Supernatural’s “Drag Me Away (From You)” should’ve been called, “I thought we were past this.” Because Sam is right. I thought we were past lying to each, Dean? Especially when it comes to big things like Jack dying. Because this isn’t some random stranger. This is their son. And Sam should’ve known as soon as Cas told Dean and that’s the tea.
*deep angry breath out*
It’s not like I don’t understand Dean and why he did it. He’s always tried to protect Sam. And this episode showed us that Dean’s deepest fear is letting his brother down or watching him die. Well Dean, you let your brother down and now he’s pissed at you, not understanding why you’d revert back to the kind of person who hides things.
And we’re with Sam on this one. No excuses or apologies can justify being lied to again. Sam thought they were past this and so did we after 15 seasons of Supernatural. The way that Sam reacted in the Impala felt like the fan reaction to what Dean did and what he continues to do to protect his brother. And we’re so over it.
As an older sibling I understand the need to protect and care for your younger siblings. They will always be kids to you, even when they are adults. But the reality of it is that they are contributing members of society who set out to conquer the world on their own terms. And me protecting them from everything doesn’t help anybody.
If anything, lying and treating them like children damages the relationship between the older sibling and the younger one. Because while the older sibling only wants to protect, the younger sibling feels like they are never good enough or old enough to receive the courtesy of being told what is going on and why. That’s what Dean fails to understand when it comes to Sam.
Sam just wants to be treated like an equal in his brother’s eyes. He wants to stand next to his brother, two men in arms, instead of standing behind his brother. He wants to protect his brother and defend him from God and the bad guys of this world. And he feels like he can’t because Dean is still holding him at arm’s length, not fully capable of letting Sam conquer the world and the problems they face together.
Besides that, this episode was kind of bland. With so few episodes left you would think that they wouldn’t spend their time doing filler episodes. But here we are with another episode that delays the inevitable and what’s to come when God is done destroying all the other worlds. And I’m kind of bored. I hate saying it but it’s the truth. Either give us more interesting storylines or get on with it.
Considering that this is the end and there are no take backsies, all we can do is stick around for the ride and see where it ends. And the more that I watch the more I’m certain that death is going to be the answer for all of them. Death is going to be the peace that they are going to finally feel for the trials and tribulations that they’ve gone through their entire lives.
Do I like it? Not really.
Is it probably going to happen because this is Supernatural aka the show that likes to pull at my heartstrings like crazy? Yes. Someone is going to die and I got a feeling, a strong feeling, that it won’t only be Jack. It will be Sam and Dean. It will be Castiel. Because that’s what heroes do even when I don’t like it and I want them to live and continue the family business or train the next generation.
Whatever happens, I hope they know that they are loved dearly by each other and the family they met along the way. I hope they know that they matter. I hope they know that they made a difference. I hope they know they will never be forgotten by the people they helped. I hope they know it all.
Supernatural airs Thursdays at 8/7 on The CW.