This article discusses and tries to make sense out of all the spoilers that have been released about Supernatural’s tenth season. Spoiler phobes will want to steer clear! If you get excited about every little morsel of information about season 10, though, and would love to hear and discuss season 10 theories with other fans, read on! This is the place to be!
Spoilers, previews, interviews, convention comments….Supernatural fans worldwide are clamoring to hear any and all clues that might be teased about Demon!Dean’s fate!
The season 10 official trailer announced the tag line “The Year of the Deanmon” but does that imply that Dean will be a demon for the entire season? Personally, I don’t think so! From what we’ve been told so far, we can at least be fairly certain that Dean won’t act like a demon for long. That would fundamentally change the dynamics of the show. Still, there are several different ways this could play out. The way I see it, there are still many unanswered questions, such as:
How will Dean be cured of being a demon?…if he is cured at all!
Option 1: While researching the trials, Sam learned how to cure a demon. The brothers have long known how to exorcise a demon and send it back to hell, and how to kill a demon permanently, but neither of these would be a desirable fate for Dean. Instead, Sam can use the purified blood ritual that was nearly completed on Crowley to heal Dean’s soul. This path would permanently restore Dean’s own values and morals, along with the memories and guilt of his transgressions. This might take Dean down another dark path, but that doesn’t seem to be the mood we are hearing about the season from any of the producers or from Jensen. It would justify the introduction of the demon cure in season 8, though, so it might reveal an end point in Jeremy’s three year myth-arc plan. It would also allow Sam to finally “save” his brother.
Option 2: Of course, there is always the possibility that Dean will remain a demon, but will learn to control his hedonistic desires. Cain remained a demon, but after throwing away the Blade he seemed to be able to control himself and live a principled life. When needed, however, he was still able to draw upon his MoC strength and skills. Cain gained his moral resolve from the promise to his wife but it was the shock of her death that convinced him to turn away from the Blade. Bob Singer said that season 10 is “very much about family”. Will Dean use his love for Sam as his moral compass? This would be another way that Sam could “save” his brother. Would Demon!Dean allow himself to be separated from the Blade? Letting him retain him super strength and fighting reflexes would give them a distinct advantage in battles.
This option would also leave the Mark of Cain on Dean’s arm, so a likely plot line would be researching and pursuing a way to remove the mark. This might be an interesting side mission for s10. I feel confident that the show will want to bring back Tim Omundson as Cain, because he was an outstanding character and was received so well by the fans. Cain also said that Dean would be back for him. This option would lead to the boys contacting Cain as part of their research. Dean would certainly want to ask the questions he should have asked in the first place! Will Dean finally grant Cain his wish to die?
Option 3: One of the most recent spoilers said that the demon issue is solved in a most unique and unexpected way (did this come out of Dallas convention? I’m not sure of the source). This implies the writers have come up with something we haven’t seen yet.
How long will Dean be/act like a demon?
Jensen’s enthusiasm for a “lighter” season 10 strongly implies that he doesn’t play the part of a demon for very long (source: Fangasm’s report on the Dallas Meet and Greet session.) My theory is that Dean will have to be back to normal by the 200th episode (10.05) because this very special episode should reflects the entire history of the show, not just a snapshot of one, disastrous phase in their lives. So my guess is that we have four episodes of rowdy, killer Dean. Then again, Demon!Dean does seem to be a better singer than Hunter!Dean,
and the 200th episode is a “musicalish” episode…
There is also the matter of the new hunter, Cole.
He sounds like a remake of Gordon Walker, only chasing Dean instead of Sam. How long will the boys have to contend with him? Will he be in the picture for the entire season? Maybe Dean’s last act as a demon will be killing Cole?
What do you see as the possible paths for Dean? Have you heard spoilers that seem to hint at one theory over another? How long do you think we will be able to “enjoy” Demon!Dean’s long hair and bedroom desires? What do you think Sam’s role will be? Let’s Speculate!