Why Sam might be hard to identify with: He’s the stick in the mud who’s not sure if he should rescue his dad.
- He has a legacy (demon hunting) that contrasts with his goal (law school), tearing him in two directions.
- Watched his mother burn to death and his house burn down as a baby.
- He has a problematic dad: “When I told dad I was scared of the thing in my closet, he gave me a .45”
- He’s estranged from his brother and father (and his dad’s gone missing).
- His brother hits on his girlfriend.
- He has a deadline: “I have to get back first thing Monday.”
- Just scored 174 on his LSAT
- He’s able to hold his own against an intruder (who turns out to be his brother.)
Why Dean might be hard to identify with: He wants to take away Sam’s chance for a better life. He hits on Dean’s girlfriend in front of him.
- He’s got a strong personality. “What, a job interview? Skip it!”
- Mother murdered, had to raise baby brother.
- His dad (and demon-hunting partner) is missing.
- He feels abandoned by his smarter brother.
- He’s able to hold his own in a fight vs. his brother.
- He’s a hero. His brother complains about how they can’t find the demon that killed their mother, so they just “kill everything we can find.” Dean says, “Save a lot of people doing it, too.”
- He’s got an awesome car with a trunk full of unique-looking weapons.
Strength / Flaw: Confident / Inconsiderate