In the CW Supernatural, many fans sent Dean Winchester (Jenson Eckle) and Castiel (Misha Collins). The ship, known as Destiel, seems to have been confirmed as a canon in the show’s 15th and final season, when Cass confesses his love for Dean.
However, Dean was never shown with an oral return proclamation to Cass. Therefore, their last moment together is left for interpretation, and fans have to decide whether their relationship is romantic or not. After the series’ finale aired, a Spanish double leaked on Cass’s final scene, showing that Dean matched Cass and seemingly confirmed that Destiel could still be a canon.
Cass and Dean’s last scene in “Supernatural”
In the 18th episode of last season, “Despair”, Cass experiences a moment of true happiness after announcing his love for Dean. Destiel’s suppliers interpreted the statement as romantic and as confirmation that Cass was in love with Dean.
Due to a deal he made with the empty in the previous season, this happiness sends Cass to the afterlife. As emptiness takes away death, Dean’s life is effectively saved with Cass’s declaration of love.
This, of course, outraged some Supernatural fans as they felt it had fallen into the trap of Bury Your Gays. With this trope, LGBTQ characters are killed on television and in movies more often than heterosexual characters, and this often happens after an LGBTQ character finally achieves happiness.
Because of this, Supernatural seems to confirm Destiel as a canon in the worst possible way for fans. At the end of the series, Cas is mentioned only by name and does not reappear, adding more outrage to Destiel’s senders.
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The Spanish double seems to confirm the declaration as romantic
In the English version of the episode “Despair,” Dean responds to Cass’s statement with “Don’t do this, Cass.” The leaked version of the Spanish double episode shows that Dean responds with “Yo a ti, Cas”, which means “I, you, Cas”.
The subtitles for the stage reflect the English script and the dubbing is usually done independently, without interference in the studio. Still, the leak led fans to use the hashtag #TheySilencedThem on Twitter to express their disappointment with The CW.
Misha Collins has a message for Supernatural fans
After Supernatural fans began to be on the #TheySilencedThem trend on Twitter, Collins went on Twitter to explain the situation to fans. The Supernatural the actor denied that there was a conspiracy with The CW to deliberately silence any of Supernatural signs. He also revealed that he did not view Cass’s death as part of the Bury Your Gays troop.
“There was no conspiracy on the web, staff or cast of #SPN to minimize or delete the performance from the story and there was no alternative ending until 15.18. Dean was always too stunned right now to answer. (Apparently a fraudulent translator wrote their own dialogue.), Twint Collins.
He continued the topic, writing: “Also, I don’t think Cas plays the role of ‘bury your gays.’ His declaration of love saves Dean, allowing Sam and Dean to save all of humanity. And Cass doesn’t die! He is actually continuing to restore paradise! “
After 15 seasons, the series ended on Supernatural aired on The CW on November 19th.