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Ha! Um… I’ve been saying for weeks that Mick’s similarities to Cas are surface level. But from the very moment we first meet him, he’s even visually opposite to Cas:
He changes his coat to match Castiel’s, but that was all surface level stuff… until he had his moment of doubt in 12.16, I wasn’t sure if he was even going to earn ANY sort of redemption. And the fact he kept the truth about Magda to himself, and didn’t even TRY to come clean about that with Dean because of his precious “Code” I knew any redemption he earned was going to be via death.
He sealed his own fate, you know?
Cas, all along even throughout s4, HAD DOUBTS. He knew he had his orders, but he struggled with them, and that struggle only got harder for him. In 4.20, when he’d found out the truth about what his superiors plans were for the apocalypse and releasing Lucifer, he’d tried to tell Dean but got dragged back to heaven for reprogramming before he could. Then it took him less than TWO EPISODES to break through that fresh programming and rebel completely.
I mean, MICK NEVER STRUGGLED WITH ANY OF THIS.
He’d been “programmed” by the MoL since he was a KID. When he was locked in a room with his best friend and told only one of them was leaving that room. The other boy tried to reason with him, that they should run away, but he didn’t want to go back to his old life… and he killed his friend. I mean, this is the mindset he’s lived with most of his life. Obedience to the Code.
We have to assume the rest of the MoL have a similar background.
So I agree with Dean’s reaction face to the thought of going to these people’s version of Hogwarts. It’s like Hogwarts under the rule of the Death Eaters, ffs.
(The wishes turn bad, Sam. The wishes turn very bad.)
Sure, at the last minute he couldn’t do it, or knew if he DID try to kill Eileen he’d be dead too before she hit the ground. Like Sam and Dean would just stand there and let him kill her… But he did try to defend Sam and Dean, and did begin to see there were great gaping holes in Toni Bevell’s reports on them.
He was SHOCKED that they knew about the nephilim. He showed up at the bunker thinking he was about to drop some A+ top secret intel on them… and they were like, “Yeah, so? We’ve been working on that problem for months while you guys were trying to figure out what was even going on.” He knows they have resources the MoL can only dream of, not because of their network or their tech or their Code, but because of who they are.
He sees they’re not useless, at least, and tries to defend them, and of course he has to die for it. For simple disobedience.
This notion that I’ve seen floating around that Ketch is now in line for “redemption” is equally baffling. HE IS A MONSTER. A MONSTROUS MONSTER. He shot someone he’d been at least acquainted with since they were at Kendricks together. I mean we saw what Kendricks social life was like, and Mr. Top Of His Class probably got there by murdering all the other students, but yeesh.
And he didn’t even flinch about it. They just went about their business stacking up all the Winchester files and blithely discussing their impending executions while Mick’s bleeding corpse dangled off the other end of the table… I mean… do these seem the actions of someone with ANYTHING worth redeeming in them?
If anyone working with the BMoL is gonna earn redemption, it’s gonna be Mary. Because right now, she is one of them.
Mick and Mary have both been paralleled to Cas this season, in different ways. And now Mary has been “partnered” with Ketch. Mick even lampshaded their partnership in this episode, telling Sam and Dean not to worry about her because she and Ketch work so well together… I mean…
Mick represented FAILURE #1.
I think Ketch’s true nature is going to be revealed and he’s going to represent FAILURE #2.
Which leaves it up to Mary to be the SUCCESS. And it’s gonna hurt like heckeroo, because you are watching Supernatural.
Because that’s the rule of threes.
These aren’t parallels to Cas in the “what happens to one is foreshadowing what will happen to the other.” They are using pieces of Castiel’s history to give us insight into these characters. And most of what we’re seeing is that they in no way actually live up to Cas.
If they did, Mick would’ve lived.
As to Ms. Hess being a Naomi parallel, again super dark mirror. Even Naomi repented in the end and acknowledged she was wrong. I don’t think the Dolores Umbridge of Kendricks is gonna repent.