Speaking of S3 and how it failed:
Dean letting Bela die without any compassion actually undermines his position lore-wise as the righteous man who finally sheds blood in hell. Is it righteous to look at an abused, traumatized child and decide she deserves to be dragged to hell for a deal she made as a TERRIFIED CHILD because she grew up to be a somewhat terrible selfish adult? Personally I don’t think so???
Wouldn’t it have underscored his righteousness more had he recognized all of that and decided that no matter what shit she’d pulled as an adult, her being hellbound was the result of a deal she made as a child trying to escape a terrible situation and she did not deserve that? Wouldn’t it have been clearer that he was a righteous man had he tried his best to save her from an unjust fate, even after she stole critical items from him, because some things are just wrong? Wouldn’t it have some real resonance had he thrown his energy into saving this girl who did real wrong to him but did not deserve to die this way, when he could have been working to save himself? Wouldn’t that speak to his righteousness as a person?
What if he’d tried to save her and she died anyway? What if he did save her and failed to save himself? Wouldn’t any of this be more compelling than what actually happened?
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@deputyfangs // “ the more i open doors , the
bigger the maze becomes . ”
“There’s something so... intrinsically human about that, isn’t there.” Though neither one of them is really human. There flows through Regulus a power that has existed in his bloodline for millennia—and through Christian, something else entirely. But they, the wizards and vampires and humans, are cut of a similar mold. And they are not so different as any one group would have the others believe.
“We see a door and we know there’s something behind it that we’re not ready for; another ten million questions for the pile of those we haven’t answered yet. But we open it anyways because we need to know, and we want to know, our future selves be damned.” Regulus is guilty of carrying the world when he had not the strength even to lift himself; and he is older now, wiser now, but hardly less determined in his approach to responsibility.
“It’s a large world. Lots of doors. Once-upon-a-time people like us weren’t meant to exist. ‘Creatures’ of storybooks and fairy tales. But I think every piece of fiction comes from some part of reality that we’re either too scared to face, or desperately want to meet. So who says there aren’t other societies out there hiding from us? And, I don’t know, I think they need help more than the humans do. They’re out there trapped in the maze.”
If I love you, one of them cried out,
what would you give up?
There were others before you,
I wanted to say, and you’d be the one
before someone else. Everything, I said.
from What They Wanted by Stephen Dunn