Cas and Crowley have an interesting dynamic, even apart from anything to do with Dean. I think a part of Crowley actually does like him or care about him, and at least admires him on some level. I think he has been or is envious of certain things about Cas (again, even apart from Dean). I think this last ep will begin a slow, gradual change in Cas's attitude towards Crowley, as Crowley has proven he does actually care about what happens to Cas on some level.
I think so too. I mean, even Dean can’t deny his gratitude toward Crowley for his actions in 12.12.
Crowley could’ve just sneaked off with the Lance while everyone else huddled around to watch Cas die.
That lance was arguably the most powerful weapon on the planet (aside from any lingering Hands of God, but they were only good for one use, and the Lance could potentially slay armies…), AND CROWLEY BROKE IT IN HALF TO SAVE CAS.
He wasn’t even SURE it would work. I mean… look at his face here:
And the way Dean realizes what Crowley’s done here:
He’s shocked. He knows what Crowley just gave up. On the off chance it MIGHT save Cas… Crowley just shrugs and offers a weak little “The magic’s in the craftsmanship” in explanation.
Sort of a Hail Mary play on Crowley’s part, and he wasn’t even sure it would work, and yet destroyed the most powerful weapon on the planet when he’d had a chance to grab it and run.
I keep thinking there’s some reference to be made here, but my mind is already drowning in references, and I can’t seem to pin it down, some time in the past when Dean’s made a Hail Mary play like this that seemed just too ridiculous to work, but ended up saving the day…