Whether Dean was alone as well is not the point.
To me it is indicative of a larger writing fail. Before the Season started, there were interviews and spoilers given about the Sam-Amelia connection, on how Sam would be all alone in the world and what he would do with it and how Amelia would be a fellow lost soul so the two would bond over that.
Now, nine episodes in, I still think that was the plan
, what they wanted
to convey. But I never particularly got "lost soul" from either one, not Amelia nor Sam. Their flashbacks looked more like drifting through life, slightly bored. They looked neither happy nor sad for the most part.
For me, they simply haven`t written two people who even acted like they were all alone. And with the dad, I already said how Amelia`s so-called aloness feel apart for me. With Sam, he was supposed to be alone but I bought that a lot more in the terrible "lurve Ruby or die" flashback ep from Season 4. And Bobby was still alive during that time.
Meanwhile, the writers have actually written someone who was literally all alone for a time but ironically don`t seem to grasp that they have done so. It never once came up in interviews or was addressed onscreen.
Which, don`t get me wrong, I don`t mind. It`s no big deal to me. But what, can they only accidentally
write this? Yet when it`s supposed to be the underlying foundation of a whole story/relationship, they can`t? Because right now, this is where I`m at.
Maybe if they had tried - on purpose - to give Amelia the most dreary personality (and I use the term loosely) possible or to have the Sam-Amelia connection as chemistry-free as possible, they would have created a good character? Or, better yet, if they had put no care into her character/story at all, she would have been a smash hit?
Carver has given every indication that he is loving this relationship and is excited about/invested in it. Normally, at least when the writers try to force-feed me a character or plot point, I can see the efforts they put into it, even if the force-feeding itself usually leaves me retching at any onscreen presence of it.
But this time, I hear a lot of babble on what I`m supposed to be seeing onscreen but it couldn`t be more absent. The only stuff that makes an impression is that which the writers obviously don`t give a hill of beans about because it never gets mentioned by them.