SPOILERS SEASON 10 SUPERNATURAL

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Question: I need something to survive the Supernatural hellatus! —Katherine Ausiello: I see what you did there. You took hell and hiatus and smushed them together. That’s some clever wordplay. Here’s your scooprize: Scottish actress Ruth Connell (pictured, right) is joining the cast in the pivotal recurring role of Rowena, a mysterious old-school witch who, rumor has it, is looking to reclaim her power base.

Question: Do you have any scoop on Supernatural and Demon Dean? —Joanna Ausiello: Wondering how Cas will handle his buddy’s new persona? Well, first he’ll have to find out about it. “He doesn’t know what happened to Dean,” executive producer Jeremy Carver tells TVLine. “You’ve got to remember, Sam put Dean down on the bed dead. [He] comes back in the room [and] Dean’s not there. So no one knows what happened.”

http://tvline.com/2014/07/22/flash-plastique-season-1-cw-cast-spoilers/

Very interesting - the actress playing Rowena looks gorgeous, and she’ll no doubt be a great addition to the cast!! Also, I might be mistaken because what with not being really able to come on tumblr much I’m a bit out of the loop, but… isn’t this our first official confirmation Cas doesn’t actually know what happened to Dean, and neither does Sam? Who knows if Cas even knows about Dean’s body disappearing - I’m pretty sure he still believes Dean’s dead, either way. Sam, I’m not sure. Either way, poo babies awww :( I’M SO LOOKING FORWARD TO SEASON 10!

No matter how dark it is

I know I’m not alone

Moonlight shines upon us

Dean’s “Intense Fling” and the Narrative Purpose of Sex in Supernatural

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You know, for a show where one of the characters is supposedly such a playboy, the characters really don’t have an awful lot of sex. Unfortunately, it seems like when they do, it is usually at the hands of the worst writers on the team. But in general, sex and romance are negligible parts of the show. 

No, really. Either one of the boys can go seasons without a sex scene. Most episodes do not have a love interest of the week. This is actually a very smart choice on the part of the writers, as it allows the times that they do show or imply sex to have more meaning. 

Yes, one off sex scenes, almost sex scenes, or implied sex have a lot of meaning in this show, even if the execution leaves a lot to be desired. In general, Supernatural uses sex to explore previously unexplored aspects of a character or to demonstrate the transformations a character has undergone. Often, sex is used to set off warning bells in the viewers’ minds. 

Note: This meta looks at various sexual encounters throughout the show in the context of how they are used narratively. This includes encounters such as Cas/April or Dean and the Amazon. Please be aware that it may be triggering. 

In this context, Dean having a fling specifically connected with his new demon nature makes perfect sense, and it isn’t about “oh, hey. Look at how Straighty McStraight Dean is. 

Let’s look at some past examples to show what I’m talking about. 

The first sex scene we get is with Dean and Cassie. It’s purpose is pretty straightforward. Dean’s tenderness, as well as the duration of the relationship, serve as a contrast to what we’ve learned about his character in the first couple of episodes. He does desire more meaningful relationships, he does want a partner who knows the truth about his life, and he cares about his partners in a way we didn’t expect. It actually has a lot to do with Dean’s characterization. 

The next time the show depicts sex is with Madison and Sam. The animalistic, fiery passion here performs two long term tasks. One, it shows a hidden side to Sam. If Dean’s hidden side is more tender than predicted, Sam’s is more wild. It also serves to strengthen the parallels between Madison and Sam. Showing him having sex in this intense way acts as foreshadowing that Sam may not be all he seems, playing into the never-ending “what’s wrong with Sammy” plotlines. In this way, the sex is actually pretty tragic. 

Now, early in season 3, we are told that Dean is pretty much sleeping with anybody willing. Even if Dean has been a flirt in the past, this is the first time we actually see this kind of behavior from him, and the intended message is not “oh, look. What a charismatic playboy.” It is supposed to be out of character. The message is, “this is a man in denial about his impending death, so he is going to indulge as a way to chase away the fear.” 

Apply this to season 10. Dean having a fling could be used to show many things, but if they are doing something similar, it could be, “Hey. I’m terrified, and when I’m terrified I repress and act out.” 

