If you haven't seen the promo pictures for the season finale, "Swan Song," then avert your eyes!  This is your last warning!  None shall pass!

Okay, if you're still with me, then chances are you're just as curious about one particular picture as I am.  It's this one with Dean's Magic Hand of Doom:



 


 
I have a few theories about what could be going on here:

1. Dean is practicing his part of the Sam, Castiel, and Dean rendition of "Stop! In the Name of Love."

2. Dean is making fun of Sam's penchant for one-handed demon ripping.

3. Dean has been hit on the head one too many times and now thinks he's a Jedi and is trying a Jedi mind trick on Lucifer.

4. Dean has been hit on the head one too many times and thinks he's Scorpion from the Mortal Kombat games.

5. Dean now has super demon killing abilities and is ripping a demon out of someone.

6. Dean said yes and this is actually Michael doing something horrible to someone.
7. Kripke is just messing with us and this scene isn't actually going to happen in the finale.

So, intrepid readers, what do you think is going on here?  It's driving me bananas!  Less than two weeks to go until we find out, so let's speculate away!

Comments  

Alice
# Alice 2010-05-05 16:59
I shall pass on the Dean speculation for only time will tell (although these are great options), but my question is what the hell is Sam doing unconscious and/or dead on the floor behind him!
Galina
# Galina 2010-05-05 17:33
8.Dean has been enchanted by Lucifer’s palantir and just has to touch it. Even after it rendered Sam catatonic…

9.After realising Lucifer would have to be insane to go voluntarily back into his cage Dean and Sam became wraiths with Crowley’s help. Sam sacrificed himself and touched Lucifer but now Dean cannot resist and is about to sample devilled crazy braaaaains.
coxfire
# coxfire 2010-05-05 17:37
Sam and Dean trade places: sam wants to see what it's like to see the world when you are not 7" tall and Dean, who has indeed been hitted far too much on the head this season, wants to know if sam gets cramps when he does his Hand of Ipecac thing. Or, after thinking he was Batman, Dean now wants to see if he can be Spiderman.
Suze
# Suze 2010-05-05 18:31
He's either trying to pursuade Crowley's huge Hell Hound to give him his shoe back or gritting his teeth as he realises that he's going to have to stop the Apocalypse with chipped nail varnish ...
AndreaW
# AndreaW 2010-05-05 19:35
The one-million dollar question: is this Dean or Michael?

And I side with Alice. What the hell (pun intended) is Sam doing on the floor?
Ardeospina
# Ardeospina 2010-05-05 20:35
LOL, guys, these are all great options!

And I was so distracted by the hand of doom that I didn't even NOTICE that Sam was on the floor behind Dean.

Of course, I have a few theories about why that is happening:

1. Sam is asleep on the floor because he's so worn out from practicing his part of the Dean, Castiel, and Sam rendition of "Stop! In the Name of Love."

2. He's trying to get a good look at the ceiling to figure out the absolute best place to paint a Devil's Trap.

3. He's in between a set of crunches and is giving his abs a break. You know he works on those things all the time.

4. Sam's super drunk and Dean is trying to hail a taxi. Not going so well since they are, in fact, indoors.

5. Sam said no to Lucifer at the last minute and Luci got pissed and beat Sam to holy hell.

6. Sam said yes to Lucifer and was controlling him but Lucifer got pissed about it and jumped back into Nick, leaving Sam a mess on the floor.

Alice, thanks for pointing out Sam on the floor. Shows how much I pay attention to the background!

Galina, nice LOTR reference! No one can resist the power of the Palantir!

Coxfire, Dean's so greedy! He wants to be two superheroes now?

Suze, I don't blame him for being upset about going into the apocalypse with chipped nail polish. Really, that is just too much. Demons and vessels and the Satan Trap are one thing, but a bad manicure??

AndreaW, that is the million-dollar question. I'm going to guess Dean because if it was Michael, I bet he's powerful enough to not need to stretch his hand out like that to get anything done. He can probably mind-control it or something. But maybe not! Argh, the suspense!
Jasminka
# Jasminka 2010-05-06 12:26
Ardeospina, this is really interesting. I’ve seen that picture of Dean, too, and we’ve been speculating about that on the cbox recently.
I am also very worried what happened to Sam, as he is lying on the floor – one of my theories is that Sam is going to die, and find redemption in the ultimate sacrifice. Lord knows he’s been craving for that for almost two seasons now.

Your options are hilarious, and the ones you put down later are just as funny, Flamey!

This picture looks not in character, so I’m inclined to believe that we see Michael here and not Dean. On the other hand, Kripke might be leading us astray with pics like this and it is indeed

Dean is singing to Lucifer, full-on Morrison mode : ‘Come on baby, light my fire’

Dean is jealous of the Hand of Ipecac Sam owns and wants to have his own hand of doom. Henceforth it will be called – The Hand of Loon.

Dean is trying to reach for the Bacon Cheeseburger he hasn’t eaten in weeks. All that salad made Sam so weak, so he’s trying for more substantial food.

Instead of fighting – and to save energy – Lucifer and the brothers decided to compare their arm lengths (Luci was not playing fair, though, upon realising that Sam would win, he just beat him to kingdom come)

Dean is training the Heaven Hound Michael gave him at last minute: ‘And now, stay… that’s my boy…’

Dean stepped into MontyPython and the Holy Grail and pretends to be the black knight: ‘Who says I lost one arm?’

Dean’s trying to touch a beautiful angel’s boobs…? Come on, the man needs some fun before the world ends…

He and Sam trades places, and in fact it is Sam in Dean’s body, doing his power thing…

Ah, I’m out of ideas…

Thanks for this fun mind boggling, dear! Love Jas
Bevie
# Bevie 2010-05-06 14:20
Thanks for the laughs guys! I really needed them at this time in the season with hellatus looming large.

Loved "The Hand of Loon" Jas. :D :D :D
Millena
# Millena 2010-05-10 12:20
Only :D with the answers :lol: ;-)
Maguie
# Maguie 2010-05-15 04:12
Maybe is Iron man and forgot his suit :D

Oh too late! the season finale was 2 days ago....