Part 2 - Sam
Sam – at the end of Season 7 Sam was alone – again as he realized his brother had disappeared. Unlike the end of Season 3 he wasn’t sure where Dean had gone so I do think we will see the pain and angst that Sam experienced when Dean went to purgatory with Cas. Sam too is still grieving Bobby and now on top of that he’s grieving his brother, again, and though he may suspect they ended Season 7 without Sam knowing for certain what happened to his brother. He had Crowley’s mockery but nothing more. I am anxious to see if Sam really walked away from the life from day one or if he tried to find Dean or tried to get him out. I am sure he did though it may not be apparent until later in the season. Sam has also had 7 years of pain and angst and we’ve seen glimpses of his childhood and the reasons he hates Halloween and left his father and brother for Stanford. Sam has also been losing folks his whole life. From the mother he never knew, Dean had the memories of a 4 year old, to the father he never saw eye to eye with in almost everything but especially hunting, to watching his brother die, and go to hell, from a deal to keep him alive and then going on a demon killing spree and revenge path to kill the demon holding Dean’s contract. Sam’s lost the girl he was to marry, Jessica, to the same thing, Yellow Eyes and Brady, that killed the mother he never knew on the night of the six month after his birth. He’s lived with what he believes is the curse of Yellow Eyes, his psychic abilities, which I think may resurface again one day, the drinking demon blood, the starting of the apocalypse by killing Lilith and freeing Lucifer, putting Lucifer back in the cage, living with no soul and the painful restoration of his soul after Cas broke the wall, then his mental break down from the memories of the cage and the torture of Lucifer to losing Bobby, not once but twice (remember it was Sam who tried contacting him so IMHO it was Sam who was trying to find him to perhaps try to bring him back or just to talk to him), to watching Dean disappear on him and Crowley’s mocking words before stealing the latest Prophet and demon vanishing himself.
Sam’s got a world of hurt too and his journey has led him down some very painful and traumatic roads. One that springs to mind is seeing his mother, as a young bride, and talking to his father, as a young man not much older than himself, and learning that both Sam and John had a difficult time dealing with their dads. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree so to speak. Yellow Eyes tried to make Sam his puppet and Lucifer tried to do that as well. Sam was stronger and has come a long way since his blood drinking days but his pain is still there and his angst I think will continue into Season 8.
Not quite the lengthy explanation this time but I could have gone on and on. But both Sam and Dean live with pain and angst and I guess what I’m trying in an extended version to share is that although I love the demon hunting, ghost and monster killing and even the dealing with mischievous and downright rebellious angels this is the Sam and Dean Winchester story and seeing what they did in hell, the cage and purgatory is great but seeing them deal with their real world afterward is what I like to see. They work best together and with the Impala and when they are talking but have y’all noticed that they spend less and less time talking out their angst and more and more holding it in and in Dean’s case drinking it in. That is what makes this show the best show on TV at least for me. I like other shows like Once Upon a Time but Supernatural will always be #1 for me so I say bring on Season 8; how long til Oct now? I also say I want more Seasons after 8.
Thanks for reading.