Okay, we have heard this word a hell of a lot on this show. That blood is thicker than water. But since the intervention and experimentation of Castiel and Benny, it made me think more about the words friend and family. Both are very special words. But when does a friend cross that border line and stretch that line and become FAMILY’ or as close as family can get. Both of these men are not blood related but even Benny has related to the term Blood Brother himself. I didn’t enjoy the feel of a fake brother which later was used for drastic effects, as a wedge between the brothers.
Castiel has been around the mill a lot longer than Benny. Cas has also got into a lot more trouble than Benny. So has even Cas the pass to become that close brother that Dean claims either of them to be? We saw Dean’s latest tassel with Cas when he was beating Dean to a pulp, and Dean managed to switch Cas off his hold to Naomi. So we know the pair are very joined at the hip.
so my question today is when does if ever a best friend pass that grade and become a family member a true brother in arms. Does Dean tend to over dramatize on this word, does he perhaps let to many come close to crossing that line, when they may not deserve it. Is he perhaps too trusting. As Sam never ventures into this area, and become the opposite feeling uncomfortable around Cas and Benny. So from seeing it from his point of view has this damaged Sam. Had Dean perhaps gone too far in claiming either Cas or Benny blood brothers. Its a tough subject to raise, but Dean is a grown man, and sometimes over cautious of whom he lets into his world and life. Has it upset the balance of the brothers relationship in claiming friends are family members.
So little angels how do we feel about family and close friends who we perceive in our own lives, would we consider them true family even though not related by blood. Can a friend be granted that pass and become that special person in their life. Or have perhaps those who Dean thought were close to him, were never that close after all, and they had let him down and were not to be trusted. Is Dean simply too trusting in people for his own good. Does he see too much goodness in people, when its not really there. He seems to pin so much on to that reality and then be caught out must put a real spanner in those works.
So consider what you think in a friend is worthy of family acceptance into their clan, and if it is reciprocated. Is it to be taken lightly, or literally. Can this also be taken back if the person has not passed the grade and turned dark? Type away guys and think of what these characters mean to you in the terms of loyalty and becoming heaven forbid a traitor. Can you be as ruthless as to strip those bonds for ever.