Absolutely agree and that's what I'm getting from the comments about Sam growing up more this season and I'm looking forward that.
I would actually like to see them at least tone down the mentor/nursemaid part of Dean and see it evolve into more of a partnership between the two.
But I am curious about the emphasis on Sam's "leadership" skills. Who is he going to be leading? All the other psychic kids are dead and I'm assuming at the end of the day that it won't be the demon army. Who else is there? Ruby and Bela? Bobby? Is Dean going to be calling Sam sir by the end of the season the way he did with John? I can't see the boys as anything but equal partners so I find this whole leadership thing for Sam rather puzzling.
It makes me wonder if Kripke plans to end the series with Dean either going off to live a normal happily-ever-after or dying, leaving Sam to lead the rest of the hunting minions.
I seriously don't want more episodes of the boys having the same miserable, vaguely whiny conversations about how much their lives suck. IMO the show is so much more effective when they maintain elements of humor and adventure and let the poignancy emerge more naturally rather than wallowing in its own 'woe is me' and 'see, look at how much their lives SUCK' stuff that I feel we've already gotten too much of.
Edited by chickk, Sep 28, 2007 @ 6:18 PM.