So now that the Sam is a big old meanie for not being nicer to Dean has taken hold, the next wave of why Dean was right and Sam was wrong is starting. This post
, by the author of Dean Winchester Protector or Abuser
is campaigning for why Sam put in perspective Gad killing Kevin in Sam's body. The argument goes that yes Kevin was killed but Gad saved Cas and Charlie, so shouldn't Sam see the whole being kept alive by being possessed as a good thing? Isn't Kevin's life worth it because two others were saved? Now to be fair, the poster I linked to does admit that Charlie would not have been in the bunker if Sam had died, since Sam was the one to call her in to try and make an angel locator, but the argument goes Cas would be dead and isn't Cas being alive more important than Kevin being dead? Or at least as important so Sam should just try to look on the sunny side of life instead of focusing on Kevin's death? And let's face it (she continues) if Sam had died, Dean would have been devastated and not hunted and look how many people would have died, so honestly Sam snap out of it, your emotions shouldn't count here at ALL.
Now I'm a bad person to argue this in some ways. My feelings on Cas have gone from dislike to indifferent. I'm fonder of him this season, but admittedly Cas would be dead if Sam had his way leaves me saying Eh. It just really makes me nuts that Sam is being reduced to a thing to be used and his worth is judged not by who he is but by how useful he is to characters that fandom deems worthy. I just find the line of reasoning really GROSS. I figure Sam gets to decide how to feel about how his own body was used and no one should even try to dismiss that.
Of course I find it hard to top this comment
from the A.V. Club review of The Purge.And what is this idea of Sam being ready to die? If he was so ready to die, why doesn't he kill himself now?
and from the same comment (As for Gadreel killing Kevin, I fail to understand what this has to do with anything. At some point Metatron would have found Gadreel and given him that task. Or he would have just used a different angel.
So Sam should just buck up and not feel anything that might upset Dean. Some parts of fandom are really awful.