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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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16th-Mar-2013 01:59 am (UTC)
So I think he is still open to emotional attachment, but the initiative has to come from the other party.

This is very true. We see in Sam's younger years he finds it difficult making friends in new schools where as he idolizes Dean's ability to get the girls and become 'popular' even though really Dean didn't care about it at all.

I wonder if this isn't something that developed over the course of his child hood and has just become compounded due to everything that has happened to him?

He seems perfectly content with letting Dean interact with others and handle them, yet when they respond to him like Jody and even Ellen, who was pushy with him but he responded a lot to it.

Funnily enough, and maybe this is a whole OTHER question, ironically Sam deals with a loss of control over his life throughout the show but on the one hand people like Ruby, Lucifer, Ellen, Jody etc. have to make the first move and control the situation and parameters of their friendship before Sam responds.

I guess the poor guy may be so used to having no control over his life that he adapted to it and expects other people to take control/initiate contact first before he does anything?
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