My fifteen y'old sister: careful he gon' eat you !
make me choose — mithrandy & brutingooster asked:dean winchester or
I never actually say hi to my friends, I just make creepy faces at them from a distance.
I actually find it very interesting at the end of Meta fiction that he tears the angel related research materials off the wall (his hunter style approach to his Angel related problems) and then he takes off the trenchcoat (his angelic identity) and puts up the sigil in his suit - which is a very deliberate adoption not of a hunters technique but of hunter’s ATTIRE, perhaps with his human objectives as his new priority.
So technically he didn’t reject either world entirely. Instead he blended them…taking from each world as he needed to in reevaluating and planning out his new objective. Because what he now knows require a massive change in strategy.
Cas isn’t choosing to be just an Angel or a just hunter, he’s making himself into BOTH. He’s establishing his own distinct identity in a time of great need.
Also important to note: while he began blending his various aspects/selves he started by casting off his angelic signature in favor of the garb of humanity, perhaps indicating what he is most comfortable as or what he most wants to be. (Or perhaps who he really is when no one else can see. I’d be saying Nephalim here, but we know he’s not one in the technical sense of the word.)
The scene cuts away with him still in the suit and we don’t see him in the trenchcoat again until the next morning, when he’s going out to greet his siblings, with whom he’ll need that aspect of his identity.
There is a wealth to be said about EVERY MOVE HE MAKES in that scene.
YES YES about Cas blending his identities!
Also about the trench - I thought taking it off was an indication of him shedding his angelic identity at first as well. But as yarnyfan pointed out here, the suit underneath, while also being hunter attire (aside: oh OH attire traditionally used by hunters for establishing FALSE IDENTITIES btw - perhaps an indication that Cas’ apparent donning of the ‘angelic leader’ identity is FALSE, like when hunters don FBI identities?) is also typical angel attire/uniform. So being in the suit can actually be symbolic of angelic identity.
Whereas this current version of the trenchcoat can, in fact, itself be taken as a BLEND of angelic and human identities - it is a trench like he typically wore as an angel and discarded as a human, thus representing his angelic Self, but it has plaid under the collar to represent Winchesters/hunters/humanity, and it’s a slightly different style to Jimmy’s old one, different buttons etc. I think, suggesting even the angelic identity it represents has been individualised, Cas is being an angel on his terms, crafting his own way of being one.
So keeping the coat potentially reinforces the BLEND of identities Cas is balancing within himself.
Basically there are lots and LOTS of ways to interpret the potential symbolism here :D
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It’s hard not to feel broken
when it’s always quiet enough
to hear your pieces rattle.