Dedicated to Sam, who #AlwaysKeepFighting

After "Dark Dynasty" I needed to take a breather. I was literally bummed out and afraid where the last two episodes would take us. Then we arrived at another Wednesday and we got Charlie's burial and an intense episode to lead us to the season finale and I was left gasping again.

I wasn't sure what direction I would take with the weekly video. I had even chosen a different one at first until we got to this weekend and what happened outside the show. Jared put out tweets that he needed to pass JibCon and head home. Before that he asked people to write what good had happened to them because of Supernatural. He is now safely home and hopefully resting.

The people who make us the show are real people. They have deep feelings too and sometimes even they show their vulnerability and exhaustion for the work they do. It is not easy to make the show we love for us so Fandom has united this weekend to wish Jared well. His co-workers are also standing with him in thoughts and prayers. 

And from that I will jump to my chosen video, the story of Sam Winchester and how he always keeps fighting.

This video shows how Padalecki can transform himself to many different variations of Sam. Be it Lucifer!Sam, Soulless!Sam, Cage!Sam, Gadreel!Sam, and Demon!Sam among others. Although when Jared was asked which is his favorite Sam, he said it is Brother!Sam. As you can guess with those many variations he found it hard to play again just Sam.

In season ten, Sam has been his brother's keeper. He has been there for Dean, being very supportive. He has fought for Dean, being strategic with his responses, and he hasn't given up. Both brothers makes choices. Some bad and some good but they have always followed their heart with those decisions. Mistakes have been made but there has always been a win in the end.

Sam seeing Dean die at the end of last season hurt him a lot. No matter how many times the brothers have died, they never get used to the loss. If they have not been in good terms it hurts even more. Add to the list that your brother had turned into a demon? Sam really was having none of it.

This season has taken quite a toll on Sam. Being the one to stand beside the person that is hurting draws huge amount of energy and in some ways Sam is teetering on the edge and the finale might be the place where he breaks down, to give his last effort to get through to Dean.

So here it is. For Sam Winchester who has had many important people in his life and who cares and has empathy for everyone he meets.



(Supernatural) Sam Winchester || A Stranger Beneath made by xHeather360x

"The Lament of Eustace Scrubb" by The Oh Hello's 

Brother, forgive me
We both know I'm the one to blame
When I saw my demons
I knew them well and welcomed them

But I'll come around
Someday

Father, have mercy
I know that I have gone astray
When I saw my reflection
It was a stranger beneath my face

But I'll come around
Someday

When I touch the water
They tell me I could be set free

So I'll come around
Someday

"The Oh Hellos are an eclectic folk rock duo from San Marcos, Texas consisting of the siblings Tyler Heath and Maggie Heath. They are currently an independent band, and have released two albums, The Oh Hello's and Through the Deep, Dark Valley, as well as a Christmas EP, The Oh Hellos' Family Christmas Album."

You can read the fans' support of Jared here at WFB.
or in Nightky's nice article, "Dear Jared, Now and Forever".

References:

http://www.azlyrics.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/

So, what good things about Sam come to mind from you? What good quotes from Sam? Any specific nice details about the character? Nice Sam images or videos? Post them in the comments!

Comments  

Barbara Maake
# Barbara Maake 2015-05-18 18:14
Lilah, that video beautifully illustrates why I think Sam is the most tragic character on TV, as well as how wonderfully Jared has portrayed each and every incarnation of Sam. While parts of the last couple of episodes have not worked for me, I have found Jared's depiction of Sam's increasing desperation and heartache gripping. I'm very anxious about what will happen to him in the finale, but whatever happens to Sam, I know Jared will knock it out of the park.
Lilah_Kane
# Lilah_Kane 2015-05-19 01:04
Thanks for commenting!

And he truly is as is Dean. Their life is not easy. I also loved the episode Where Jared could play Sam with humor. The one where he got the bad luck in a literal sense. I wish he could be able to do those more. From that episode is also the quote I see used often: "I lost my shoe." - Sam

- Lilah
Kate-china
# Kate-china 2015-05-20 00:03
Love it! And I hope everything sam did will get the proper rewards, which means the one who save dean must be Sammy, not anyone else. [forget my poor English pls, ;)
Lilah_Kane
# Lilah_Kane 2015-05-20 01:31
Thanks for reading and no worries about your English. I have trouble with it too.

And I do hope Sam will get the save on this one as the whole season has been building up towards that. So keeping thumbs up here. :)

- Lilah
SanSummer1
# SanSummer1 2015-05-20 09:47
Quote:
This video shows how Padalecki can transform himself to many different variations of Sam. Be it Lucifer!Sam, Soulless!Sam, Cage!Sam, Gadreel!Sam, and Demon!Sam among others. Although when Jared was asked which is his favorite Sam, he said it is Brother!Sam. As you can guess with those many variations he found it hard to play again just Sam.
Could you elaborate what you mean by that?
Lilah_Kane
# Lilah_Kane 2015-05-20 11:32
Sure thing,

don't remember if it was an interview or was it in a con when Jared said that he has played so many different kinds of Sam where Gadreel was the last that he saw playing just brother!Sam be tougher again. He might have been half joking too. I think he meant that he was not controlled by anything Supernatural nor on the influence of anything Supernatural and also he said way before he always makes the different variations as new characters so now he was returning to be just Sam. Anyway, don't remember the source and couldn't find it again. I think it was the earlier interviews or cons he said about it. :)

Found one part:

Quote:
“We’ve had a lot of seasons of Sam going down the rabbit hole, whether it was demon blood or Lucifer or soulless or Gadreel kind of destroying things. And that’s been awesome, because that’s been like an acting clinic 101. I’ve had to do all these different versions that I really committed to,” he explained. “I wanted to make sure that the different versions of Sam didn’t seem like me doing different voices. I kept on thinking to myself, ‘Pretend you’re auditioning for a different show and the show is about this soulless guy,’ and ‘pretend you’re doing a show where you’re Lucifer.’ I didn’t want it to be ‘Sam as Lucifer’ or ‘Sam as soulless guy’ or I just use a darker voice or something. I wanted to be completely different in the eyes and the mannerisms.”
- Variety

- Lilah