Looking back to my wishes for season 12, I can’t help being so fucking happy with how they handled Mary’s character.
They could have made her live up to the (impossible) “perfect mom” standard that was created for her because of her premature death, they could have reduced her character to a tool that exists only for Sam and Dean, they could have forgotten about her husband and her feelings and her trauma…
Instead, what we got was a three dimensional character, a woman, not just a mother, an hunter, because it’s nearly impossible to really stop being one when you were raised into it, grieving her husband and the children she knew, feeling estranged from those adult men who call her “mom” but at the same time wishing to love them and be there for them like they deserve, trying to fit in a world that doesn’t feel like it’s her own anymore.
They gave her motives that have nothing to do with Sam and Dean, they let her interact with other characters aside from her sons, they made her so human and I have so many feelings about her.
I really hope that at some point in the ghostbusters busting career a little girl shows up at the fire station and asks for help with her science fair project because she can’t figure it out and the team blows everything out of proportion for a elementary school student to be able to do and she ends up with a full blown experiment on why ghosts haunt.