but now every time cas makes a pop culture reference on the show it’s going to be because metatron forced all the information into his head
Yes, that’s right. There was an angry/concerned buzz after Season 6. Basically people took to writing letters and sending emails, and generally made their feelings known on the internet. The Save Castiel campaign and Letters to Cas (which ended up in a book given to Misha!) were two notable movements to come out of that during the hiatus.
Many fans reacted negatively to the S6 storyline and the Godstiel/evil!Cas situation we were left with – only natural, seeing that a beloved character had apparently just been destroyed for no reason. But the backlash also related to showrunner shenanigans – SG and co. really did not endear themselves to fandom with the way they handled things.
Misha said this during aecon4
I told production, you know, ‘I’m having a baby’ —Maison, my daughter— ‘I’m having a baby in September, so do me a favour and try to write me light in those episodes, so you can maybe move stuff around.’ The episode right before the baby was due, the episode where the baby was due, and the episode right after that, were the heaviest episodes that I’ve had all season. And then after that, it was like, ‘Ah, and then he’s off for five or six episodes.’ I was like, ‘Thanks a lot, guys! Super helpful.’
So, my wife, her water broke, and I called the studio and said, ‘Hey guys, the water broke, I’m not coming in today.’
And they were like, ‘Oh, God. Well, if the baby comes, maybe you can come in later today?’
And I said, ‘Okay, but I think I’m probably gonna try to take the whole day off.’
And they said, ‘Well, we’ll check in with you around lunchtime.’
So they called like, ‘Hey, how’s it going?’ It was really funny, because the producer kept calling, and trying to be like, ‘Ahh, how’s it going? How’s the baby?’ But he didn’t give a shit. He was just like, are you gonna come in later today or not?
So the end of the day came, and the baby hadn’t come, and we called the midwife. And production called and said ‘What’s going on?’
And I said, ‘Well, the baby still hasn’t come.’
And they said, ‘You’re gonna be in tomorrow, right?’
And I said, ‘I… I mean, I think so? I’m gonna call the midwife.’
I called the midwife and said, ‘The water broke, is this, you know, is this normal?’
The midwife said, ‘Definitely. The baby will definitely be born by tomorrow.’
So I called them back and said ‘Guys, don’t worry. I should be in tomorrow. Baby’s gonna be born tonight.’
Overnight… baby wasn’t born. Next morning, production calls, ‘Hey, how’s it going?’
'Uh, well, it's going good; it's not going great, I mean, the baby's not born yet. So I'm not coming in.'
And they said, ‘Well, maybe you could come in, and then if the baby starts to come, go home.’
And I said, ‘…no. Not coming in.’
And they said, ‘Okay. But it’s gonna be definitely born today, right?’
And I called the midwife and said, ‘Is it definitely gonna be born today? ‘Cause everybody’s getting kinda nervous.’
And the midwife said, ‘Absolutely.’
I called back, I said ‘The baby is definitely, definitely— the baby promises it’s gonna be born. Because apparently, in 99.9% of cases, with women who have already had a baby, once the water breaks, it’s born within 24 hours. So we’re safe.’
Apparently, we’re the .1% that that doesn’t happen to, because the next day, the baby still wasn’t born. And they were freaking out. And I was freaking out, ‘cause I mean, it’s one thing, on a production, to miss one day. To miss two days is not cool. To miss three days, they start calling the insurance company, because they literally have to stop production and it’s a big deal for them. You know, it costs them maybe a couple hundred thousand dollars a day.
And so they say, ‘Well, can they… could they surgically remove the baby?’
And I’m like, ‘No, we’re not gonna surgically remove the baby! Just, just be patient.’
They’re not patient. So, finally the baby was born, but I missed three days. And then as soon as the baby was born, they were like, ‘Great! Can you come in now?’ And I did. That was good. That was fun. Although other than the studio breathing down our necks the whole time, it went very smoothly. But the studio was very stressful to deal with.”
#lmao they had nine monhs to prepare and work out the schedule properly#but nah man let’s treat misha like trash#wank for ts#they treated him and vicki horrible when west was born too#telling him his character was dead so they moved out of their condo and shipped everything back to LA#only to be told to come back a few months later#(also that producer he mentions is robert singer just fyi)
also in the beginning of season 5, when Cas went through some changes and was slowly getting more human, Misha went to Singer who was directing the episode and asked him about character motivation and such, and Singer answered him with "Oh no, you’re not going to be one of those actors, are you?"
When crap like this comes around, we deal with it… Like we always have. What we don’t do is we don’t go out and make another deal with the Devil!
#Dean Winchester #is the biggest hypocrite #and the worst part of it is #the narrative always makes him right #what Castiel and Crowley were doing #huge disaster #when Dean trusts Crowley? #it all goes well of course! #Dean can do no wrong #seriously show stop it (via fatalchild)
#remember when Dean got to fix the mistake of making an angel possess Sam without informed consent #by making Crowley possess Sam without consent? #and it worked? #and it was the right thing to do? #ha ha ha #what a joke #idk what exactly happened last year but i reached the point of no return when it comes to tolerating this shit #the writers’ blatant stanning for Dean makes him far less likeable than he could be #(wait no i think know what happened #the show decided Cas should’ve trusted Dean with the angel tablet #despite Dean’s open hatred of angels #they decided Dean should get to yell at Cas and contemplate killing him #while Cas should act like a guilty puppy and try to win Dean’s forgiveness #so i guess Dean is entitled to Cas’ trust but Cas isn’t entitled to not being under threat of death whenever he ‘messes up’ #where by ‘messing up’ i mean miraculously surviving a simultanuous attack of the rulers of both Heaven and Hell lol) #i hate everything (via schroedingerscas)
but isn’t it ~interesting how sam being possessed by an angel without his consent is clearly seen as awful and bad and wrong and that’s it. there’s no good about this situation at all. but cas having his grace removed against his will and thus forced into becoming human is a learning lesson for him on how great humanity is.
and isn’t it ~interesting how cas always has to keep learning how great! amazing! fantastic! humans are (despite him venerating them as early as season 4) yet the winchesters never have to learn to understand what cas has gone through as an angel or appreciate him as one without seeing him as a tool to use for his powers.
and isn’t it ~interesting how cas has been in pain and has been tortured and has been brainwashed and has been near suicidal from the guilt he’s felt for all the wrongs he’s done and how he’s clearly felt the gamut of emotions as an angel and yet somehow it’s all “oh i didn’t really know pain and emotions and i was never really sorry until i became human and i learned what it was really like~”
and isn’t it ~interesting how the rest of the angels have also been brainwashed and tortured and lived under the threat of that and death if they were to act upon their own thoughts and feelings and how they’ve had to kill their own brothers and sisters and how they’ve had their home destroyed and thrown into chaos and how they were ripped from it and cast out and yet somehow it’s all “oh but look at everything humans have been through~ look how resilient humanity is~”
yeah, isn’t it ~interesting.
Apologies, Anon. If you’re still around, the answers are meandering slowly up the posting path, though there are only two in this one. I have a bad habit of getting carried away, which I’m sure has not gone unnoticed.
Um, suffice it to say that this post features me talking about Dean and Season Six. Neither of which I love dearly, so…fair warning.