I am totally wearing my heart on my sleeve here, but stuff it! I love the SamnDean bromance in the Show and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I've been thinking about the broments in S7 and thought I'd share.
Ok, so - we didn't get any hugs during the season but we did get some delicious brother moments nonetheless. AND we got one of the best bromance episodes in the whole series (imho). Top Bro Moments in Season Seven
(in chronological order)
I'm glad to be able to start with the episode that had the MOST broments in it. It was CHOCK FULL! This may well be up there with the A Very Supernatural Christmas as my all time favourite bromance episode. (Not quite...but close).1. Stone Number One
(7.02 Hello Cruel World)
Dean: Hey. I am your flesh-and-blood brother, okay? I’m the only one who can legitimately kick your ass in real time. You got away. We got you out, Sammy. Believe in that! Believe me, okay? You gotta believe me. You gotta make it stone number one and build on it.
*happy, happy sigh* Such fabulous dialogue - Dean not only pulls Sam off the ledge but asks him to believe and trust
in him. Probably my favourite scene of the whole season.
I also love the acknowledgement that pain in hell feels different
to the pain of real life. Dean's own experience helped Sam through his - and I rather love that.2. Nurse Dean
Dean checking Sam's stitches fills my heart with glee. We don't get much h/c on the Show so I need to wallow in the moments we do get (not that there's much comfort here, but there is caring and er...::koff:: hand holding). We ALSO had Dean giving Sam food and drink...*happy swoon*3. You Got to Carry Me
Dean: Come on, I’m the one with the broken leg, you got to carry me. Sam!
Not only do we have Dean desperate for Sam to be ok (*hearts*) but we have the acknowledgement that they use each other to support themselves. And yay....unconscious!Sam, broken legged!Dean. I remember thinking that's all we'd get in this ep, but then they had AN AMBULANCE SCENE!!! \o/ 4. Stay With Me
Dean: Sam, stay with me, you hear?
I thought I'd only get this in fanfic. But....Yay show! THANK YOU! Desperate!Dean, Seizing!Sam, "Stay with me"
! *happy fangirl*5. Sam defends Dean
(7.04 Defending Your Life)
Sam: But he -- he has the right to an attorney. Doesn't he?
Sam: Let me defend him.
Be still my heart. Just Sam saying "Let me defend him" makes me weak at the knees (or maybe that's chained!Dean...). These boys and what they do for each other...<33 (though I expect nothing less!).6. I Don't Like Lying to You
(7.07 The Mentalists)
Looking back, this episode had lots of bro moments. They were having a
brothers quarrel and so many elements in the episode were comments on their relationship - right down to the sibling museum. There was that lovely moment when the guy in the museum talked to Dean about the Fox sisters...Sometimes, one's true gift is taking care of others.
There were some nice parallels between Sam and Dean during this scene. My favourites are Sam trying not to smile at Dean's antics in the cafe and the speech at the end.
Dean: Maybe it's 'cause I don't like lying to you. You know, it doesn't feel right.
I know many felt that Sam shouldn't have given in so easily but I think that is part of their dynamic and Sam did call Dean on his drinking and sleepless nights. Dean's confession that it was him lying to Sam that caused him all the grief was a good broment. It ended in smiles all round and it was nice to see them back on even footing.7. Did We Get Licorice?
(7.10 Death's Door)
Dean: All right, scoot, jerkface. Show your elders some respect.
Sam: You scoot, asshat.
Dean: Did we get licorice?
Sam: No, we did not get licorice. We got good snacks. Licorice is disgusting.
Dean: I'm sorry, I didn't quite understand that, uh, Mr. "Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich."
Sam: I stand by that sandwich. Nobody likes licorice. It's--it's made of dirt.
Dean: It is a classic movie food. It's right up there with popcorn.
Sam: You're out of your mind.
Dean: What, it's like little chewy pieces of heaven.
This little exchange is a little chewy piece of heaven that's for sure. I love outsider POV and it's great that we get to see how Bobby sees the boys. I love the "did WE get..." they are such a married couple. (and that's not even a reference to wincest - it's just how they are. They've been together THAT long!)8. Communicating Through Time
(7.12 Time after Time)
Oh man... just the act of Dean carving
"Sam" into the skirting makes my heart skip a beat. It reminds me of them carving their initials into the Impala in Swan Song. <333 And him lying down in the exact same spot as Sam...? \o/ *dolphin noises*
Sam's face when he finds Dean's letter is priceless. For all Sam's badass-ness he's just a little bro needing his big bro. SO sweet. 9. Don't get killed.
