Elsewhere in the world, Dean is asleep on a motel bed, fully clothed (pauses to mourn the surplus of clothing…). It’s not a restful sleep, though, giving us an indication that he’s tired enough to fall asleep during the day – or perhaps the night before without getting undressed – but can’t get the rest he needs because his dreams are troubled. He sees Cas sacrificing himself (as I see it) to get Dean and Bobby out of the room before the Levi’s take him over, sees Cas’s body sink slowly below the surface of the water, sees Amy’s snake-like eyes as he stabs her, sees Sam totally losing his mind in the warehouse (which was a bit of an edit mistake because what he actually saw was Sam losing it before Dean even got there, but, the idea is the same: Dean is worried/scared for Sam). He’s flinching, his eyes rolling behind closed lids, and then suddenly he sits up, covered in sweat, and gasping.
The bed next to him is empty and there’s only an empty beer bottle on the nightstand for comfort. Dean’s always been plagued by nightmares. We know it, Sam knows it. It’s something that anyone who spends any time around Dean could easily pick up on to know that the man’s heart is heavy and his conscious haunted. Not really sure what Sam can do about it, but it has to be hard to lay in the same room, night after night, and hear your brother’s subconscious rip him apart.
Not only that, but it’s the first time Cas has been mentioned since Bobby correctly called out the fact that Dean has lost his best friend. True to form, Dean has buried Cas along with everything else he feels guilty and helpless about. He has shoved him down until the only time he allows himself to remember the loss of his friend is when he’s vulnerable – in his dreams. *rubs heart* I hope they find a way to bring Misha back before the end of this season’s story, but regardless, Dean needs to find peace about Cas. And I while he can’t be blamed for what happened to Cas (in my opinion), he also can’t forgive himself for not finding a way to save him.
ANYWAY. To shake off the dream cobwebs, he decides to do some work. He’s sipping some Jack Daniels-looking whiskey and doing a web search for “Freaky Accidents” when we see Sam running by outside the window. Incidentally, I did a google search for ‘freaky accidents’ and the YouTube vids it brought up are…well, they can’t be unseen. I’ll just say that.
Sam comes into the room from a run, prompting Dean to grumble, “Somebody better be chasing you.”
Heh. Exactly. I’m training with the hubs to walk a half marathon and when people ask if I’m running, my standard answer is only if it’s the zombie apocalypse. Seriously, Zombieland Rule #20: it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Unless it’s a sprint, then sprint.
Anyway, while Sam is all sweaty and drinking Gatorade (and looking rather lean and svelt, I must say), Dean tells him about two ‘freaky accidents’ he found in Prosperity, IN. One roasted chic, one guy boiled in a hottub. Sam agrees you don’t see a lot of that. After some Lance Armstrong jokes, Sam pulls Dean’s eyes up from the computer screen by asking, “What’s going on with you?”
Dean: We’ve had this conversation
Sam: Un, no. To do that, you’d have to…speak.
Dean’s like, you’re ‘new Sam,’ but I’m still me.
Sam: Yeah. Okay.
Dean: Don’t say ‘yeah, okay,’ like yeah, okay. (Sassy voice only siblings can get away with.)
Sam (walking away): Yeah. Okay.
Dean’s face is all, erf. He sits forward, looks at his glass of booze, then sets it back down. Meanwhile, The LeviHitman (with a penchant for cheese) is coming out of a grocery store, putting bags in the trunk of a car with a dead man inside. He stopped off for a bite, apparently. He’s on the phone saying he’s a day and a half away from the boys. I wonder why they only sent this one guy after them, if they’re so important they must be eliminated? If LeviHitman knows where they are, why didn’t they send a bunch after them?
Maybe that’s still to come….
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