I suppose we all had some forewarning that Castiel would be going away, especially when Misha Collins was cut as a regular.  But now that he has gone into that obliterated pile of black goo at the bottom of a Kansas retention pond, his demise is starting to sink in a bit.  Sera Gamble has even confirmed that Castiel is indeed dead, but we know that in Supernatural that doesn't mean he's truly gone.  Yet, we are left with a hole, and perhaps a lot of sorrow depending on what fan you ask.  

 


 

Call this a fan memorial service.  Picture if you will a happy place, perhaps the peaceful garden in Heaven where the autistic man is flying the bright, beautiful kite on a Tuesday afternoon.  It's a sunny day, the bloody trenchcoat is floating in the center, and everyone is gathered in a circle to share their fondest memories of this wayward angel that in the end had no freaking idea what he was getting into when he was sent to Hell and Earth to save Dean Winchester. 
 
I'll go first.  

"Castiel, you had our attention from the word go.  We "little ants" as you angels like to call us never saw giant dark angel wings before and we were certainly in awe.  You saw something in Dean so yes, we liked you.  Great minds think alike!  Quite frankly at the time, we were hoping some being like you would come along and shake up things a bit.  Things were getting quite dull with just the demons running amok.  I mean, what would Star Wars have been with just the stormtroopers? 

 

We know that your true form was the size of the Chrysler building, yet there was something endearing about your vessel choice, tax accountant on the edge.  That thin tie never did sit quite right, did it?  When it came to life on earth you were childlike, never quite grasping all our concepts, but that's what made you so special.  We could laugh at your little irregularities, like not understanding personal space and missing every single pop culture reference that Sam and Dean threw at you.  I don't know how many mishaps have happened in my living room when I spit out my drink after hearing your deadpan words like, "She's Glenn Close," and "He's not on any flatbread."  Oh, despite the desperation of the situation, you kept it light, even when you didn't realize it. 

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You were a true friend and grasped the very human qualities of loyalty.  You took both brothers under your wing, even after one used his demon abilities to accidentally start the apocalypse and had steamy "relations" with a hot demon chick.  Of course you decided to see what that was like yourself and found that demon chicks in leather do have a certain quality.  We don't blame you for having that curiosity.

 

We loved your profound bond with Dean, even if he couldn't understand that you made that deal with Crowley so he could continue his life with Lisa and Ben.  It's all water under the...reservoir now.  You averted one disaster yet started another, but that's okay. Considering you learned from the Winchesters who have been doing that for years, it's understandable.  Abominations to the natural order indeed!  You have earned your place as an honorary human, at least our eyes.  

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All in all you made us laugh, you made us cry, and you made us feel for you when the writers ran out of things for you to do, and your end did come with at least some brief redemption.  Sorry to see you go so soon.  We hope that you are out there somewhere, with God/Chuck perhaps, drinking whiskey and taking on that whole virgin/hooker thing.  It was Dean's hope once you'd get laid before you die, so we can only hope that becomes an after life thing for you.

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Rest in peace my friend, you served your trenchcoat well.  If God/Chuck or some desperate writer decides to bring you back, may you never have to don the wardrobe of Columbo again."  

 

Okay, that's my pitiful attempt, but then again I never really know what to say at these things.  Anyone else have words for our favorite fallen angel?     

 

Comments  

Ryan
#21 Ryan 2011-10-07 05:19
Great Job Cas! Now rest, you've earned it!
Brynhild
#22 Brynhild 2011-10-07 10:07
I'm not a Cass-girl for sure, but I loved this powerful warrior of God turned humanity's champion, naive and awkward, yet so full of knowledge, who was slowly learning, through mistakes and falls, what free will is.

So I'm still in denial phase: I refuse to think that's the last we've seen of Castiel. Maybe I could have accepted his demise if it was less rushed and sad and he had really the chance to redeem himself, fix Sam's mind, earn Dean's forgiveness.

