my sister:no, no, no, gaston is a 'nice guy'. think about it. he spends the whole beginning of the movie trying to be friendly to belle. everyone else in that town thinks she's a bookish freak with a crazy man for a father, but gaston like, talks to her and sort of tries to take an interest in her activities and compliments her and stuff with the complete 100% expectation that she's going to pay him back by being in a relationship with him. he tunes out what she actually says because he doesn't really think of her as a person, just a pretty trophy who should react to him the right way if he does the right things.
my sister:and then when she hooks up with someone else, he gets all angry and shouty and insists that this other guy is a monster and she's lost her damn mind because she was supposed to fall for HIM, not someone else, and then he goes and stirs up the townsfolk into an angry mob and turns the whole thing into a witch hunt over his wounded pride.
yes but what if jimmy novak just spent the entire time in cas’ head like “touch his butt touch his butt touch his butt you gotta touch his butt castiel this is what god intended just touch his butt do it for me touch his butt” and castiel snaps one day and just grabs a handfull of dean’s butt and sccreams “ARE YOU HAPPY NOW”
There is so much to unpack from last night’s tremendous episode of Supernatural, “Meta Fiction.” From the very beginning, the scribe of God looks us, the audience in the eye and tells us that, we the audience, make a story. We are the ones that learn from the text and the subtext. The first scene alone has so much to day about interpretation, fandom, art, the legacy of creators and interpreters of stories…so much about Kripke as God and Carver/Thompson et al as Metatron. SO MUCH. but the big takeaway is that everything is up for interpretation, and everything has meaning. EVERYTHING.
How do we start the episode then? Mirrors. That’s what this is about. Mirrors and dark doubles and parallels out the wazoo. We have at the core of this episode, two heros - one resigned to his self proclaimed fate, and another refusing, once again, to follow the destiny written for him by God.
The first curious thing that struck me is the extent to which the story in the back half of the season has belonged to Dean and Cas. Cas has been, since he was introduced, always been part of the A plot, the big over-arching mythos of an entire Season. Even in season eight, Castiel’s journey was played as it related to the boys and the tablet and the overall quest to close hell and find/use the tablets.
This season, Cas has had his own arc, a B plot focused on his character journey, that has stretched throughout his episodes. I’ve seen griping that Cas hasn’t been with the boys a lot, but I think that’s actually great for Cas (and for Misha as an actor) because we are seeing him grow and change.
It’s now Dean who is most tied to the mytharc. Dean is still the emotional core of the show and his slide into despair and overall badness is important, but he’s now sharing the emotional arc with Castiel and they are mirroring each other really wonderfully. Weirdly, this leaves Sam with not a lot to do but be the emotionally healthier brother and have his own bouts of angst. Idk if they’re writing Jared light because he has a new baby and they gave him such juicy stuff in the first half of the season, but it works out fine. Sam is acting in relation to Dean and Cas, motivating and helping them, much like Cas did for many years. As I said, curious.
I mentioned before that Gadreel couldn’t have won a fight against dozens of angels considering the fact the Dean could beat him unconscious. He couldn’t have done it, at least not alone (if he did at all). It was accepted that Gadreel was the one to kill those angels based on three things
1) Hannah’s word
2) Metatron’s word
3) Gadreel looking for ingredients
So I propose that Metatron had Gadreel set up the trap (or maybe even just get ingredients) and had Hannah (who would be one of his minions) kill them and wait for Castiel. OR if you want Gad to be more evil, he could still actually take part in the murder spree, but he would still need help.
Well….Gadreel was tied up with special angel dampening chains and also, had just been sliced up with an angel blade when Dean beat him up. Dean’s beat up demons in similar ways before, and we’ve seen demons do some real damage. It’s all about the circumstances. A free, powerful angel can destroy a lot of angels, but a weak angel, rendered nearly human can be beaten up easily. Also…we don’t know what the mark of cain is all about yet. It might be starting to give Dean weird demon strength or something.