You cut up a thing that’s alive and beautiful to find out how it’s alive and why it’s beautiful, and before you know it, it’s neither of those things, and you’re standing there with blood on your face and tears in your sight and only the terrible ache of guilt to show for it.
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As described by Selnick’s article:
Supernatural 9.14, “Captives”, scripted by Robert Berens, has two compelling storylines running at once. While Sam and Dean discover that Kevin Tran is haunting the bunker, and race to save Linda Tran, who as it turns out is still alive, Castiel deals with the factions of the angels trapped on earth. With the nature of the rift between Sam and Dean in season 9 forcing each of the brothers to confront things about themselves and their relationship, Castiel likewise has an arc concerning identity and questions about whether the ends justify the means. In 9.14, we see the fruition of a lot of the character development, experiences, and changes Castiel has gone through in the past few seasons. As in 9.06 “Heaven Can’t Wait”, Robert Berens’ first script for Supernatural, we see Castiel hit a point of realization about himself. In 9.06, Castiel comes to terms with the struggle of being human, finds value in work outside of being a magically powered warrior, and despite his unhappiness, realizes he wants to live. 9.14 takes things even further in its identity theme.
This is such a wonderful character study of Cas! Reccing it like the wind…