It certainly does! Still, those words of Castiel’s ring in my head, “Stop him, or we will,” along with Sam’s heartbreak over the angels’ disapproval of his powers. Can we hope that someday Sam will find at least personal redemption for his actions?
What Sam is doing isn't cut and dried. Basically, the way I look at it is to put myself in Sam's shoes. He can't do anything about the fact that he was dosed with demon blood when he was six months old, and it changed him forever. He's trying to make lemonade out of some seriously fucked up lemons. Which is what a hero would try to do. At this point, Sam's a pragmatist. He knows he can't change what he is. He's all about the results of his actions. So, yes: saving people.
Full interview here
. She also talks a little bit about Ruby/Sam and her own concerns on the matter (and, no, she doesn't mention necrophilia! xP) Needless to say mild to moderates spoilers for the rest of the season.
It's interesting, and it makes me happy that the writers realize this and have it sorted personally, that fandom instantly embraced the angels word for word and almost collectively went, 'Well, if Castiel says Sam is doing bad things it must be true! Boo, Sam! Bad boy!' But he is
doing good; he told Dean point blank that he's saving more possession victims than they ever did with conventional methods.
The idea of taking something bad inside of you and turning it to your own benefit is one, obviously, very near to my heart. I'm mentally ill and, while that doesn't quite compare to having demon blood in you that gives you super human powers, it's an awfully nifty source to draw from when I'm writing. I actually found it frustrating, beginning somewhere at the end of the last season, that Sam just plain refused to learn to use his powers when Lilith was running amok and it was possible for him to stop her. I didn't instantly think, "No, that'd be bad because it's bad!" I thought, "If you can use it to do good, it ain't bad anymore."
The angels have their own agenda and their using Dean in the same way that YED wanted to use Sam. Now, they're warriors of God, sow e assume that everything about their intentions, even if not their methods, are pure, but I don't. Certainly not after reading Kripke say that he was hugely inspired by Constantine
Sera's one of the best influences on the show, she's certainly the best writer. I always have faith in Kripke and crew, but her focus and understanding just made my heart glow.