"You’re safe here”
i’m just gonna leave it here because i think it shows a pretty significant difference
This is beautiful
I’m probably about to make myself a target to anonymous hate but I’m gonna risk it for the biscuit!
Castiel is Dean’s family. Had been Sam or Charlie or Kevin in that chair, or Garth or Bobby or Ellen or Jo or Lisa or Ben or Mary or John… Dean would have reacted the exact same way! You don’t fuck with Dean Winchester’s family without a death wish.
And Castiel is human in this episode.. A defenseless and hopeless human who wasn’t able to fight back… so Dean did it for him.
Dean does love Castiel, he loves him like he loves Sam (okay maybe not that much…). He loves him like an adopted brother, like someone who he owes his life to, like how a soldier goes into war alone and comes out with a friend he would jump a bullet for without flinching.
Dean’s reaction here? If I this had been the first episode I saw of Supernatural I think my reaction would have been, “Woah lady, you just fucked with someone this guy clearly cares about a lot. You’re obviously about to die in 0.5 seconds.” It would be my reaction if I walked into a room and saw my best friend in the state Castiel was in, I would have reacted the exact same way as Dean.
We know Dean is faster on his feet than most. He switches to “attack” mode faster than most. You don’t mess with Dean Winchester or the people in Dean Winchester’s life… It’s just common sense!