(no actual spoilers here)
Nah, I wouldn’t really pit the two against each other. But I’ve been getting the vibe that for this season you’re either a Sam fan or a Dean fan…
Two separate people at two different colleges told me within the last week that Sam was ‘whiny’ and/or ‘wimpy’. One told me that Sam should’ve been willing to give up his girlfriend when Dean came back from Purgatory (note: maybe he has by now; I haven’t seen this week’s episode yet) because Dean gave up Lisa to get Sam’s soul back.
My first thought is that Dean only gave up Lisa when she and Ben were in imminent, constant danger. He really did love them.
My second thought is that it would not be right for Sam to abandon his girlfriend & dog like that just because Dean showed up again. Think of the girl! She’s got feelings in the matter too. =P
My third thought is that the brothers - especially Dean - need to grow up. Sam, out of the two, is the most emotionally stable. He’s got a chance of a proper life. Dean - he thinks he’s tied into the hunter life and as long as he thinks that, he has no chance of a proper life.
And it’s cruel of him to expect Sam to stay. They’re brothers, yes. But brothers have to grow up someday and be separate people with separate lives.
And I’m guessing that’s what the writers are driving at. Or I hope. Because if the end of the season comes and we’re right back where we started, I’m going to be royally disappointed.