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Now my only thought with Gadreel was that when Dean confessed Dean was only letting on to Gadreel when he thought it was Sam. So Sam hasn’t really heard all of Dean’s confession yet. So how will the real scene go down? Yes Gad did give a solid punch, from Sam into Dean’s face. So where will this initially leave Sam. Up the creak without a paddle? He is still none the wiser, and will continue to act as another angel until Dean rescues him from Gads clutches.
During Dean’s confession to Sam Dean lays his situation on the line and Sam is rightly pissed. Dean thinks that Sam can’t handle the situation and he takes over, and Dean replies I did what I had to do. You would never have had agreed with it and you would have died. Sam replies ‘Well it would have been nice to have had a choice at least’. So Sam is angry with not being able to have the right to make up his own mind, and have the choice in saying if he wanted to live or not. So was Dean wrong in not allowing Sam to have that human choice that right we all expect even though Sam was lying half dead in a coma, and wasn’t of sound mind to make that decision. So Dean has been torn between the rock and a hard place without being able to justify what he really did out of the goodness of his heart. So is Sam in a fit position to demand the right to chose when he was in a coma, when not conscious. Many people let loved ones pass on when on heart monitors and are told by doctors that it’s the end of the road for that patient. We have to make that heart wrenching impossible choice of letting them go because they simply cannot do it. So as the loved one we have to give permission to turn off that machine which is keeping them alive. Dean didn’t get this far, and the life of his brother was saved and miraculously lived to tell the tale. But at what human cost for Sam? He wasn’t able to make that conscious choice so Dean had to do it for him. So Does Sam have a leg to stand on when Sam wasn’t of sound mind there was no way he could have even spoken to make contact with Gadreel in their real world, when it all played out in Sam’s head.
So how will this heated discussion settle, will they ever be able to agree on Dean’s life saving choice to allow Sam the passage of life rather than death that he so craved. It’s such an impossible situation for them both to be in and I can see why Sam is so angry in not being allowed that choice. But he technically wasn’t here so how could he have made that choice in the first place? Sam’s head was so screwed that was he really wanting to end his own life, was life clouding his own judgement that would he have made that right call in the end? This is powerful stuff to think about, but would like to know your thoughts on Sam’s right to have a choice and that his choice was heard. But taking all into consideration being a coma patient didn’t really allow him that right so where do you think this leaves Sam?