Sam wants to know how long he was out — for Dean it was like 2-3 minutes, but to Sam it felt like a week. Dean asks him if he wants to talk about it — says it looked like he was electrocuted. Sam, in a pure Winchester-style, declines to discuss and says he’s fine.
Dean: It was Hell, wasn’t it? You got a face-full of Hell.
Sam doesn’t want to go there, but Dean knows. Of course he knows. *rubs heart* He says they did it Sam’s way and this is what happened. Everything bad that Dean said was going to happen? Did. So now Sam needed to listen to him and stay away from walks down memory lane. Sam’s like, so what do I do?
Dean: Shove it down and let it come out in spurts of violence and alcoholism.
Oh, man. These guys. Anyone in Dean’s life who thinks he’s “dealt with” his time in Hell is totally deluding themselves.
Sam: Sounds healthy.
Dean: Works for me.
Hardly. It may allow him to survive and keep moving forward, but he’s clearly not living an actual life. It’s evident even before the mid-part of this episode that Dean has resigned himself to the fact that there is nothing else in life but hunting and Sam. And if Sam should ever decide that there is something else out there for him aside from hunting…I kinda wonder how Dean would survive. But I really don’t think Sam sees anything for himself, either. Not after everything he’s been through.
So they both simply…exist.
Moving through life with the sole purpose of saving people, hunting things. Killing the things that go bump in the night before those things get us. Finding happiness in small pockets of time and hanging on because of each other. I don’t know if I find that honorable or incredibly sad. I haven’t decided.
Dean: This is not a joke. Your life is on the line. Now, this is not a debate. I mean, first you were a soulless dickbag…and now…you’re not.
Dean putting his big brother foot down. I like.
He suggests a job to get Sam’s mind off of this incident and brings up the Janitor dying in the lab with all the doors locked and no one inside. Basically, their kind of weird. Says it’s in New Jersey.
Dean: Maybe we’ll have a Snooki sighting.
Sam: What’s a Snooki?
Dean: Good question.
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