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30 Days of SPN - Day 14

And swinging wildly back to the happy stuff. How very SPN of us.

Day 14 - A scene that makes you happy
Happy how? Because there are a lot of scenes that are so well executed, and do such fascinating things, and highlight the mad chops of our boys and Show, which all make me happy. But they’re not happy scenes. Who’s defining these things? Are we sure they thought this through properly? Who’s regulating this?

Okay, well anyway. Let’s say firecrackers in Heaven. I know the mood didn’t last, and there was a lot of angst in the episode, but that scene with Dean and young Sam in the field was a moment of pure happiness for both of them. And that makes me unequivocably happy, too.

Of course, the reason it was pure happiness for Dean was because he’d made it pure happiness for Sam. And you could say that’s a sad thing, or it makes the moment bittersweet, but it isn’t. Sam’s the most important person in his world, and he’s made him happy. And for Sam, the most important person in his world has done something to make him happy. It’s simply a happy time.

Yes, the events of the episode and the season are so dark as to threaten to leach the brightness in retrospect, but that is cynical and unjust to the truth of the moment. Darkness doesn’t cast a shadow; light does. If we let gloom dull the good, then we’ve given it too much credit: its role is only to provide a background against which brilliance can be seen and appreciated more deeply.


Aug. 23rd, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
It really is in how you define it. I mean, that's part of the "realness" of Show, that it doesn't opt for Hollywood happiness and that in this messed up world, nothing is ever perfectly perfect and happy. But again, that's what makes their happiness earned and shine all the brighter.

Sam killing Alastair? Yeah, I can see massive amounts of flailsquee coming out of your corner for that :) What finished me off was the desperation immediately following: "Miracle! NOW!" The power and the powerlessness in such stark contrast.... *breaks*
Aug. 23rd, 2010 01:48 am (UTC)
Totally. That's the dichotomy of Sam. I love it but there was a part of me in s4 that just ACHED for him that the only way he could have that confidence and power was by selling his soul one piece at a time. I was so proud of him in s5 for regaining his ability to be badass without giving in to his baser instincts. ♥♥♥♥♥
Aug. 23rd, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
so proud of him in s5 for regaining his ability to be badass without giving in to his baser instincts.

HELLS YES. There was so, so much to be proud of in Sam in S5. I wrote up my answer for tomorrow's thing earlier today, and that's all in there. OMG that boy just kills me.

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