6 November 2020, 13:21 | Updated: 6 November 2020, 14:38
Is Destiel canon, yes or no? Supernatural leaves fans in disbelief after dramatic season 15 episode. [This article contains spoilers!]
Alright, who had Supernatural making Destiel (sort of) canon on their 2020 apocalypse bingo card?
After a brief pandemic delay, the final episodes of Supernatural returned in October. Last night (Nov 5), the third from last episode of the series aired on The CW and fans across the world are having some very intense mixed feelings over what the hell just happened.
A major character death and a Castiel confession have caused a huge reaction online, with the show managing to trend on Twitter amid all the election news. And if you’re here wondering what Putin has to do with all of this, allow us to explain.
Supernatural‘s Destiel bombshell appeared to drop at the same time as reports of Putin reportedly resigning. Now, the memes have merged. If you have no idea what’s going on, here’s everything you need to know.
WARNING: Major spoilers ahead for Supernatural season 5, episode 18…
If you haven’t been keeping up with Supernatural, here’s what happened: After Billie threatens to kill Castiel and Dean, Castiel realises that he can save Dean by sacrificing his own life. In order to do so, Castiel uses the deal he made with The Empty (he can live until the moment he’s truly happy) and then confesses how he truly feels about him.
In the scene, Castiel makes a speech to Dean, saying: “I never found an answer because the one thing I want is something I know I can’t have. But I think I know now happiness isn’t in the having. It’s in just being. It’s in just saying it.”
“Ever since I pulled you out of hell, knowing you has changed me. Because you cared, I cared. I cared about you, I cared about Sam, I cared about Jack. But I cared about the whole world because of you. You changed me, Dean.”
Dean then asks Cas why it sounds like he’s saying goodbye and he replies: “Because it is. I love you… Goodbye, Dean.”
People are absolutely losing it over Castiel’s confession. After years of shipping the two characters, many fans are emotional…
like everyone knows, whether you’re in the fandom or not, about dean and castiel. the fanfics, ao3, the art, the edits, youtube, twitter, tumblr, the gifs, man destiel has been a famous ship for 11 years and for this to finally go canon???? i might be losing my mind today-
— nethmi (spn spoilers!!) 📌 (@lwtsvelvet) November 6, 2020
However, some fans aren’t all that happy with the way that the show went about the big Destiel reveal. Shortly after confessing his love to Dean, Castiel died after being taken by The Empty.
After baiting fans with the ship for years and never really seeing anything played out, many fans are calling out the show and bringing up the ‘Bury Your Gays’ TV trope.
they queerbaited for a whole 15 seasons, didn’t even confirm if dean felt the same way, and then immediately sent cas to super hell
— catradora canon babey 🍾 (@catradora_thots) November 6, 2020
Bury your gays but like make it ✨10 years of queer baiting✨
— grace ♡𝘴 𝘮𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘦𝘯 (@_southernpansy_) November 6, 2020
Ultimately, the Supernatural fandom seem to be praising Misha Collins’ delivery of Castiel’s final speech to Dean.
On Twitter, Misha reacted to the scene, writing: “Tonight, watching Cas talk to Dean, I got lost in the story and forgot for a moment that I’m the one who plays that angel and I thought, “He’s how I want to be. He’s openhearted and he’s selfless and he’s true.”
I can’t believe #Supernatural had the AUDACITY of making #destiel canon and then killing Cas FOUR SECONDS LATER I MEAN ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?????
We’ve been waiting for 12 years and when it’s finally here they do us dirty
But Misha’s performance??? PHENOMENAL OUTSTANDING pic.twitter.com/zYkmi7bvGW
— 🎈𝖆𝖓𝖓𝖊 𝖐𝖆𝖙𝖍🎈 (@kit_kathy_) November 6, 2020
From the reaction to Castiel’s confession, the random Putin reports and the fact that 2012 Tumblr is suddenly thriving once again… Here are some of the best memes and reactions to Supernatural’s Destiel reveal.
the entire 2020 election, the destiel canon scene immediately becoming a bury your gays, and vladimir putin announcing he’s stepping down next year pic.twitter.com/D1RimCzXNC
— aj 🕸 (@ajjordanphoto) November 6, 2020
Was going to use context clues to say that Destiel scene looks like this gif without actually watching it but then I watched it and it really does look like this pic.twitter.com/L69CfYWNn2
— Ryan 🎃 (@cursegoat) November 6, 2020
destiel putin, you were named after the two most memorable events to happen simultaneously during the us 2020 presidential election
— Mari🌸Costa (@marinscos) November 6, 2020