Castiel 4x20 » 8x23
This is interesting because it’s all a matter of perception, isn’t it? In the eyes of a rebel, Cas was never rebel enough; in the eyes of a loyal follower of rules, Cas was never obedient enough.
It’s as if Cas has always straddled the line between the “good little soldier” and the subversive rule-bender - until Dean’s words in Lucifer Rising tip the scale.
I got you, my angel!
Gutshot with an angel bullet. God knows what damage Crowley did plunging his arm in and ripping that tablet out. God knows what damage Naomi and her goons had done before Crowley ever got him. In apocalyptic amounts of pain, unable to even stand, the most wanted creature in heaven and hell…
And he doesn’t just flee to the Winchesters, he asks them for help. Not in a desperate plea, but a matter of fact, almost snappish command.
Which means he believes - to a depth and extremity that says so much more after all that has happened since than it did when he fled to Bobby in the last-ditch scramble of 6.19 - that the Winchesters can and will. He doesn’t have to ask. He doesn’t have to justify. He doesn’t have to wonder or fear or hope. He can take it for granted and demand it in absolute trust.
Because he’s family.
They love him.
They’ll find a way to save him.
And he knows it. To the bottom of his broken, bloody, shattered, too big, too compassionate, tough as diamond dragonscale nails heart. No matter how many times they try to take it from him.
look at this gif carefully
he is not even close to the shelf
it wasnt his perfect butt who crashed it
it was his wings
Cas has picked up on Winchester Logic
greatest scene ever.
Never stops being hilarious
I mean EVERYONE COULD FUCKING SEE IT
Cas, your Misha is showing
This is a vessel.
My true form is approximately the size of your Chrysler Building.
I’ve thought ever since the show introduced Naomi that she was the one who bible-camped Cas and Anna in seasons 4 and 5.
I had no idea it went way further back, and it’s basically swamping me with emotion.
Do you guys realize what Naomi implied?
Cas was there the night the angels killed the firstborn children in Egypt during the Exodus. And he refused to participate. That or he was so scarred by what they were forced to do that Naomi had to scrub it from his brain, but knowing Cas, I’m going with the first option.
Our little Cas, the foot soldier with a crack in his chassis, has been on humanity’s side since the Old Testament.
And thanks to Naomi, he didn’t even KNOW.
This also means that Naomi has spent literally several millenia trying to get this one unimportant angel under control and she couldn’t do it. He chooses humanity every time.