Why Season Nine is Setting Up Dean for a Long-Term Love Interest (and Why I Think It's Castiel)
aka Why the First Half of Season Nine Wasn’t As Shitty for Destiel Shippers As You Think
So amidst all the brouhaha surrounding this season – the apparent “bro-zoning” of Cas and Twittergate fiasco and so on – I have been noticing a pattern. Supernatural is a show, according to all the wonderful, more observant meta-writers out there, that lives and breathes themes and symbolism and imagery. So far in season nine, the one constant, the one recurring motif, the one question that has been asked again and again, the one that I see (and I know I’m not the only one) – is love.
This is, for my own interests, basically a summary of the Dean/Cas side of the season’s love theme, of all things Destiel from 9x01-9x09. It goes without saying, I think, that 9x10-9x11 gave us even more… and great hopes for the rest of the season as well.