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Theyâ€™re interested in Abe Lincoln and James Dean. Doofus mentions there are regulars for them, and Dean asks about the two dead guys. Doofus is worried that will get mention in the article. Doesnâ€™t this guy know ghost stories bring in visitors? He should be playing this. Sam assures him no. Dean mentions how lifelike Lincoln is that he can imagine him moving around. He asks doofus if heâ€™s seen anything like that. Hey, this guy might be a doofus, but he ainâ€™t stupid. â€œUh, no.â€ Sam tries to find out whatâ€™s unique about the place. Apparently, they have Abeâ€™s real hat. Dean mentions itâ€™s like his remains and now doofus thinks Dean is on something. They have James Deanâ€™s keychain, Gandhiâ€™s bifocals, FDRâ€™s iron lung, and heâ€™s wearing Fonzieâ€™s leather jacket. â€œOh, thatâ€™s really cool, ish,â€ Sam says. Way lighten up Sam! Now youâ€™re playing along. Itâ€™s doofusâ€™ attempt to attract the kids, aka Gen Y. With Fonzieâ€™s jacket? That wouldnâ€™t even get Gen X there. Maybe Conan Oâ€™Brien, but he would eventually blow it up.
Sam is loading guns with rock salt from the trunk of the Impala, and heâ€™s trying to look inconspicuous. No, thereâ€™s nothing suspicious about a very large man loading weapons in the trunk of a classic car at night. Then again, this is Canton I suppose, where nothing seems strange. Sam closes the trunk and enters the motel room, where Dean is talking on the phone. Heâ€™s talking about Abraham Lincoln and James Dean to Bobby. â€œWhy go kill crazy? I donâ€™t know, maybe the apocalypse got them all hot and bothered. Yeah well, we all know whose fault that is. Sorry, but itâ€™s true.â€
Sam takes offense and slams the door to let Dean know heâ€™s there. Dean hangs up and lets Sam know its Bobby. Sam asks â€œandâ€¦â€ and Dean says nothing else. â€œSo weâ€™re just going to pretend I didnâ€™t hear what I just heard.â€ Dean is nonchalant, telling him to pretend or donâ€™t pretend. â€œThis is supposed to be a fresh start Dean.â€ â€œWell, this is about as fresh as it gets.â€ Dean grabs his coat and asks Sam if theyâ€™re going or not. Sam pauses to give us one of his trademark angry sighs.
Hmm, I donâ€™t know, but this seems, off. Iâ€™m trying to avoid being over-analytical about things, but Deanâ€™s avoidance here isnâ€™t abnormal. Heâ€™s avoided talking about the issue before. Iâ€™ve read some suggestions where Dean wasnâ€™t talking just about Sam in that statement. He could have been talking about both of them and Sam took that the wrong way. Hey, thatâ€™s possible. However, all Dean could have said is â€œitâ€™s not what you think.â€ He didnâ€™t though, so Iâ€™m taking his behavior to just be some heightened drama for the episode.
Meanwhile, back at the wax museum. You know, after â€œMystery Spot,â€ wouldnâ€™t they have learned their lessons about breaking into museums at night? Dean grabs Lincolnâ€™s hat and tries to be funny. Sure, Samâ€™s in a pissy mood, but I didnâ€™t laugh at that either. Dean isnâ€™t sure why Sam isnâ€™t having fun with this, Sam just wants to torch the objects and leave. Dean goes off to fetch â€œEast of Edenâ€™sâ€ keychain. Donâ€™t worry, my husband didnâ€™t get the reference either. Itâ€™s one of James Deanâ€™s films. Iâ€™m wondering why he didnâ€™t say â€œGiant.â€ That was a more popular film. Iâ€™m also wondering why we didnâ€™t see wax James Dean. Iâ€™m assuming they couldnâ€™t get rights to use his likeness.
Sam waits and the creepy score comes on. He stares down Abraham Lincoln, and Iâ€™m assuming this is supposed to be the scary part. Like weâ€™re expecting Honest Abe to come to life. Instead, the door slams shut and he gets fog breath. This would have been scarier if he was attacked right away after staring down Abe. After a few seconds of anticipation, his shotgun goes flying and heâ€™s jumped by Gandhi. This part is actually kind of funny, watching that small man take on the Ginormotron. Kind of. Gandhi jumps on his back and grabs him by the neck. Sam slams him against the wall to get him off, and they circle each other before Gandhi manages to grab his neck from behind again. Itâ€™s another Sam choking! You know, even though it happens a million times, it never gets old. Nobody does being choked better than Jared.
