, and b) happy love stories are less interested than problematic ones (from a narrative point of view), so if Sam and Eileen did get together, like, right now, I’d be very worried about them both. But this, you know, this is good. Sam’s been wanting to settle down for a while, and the fact he’s interested in having ‘something’ with a hunter, and not a civilian, tells me he’s finally learning to accept himself and is starting to trust others: before, Sam’s relationships were about escaping something (the most glaring example is Jess, of course), but now he seems ready to do the adult thing - just share his life with someone who knows the real him. Introducing a character like Eileen and going to such lengths to show how well suited they are - that’s promising. And the fact she’s going away for a bit, that’s even more promising. Not only it gives viewers time to adjust and to wonder, but her absence will automatically slow things down so that, hopefully, we’ll be able to avoid the ‘post-bliss obstacle phase’; and what I also like is that she’s not leaning on Sam - she’s a tough, independent woman, and she’s doing the logical thing here: laying low for a while. And if that means that Sam won’t be there to ‘save’ her, emotionally or otherwise, all the better. No princess coding here.
So, yeah - personally, I’m still hoping for a traditional happy ending for this series (because I’m a sappy old woman, sure, but for God’s sake, these characters do deserve some happiness after all they’ve been through), and that means two couples, and that means introducing a love interest a bit early in the game so that the love story develops in an organic, believable way. And Eileen - she ticks all the boxes. Honestly, it seems too good to be true, but -