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Open Supernatural Couch after Hammer of The Gods
Your friendly neighbourhood therapist on the verge of a nervous breakdown – wanna join?
The last episode Hammer of The Gods was not one of the most heartbreaking ones of our favourite show. I was not a complete basket case as I had been after watching e.g. Abandon All Hope or The End.
As I finished watching, about 7.45 am Friday morning, shortly before I had to go to work (everyone who had watched the episode on Thursday night was peacefully asleep, I assume, as it was your dead of night), our site was not yet active in terms of people who wanted to talk about it. So I made the mistake of taking a look at a promo of the follow-up episode Thursday next and ever since I was hardly able to concentrate. It seems like all the loose ends are going to be connected now, and it scares the living hell out of me.
Who would have thought – speaking of hell – Lucifer could smite gods like swatting a fly? Just like that? Angel versus pagan gods… How is that possible? Is a Judeo-Christian figure supposed to be more powerful than the other religions, ‘who were here first’ to quote Kali? Good question there, dark goddess, but unfortunately in this episode Lucifer was indeed the more vigorous one. He might just be the embodiment of all the dark forces of every belief.
So far we have only but speculated about Lucifer’s power, but had not seen it in this dimension. Until now Mark Pellegrino played him quite subtly, with noticeable undercurrents and now he’s turned up the volume. There is no doubt whatsoever anymore about the danger that floods this guy… He is more than a mere angel. He is a force of nature.
I was delighted to meet Gabriel again, one of my fave guests on this spectacular show, but devastated as Lucifer killed him, just as I was about to actually like Gabriel who had proved to be more sensible than I had given the narcissist credit for. ‘a lot of them (people) try to do better… to forgive’ He did learn something from his encounters with the Winchesters and he had the courage to keep his eyes open and saw that not every human being is rotten.
What happened to the class A bastard – he believed in that flawed species we know as mankind? That was a surprise that moved me. I’d like to believe that the desperate and selfless, self-sacrificing (well, yes) fight of a pair of brothers and their friends to save this unworthy planet and its imperfect inhabitants might have left an impression with Gabriel.
What a way to go, though – the ultimate hero, quite the Winchester way. He saved Sam, Dean and the goddess he might love Kali. Who would have expected that Gabriel could turn to be a true knight? Oh, he had a sword alright. Hiding his secret message in a porn video of a Hungarian horn dog was priceless. While nobody has to stay dead on planet Supernatural, I don’t believe we will see him again this season.
Hail Richard Spreight Jr! Fantastic job! You will be missed! Let’s hope he might come around again in season six, though I can’t think of a logical reason – in the flow of the myth arc, it seems that the angels have to leave or be killed off. I’ve been wondering if that might mean that Castiel has to go, too?
Organically, I think – yes, if that is Kripke’s plan. But I hope they will find a way to keep Misha in the game … well, an angel can fall and become human… Don’t forget Jim Beaver. If those two will be around next season, I might not be hyperventilating again. I’m actually terrified of the next three episodes. If you think I might be in need of medication, you might be just right…
This one episode was more of a breather, despite the loss of Gabriel, and the creators usually grant us that before they nail us to the wall. There were some happy and funny moments – Dean loving his pie (though I frankly don’t want to know what that was made of), coming on to Kali and being turned down confusingly, ‘full on Babar’, ‘Hello, my name is Ganesh’, ‘next time I say let’s keep driving… let’s keep driving…’, the couple ‘joint at the lips’… Kali going all Darth Vader on Mercury…
Dean almost appeared his old self, stepping up as gutsy as we love him to the gods - since he was out of options… The brothers have each others’ backs again – but after such a history of trauma it’s most unlikely that Dean has left all that troubled him behind just like that. The pain is about to re-surface again. Else the writers would be in danger of reducing the psychological continuity this show has always been accounted for to absurdity, I fear.
Well, since Gabriel is capable of changing, there is hope for the angels after all. But for our heroes? I’m not so sure. This looks more and more like the path to the clash of the titans. Something horrific is going to happen. To Sam, in particular, I fear.
He gets only about four hours of sleep? A week? That’s unhealthy for anybody, and even more so for Lucifer’s intended vessel who has been labouring on the brink of his own sanity with trying to save Dean from saying yes, trying to find a way to redeem himself, trying to keep that pent up rage under control.
It’s been surfacing minimally in the last episodes, but I don’t think the writers will forget an asset like that. Sam vented some of it into killing Famine (presuming the horseman is dead), before that getting his blood shot, and in the fights they had to go through recently.
A lot of it, however, went into Sam’s own guts. Materializing in his fear for Dean (and in his desperate attempts to persuade his brother to not give up – to be able to do that he had to hold his anger down) and his frantic fight for another solution (and by that channelling the energy aggression is into something useful). I believe his tremendous and touching hope for Dean and his conviction for Dean’s sake might have soothed some of it – but Sam does not sleep much. Chances are he’s lying awake, pondering about their fate…. Not good.
They have a plan now – getting the rings of power (‘Sweet Lord of The Rings’)… will that help Sam come to terms with his inner wrath, but from what I’ve seen in the promos and read about the following episodes, that might not last long.
This is not looking good. This season is going to end with me barely breathing at all. What shocks me the most, in a strange and unprepared way, is the intensity this sudden terror of the events to come grips at my soul. I had not expected that at all.
There are moments, many of you probably have felt that, too, when I think I have loved this show probably more than I should and spent a lot of time (perhaps too much) writing, thinking, talking about it, promoting it, watching it. A freakin’ TV show, come on!
We’ve debated countless times over how and why we are capable of caring that much about fictional characters. For me it has always the authenticity and credibility the characters are drawn despite all the paranormal riff raff. These are real people with real emotions, flawed, imperfect, vulnerable, and able to overcome their fears, admit their mistakes and try to make it better. In some way, everyone of us does that, I believe.
It’s strange, you know, the quality of watching the show somewhat changed after I met the actors in L.A.. I’ve been noticing that from the first episode I saw after coming home. Relating how the actors look like, move and talk in real life, how the grips of their hands feel, how they smell or how their voices sound draws me even more into the story, and I never thought this might be possible. I never expected that side effect of a convention. They should put that in their description.  This new aspect of reality increases the intense impact the Winchester Gospel has on me, and I’m not really sure, yet, what to make of it.
Another aspect of the sheer terror that will turn me, and probably some more of us, into looking-for-meds basket cases is the end of the five season myth arc. We know, according to Kripke, that the storyline as we know it will come to an end. This means we don’t know yet who will survive this fight, how much of it will be carried into season six and what to expect, at all.
I am so curious where the remaining episodes will take the characters, and I fear the worst. There will be death. There will be pain. Not exactly breaking news. But the idea that anything is possible right now is killing me.
So, I’m offering my couch, and it is comfortable and big – group therapy proves to be an effective tool to ease the minds of everyone involved.
What do you fear most on the eve of the upcoming episodes?
Who do you think will still be standing in the end?
What will the sacrifices be that – undoubtedly – will be demanded of the Winchesters and their brothers in arms?
I think I’m going slightly mad… wanna join Basket Cases United?


