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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 09:39 pm (UTC)
I've found it a very odd evolution myself. If you look at their childhood it was Sam who made friends and was part of other social circles, the same in college -- so much so that the episode with Zach was all about Dean wanting to cut him off from those contacts. I've always assumed it had more to do with assigning workloads to the actors.

17th-Mar-2013 10:04 am (UTC)
I've always assumed it had more to do with assigning workloads to the actors.

Hmmm - yeah, it could be I suppose. I'd be really interested if they have ever been assigned different work loads. I would imagine that when Jared's baby was born he was scheduled for less time, but I'm not sure if that would have been the case earlier than that. It could be that there's just not been an opportunity for Sam to make males friends. He's turned to Ruby and Amelia when Dean's not been there (and the Campbells).
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