Where does this exactly leave Dean?
He still has contact with the blade and its still in his possession which is such a concern for Sammy as he’s resorting to taking a gun to bed with him. Drastic measures for his own safety and his brothers spring to mind. He’s being cautious. Now that the wicked old witch is dead, how does this affect Dean, and what lies ahead?
Sam begs Dean not to take the blade with them. He doesn’t treat Dean with kid gloves and spells it out to him that they don’t no anything about the blade, magic comes at a price and we don’t no what that price is. You don’t have to have it with you all the time, please! but by the looks of things Dean takes it on the hunt any way. Does Sam have a leg to stand on. Is he scared of what lies ahead just as much if not more so than Dean. Is he oblivious to his own dangers that he is so addicted to the damned thing that he can’t leave it behind for just one day.
How is this affecting his whole body, and mind. We mostly know its slowly driving him insane to the point that he won’t be in full control of it, and drastic measures will surely need to kick into place. Will Dean be so reluctant to give it up. Will he be so sealed to the blade that the mark won’t disappear? Now Abaddon is dead, where does this leave Dean? Is the biggest danger out of the way. Or has killing her done him more harm? Has it stretched him to the point where he is in fact turning into a monster himself. The very thing that Dean informed his brother about in season 4. ‘If I didn’t no you, I would want to hunt you’. Is this perfect symmetry at play again?
So what do you think of the blades power, now that Abaddon has been killed by it. Has it done its job, or is the blade more powerful than ever. Its not diminished in any way. Also how has Cain fared with out the mark, has he missed this curse? So can Dean see away out of this tunnel and back to normality, or has he passed that fine line of humanity, I think I mentioned before can he ever be normal now, or is this the end of the road. Is he pure demon the one thing he’s feared for years. Is this the way the story is taking us?