# Karen 2010-04-24 14:02
Hi Jasminka
Loved the article!
Basket Cases United sounds good to me. Definitely count me in.
I really don’t know if I’m going to survive to the finale.
My heart and emotions are really starting to break away into tiny pieces.

With Sam not sleeping I felt that it was Lucifer invading Sam’s dreams.
With Nick’s body falling apart, it would seem Lucifer is now getting impatient and is becoming more relentless and ruthless. The more he can break down Sam, invade his sleep and his mind, the better.

What I fear the most? Well firstly Sam and Dean not being on the same side.
Secondly the deaths of Bobby and or Castiel.

Who will be standing? Since there is now a 6th season I pretty certain that Sam and Dean will be. As for Bobby and Castiel, all I can do is hope. Maybe Rufus and Jessie.

What will be the sacrifices? Not sure what you mean by this. To me their whole existence has been a sacrifice. The loses they have endured, the endless fight to have at least something go right or go their way.

Checking my supplies now for the next three episodes.
911 set up on speed dial…check.
# Bevie 2010-04-24 14:06
Jas, I'm surely going to be one of those basket cases on your couch.

I too am dreading and fearing the next 3 episodes.

The last one we lost my favourite antagonist, the one before that the dickiest of the dick angels I loved to hate. I am so fearful that Kripke will kill off Cas and Bobby that I am in mourning already. Losing Bobby would ruin my summer and I would miss our dear angel Cas terribly. I already miss Ellen and Jo and can't get over their demise.

