I’m pretty sure like 90% of the people who follow me are Supernatural fans, so just so you don’t sit there thinking “why the fuck am I following this person?” I drew a little Cas.
He looks a bit dismayed. Maybe it’s because he’s so poorly drawn?
Claire: Daddy, aren’t you going to say Grace?
Jimmy: No, honey, I don’t think I am.
Claire: Why are you crying?
Jimmy: Because I’m happy.
4.20, ‘The Rapture’
Every time, every time I watch this scene, it makes me bawl. And I find it somewhat mysterious, because I’m not religious, and I wouldn’t expect seeing a man so gracefully rejecting his faith to hit me so hard. But I guess, although I’m not religious, I am faithful, idealistic, even moralistic in my own way. And when you trust something or someone that much, and you believe in its righteousness, its honourableness, its beauty so hard, it doesn’t matter what it is. When the curtain gets pulled back, we all feel the same awful disappointment. We all feel like an idiot for being duped.
I guess part of it is hammering home the terrible side of Castiel (and all angels). I love Cas to pieces, don’t get me wrong, but at the end of the day he is not the endearingly scruffy man in the ill-fitting suit, he is a ‘multidimensional wavelength of celestial intent’, and he has shit to do. Jimmy says it is like riding a comet. He has put his calling to be Castiel’s vessel above himself, above his family, above his friends, and for what? So he could watch Castiel fuss over some drunken, godless asshole, threaten to participate in the annihilation of an entire town, betray his own sister because she thought for herself, and then force that same drunken asshole to torture a man full of demon. I almost wonder (and hey, I guess maybe you could ask Sam) which is worse: being ridden by a demon, or being ridden by an angel.
I also think it’s that as much as this scene, these lines, are about ending, losing, rejecting, they are about rest, laying down your sword and shield and going the fuck home. Jimmy honestly thinks that it’s over. That it’ll take a while, but he can rebuild his connection to his family. He has done his bit, he’s home, he’s safe, he’s done. But as the (re)watcher, I know that’s not true. I think part of me cries because he’s gonna get yanked back in. He is truly happy here, and he will never have that again.
Elliot: And where’d you meet him for the pay-off?
(Dean approaches him)
Lester: T-The Ear-Ear-Early Bird!
In Canada, we do not elect our Prime Minister.
We elect Members of Parliament in our local ridings, who usually belong to a political party.
The party with the most ridings wins.
And the leader of that party gets to be PM*.
Regardless of their party affiliation, any given MP can be super awesome or total crap. If people honestly voted for the best person to represent them in Parliament, then I have to support that, regardless of how uncomfortable Stephen Harper may make me.
*That’s Prime Minister, again, not Post Mistress, unfortunately.