June 28th, 2014

Late Night Musings: Dean's ready to die

I was getting Location Caps from 9x15 "#THINMAN" and I caught something in Dean that I don't remember noticing before. The Thinman dude is about to kill Dean and Sam, who is trying to break free of his bonds, noticeably panics and calls out "No!". But as the killer puts the knife to Dean's throat, Dean is visibly resigned to his fate. He doesn't struggle, he doesn't fight. He simply sits calmly and accepts that this is the end.


It just goes to show how devastated Dean was throughout most of Season 9, thanks to Sam's hurtful words. This is soon after Sam said he wouldn't save Dean's life. Yes, he meant in the way Dean saved Sam's life in the season opener, but we all know that's not how Dean heard it (and neither did many of us). Sam didn't even want to work together as brothers, but keep their partnership strictly business. So Dean's got to feel that he risked everything, trusted an angel (and was deceived), and got his brother back only to have Sam reject him as a sibling and admit he'd let him die. What's the point of fighting to stay alive?

Dean has often been ready to die, seeing himself as a grunt back in S8 and ready to do the trials. You could go back to Dean accepting the Mark of Cain so easily as another type of death wish. He was easily talked into the mission to get the First Blade by Crowley and was so hellbent on killing Abaddon that he was willing to risk everything (and not even question the consequences) to get the Mark. Even by season's end he admitted he was ready to sacrifice himself in order to kill her.

Dean: I'm gonna take my shot, for better or worse.
Sam: I know.
Dean: No matter the consequences.

Of course, this is not unusual behavior for Dean, but his motivation this season was spurred on by Sam's resentment of Dean's actions in saving his life. And let's not get into who was right and wrong - they both were. This little moment just struck me as so sad. My poor Dean. Those dead eyes say so much (as they always do). Dean is done.

SPN Family

Just 'Cause: Fake ID Week

This cap is from 6x19 "Mommy Dearest".
Click to see the full-sized cap.

A very rare sight of Bobby flashing a badge. I think he needs badge-holding lessons from the boys though. Look how confidently Sam holds his.
  • I hurt my back late Thursday (or early Friday, depending on how you think of it). Second time this year and this time it hurts a bit more. Can't stand up straight and I look a bit like a question mark. This is going to be a painful weekend. :(
  • In getting the S9 Location Caps, I of course, have been grabbing some pretty boys caps along the way. Just can't help myself. *g* I sense a future picspam or Random Cap Posts.
  • I've got some Late Night Musings about Dean from 9x15.
Have a good Saturday everyone. *hugs*

SPN Timestamp Lottery Caps: Season 9 - REQUESTS

This idea came to me a couple of days ago while grabbing Location Caps from Season 9 episodes. In the past I've had people give me episodes, characters, and moments from SPN to cap and put up as Just 'Cause posts. I've even had people name a cap number for a certain episode (Cap Lottery) and I've posted those.

This will be a little different.

Working only from Season 9 episodes (listed below), give me an episode and a timestamp number (example: Slumber Party at 35 minutes).

Keep in mind that most episodes are 42 minutes long. I will grab your cap and try to get the best image from the timestamp you give me. I'm not bothering with seconds, because that would be too limiting. The caps will be posted as Just 'Cause posts next week. ;)
Change of plans! Since I've got several caps from each person's timestamp, I'll be posting them as small picspams.

I ask that you give only 1 episode and 1 timestamp only, please.
If you all like this idea, we'll do it again.

9.01 I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here lily1002 @ 26 min.
9.02 Devil May Care daisychain1957 @ 20 min.
9.03 I'm No Angel
9.04 Slumber Party
9.05 Dog Dean Afternoon milly_gal @ 24 min., lidia1991_an @ 30 min.
9.06 Heaven Can't Wait
9.07 Bad Boys hells_half_acre @ 8 min.
9.08 Rock And A Hard Place samena @ 33 min.
9.09 Holy Terror cuddyclothes @ 41 min.
9.10 Road Trip sandy79 @ 29 min.
9.11 First Born fifimom @ 35 min., jennygeee @ 20 min.
9.12 Sharp Teeth
9.13 The Purge jennytork @ 22 min.
9.14 Captives
9.16 Blade Runners
9.17 Mother's Little Helper
9.18 Meta Fiction
9.19 Alex Annie Alexis Ann
9.20 Bloodlines
9.21 King Of The Damned borgmama1of5 @ 37 min., pushistyj_koshk @ 28 min.
9.22 Stairway To Heaven
9.23 Do You Believe In Miracles? amberdreams @ 30 min.