crossroadscastiel:

I think Misha brought up a really good point in this interview, because even when we talk about human Cas, Cas is and always will be an angel. But what he’s experienced on his journey has taught him so much, has changed him so much, that he knows what it’s like to be “human”, and wouldn’t at all have a problem living on Earth amongst other humans, or with one in particular.

I am reminded of the angels in Captives who lived peacefully amongst humans, who learned to adapt and change and grow. Who learned that there’s more to life than Heavenly battles and serving an absent God. You will never convince me they gave Cas all that pop culture knowledge just for laughs, he was given that for a reason. While he may not have context for those references, it allows him to relate to Dean and Sam more than ever. It will allow him to, if he so chooses (and I believe he will), live life on Earth with them more easily.

I really do feel like more than anything this season will be about finding balance. Because to Cas, being an angel has been bloody and tragic and violent, and while being human wasn’t much better, I do think, had Dean not kicked him out in 9x03, he would have stayed with them, and remained “human” by choice. But…he is an angel, and I guess some time last season I shifted my focus from wanting Cas to choose being “human”, to wanting Cas to choose himself and what is truly best for him. Hiding from Heaven, or from who he is, does not fix the problem after all.

I think more than anything he wants to be an angel, but have that mean something that it never has before. He can have grace and powers and still choose a life amongst the humanity, and the human lbr, that he loves more than anything. I think focusing more on Cas on Earth, instead of Cas waging war in or on Heaven, is going to be a fascinating look into what it is he truly wants. And if his sole mission before he dies is saving the life of one human, I think we have our answer already…

I think when he said at the end of S09 that he wants to be ‘an angel’ it was him flip-flopping between extremes, like the boys do. The whole - you’re either in or you’re out, all or nothing mentality. Like Sam felt he had to leave hunting and the supernatural completely in order to be with Amelia and leave Amelia in order to hunt, and Dean was the same with Lisa (although he at least kinda TRIED the balancing thing with Lisa, though unfortunately it wasn’t right with Lisa).

So yeah - Cas is going through the same issue, thinking he either has to be 100% human and disconnected from the supernatural/angels completely, or 100% angel and embrace angel mojo even if it kills him and be a leader even if he hates the job etc.

So, yes, basically my point is - AGREE WITH THE ABOVE, ultimately. Cas, like Sam and Dean, needs to find a MIDDLE GROUND, a BALANCE. He needs to learn he CAN ‘be an angel,’ but he can live among humanity, live as a human, AS WELL.  

And I think that is what the narrative is working towards.

This was theorised by others a few seasons back, I think, and I agreed then. But then last season changed my mind cos I felt perhaps we were heading towards Cas choosing to be human after all. But now I’m back on this ‘best of both worlds’ theory - Cas living as a human without having to be 100% assimilated into human culture, as it were.

theniftythings:

Oh my goodness, wait, can we please talk about this:

Cas still obviously cares about Dean very much, because he’s basically…his primary mission is to get Dean cured of being a demon, or fixing him. But at the same time, Cas is determined not to let a demon Dean roam the Earth. So if it comes to it, Cas is willing to kill demon Dean if human Dean can’t be rescued. (x)

And the major arc/ending of Buffy, Season 2, wherein Buffy must accept the man she loves is gone, a demon walks in his place and ultimately, she must kill him?

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Of course, if Cas ends up having to kill Dean just as Dean regains his humanity, in order to close the gates of Hell, I will sob wildly, for years. Years.

Anonymous
it's written somewhere that Cole "witnessed something back in season 1 when he was ten years old" so I highly doubt Cole was a fling lol

Oooh, new Cole info!

He was in the background of some hunt then? (no… there’s also the fact that he’s not connected to the supernatural… hmmm… curiouser and curiouser… cos if he witnessed something in S01 that perhaps has led him to be tracking Dean down now, what could it be EXCEPT Dean killing a monster or something and now he needs Dean’s help with a similar problem… oh oh unless he witnessed Dean killing what he thought was a MAN/WOMAN, perhaps a family member or friend, and he’s tracking Dean down for revenge??) 

apikale
I just want demon!Dean to taunt Cass with something to the effect of, "Sorry, everything's different now. I know, human-me loved you--" He catches the hopeful-but-startled look on Castiel's face and smirks: "--like a brother!" Thoughts?

apikale:

littlehollyleaf:

Oooooh I like!

