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.
Dean was too far away. He couldn’t have saved him. But Benny did. Cas would be dead if it weren’t for Benny. This flashback comes after the prompting of this question
You saved the thing I love.
You proved yourself to be trusted by protecting Cas for me.
Because you wanted to leave him behind but when faced with the choice, you saved his life
and for that I owned you one