This is the last time I will say this shit. Speculation (over the possibility of Destiel “happening” or anything else) is always ever THAT, speculation. Speculation is not some “game” I’m trying to win in any case. I speculate because it’s fun and I talk about PR because I’m asked my opinions on things. I’ve been dead wrong about some things before and some things I’ve guessed with scary accuracy. I don’t see why the things I personally get right or wrong matters to you one way or another. You are not making me feel bad by telling me I guessed wrong “again” (and actually… I can’t recall ever saying Hannah/Cas would never happen, in fact, I have always thought/said Cas would have a love interest “for feelings comparison” before understanding what he has going on with Dean).
NO META WRITER IS A FUCKING FORTUNE TELLER.
This fandom really needs to stop attacking and blaming meta writers for their decision to believe or not to believe in the FUTURE POSSIBILITY of Destiel. I, more than most, talk about this all the fucking time so you and everyone else who is bitter can stop coming into my ask box trying to blame me for shit. I’ve said hope is dangerous, but I still have it, even now. My feelings do not magically command others *laughs at the thought* so feeling you are doing the fandom a favor by “converting me” to pessimism is only going to waste your time and mine. If there’s a structure change, then I’ll talk about it, but until I see that optimism is what everyone is going to get because I’m not looking at the trees, I’m looking at the forest. I won’t say again how I recommend people follow a variety of both optimistic and pessimistic blogs (just like I do) in order to make up their mind about where their hope for explicit Destiel lies. No one should be blindly following me and my opinions on any storyline.
Now, I’ve watched the preview… Singer talks about HANNAH *specifically* feeling things, not really Cas (he’s only said to be feeling things humanly more than ever, something Misha’s PR from SDCC specifically said wasn’t the case, so we have a contradiction there with Singer’s PR versus Misha’s). The relationship looks one-sided to me based solely on the preview and even if it’s not, Cas still has no “gauge” for which to judge how he feels about Dean. It’s why he doesn’t know “what broke the connection” and it’s why he had no clue he was feeling heartbreak in 9x06. Structurally speaking, Cas needs something to compare his feelings for Dean with and I repeat that it is something I always thought we would get in some form. In fact, Carver talks about how the relationship with Hannah spins Cas “on his way”, so make of that what you will.
Understandably, there’s a variety of reaction in my inbox over this plotline right now, but this is the anon only ask I’m going to answer about this. Personally, I’m not upset (only maybe am I upset that female characters are once again slotted into “love interest” if they aren’t marked for death). I’m curious as to what they do with Cas/Hannah. The structure for Cas to pursue a family and happiness outside of the angels (for the angelic is what Hannah represents, both the “lesson” that they need to learn: to “love humanity” and Cas’ angelic responsibility to Heaven) is kinda his arc and Hannah is pulling him from that by asking for his help with Heaven (Chuck knows what is going on with Heaven now…). Additionally, Cas being “full frontal” in front of her but not realizing the problem (as Misha described his mindset) to me indicates him not realizing what she might be feeling towards him. He’s clueless apparently. It’ll take more than this plotline to change my mind and hope about where I see the show headed. Sorry to disappoint you, anon.
Even the people who are 99.99% sure that canon Destiel will happen acknowledge that we could be wrong.
I’m with Zerbe pretty much right down the line about any Cas/Hannah romance—if it happens (and nothing in the promo suggested to me that Cas would reciprocate any feelings Hannah has toward him), it will be something that clarifies Cas’ feelings for Dean (see this post from last year for my reasons).