Think about this!
Swan Song is my all time favorite episode, and I have watched it a dozen times easy. This scene in particular, is slow motion, the sound of the wind blowing really intensifies it. Sam tells his brutally beaten brother “It’s going to be okay… I’ve got him” assuring Dean, he has a hold of Lucifer, and is going to throw him into the pit, ultimately killing himself and spending eternity in Hell, to save the world, and the last thing on Sam’s mind is to comfort Dean! Another thought is something I didn’t think about until yesterday. This moment, when Sam closes his eyes, opens his arms, takes in one final breath of fresh air, is the single most important moment in the whole series to date. He consciously gives his own life and prepares to take a bigger leap of Faith than any of us ever could. This defines Sam Winchester, ends the first 5 seasons, and opens up the next 6 (7 or more?) There is always this…. Sams willingness to sacrifice himself to save others. I hesitate to say this is very much a “Jesus” moment. The outstretched arms, the desire to comfort “It’s going to be okay, Ive got him” compared to Jesus’ compassion on the cross. And the look of peace on Sam’s face just before he falls, makes me think he’s thinking “Into your hands I commit my spirit” (chills)
I am not writing this to offend anyone, but to give my own personal opinion of this profound scene. Maybe this is what the writers intended, to invoke a thought of “A man possessed by Satan, becomes Jesus-like by his own heart and will” and LOVE ultimately wins! This my friends is one of the many reasons why I love Sam Winchester!
For reasons, Scrubs