So I don’t know how to make gifs, and I CERTAINLY have no business writing meta, but I wanted to share my thoughts with you all regarding the end of J2’s panel with Misha.
Now I’m sure everyone was just as starved for Cockles interaction as I was, and upon first glance that whole bit about there not being enough rooms at Misha’s place and Jared torturing Misha was just chaotic hilarity at its finest. It wasn’t until I watched it a second time, and then a third, (maybe a forth) that I realized maybe it wasn’t all puppies and rainbows after all.
I think it all started with Jensen’s “cutting the fat” line. Now, we all know he was joking. Picking on Misha, that’s what they do. No biggie, right? Misha got on the stage and he hugged Jared while Jensen pulled in an extra chair for him. Then as he made his way over to the chair, it seemed like Jensen was anticipating a hug but Misha just slid right past him. Not even looking at him, if I recall correctly. This is when Jensen starts to worry a little. So what does he do? He offers Misha some “apple juice” as an apology. I’ve seen different speculations that Misha rejected Jensen’s offer, but my first impression at trying to read Misha’s lips was that he said “Yep” and then something else maybe? Jensen might have mumbled something before turning away to get a new glass for Misha. (A cup that he drank out of anyway, mind you)
When Jensen hands him the drink it’s very cold and there’s a lack of eye contact between them. When Jensen sits down again, he says something to Misha, which, again, I read Misha’s lips as saying “Yep”. My shipper heart wants to believe it was something along the lines of “You know I was kidding right?” But I really couldn’t tell from the video. Whatever it was, Jensen actually looked very happy afterwards.
I really had to look between the lines to see something else going on.
For the rest of the story, Jared and Misha are totally in sync making each other cry from laughter, while Jensen looks a little left out… So he tries to joke his way back into the mix. At one point, when Jensen said they just decided to stay up all night because of the lack of sleeping space, Misha looked over at him. But as soon as Jensen turned towards him, Misha looked away and Jensen’s expression showed disappointment. Again, it was so hard to spot with all the laughter going on, but I sensed a little tension between these two. At the end when J2 have to leave, Jensen walks off the stage without giving Misha a second look. Hurt feelings, perhaps?
Now this could be total BS because we know Misha has been dealing with their playful abuse for years now, and I don’t think he’s the type to be easily offended by it. But something just seemed OFF to me.
Please feel free to speculate on this terrible meta.