dean’s body language here really needs to be analysed
Notice that his knees never touch the floor? Cas stops him before he gets more than half-way down… When Cas says, “Get up,” Dean is already fully upright. He was dropped across a table earlier by Crowley but he was not clutching his midsection that much in 6:22 so it’s safe to say that and the hunched shoulders are about his emotional turmoil. He’s breathing rapidly, another sign of emotional distress and when he says “Cas, c’mon, this is not you,” his lips tremble for an instant.
His attention is so totally focused on Cas, that when Cas says, “Not doing so well, are you, Sam?” Dean looks briefly surprised and glances quickly at Sam before returning to focus on Cas. He re-focuses on Cas. He says the line about fixing Sam and I almost get a sense that he is hoping to pull back the old Cas, the one who always did as he asked, as if he’s hoping he and Cas can reunite over a shared goal. But Cas truthfully points out that Dean didn’t keep his end of the bargain, and Dean’s breath rushes out in a little huff and his eyes drop—Cas is right but he’s never really refused Dean anything before now.
Then he says, pleadingly, “Cas, c’mon, you can turn this around, please!” And Cas is again cold and unmoved. Dean is near tears and silent until Sam starts in with his symptoms.
By the end of the scene, when Cas is gone, Dean is not clutching his midsection, so it seems clear to me that the reason that he’s doing it here…is because it’s hurting him to see Cas like this, to know that things are happening that are unforgivable, and he’s desperately trying to stay calm and not fall apart. Because Dean is the strong one. Yeah, right.
And when Sam gasps just before we cut away to his hell visions, Dean says, “Sam, you okay,” sounding almost distracted… And doesn’t run over to him like he usually does. Sam crumples up and hits the floor and Dean doesn’t immediately go to him. Because Dean is in shock and his reactions are slowed. Because of Cas.
This is Dean. This is Dean flirting. Man, woman, whatever—all fall to the power of the Dean flirt.
Flirting with the siren (season 4).
Flirting with Cas at the brothel. (season 5).
Flirting with Cas’ prostitute at the brothel (season 5).
Flirting with Boris the vampire (season 6).
Flirting with Cas (season 6).
Flirting with the forensics officer (season 7).
Flirting with Lydia (season 7).
Coaching Charlie through flirting with the security guard (season 7)
That IS SO NOT the reaction of a shy, blushing virgin. He certainly seems to understand what sex appeal is. ”Thank you, I am indeed sexy. But it’s not for your enjoyment, so let’s move on.”
Another slight frustration of Cas’ character being sorta written all over the place, because this…
Not only do you have Cas’ adorable protectiveness of Dean.. You have Dean’s shocked double take, as if he’s thinking “What the hell are you doing, Cas? Don’t you know that thing can KILL you?”
Mutual protectiveness for all the feels.
More Evidence that Dean is Bisexual
He has no difficulty coaching Charlie on how to flirt with a man.
"Just like you – I mean, when you’re not at the gym. What, do you work out with all your free time?"
"It shows. You look amazing."
"Do you ever do anything else with your free time, like take a girl out for a drink?"
Dean comes up with these lines with less a minute of warning. His facial expression is his flirting expression. He’s smooth and obviously practiced at coming on to both men AND women. Jensen has strongly implied that Dean has probably turned tricks in the past. Male prostitutes sleep with men… Women don’t pay for sex.
And Sam? Sam is alarmed and surprised.
Let us all take a moment and appreciate the true stars of Season 9.
DISQUALIFIED FOR BEING TOO FABULOUS:
x I’ll bleed out for you
So I bare my skin
And I count my sins
And I close my eyes
And I take it in
—-> some of the closest Dean close-ups for the lovely Amy. <3
On a scale from 9.9 to 10, how fast would you open the door?
I’d hear the Impala’s engine before he ever turned onto my street. I’d be sliding across the hood of that glorious car before he even had it in park, ready to fling myself into his arms as soon as he opened the driver-side door. He wouldn’t even have to walk up to my house.
Actually, at this point it’s just porn: hair and suit!porn in 9.16 Blade Runners.
are you sure
Gif. For. Everything.
You need to get your eyes checked.