Jensen Ackles on why he moved his family to Austin [x]
Anonymous said: Anon about addiction. Other doubt. Do you really think Dean loves Sam for who is? I remember Sex and Violence and that episode is so telling. What he wants most is his little brother, but isn't exactly Sam, because that brother that the siren plays is so different from Sam. That brother likes Dean's music and car, goes clubs and enjoys strippers and obeys without question. However, for better or worse, that's not Sam. So I think Dean loves Sam very much, but doesn't want him as he's. :)
That is such a tough question. Look, remember “Hellhouse” with the prank wars and how much they egged each other on and enjoyed it? There was so much brotherly feeling in that episode, in a lot of the season one eps especially, but right up through season three, there was no doubt about how much they loved and liked one another. They had their difference, but still connected on so many levels.
You’re talking about season four when things were really getting bad. I think that to read those elements that the siren used as what Dean actually wanted is misreading the episode. The siren worked by giving people what they want, it realized he wanted his brother, but he wasn’t Sam. The best he could do was give a simulacrum — a loose representation. He played that up by fitting that to what Dean’s likes, but note what the siren says to Sam:
I gave him what he needed. And it wasn’t some bitch in a G-string. It was you. A little brother that looked up to him, that he could trust.
What Dean wanted was Sam, his Sam, who had his back and took his lead, not someone sneaking around with a demon and lying to him. The recurring issue that Dean has had with Sam since this period is trusting Sam’s judgment and honesty and being able to rely on him. Their conflicts revolve around that from Dean’s side.
I think that music and strippers and such are superficial issues that brothers tease each other over. Sam has shown disdain for Dean’s love of porn and cheesy movies and TV as well. It’s the deeper issues that are important. Dean admires Sam’s big brain and his hunting skills, he envies Sam’s ability to empathize and get witnesses to spill their guts. Sam is better with people, manipulates them better, and Dean knows it.
So, yeah, I think that Dean loves Sam unconditionally and for who he is. That doesn’t mean he loves the lies an secrets or vice versa. I wish they could get to a place where they are honest with each other. They would be a far better team if they were. They’d be invincible. I’d love to see them work together that way again.