Life AFTER Kevin!!

Just written this piece for Supernaturally Devoted thought I’d share it with my angels too! Happy reading not long to go now only four days!!

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.

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

 

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6 thoughts on “Life AFTER Kevin!!

  1. I have hesitated to write a comment because so many things keep swirling around in my head. I am anxious for the next episode but also feel like gnawing off all my fingernails. When I first thought about how Sam would react to Dean letting him be possessed by an angel, I figured there would be the usual anger, maybe a time apart, and then forgiveness. But now, the addition of Kevin being killed by Gadreel while still in Sam, has me reeling. I have a terrible feeling that Sam won’t react with anger, but instead be so shocked and devastated that he won’t be able to even look at Dean. I know that we all seem to agree that Sam’s big dream is to be completely human, but he also has always been needing/wanting to be trusted by Dean in the same way he has always trusted Dean. Gadreel brought up this trust thing again in the scene where he’s pretending to be Sam. If Sam gets the news that Dean didn’t trust him to make his own decision about dying, let him be possessed when he knows it would be against Sam’s wishes, and his possessed body has murdered, and Kevin, his friend, was a victim, all at once–well I just don’t know that he could even talk to Dean. How can he begin to express all of those feelings? Dean will see it right away, all that pain in his brother– and it will be devastating. I think we are all going to need boxes of tissues. — AB/C
    I am dreading this, as I simple can’t tell which way its going to go. Sam thumped Dean which was Gadreel, so it could be anything from a real fist fight to a few swear words, or maybe even a hug. Its a huge deal for Sam and its knowing how the writers will play it. We haven’t had a hint in nearly two months of how Sam’s feelings are playing out in his head. He has sussed out missing gaps of time, and is beginning to see through his brothers fibbing. So why hadn’t he tackled him sooner. This show does have a habit of dragging the story out and sometimes not fleshing it out enough. Your so right it is all about trust with Sam. Its the murdered body I am having trouble getting my head around and how he will feel. Its such a doggy one. There are so many issues here for Sam to get MAD over. I think forgiveness is on the cards as it always comes back to this in the end. It is going to be so hard too as you say for Dean to watch and see Sam’s reactions unfold. I know tears are shed in two episodes so the agony will be unbearable for Sam to endure. Those pins in his head are making me feel sick thinking about it. I so want Tuesday to come …

    Thanks for coming back AB/C good to see you. 😉
    Love Aunty B xxx

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    1. Yes, the death of Kevin changes the dynamic greatly. Especially in light of episode one where he specifically asked Death to make sure no one would be hurt by his death (or in this case, his return). There’s mourning for Kevin, his possession and all the other emotional issues around his death and all can be directly traced to Dean’s decision to save him, although that won’t absolve one ounce of Sam’s guilt.
      I am just interested in how they both deal with the fall out. If it will be something different that we haven’t seen before. I think it will be so hard for both of them to come to terms with, and they both will have so much angst to deal with. I am expecting this to come back on to Dean’s shoulders which is going to be tough on him. But he has a knack of smoothing over the cracks does Dean. Please writers let them work this out!!

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
      Love Aunty B xxx

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      1. What I hope is that even though there will be tears, the brothers finally have a good clear convo about their relationship and where they stand with each other. Not a conversation held under duress or while one of them is dying or about to die or in physical pain. What they need is a clear concise sitsown about who they are and what they want like in Torn and Frayed. That will be different.

        I just found this interview on the forum and we are all a bit vague about it. It looks by his words that Sam is being mature and not stomping off as we first feared. See if you can make head or tale out of it!

