Parallel Universe Theory - Just the Facts/Direct Correlations: Cas’ beside manor and Kelly’s pain level
Universe-A = Our Universe; Universe-B = parallel universe; Apocalypse-verse= that jacked-up place with the angel blade spikes.
For those of you who cannot currently watch the show, I apologize for posting this without supporting docs. I don’t quite know how to link a video clip, or at least how to do something like that legally. The clip would be from timestamp 17:46 through timestamp 20:39. If you know of a way for me to do it, please let me know and I’ll repost this one.
If you can watch the episode, take a look at the scene staring at timestamp 17:46. Kelly is in her bedroom, worried but calm. She is not in obvious pain or distress. Cas walks over to her, sits down casually on her bed and immediately takes her offered hand. His bedside manner is awesome. He’s calm, supportive, even adds a tiny amount of humor…he’s at ease with her. He explains things clearly. She is at ease with him.
We cut to the Impala racing to get to Cas and Kelly.
We cut back to Cas and Kelly. Kelly is now clearly in tremendous pain. Cas is sitting on her bed, same as before, but this time, Kelly has to reach out and grab Cas’ hand and tug on it to get him to hold her hand. Cas looks completely lost as to what to do. She asks him to recount what he saw and he panic stammers, trying to answer her. His bedside manner is now a trainwreck. There is zero smoothness. He describes what he saw and manages to calm himself and Kelly down, but it’s not at all the same as the version of him we saw in the previous scene. This second scene is OUR Cas (Cas-A) with Kelly-A in Universe-A. The first scene is Cas-B with Kelly-B in Universe-B.
If you watch it twice through, back to back, it’ll be obvious. Misha is fucking amazing. I swear to Chuck, I have no idea how that guy can possibly play that many different people inside a single character and make them all different. The guy is an acting GOD!
Here are two pics to help prove my point. Cas-B at timestamp 17:52:
He is smooth. He offers his hand right away. He looks comfortable with her. Sure, she isn’t screaming in pain in this scene (mainly because Kelly-B never screams in pain. Only Kelly-A does) but it’s more than just the atmosphere. Cas knows how to comfort. His beside manner is awesome. Also, he took an online doula course (Cas-A doesn’t trust computers). He took ONE course. That does not take someone from OUR Cas’ level of social skill to freakin’ Florence Nightingale in one go. This is not OUR Cas.
Cas-A at timestamp 19:36:
This second pic/scene is OUR Cas (Cas-A) - the Cas who doesn’t know when to offer his hand or what to say until prompted. The Cas who read 74 books on child rearing and came away convinced he needed to buy 800 diapers immediately.
These pictures do not do Misha’s acting justice, though. In the first scene, he is seriously Joe Cool. In the second scene he looks and sounds freakin’ traumatized.
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