Omg look it’s two female characters with a purpose and emotions and BONUS they also mirror the lead two boys perfectly… I know what we should do. Let’s kill ‘em.
It’s important to note one thing about Jo and Ellen’s deaths.
Season five was intended by Kripke and all parties as the FINAL SEASON.
He was killing off everyone around Sam and Dean because the show was coming to an end.
also can we talk about the fact that one of the biggest contribution to the writing of their deaths was the adamant hatefulness from so many female fans? Can we please talk a little bit about internalized misogyny and how it has an affect on female representation in media? Cuz I’m pretty sick and tired of seeing male villains like Crowley being utterly adored by female fans but villains like Bela, Meg, and Naomi being completely and utterly hated to the point of fans DEMANDING writers kill them off. Jo and Ellen were hated on so so so much. It was ridiculous. And quite sad too, seeing as Jo was literally written as the female version of Dean.