        Sam’s Reaction and the Impact on the Winchester’s Relationship. Sam will be free to Gadreel soon enough, but how will he react when he learns about the choice Dean made for him? Not only that, but the brothers seemed to be in a bit of a stronger place at the end of season 8, having chosen ‘each other’ over closing the Gates of Hell, and we have to wonder how Dean’s deceit will impact that. Well, Carver says that Sam might surprise you, but this situation will lead to something important: “I think Sam is going to react to this perhaps a bit differently than folks might expect. This is how Sam would react to any eventual rescue, as it were, being rescued from Gadreel. [But] I think what the brothers have to wrestle with is…Dean has made a couple of big decisions at the end of last season [and] at the beginning of this season. I think the boys aren’t just struggling with the small problems of ‘you lied to me about this’ or ‘I lied to you about this’, it’s more about what are these incidents saying about where these two brothers are at this point in their lives? It’s something we touched on in season 8, at the beginning of that season with some of the decisions that Sam made. I’m speaking to a bigger issue here, it becomes something of a theme for how we carry out the rest of the season. As these brothers grow older and more mature, it’s becoming more and more evident that they view each other and their life’s work and where they fit in this world in vastly different ways. I guess what I mean by all this is I think some of the decisions made these days cut a lot deeper than just a single argument and I think these things are having a profound effect on the underpinnings of the boys’ relationship.”

        Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
        Love Aunty B xxx

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  2. Sadly I don’t think well be dealing with a completely human Sam in the following couple of episodes as he will still contain some of Gadreel’s grace. Or rather that’s the synopsis. But things look hopeful for the end of the season. He may end up using some of it to give to Cas or using it to reopen Heaven or destroy Metatron (or save Garth from whatever crap hes gotten himself into). Who knows? Its a “what’s wrong with Sam” scenario once again but at least its intriguing. I have no plans to stop watching now. I want to see how it all ends. I’m invested.
    That’s true he won’t be completely human which is a real bummer for him in some ways. I think this season has really taken its time in warming up. Its so slow!! I did read about this actually about Cas helping Sam with the residue grace and that it could permanently damage him. I like the idea of them re-opening heaven. I had always kind of hoped the boys would go back in and sort the angel problem out. Sam story nearly always is intriguing but it is beginning to grate a bit now. I am tired of Dean always sorting Sam’s health out. They need to think of something new. I so want Sam to look out for Dean now.

    I’m gonna have to disagree on your police-work there Bella. 🙂
    It is a little bit different from when Sam killed a man while possessed by a demon or when he was soulless. This time he knew the victim very well and cared at least a little about him. He has good memories of him and they spent time together. It was good seeing him develop a friendship outside of his relationship with Dean too.

    Oh I get this, this time he doesn’t no anything about it, which will be twice as hard for him when he does no. This is why this story is a tough call, that it is terrible for Sam to have to come to terms with. But it did remind me of Sam killing that hunter. Because when he did the act the demon had full control over the situation and not Sam, he was still under the influence. He found out later and was horrified, so it is slightly similar, I think any way.

    I just feel awful about his situation though. Not only does he have to be informed that Kevin is dead but he has to be told how and by whom and that he was a part of it. He knows nothing about the goings on at the beginning of this season and if he’s angry enough at Dean he may do what he’s done before and leave Dean for a while or possibly kick Dean out of the Bunker. Not a permanent separation, but time to get his head on straight and think about his relationship with Dean. (He’s chosen Dean before so if they separate I feel confident he’ll choose him again. Sam forgives Dean his trespasses. Its in his nature.)
    I have no doubts what so ever the boys will part company again. Its on the cards I’m sure of this, unless they totally surprise me and Sam listens to Dean and sides with him. Its so true he always chooses Dean, otherwise we’d have no show 😉 This is why I have felt sympathy with Dean this season more than I normally do. I new it was a terrible act, but could see why he went ahead any way. I think any of us would if we were in his position. That’s why I love them both because they always come back to each other in the end.

    I don’t know. If the angel, Abaddon, Metatron situation doesn’t distract too much there’s going to be so much heartache in the next few episodes. But I’m totally crap at predicting what these writers might do so I’m going to stop now.
    I no, they said it was going to be a tough couple of episodes and the boys do cry. So god only knows what’s going to pan out. The preview did look good though, and Dean fights with Crowley in the bunker OMG!! I love guessing though, that’s all part of the fun even if we are wrong, isn’t it?

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
    Love Aunty B xxx

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  3. Sam in no way shape or form killed Kevin. It was all Gadreel.
    I don’t mean Sam in person I know Gadreel killed Kevin the bloods on his hands. But when Sam knows he’s going to with out doubt blame himself and shoulder that guilt. He will still say it was his meat-suit.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
    Love Aunty B xxx

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