Dean deflects with a “you’d have done the same for me” but I think that was big. No one has really thanked him. Not for all of the sacrifices he’s made, for what he’s given up. No one has really thanked either of them for the part they both played in saving the world. But the one person I really wanted to thank Dean was his brother. And I think that there must have been something said, or the lines of sorrow and regret drawn along Dean’s face when he returned from Lisa’s that gave Sam a clue as to how rough it truly was for his brother to go back there.
Go back there, and then leave again. I didn’t take it as Sam just thanking Dean for his soul (though, that’s huge…since he died and all to get it), but for coming back to him. For sticking by him. As he always has.
Sam: We keep our heads down and keep swinging. We’ll lose some, but hopefully win more. And…for what it’s worth…I’ve got your back.
This time, when Sam said those words, it was with sincerety and the honest love of a brother. This time, Dean looked at Sam with gratitude and hope, not suspicion and wariness. He looked at Sam like he believed him and with a small half-smile said, “Yeah, I know.”
We end on a nice overhead shot of the brothers and the junkyard. I like those scenes in the junkyard. *smiles*
The previews look unique. I’m not a big fan of ‘meta’ episodes — those “4th wall” ones last season weren’t my favorite, really, because they rattled me out of my escape. But I have to say, this looks different. And funny. And like it’ll even advance the mythology storyline a bit, which would be great.
Hope to see you back here for that!
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