I was wondering if we could start a discussion about what we think is going on with Dean and having a soul. I've heard various theories that he doesn't have a soul and that he's hiding that fact. And now with the presence of Amara, we may actually find out what's going on.
**I truly hope this is the right place to have this discussion. I've been navigating the site and trying to participate more, but it seems a little confusing since not all the discussions appear to happen on the Discussion Page (i.e. the News, Articles, and Spoilers pages all seem to have discussions there). So, if this is better placed elsewhere, please forgive me. I'm confuzzled. lol.**
But, here is what I think or this is the impression that I have: Dean and Amara have a strange connection and we are learning about that through Dean's perspective since he is just as perplexed as the audience is at this point. Dean essentially freed The Darkness, so perhaps Amara feels indebted to him somehow, but it does seem like more is going on. I like seeing Dean confused by it, otherwise I think it would throw the whole storyline off.
Some are speculating that Dean doesn't have a soul, but I think he does and I'm thinking that his role in "freeing The Darkness" isn't quite done yet. I think Dean's soul is going to be the key to all of this. Kind of like Amara is the Gatekeeper and Dean's Soul is the Keymaster. And once those two things get together, then Amara will finally have full power and/or The Darkness will finally have what it needs to consume the world. I think that's why Amara has her eye on Dean. I'm not seeing it as anything romantic or sexual or intimate in that way. For me, it's either going to be that his Soul is the one thing she *can't* consume (which would be interesting and would take things in a different direction) or that his Soul is the 'ultimate soul', the final one that she must consume when she's old enough and powerful enough and ready to. And, if the latter is the case, then I can see Dean sacrificing his own soul, somehow and someway, to keep Amara from getting it.
Anyway, those are my impressions. So, I was wondering what everyone else's thoughts were on that. Please feel free to discuss.