I recall early on what a guessing game we were all having, speculating what Sam would turn into. Along the route came a demon, an angel or now thoughts are even turning to Lucifer who has possessed Sam, and has somehow crawled out of his cage. I also recall Jared saying in interviews that Sam would be changing and changing all the time. So had we early on thought about an angel possessing him without his consent. As we all know that Angels need human consent before they can hop into that hosts vessel.
So am I surprised in the route that Dean took? At first yes, but since reading fans views I am swayed to thinking otherwise. There are mixed feelings out there saying that Dean has raped Sam in allowing the angel to walk inside his brother. But the more I think about Dean, this is exactly what Dean would do in his position. He would not let his brother out rightly die without some huge massive struggle. His open letter to the angels was moving and performed in true Ackles style, with the odd tear of sadness falling from his face. He got duffed up for his troubles and eventually a good angel came to his rescue. Was Dean once more that damsel in distress? I can only begin to imagine the guilt that Dean is carrying inside him right now. How he deliberated with his soul and how he came to a decision to rescue his little bro once more. Has this been Dean’s best rescue attempt ever?
So the pace of the episode had been laid out for us. Again I feel Dean has been unfairly knocked for helping his bro and in hindsight we knew this is exactly what ‘Dean’ would do. My only fear is how Sam will react to this invasion of privacy. He’s only ever had a demon roam inside him before and Meg and Lucifer both got to know what made Sammy tick. So how different will this feel for Sam. Will he be able to ignite any angel power himself? Will something register inside him that something doesn’t feel quite right? What immediate danger will this actually place Sam under? Angels as we know are fairly strong, agile and angelic celestial creatures, so will Ezekiel lay dormant in Sam all the time? I find this actually an interesting topic to mull over. If Ezekiel is in Sam for sometime how will he actually escape, and will Sam know of his escape?
When I think of deals which have been made in the past, each time its affected Sam he has been really angry with Dean, thinking back to season 2 and Sam had a hunch that Dean had bought him back from the dead, and said ‘you shouldn’t have done that. How long did you get?’ So will this twist be any different from any deal that has gone before? Sam is hot headed as we’ve picked up in the past, and I also have a hunch that Sam will bolt and leave Dean for a while. Again I can feel a familiar pattern forming, last season being a prime example. They may not separate. Sam may use his brains for once and think why did Dean do it. He might actually mature this time and consider what Dean went through and why Dean did it. I hope Sam also learns the guilt in which Dean often carries, for him. We also know it may go an entirely different way. I don’t want Sam to go ten steps back with this and act like a little boy. But I can also see why Sam would be pissed at Dean.
So how is Sam going to really feel about having an angel riding him? My guess is he will be confused and angry for a bit. Just like he was over Amy. But once the dust has settled he will understand why Dean would go in all guns blazing and save him, as it’s generally what Dean has done before. Maybe Sam could use the angel to his advantage. Maybe the boys could work with him and since Cas said to Dean he’s a good angel who’s to know what’s in store. It just concerns me how Sam will feel, and if he will take the thank you Dean Route, or throws it right back at Dean. Either way I hope Dean isn’t castigated for it later down the line. It’s been a tough secret to keep, so will this angst be any different than what we’ve seen before? Can the drama come between the boys once again, just for effect? But then was it okay for Dean to trick Sam into saying yes, no matter how desperate Dean was in saving his brother? Was it the correct way to go about it? We know what each of them would do to save the other, what extremes they will go to, to bring the other back. But a time will come when death means just that, DEATH. Either brother will have to let sleeping dogs lie.
So yes folks finally saw the episode today and as ever BELLA Loved it. It wasn’t edge of my seat stuff as some have said. But I like how Jensen really stole it this episode. How he used his old tricks of getting away from the angels in the hospital and trapping Ezekiel in a ring of fire. Jensen always moves me when he cries and in the hospital chapel was no exception, just one tear rolling down his right eye. There are times like this when I feel myself touching the screen and wanting to hug these boys. This did it for me. I felt Dean’s emotions and I felt Sam’s inner demons in not wanting to live, because he had nothing to go on and live for. But for this article I will leave it there today and may go into depth in the week. I just felt after such a long summer my fire was fueled again and I felt both boys performances and they both nailed it. Its a nine out of ten from me.