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When I started this series of articles, I tried to make a "Top Ten" list but picking out just ten "Broments" was simply not possible. Then I also had to ponder what justifies a Brotherly Moment.  To me it was more than just the heart to heart, hugging, emotional  moments. I also felt the pranks, the way they work together on a case and even their disagreements could be considered Brotherly moments. 

So I created several categories. Since this is obviously Part 4, you may wish to catch up on:
Part 1: The Family Business
Part 2: No Chick-Flick Moments!
Part 3: Brothers in Unison

Broment: When dudes share a special moment with each other.

Brother: A person whom you are related to. Sometimes a role model. Sometimes an ass. Sometimes a friend. A person who you are stuck being related to until the day you die through good or bad.

(Note: Both definitions found in the online Urban Dictionary)

Part Four: Chick Flick Moments

This final section is dedicated to the deep emotional side of the brothers' relationship - the caring, supporting, heart to heart, hugging and tearing-at-the-heart-string moments that the brothers have when they express feelings towards each other.

Chick flick:  A slang term for a film genre mainly dealing with love and romance and designed to appeal to a largely female target audience.  Although many types of films may be directed toward the female gender, "chick-flick" is typically used only in reference to films that are heavy with emotion or contain themes that are relationship-based (although not necessarily romantic as many other themes may be present).

'Caring' and 'Supportive' Moments - The brothers have cared and supported one another on many occasion ,starting from a very young age.


A young Dean taking his baby brother to safety and reassuring him, 'It's ok, Sammy'

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Big brother Dean making meals for a young Sam

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Little Sammy giving back to big brother Dean


Dean helping Sam during many of his visions and... 


always being there. 

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Dean helping to warm up his brother after an ice bath to bring down his fever


Sam comforting Dean before looking for the cursed object that's affecting his brother


Dean doctoring up an injured Sam.

Heart to Hearts - These are the moments when the brothers have opened up and confided in each other, discussing the many things that have affected their lives and the toll it has put on them.

Many times these moments have occurred in or around the Impala, aka Baby.


Whether it's about the effects of a case.

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Discussing visions and dreams...


Or dealing with the loss of John. 'Dad's dead because of me and that much I do know.'

Some of their talks have been in their motel rooms...


 confessing to long ago events, like when Dean felt he let his dad down and risked Sam's life,


or Dean telling Sam the truth about their Dad's real occupation of Hunting Monsters.

And some of their talks have happened outside...


deep in the woods , when Sam confided to Dean about struggling over Jess' death,

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or walking along a country road.

Bucket of Tears....

On  a few occasions, our brothers have been faced with situations that caused some tears to be shed. These tears have come in many forms.   

Welling Up - When they've come close to tears.


Dean's call to his dad.


Sam admitting he's not Ok.

The Single Man Tear -  The one tear that escapes when one is trying to be stoic or strong.


At their father's funeral pyre


Feeling the anguish of a devastated brother

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Reacting to a hallucination of a loved one

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or accepting one's fate but still believing in his brother.

Weepy  - The brothers have also shed many tears while still trying to stay strong.

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A young Sam crying silently while dealing with the discovery that monsters are real. 


Sam stays strong and decides to get back into hunting, after losing Jess. 


Dean giving a heartfelt speech to a deceased Sam.

Breaking Down - These moment s have been when the situation has been the most devastating.


Sam mourning  a ripped apart Dean

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Dean telling his torment and guilt from his experience in Hell.

The Hugging Moments - Hugs have been given on several occasions for various reasons.


The 'Quick Reassuring Squeeze'  to Sam


The 'Resurrected Hug' from Dean

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The 'Reunited Hug' from Sam to a confused Dean 

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The 'Reunited Hug' from Dean's return from Hell


The 'Reunited Hug' from Sam's return from Hell


The 'Reunited Hug' from Dean's return from Purgatory


The 'Reunited Hug' from Sam's return from Purgatory


The 'I've got you, you're going to be Ok' hug from Dean

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The 'I've got you, you're going to be Ok' hug from Sam


And finally 'I just need a Hug' Hug.

I hope you enjoyed this final installment of the Brotherly moments!
Are there any moments that you would add to the list? Please share!



