I loved how in an episode about memories, there were SO MANY Easter eggs. Like, the motel looked like It’s the Great Pumpkin Sam Winchester and they mentioned Dean eating all the Halloween candy. Callback to Dean manning the flashlight. The grenade launcher, of course. The ending that was reminiscent of Eye of the Tiger. Just so many little call backs. I need to go back and watch the episode again to pick out all of them.
You are in Jensen shirt and shorts at home. You think you are alone at home since Jensen is filming for supernatural. You decide to blare out Eye of the tiger and lip syncing and dancing and Jensen comes back from filming and is watching you smiling. You see him and you both look at each other then shrug at the same time and dance together. (Gif is not mine)
Hello there! I see you’re taking requests. I was wondering if you could to a SamxReader where she finds a kitten on the side of the road and wants to bring it home. Dean isn’t too happy but Sam thinks it would help with her anxiety and their PTSD after hunts? Fluff and Sammy/kitty cuddles? Thank you! ❤️ AKF
Pairing: Sam x Reader Warnings: PTSD symptoms, Dean doesn’t like cats. Fluff. Kittens. Word counting: 700 and something
You stared down at your hand for a long moment as the warmth spread all over the kitchen air and the coffee machine work.
“Hey.” Sam entered the room, watching as you poured some of the coffee into your mug.
“Hey.” You muttered.
“I missed you in bed. Can’t sleep?” He kissed your forehead.
“Nightmares.” You groaned.
You were one to have nightmares all the time, and Sam was always worried about you.
Summary: Dean was your ultimate fantasy in school but you felt like he would never notice you. Years later you run into one another again and he is covered in tattoos and a completely gorgeous bar owner.
AN:If this gets a good reception from you all then I plan to make this a mini series where I will write out certain moments in their lives. If this is something you would be interested in, please let me know.
There’s things in life that you never really expect. You never expected to graduate from college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. You never expected to move back to your old neighborhood to help your father after your mother died. You most certainly didn’t expect for your school girl crush to still be in full force after seeing him years later.
Dean Winchester was every girl’s fantasy when you were growing up. He always came across as that popular badass that seemed so unattainable unless you were dreaming. The fantasy only grew once you had all reached high school. Dean had always been attractive but he really grew into his features the older he got. His lips were full, pouty, and the perfect shade of pink. His eyes were one of his more prominent features; a beautiful mossy green color that almost looked like whiskey if the light hit them just right. His light brown hair could always be found styled into a faux hawk. He was tall and broad, fairly muscular for a teenager. By the time 18 hit, he had started to get tattoos and wore a leather jacket religiously. He was the bad boy that every girl wanted and their parents didn’t want him anywhere near their daughters. You were the quiet girl in school. You had friends, you were involved in school functions, and you always ended up with good grades. Dean may have played in most of your fantasies back then, but you were fairly certain he barely knew who you were. He could have any girl he wanted, he most certainly got plenty of action and you kept to yourself.
You were currently trying to get some grocery shopping done for your Dad, refusing to let him live off of Hungry-Man frozen dinners any longer. Ever since your Mom had passed he hadn’t taken the best care of himself. He still went to work and came home everyday, but he was eating complete junk and drinking more than usual. When you mentioned coming back home to help out, he was reluctant to accept stating he didn’t want to disrupt your life. You ended up getting your way though and now here you were.
What a cool trick to remind the audience of past episodes during an episode all about memory. I want through and watched again to try to catch these call backs:
Dean says at the end, “It wasn’t just the crap that got lost. I mean it was everything. It was us, it was what we do, you know? All of it. So that’s what being happy looks like? I think I’ll pass.” Reminded me of Lucifer Rising’s, “You can take your peace and shove it up your lily-white ass. ‘Cause I’ll take the pain and guilt. I’ll even take Sam as is. It’s a lot better than being some Stepford bitch in paradise.”
Dean’s bull ride song at the end brought back Eye of the Tiger feels from Yellow Fever.
Dean manning the flashlight felt like a call back to Yellow Fever.
Dean trying to read lips made me think of Eileen from Into the Mystic.
The post-it note on the grenade launcher is a call back to multiple times recently where we have seen Dean want to use this weapon.
Dean watching cartoons felt like a call back to Hunteri Heroishi.
Their motel reminded me of the motel from It’s the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester. Plus bonus Dean mentioning eating all the Halloween candy.
Dean not knowing who he is or that he is even a hunter but going on instinct anyway felt like a call back to It’s a Terrible Life where Sam and Dean were plopped into an alternate reality with no memories of hunting but still finds a hunt. As Zachariah tells him, “You’re a hunter. Not because your dad made you, not because God called you back from hell, but because it is what you are. And you love it. You’ll find your way to it in the dark every single time and you’re miserable without it.”
And that self-reflection while looking in the mirror moment felt like a lot of season 10 where Dean was struggling with the Mark of Cain and kept having crises while looking in the mirror.
Bon Jovi of course made us all think of Sam & Dean singing Wanted Dead or Alive in No Rest for the Wicked.
What a great storytelling technique - to make us think about all of these previous moments we all love while watching Dean lose them.