Moment of Goodness: Sam and Dean Reflect on the Past, Supernatural “#THINMAN”
The Ghostfacers returned. And on the surface things seemed fine. A bit obnoxious but fine. That’s what we’re used to from Ed and Harry. As #THINMAN continued, the cracks in their sturdy relationship started to show. Secrets were being kept. Trust was being broken. They were being hurt in the feels. Whatever that means.
Secrets, broken trust and hurt feels. Does all of this sound familiar? Yes, I’m sure you guys know what I’m talking about. Sam and Dean were, I guess, supposed to reflect on their own troubled relationship by watching Ed and Harry break up before their very eyes.
Here’s the thing. I rather hear about the state of Sam and Dean from Sam and Dean. And I don’t like my Ghostfacers too serious. As good as it was to see the them, my eye-rolling meter was on high. I know it’s crazy to ask anything that has to do with the Ghostfacers to be subtle, but man, I needed more subtlety.
We did get a couple interesting lines from Sam that let us know what was going on with him.
Sam: “Trust me. Secrets ruin relationships.”
Sam should know. He’s kept quite a few in his time. Quite a few. And Dean’s kept some from him. This last one was a big one. But does he really think his and Dean’s relationship is unsalvageable? I hope not.
Sam: “Look, there are things that you can forgive, and there are things that you can’t.”
Harry: “So, which one is this?”
Sam: “That’s something you got to figure out for yourself.”
So it definitely feels like Sam’s trying to decide whether he can forgive Dean for what he did. Sam’s been through so much that has been out of his control. So for Dean to let an angel possess him (and of course it wasn’t even the one he thought it was), it’s a big deal. A violation. But how long is it going to take for Sam to figure out if he can forgive Dean? Some movement one way or another in this area would be good. And a tiny bit more Sam POV before a resolution would be even better. It’s difficult seeing these two be so tentative around each other. At the beginning of #THINMAN, Dean was all ready to hit the road and hunt without Sam. This is Supernatural. They save people. Hunt things. Do the family business. Together. I need the boys to be on the same page again — but with the way things are going, I have no idea when that’s going to be.
Now, we here at TV Goodness really like to focus on the things that inspire us to write. On the positives. And I have to say that every time I feel down about the state of the Sam and Dean, Jared and Jensen always manage to remind me why I continue to watch and worship this show. There was a Moment of Goodness that was so quick but it really hit me. And it showed me how this brotherly connection isn’t damaged beyond repair.
Dean: “You know what video would have gone viral if we still had it? When you were five and you got dressed up as Batman and you jumped off the shed ’cause you thought you could fly.”
Sam: “After you jumped first.”
Dean: “Hey I was nine and I was dressed up like Superman, okay? Everybody knows that Batman can’t fly.”
Sam: “Well, I didn’t know that. I broke my arm.”
Dean: “I know you did. Man, I had to drive you to the ER on my handlebars. Good times.”
Sam: “Yeah they were.”
The first time I watched this episode, I teared up a little at the end of this exchange. Even though I kept thinking to myself that Dean would never be Superman. That he would always and forever be Batman. But it doesn’t matter. I can suspend my disbelief because this was such a nice scene. I loved Dean remembering the past. This was a genuine moment that I will cherish until the Winchesters make up.
That chemistry that J2 have had since the pilot? They still have it. It may flicker in and out depending on how damaged their characters’ relationship is, but it’s still there. Sometimes I just need to be reminded of that. Jared and Jensen have the ability to make me care about these characters more than any others. I’m invested in Sam and Dean being brothers again. Not just business partners.
And if at the same time, this show can find a way to weave Cas back into their vicinity, then that would rock. I didn’t write a review for last week’s episode (“Captives”) because even though it was good and heartbreaking (Mrs. Tran’s alive!), I just wasn’t inspired to write about that cold ending when Sam walked away after Ghost Kevin told the brothers to get over their drama. And as much as I enjoyed Cas defeating Bartholomew and becoming the de facto leader of the anti-Metatron campaign, I didn’t enjoy the fact he didn’t even share a scene with the Winchesters.
So, needless to say, I’m looking forward to the time Team Free Will is reunited in every sense of the word. But until then, I am hella excited to see what’s going to happen with the Mark of Cain. There’s hasn’t been much action on this front yet but I know that will have to change sometime soon.
Supernatural airs Tuesdays on the CW at 9/8c. The next new episode is March 18.
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