Dean being defensive of his pretend job


Reflective of how he is defensive of his ‘pretend identity’ maybe? Affronted by anything that serves to tarnish his hyper masculine image, because he’s attaching a sense of weight/meaning/pride to it which in truth does not apply to that image - just like the meaning Dean claims his FBI badge holds does not apply to that badge.

Ooooh, and now I’m thinking there’s some Baudrillard Simularca/Simulation shit going on here…