What if Benny’s portal out of Purgatory had been a bust? What if they’d been stuck there until the angels went to get Castiel?
But Naomi’s people didn’t want Dean. Just Cas. So Cas finds himself back in the real world, with no idea how he got out of Purgatory, feeling like he still deserved to be there as punishment, and certain of only one thing:
He’d left Dean behind.
You know what kills me about how quickly Dean admitted to seeing Castiel to Sam?
He legitimately thought that he might be going crazy. It seemed plausible enough to him that, after everything that had happened, he might be broken enough inside to just hallucinate Castiel on his own.
Look at the expression on his face when Cas turns up in the bathroom. He’s not quite sure if he’s really there. He’s waiting to blink, and open his eyes to an empty space.
Leaving Castiel in Purgatory was hanging so heavily on Dean’s heart that he told Sam about it as soon as he asked, because if he was cracked in the head then Sam would need to know. For his own safety, if nothing else. And when Sam told him that he needed to get past it, Dean didn’t tell him that something more had to be going on, or try to minimize its affect on him, or discard the situation.
Dean figured that losing Cas yet again just might have been enough to break his mind.
And let’s not forget, Dean is intimately familiar with what it feels like to break, or stand on the brink of breaking, too.
I wonder if Naomi’s angels influenced Sam’s ‘idyllic’ life with Amelia in order to try and keep him from interfering with some stuff? Like if they wanted to keep him from finding Kevin, or trying to look for Dean and Castiel? Naomi apparently has some mad brainwashing skills going on.
I can buy that Sam really did just sort of panic flail and then go with the whole ‘ordinary life’ thing, but something does seem pretty off about it.
Maybe Dean and Cas aren’t the only ones with unreliable memories?
Meta: How to Bear the Vastness (according to Kirk and Spock)
I am a little slow… but do people who ship Regina and Emma not realise that they’re step-grandma and step-grandaughter? I know it’s not relatable by blood but EEWWWW!!
Henry is Snow’s stepbrother/grandson. Emma’s uncle is her son. EEwww!!!
All the relationships on the show are pretty fucked up - get over it!