Samuel claims he needs a bathroom break and leaves the room. Sam and Dean exchange a glance and an entire conversation takes place between them. Wordlessly, they follow him while Bobby and Rufus reluctantly admit they’ve each got bupkis. Rufus is like, “So what next?”
Bobby: We either sit on our hands, or we go in guns blazing.
Rufus: Like Omaha?
Bobby: Screw you for bringing up Omaha.
Bobby steps away, his face a strange mixture of anger and sadness.
Meanwhile, Samuel really did have to take a leak, apparently, and on his way out through the locker room, the boys stop him, one in front, one behind.
Dean: I wonder how you sleep at night.
Samuel: Like a baby. Thanks for asking.
Dean (lips pushed out in anger): You fed us to Crowley.
Samuel: True. What am I gonna do about it now? Do I blame you for wanting to kill me? No. What I did was…
He pauses, evidently unable to come up with a word for “completely effed up” that they’d allow on TV. Dean is keeping his face carefully still, though his eyes are bleeding hatred. Sam is standing behind Samuel listening to this whole exchange.
Samuel: I’m not apologizing. I did what I did. I don’t cry over spilled blood.
Oh what ever. If any of this speech was the real Samuel? He was so full of crap. The whole reason he claimed to be working with Crowley was to get his daughter back. And while we’re on that, I’m really curious how or if Show is going to circle back to his storyline and why he was brought out of Heaven. I mean, other than to totally screw with Dean’s head and give Sam someone to hunt with during that year he was away from Dean.
He was brought back to help Crowley find Purgatory and in exchange was promised he’d be given Mary alive again—only that went belly up for Crowley (as far as we know) and now after this episode…his whole reason for being there seems strangely pointless. Which I can’t believe is the case with our show—and I don’t put anything past them, so, therefore, I’m dying to know what the rest of the story is with Samuel.
I said it before and I’ll say it again—I think this season is going to be one I’ll only truly appreciate in retrospect. Each episode has had its nuggets of gold, and there have been threads woven through and ties made and broken and I’ve been engaged the whole time. But with only six episodes left, and no confirmation of a 7th season (ohpleaseohplease), I am sitting with a whole bunch of questions that I have faith our writers will find a satisfactory way of answering.
Anyway, back to the family confrontation in the locker room.
Sam: You really can just go on? Like….
Samuel (turning to face him): Just because you’re Dr. Jekyll at the moment, don’t get all high and mighty. We spent a year together.
Sam: Yeah. We did. We’re blood and you still sold me out.
Samuel: What I did pales in comparison to what you did. On more than one occasion.
I audibly gulped at that. My first thought was that he might tell Sam about something he’d done to Dean—like the vamp thing. My second thought was that maybe Sam had done worse than even we knew—worse than killing ‘innocents.’
Sam: Tell me what I did.
Dean moves like someone jabbed him with a live wire, circling around Samuel and stepping in between Samuel and Sam.
Dean: No. Sam, c’mon. (to Samuel) Only reason you’re alive is because we’re working a job. The minute we kill this thing? You’re next.
Part of me didn’t know if I really believed Dean would go through with it. Not only was Samuel Mary’s father, but he was a person. And Dean may think himself a killer, but he has his own thin red line between what is and is not acceptable. Killing this man in cold blood, for vengeance…it just didn’t feel like Dean. Still…he said it himself years ago. For John or Sam—for those he considers family—the things he’s willing to do or kill…scares him sometimes.
Samuel half-grins in a creepy, almost maniacal way and says, “Okay. We’ll see.”
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