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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. :)
16th-Mar-2013 03:23 pm (UTC)
Interesting observation! I'm not sure what to do with it without thinking on it further, but I think I conceive Sam as more... Withdrawn? Self-sufficient? I think both boys take a long time until they consider someone 'friend' and I think the way friendships work in a hunter environment is less conductive to the way Sam bonds than college was. Uhm. Does that even make sense? XD Like, I see him have an easier time bonding with a study buddy to geek out with at Stanford, than I have him bonding over a beer or five with a fellow hunter.

Edited at 2013-03-16 03:24 pm (UTC)
17th-Mar-2013 10:00 am (UTC)
Yeah - I'd definitely say Sam is self sufficient. I think he always has been actually. He doesn't seem to need other companions. I don't see him as particularly standoffish but I would agree that it takes a while for them to consider someone a friend.

And yes yes - finding someone to geek out with at Stanford would sit easier with Sam than sitting taking (or bonding) with someone over hunting. He attempted to with not!Adam, but that was more about being a protective brother I think.

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