Thinking further about Dean Germaphobe Winchester and his Purgatory-esque call back in 12x15 and the overall character arcs of Sam, Dean, Cas and even Mary this season…
Obviously the Sam-lying narrative is what is most clear here and for Dean to push back on the “you are a killer” accusations being thrown his way, because he’s NOT in purgatory anymore and isn’t a ruthless killer of just anything, in fact he is now more in the ‘grey area’ than most as a direct opposition to the ‘purity’ of purgatory.
But also, could this purgatory link potentially be foreshadowing for Cas to come to harm through trying to protect Dean in some way? In the same way he pushed Dean away for his own good in purgatory? Thus being harmed and ‘left behind’ / held against his will at the end of the season as the cliff hanger, requiring a rescue in season 13? With all the emotional development I feel like they could actually get to a ‘good’ point (not necessarily romantic but just good) only to be pulled apart by cosmic consequences right at the end of the season…
Thanks to everyone just feeding into my Dean crisis with these gifs! You can totally keep sending them too btw! I do have a lot so repeats I won’t necessarily mess with, but I am doing this until the 18th! Also, NSFW gifs can totally be thrown my way as well-have plenty of the boys and other characters (just specify who you have in mind if you send me any).
Just know, I’ve moved on from crisis to just accepting my Dean!girl status! I even had an unnecessarily long conversation with @impalaimagining about this.
Dean landed on the floor with an ‘oof’, shocked that he had been taken down from behind.
“Hey!” He exclaimed, lifting his head as a knee pressed into his back and cool metal was snapped around his wrists. He glanced up over his shoulder, his neck straining at the effort.
“Y/N?” He asked, a smile threatening at the corners of his lips as he looked up at you.
“Dean?” You asked. “What are you doing here?” Your knee was still pressed into his back, and you took your hands off of his wrists as you recognized the man you had just put cuffs on. You straightened up and looked at him, blinking a few times making sure that you weren’t seeing things.
“Apparently, getting arrested.” He said with a smirk, still looking. “Unless this is your way of trying to tell me that you wanna spice things up tonight?”