Yes, I know that I should probably stay away instead of being aggravated, but I am too stupid on a Saturday morning.
I really don't dislike Castiel but I'm not a lover either. I normally wouldn't even tread into the muddy fandom waters but I'm a bit irked. So, since this is my journal and no one will probably read it anyway, I'll get my thoughts down.
Ok, on to the episode...
I felt kind of bad for Castiel but really folks he's an angel. People are comparing his betrayal of Dean (if they're calling it that) to Sam's betrayal of Dean. I, for one, was thinking of Cas as Dean's version of Ruby. When did Castiel become more human than angel...when did he become human at all?
I just find it a bit ridiculous to put Cas and Sam into the same slot of brother and family. I don't buy it and I never will. Cas is an angel and he has always had an agenda. He raised Dean for a purpose and he raised Sam for a purpose.
He had to be aware that Sam was soulless. Even if he wasn't in the beginning, Sam was topside for a whole year before Dean saw him alive. How did Cas not know that something was wrong when it took Dean all of 10 minutes? Cas only looked for an answer after Dean's prodding. To try and tell me that an angel didn't know that Sam wasn't fully back...a soul is a huge part to be missing...come on.
Then there's the fact that Cas didn't tell the trio why he brought Sam back. He didn't do it for some altruistic reason or for feelings of loyalty. He did it to have a hunter for his souls...for his war…it had nothing to do with Sam and Dean personally, at least as far as I can tell up until this episode.
I don't know what is planned for the finale but I do hope that it makes me want to stick around for season 7. I have enjoyed most of the second half of this season because we seemed to be getting back to the Sam/Dean dynamic. That's what resonates with me. Sam and Dean are brothers and family...point finale.