Since I’ve been thinking about the Mark of Cain, I began thinking about the mark’s overall ending. How it will be removed from Dean, or will Dean have it on him permanently for ever and a day. I put a thread up asking this very question once he manages to kill Abaddon? What will happen to the mark once he’s killed her? Will Dean go back to being Dean and the mark vanishes, or will it make him much darker? Will he take on her persona? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460681/board/nest/227310787
So are we any further forward now that we are understanding the power of the Mark of Cain and how Dean is currently reacting to his shiny new toy and best friend for ever!! The mark is obviously a very powerful tool which only he can operate and use when he feels the need to use it. Wheeling it we now no comes with supernatural problems. How long will it take Dean to realize that once Abaddon is finally dead, what precautions will he take to get rid of the damned thing? He must no by now that it feels like a nose around his neck? Or is the mark so controlling that he is obliviously unaware that its causing him so many problems around him.
Of course my obvious question remains where will it all end? Is Sam’s life in danger of the blade, will Dean go the whole hog and kill his brother just like Cain did. Or are we thinking other less obvious routes the show could go? How the hell is Sam going to save Dean with all this power in his way? Have we seen something so powerful as the mark of Cain before? Sam’s demon blood era was tough on Dean, but is this going to hot up to be something like The Incredible Hulk!! Dean is already addicted to killing and feels comfortable with this emotion with out any real affect on his own humanity, let alone Sam’s right now. Is Dean changing that we don’t no what side affects will occur after. Just like Sam had with Gadreel. Will Dean learn anything from this event once is all over? Will he notice how blind he was in taking on the curse that manifested itself into what we currently see? Dean appears to get himself into these scrapes, but is it so easy to get out of them?
Power is an evil source and very corrupt. The more menacing traits this tool takes on, what power force will we encounter? What happens to Dean the more lives his kills, and continues to kill under the influence? He already witnessed Kevin’s death so this amount of life lost will drain on his emotions even more. Actions as we no have consequences, and the evil forces that are at bay now will get its comeuppance. But does it always end the way we want it to? Will our hero suffer long lasting damage from the mark? Will it eat away at him for a time to come. Can Dean ever be free of this burden once his killing spree is over? Have you any thoughts as to how the mark will go away, and leave Dean in peace?
Of course you are aware I have not seen the episode yet, so feel free to send me you views on how the episode went. I have heard very good vibes eight and above out of 10 for this one. How do you feel it went. What did you find were positives and negatives on first or multiple viewings?