This mark is driving me up the wall. I have recently read debbab’s article on Supernaturally Devoted (brilliant by the way) which has really got me thinking hard. Crowley lead Dean right up the garden path having known about the blade to kill Abaddon for years. He’s setting Dean up in a big way but for what reason? Is it more than getting a job done, and using his partner in crime?
The Mark of Cain is huge to the mythology, and Cain had one expressive wish that once he’d transferred that mark that he would come looking for Dean and wants Dean to basically kill him. Cain desperately wants to die and die a peaceful man. He sees Dean as a passage out. Is Cain planning to leave Dean with the mark permanently? Cain has seen that Dean is the worthy one to be entrusted with that mark. As Crowley or Cain set Dean up with the demons to prove this much.
Is this season mirroring season 4? Is Dean heading back to HELL once again? Does Crowley want Dean to be the King of hell? All this setting up on Crowley’s part, all this orchestrating has to be for a reason, but what? I also thought too about the first born child could the mark only be transferred to a first born, as was Cain? Is it more than Dean just being worthy? I also found the end scene confusing to understand was Crowley laying it on thick for Dean to show him he was worthy? So he’d go along with it?
Also on the subject of the last episode, does anyone else think that Cas is also bluffing? Was he covering up about the grace that he retrieved from Sam. Does Cas want to get to Gadreel and smite him himself? Or is it more than this? After reading Tessa’s grip thread they didn’t believe he was being truthful and didn’t buy his speech about what he’d picked up whilst being human. Why have the writers got all three main characters gunning for Gadreel? What real purpose has Sam had in this arc since parting from Dean? How do we actually know that Sam is totally human. Cas only removed the grace from Sam, which had nothing to do with his demon blood extraction?