itsnotmymind (itsnotmymind) wrote,

Imaginary Friends

I watched the Supernatural season 11 episode Just My Imagination. I quit Supernatural after season 10 - the bad stuff outweighed the good for me. I did try to watch season 11, but could not get into it. I don't think I'll ever have the patience to sit down and watch the later seasons back to back.

But I do enjoy watching the occasional individual episode, checking in with characters who are like old friends from another angle. I heard praise online for Just My Imagination, and decided to check it out.

It doesn't make me want to watch the rest of season 11. But I'm glad I watched it, and there was something in particular that struck me:

In this post here, I pointed out that Sam's inaccurate perception of Dean's childhood, that Dean was "perfect" in John's eyes, is explicitly countered by canon and Sam clearly learns from what he finds out. In the meantime, Dean's claim that Sam was "doted" upon by John is never explicitly challenged, and as of the end of S10 there was no indication that Dean learned anything about Sam's experiences. In Just My Imagination, this is addressed .We see young Sam neglected (through on fault of Dean's), and see why it is difficult for him to have his loneliness invalidated with Dean's dismissive comment, "You had me!" By the end of the episode, Dean acknowledges Sam's experiences: that Sully was there when Dean was not.
Tags: sam winchester is my boy, spn

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