Yeah, for those of you who consider Castiel a favorite character of the show... can you pinpoint when this happened? In what episode did you realize you cared more about him than you did your previous fav character?
I've liked Cas from the beginning. But more like, yeah, he's okay. Entertaining enough and complex and all. But all the way from the first episode with the Lady in White, Dean was a clear favorite. No doubts about it. He had no competition in Sam, for me. And when Cas came on in season 4, he was a nice addition to the show, but no threat to Dean. .....Or so I thought.
When I was watching the finale Swan Song, I realized that pretty much everything was OK in my book, as long as Castiel came out alive. I was like. Fine, send Sam to Hell, kill off Bobby, whatever. Just leave Cas alone! Turning him human felt like a way for the writers to weaken him so they could kill him off, and I was seriously worried about that the whole week before the episode actually aired. When he entered the scene where Dean confronts Lucifer and Michael, my stomach completely twisted, and I was like. Okay, this is it. He's gonna die. And then when he exploaded, I was totally in denial. Going to myself, OK so he died. But the episode ain't over. He could still come back to life. My sister was like... "Uh... he freaking exploaded!" Yeah, but he's done that before. There's still hope. And well, I was right.
But even now, that he's "new and improved" I still fear he might not be in the next season. Which is not a good thing, I would say. Anyway, I realized that somewhere along the road, he became a clear favorite of mine, even surpassing Dean. I hadn't really noticed. I mean, I know I liked Cas. The episodes he weren't in, I was like. Okay, that's fine and all, but where's Cas?
So it got me thinking. WHEN did he become a favorite character for me? I went through the episode guide for this season, and I think I can sorta pin point the moment where I just cared more about him than I did any of the other characters.
In the episode 99 problems, at the end where Sam and Dean are carrying a wounded Cas and that Priest into the back of the impala, I got worried for him. Like, when Dean drove off and basically confirmed to the fans that he had given up and was gonna say yes, I was like. But what about Cas? How's he doing? That Whore chick did something to him and now he's unconscious? Is he okay? Throughout that whole episode, I just felt really bad for him, because it felt like rock bottom. Like the moment where he called himself a bad example of an angel. You could really feel his pain. So, here I definately cared more for him than I did Dean.
Which means, it must have happed before that epsiode. And I think it was in Dark Side of the Moon.
Castiel didn't have a major role in that one. He sometimes appeared through like a radio or a TV set. Didn't think much about that. But then at the end, I knew the whole "God doesn't think it's his problem" was gonna break his heart, and when he found out and it did. Wow. I think that was it for me. That was THE moment he became no. 1. He was like, maybe Joshua lied? The character just fell apart and that did it for me.
Now I wanna hear when you guys had your AHA moment, (those of you who consider him your favorite character).