# YellowEyedSam 2015-12-20 19:41
Thanks for the list. It was lovely :')

I thought you'd add Sam's single man tear from the recent episode though ^^
# Karen 2015-12-23 03:44
Hi YellowEyedSam
Sam's one tear falling in O' Brother just broke my heart and I probably would have used it but I had already submitted the article a few weeks prior to the airing of the episode.
Just figures eh?
Thank you for your comments.
# spnlit 2015-12-20 19:41
THANK YOU!!!! I needed this after last episode in which instilled in me the fear that Sam may just get slammed for having faith. Great picks and pics. Great to see summarized the reason why this show may always be my favorite television novel. I would add one other scene that had great meaning to me 7.02 Hello Cruel World. Dean is helping Sam with the Lucifer hallucinations and takes his hand.
Dean: I am your flesh-and-blood brother, okay? I'm the only one who can legitimately kick your ass in real time. You got away. We got you out, Sammy. Believe in that. Believe me, okay? You gotta believe me. You've gotta make it stone number one and build on it. Thanks again!!!!!
# Karen 2015-12-23 03:44
Hi spnlit
I also loved that moment between Sam and Dean.
It's moments like this that has made this one of my favourite shows.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
# cheryl42 2015-12-20 20:51
Thanks those were awesome. The best hug...the surprise hug. It's been a long time since we had a great hug and if Sam's faith in God has been crushed, hopefully an epic hug from Dean will remind him of the faith the brothers have in each other.
# Karen 2015-12-23 03:45
Hi cheryl42
I with you on this, here's hoping for an epic hug from Dean, as Sam is definitely going to need a one.
Thank you for your comments.
Barbara Maake
# Barbara Maake 2015-12-21 08:13
Karen, thank you for this holiday gift! I loved every pic and was able to immediately identify the episode it was from because these are the scenes that I have rewatched the most. I agree with spnlit, these pics represent the reason why this is my favorite show ever. And like Cheryl, I'm hoping for the mother of all bro hugs soon, as it has been far too long since we've seen one. Happy holidays Karen!:)
# Karen 2015-12-23 03:46
Hi samandean10
I'm pretty much the same, certain pics and I know exactly what episode they're from. Especially from the earlier seasons.
Happy holidays to you too.
# ScifiSpirit 2015-12-21 09:29
This was great! One of the things that truly surprised me when I first started watching this show was how much it focused on "family." And I love that these two don't have a "perfect" relationship with one another. They will lie to each other and keep secrets and not always trust the other, but they will also risk their own lives for each other and fight until the very end and *literally* go through hell and back to save the other. It's just a strong and profound dynamic that exists between them. The balance of good and bad things is what makes the relationship so real. Story wise, for me, it's always better when they get along and are working as a true team with trust and openness. But, the times when they fight and lie to one another really make for such amazing drama and create such a powerful dynamic because underneath all the betrayals and secrets, you just know how much they love each other. Their brotherhood is really the heart of this whole show.
# Karen 2015-12-23 03:46
Hi ScifiSpirit
Loved what you had to say and agree the brothers relationship is the heart of the show.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
# eilf 2015-12-21 09:36
Hi Karen, this is a lovely list of scenes and brother moments. Can I add what has always felt to me like the bro-iest of brother moments here too? It is from a scene where Sam claims brotherhood for both of them and in doing so helps Dean not do something suicidally reckless. I know you had it as a puppy-dog picture too in a previous set but it is such an important moment in the lore of the show. Sam gets that Dean is mostly faking the bravado about going to hell, and his heart breaks at the sacrifice Dean made that Sam didn't want on these terms, and would never have asked for. And at the suffering they are both about to go through. But he also wants Dean to allow him to offer support. Throughout the show Dean has never been able to bring himself to accept all the evidence that he is loved - here you see it get through to him just a little.

# eilf 2015-12-21 09:37
# Karen 2015-12-23 03:47
Hi eilf
Great choice, this was such a powerful moment. Thank you so much for adding it to the list.
# cheryl42 2015-12-21 12:10
That was Jared's favorite moment too.
# eilf 2015-12-21 12:16
Yeah Jared gets Sam. He plays what they write for him with good grace, but always he remembers that Sam loves Dean as much as the other way around and it shows :)
# BoGirle 2015-12-21 14:48
Yes, this was one of my all-time favorite brother moments. Such depth of feeling here. Jared always remembers that Sam loves Dean above all else as much as Dean loves Sam. I just wish the show would remember that as well as the track the story sometimes takes doesn't seem to show that.
# BoGirle 2015-12-21 14:51
Beautiful brotherly moments Karen. I love this series. If you can think of some more categories to keep this going I'd love it!!
# YellowEyedSam 2015-12-21 16:24
Best torture... er I mean touching scenes *ahem* :D
# eilf 2015-12-21 16:53
You know y'all would be starting to concern me, except I have an idea that there is already such an article in the site somewhere....

No, on second thoughts, I think I will stick with 'concerned' about you all...:p

ETA: Sometimes my brain is just making stuff up to confuse me, and sometimes a memory that goes: "I am sure Alice wrote articles about torturing the boys" ... turns out to be (approximately) correct:
Sam ("")
Dean (" ewinchesterfami article-archive s/top-ten-artic les/18048-top-d ean-winchester- gruesome-injuri es")
# Karen 2015-12-23 03:48
Hi BoGirle
I'm so happy you enjoyed the series. If I can think up some more categories, I will definitely continue with it.
Thank you for your comments.
# Karen 2015-12-23 03:50
Just want to add ' Wishing you all a Happy Holiday! Cheers!!'
# MariapiaW 2015-12-27 00:55
One broment I love so much is when Sam decides to throw Christmas for Dean. The toast and the "Merry Christmas, bro" really get to my heart. So much is said between them with glances rather than words.
# Karen 2015-12-27 13:07
Hi MariapiaW
I loved that moment too. :D
Thank you for your comments.