So how has this story line really gone down? Sam was in a coma after not completing the trials, and became ill for all his trouble in trying to close the gates of hell. Dean we know wouldn’t let his bro die without a fight. That’s just our Dean. We see Dean send an open message to the angels for help and amazingly an angel answers and comes in search of Dean. Later we find the angel posed as Dean and possessed Sam tricking him into saying yes. Two months later the guy still hasn’t left the building and has taken up residents in Sammy. We later find that Ezekiel died in the fall, and Cas informs Dean that isn’t Zeke in Sam. Tension mounts and we later find that Sam has met up with Metatron who has told him to kill Kevin Tran to earn his place alongside him in heaven. So once Gadreel is back in the bunker he ceases the moment to kill Kevin, and take the tablet and walk off with Sam as a hostage.
In the clip for next week we see Dean giving Kevin a much deserved funeral pier. Emotions in Dean must be so high at the moment, not wondering what the hell to do, and being torn between a rock and a hard place. What has Gadreel done! What does one do after the death of a loved-one, wallow in, it or get stuck into something and try and get over it the best you can. I can imagine Dean being the latter. I guess he will have a terrible guilt complex and strive to burden himself down with yet more what ifs. He will undoubtedly blame himself for Kevin’s death. Kevin hinted as much himself in the episode that he’s always been screwed’. But did he really mean it?
Re-winding back to the mid-season finale, we see Gad/Sam murder Kevin in cold blood. In the harsh light of day, how will Sam manoeuvre around this one? Knowing how Sam feels about‘murder’ of any kind he will find it hard to come to terms with it. Being under the influences is one thing but not knowing you have committed murder without knowing anything about it, is clearly another. So when I think back to season, 2 and Sam murdering the hunter whilst Meg hi-jacked his meat-suit, we knew how bad he felt about the whole time. And committing the most terrible act and killing one of his own, a hunter. So how different is it this time. I don’t think it’s any different. He’s still been possessed only difference being it’s an angel inside him and not a demon this time who’s pulling those strings. We also sense how close the boys were to Kevin that he had become like family to them. So having an angel commit murder what will those repercussions be for Sam when he does remember?
It’s a tough call as Dean will probably say it wasn’t you Sam, you were under the influence of Gadreel; you didn’t know what was going on at all. But then in the past when Sammy had no soul, he admitted to Dean that it was him, it was his meat-suit. So technically Sammy didn’t buy it back then, so who’s to say he will be any different this time round? Sam won’t let this tragic event go by without some say in it. I am pretty sure he will be as mad as hell and pay the price for it later on. But how does anyone really know how anyone truly feels when they’ve killed someone. And particularly someone they hold in high regard? So many feelings will manifest into something horrible later for Sam, but how will those scares heal, and how will it affect him later down the line. We know how these boys suffer, but physiologically how does a person really cope and get over such a trauma. Besides all the other tragic disasters Sam’s endured over the years, will this recent event fare any better or much worse?
Some may think Kevin’s life didn’t really mean very much to the boys. But it’s clearly got to Dean and will add another life to his already mounting list of dead bodies to contend with. A young talented life snuffed out before its prime. How does Dean get around this one too? Dean has the aggravated worry of Gad walking off with his brother and coming to terms with Kevin’s untimely death. Losing a life is hard for anyone to take, and I suspect we will see Dean carry on his normal daily routine once Kevin’s pier is no longer. He’s that type of guy. The harsh reality is that the world doesn’t stop because a life has been taken away and a prophets life to boot too. But where does that guilt end? When does it stop and let the boys have a breather and be able to smell the roses once in a while. We think how many deaths can the boys endure and physically cope with and the emotions it leaves us with once the person has passed away.
Grief is a funny thing and we don’t really understand what it can physically do to a person on the inside. Is carrying on the answer? Is it as simple to just pick up where they left off, and routinely carry on those daily motions regardless of how we really feel and continue to feel months later? But having that cocktail of guilt and grief cannot be easy for any human to bear. So the truth is I wonder where these boys will truly end up. The old cliche time is a great healer is a real comfort for many, but do we see the amount of deaths in our life time, like these boys clearly have? What finally breaks our physic that we’ve had enough and enough is enough this time. Once Sam comes round from this ordeal many have sensed that his suicidal thoughts will return and Dean will be no better off. He will be back to square one again. But if Gadreel has kept to his word this may not happen at all.
So what experiences have you taken away from Sam being controlled by a celestial being? Then murdering an innocent man under his influence. How will Sam’s body cope with the rejection of Gadreel, will it do any permanent damage later? We clearly don’t fancy another what’s wrong with Sam story line, as this scenario has been played to death already. So where will this leave Sam? Will this truly be Sam? Also we consider before the trials Sam thought he was being purified as he couldn’t do the trials otherwise, so finally is a HUMAN Sam on the cards. Will this journey have been for something and bring Sam full circle, to where HE truly wants to be HUMAN?