Season 4 has, comparatively, a lot of sex. Dean has a one night stand with “Jaime” that represents him feeling reborn, with a new mission. Sam and Cara in the siren episode, well, mainly serve to show that what Dean really, really wants isn’t sex or a dream girl at all. Finally, Sam and Ruby contrasts with Dean and Anna, showing which side each boy is literally getting into bed with. Like the first two examples, we are provided with a character contrast. In addition, Sam’s connection with Ruby is meant to send warning bells off in our head. 

So if you are cringing at the impending fling, maybe you should be. Maybe the writers want you to cringe, because it is a sign of just how wrong things are. 

For another example that sex can be a sign of things gone very, very wrong, look at 5x03 vs 5x04. 5x03 has the infamous brothel scene, where no sex actually happens, and instead Dean and Cas bond. The next episode, when we see a possible future, we see an extremely promiscuous Cas, as well as a Dean who apparently has been going into different cabins every night. Once again, this is meant to be a bad thing. We can feel how much Cas has given up, how much the horrors of the world have changed him. We see how Dean has grown completely cold to the women in his life. 

You might be noticing a trend here. Hypersexuality in Supernatural, for better or for worse, is treated as a negative, out of character trait that happens in times when everything is wrong. There have been some sex scenes with all or mostly positive connotations, but generally, sex is a red flag on this show. I’m not endorsing this, far from it. But from an analytical point of view, suggestions that we might see a highly sexually charged moment have me worried about the characters. 

The next time we see this level of hypersexuality is Soulless!Sam, and it serves to emphasize the transformation from soul to soulless. While Sam has been shown to be highly passionate before, the lack of shits given about his partners is yet another red flag. It tells us that Sam is not as he should be. The show does not condemn playful, warm one night stands, as with Jaime or Cara, but you better believe it criticizes sexual encounters devoid of compassion or respect. 

So, if Dean is having intense sex and not giving a shit about the girl, what we really have is soulless!Sam part 2. 

Next, we have the Amazon woman in season 7. Here, Dean is at a major low point. He’s lost pretty much everything, he’s lonely, and he’s realizing he isn’t getting any younger. So he seeks out casual sex, something that used to comfort him, but he hasn’t indulged in for a while. It’s unsatisfying and awkward, and it has horrible consequences. This encounter is meant to show character growth, and it is another example of sex being shown for a reason completely contrary to “oh, look, sexy.” Here, sex is used to show a lot of vulnerability on Dean’s part. 

Now, we pretty much have to skip to season 9. Notice how big some of these gaps are? Sex is not a part of the fabric of this show. It’s a tool, used sparingly, sometimes by writers who have no clue what the hell they are doing with it, but still. It’s a tool. 

So, in season 9, Cas sleeps with a reaper. He doesn’t know that at the time, and before he knows that, it is shown to be a positive experience for him. It’s a type of connection that he didn’t seek out as an angel, a sign of his transformation, his humanity. (Again, this meta isn’t going into how unfortunate it is that sex is used as the ultimate “yep. He’s human now.” sign. Cause really, that’s pretty cringeworthy.) Then, it is shown that he was deceived and betrayed. Here, sex is once again about vulnerability. The vulnerability of being human, of not knowing whether or not the other person who just saw you naked has your best interests at heart. 

And then, of course, we have the “Rock and a Hard Place” scene. It made me want to bash by head against a wall until my eyes bled. It was terrible. And, honestly, I don’t think it was supposed to be sexy in the slightest. Season 9 is all about “something is wrong with Dean.” So, just like Sam slept with foils like Madison or Ruby to demonstrate that something was wrong with him, this is Dean’s turn. We are supposed to see him rejecting how he’s changed for the better. It is another transformation sex scene, and this one is for the worse. 

With all this in mind, here’s what I think we should expect from this “fling.” It is going to be badly written, and we will cringe. It will also ultimately serve a purpose. It’s going to let us know what’s going on in Dean’s head. Is he vulnerable? Is this rock bottom? Just how dark/divorced from morality has he become? Is he looking for an escape to deny his situation? Is it a sign he is no longer really Dean, or maybe a sign that he is? 

The scene could serve to answer any of those questions. So I advise you wait and see, and also remember: if the scene makes you cringe, want to punch Dean, or makes you question if he is still Dean at all, maybe the scene is just doing its job.  

