Later, the boys are walking Charlie to a bus at Cook County Bus Terminal – her broken arm in a cast and sling. She tells them to thank her by never contacting her again. They smile grudgingly, telling her to keep her head down out there, and she scoffs saying this isn’t the first time she’s disappeared.
Charlie: You think Charlie Bradbury is my real name?
I admit it. I googled Charlie Bradbury. Didn’t come up with anything, though. She gives them the Vulcan sign and tells them, “Good luck saving the world,” and she’s gone.
Dean: She’s like the little sister I never wanted.
Sam: We gotta talk.
Dean: You mean, like, before we get back to the car and the flask?
Sam brings up the fact that Bobby going after Dick Roman got Charlie hurt. Dean defends him a bit saying that Bobby didn’t mean to and if he’d gotten a free swing at Dick, he’d have taken it, too.
Sam: If he really goes vengeful, he won’t be Bobby anymore and we won’t be able to pull him back, and then what are we supposed to do?
Sam sounds all of five there, like a kid who just realized that the people who told him Santa wasn’t real weren’t lying to him. It’s a sad change from his hopeful, “Do you think this could work?” from last episode. And Dean’s reply is sad, soft, and resigned. He knows. He’s always known. That’s why he was so hurt and upset when he found out that Bobby dodged the Reaper. That’s why he said “what are the odds this will end well…” He knows that it’s probably going to come down to them “taking care” of Bobby…and he’s already done it once.
Can he do it again without it destroying him in the process? I don’t know if even he knows.
They decide to figure out what the red clay thingie is first, then figure out what to do about Bobby. Because, sure, Charlie was an accident, but Sam’s right…what if there’s a next time? And what if that next time it’s not an accident? And what if they have to vanquish their friend, mentor, father-figure…Bobby?
What will that do to them?
But then again…what if by figuring out the red clay, they figure out how to end the Leviathans and help Bobby finish his unfinished business…and what if that helps it end well?
I think that might be what Dean’s hoping for…against all odds.
Thanks for reading! The first of the final three of the season starts in just 48 hours – hope to see you after that!
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