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15th-Mar-2013 01:17 pm
Thinky thougts
I wonder if it's deliberate that Sam doesn't haven't any male friends.

I mean, I figure he had good friends at college (we know there was Zach and Brady), but we've never seen him with a male "buddy" like we have Dean. We see Dean bonding with other males - Bobby, Gordon, Frank, Cas, Garth, Benny and even John, but Sam is seen as either butting heads with them or being downright enemies of them (Lucifer, Walt, Roy, Gordon, Kubrick, Greedy).

I know that Sam was close to Bobby but not in the same way that Dean was. Same with Garth and Cas. Both Garth and Cas attached themselves to Dean first, then got to know Sam. I figure they are as close to "friends" as Sam has in the show, but they're not just his friends.

I wonder if that's because Dean fulfils that role completely? Maybe Sam doesn't need anyone else (whereas Dean possibly does?).

I'm sure not if this is because there's never been a story line that has allowed Sam to develop a male friendship or because they have deliberately made this part of Sam's character (like his disastrous relationships with women).

It's not a complaint - just an observation.

Hmmm. *hugs* Sam. Maybe books are his other companion.

This is what happens when I enjoy a day off (yay back to 4 days a week!) and get my hair done. :)



I hope they don't use Cas to miraculously "fix" Sam this time. Surely the effects of these trials can't be fixed with a mere touch to the head (I mean, they could if they wanted them to be, but I hope they can't).

That is all. :)
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15th-Mar-2013 12:01 pm (UTC)
Flippant answer: Because when Dean is around, Sam doesn't need anyone else. ;)

Serious answer: I really think it's part and parcel of Sam's character. While Dean is outgoing like whoa and likely to form a bond over a beer (Gordon), Sam is more introverted. The friendships he forms are deeper and more caring (Barry, Amy). Younger Sam eventually gave up on in-depth friendships, because why bother to form deep connections when Dad's only going to drag you away in a few weeks. But while on his own at Stanford and out of John's influence, Sam again allowed himself those friendships . . . and after Jess's death, once he hit the road with Dean, the old patterns re-emerged and Sam disconnected again. He tried for a while to stay in contact, but eventually let the Stanford friends go. It may not be very healthy, but Dean is his world.

Finally, I wholeheartedly agree with your point that "books are his other companion." Books, libraries, his beloved laptop, and the Batcave library -- they all seem to make him very, very happy. :)

Edited at 2013-03-15 12:06 pm (UTC)
16th-Mar-2013 12:53 pm (UTC)
Flippant answer: Because when Dean is around, Sam doesn't need anyone else. ;)

Hee...tbh, I think there's something in that. I mean, the show revolves around these two so they can't really give us much of them developing relationships outside of themselves (yay). I think it's interesting to see how they resolve the, I suppose, "problem", of keeping them together (considering the first half of the season was all about showing us that they really can't be with anyone else but each other).

And well put re why Sam doesn't form relationships now - whereas he did at Stanford. *nods*

And I LOVE that the batcave library makes Sam so happy (and Dean!- if Sam's happy, Dean's happy....).

Oh boys...





16th-Mar-2013 01:33 pm (UTC)
(considering the first half of the season was all about showing us that they really can't be with anyone else but each other).

Undoubtedly why the first half of S8 was so damn difficult to watch. They went from being physically separated to suffering an emotional gulf wider than the distance between Earth and Purgatory ever was. Yikes.

if Sam's happy, Dean's happy....

. . . and I'm happy, too. ;)

*loves me some nesting!Dean*
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