And just in time for the season eleven premiere,we have our promotional shots and videos. There’s been an interesting change to the promotional materials in the past few seasons. First Castiel was added and now…Crowley!
What does it mean for us and for the character that he’s now been given top billing, along with The Winchesters and the Friendly Angel? Will there be a lot of Hellish shenanigans this Fall? Will Crowley make the decision that I’ve been hoping for, even longing for, since season nine’s Sacrifice? To redeem himself? To be human? To walk away from the Crown?
Does Sam being front and center mean that this season is more Sam-centric? And what kind of trouble will Castiel get up to this season?
We’ll find out.
I’ve really grown to love this character, as much as Castiel, and if his arc is to end, I hope the writers let him go with the dignity he richly deserves. He’s been a wonderfully engaging, complex and even sympathetic villain. Those are rare traits in villainy and I want what’s best for him, as much as I do the brothers.
BTW: I’d like to give a shout out to Virile Manifestation for answering my request about Tessa. I do like Tessa okay, but she didn’t mean as much to me as she did some others and it helps me to understand characters better when people tell me why the character means so much to THEM. I have a better understanding and appreciation of Tessa, now.
Now I have two more requests. If anyone has any other secondary, or even tertiary characters that really meant a lot to them, then this is the place to examine your feelings about them or just tell the fandom, you love them and why. Anyone from guest stars to cameos, is fair game.
My second request is for someone to do a character analysis on Castiel. To this date I’ve not read any in- depth analysis of his character. I’ve mentioned my inability to write coherently about this character. He is so complex and rich with meaning, that I didn’t feel I could really do justice to any understanding of this character and I can’t seem to order my thoughts regarding him. I have a lot of feelings about him but I’m not a religious person, so that particular aspect of Castiel is a blindspot for me. I just can’t see it.
If anyone wants to give either of these a try, let Bella know in the comments! We would all love to hear your thoughts.
ETA: Yeah, I know. Crowley was in previous promotional materials but this time the arrangement is different. This time his positioning is on par with Castiel and the brothers. He is now a primary character, not secondary as before. It’s interesting.