In the past few seasons when the time has come to write my “Deeper Look” analysis for Sam, the first thing that comes to mind is how poorly his overall lack of characterization has been. After all, Sam is one of those enigmas who internalizes so much that what he's thinking and feeling isn't drawn out by a majority of the writing team due to, hell, I really don't know why. It's work. I don’t have that to say about season 10 though. I’m not saying Sam's overall development was ideal, especially in the first 16 episodes of the season, but he did some things that really draw attention to his mindset and fractured psyche. Sam was pushed in a very dark direction and the results were both fascinating and rather disturbing. In the end I'm very worried about what direction he's headed and where he goes from here, but he’s not beyond redemption either.