i’ve been thinking about this a lot, actually, and i’m not really sure what to think anymore with this whole future!cas/mad!cas parallel shebang
because, like, future!cas is the way he is because of a combination of loss, falling, and a shit-ton of substance abuse, right?
but mad!cas is the way he is for much different reasons. falling, yeah, but also the situations that led him to falling. they’re different now than they were in s4 and s5.
i still think endverse as endgame would be really interesting (even though it seems to have been refuted by ~word of god~, finally. sigh.) but i think there’s a disconnect between future!cas and mad!cas, definitely. they’re similar but wildly different, at the same time, if that makes sense.