8x23 // 9x19
I think it’s important to note that while Alex didn’t want to let her parental figure down, in the end she made the right choice for herself. While 8x23 on the surface was a huge step back, season 9 has been launching Sam and Dean head first into the reality that what they have is broken. They may not know how to fix it yet, but there is no going back from here. Alex broke free, and is hopefully on the long road to recovery, and I believe sooner or later Sam (and Dean) will be as well.
It is often said that eyes are the windows to the soul. When I first heard Sam utter the words “blackout windows” in 9x19 I immediately thought “black eyes”. In this scene they’re trying to determine if they house they’re in is where the vampires are staying, and I suppose that line was put in there to indicate that yes, vampires are here because they have blacked out the windows to prevent sunlight from getting in. However, there were many, many ways for the show to clue us in that Sam and Dean had the right house. But they chose this.
They chose to show us that the windows to a house being occupied by vampires, creatures who were the literal manifestation of toxic co-dependency in this episode, had windows that were completely blacked out.
The house overrun with vampires is destined to have it’s windows blacked out.
The man overcome with poisonous co-dependency is destined to have his eyes blacked out.
Foreshadowing that maybe the only way for Dean to be saved from total darkness is for him to finally learn to let go of the poisonous bond that caused all of this in the first place?
I can’t stop thinking about that line either and it wasn’t in the show but in one of the Jensen’s last interviews he said ‘Dean needs someone to open up a window for him soon’.
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ROADTRIP: Vancouver, Supernatural set visit (April 21st)
It was our last day in Vancouver and we had completely given up hope of catching any Supernatural filming. So, on Monday morning, as we were visiting their previous filming locations in the Delta area (where many parts of the show were filmed, such as the crossroad scenes, Roadhouse exteriors and the gas station bit where Castiel first speaks to Dean), we accidentally bumped into a location sign..