Psst you're not the only one who thought Kevin's death makes a good storyline no matter how sad (though I'm not as devastated as most of the fandom seems to be which makes me feel bad)
I am getting increasingly upset by my LACK of emotional response to Kevin’s death :(
When it was happening I was in a complete state of DISBELIEF. I gave a small gasp, my hands flew to my face, and I kind of held my breath while it was happening… then watched the last scene gulping for air a bit :p But my gulping was… as much from EXCITEMENT as it was sorrow, because… idk just WOW I was NOT EXPECTING THIS! Kevin was up there with Charlie in my mind as untouchable. It NEVER EVEN CROSSED MY MIND that he would be killed. So… it actually hit as a pretty exciting TWIST for me.
Which is stupid, because it was the exact OPPOSITE of a twist, it was, in fact, repetition of what this show always does with secondary characters. It was, really, v. much more of the same.
But even though I understand that, logically, and I totally TOTALLY GET why others are seriously upset and I also get why others consider this a serious mistake for the story/writing, but… I… like… it… :/ I can’t help it.
Tragedy IS my biggest kink, you know?
And I am the person who has been 100% HAPPY with the idea of CAS dying from S06 onwards (providing it was done well with the right amount of catharsis - which S07’s beginning was, ugh, NOT).
I know I know that Kevin has, technically, been, well, fridged - his death a means of furthering Sam and Dean’s plot for the most part, as opposed to being part of his own narrative. And I understand that’s an issue…
…but, idk IDK! I’m still cool with this story!
But I’m sad… because I fucking SOBBED over Ellen and Jo. And I started crying in the days following just THINKING about their final episode!
When Gabriel died… I went all weird and numb for a day or two and had to write a little ficlet thing about him to get over his loss (or something).
I cried in front of a group of people when Bobby died, even while trying really really hard NOT TO because it was embarrassing!
And I thought I loved Kevin just as much as any of them (and a friend of mine was just describing today how she basically reacted to Kevin’s death with ALL OF THE ABOVE <3)… but… I think I’ve already moved on? I think I moved on as soon as Gadreel touched Kevin’s forehead.
Heh. Maybe this show has just hardened me!
I’m glad that not everyone thinks this is a bad story though. It’s always nice to not be alone :)