(7.13 The Slice Girls)
Sam: Look... Dean, the thing is, tonight... It almost got you killed. Now, I don't care how you deal. I really, really don't. But just don't – don't get killed.
That's it. Right there. Neither of them want the other do die. It would be far too much to bear (I still can't believe they decided to leave "don't die" out of the finale. It would have tied in so beautifully to this moment. Let us know that it was written
and therefore the sentiment was there.) A quiet moment of desperation.10. Sam gets Dean a slinky
(7.14 Plucky Pennywhistle's Magic Menagarie)
Sam: By the way, to celebrate...
AWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! Sam actually TOOK TIME to get Dean a slinky. HE KNEW \o/ And HA!...Dean got Sam a clown. :D He's such an awesome big brother. *g* (yay Dean's face!)
While I'm on this episode there's this little moment that is just toooo adorable to not mention...11. Saammy...?
It's the way Dean says "Sammy". He's having a little moment with Sam about clowns and the love, familiarity and fondness in that one word makes my heart swell. In fact their whole conversation here is adorable - "Don't have one of your episodes.."
(and how gorgeous is Dean in this cap! *swoon*)12. Big Brother's Probably Dead.
(7.16 Repo Man)
Hallucifer: Oh, no. That's every cellphone Dean's got. One of them should've picked up, right? Big brother's probably dead.
Sam: Shut up.
Hallucifer: He said "shut up" to me.
This may seem like a strange choice but if anyone EVER doubts how much Dean means to Sam it's right here. He breaks his resolve to ignore Lucifer when Dean is in peril. Lucifer hit a nerve - Dean.13. Oh, You Guys are Having a Moment.
(7.17 Born Again identity)
I admit that I would have liked a few more "moments", but the moments that did exist were nice. Dean's quiet desperation throughout the whole episode was evident - him bursting into the doctor's office, promising Sam he'd find an answer, multitude of phone calls trying to find an answer. Looking at this cap make me realise that Dean was fighting his feeling of failure. Seeing Sam fall apart, knowing that he risked that when he returned his soul. :(
There were also a couple of other little moments in the episode: When Sam was about to be electroshocked he muttered "my brother..." and there was that little moment when Dean ran around the bed to Sam after Cas took away the hallucination and yelled "Sam". AND Dean's declaration at the end of the episode that they have no friends. (they only have each other...)14. We're just THAT comfortable with each other...
(7.19 Of Grave Importance)
Confirmation that the bathroom door stays open during showers so they can discuss cases. Just saying! (and yeah...any excuse to use a cap of wet haired!Dean)15. Shut up Sam
(7.20 The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragon Tattoo)
This episode was the height of the two of them working together so fabulously. Sam laughing at Dean when he was seducing the guard, Dean teasing Sam about knowing Harry Potter and them both agreeing that they'd go in if there was any trouble.
I maintain that this season was about rebuilding their relationship. It needs to be back on solid ground just so they can mess
with it once again. ;) (I hope! It's weird - when we had all the angst all I wanted was for them to be good again and now that they're good again I want the angst back....)
A mixed season. Perhaps not as brave (soulless!Sam) or as angsty (every season so far!) as some seasons but it had some quality moments. My fav eps would have to be "Slash Fiction" (homage to Pulp Fiction and Natural Born Killers FTW! Levi!Sam and Levi!Dean were as hot as hell and the writing was spot on...) and "Girl with the Dungeons and Dragon Tattoo" (entertaining with fun new OC, brothers in a van, split frames and leverage style story telling...). Both written by Robbie Thompson. He also wrote Time After Time, which I also loved. He's definitely a keeper! (PLEASE MORE!) Some other favs were Hello Cruel World, The Mentalists, Death's Door and Sam's moments in Born Again Identity. In fact, there weren't many I didn't like.
We may not have had the heart wrenching angst or overt bro!moments in S7 but the overall feeling of them working as a unit, figuring out their trust issues and demonstrating their CONSTANT LOVE FOR EACH OTHER made this season enjoyable for me.
I may have missed some moments (or yours might be different) so feel free to let me know!
Screencaps from homeofthenutty
. Colouring and cropping by me. Thanks to el1ie
for the twice over and suggestions. (though I've tinkered a lot since the last look /o\) <3