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The thing is, Dean isn’t becoming “darker” since the beginning of S9. Killing a human isn’t some kind of symptom that he’s about to turn into a cold-hearted bastard. If anything, I believe his character is actually learning, and growing in a rather positive way.
Before meeting Benny, and before Garth was bitten, Dean’s life was easy: humans are fundamentally good and to be always protected, only because monsters were, on the other hand, fundamentally evil.
But then he came to care about a vampire, who was more courageous than many men; and later he realized that although his friend’s body had been turned, inside it was still the same big softie that was Garth.
From these two men, Dean’s learnt that the monsters aren’t always the ones who come with fangs and claws. It’s not about biology. It’s about your choices. And the day you choose to kill — to kill for the sick pleasure of watching others suffer — you become a monster. And you become the Winchesters’ problem.
I don’t agree with Sam calling them people as opposed to demons AND monsters. Monsters can be “people” too. They can think, and feel, and love, and hurt, and have families, and be ready to protect them at any cost. But then I don’t remember anyone complaining whenever the Winchester burnt a vampires’ nest down, or butchered a pack of werewolves.
If you can accept that, then you can’t possibly blame Dean for killing a human. He may have killed a biological human, yes, but inside, the Thinman was a monster.
Oh, that’s a rather interesting way to look at this! A bit different than what most people have been saying, but definitely a valid interpretation as well.
This is an interesting take on this, and while I DO agree that Dean is learning and growing, I also think he is headed down a very dark path, and I think him choosing to kill a human that he didn’t have to was very much an indication of that.
Really, it’s both things at once tho, because this season is showing us “good” monsters, and now they have shown us “evil” humans, and this will be significant down the line, but right now things are dark, and they’re only gonna get darker…
"Naturally, I anticipated your plan and travelled slightly further back, and bribed the Architect first…"
Tax credits for switching to mage-friendly energy sources.
Were-animals lobbying for lycanthropy to be part of ADA so they can get the days after full moons off.
NDN activists being rightfully pissed off at white green-witches for appropriating their rituals.
Immigrant magic users struggling to adapt to the way magic behaves in their new country.
Practitioners of certain types of magic being profiled as more likely to commit crime, and all the bitter in-jokes that result.
Wind-workers employed at airports to monitor take-offs and landings.
'Baby Merlin' videos which claim to help little children develop their magical potential.
Medical schools teach little magics like sealing cuts and dissolving clots as part of the standard curriculum.
Spiritualists who make 90% of their income acting as witness that ‘yes, the coroner did get the victim’s permission before preforming an autopsy.’
Rivalry between special effects technicians who primarily use magic and those that primarily use technology.
Public service announcements about what to do if you’re approached by the fae.
Lawyers who specialize in magical contract law.
Magazines tailored towards vampires with articles like ‘Keeping the spark between you and your donor,’ and ‘fashionable cover-ups for day-time travel.’
#this scene fucked me up because this is filmed literally from john’s pov#we’re almost at his height#just behind him#we’re looking at sherlock through his eyes#and sherlock looks so masculine and real and seductive through john’s eyes it’s unbelievable
HOLY SHIT I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT THIS BUT THEY MAKE SHERLOCK LOOK ESPECIALLY GORGEOUS WHEN THE CAMERA IS MEANT TO PORTRAY JOHN’S POV
AND THAT’S JUST FROM THE FIRST TWO EPISODES LIKE HOLY SHIT SUDDENLY JOHN’S REMARK ABOUT HIS CHEEKBONES IN HOUNDS DOESN’T FEEL SO OUT OF PLACE THEY’VE BEEN SETTING UP THAT LINE SINCE DAY ONE
See, I don’t ship Johnlock in a romantic/sexual sense, but I totally advocate this. Because at least I can totally relate to having that one obnoxiously fucking perfect friend or acquaintance that you just stare at like “What the fuck are you? Seriously? Like, are you even human?” Because this happens. And I’m the one most of my friends entitle as ‘too straight to function.’ And I think its total bullshit that this is accepted totally between two women, i.e. I could have a ‘girl crush’ and no one would question my sexuality. But in men its utterly ignored and considered non-existant, by the vast majority. Like, there’s a big black/white stigma in men, where they’re either totally straight or they’re just not.
John has total fucking straight man-crush on Sherlock Holmes, because who in their right mind, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation, doesn’t look at him and go
"Can you just…you know…stop being fucking hot for a second?"
It’s performances like this which make me disappointed when I hear people say the don’t like Eccleston or skip over that whole season just to get to Tennant. Tennant was fantastic and a brilliant Doctor, but there wouldn’t be a Tennant Doctor without Eccleston’s Doctor. The way Tennant’s Doctor was portrayed was the effect that Rose had on Nine. In the beginning, Nine was harsh and unforgiving having come back from the Time War, his time with Rose softened that harsh attitude and it’s really shown in this episode.
“Just this once, everybody lives!” Has to be my absolute favourite line in all the history of Doctor who because in that episode everyone did.
All the love to Nine!
THE BEST LINE EVER SAID IN CINEMATOGRAPHIC HISTORY
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