And I’ll even write a little extra comment about something that comes to mind when I see your username! \o/
both Jensen and Misha mentioned they thought the scene from episode 7.17 where Dean gave Castiel his coat back was a little ridiculous. But a fan brought up the scene again today during their panels again today. Jensen said: “Misha and Bob Singer, who was directing that episode, we were crying-laughing at how ridiculous it was that I had his jacket nicely folded in the trunk of the car…and not even the Impala, but a stolen car. There was no reason for the jacket to be in the trunk of that car. And Bob was like ‘just do it, alright?!’ Then we started saying the dialogue out loud and it…it was so bad. There was a line [Misha] said that he couldn’t get out because it was so ridiculous, so we changed it. [The trench coat] was so perfectly folded with the tie and the collar and Bob’s like ‘can you present it so we can see what it is’ and I was like ‘no! No, I can’t!’ Know that we have problems shooting scenes sometimes.”
Later, during the joint panel, Jensen explained that the line was “so out of character”, they couldn’t get it out. The dialogue would have basically indicated that Dean petted the coat. They had to completely change it. “We asked ourselves how we could have changed it around to make it more believable for these characters.” They think that two men probably wouldn’t have gone on like the conversation did.” —
Though, on the bright side…this does confirm that Dean petted the coat.
I’m not surprised people are upset over this. But I agree with Jensen. I highly, HIGHLY doubt that there will ever be a relationship between Cas and Dean, at least a romantic one. I hope their current relationship gets better though. People seem to be forgetting that Dean has a right to be upset at Cas, since what he did to Sam can’t be forgiven easily. He likes Cas, but he’s also pissed at him. And showing any extra affection would be extremely out of character.