Page 5 of 5Aw crud, you're actually going to make me recap this next scene??? Seriously??? You're going to make me put under a microscope a scene that ripped my heart out the first twenty times I saw it? Fine, but I'm sending each and every one of you my therapy bills.
Ahem. Dean is seen playing with War's ring, which now has been all cleaned up and is glistening in the sunlight. They're sitting at a picnic table near a lake with the gorgeous fir tree lined mountains behind them. Suddenly I want to go to Colorado again. Or British Columbia. Hell, any state that has a freaking mountain. Someone tried to tell me that Southern Ohio has mountains. Those ARE NOT mountains. All I need is footage of this scene to prove my point.
Anyway Dean makes a funny. "Pit stop on Mount Doom?" Good one! Of course I wonder if that ring now has power or if its only something War can control. Keep that dangling plot point on the white board writers! Sam isn't laughing. Uh oh, he's got that "I've got something on my mind" look.
He pauses and then says "Dean" and Dean already wants to avoid the talk. Sam says its important. "I know you don't trust me (Dean rolls his eyes) just now I realize something. I don't trust me either." Now Dean raises an eyebrow, curious as to where this is going. "From the minute I saw that blood the only thought in my headâ€¦and I tell myself it's for the right reasons, my intentions are good and it feels true you know? But I think underneath I just miss the feeling. I know how messed up that sounds, which means I know how messed up I am. The thing is the problem's not the demon blood, not really. What I did I can't blame the blood or Ruby or anything. The problem's me, how far I'll go. There's something in me that scares the Hell out of me Dean. And in the last couple of days I caught another glimpse." This is the most heartfelt honesty we've gotten from Sam since season two and I'm ready to burst before the gut stabbing part gets here.
"So what are you saying?" Deans asks, ready for the punchline. "I'm in no shape to be hunting. I need to step back cause I'm dangerous. Maybe it's just best if we go our separate ways." Sam looks up slightly at Dean, waiting for some sort of argument or fight. Dean looks down, still avoiding that eye contact and says "Well I think you're right." Sam's a little surprised, since he was expecting a fight. Dean explains further. "Truth is I spend more time worrying about you than about doing the job right. I can't afford that you know. Not now." We see Sam's heart sink into his stomach while Dean says that. Sam gets a little emotional and again says "I'm sorry Dean." "I know you are Sam," Dean says. They nod at one another in very sad agreement.
Okay, we know that Dean is putting on a brave front, but inside this has to be ripping him to shreds. He's letting Sam go! This is huge in his world. While we fans know this is only temporary, both of these guys are facing the real possibility that they may never see each other again. Dean is obviously blocking all this from his mind so he can get through this. How much to you want to bet it's all going to hit him later in the Impala?
Speaking of the Impala...Sam gets up to leave, realizing it's better to just go now before this gets any weirder. Dean decides that for those of us that aren't crying yet, he's gonna get the rest of us. "Hey uh, do you, want to take the Impala?" HE DID WHAT?? He just offered the only thing he had left, since he's lost both the amulet and now Sam, to his brother??? His baby??? Sam of course doesn't accept, but the gesture itself is huge. Sam doesn't stick around to make this any worse, because I'm sure he's ready to lose it as well.
Okay, one more sucker punch just in case we hadn't had enough drama. Sam pauses and takes one more look at his brother. "Take care of yourself Dean." Dean can't even look Sam in the eye. "Yeah, you too Sammy." Sam walks away, gets his bag out of the back of the Impala and slowly drags his hand along the back of it before hitching a ride in a nearby truck. He climbs in, they go, and final shot is Dean watching the truck drive away. Excuse me.
This better result in one mother of a reconciliation! I can endure a couple episodes like this at least. I'm not sure how much more strife I can take next week. You know I'll be back anyway. Episode three now!