I don't want to believe that the writers would leave the boys without any connections or backup whatsoever, but I'm afraid that that is a fragile hope indeed.

If there was no sixth season to look forward to, I would be almost mad with worry for the brothers, so thank the CW for that little relief. (I must already be slightly mad to be angsting so after fictional characters, but I do love them so)

So, I am definitely a member of Basket Cases United.
# BagginsDVM 2010-04-24 14:24
I'm definitely fearing more deaths. I am so very worried about Castiel & Bobby. I had really grown to love Gabriel too, & I agree that with the apocalypse storyline ending, what place will there be for angels next season? Too many of the supporting characters have died. The guys need Bobby as their anchor to the rest of the world, to a tiny bit of the normalcy of a family. If Kripke does kill them off, God better bring them back!

And yes, I spend way too much time thinking about this show. There is no other for which I eagerly check websites, actually post comments about, & loudly proclaim my love of to all my family & friends (whilst they usually just roll their eyes & laugh at me)!
# BagginsDVM 2010-04-24 14:26
OH, & I definitely want to be a member of Basket Cases United!
# Tigershire 2010-04-24 19:51
I suspect I'm already a card carrying member of BCU, I just don't know it yet.

Truthfully? I'm trying real hard not to think too far ahead. I don't want to be to worked up either way. Because I don't want to be let down if I am excited about the wrong thing, and I don't want to fret over something that may not happen. Plus I want to revel in the moment of episodes too.

Hard to do though. This show has an amazing ability to cause my body to produced copious amounts of endorphins and I am well and truly addicted (too bad the same can't be said for exercise - smirk).

So you may see me on your couch, Jas, but it's much more likely I'll just end up in the corner, gibbering and drooling! Ha!
# Ardeospina 2010-04-24 22:55
Yeah, I think the last three episodes are going to be ruinous. But even worse will be the dreaded Hellatus to follow. Ugh, why did I have to mention that? Now I'm thinking about it.

Sign me up for BCU, man. I'm in!

# Nitewoman7 2010-04-24 23:55
I qualify for the Basket Cases United. I have loved all season laughing (not much!) crying buckets, I've got stock in Kleenex, sitting in my chair after watching an episode and staring into space not really sure how I felt. Watching each epi at least 4 times before any comments, but most of all my heart just breaking for Dean, Sam and Bobby and Castiel too. But as we now only have 3 left I don't want to think. It hurts too much. I have no idea what to think. I know what I hope will happen (all my guys safe) but knowing Eric he will turn my world upside down before this is over. AGH!!!
As to who I think will be alive at season's end? I fear no one. Dean and Sam will be in some form of other for season 6, I so hope Bobby but no bets there, or Cas for that matter. I'm one who loves Lisa and Ben so I hope we see them and Dean can have some peace and a small part of happiness. I'm not ready for the end but I have:
Kleenex in cases
Meds doubled since I already take those
don't drink so I'll be eating whole chocolate cakes while watching...
Ok I'm set I think, no maybe I'm not set yet...I'll answer after this weeks epi as to whether I'm set or not.
Nitewoman :roll::
# ElenaM 2010-04-25 01:23
"He might just be the embodiment of all the dark forces of every belief . . . He is a force of nature."

Fascinating--an d beautiful-- take on the character, Jas. Ditto for your comments on Gabriel: "That was a surprise that moved me. I’d like to believe that the desperate and selfless, self-sacrificin g (well, yes) fight of a pair of brothers and their friends to save this unworthy planet and its imperfect inhabitants might have left an impression with Gabriel."

Yes, it moved me as well. Seems to be Kripke's way, eh, make sure we really love the character before killing them off. In the grand tradition of treating fictional characters as if they're real, I was a little worried about Dean given that Gabriel died because Dean convinced him to fight. . . hopefully having some purpose and hope (ring-hunting mission) will help.

I don't see how Cas would have much of a role after the Apocalypse storyline is wrapped up, but what do I know. If he goes he'll definitely be missed but it might be nice to give poor Jimmy his life back! I feel for that dude . . .

Karen--that's a very interesting and disturbing thought! Sam can't sleep because Lucifer is invading his dreams, breaking him down? And he can't risk burdening Dean, so he keeps it a secret... sound like Sam, doesn't it?

