The Great Supernatural Rewatch - Dead in the Water
First of all, sorry for the delay. RL got in the way in the worst way possible (But hey, I started watching Supernatural as I needed to finish a graphic novel, it was just obvious that Id’ have to finish a second one when I started this) Rest assured, I AM going to finish it. It’s just… it takes a long time since each episode requires at least four viewings for this to work.
Last time I mentioned how we were starting to see how Kirpke early plan was easy to see , in particular with Sam and his Roaring Road trip of Revenge, and how Dean was not really planned outside ‘Sam needs a sidekick and I need to sell this to the network’. Continuing that line, this episode? Is where we start to see Dean grow as a character in a direction that is a complete opposite of the ‘horndog who cares only for himself’ image that Sam’s dialogue and the narrative keep trying to push.
It also contradicts the Pilot with one teensy detail, that while was later forgotten by writers, seems to be a pivotal part of Jensen’s performance as Dean, and something that Fandom runs with at all times.
WOW! I am loving reading these!
No real thoughts to add right now, but just so you know, it says in the book “John Winchester’s Journal” that Dean didn’t really talk for several months after Mary’s death. Since it’s been labeled “official,” it’s been taken as canon.
"Dean still hardly talks. I try to make small talk, or ask him if he wants to throw the baseball around. Anything to make him feel like a normal kid again. He never budges from my side - or from his brother. Every morning when I wake up, Dean is inside the crib, arms wrapped around baby Sam. Like he’s trying to protect him from whatever is out there in the night."