They wakeup tied up and watch as Veritas cuts out the tongue of the dentist, eating it in front of them while saying that it’s the most delicious part because it’s where all the lies roll off. Y’know, your basic bad-guy I’m So Awesome mini-monologue…only this time she adds a twist by having the guys participate.
Sam has a knife up his sleeve (like…literally) and while she’s noshing on tongue and declaring the Winchester boys set the gold standard for liars, he’s working it loose and starting in on cutting his ropes.
Dean claims their ability to lie is a point of professional pride—he’s keeping his eyes on her and trying to watch Sam at the same time.
Veritas tsks him saying, “Y’know what happens when you base your lives on lies…the truth comes along and…. So, while you still have your tongue, I think it’s your turn to spill some. Hey, Dean…I’m curious. What do you really think about your brother?
Okay, my stomach got tighter still at this. I really didn’t know what he was going to say about Sam. Especially after that awkward, almost-confession back at Cory’s house.
Dean: Better now. Yesterday…I wanted to kill him in his sleep. I thought he was a monster.
Sam looks over, face showing in the first real reaction I think we’ve seen.
Dean: But now…I think he’s just…acting like me. It’s the gig. You’re covered in blood until you’re covered in your own blood. Half the time you’re about to die. Like now.
Veritas’ smile is almost understanding. Interesting.
Dean: I told myself I wanted out. That I wanted a family.
Veritas: But you were lying.
Dean: No. But what I’m good at is slicing throats. I ain’t a father. I’m a killer. And there’s no changing that. I know that now.
Guys…this. More than Lisa’s goodbye. More than what came next with Sam. This gutted me. That this is how Dean sees himself. That this is what he feels is the truth.
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