I'm loving Karen and Nitewoman's checklists! 911 on speed dial and whole chocolate cakes :D :D :D I'll say it again: AARGH!!! Watching this show live is killing me. I'm trying to take Tigershire's approach to the coming weeks, but save a spot on that couch for me!
# DIANEUK 2010-04-25 03:53
OK! Can we move the couch and the first group HUG of the BCU session to the crypt? Sounds like a plan to me. Group support, food and drink already arranged, somewhere to sit/lie AND people who understand to talk to!! Could we keep it going as a drop in until the start of season 6? Jasminka you may be busy, but you wont be lonely!!! Diane
# Julie 2010-04-25 08:51
Jas , I loved this article.
I think we both know that my position on your increasingly crowded couch has been reserved for quite a while.
I really enjoyed this episode , but was totally unprepared when Gabriel was killed , why , I dont know as , heaven knows , has the past not taught me to expect (and fear) the unexpected . Richard Speight may have only featured in 4 episodes but he has certainly left his mark , who would have thought I could love a character who killed Dean so many times.
This is the one where we finally saw what Lucifer is capable of , as you say `a force of nature` and really frightening. We were told though that the strongest and fiercest arch angel is Michael which asks the question , `What the hell is he going to be like ?`
I was so happy that we had some laughs along the way in this one , so many great one liners and comedy shots ,tomato soup anyone? Loved having Dean `back` , he always makes his best speeches when he`s terrified and the one to the `primitive screwheads` is destined to become one of my all time favourites and yes , I know they are building us all up for a fall and they are going to rip us to shreads in the next few weeks but let me just enjoy myself briefly please!!
So to the future , knowing some of what`s coming like you I am scared . If like you say the, angel arc is ending , Cas has to go human no question `Misha Must Stay!!!` and then the other possibility of Bobby leaving us ,I am not listening and you cant make me!!
Then there`s the question of Sam , I am really worried about the road he is going to tread in the coming episodes , all that rage and guilt in one so exhausted and depleted , I`m not an expert like you but boy that doesnt sound like a good combination for making correct decisions and something that is ripe for exploitation from Lucifer .
Finally you ask , do we spend too long watching ,thinking about ,talking about , and worrying about this show and the answer is Hell Yes. Are we going to stop , Hell No.
# Yirabah 2010-04-25 12:21
Jas I am on board of the BCU too.
Been scouting for some spoilers.Hoping all along I might come across something that will let me know that at least one or the other of our favarite characters might show up again. And I do have my hopes up high for last episode. But then again - knowing Kripke he will just kill him again.
It seems like the whole not knowing business is eating me up from the inside.
Maybe I am already the next dinner for some certain gods. They just forgot to tell me that.
# Jasminka 2010-04-25 13:45
Karen, Bevie, BagginsDVM, Tigershire, Ardeospina, Nitewoman7, ElenaM, Diane, Julie, Yirabah, ladies, thank you for your comments!

Karen, I love your idea of Lucifer invading Sam’s dreams. We know angels do that. Spectacular idea! I hope we get to see some of that, I’d love to see Sam’s reactions to it.
Glad your supplies are ready…

Bevie, I’m right there – if there wasn’t a sixth season, I’d be fretting more… But one day there will be a final season…. Let’s hope we gain strength till then.. haha. We’re all just basket cases going all angsty over fictional characters.

BagginsDVM, it’s Dawn, right? My biggest fear is also that they might kill off Bobby. Somewhere on the net I read a fan’s speculation that Bobby might be the vessel for God. There would be some hope.. or not? I like the idea, but when we think how angels leave their vessels, what would the Big Guy leave of Bobby?! I’m getting nuts just thinking about it.

Tigershire, if you have a recipe how to not think too far ahead, please send it over!

Flamey, why did you have to mention that? Because you are, as the most of us, ha, plain masochists….

Nitewoman, chocolate cake sounds good, I need to stock up on that. I think I’m gonna need huge amounts of chocolate…

ElenaM, thank you sweetie, I also think the creators make us love the characters and then bam! I have no idea if they do that deliberately, but it works for certain…

Diane, couch is open for the rest of the season! Group hug sounds good! I could use some of that.

Ju, we are really in for a ride. I’d like to stop investing time in this show, but it’s too much fun as it is to be doing that. So, we’re in for this trip, and even longer throughout the following season(s)

Yirabah, if you end up as dinner for some gods, you could do the John-Hurt-thing and come right out of their guts like in Alien… That’d be a feast. Killing them from within… Ha!

