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25 January 2011 @ 05:38 pm
30 Days of Supernatural: Day Eleven  

Day 11 - Your favorite quote
"I'll tell you who else had faith like that. Mom. She used to tell me when she tucked me in that angels were watching over us. In fact, that was the last thing she ever said to me. [...] Well, what's to tell? She was wrong. There was nothing protecting her. There's no higher power, there's no God. I mean, there's just chaos, and violence, and random unpredictable evil that comes out of nowhere and rips you to shreds. You want me to believe in this stuff? I'm going to need to see some hard proof. You got any?"
Now there are lots of quotes I have liked over the seasons, from one-liners to long speeches, however this particular speech Dean makes in the S2 episode "Houses of the Holy" is incredibly heartfelt from where he comes from and what he believes in, or doesn't believe in, at the time. Which is understandable. Having grown up with all this hardcore reality at such a young age, seeing so much death and destruction and chaos, with no rhyme or reason to it, of course Dean would be more cynical than his brother in terms of having faith in a higher power.

But then lo and behold, his hard proof arrives two years later wearing a trenchcoat who saves his ass by raising him from perdition.... ;)

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Kevin Jonesmulder200 on January 26th, 2011 01:57 am (UTC)
LOL! Talk about irony! Although, one does question if Dean wasn't completely wrong considering what happens.
Renée: Castiel. Guardian angel.rogueslayer452 on January 26th, 2011 10:10 am (UTC)
Well, I think it's a legitimate question to ask in general. People often question why are we here, if there's a God why does bad things happen, why does God let bad things happen to good people, etc. With the life a hunter leads, it's inevitable they would question any belief system they had before or stop altogether because of what they've seen and witnessed.
Shonaille: Ariadne and Mal Art of Seductionkalikahuntress on January 26th, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)
That is one of the many reasons why I loved that episode, it still remains one of my fave SPN eps ever.
Renée: Six. Warrior of God.rogueslayer452 on January 26th, 2011 10:14 am (UTC)
I think the concept of questioning faith, of understanding where Sam and Dean come from on their stances of belief, how they continue on with the lives they lead, is very interesting. It gives a taste of what some hunters go through. And Dean saying those words really hits home for many people I think.
Revy: castiel [friendly neighbourhood angel]allodole on January 26th, 2011 12:22 pm (UTC)
I love that quote! ♥
Renée: SPN. Castiel.rogueslayer452 on January 26th, 2011 01:43 pm (UTC)
It really shows us who Dean is as opposed to his brother on the subject, and also even more interesting how when shaping what became S4 they did it carefully to really be consistent with Dean's views on a higher power and things happening for a reason, which became a huge plotpoint in the show.

I loved the "angels watching over you" continuity bit. It makes more sense going back and watching this episode and thinking I KNOW WHY DEAN, YOU'LL SEE! ;D
Revyallodole on January 26th, 2011 03:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah :) that's one of my favourite episodes exactly for that, that it shows how different the brothers are in their faith in the surrounding world. Sam believing in Higher Beings and Dean only believing in the cruelty of the world. And that whole aspect getting turned upside-down when a Certain Someone In A Trenchcoat shows up...

Haha yes! ♥
Renée: Castiel. Searching for answers.rogueslayer452 on January 26th, 2011 09:49 pm (UTC)
Exactly, and it's one of the developments I have liked over the course of the show. During S1 and S2 we would have never seen Dean clutching a Bible (as he did in "Yellow Fever") or praying/calling down angels, and now it's part of who he is and what he's experienced.
I need more fandoms like CKR needs more sexylove_jackianto on January 26th, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
That's one of my favorite quotes too, but than Houses of The Holy has always been one of my favorite episodes. I loved the contrast between Sam and Dean.
Renée: Castiel. Guardian angel.rogueslayer452 on January 26th, 2011 09:46 pm (UTC)
I really like that they explored more with Sam and Dean and the concept of faith, something that might bother other people but I really enjoyed. Seeing the contrast of their characters, Sam being more optimistic and holding a belief system whereas Dean being the pessimist and cynic. His speech here also sheds light on why Dean holds those views, which makes you more sympathetic.

I also like that this gradually turns upside down later on in the show, and we understand why that is.
I need more fandoms like CKR needs more sexylove_jackianto on January 27th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
'I also like that this gradually turns upside down later on in the show, and we understand why that is.'
I liked that too.