a-frayed-edge said: I’ve been wondering, is there a canon reason Cas can’t res. Kevin now that he’s an angel? I’m just curious.
That’s a good question! I mean, he’s done it before (with his own grace), and we haven’t gotten concrete reasons why not?? although resurrecting Kevin would also negate whatever emotional impact the show/writers were aiming for (whether or not it worked for you), so if it did happen it wouldn’t (or shouldn’t) happen soon, but a bit later. I also don’t think the writers pay that much attention to their own angel lore haha
*HUGS* I’m sorry, friend! Everything’s gonna be ok! You’ll pull through this! And Kevin will always be in our hearts! :’)
Probably! Stay strong, nonny!
Three characters might be enough to sum up everything going through my head right now but I’m gotta do what I do and vomit over my keyboard hoping for feelings to come out with the rest of the gloop.
As I was filming this last scene, I could not help but feel a deep sadness for what was to come. It was inevitable after all, of course it was, Kevin Tran advanced placement of Neighbor Michigan was supposed to die a less than heroic death by the end of Supernatural’s 7th season. Sam and Dean would take a moment to sigh in regret and then move on as they should and we would have done the same. This show was supposed to be nothing to me… but it became everything.
It’s weird to stop and think just how far Kevin has come since I first met him and how much he’s been able to accomplish in such a short time. He’s lost everything and everyone he’s ever known, forced to run and hide and at such a young age, you kinda wonder how else he was ever gonna rest in peace.
They said every prophet was supposed to have an archangel tethered to them for divine intervention should there be danger. Chuck had Raphael to protect him from Lilith but by the time Kevin had become the prophet, the arch angels were either dead or locked away. I like to think that the SPNFamily had been Kevin’s angels all along and the biggest reason for his survival. I thank you for that. These thoughts were swimming through my head as I lay there on the floor in darkness.
I had prosthetics on my eyes so I couldn’t see, nor could my eyes be seen. That was for the best because it was in those moments that I said my farewells. To the studio, the houseboat, the Men of Letters bunker where I spent so much time. To craft services, the caterers, and the candy tray, where I spent even more time. To the faces I’ve gotten so used to seeing over the last two years, I had to say “see ya later” because I just couldn’t bring myself to say goodbye, all the while hoping that the glue holding my eye pieces in place weren’t in jeopardy of dissolving.
It’s been an amazing ride and though I knew it was coming, it’s still this strange sensation that I can’t quite readily describe in this mindset. I’ve met so many wonderful people and I’ve made so many memories I’ll cherish for a lifetime.. but it’s that time where I say my thanks and take that last step into the fandom and let that world envelop me as I continue to support the show and the fans that have changed my life. Thank you for everything you’ve done, everything you’re doing, and everything you continue to do. Thank you.
And yes, I do think #KevinLives. In all of our hearts :)
Team Free Will in 909
wait, question…. so Cas said that he kept his FBI badge in this ep, but in s8 (Hunteri Heroici) he’d lost it—he fumbled around for it and then looked disappointed. I guess Dean made a new one for him?
1. It’s the mark of a show that’s doing something right when it inspires howls of outraged anguish from pretty much the entire fandom. If Kevin had died and everyone had shrugged and said “Oh well, next Prophet!” then I’d say it really sucked. (The fact that he went down at the end of the mid-season finale gives me some hope that we may not have seen the last of him, anyway.)
2. I still don’t think Gadreel is a bad guy. Scared, naive, and so pathetically desperate to redeem himself that he’ll ironically do awful things to make it happen, and being manipulated like woah by Metatron (and who else do we know that could’ve been described that way?) but not, I think, evil. I feel sorry for the guy in spite of what he’s done. I hope he does manage to grow a backbone and turn things around before the end of the season.
3. (Okay, I lied, have a bonus thing) Anybody else notice the refrain that various people kept repeating throughout the episode: “I did what I had to do.” Neither Dean nor Cas nor Gadreel nor what was his name, the dude whose grace Cas took, was happy or proud of themselves for what they’d done; they were all just resigned. I wonder if we’ll see that concept further explored later in the season, this acceptance of seemingly necessary evils.
ghostbeez said: I think people are fed up with “KILL ALL THE BELOVED CHARACTERS AND LAUGH AT THEIR PAIN!!”, tbh. *sideeyes the writers* After 9 seasons of it, it’s old, tired, and just a stupid crutch. But idk, that’s just my opinion. *shrugs*
oh no, I get it. It’s a very transparent, overused way to get the audience to emote at this point. (not to negate Kevin’s death because clearly it worked!) After Bobby’s multiple returns(ish), death kind of became…dull on this show? (at least imo) Kevin’s death seems to follow this trend, although I don’t think it’s for nothing.
While I’m no fan of these writers, I’m pretty sure it boils down to the fact that Kevin is a beloved character, and beloved characters get killed off for the most emotional effect. I don’t think it’s racist so much as a bad coincidence. And you know, beloved characters usually come back on this show anyway, so this might not be the last time we see him….
if kevin tran doesn’t jailbreak heaven from the inside and ride back down to earth in a golden chariot studded with fucking heavenly diamonds then i am going to shit on a lot of fucking desks you feel me spn
So they’re just ignoring that the Time Lords were planning on destroying the universe, becoming a reflection of the daleks they were fighting. Which is why The Doctor ha to destroy them both.
Okay. Sure. Do that.
Both of you are giant dorks.