Thank you so much, off to the final three episodes. I expect to meet you all on the Basket Case United Couch…. Love Jas
Marie Winchester
# Marie Winchester 2010-04-25 14:29
Hi Jas
Basket Case United, Im in!
This show has got me well and truely crazy, I dont think im going to make it to the season finale.
Nearly every episode leaves me in a state of shock or disppear, But first things first..Gabriel!!
I actually cryed when Lucifer killed him, Also He had me nearly in tears when he said he was on our side :o
This show has me crying alot, and the funny thing is - I NEVER CRY!
Whos going to die and who will survive?
Well I realy hope Cas and Bobby make it through, I will be so devistated if they dont :sad:
Sam, the promo for next week has got me worried about him. Will he hold it together? I hope so.
Another question thats playing on my mind how did Dean kill Zachariah?!
Because last thing i knew, only an Angel can kill another Angel?!
We also asked this question when Dean killed the whore, but we figured maybe because he was about to say yes to Michael.
Im not so sure, I think there is more to the Winchesers then we know.
The next three episodes are going to be epic!
# Jasminka 2010-04-25 14:49
Welcome ti BCU, Marie, I hope we can help you gettin to the end... and then we'Ll have the hiatus for major group therapy sessions. If anything happens to Sam, hell knows, I'm gonna need it myself.
Thanks for commenting!! Cheers, Jas
Marie Winchester
# Marie Winchester 2010-04-25 15:58
Lets not talk about the Hiatus :sad:
Although I think maybe this time I think we may all need it to get our strengh back :-?

We know that Lucifer will be defeated somehow, But will Michael fight him?
Will the boys, Bobby and Cas lock him back in his cage?
Or will God come and save the day?

We know God is going to be appearing, and Im guessing in the season finale, but him saving the day is a little to clean cut for our writers huh?
I normaly can tell whats going to happen, But not this time.
and when are we going to see Michael again so far weve only seen him once.
Hopefully all of our questions will be answered!

Thank you very much, I need all the help I can get
# Jasminka 2010-04-25 16:12
I think the Winchesters will get him back into his cage... provided they get all the keys... I wonder how God will appear? In which form? I like the idea someone voiced that Bobby might be the vessel for God. Gosh, I'm out of ideas, here.
I do hope, too, as you said, that our questions will be answered.
You're very welcome, Jas
# joelsteinlover 2010-04-25 19:03
They definitely shouldn't and most likely won't get rid of Misha, and I don't think it would be nessecary for the end of the mytharc. There's no way the boys are going to get rid of God and the angels, it's just impossible. Their goal is to get Lucifer off the earth, that's what they'll do, but God and the angels will still be around and Cas is so attatched to the boys he may just come along, just not on angel business.

But ooooh Gabriel! I've loved Richard since Jericho and I adored him as the loveably ironic archangel. I do hope he comes back.
# AndreaW 2010-04-25 22:41
I agree that Sam was trying very hard to hold on because Dean needed him to be strong. But I think now the pressure of having Lucifer on his back, plus the fear of failing, the anger and the guilt are becoming too much for him. Lucifer invading his dreams is a plausibe idea. I heard rumours that his visions might be returning too. Nothing of that sounds very promising regarding his fate. If something terrible happens to the poor boy, make sure to have a place for me in that couch of yours. :sad:
# Jasminka 2010-04-26 06:43
Joelsteinlover and AndreaW, welcome to BCU, indeed.

I agree, joelsteinlover, that they probably won’t get rid of Misha, he has grown a lot on the fans and is an asset to the show they might need, but so is Jim Beaver. I would find it terribly disturbing if both characters had to go, well Misha might return to being Jimmy or simply a fallen angel. And Jim? I can’t conceive of this show without him. But I believe that anything is possible now, and Kripke likes to shake up the audience, doesn’t he?

AndreaW, this SamGirl is also terrified of what might happen to Sammy… I would love to see his powers returning, and it would be too great a storypoint if they left that out. Alas, from what we know so far, it is not looking good for the younger Winchester. The pressure on his shoulders must be extreme, I agree.
But – we also know that he has been able to overcome much in his young life. Whatever happens to him, he will live through it and eventually survive body and soul. There is no other option. Anyway, I’m looking for a huge couch…

But - we will prevail, come on!

