This hurts my feelings. Think of Sam earlier this season, so earnest, on his knees by his bed, praying for guidance. And he got nothing (he got Lucifer, reminding him that he was the only one in Sam’s head). And now he meets God and he’s falling over himself to provide excuses. Sam. (11x21)
11x21 “All in the Family” “Occasionally I do answer a prayer.”
I really liked this scene. There was so much tension in that moment. So many unspoken words, so many barely contained emotions involved. How long must it have been since these two saw one another? Millenia. And just as many years of bad water under the bridge…. And I love their expressions here. Both Rob and Misha nailed it imo. You can see how much changes in their whole posture and facial expression once God has healed Lucifer. Whereas before their interaction had something very vulnerable, something like “I’m sorry”, especially with the way Lucifer almost hides from God’s gaze behind that wall and Chuck’s expressions seem soft. Once Lucifer is put back together none of that is still there, but something more challenging and sinister. Not going to lie, I can’t wait to see more of this.
11x21 “All in the Family” “People prayed to you. People built churches for you and fight wars in your name and you did nothing.”
I LOVED that Jensen decided to go the emotional way here and not the way it was scripted as gruff and angry. It has way more impact this way. Spoken silently, calmly. Furthermore the way Dean sits there makes me rather emotional. Back against the wall, on the stairs… he just looks so small, so young in a way and just so disillusioned and defeated. And I’m glad God had to hear this. Though I have to admit Dean wording it this way makes me flash back to 11x09 “Oh Brother Where Art Thou” and how Amara talked about her brother. I don’t think that’s accidental… And it surely makes Dean feel all the more sympathetic towards Amara feeling betrayed and let down by God, which is exactly how Amara feels. In any case though Chuck bringing up John here when Dean tells him that it looks like “he left them” imo fits rather well into how we saw Chuck/God behave last episode too: projecting. Taking no responsibility or at least being open minded enough to admit that he made mistakes…. Anyway, Jensen killed it here. Acting wise, body language wise and voice wise.