Supernatural Oct 6, 2008 21:06:28 GMT -5
Post by artemis on Oct 6, 2008 21:06:28 GMT -5
I have to agree that the casting of YoungJohn and YoungMary were great. I do think that Castiel is who he says he is, mostly because he seems to be projecting a sort of angelic demeanor and I haven't seen any inconsistencies in his behavior or any hint of maliciousness from him so far. And I think he brought Dean back in time or whatever instead of Sam because he can't change history (or "destiny" as he says). The goal was to provide Dean with the information he needed to know; He can't change what happen to Sam and since Sam is slipping away Castiel may not be able to even reach him and having Sam see what Dean saw probably wouldn't have made any difference.
i don't know what comment you were responding to since i don't log in often enough to read the main thread very frequently, but i agree with what you said here. i also feel like castiel has done everything so far with a very specific purpose in mind - like he's very (very, very) deliberate in every move he makes - and that he brought dean back in time because he felt dean needed to know the backstory. from this perspective, bringing sam into the past wouldn't make sense, because to someone who believes sam is headed down a bad path, they'd likely think that showing him the past would only make him more resolute in his decisions. plus castiel might already know that the YED showed sam some of the same events (i wonder if dean is going to find out sam kept that from him; i can't imagine he'd be happy about that!).