Jensen could do a whole episode without saying a word with that face of his.
Oh man, they should. Like they did with Buffy, except instead of the whole town being under a spell of silence, it would be just Dean. Jensen could totally carry that on his shoulders and I’d definitely want that week’s hunt to basically be a game of charades between Dean and the rest of Team Free Will. (Cas would totally be in this episode and maybe their profound bond would ensure that he knows more about what Dean’s thinking while Sam remains perplexed and slightly amused. When Cas would start giving out tmi, Dean wouldn’t have any other way to shut him up but to kiss him. He meant to just put his hand on Cas’ mouth but somehow his lips went instead. And then there’d just be mindless making out while Sam takes care of the monster and tries not to be traumatized by his brother and Cas finally succumbing to their explosive pent up UST.)
Yes, a thousand times yes. Buffy’s “Hush” was one of the best episodes of the entire season because of just how much both the actors and the music could convey. And then there was Joss Whedon’s commentary: “When people stop talking, they start communicating,” or something like that at least.
Supernatural runs on a lot of misleading and deceptive dialogue, where everyone pretty much says what he or she doesn’t mean, and I think a “Hush” episode in Supernatural would be awesome because everyone (and especially Dean) wouldn’t have that verbal shield to hide behind. Without his words, I think he’d have to be a lot more honest with himself, especially regarding Castiel, and I think maybe he would let some of his boundaries down while he can’t talk.
In any case there would be a lot of eye-fucking between the two, with reaction shots of lovely bitchfaces from Sam, whose desire for them to just get on with it is deterred only by his desire for them to not do so right there in front of him. And who doesn’t love that?
Yes, there is such contrast between what Dean expresses verbally—quips and anger meant to deflect vulnerability—and what he expresses physically—pain, love, tenderness. That’s just one of the numerous reasons Destiel has been canon to me since the end of Season 6. I see “canon” couples from lesser shows (and even some great shows) that have less chemistry to go on.
Hell, I was watching Smash’s first and second episodes this season (I was bored okay!) and I could tell which couples were meant to have sexual chemistry and it was painful how lacking that chemistry was. The showrunners for Smash need to be sat down in front of seasons 4-8 of Supernatural and taught that you can’t fake or force this kind of chemistry. Words are just words and you can say so much, but the showing is infinitely more important and telling. I’m sick of romance in the media being all about the telling. I don’t want you to tell me people are in love. SHOW me. Make me believe in it. Don’t half ass it. Better yet, don’t decide it’s going to happen, let it evolve organically. Because I’d rather have none of what they are passing off as romance these days.
What would be so interesting to me is if they did have a silent episode and how much of that eyesex would escape the common viewer. I bet you, assuming this would happen before the explicitly stated Destiel happens that I know is on the agenda, that romantic chemistry would be undeniable. Without the distraction of words, that bitch of a mask, I don’t think Dean or the audience could pretend that there is only a bromance between Dean and Cas.
Maybe someone should tweet Misha or Ben Edlund that we want a silent episode. : ) Silent, emotional Dean; perpetually bitchfaced Sam; and adorably bemused but trying so hard to help hunter Cas. I want this like yesterday.
I think a lot of the reason the SPN viewership tends to be so polarized in their views of the show is the distinct opposition between what the characters say and what’s going on underneath it. Some people read into the text alone, and the show they watch is 100% different from the one watched by those who read into the subtext. We all see what we want to see, I guess.
But yeah, this speechless episode needs to happen pronto.
This is basically THE difference between how I was watching the show back during S1-3(/part of 4) and how I’ve been watching it since I picked it back up again before S8.
When you look into the subtext, the show becomes even better.
I can’t be the only person to worry about Elijah Wood sometimes.
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I was so confused until I clicked the gif. HOLY FUCK!!
I’m laughing so hard omg
I laughed very unladylike at this…
i’m fucking done!
Don’t touch Russia-chan’s cereal!
Spain, France and Prussia:
Hit by the feels~
Poland and Lithuania:
Poland’s a little princess!~
Sealand and Latvia:
He’s not amused…
He’s too hipster for money.
Hong Kong and South Korea:
This reminds me of Australia for some reason.
CAN WE FOCUS ON DEAN RIGHT NOW. EPIC EYE FUCKING.
Jensen and Misha are horriblely fcking awesome humans!
Sam is like ‘Fine. I dont want to look at you anyways, jerk.’
you can practically hear dean’s thought process in that top panel. xD
“i always forget how good-looking this guy is when he’s not around. man. look at him. should probably be paying attention to what sam is saying but damn. his eyes are ridiculous. would i tap that?”
“…yeah, i’d tap that.”
#NATURALLY THEY WOULDN’T SAVE THIS FOR THE BEDROOM #DEAN NEVER SAVES IT FOR WHEN I’M OUT OF SIGHT #HE ALWAYS FORGETS I’M HERE WHEN HE’S DOING THIS UGH #NATURALLY MY BROTHER’S GOING TO GET FREAKING MARRIED TO AN ANGEL AND I HAVE THE DEVIL EYEING MY ASS #SAM WINCHESTER HATES HIS LIFE
“UNCLE’S A BIT BUSY AT THE MOMENT”
“YEAH, LEAVE A MESSAGE AFTER THE ‘ELVES’ “
CHOO CHOO! Transparent dwarrows comin’ through!
And that’s how Hiddlesbatch happened.
Pull my finger
See? This bit here makes me want to cry. The first thing he does when he sees Sam and Dean is do his little “Pull My Finger” joke. He wanted to try and fix everything and distract them with his little bit of humor. And he laughed at his own joke, all proud and pleased with himself. But here, you can see him getting more and more scared. His joke isn’t working, the angels aren’t laughing. And you can see him becoming more and more terrified. He’s backed into a corner, he can’t look them in the eye, he’s swallowing hard, and that last gif his face goes from confused and worried to begging and terrified. All Castiel’s ever tried to do is fix things for others. He tried to fix Dean, he tried to fix Sam, he tried to fix the world, and even now, when he thinks absolutely nothing of himself, he’s trying to fix things. That’s all he’s ever done, this poor selfless angel. And I want to cry.