'Supernatural' Season 15 Episode 17: Can Dean and Sam's bond be saved? 'Devastated' fans doubt after gun scene

It all started with the initiation of the final task where Jack is supposed to die after killing God, aka Chuck, and Amara


                            'Supernatural' Season 15 Episode 17: Can Dean and Sam's bond be saved? 'Devastated' fans doubt after gun scene
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Spoilers for 'Supernatural' Season 15 Episode 17: 'Unity'

The one thing all 'Supernatural' fans can agree in unison is that the show and its writers have put the Winchester brother's through the utmost. From child abuse at the hands of parents to being condemned to hell, selling their soul for one another, and now deliberating over the loss of their common child Jack - Sam and Dean Winchester have been through everything. Back in their childhood, Dean had always protected Sam - first from their abusive father and later from other forces coming to take his little brother. So when the older Winchester pulled a gun on his younger brother in Season 15, Episode 17 of the show's final runs, fans were left shocked, devastated, livid, and pretty much swirling in distaste over the out of character behavior. Rightfully so, they are now commenting on how this gun sequence left things pretty unsalvageable between the two.

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It all started with the initiation of the final task where Jack dies after killing God, aka Chuck, and Amara. According to Billie's prophecied deal, Jack wouldn't be able to kill the other two without dying himself at the same go, and Dean being so casual about it is what gets on Sam's nerves. The previous episode already showed Sam at the brink of his patience, yelling back at Dean to stop explaining keeping things from him further, so it made sense why he would be so persistent about Dean talk about the prospect of Jack dying with less hostility. To Dean, however, the end goal is watching Chuck die and he doesn't care how they accomplish it. So when Sam gets a little too aggressive, Dean pulls a gun on him, threatening him to pretty much back the fuck up or the consequences won't be pretty.

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This comes after Chuck has been a little too elated over watching the brothers fight, bicker, and disagree, and soon it becomes very clear that this was his ending, and he had written it to suit his narrative. Under the influence of Chuck's writing, Dean insists he doesn't care who dies as long as God is dead. He even says he'd trade them all for Chuck, and this is where things get emotional. Pulling out the big guns, Sam asks Dean, "What about me, would you trade me?" When his brother doesn't get the sentiment, Sam continues: "My entire life you've protected me, from dad, from Lucifer, from everything. I didn't always like it but it's the one thing in the whole world that I could always count on. It's the only thing I've ever known that was true. So please, put the gun away."

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All of this heartfelt monologue still ending with Jack nearing an explosion once God and Amara have merged together and disappeared made fans wonder if Dean's stunt, no matter how under the influence of God's writing, was worth looking past. "I don’t think sam & dean’s relationship can come back from this. it won’t ever feel the same. just the knowledge that dean would point a gun at sam the way he did changes something," tweeted a viewer.

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"I really liked this episode but Dean saying Jack isn't family AND pulling a gun on Sam. WTF was that????? Really hated that part!!" tweeted another fan.

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There was also: "i was so so terrified that spn would do something in the final eps that’d change the way i view the show. unfortunately it’s happened. idk if i’ll be able to look at sam & dean’s relationship now without thinking about how dean pulled a gun on him. i’m so devastated."

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Other fans complained: "I hated it. Dean would never pull a gun on Sam just to kill Chuck. He went to hell for him. He let him have the Easter Bunny until he was 12. No way!!"

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And: "Wtf was Dean doing this episode! POINTING A GUN AT SAM, WHO HE’S DONE EVERYTHING FOR! DEAN IS SO DESPERATE ITS SO HEARTBREAKING!"

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Also: "Dean pulling a gun on sam does not sit right with me at all. the heart of the show has always been sam & dean’s dynamic and the knowledge that dean always protects sam and puts him first. so for dean to point a gun at him is beyond disturbing."

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'Supernatural' Season 15 airs on Thursdays at 8pm only on The CW.

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