Sam shows up as Dean is hanging up the phone and startles him. Dean lies all over the place about how he was leaving Lisa a message and Sam—who is so revved up about a new case he’s practically bouncing on his toes—is like, “She hasn’t called you back, huh? Sucks. You okay?”
Dean (sizing Sam up as if he might blow up in front of him): Yeah. How are you?
Sam says he’s fine as if it’s strange Dean would even ask such a thing and plows on into the paper he has in his hands (along with food for Dean) about a 4th tragic suicide (waitress girl). He’s all, Let’s Go! So…they go.
In Calumet City, the boys are suited up and interviewing blonde waitress’s sister who wants to know why Feds would be investigating a suicide. Good question.
Sam (with this really odd, forced-sympathetic expression on his face): It’s a new…more caring…administration.
Heh. There’s the subtle political barbs I’ve not heard for a bit. *chuckles*
Sam’s totally creeping both me and the sister out as he snarls at her that she has a tell—tucking her hair behind her ears—and he knows she’s lying.
Sam (demanding): Tell us what you did to your sister.
He’s kinda half snarling at her. Dean’s watching from behind the sister, keeping his face carefully expressionless. He’s been wandering around the house, looking at pictures and such while Sam’s doing the interview and now it seems he’s regretting that decision. He catches Sam’s eye and shoots him A Look. Sam shakes him off with his eyes, and the sister suddenly admits that she was lying and Sam looks at Dean all Told You So…but it’s not victorious it’s more…sinister.
Sister (crying): I wanted to tell her I love you and I’m here for you and what came out was you’re a burden, just kill yourself.
Sam’s expression is wickedly triumphant and my stomach actually churned. I’m always eager to praise Jensen for the way he plays Dean—he conveys entire paragraphs of dialog in a glance. But Jared as this version of Sam is compelling more of a reaction in me than he has since…gah…Season 3? It’s a completely different kind of reaction—with Dean, I want to crawl inside the screen and get closer. With Sam, I want to move away from the screen. I hold my pillow as protection. But—recoiling from him is 100 times better than not reacting to him at all. So kudos to Jared for the way he’s slipping on a different skin.
The boys leave the house and Dean says that he didn’t see hex bags or pick up EMF or anything. Sam reports that he found a tuba and a copy of Crochet Today.
Sam: So, what? Already suicidal?
Dean: Right and Big Sis’ Taxicab Confession sends her over the edge. The question is, what made Big Sis open her big mouth in the first place?
Dean tosses Sam an anxious look as he gets in the car. Sam…totally misses it. He’s focused on the case.
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