During Supernatural Season 2, it looked like Jo Harvelle could become a love interest for Dean. Things didn’t work, but could they have managed it anyway?
For Day 11 of the 25 Days of Dean-mas, we’re joining it in with #WomanCrushWednesday. After all, Dean certainly had a crush on Jo at one point, and Jo most definitely had a crush on Dean during Supernatural. At one point, it looked like Jo Harvelle could be a love interest for Dean, but that quickly changed (partially due to the pressure from viewers who didn’t want to see Dean with her).
The question for today is whether the two would have worked out if they did give things a go. Could they have been happy together?
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I’ll be honest and say that I don’t think they would have worked out. Their personalities were far too different.
Dean’s protectiveness vs. Jo’s independence
Jo Harvelle was not a woman who wanted to be protected. When in trouble, she had no qualms about being saved (no sane person would!) but she didn’t want someone to babysit her. Something that we saw in Season 2, Episode 6 was how Jo wanted to be a hunter in her own right. She wanted to take on the case that involved the spirit of H.H. Holmes on her own.
However, Dean’s protective nature couldn’t let her just walk into a dangerous situation. He needed to make sure that she was constantly in his grasp, there to save her as a second’s notice. And when she was taken because he wasn’t slight enough to fit through the walls, he blamed himself.
These two personalities would eventually clash. That’s especially with the knowledge of the past and the eventual development of Jo’s character off-screen.
Trust issues would arise
Dean is a faithful man when he’s loves someone, but that wouldn’t stop the niggling doubts in Jo’s head. Either she’d be constantly on the road with Dean, which would drive them both crazy, more than likely, or she’d be left at the bar or on her own hunts and wonder what Dean was up to.
And it’s not just with other women. Jo would worry about Dean’s willingness to sacrifice his own life for Sammy. That relationship with his brother would always get in the way of a relationship with a woman.
Dean would also struggle to trust Jo’s judgment. She was still extremely new to the world of hunting, leading to her making bad decisions. It all links back to the protectiveness of Dean but Jo’s need to be independence.
While the two could be great when together, they just don’t work together on a personality level.
Do you think Dean and Jo could have made it work? Would you have liked to see them try? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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