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Dean takes a look at all the nuts around and curses Sam for talking him into this. So taking this job was Samâ€™s idea? Well thatâ€™s a switch. Sam for some reason feels obligated to Martin, who saved their Dadâ€™s ass more times than they can count. Iâ€™m not buying it. He mentions Martin was a great hunter and Dean emphasizes was, until Albuquerque. Sam dismisses that and tells Dean the other reason, itâ€™s better they keep busy. It seems the last few weeks Dean has been worrying Sam. Dean hasnâ€™t taken Ellen and Joâ€™s deaths well at all. He shouldnâ€™t either. Iâ€™m surprised Sam is holding up, but then again, he did live without Dean for four months. Thatâ€™s probably hardened him a little.
Okay, time to confuse me again. Dean gets defensive, saying heâ€™s not going to wallow about it. â€œYou always do this. You just canâ€™t keep this crap in.â€ EXCUSE ME? Sam Winchester? The king of evasiveness and internalizing? There he goes throwing those stones in glass houses again. Of course, Dean probably doesnâ€™t want to confide in Sam anymore ever since opening up to him in â€œHeaven and Hellâ€ and â€œFamily Remainsâ€ then labeled weak by Sam in â€œSex and Violenceâ€ and â€œWhen The Levee Breaks.â€ Not to mention Sam tried to kill him both those times. That does put a damper on the relationship. â€œWatch me,â€ Dean says, and Iâ€™m thinking thatâ€™s a fair answer. Opening up hasnâ€™t done him any favors. Either way heâ€™s headed for doom.
Dean evades the conversation by finding Martin. They come over and heâ€™s really surprised to see them. He notices they got big. How long has it been since theyâ€™ve seen this guy? Itâ€™s been this long and theyâ€™re going through this trouble? After getting the awkward exchanges of â€œyou look goodâ€ out of the way, itâ€™s time to talk business. So what are they hunting? Martin isnâ€™t sure yet. The hospital has had five deaths in the last four months, suicides supposedly. Of course Martin hasnâ€™t exactly seen the creature, but others have had a few glimpses. Not enough to go on. That naturally makes Dean skeptical, especially when he looks at a crazy woman ballroom dancing with herself. Martin swears something is wrong though and Sam believes him. Did he check the body? Um, no, he doesnâ€™t go near bodies anymore.
Their little conversation is interrupted by that arrogant bastard, I mean the doctor, who thinks it be a good idea they all join the next group therapy session. Except Dean that is. â€œThe relationship you have with your brother seems dangerously co-dependent.â€ Iâ€™ll say it is!! This is the first guy ever to find that abnormal though. Sam and Dean shrug at each other with a â€œwhateverâ€ and Dean stays behind.
Group therapy time! I must say, Sam really looks like a fish out of water there. For one, heâ€™s so large! Also, heâ€™s so pretty. Anyway, the guy who wants to start is the patient that saw poor Susan meet her violent end. He wants to talk about the monster. Arrogant bastard doesnâ€™t. Jerk. â€œItâ€™s not good for group.â€ The guy agrees, but has a good point. â€œYou want to know what else isnâ€™t good for group? A monster eating all our faces off.â€ He rambles on and the doctor shuts him down with the same eerie line he told Susan before she bought it. â€œThere is no monster.â€ Sam and Martin listen but say nothing. Okay, that scene kind of went nowhere.
Dean is playing checkers with himself and winning when a hot brunette doctor in a white coat comes over to talk to him. Sheâ€™s Dr. Erica Cartwright and sheâ€™s been assigned to his case. â€œYouâ€™re my shrink? Lucky me,â€ he says with a smile. â€œAnd youâ€™re my paranoid schizophrenic with narcissistic personality disorder and religious psychosis. Lucky me.â€ Wow, thatâ€™s quite a diagnosis! Especially the narcissistic personality disorder. Thatâ€™s pretty funny. She takes a seat across from him. Heâ€™s got questions for her. Sheâ€™s got questions for him. So Dean does the lame â€œQuid Pro Clo Clariceâ€ line from Silence of The Lambs and even does the little lip quiver (I have no idea what thatâ€™s called) that Anthony Hopkins is infamous for in that film. I should also mention that I hate Silence of The Lambs references. Itsâ€™ SO overdone. Why that is and Star Wars isnâ€™t I have no idea, but itâ€™s clichÃ©.
She goes first. â€œHow many hours a night do you sleep?â€ â€œThree or four, every couple of nights.â€ Heâ€™s still sane? I get about six hours a night and thatâ€™s not enough. He asks about the recent suicides there and if sheâ€™s noticed black smoke, sulfur, anything like that. Nope. She wants to know what that means so Dean tells her the truth. Demon signs, he hunts demons. Of course heâ€™s saying this in a teasing sort of way like he wants her to think heâ€™s crazy but adorable. Heâ€™s doing a great job. â€œHow many drinks do you have a week?â€ Dean counts, again acting flippant, and comes up with over 50. Thatâ€™s actually not bad considering his line of work. His question involves chills or cold spots, but she hasnâ€™t noticed. He lets her know, even though she doesnâ€™t care, thatâ€™s a sign of a ghost. So now she really goes for the burning question. â€œWhen was the last time you were in a long term relationship?â€ Dean wants clarification as to how long that is. Two months. â€œNever,â€ he replies. Now THAT is sad. Even Samâ€™s had one. To think, Sam and John are the only long term relationships heâ€™s had. He goes onto his question, have the patients seen anything weird. Yep, all the time. Now this chick really goes for what hurts. â€œLetâ€™s talk about your father.â€ Dean all of a sudden isnâ€™t glib anymore.
Now Dean is walking somberly through the hall and Sam runs into him. Sam sees something is bothering him and he asks if heâ€™s okay. Dean said he just got something and heâ€™s not okay. I swear Iâ€™ve played that back twenty times and I have no freaking idea what he said. Sam thinks it was unusual. Dean wants to know if Sam found something. A patient claims he saw the creature. Theyâ€™ll talk to him in an hour. Deanâ€™s eager to talk kill and leave, for this place is giving him the creeps. Aw, whatâ€™s wrong Dean, too much abnormality for your abnormal life? He just doesnâ€™t want to admit heâ€™s fitting in.
In the most normal thing to actually happen to Dean in this place, a gorgeous woman appears behind him, stares at him with those longing eyes and then kisses him, practically shoving her tongue down his throat. Dean of course doesnâ€™t resist. Sam watches like either they donâ€™t have time for this or that they should get a room. Itâ€™s hard to interpret his bothered expressions at times. She says hi and introduces herself as Wendy, then even gives him a butt slap as she leaves. Deanâ€™s all smitten, but Sam tactfully reminds him â€œDude, you cannot hit that.â€ Dean isnâ€™t convinced.
Sam comes out of the room with some sort of homemade lock pick and they go to the patientâ€™s room. Except the guyâ€™s screaming and kicking on the door window. Sam goes to pick the lock but Dean doesnâ€™t think heâ€™s working fast enough and wants to take over. Sam jumps at him all angry. â€œBack off Dean!â€ Ooh, something is amiss. They get the door open and the guy is hanging from the rafter. Theyâ€™re too late, another red shirt.