Courage! Jas
Marie Wichester
# Marie Wichester 2010-04-26 08:06
Ive also thought about that to, Bobby as gods vessel or as god himself, I would love that to be true.
But then again would god need a vessel?
Kripke said at the beginnig of the season that god will be a character and will appear probley in the season finale, Im excited to find out how much god will be a factor in the end of the story.

Im pretty sure by the look of the next two episodes that the boys get Pestilence's ring,
and Dean meets with Death :-?

I have no clue!
Marie Wichester
# Marie Wichester 2010-04-26 08:14
I also spend far to much time on this show to!

Ive got my Chocolate, Booze, Kellnex and Meds all stoked up!
See you all on the couch.
Marie Winchester
# Marie Winchester 2010-04-26 09:00
OMG, I just found the official Press Release for the season finale "Swan Song"

THE APOCALYPSE – The entire season has been leading up to this showdown between good and evil. With the Apocalypse looming, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) realize they are out of options and make heart-breaking decisions that will change their lives forever. A beloved character is killed!

A beloved character is killed?!
Is the couch free?!
I think im having a breakdown!
# Jasminka 2010-04-26 10:14
Hi Dany and Mary Winchester, welcome today, ladies!

Dany, if you should die, what kind of wreath would you like us to send? Meadowsweet, by any chance? Muah… So sorry, forgive me, sometimes I sound like Dr. House… the evi scientist speaking I guess.

Even though we spend way too much time dealing with this show, I think it provides some kind of haven for the occasional attacks of whatever difficulty. I’ve been thinking a l lot about it last weekend – do I invest too much time in a freakin’ tv show?! My days are full as they are, and with this show and this site my personal time has somewhat been decreased.

But, what I also noticed, with these past months (and it seems as if the year is preparing to be a really tough one in terms of my trade) I find relief checking into the cbox and chatting a while with you guys and having a good laugh (as I am too tired on evenings to read a book (which would usually put my mind at ease)), writing emails to people I met at the con or my fellow writers and indulging in research for new articles or composing them. During weekdays this is a way to put my mind at ease, since my friends are also working hard and the only time we see each other is more or less on weekends.

So this site has become something like a social cushion (since we’re taking couch) that I (and many of us – from Randal to Sablegreen to Julie to Pete to… to… to… to you, there’s so many) like to snuggle in sometimes, and I’m happy to provide the occasional cushion for those who need support with dealing with the desasters of the show ,just as I myself need that hug at times.

As long as we are aware what we are doing – being insane about a tv show, but knowing the difference between tv land and reality – we’re fine. And for me, this is the kind of insanity I can control and have fun with (while in my job I often can’t).

Marie, the question, ‘would God need a vessel?’ is indeed an interesting one , since He is not an angel. On the other hand, just in terms of dramaturgical effect, Kripke will make a character of Him, or else we’d just have thin air speaking… which might also be fascinating.

Looking for a ring of power is always an intruiging theme for any show or movie, if well done. It’s a classic, I bet all mythology researchers would approve. And Tolkien. It is a universal subject that can be modified according to the need of a story, and getting Pestilence’s alone will probably be the most disgusting so far. Remember not to eat anything while watching it, if you are sensitive in that department.

And I am really curious what Death is going to be like. You know in that poetry book I took to the convention I had a poem for Dean (among others) which begins with ‘I have a rendez-vous with death on some disputed barricade’… strange how sometimes reality imitates art….

Marie, don’t be scared – if it is one of the ‘boys’ we know that they will come back. And I can’t imagine the creators killing off Bobby or Castiel for good. Well, let’s hope they’re not.
Group hug coming right up, girl, and an x-tra cosy cushion on the couch reserved.

Okay, let’s strap in. Best, Jas
Robin Vogel
# Robin Vogel 2010-04-29 08:11
(Robin hurls herself onto Jas' couch and settles down for a looooooong session.)

I'm terrified that one or both of the Winchesters are going to die, either as themselves or after saying yes to becoming Michael and Lucifer's vessels. I'm also worried for Bobby and Castiel, although not as much or as strongly as I am for Sam and Dean.

The thought of this happening is so overwhelming to me, I can't bear thinking about it, yet it's like a horribly painful, open wound over my heart that I want keep touching even though I know it will cause me agony.

It concerns me that this show, like DARK SHADOWS back in my youth, takes precedence over everything else in my life, which just doesn't seem right.

Why do I always seek out a TV show over real life?