This is a rant about the show “Supernatural.” If you aren’t into it, you should probably skip this post. Also, it will probably contain spoilers, so if you haven’t seen it all up to the end of season 10, then get to watching. It’s all on Netflix.
For those of you who are still reading and don’t know about Supernatural, it’s a show about two brothers named Sam and Dean Winchester who were raised to kill dangerous supernatural creatures like werewolves, vampires, and demons. They constantly scour the news for reports of strange deaths, and when they find one and determine that it’s the kind of thing they deal with, they travel there in their car and kill whatever is causing the trouble.
The life of a hunter is thankless, brutal, and short. At one point, Dean gets mortally wounded, and their father sells his soul to a demon to save him. Finding out that the demon he sold his soul to is the same one who killed their mother, the brothers embark on a mission to find and kill him. They eventually do, and then they accept their father’s sacrifice without trying to find a way to bring him back.
Of course they would have done the same thing for him, but it’s a strange thing for them to just accept that he’s gone, because as the series goes on, the brothers basically take turns dying, telling the other not to save them, and then saving each other anyway. Every time they fight about it, the savior tells his brother that he did it because they’re family.
That’s all well and good, but then at one point, their friend and mentor Bobby Singer dies. They can’t save him, so they let him go. Later on, they find out that his soul was unjustly put in Hell. They go there and release his soul so he can go to Heaven, but no mention at all is made of their father, whose soul is also languishing in Hell after his deal. They also don’t try to save their half brother, who also ended up in Hell because of his part in their adventures.
Maybe they didn’t try to save their dad because he legitimately sold his soul. But that didn’t stop Dean from ending up in heaven at least once after dying due to a pardon from Yahweh. Even their angel friend Castiel was saved by the whim of Yahweh.
Dean went so far as to undo the creation of the universe in order to stop Sam from dying. I think the writers set that up because they just wanted the series to end, but all it does is make me want to know what happens next.