Supernatural Sundays – Castiel
Played to perfection by Misha Collins – so well that you forget about his role playing the real-life, infamous serial killer Paul Bernardo in the movie “Karla” – Castiel stole the scene when he entered Sam and Dean’s lives.
An awkward angel sent to pull Dean out of the fires of Hell, he quickly worked his way into our hearts with his moments of questioning his Divine orders, his desire to protect his human charges, and his straight-man humor that, at times, saw my television screen in real danger from having coffee splattered all over the screen with burst-out-laughing moments that were always impeccably timed. So quickly did he work his way into our favor that we brush aside the fact that he burned out poor, beautiful, fun and flirty Pamela’s eyes. Burned. Out. Her. Eyes.
Some good guy, right? But that is the beauty of the character. Everything he does (at least initially) is done with pure intent. He did warn her, after all, not to look directly at him. Even when he unleashed the Leviathan upon the world, we still rooted for him. Cass, our loveable tarnished angel.
The great thing (okay, one of the great things) about Castiel coming into the show was the introduction of angel lore. That Supernatural spectacular thing that they do that makes mythology their own. And their lore grew richer with each episode, making their biblical fanfic angels truly characters of their own design.
I will delve more into their created angel lore next Sunday, but in the meantime, I leave you with this slideshow of some of Cass’s finest moments: