Dabb's brain: Step 1. Cas almost dies in front of Dean, says "I love you." Step 2. Dean first time ever tells someone he loves them. Step 3. Cas actually dies in front of Dean. Step 4. ????13X1??? Step 5. Profit **Note: profit = Dean love declaration
I accidentally mind-melded with Dabb while watching 12x23. I have this bizarre feeling like he’s by no means the best writer at all. I mean in terms of being one of the transcendentally good writers on the show where something just sort of comes alive in their stories, I don’t think he’s really delivered a single episode that sparkled, but he’s weirdly competent. I mean, like, as I went through the episode I almost felt like I was going off a checklist built up from the season, and ticking every single thing (that 12x22 didn’t tick off already and I am giving Berens one hell of a runners up trophy for the 12x03/12x14/12x22 collection) and it was like one of those pictures where someone sorts out all the skittles into their colours and lines them up neatly or something. He knows exactly what he’s doing and produces a neat, tidy, tied up thing where all the stuff he blatantly set out to do, got done.
(No I’m not referring to a single plot thing because his style is the plot runs around screaming with its head on fire but holy crap the emotional arcs going on underneath)
So yeah. I am genuinely baffled by that last DeanCas shot because I never actually figured they’d do something like that because it’s just all a bit too… obvious? Sam’s like brb connecting with the mytharc and Dean’s like… well crap my entire life is dead over here, now what?
So when I imagine I have the hastily cobbled together clipboard missing half the points and all in the wrong order and yet I still feel that a huge chunk of fulfilling, obvious, loudly broadcast development got done this season… And then think what’s on Dabb’s clipboard? That “???” in the middle of the meme is just… I feel like we’re actually seeing the “???” that is normally only alluded to and we’re in the “???” and the next step IS “Profit” and that’s why it feels so “???”
Something like that last scene… That’s the Destiel goes canon scene I figured would happen at the end of the show if we were unlucky. I mean that’s the camera angle and the positions and the wings and everything.
*throws up hands and goes to watch the rest of Twin Peaks*