also there were so many throwbacks to the “oldschool” spn in 12.19. Dean’s mixtape, the Colt, Team Free Will, all of which were dismantled in one way or another.
The Colt being broken was almost cathartic in a personal way, just because it felt like they were saying “we’re not doing things the old way anymore”.
While Dean’s mixtape aka his gift to Cas was briefly returned (WHICH CAS TOOK OUT OF HIS BREAST POCKET RIGHT WHERE THE HEART IS IT’S COOL IT’S FINE), Dean reaffirmed its status and that it was for Cas and regifted it (THE MIX TAPE IS DEAN’S HEART. DO YOU UNDERSTAND. IS IT CLEAR THAT I AM NOT CALM ABOUT THIS GESTURE ON BOTH SURFACE READING AND META READING).
And Team Free Will…. All I can say is that they’ve all had a lot of character development from those who once formed Team Free Will against Lucifer, and now that it’s been broken apart, there’s only waiting to see the new Team Free Will they’ll form against Lucifer’s baby, if that happens at all.
Unlike the old Team Free Will which was Dean and Sam’s codependency issues + Cas tagged on the side because they need him to do things for them, the newly formed Team Free Will will ideally be Dean, Sam, and Cas as individuals who don’t need each other to survive, but choose each other while also knowing that they can have healthy relationships with other people outside of their little group.
Hopefully. Hopefully this will mean that the old way is finally going to be dismantled like we’ve been promised many moons ago (*sadly stares towards carver’s general direction*) in order to build a new way out of the old pieces.
I wish you guys could have heard the pained gasp that escaped my lips when Jughead told Betty that he was thinking of staying in Riverdale for her instead of moving to Toledo to be with his whole family again, like he’s always wanted. He would have given all that up just to be with her. And then his tone and the way he looked at her when he thought she betrayed him ripped my heart in two. Ugh. I’m still not okay.