Or… idk, would it be worse if he was more:

"In case you were wondering - yeah, I loved you. Or I thought I did anyway. Scared the shit outta me. But hey, that was then, you know? Now? Eh… not so much…"

o_O

It’d be more devastating for Cass, that much is true… I kinda just like the “like a brother” bit because it parallels the line in “Mother’s Little Helper” in which Abaddon reassures Josie that Henry Winchester loved her—“like a sister.”

Yours is cool too, though, and it still leaves something open for interpretation if TPTB are hesitant (much like “I Love You” in “Goodbye Stranger” would have been had they gone through with it).  Though he’d say “crap” instead of “shit” because censors. :P

Ooh! Good point about the parallel I didn’t catch that! That’s cool.

Though it would imply too much truth to the comment for my taste perhaps, since I believe Henry DID only love Josie like a brother, so to mimick that with Dean and Cas might feel like implication that there are no romantic feelings on Dean’s side to me… Although it can be taken as demon!dean screwing around of course :)

(oh is THAT why they never say ‘shit’? Weird… I don’t think the same is true for British tv… But I could be wrong… Funny, that one is a word I’ve grown up finding not v offensive as a swear! Perhaps its just something my parents and social circle treated that way and that’s why…)

Haha! The team find a memoryless Daniel

And tell Jack they’ve found something he’s gonna wanna see!

And OH MY GOD JACK’S FACE! That was CRAZY DELIGHT AND AFFECTION!

Then we’ve got Sam reacting to Daniel asking if they were romantically involved with ‘US?’ in a weird inflection, kinda like ‘us? no not US, it wasn’t ME you were involved with on the team’

And dang, Jack PERSONALLY made sure Daniel’s personal affects were kept even though he was dead.

And oh Jack bb, your look of utter dejection when he calls you ‘Jim’! (prob not a ref to Kirk/Spock, but open to such a reading I think :p)

Yeah. I see the ship now!

distracting myself with some Stargate before bed

I’m starting S07 and I’m at the title sequence of the first ep and WOW

so… Daniel’s BACK and Jonas is… OUT?

that new set-up didn’t last long!

I guess S06 was to Daniel fans what S07 was to Cas fans, huh?

I’m assuming the fandom made it clear in a similar fashion to how the Cas fans did what they thought of their fav being written out so infuriatingly, and TPTB hurried to write Daniel back in as a regular?

(at least Cas’ role wasn’t replaced by anybody I suppose)

THERE’S A CLIP FROM S10

THERE’S A CLIP FROM S10!?

oh god I can’t…

from the glimpses I’ve got it’s 10.03 and it’s only grainy footage (i guess it was supposed to be exclusive to SDCC? like the gag reel last year?)

i dunno if i wanna…

demon!dean is such a BIG THING…

…i dunno if I want my first glimpse to be like this…

and 10.03 is a fair way into the season, that’s a serious spoiler, I don’t wanna ruin my experience of demon!dean proper by having seen a poor quality snippet of how he’s gonna be later…

damn it damn it damn it

whiskyandoldspice:

cas thinking he can save dean’s soul and saying these sweet things like dean fight it i know you can and grabbing dean’s face and kissing him so desperately with all the love he has

when he leans back and studies dean’s face dean smiles tentatively and cas thinks it’s gonna be okay we can beat this

but then dean’s eyes go black

and he laughs and slams cas against the wall and kisses him again

Early on in the season, the most important thing for Castiel is trying to help get Dean patched up - he’s more concerned about that than recovering his own powers. Misha on Cas x (via angelsigils)
apikale
I just want demon!Dean to taunt Cass with something to the effect of, "Sorry, everything's different now. I know, human-me loved you--" He catches the hopeful-but-startled look on Castiel's face and smirks: "--like a brother!" Thoughts?

Oooooh I like!

Or… idk, would it be worse if he was more:

"In case you were wondering - yeah, I loved you. Or I thought I did anyway. Scared the shit outta me. But hey, that was then, you know? Now? Eh… not so much…"

o_O