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4x01 “Lazarus Rising”
“Dean Winchester is saved.”

This will just hands down always remain one of the most epic moments of “Supernatural” to me, because there is so much to love about this scene in which Dean diggs himself out of his grave (and damn yes if the Doc Benton episode in S3 didn’t serve as a massive set up here). The way he struggles, but manages to pull himself out and then falls on his back and just stays like that for a while just breathing. I mean, this is the first time in 40 years that Dean (technically his soul, but you know what I mean…) at that point has probably filled his lungs with fresh oxygen (and not just sulfur stained air of Hell) and it’s likely the first time in 40 years that he has seen the sun, that he has seen green, nature. And that alone must be extremely much to take in. Now imagine all that, but when you finally open your eyes and look around you find yourself at the center of destruction, a place in the middle of nowhere that looks like a nuke went off, that nuke possibly being connected to you. So yes, I love how you can see all that on Dean’s face. The relief of breathing, of managing to escape that coffin prison - though I think at that point he may well believe that this could be just a trick played on him by Alistair or whoever else as a means to torture him some more when he realizes that he isn’t actually “saved”. You can see that bit of weariness and uncertainty in his eyes and then when he see the destruction, when it seeps in that this amount of power displayed on that field without a doubt is connected to himself and who/what raised him and then you can see that it does indeed trouble Dean quite a bit. And yeah, last but not least - and yes of course I had to mention this as I have an obsession with it, you guys know… lol - the upwards zoom is just genious and is one more major moment of many throughout the series framing Dean not just as the “righteous man”, but more so a “christ figure”.