Since they didn’t have any ooze news, Dean wants to focus on his brother, demanding how he’s doing — and telling him he better not say okay. Which, Sam agrees, he’s not okay.
Dean: Ya think?
(Total shallow aside: Dean looked so. pretty. in this scene. I love this longer-haired look. Seriously. *sighs happily*)
Bobby warns him to go easy, but Dean’s like, we have been — we acted like he had it under control and now look! But Sam didn’t want to crack up…. He tells Dean that it’s not just flashbacks. He’s having trouble figuring out what’s real.
Dean: If you’re trippin Hell’s Bells why would you hide that?
Sam: I wasn’t hiding it – just not talking about it. (Semantics, Sammy.)
He figured he’d “hold onto the safety bar” and ride it out…but it’s getting more…specific. So, we skip the exposition and jump right to Dean’s reaction, left to assume that Sam tells them Hallucifer is haunting him. Dean’s at a loss…a loss that brings out the bottle and a few quick shots to brace himself against this news.
Pretty sure they’re going to have to address his drinking at some point this season–not in an “intervention” way, but in a “you can’t hang on by your fingernails much longer” way.
Dean, pacing, trying to figure out how to convince Sam that real is real and Hallucifer is not, says, “I got it! Why would the Devil holodeck you a whole new life when he could just kick your ass all over the cage?”
Sam, sitting, and tearing his gaze between his brother and Halluficer (who is perched on a chair in the middle of the room), says, “You can’t torture someone who has nothing left for you to take away.”
Ouch. And…again…inside Sam’s head. Not fun knowledge to have to walk around with.
Dean, getting more worked up, wants to know why if he could create any world, Hallucifer would create this mess and Hallucifer tells Sam that it had to be a mess or Sam would never believe it was his life. Sad, but true. In that moment, though, Dean realizes that Sam can see Hallucifer. Like right now. Dean is incredulous, on edge, frustrated with helplessness. Sam is breathing hard, near tears.
Heck, I was near tears. This was hard, ya’ll. Watching Sam falling apart while trying so hard to keep it together — not specifically because of Sam, but because of what it did to them. The both of them. It was breaking Dean to see his brother like this, and to not be able to help. *rubs heart*
Dean: He’s. Not. Real.
Sam: He says the same thing about you.
Dean face captured a perfect, oh shit, look and Bobby, standing behind him this whole time, sighs and says he’s getting back to work.
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