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It ends when Patrick puts down his two cards. Two aces. Considering there's an Ace and two fours on the table, that gives him a full house. Patrick is all apologetic. Sam looks rejected, Dean looks dead. Now, normally I'd declare him dead and make a fuss about this being another Winchester death, but Patrick can't bring him back if he's really dead, right? Or does he get to wait until the body is cold?
Anyway, Sam lets out a deep breath of horror. Patrick is solemn, girlfriend is crying, and Sam is looking pretty strange. I've only seen that look on him one other time, and that was when Lucifer was wearing him to the prom in "The End." He's acting sympathetic to Lia. "For a witch you're so nice it's actually kind of creepy." There's a glistening in his eyes. "It's okay, it was a great hand." Patrick reaches for the chips. "Just not as great as," Sam overturns two fours. That gives him four fours. He wins! You know, the bluff is brilliant but he really carries on the act at the end here. Good drama for us but kind of superfluous. Again, I'm not complaining.
Patrick is actually impressed. "Well played. You know, that whole going out of your head bit, very method." Sam actually cracks a small smile! "There's more to you than meets the eye," Patrick says while toasting him with his whisky. Yeah Patrick, we've known that for a while now. Still, we had no idea Sam was this good at fooling people. Sam tells him to cash in the chips for Dean. "With pleasure," Patrick says.
Bobby is at the van still shouting for Dean in the phone. Suddenly someone emerges from the building. It's young Dean! Welcome back Jensen, I hope you enjoyed your time off. He's elated and hilarious in his jubilation, and we laugh with them. His eyes are wide with excitement, his whole face is lit up, and he does a little happy dance. Then does clicks his heels in the air! Bwwwwaaahhh, I'm dying here! Bobby is still too grouchy, for he calls him an idgit. Come on Bobby, you're the one that started this mess. Laugh a little.
Next, some unfinished business with our two witches. Patrick is so heartbroken! He can't do this. He begs her not to make him. She says he can and then reveals what's in the locket - her daughter, who she buried after her death of old age. What's happening isn't natural. Patrick reminds her that when she decided to come along with him, this is what she wanted. She's still beautiful and she has him. She misses her family, she loves him and she thought she was cut out for this, but she isn't. He doesn't think he can do this without her but she reminds him he did fine long before he met her. Yeah lady, but then we wasn't in lurrrvve. She throws in all her chips, Patrick heartbreakingly slides in his, he plays his good cards, she plays her losing cards, and she gets old, thanking Patrick in the process. This is a really nice, bittersweet scene. I'm sure there are those that are irritated that it's taking time away from the boys, but hey, even the MOTW needs closure at times. Plus, these are two really decent guest actors. It's so nice this show can draw people of this caliber.
Bobby is still in disbelief that Sam actually beat Patrick. Sam shrugs. Bobby still presses and Sam claims he's just lucky. Liar!! Don't worry Sam, your secret is safe with us. Judging by Bobby's look though, he doesn't believe Sam. Sam grabs his coat and says goodbye to Bobby and an entering Dean who's munching on his beloved cheeseburger. Dean asks where he's going. Sam sheepishly says nowhere. Now they really don't believe him. A booster shot. Bobby and Dean say nothing even though Sam is waiting for the smart comment, maybe because ickiness in man parts is no laughing matter. Sam leaves in a hurry.
Bobby is ready to get the van loaded. Dean uses this moment to get something off his mind. "I shouldn't have called you an idiot." "Which time?" Bobby asks, rubbing it in. Dean apologizes again and says he gets it. "Getting old ain't a bachelor party." He tries to relate to what Bobby is going through, but Bobby doesn't want a pity party. Dean says if he was in Bobby's shoes, "You'd never stop complaining," Bobby said finishing his sentence. "Fair enough," Dean replies. Of course, the real point isn't coming out, so Dean tries something else. "You're not useless Bobby." Bobby tries to brush it off, so Dean sits down and gets serious.
"You're not useless Bobby." "You don't stop being a soldier cause you got wounded in battle. No matter what shape you're in bottom line is you're family. I don't know if you noticed but me and Sam we don't have much left. I can't do this without you, I can't. So don't you dare think about checking out. I don't want to hear that again." Oh man, Jensen's voice is cracking the whole time and Bobby is listening to him all serious like, and no, I'm not crying. I have something in my eye. Yeah that's it. Of course you all know me better than that, right?
Bobby's smart mouth is gone and he says "Okay." Dean says okay, good, so the point is clear. Of course the moment ends when Bobby's smart mouth comes back. "Thanks. Now we done feeling our feelings, cause I'd like to get out of this room before we start growing lady parts." Dean agrees they're done. He gets up, looks at his cheeseburger and puts it down. Something tells me that won't last long. He picks up his bag. "Let's go Ironsides." "Well that one's sticking huh?" Dean smiles and leaves. Bobby starts to go and then stops, for he's having his mini-meltdown. Aww Bobby, you are loved. Don't forget it.
Wow, so many details in that episode. Just wait until the next one. Maybe I'll break the recap length record. Until next week.