Belatedly some thoughts on Dean and Cas character arcs, and their relationship in Caged Heat.
Dean’s arc was I felt about his increasing desperation to get his
Sam back. There were a couple of nice touches I thought, to really bring home how far Dean is going in this quest. The scene where we see him delivering a monster to Crowley’s hoons is the antithesis of Dean the hunter. Then later we see the Djinn who attacked him, and killed his neighbors – a reminder of the family life Dean almost had.
We’re also reminded of the hard lessons Dean’s learned in his confrontation with Samuel. Dean knows that no matter how unbearable the grief, deals with demons are no bargain at all. That Sam would not, did not, want Dean to do the things he is doing to save him. Looking at Samuel should be looking in the mirror for Dean, but he just can’t see it. ( Collapse )