11x12 “Don’t You Forget about Me” The Light at the End of the Tunnel
Not going to lie, as beautiful as these shots were. There was something very unsettling about them too - and that even though it was in birght daylight, no shadows, no creepy corners. Maybe it’s the way the lights pave a clear path, sheer endlessly, guiding the way. In the other shots of Sam and Dean together we had the big bright EXIT looming in the background every time. It’s missing here and yet I personally cannot shake the feeling this is a little like this moment from 11x07 “Plush” with Sam in the hospital. Dean, walking down this corridor, it just brings me back to the moth. Nocturnal creature always striving for the light even though it may mean death… So yeah, somehow this twistedly this feeds to the thoughts of Dean not making it out alive, just to the light at the end of the tunnel…
11x10 “The Devil in the Details 11x12 “Don’t You Forget about Me”
Love and Death
Supernatural has in the end always been a show about love and its various notions, this season however has put it front and center as a focus as heavy as little times before. Love as weakness, love as power, love as a liability, love as vulnerability, love contrasted with attraction and so on - ever since S9 the show has been going really “Shakespeare” in terms of topics of love, betrayal and death. And given the episodes we got so far, it seems that this season will end, once more, with the death of a loved one. OR a loved one escaping death through the - as cheesy as it may sound - “power of love”. In any case. These instances captured above have always been the biggest fear of Dean - to end up all alone, all his loved ones dead - and Sam too as he was just as unable to accept Dean’s death as Dean was with Sam’s. It’s going to sound like a broken record, cause it’s being said again and again, but this season will hurt.
Lucifer told Sam that he or them would have to watch people they love die to save the world. Right now it seems it will be Dean, who will make that sacrifice. In any case, and while Alex, Claire and Jody could be read as parallels to each member of TFW, to me the strongest alignment felt to be Alex as Sam and Claire as Dean. Both Sam and Alex are told the same thing here and given what happens to Claire after that moment, I suppose one can imagine how bloody it may end for Dean. But then again, Alex can also be seen as Dean and Cas here. She offered herself up as a trade to keep her family safe. I think Dean would do the same in an instant if it meant he was thrown to the Empty with Amara and Cas, well… he made the decision already when he said yes to Lucifer. So which one is it going to be: Accepting death out of love or love transcending death…
i’m actually rly curious how I’m ~emotionally manipulating~ for asking someone why the fuck they followed me when my byf says not to, then…copypasting what they said…with a link to where they said it, and blocking them right after that
yeah sure buddy I’m clearly like super invested in making them feel miserable that’s why I blocked them