|Reviews for No Gray|
| irismay42 chapter 16 . 1/28/2012
I definitely think Dean is getting near to breaking point now. You can't spend that long trying to bottle up your emotions before something has to give. Bless him.
| sylia91 chapter 16 . 1/27/2012
I agree. Dean's problem isn't that he doesn't feel enough but that he repressed most all of his feelings that he deems useless or damaging to the cause, anything that makes him appear vulneralbe and now there is so much that if he lets out any portion it will all stream forth uncontrollably.
| pandora jazz chapter 15 . 1/22/2012
I've been trying to type a comment and don't know what to say.
You always do a great job of creating an emotional response from your readers.
I got depressed after reading this.
I want to hope instead of believing the worse is yet to come.
| irismay42 chapter 15 . 1/22/2012
Agreed, I think Dean's in emotional lock-down at the moment. It was so nice to see some glimmer of actual joy when he met Eliot Ness in last week's ep!
| SamDeanLover28 chapter 15 . 1/21/2012
| sylia91 chapter 15 . 1/20/2012
Dean's usual coping mechanisms are slowly failing him and when the lead box where all these repressed feelings go explodes then watch out. I'm dreading it but also looking forward to see what Jensen will do with it.
| irismay42 chapter 14 . 1/16/2012
And yet no matter how many times Dean tells himself he did the right thing, he was protecting the innocent, you still get the feeling he doesn't quite believe it.
| SamDeanLover28 chapter 14 . 1/16/2012
| pandora jazz chapter 14 . 1/15/2012
I like these lines the best as you described Dean.
'My job is to protect the innocents from what lurks in the shadows.
My duty to save them.
To kill whatever is looking to kill us.'
I loved the last episode (well all of this season - except one episode) and can only hope that Dean listened to Ness's speech on why he should hunt.
Thanks again for sharing your thoughts with us.
Talk to you later.
| sylia91 chapter 14 . 1/15/2012
I agree that as a self designated protector of humans Dean can't allow his sympathies to go against his duty. The most recent episodes I think have helped to reinforce that for him. The interaction with the hunter's teenage daughter and Eliot Ness I think have reminded Dean of why he hunts, not for revenge that was John and later Sam, but saving people, the family business. Eliot Ness may have been harsh when saying it but the clarity and rightness of that motto had sustained Dean for a long time but he forgot with the never ending series of personal losses the Winchesters have been put this last episode Dean seemed to regain some of his small joys and spark and the brothers seemed more connected than ever. I hope this continues.
| SamDeanLover28 chapter 13 . 1/15/2012
| irismay42 chapter 13 . 1/14/2012
I liked Ness' comments to Dean in this week's episode about him being a wuss and him just needing to get on with the job and stop angsting. I don't think Dean will ever be able do this, he feels too much, and while a little bit of detachment might help him do the job without feeling so much about it, if he didn't feel so much about it then he wouldn't be the Dean Winchester we know and love!
| pandora jazz chapter 13 . 1/13/2012
I need to read this one a few more times.
I understand the beginning, but the ending, I think with every decision Dean makes, he feels the emotional effects.
I guess it is just how one sees the overall picture.
Thanks for the thoughts.
Don't you love how even if all the fans can't agree on the episodes, they still united to help the show win two awards.
Hope all is well.
| sylia91 chapter 13 . 1/13/2012
I really think you hit the button on the head here. Dean really did understand Amy's position and what she could be driven to do for her son if not for herself no matter her best intentions. He and Sam are prime examples and Dean seems to have learned the lesson. However much he understands he also has a responsibility for protecting humans and Amy is a threat to that.
Awesome that SPN won 2 prestigious awards at the People's Choice Awards, not awesome that it wasn't acknowledged in any meaningful way. Sort of funny how SPN fandom is totally flaming the PCA facebook page in retribution. As much infighting as fandom can sometimes indulge in, the ranks close up quick and tight if anyone insults or threatens our beloved show and crew.
| winchesterunited chapter 12 . 12/18/2011
Well cannon tells us that Dean is always right and most of the time even he thinks himself to be right. He believed that killing Amy was the right thing to do without a doubt, he had no qualms with making sure Sam knew that he himself was right and Sam was wrong. So I don't see the problem. Dean is black and white...when it suits him and shades of grey when it suits him.
Killing Amy was the right thing to do yet letting the witches in episode 5 go was OK, as was letting Lucky go in season 6 or how about handing over a murdering demon to Crowley in episode 8? I'm not sure how Dean makes these decisions as to who gets to live and who doesn't or who to have trust issues with and who to not but whatever because in canon Dean is always right and Sam is always wrong. Its black and white on that sense. From now on just go with whatever Dean saying/doing as being gospel and Sam being bad/wrong/a waste of space.