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Misha Collins Confirms Castiel's 'Homosexual Declaration of Love'

Misha Collins Confirms Castiel's 'Homosexual Declaration of Love'

Misha Collins Confirms Castiel's 'Homosexual Declaration of Love'

If the beloved Supernatural star is saying it, then it's official!


Last week on CW's long-running hit series Supernatural, a gay ship that has ravaged the internet for over a decade became canon. Rejoice, fans, for the sparks flying between Dean and Castiel (aka Destiel) wasn't all in our heads, and star Mischa Collings just confirmed it! 

If you missed last week's episode, Castiel made a deal that if he experienced a moment of true happiness, an entity called The Empty would take him to his final resting place. To save Dean from certain Death, Castiel realizes what would make him happy "is something I know I can't have. Happiness isn't in the having, it's in the being. It's in just saying it."

"Knowing you has changed me," he continues. "Because you cared, I cared. I cared about you, I cared about Sam, I cared about Jack. But I cared about the whole world because of you. You changed me, Dean."

Dean asks why it sounds like Castiel's speech feels like a goodbye. "Because it is," Cass replies, just before sacrificing himself. "I love you. Goodbye, Dean."

The declaration sent longtime fans of the series into a frenzy. While some rejoiced, many were upset Cass was killed off the show so promptly, or that Dean reacted like a brick wall up against Cass' romantic notions. Others were still in denial altogether, convinced the confession was strictly platonic.

This past Sunday at the DarkLight Online Convention, Mischa Collins appeared alongside costars Richard Speight Jr, Mark Shepphard, and Ruth Connell and producers Matt Cohen, Rob Benedict, and Mark Pellegrino. During their chat, Collins brings up last week's episode and confirms that what Castiel felt is all too queer.

"Castiel tells Dean he loves him and basically makes Destiel canon," he begins. "Fans are freaking out after that. To complicate matters, he dies after that. So Castiel makes his homosexual declaration of love, amazing that that happens, and then dies, which plays into a timeless Hollywood trope of 'Kill the gays.' We give and then we take away."

The producers then add that they "all knew Castiel was in love with Dean."

There's no debating it now, Castiel is a queer icon and his Supernatural arc is a love story of epic proportions. It is written! 

We'll see what comes of Destiel on the final two episodes of Supernatural, beginning this Thursday on the CW!

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