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The Winchesters Season 1 Episode 3 Has Fans Pointing Out A Major Dean And Mary Resemblance

If we have learned anything in the 15 years that "Supernatural" was on the air, it's that Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) is all about family. Since his mother's devastating death at the beginning of the series, Dean was indoctrinated into a life of hunting that John Winchester (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) pushed him and Sam (Jared Padalecki) towards. But while Sam resisted and went to college, Dean never questioned his destiny. The oldest Winchester brother is loyal to a fault, even taking on the neglect and abuse his father slings at him. This devotion to his family was a defining character trait and extended even more toward his mother.

After losing Mary at such a young age, Dean can't help but idealize her. She is the reason that he is in the hunting lifestyle and always laments not knowing her. It is only natural that Dean would take after her in some form or another. Before "The Winchesters" premiered, Samantha Smith and Amy Gumenick portrayed Mary Winchester, but it is newcomer on the scene, Meg Donnelly, who has created a clear throughline from her character to her future son.

Like mother like son

When creating a prequel featuring the parents of fan-favorite characters, it is essential to get the details right. According to fans on Twitter, Episode 3, "You're Lost Little Girl," more than accomplishes this. After the children next door to Mary go missing, the young hunter enlists John (Drake Rodger) to save them from a terrifying monster inspired by Northern Indian mythology. And along the way, it becomes obvious that these are truly Dean and Sam's parents.

"Anyone else seeing Dean in Mary (in a BIG way) and Sam in John? In the mannerisms especially for John," posted @Supernerdtual96. Many fans were quick to agree. "[Y]es, absolutely that way. Mary is sooo Dean, it's impossible not to love her and [John], the gestures and way of speaking is so [S]am," agreed @Pixie_Reedus.

But perhaps the saddest connection between mother and son is their shared life experiences. When it comes to saving people and hunting things, neither Dean nor Mary ever had a choice. Both were pushed into a life that they had no control over. And even though they both excel at their given trades, that doesn't take away from the fact that neither was ever given a choice.

"'[H]unting is all i have. i never dreamed i could do anything else' ahh the mary/dean parallels," posted @kimikoslightt. This is especially tragic taking into account how Mary's sons end up. Even though she tries to get out of the fight, her children are doomed to repeat her mistakes.