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Supernatural: Cain and Abel

So Sam and Ruby had a little something going on.

Wonder where that will lead.

Imagine this.

Dean and Anna get together. We as much as know that's going to happen based on previews of this week's episode.

What if Anna is meant to get pregnant? We've seen some hints along the way. Dean's problems with kids, until he suspected he had a son. Then we found out how much he really wanted a family.

And that got brought up again in the Samhain episode. Just a passing reference? Adding a little characterization? Or something more, like foreshadowing?

It could also explain why Dean is so important to the angels. It may be his part is to impregnate Anna. I don't want to say a baby Dean might be the Second Coming of Jesus, but, in a way, maybe Dean's baby is meant to be a savior. Maybe Dean' and Anna's baby is the last line of defense against the coming of Lucifer, should the angels fail to stop Lilith from breaking the 66 seals. A kid with the toughness and savvy of Dean, born of one saved from Hell, and with the psychic abilities of Anna, able to hear angels speak, and move things with his mind.

Why would it have to be Dean? First things first.

Sam's part to play

And what if Ruby is ... expecting, or whatever happens to demons when they spawn? What if her plan all along has been to worm her way into Sam's embraces, hoping to get pregnant by Sam, a demon-blooded, telekinetic warrior.

And what if the breaking of the 66 seals is the final step in making sure Sam and Ruby's child becomes... Lucifer born.

That would explain why Dean would have to be the one to be with Anna. The battle of good and evil is supposed to be balanced, and what is more balanced than Sam's abilities versus Dean's tenaciousness? Anna versus Ruby?

Story symmetry and mythic connections

It gives the story symmetry also. The brothers from a broken home fathering mortal enemies. All Sam and Dean really care about is family, and for their family - their sons - to be destined to fight to the death, not just their death, but the death of the world, well, it's just heartbreaking, but it's also poetic.

And it gives them a hell of a reason to stop it from happening.

Finally, it makes sense on a mythic level.

Cain and Abel. Cain killed Abel because God accepted Abel's sacrifice over Cain's. Cain was rejected, while Abel was exalted.

Now, Sam is rejected, and his son would be also. And Dean was exalted, raised from Hell, and his son would be also. And if this theory plays out, Dean's son, the symbolic Abel, would need to kill Sam's son, the symbolic Cain.

How's that for mythos? And how's that for symmetry?

We'll find out by the end of the season if it plays out that way, I think.

Posted by Miller on November 19, 2008 8:58 PM
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Umm no! Just no to all of this!

-- Posted by: Tim at November 19, 2008 11:08 PM

Anything is possible but I can't see the writers or Kripke doing that. They won't even bring in a permanent love interest because it'll change the dynamics of the show too much.

-- Posted by: UH... at November 19, 2008 11:28 PM

That's a really interesting theory, but the only problem is: The angels want Anna dead. Why would they want this if she is meant to give birth to a saviour....?

Just a thought

-- Posted by: Sarah at November 20, 2008 6:25 AM

I just need to know... where do you get your ideas? It's not meant in a bad way, it's just that every time some important thing is about to happen in an episode the fandom just gets crazy ideas...
Though it would make some sort of sense, since Kripke always wanted 5 seasons, maybe have some sort of spin-off with their sons or whatever, I just don't think we're meant to get this whole pregnancy thing in play. The boys have never been with the same girl for too long (Jessica in Sam's story, but look what happened to her and Dean did go out with Caissie for a while, but let's not go there shall we?)
Let's just wait to see what Anna's past is. Yeah, the angels want her dead for a reason, and I think that just cuz we saw Dean and Anna in the promo doesn't mean that it has some true meaning... right?
The show is always full of surprises, so I can't wait to find out what's in store for us tonight (it should be a bomb since Kripke wrote it, and especially since we'll be out of fresh episodes for 7 weeks)...

-- Posted by: Julie at November 20, 2008 8:56 AM

HORRIFYING IDEA, I sincerely hope not.

Dean as martyr is already boring me this season and that would be one step WAY to far.

-- Posted by: Holly at November 20, 2008 10:35 AM

If this came to fruition, it would be like Sam just turned his Hand of Ipecac on the audience. It would kill the show for me.

-- Posted by: Sofia at November 20, 2008 12:05 PM

I'm not sure I but it, but it is an interesting idea. We'll see what we learn tonight.

-- Posted by: Jen at November 20, 2008 6:05 PM

BUY is what I meant. I'm not sure I buy it...

-- Posted by: Jen at November 20, 2008 6:08 PM

I just make stuff up. But I try to think, given everything that's gone before, where could it logically go.

While I think this is a long shot, it logically could go there (though maybe not without killing the show).

I do think that Dean is destined to have - or lose the possibility of having - a family before the series ends. I don't necessarily really believe that it will end up Sam's kid vs. Dean's kid. It's just a thought about what's possible, and how it would make sense.

There are MORE ways it DOESN'T make sense - and the biggest one is that I think we're destined to see Sam vs. Dean. It's a more powerful story, it fits the templates even better.

I'm fleshing out some more crazy ideas on that front as I type....

-- Posted by: Miller at November 21, 2008 8:48 AM

The dynamics of the show...

Well, I think they're going to change by about the middle of next season, if Kripke is serious about only having 5 seasons.

More on that next week.

-- Posted by: Miller at November 21, 2008 8:52 AM

actually i really like your idea!!!, but i don't think it would happen... :)

-- Posted by: Nattyff at November 21, 2008 1:36 PM

This is an utterly fascinating theory. I wouldn't put anything past Kripke and Company at this point - this could be where Season five's storyline heads...

-- Posted by: Ryansauntie at January 6, 2009 12:00 AM

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