After viewing ‘Blood Brother’ last night it really spooked me, how off both boys were with each other. How they almost always came to blows about something that was annoying them. The scene ended with Sam wanting to knife Benny and Dean’s simple no head shake said it all. So if we are to examine Angst, is it worth the heart ache our boys go through basically for making good drama. Do characters really grow with angst in the mix. Or are they better of without it?
Lovable Benny, as we now no was only bought in as a plot device to stir trouble between the brothers. Just to save Sam and cause further friction for Sam over Dean in Dean not being able to turn to Sam for help. So perhaps could Benny have been better used. As his character developed into someone rather special, as us fans adored him. So had the writers got Benny all wrong, or in Sam’s case right. Is angst that golden tool to drive characters further apart. Cas also has been in the past used as a wedge, but had become a firmer friend in both the boys lives, so is Cas different in this respect or not? Benny also featured heavily in driving a wedge between Dean and Cas in purgatory, so Benny was underneath a little devil, when we look back for causing further turmoil. So he perhaps wasn’t as lovable as we first thought? Can another character really cause so much unease, and disharmony? When we as fans really love the guy underneath?
So if we didn’t have these tense moments would the show be so dull, and uninviting. Would it all be on the same level, and would this be more to our satisfaction. I for one don’t mind angst, if they can explain characters actions, and not just push them to one side. In the shows history, I think this season has been one of the worst for causing unnecessary tension. It has to be said, that siblings all the time argue and make up which is always inevitable. So with this in mind, do the boys only grow stronger or does it pull them further apart. Sometimes angst can pull siblings further apart, and some may never even get back together. But since this is Supernatural we know our boys always come back to the fold, where they are used to being, around each other.
So what does the future hold if the boys continue to fall out. Will there come a time when they think enough is enough and they can’t stand being around each other. Will the writers have to take a different tack. Jeremy has this year proved to us that the boys have broken one cycle of Sam not looking for his brother. Was this wise, or a disaster in Sam’s characterization. This is just one of many niggling little factors which have thrown him up in the air. One to prove a point to us that he always felt he was a failure in his brothers eyes. So most of this angst I can work out and piece those events together. So overall angst this season has not over bothered me, as I thought it was mid season and even further back. Could this have been handled much better. Could Jeremy have gone in a different direction to Sam not gaining Dean’s love and trust. Is this a real pinnacle now, that we have established why this canon was written. Has it been crucial to explore angst, in a different way to really change a characters persona?
So Aunty Bella is waiting for her angels to participate in assuming is angst a necessary part of writing, to bring characters closer together. Is drama just as important to move characters forward and bring them into the 21st century. Has our writing team been clever in the fact that they can break up, and make up with angst being its primary core. Can it be developed satisfactorily, without harming a characters core. So get typing little ones, as this touchy subject is so waiting patiently for a response.