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8. The Bro-ment That Revealed Essentially What We Knew All Along - "The Werther Project"
We know that Sam has been keeping terrible secrets from Dean, and Dean is probably aware that something is going on. But at this point, he has no idea that Sam has made a deal with the Devil, or the King of Hell’s mother, Rowena. That secret nearly killed Sam through his hallucinations in “The Werther Project” while Dean conquered his because there was an actual fate worse for him than dying, becoming a demon. After Dean rescued Sam by figuring out the key to opening the Werther box was the blood of both of him, he uttered the profound words that clearly define a series, as well as the next season in battling the darkness.
Dean: That says something, doesn't it? Werther splits us up in there. Within an hour, we're both on the brink of death. Sorry about yesterday, going rogue on you like that.
Sam: You know what, Dean. Don't apologize, I... I think that makes us even.
Dean: The universe is trying to tell us something we both should already know. We're stronger together than apart.
It was so wonderful that Sam took these words into heart and let Dean on the plan to...wait a minute. Oh well, we got this classic brotherly exchange.