Dean arrives and takes a few seconds instead of jumping into action to ask Sam if thatâ€™s Gandhi. â€œThe dude is squirrely.â€ Heâ€™s also choking your brother to death asshole, do something! Dean notices the wax figure is still there. Sam tries to tell him to get the glasses in between the gasping for air. Just as his eyes roll to the back of his head, Dean burns the glasses and Gandhi disappears. As Sam recovers, Dean looks at him with disgust. â€œYou couldnâ€™t have been a fan of someone cool?â€
Theyâ€™re back at the motel, and I swear itâ€™s the same one they used for â€œSomething Wicked.â€ Outside anyway. Theyâ€™re packing. Deanâ€™s ready to go, but Sam isnâ€™t so sure their work is done. He thinks itâ€™s strange Gandhi just vanished. â€œNo screaming, no big flame out, that isnâ€™t the way ghosts usually go.â€ Dean doesnâ€™t care, he went away. Thereâ€™s something else bothering Sam. He thinks Gandhi was trying to take a bite out of him. Heâ€™s reluctant to tell Dean why thatâ€™s odd, since Dean is being very quick with the ridicule. He tells Dean the real Gandhi was a fruitarian, and yes, Dean laughs. We get a Sam bitchface out of that! Oh how I missed those. â€œLet me get this straight. Your ultimate hero was not only a short man in diapers, but he was also a fruitarian?â€ Shut up Dean, here him out!
Sam tries to get his point across while Dean keeps mocking. He doesnâ€™t think this is over. Dean admits it was a â€œweirdly supercharged fruitarian ghostâ€ but it was still a ghost. Theyâ€™re going. Sam protests. â€œSo first you drag me into town and now youâ€™re dragging me back out.â€ Dean, still in arrogant jerk mode (??? I donâ€™t get it either) says, â€œYou ainâ€™t steering this boat. Letâ€™s go, chop, chop.â€ Samâ€™s buttons were pushed. He tells Dean this isnâ€™t going to work. Dean needs clarification. â€œUs, you, me together. I thought it could, but it canâ€™t.â€ Dean points out Sam was the one who wanted back in, and Sam points out Dean was the one who called him back in. Dean admits, â€œI still think weâ€™ve got some trust building to do.â€ â€œHow long am I going to be on double secret probation?â€ Sam asks. For the three of you that are confused, thatâ€™s an Animal House reference.
Dean says until he says so. Not the right answer! Sam keeps going with the brutal honesty. â€œLook, I know what I did, what Iâ€™ve done, and Iâ€™m trying to climb out of that hole, I am, but youâ€™re not making it easier.â€ Man, you can say that again! Dean wonders if Sam thinks he should just let him off the hook. Sam says no, he deserves it and even worse. â€œYouâ€™ll never punish me as much as Iâ€™m punishing myself. The point is, if weâ€™re going to be a team, you and I, it has to be a two way street.â€ â€œSo we just go back to the way we were before?â€ Dean asks. Sam says no. â€œBecause we were never that way before. Before didnâ€™t work. How do you think we got here?â€
Dean doesnâ€™t understand, so Sam explains. â€œDean, one of the reasons I went off with Ruby (pause), was to get away from you. It made me feel strong, like I wasnâ€™t your kid brother.â€ â€œAre you saying this is my fault?â€ Dean asks, not getting the point. â€œNo, itâ€™s my fault,â€ explains Sam. â€œAll Iâ€™m saying that is if weâ€™re going to do this, we have to do it different. We canâ€™t fall into the same rut.â€ Dean asks what Sam wants him to do. â€œYouâ€™re going to have to let me grow up for starters.â€ Dean canâ€™t react to that, for his phone rings. It seems the case isnâ€™t done after all. Iâ€™ll react to that. Way to go Sam for finally standing up for yourself! Itâ€™s about friggin time. Will it sink in??? I have no idea.