In The CW’s Supernatural, many followers shipped Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) and Castiel (Misha Collins). The ship, referred to as Destiel, was seemingly confirmed to be canon within the 15th and closing season of the present when Cas professed his love for Dean.
However, Dean was by no means proven verbally reciprocating Cas’ proclamation. Because of this, their closing second collectively is left as much as interpretation, and it’s as much as followers to determine if their relationship is romantic or not. After the sequence finale aired, a Spanish dub of Cas’ final scene leaked, displaying Dean responding to Cas and seemingly confirming that Destiel is perhaps canon in spite of everything.
Cas and Dean’s closing scene in ‘Supernatural’
In the 18th episode of the ultimate season, “Despair,” Cas experiences a second of true happiness after declaring his love for Dean. Destiel shippers interpreted this declaration as a romantic one and as affirmation that Cas was in love with Dean.
Due to a deal he made with the Empty in a earlier season, this happiness sends Cas to the afterlife. Because the Empty additionally takes Death, Dean’s life is successfully saved with Cas’ declaration of affection.
This in fact outraged some Supernatural followers, as they felt it fell into the Bury Your Gays trope. With this trope, LGBTQ characters are killed off in TV and movie extra typically than heterosexual characters, and this typically happens after an LGBTQ character has lastly achieved happiness.
Because of this, Supernatural appeared to substantiate Destiel as canon within the worst potential means for followers. In the sequence finale, Cas is simply talked about by title and doesn’t seem once more, including extra outrage for Destiel shippers.
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The Spanish dub appears to substantiate the declaration as romantic
In the English model of the episode “Despair,” Dean responds to Cas’ declaration with “Don’t do this, Cas.” A leaked model of the episode with a Spanish dub exhibits Dean replying with “Yo a ti, Cas” which interprets to “And I, you, Cas.”
The subtitles for the scene replicate the English script, and dubbing usually happens independently with out studio interference. Still, the leak led to followers utilizing the hashtag #TheySilencedThem on Twitter to precise their disappointment with The CW.
Misha Collins has a message for ‘Supernatural’ followers
After Supernatural followers started trending #TheySilencedThem on Twitter, Collins took to Twitter to elucidate the scenario to followers. The Supernatural actor denied that there was a conspiracy with The CW to purposefully silence any of the Supernatural characters. He additionally revealed that he doesn’t view Cas’ loss of life as a part of the Bury Your Gays trope.
“There was no conspiracy within the network, staff, or cast of #SPN to minimize or erase representation from the narrative & there was no alternate ending to 15.18. Dean was always too stunned in the moment to reply. (Apparently a rogue translator penned their own dialogue.),” Collins tweeted.
He continued the thread, writing, “Also, in my opinion Cas doesn’t play into the ‘bury your gays’ trope. His declaration of love saves Dean, enabling Sam & Dean to save all of humanity. And Cas doesn’t die! He actually goes on to rebuild heaven!”
After 15 seasons, the sequence finale of Supernatural aired on The CW on Nov. 19.