Dean’s Goodbye To Sam
Rant time. Lets talk about this line:
Sam is shaking his head in painful denial here because he is SICK of “the drill”. Yes he does know the drill, that drill being saying goodbye to his brother before one of them dies. That drill is gut wrenching and has happened far too many times in their lives. Sadly Sam knows all too well the feelings that will soon consume him if/when Dean succeeds (and dies). Those feelings are unspeakably horrible and because of this life they have led, these feelings have become an inescapable nightmare.
“You know the drill” in other words “Sam, you know how to say goodbye to me.” Sam shouldn’t know how to do this but unfortunately he does. He cannot believe in this moment that he not only knows how to do it but is being subjected YET AGAIN to this horrifying “drill.”
It’s moments like these on Supernatural that, even though I too am familiar with the drill, leave me utterly heartbroken. My body tensed and my eyes began to tear up at the sight of this so-called chick flick moment. 11 seasons in, Sam is a full grown man now and yet in this moment he looked like a little boy who desperately didn’t want his big brother to leave him. Sam’s tired tearful eyes, Dean’s smile that he gives Sam to mask his internal fears and the I-don’t-ever-want-to-let-go hug left me weeping.
People often say that Supernatural has gone on too long. These people either don’t watch the show or watch the show without believing in it. I believe in the Winchesters, I believe in this love they share, this indestructible family. I am here 11 season later with the same (if not more) amount of love and admiration for this show as the day I started watching. It’s moments like this one that remind me of that love I have for this show. Look at them hugging. Just look. That is love right there and I could watch these brothers fight the good fight forever. (No pressure Jared & Jensen! I don’t mean forever-forever!) Can’t wait for season 12. Bye for now fam!