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Some Crazy Thoughts on the “New Mysterious Character”

dustydreamsanddirtyscars:

Well, I can tell you that he’s kind of cool and his name is Cole. He is someone from Dean’s past who is looking for Dean for reasons totally unrelated to what’s going on with the demon/Mark of Cain story. He’s a guy that has a terrific amount of hunting skills but he’s not a hunter in our sense of the word. He has no idea that the monster world exists so imagine his surprise when he comes across the man he’s been hunting and he is something other than human. He’s a pretty cool character.” 

- Jeremy Carver on the new mysterious character, that is hunting Dean (x)

First of all: There really doesn’t go by one day without ones brain getting blown up with about 3000 new headcanons and ideas about S10 and Demon!Dean, is it? Really, I have said this about a million times before, but I think S10 really has the potential to be one of the best season of SPN as much as one is able to grasp from spoilers. How it plays out on screen of course is a whole other thing, but just reading this small thing right here makes me so so curious and frankly it put some more fuel to my imagination, therefore have a short list of CRAZY thoughts:

1.The NAME. The freaking NAME!!! I mean, I’m sure I am not the only one, who immediately thought, well Cole isn’t too terribly far off from Colette. What if this character - and I knwo people are going to hate me for even thinking this - will be the one who will have major influence on Dean’s decision to become human again? What if Cole is Dean’s Colette?

2. The name Cole and how Carver talks about him may be misleading. What if he consciously misleads and Cole isn’t a guy at all, but a woman. A woman, who looks for Dean, because he hooked up with her back in the day and she got pregnant and now wants Dean to meet his son or daughter. Maybe the kid needs a kidney or whatever or the mother is sick and going to die and she wants Dean to take care of their child.

3. Cole is not a hunter in the sense of the word. What the heck is he then? What does it mean??? Hunting skills might mean the ability to connect the dots and track people down. Is he a cop maybe? Or a real hunter?

4. Dean knows Cole from his time at Sonny’s. They’ve been best friends or at least somehow close. Either Cole was living at Sonny’s as well or Dean knew him from school (maybe the wrestling team)?

5. Dean at some point may have saved Cole’s life. Not from something supernatural, but from something else and now, years later, is trying to find him, because something happened to him that made him want to re-connect.

6. Nothing too serious, but something noteworthy nontheless. Once again it’s a guy that seeminly is interested in Dean (for whatever reasons). I just find it interesting that it’s always guys. Shipping aside. It’s always guys Dean connects with more and on a deeper level. Cas, Benny, even Gadreel.

7. This isn’t really spec or anything at all, just a crazy wish for who I’d want to see as Cole (if he turns out being a guy): Michael Malarkey. I have no idea why, but he just popped into my head. I admit maybe because I really loved him and his character on TVD. :)

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Other than that, I also found this response of Carver interesting about Dean’s and Crowley’s relationship:

How is Demon Dean’s new supernatural status going to affect his growing relationship with Crowley?


"Where we left off, Crowley was very much in the mind that these two would basically go on one long pub crawl. That’s where Crowley was emotionally, but Dean has different ideas. That’s pretty much where we’ll pick up. I think it will become very clear that Crowley has certain designs for Dean and one of the central conflicts of the season is, is he going to take up the offer that Crowley has made him? Their relationship will be tested in the early episodes of the season."

Oh Crowley, the honeymoon is over fast. :) I cannot wait to see him desperate and realizing that Demon!Dean is completely out of his league and that when he offers Dean to work for him as his knight - co-running hell - Dean just goes on to say: "Naaah, I’d rather be king." and send Crowley flying across the room. :)

I know, nothing of it is naywhere close to being the case, but damn am I excited and damn do these spoilers spark ideas… :)

His name was what I immediately noticed, too - though, admittedly, the first connection my brain made was Cole from Charmed ahahah, but that’s just my inner Charmed geek^^. After a few moments, though, I couldn’t help but thinking that, hey, Cole is awfully similar to Colette… and I honestly think it might be tied to the MoC storyline, in a way that’s different to what we expect it to be. 

The idea that he might be Dean’s son from a one night stand (or that he THINKS he is Dean’s son), is also very interesting to me.

AND I COULDN’T BE MORE EXCITED ABOUT THIS CHARACTER AND SEASON 10!! 

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