I think that this has irked many of us wondering where these words really came from. As when I really begin to analyze these words, it begins to register with me that both boys are the brains and the brawn. I don’t know what the writers were really playing at when they invented this did they not think that Dean could do the research as well as showing us he has muscle. Sam also according to Dean is the second best hunter in the world, so why singling them out as individual props? Both men are level headed, intelligent, and book smart. The only thing that stands Dean out from Sam is that he is a bit more street smart than Sam. But on the whole I could not call who had more brains or brawn. Dean has proved himself with the brains, and Sam has proved himself with the brawn aspect.
So where had this logic originally steamed from. Could the writers perhaps have included both brothers as the brains and brawn, was there any real need to split the faction down the middle just to split this criteria. Do we sense underhanded tactics at large? Having introduced the ‘Men of Letters‘ into the myth arc was a grand idea, with the feeling of all that supernatural evidence under one roof. But why categorize either brother just for effect. If it was evenly split I could begin to comprehend, may be the writers were right. But this time I feel totally wrong about this and doesn’t sit well with me. If there was another plot that could have served better, where there was a distinct difference between the two brothers I could get my head around it. But as this stands it does annoy me.
Were the writers trying to single Sam out in saying that he is the brains of the outfit, and Dean is the pure fighter who doesn’t have any brain power or able to work out a case on his own merit. Or are they actually saying that Sam cannot fight or understands how to fight and prefers to be book smart? We all know how Sam loves his books, but Dean also loves to research, and has solved many a case without Sam’s knowledge and input. Sam even as young Sam we knew could fight those school bullies in ‘After School Special’, and kick some ass well and truly at a tender age, he could have been possibly a better fighter than Dean, but that’s not what I am trying to prove who is the best at something. But that both are virtually equals and saying one is the brains and the other the brawn seems a tad ridiculous.
So how do you really feel about the Brains and the Brawn do you think the writers were fair in introducing this aspect into the show? What once again were they trying to prove in categorizing the brothers as individuals. When clearly most of us notice they are equal in this equation. Could they have perhaps found another avenue to look at? So type away angels and share your view about Brains and the Brawn …..