February 28th, 2006

Venus

Supernatural Musings: Dean finally said it...

... and it didn't change Sam's heart. And I know why it didn't-- and shouldn't-- but it's still just Heartbreak. I saw the slashy possibilities in that scene as much as anyone, but mostly I saw a lot of Lost Child in Dean this episode, and very much so in that scene. mooyoo said it on her journal: it's the child's desire to go back to what was 'perfect,' when everyone was together and happy, and not understanding that that time has passed. There is no such place.

It's worse because you know that, for Dean, given what he expects to do with his life (and thinks that he should be doing), that's as good as it's ever going to get. It was so painful to watch him struggle through saying that, and to still be told "No" in the end. Jensen rocked my socks off with this episode's acting in his angsty scenes, and that one was the prizewinner.

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