So Sam is always the first one to talk about emotions and other ‘chick flick’ stuff. We can sit around and argue about whether Dean and Cas are being written more romantically, or we can look what the characters are saying. Let’s look back over Season 8 and examine how Sam has been talking about…. Dean and Cas.
Because I’m obsessive, I transcribed the conversations that I found. I started out with a couple of ideas— First, that Sam talks about Cas more often in Season 8 than in previous seasons. Secondly, that the tone of the conversations reflects the increasingly romantic subtext of Dean and Cas.
And guess what? It BLEW ME AWAY. I included either conversations that Sam initiated about their relationship, or conversations where Sam had a significant role in discussing their relationship.