But if that's the real departure of Dean's "best friend", then I could go directly to the anger phase... :o
biggsy
#23 biggsy 2011-10-07 10:39
Oh Cas, you child! Or as my daughter used to call him, "God's best little angel." I kept saying, all summer, that I would rather see Cas dead, with some shred of honor, than turned into the Big Bad of Season 7. (Misha, I will miss you and I hope you get lots of high-paying work! Just leave space in your schedule for several guest spots, because I refuse to believe that you won't be back!) Still, the sight of Dean repeatedly wringing bloody water out of that trench coat nearly broke me. Will he dry it out and keep it in the car? Or send it back to Jimmy's family to let them know that poor Jimmy is at least getting some rest now. Wah! It's too sad either way.
Ardeospina
#24 Ardeospina 2011-10-07 14:54
I am 100% in denial about Cass really being dead and will happily stay there until proven wrong. Yep. *whistles innocently*
Bevie
#25 Bevie 2011-10-07 16:22
I too am in denial that our nerdy beloved Cas is really gone. But then, I also refuse to believe that Gabriel is really gone. Its about time the brothers and these two angels received some gratitude from Chuck/God. It's only fair that they should. Lovely article anyway!

And by the way, just because we are fond of Cas doesn't mean we don't care for Sammy. I don't get that at all. Sammy is still here among the living. I don't believe he will ever die unless both the boys go together, like Cassidy and Sundance. Hope that never never happens. After all, this is the saga of the Winchester brothers and we can be allowed to care when their friends depart this earthly plane. I know they care. :cry:
Belinda
#26 Belinda 2011-10-07 18:54
If Episode 2 is meant to be Cas's death and he really is dead there then it's the most lamest death on TV, even worse than the guy on CSI Miami who died because he fell down at the lab station and hit his head. And I certainly won't watch SPN anymore if this is how they treat the exit of a character who has made more impact than most. I'm done, honestly I haven't been this let down in a long time, I expected better from this show, I expected more, and all they do now is lie to me and let me down. Well good riddance.

Sera wants to just have Cas be dead in Ep 2, fine, whatever, I don't have to watch the rest of the season for her to string me along with some false hope that Misha or Cas might come back. I've had enough. That was a lame exit, it was dumb, and it had no impact or meaning, and it was the lowest and dumbest way to exit a character. I'm shocked that Ben would write an exit like this. Some two minute zombie walk scene is stupid and I will keep saying that until the day they bring Castiel back and fix what lame ending they have done.
MisterGlass
#27 MisterGlass 2011-10-08 09:15
I hope to see that too!
MisterGlass
#28 MisterGlass 2011-10-08 09:16
I take your words as inspiration Alice, and loved what you had to say.
MisterGlass
#29 MisterGlass 2011-10-08 09:18
I'm honored, thank for reading.
MisterGlass
#30 MisterGlass 2011-10-08 09:21
I think we grieve for all of them, Sam included. But he is still with us, and we will follow his coming struggles with rapt attention and sympathy.
MisterGlass
#31 MisterGlass 2011-10-08 09:22
Cas is the most inspirational character I've encountered in years, it's the least I can do for him.
Sylvie
#32 Sylvie 2011-10-09 11:12
Wow, I like Alice do not now what to say at these things, so I will let your beautiful words stand alone. It had me tearing up. I try never to go to funerals, whether for people I knew well or barely knew, I cry as soon as the eulogies start! So thank you for the most beautiful eulogy of all MisterGlass. Let's hope Castiel got his redemption in Heaven.
Rae
#33 Rae 2011-10-09 23:06
Cass can't be dead or I am going to be so mad.. how can they say that storyline is over?? we haven't even seen god yet?!? I know Gamble wants to make her mark but you can't take a beloved character like that.. that they made us love and take them away.. it would be like killing Bobby at this pt..
Alice
#34 Alice 2011-10-09 23:34
According to Karen, our reporter who attended this weekend's Toronto con, Misha said in his panel he's not in the next ten episodes and didn't know if he would be in any afterwords. I don't want to discourage, but it's not happening anytime soon.

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