Penname: SusanS [Contact]
Real name: Susan
Member Since: 11/07/11
Reviews by SusanS
Tag to episode 7.06 Slash Fiction, and contains spoilers for season seven up to that point.
Another beautiful story banner by Chasidern
Categories: General, One Shots, Missing Scenes Characters: Dean W.
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 2610
[Report This] Published: 11/11/11 Updated: 11/11/11
Reviewer: SusanS Signed
Date: 13/11/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1
I love this! Great view into Dean and his thinking process. There are some major gaps in the storyline for this episode (for me) and this takes care of some of them very nicely. I really love that you pointed out that Sam has done his fair share of keeping secrets and not trusting Dean and that the whole family has a history of betrayal.
I also love that Dean takes a look at himself and his own actions and blame for what's "wrong" between them. That your Dean is self aware enough to see what is causing a lot of the issues, but doesn't seem to know how to bring himself to make the changes he thinks will help is very in character for him.
Hi, Susan, and a belated welcome to the site. Sorry that I've been so very tardy to respond - I'm not usually this bad. But real life has had me by the throat over the last six to eight months. So I'm taking advantage of my Christmas holidays to catch up.
Thank you! I'm chuffed that you loved this slice of Dean's thoughts. I wanted him to sit down and have a good hard think about both himself and Sam. I've never pandered to the whole 'Sam's to blame' or 'it's Dean's fault' thing - I've seen faults and lies from both brothers, and it all contributed to allowing the angels and demons to drive that final wedge between them during season four.
I've cried at the screen "oh, Sam, don't do it!" or "oh, Dean, you should not have said that!" numerous times. And I think in his most private thoughts, Dean would admit that it wasn't always Sam who lied. Dean's done his fair share, as has John, and Mary. Actually, it started with Mary, and the hunter life she led, which she felt to protect 'civilian' John from.
I think that has been the underlying motivation for all the untruths - the reasoning that the liar is doing it to protect his or her family. But it's always backfired, no matter how good or noble the intention.
Again, thank you so much for your review, and I'm so glad you loved the story.
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