Via Katie Paulie 3) Dean is our hope, and this season that hope has been taken away. It's always been Dean who loses everyone. Mom, Dad, Sam, Bobby, Lisa, Ben, Kevin-- the list goes on. But it gets more creative than that: Dad ignores him, ditches him, Cas lies, works with Crowley behind his back, Sam takes off, heaps his anger on Dean, works against him, doesn't look for him, and disowns him as a brother. I understand why Dean struck out at Gadreel. It was more than the First Blade.