i dont want claire to die but i do want a story where cas for once gets to express his anger at dean. the narrrative always allows dean to be angry at cas ( like s6) to be point of ending their friendship even or even be pissed at cas when he knows cas is no at fault ( the naomi arc and being pissed in 8x22. the moc/demon was meant to be his dark arc just like cas had his but dean got nothing unwavering support from sam and cas.
Yeah, I get what you’re saying. I guess it’s harder to portray Dean as being in the wrong and other characters (especially outside of Sam) expressing justified anger at him, because he’s been the number one protagonist for so long, the viewer stand-in, our identification object. I think the show has tried to move away from that, but it seems hard, it’s like they’re scared to really go all the way with it. His (exhaustingly long) dark arc started with Gadreel, where he made a wrong choice which made Sam angry, and then a bad choice to take on the Mark of Cain which mainly just made Sam and Cas worried. But after that Dean’s mostly just been compelled. He was compelled by the MoC/First Blade, he was not himself as a demon and he’s being mind-controlled by Amara. So as dark arcs go, would you say they’re kind of half-assing it?
I was super angry with him on Cas’ behalf after the end of season 10, but Cas forgave him right away apparently. Cas doesn’t hold grudges, especially not against Dean. We may have to just accept that it’s not in Cas’ nature to express anger towards Dean.
But if Claire died because of something Dean did? Hooboy. Then we might see some anger.