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Some Notes on Supernatural

I was thinking about all the wish lists I’ve been reading for the next season of Supernatural (less man pain, more ass-kicking, less overt emoting, and so on) and it got me to thinking about one of the developments I’d like to see:  I’d really love to see Dean and the writers treat Sam as an Adult, an equal partner, rather than as Sammy the Little Brother, the sidekick, the wingman.  I’d like a moment of acknowledgment where Dean looks at Sam and actually sees another man standing beside him, rather than the shadowy vestiges of a little kid who needs his nose wiped (come on, he’s 23 and 6 foot 5, for God’s sake!).  Sam left the Winchester nest at 18, and I seriously doubt anyone could live there for 18 years and stay innocent, as much as Dean might have tried to protect him.  Especially since they started hunting things and saving people about the time they were able to hold onto weapons.  I’m just tired of Sam being treated as lesser, or mildly incompetent.  I think the show could incorporate even more ass-kicking with two of them going at it full-throttle, rather than with Dean shoving Sam into a corner on a regular basis.

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Right there with you, 100%. From your fingertips to Kripke's...ears. Or brain. Something.
I’d really love to see Dean and the writers treat Sam as an Adult, an equal partner, rather than as Sammy the Little Brother, the sidekick, the wingman.

I'm hoping that's where they're going to be headed next season, with Sam spearheading the efforts to get Dean out of the deal. I don't know that it's going to be an easy road for Dean, admitting that he maybe doesn't need to watch out for his brother quite so much. (I think it'll depend a bit on whether bad things are still after Sam, now that the YED is gone.)

I think the show could incorporate even more ass-kicking with two of them going at it full-throttle, rather than with Dean shoving Sam into a corner on a regular basis.

I am always and 100% in favor of this.