The Fangirl Business

42.2: Deconstructing "Carry On" - The Barn and Dean's Death Scene

March 03, 2021 The Fangirl Business Season 1 Episode 42
The Fangirl Business
42.2: Deconstructing "Carry On" - The Barn and Dean's Death Scene
Chapters
0:00
disclaimer and intro
6:24
the barn set and s4's "Heaven and Hell"
11:37
our approach for analysis
13:53
barns and Castiel
15:03
the power of visual storytelling
16:30
queer silence and death
17:16
TRANSITION INTO DISCUSSION OF DEAN'S DEATH
22:08
silent movies, pies, and vampires
23:35
being "stabbed in the back" as betrayal
25:03
DISCUSSION OF DEATH SCENE DIALOGUE BEGINS
27:06
the emotional whiplash of the death scene
27:44
Sam's decision making and leadership
30:45
Dean's moments of vulnerability
31:21
fate & destiny vs free will
34:04
Dean's performativity (even while dying)
38:18
the conflicting characterizations of Sam and Dean: old narratives vs current narratives
43:02
Dean builds up Sam
52:48
verbal negation of found family, and John's legacy
58:11
"Always Keep Fighting" and mental health
1:09:04
the problem of "peace in death"
1:12:05
the importance of examining language and imagery
1:13:11
END OF DISCUSSION OF DEAN'S DEATH SCENE
1:14:09
outro
The Fangirl Business
42.2: Deconstructing "Carry On" - The Barn and Dean's Death Scene
Mar 03, 2021 Season 1 Episode 42
The Fangirl Business

*CONTENT WARNING: This episode discusses and analyzes "Carry On," starting with a discussion of the barn setting and including the entirety of Dean's death scene. We are including chapter markers in this episode so that you can skip moments that may be too difficult. There are no audio clips in this episode, as we feel that they could be triggering. Please take care of yourselves, friends.*

In this episode, Chrisha and Catherine discuss the barn set and its connection to Season 4's "Heaven and Hell" before approaching Dean's death scene and the dialogue between him and Sam. Pulling out key lines of dialogue, they discuss the implications of what each the brothers said. 

Links from discussion:

Show Notes Chapter Markers

*CONTENT WARNING: This episode discusses and analyzes "Carry On," starting with a discussion of the barn setting and including the entirety of Dean's death scene. We are including chapter markers in this episode so that you can skip moments that may be too difficult. There are no audio clips in this episode, as we feel that they could be triggering. Please take care of yourselves, friends.*

In this episode, Chrisha and Catherine discuss the barn set and its connection to Season 4's "Heaven and Hell" before approaching Dean's death scene and the dialogue between him and Sam. Pulling out key lines of dialogue, they discuss the implications of what each the brothers said. 

Links from discussion:

disclaimer and intro
the barn set and s4's "Heaven and Hell"
our approach for analysis
barns and Castiel
the power of visual storytelling
queer silence and death
TRANSITION INTO DISCUSSION OF DEAN'S DEATH
silent movies, pies, and vampires
being "stabbed in the back" as betrayal
DISCUSSION OF DEATH SCENE DIALOGUE BEGINS
the emotional whiplash of the death scene
Sam's decision making and leadership
Dean's moments of vulnerability
fate & destiny vs free will
Dean's performativity (even while dying)
the conflicting characterizations of Sam and Dean: old narratives vs current narratives
Dean builds up Sam
verbal negation of found family, and John's legacy
"Always Keep Fighting" and mental health
the problem of "peace in death"
the importance of examining language and imagery
END OF DISCUSSION OF DEAN'S DEATH SCENE
outro