Reblog: Vivisecting Supernatural- Parallels in Brother’s Keeper, Sacrifice, and Swan Song

I’ll give you your second reblogging! I agree with pretty much everything you’ve said here. For me- and I try not to have many concrete definitions or ideas about what the show is saying or where is going, but I think the show has always been about choosing love. Even if it can be destructive… choosing love will always be the more powerful thing. And it sucks that sometimes good things (Kevin, Charlie, etc.) get destroyed along the way. I don’t always like it, but I feel like consistently the show has always been about love being the more powerful choice. And while I feel like on one side they’ve shown God staying out of it all, they’ve also shown God to intervene more than once to put that choice in Sam and Dean’s hands. I kind of feel (and hope) that this might once again be a similar situation. I think (especially after Fan Fiction) God is still kind of keeping a close eye on Sam and Dean, and still ultimately giving them that choice to make. And I think it’s the choice he wants them to make. That even though the consequences may be harsh, it’s true to who they are as people and when they are given the choice (as themselves) it’s who he wants them to be. Even their losses are about love. Consider, if you’ve seen Torchwood, COE, do we want either of those characters to make the choice Jack does? Not that I’m critical of that choice, COE is an entirely different story and Jack, an entirely different character. But do any of us actually want to see Sam or Dean make a choice like that? I just don’t think that’s what the show is about. I think it’s ALWAYS ultimately going to be about choosing love. And I agree, I think in the end they’re either fighting together as a team, continuing that mission, or they’re going out together.
As for next season? I’m kind of hoping this gives them a chance to bring back Chuck and Gabriel, and maybe even Lucifer, because, AWESOME, right? Anyway, I got a bit wordy adding my 2 or 3 cents, but I love what you wrote! (And thanks for checking out my blog, it’s what brought me to yours! )

Cobweb Queen

It’s a couple of weeks since Brother’s Keeper aired, and this seemed like as good a time as any to address a few things. Namely, the parallels to Swan Song and Sacrifice.
While I considered Brother’s Keeper, on the whole, a strong finale- with a few reservations, but I’m not here to discuss those right now- I think Swan Song was better as a whole. However, when it comes to the devastating climaxes, the two are pretty much neck and neck.
Specifically, the it’s okay, Dean, I’ve got him scene in relation to the close your eyes scene.
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The parallels are pretty obvious. Both scenes involve one brother holding the other’s life- and the fate of the world- in their hand. Both involve that brother being under some kind of malevolent supernatural influence. Yet whereas Swan Song’s scene leads to Sam and Dean saving the world through their bond…

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. aka Deb
    Jun 06, 2015 @ 23:52:28

    Is the show really THAT good?

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    • kmaramarie
      Jun 09, 2015 @ 12:47:19

      Oh my gosh, it sooooo is that good. It has it’s problems like any other show but they’re staying their 11th season, which makes it the longest running genre show in the US. I wasn’t really aware of Fandoms on the Internet before I fell in love with this show… I’m so glad this is the one that got me! It’s a show I can watch when I need to laugh or when I need to cry. It takes on a whole range of emotions effortlessly and I will love it till I die, haha.
      Also it made me confront some of my fears of supernatural shit, and while I still don’t watch horror movies, I don’t carry the same fears about that stuff that I used to. You should definitely give it a try!

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  2. A nose that is Māori
    Jun 08, 2015 @ 03:30:53

    Hi darling – I found the comment I wanted to left. I remembered that I copied and pasted it into a word document as WP wasn’t allowing me to post comments in a fluid motion a few days back so as a precaution, I made copies of comments before I hit “post comment”. Just as well because the comment I had hoped to post here didn’t make it. And I just found it! (Have just spent 10 mins trying to post the comment on the entry it applies to however have had no luck so am trying here … fingers crossed)

    You have caused ripples in the pond of life and for that, you deserve to be patted on the back – you pat
    yourself on your back from us here in NZ rooting for you. I can understand the overwhelm. I too did
    something extremely brave a few years back now, and didn’t realise at the time, the many ripples my open
    story sharing would create in other peoples ponds and lakes etc. It all worked out well, and truth be
    known, I knew at the time that it would. Anxiety is a bitch like that. She doesn’t listen!

    Hey – I loved your ‘keyboard vomit’ …. before I read that I was like … WTF is that? Did her cat walk
    over her hands or something? – which is what Majick sometimes does … and then I roared with laughter
    when I saw your comment about that …

    Don’t ever loose your sense of humour! Whether that be online only or not.

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    • kmaramarie
      Jun 09, 2015 @ 20:23:57

      Oh. I keyboard vomit a lot, hahah. In fact I wrote an entire post of keyboard vomit a few months back. Sometimes there just aren’t any words! Thanks for rooting for me… yes, Anxiety IS a bitch. Sometimes sense of humor (that not everyone always appreciates) does get me through a lot! Thanks again luv.

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