While Roy’s blathering, Dean cuts himself free, launches at Roy. Roy dodges, slams Dean against a wall and proceeds to try to choke him to death. Brenna calls out to stop him, then grabs the ginormous knife and cuts Sam free. Sam jumps up and very quickly beheads Roy, saving Dean. Done and done. Again.
The fight is over rather fast, making me wonder how much muscle memory our Sam has from RoboSam. I mean, there was zero hesitation and a whole lotta strength. *ponders*
Sam walks Brenna to her door and says he’s so sorry, but she just closes the door on him without a word. Sam looks gutted. Don’t think sorry is going to cut it this time, Sammy. *frowns*
Back at the abandoned house the boys are packing up. Dean asks Sam if he’s okay, and Sam says Dean was right, they shouldn’t have come back there. Sure, now he tells him.
Dean: Well, you did kill SpiderMan.
Sam: So you’re saying what I did here was a good thing?
Dean (looking plaintive, tired, and particularly appealing): Sammy, you gotta understand that all that crap last year…none of it was you.
Oh, Dean. *wants to hug him* It wasn’t your Sam. But it was still Sam. And my heart breaks for you trying to keep them separate.
Sam: Let’s be crystal clear. It was me.
Dean sighs and gives up for now. He goes to sit on the bed/couch/thing in the adjoining room and asks Sam if he can get him anything.
Sam: What are you, my waitress?
Dean: I’m just trying to make you feel better. Don’t be a bitch.
Heh. I love it when they slip into Brother Mode.
Sam: I’m fine.
Dean: Yeah, you look fine. (pause) Listen, everything’s going to be okay.
Sam: All I’m saying is if I did this here, then who knows how many other—
And just like that, with no warning, no indication, no grabbing head in pain or waking up from nightmares or slow disintegration Sam collapses and is convulsing, staring into nothing as Dean rushes over, calling out in a total panic, “Sammy! Sammy talk to me!”
It was that utter fear in Dean’s voice that sent me into that hot/cold reaction of denial. The no no no no back-beat of sound around his words. He was helpless to stop what has happening, and his worst fear was being realized. Everything he’d gone through with RoboSam and everything he’d risked–Death itself–to get Sam’s soul back was crashing down around him. My heart hurt in that moment.
We end with a tunnel effect into Sam’s eye and we see him in flames—like literally, skin burning flames–and screaming in pain.
It’s very much like the scene at the end of NRftW after Dean has been torn to shreds by Hellhounds and we tunnel in to see him skewered with meat hooks, bleeding, and screaming for Sam.
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