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Sam helps up Pastor Gideon and Dean goes to help. That's when Sam gives Dean "the look," the "what the Hell just happened?" look. Dean looks at him back kind of ashamed, giving the "oh, you noticed that, huh?" Then, Dean carries Castiel outside while Sam carries Pastor Gideon. Um, hello, room full of innocents locked in a store room, remember? I'll fill in the blanks. Michael Shanks lets them out after Sam, Dean and Pastor Gideon tell him to, and they all proceed to kick his and Jane's ass. Then the Pastor leaves with Sam and Dean because he sick of seeing all their faces and it doesn't matter that his daughter's dead body is on the floor. He'll take care of it later.
So, back to the foursome leaving. While coming up the stairs, now Sam decides it's time to ask questions. "Dean, how did you do that?" "What?" "Kill her." "Long run of luck held out I guess." "Last I checked, she could only be ganked by a servant of Heaven." "What do you want me to tell you? I saw a shot, I went for it." They get to the Impala and put the wounded in the back. Sam doesn't wait until they get into the car to continue. "Are you gonna do something stupid?" "Like what?" Dean asks innocently. "Like Michael stupid." Dean acts all offended. "Come on Sam, give me a break." A livid Sam isn't buying it.
Meanwhile, back at the motel, Castiel is on the bed and looks like crap. He actually looks like he's in a trance. I guess coma angel is back. Sam is tending to Pastor Gideon's wounds. He tells Dean he's seeing double, but that could be the pain killers. "You'll be okay," Dean tells him. "No," the Pastor says bluntly. No, I can't imagine he will. He's got to be the rock now for an entire town and he's lost more than the rest of them. Dean gets a little fire inside over the sad expression and goes for the door. Sam is all worried, wondering where he's going. Dean assures him he's just getting some clean bandages out of the trunk. Liar!
Sam finishes bandaging the Pastor's arm and hears that familiar sound of the Impala roaring away. He freaks out and rushes outside. Sure enough, Dean peels away from the motel. Sam shouts for Dean and there's a nice shot of Sam being left behind from the back of the Impala. Sam does the common freak out, running his hands through that wad of hair before watching the Impala disappear in the night. The motel sign is the most interesting thing, for we find out they're getting a free bible for their stay. Bonus! It's probably the cheap tourist version though.
So that's it for Sam this episode. Now we get to find out why Lisa was in the opening "Then" sequence. A pensive Dean drives alone in the Impala at night and sorry, I have no idea what finally prompted this. I guess something clicked when he either killed that whore or saw the sorrow in the Pastor's eyes. I'm usually good at guessing these things but nada this time. Dean knocks on a front door and Lisa opens the door. She's surprised to see him. Dean tries to give her the warm smile, but he's obviously nervous. He asks how Ben is and sure enough, he's at baseball. Just like the dream. Continuity galore! He mentions then she moved and man what's up with the small talk? I suppose jumping into the heavy stuff would be awkward.
Lisa cuts to the chase. She asks if he's alright. "No, not really," he answers. At least he didn't use the "ask a stupid question" line. "Look, I have no illusions, okay, I know the life that I live. I know how that's going to end for me, whatever, I'm okay with that. But I wanted you to know that when I do picture myself happy, it's with you. And the kid." She smiles, not sure what to say. She invites him in for a beer but he can't. She looks at him further and realizes something is very wrong.
He tells her to take care of herself and goes the leave. She tries to stop him, telling him he just can't drop a bombshell like that and leave. Dean apologizes but claims he doesn't have a choice. She insists he does but he still won't go for it. So, instead he goes for more unnerving honesty that's likely to give her nightmares for a while. "Things are about get really bad." She asks if it's his kind of bad. "Worse. Next few days, crap you're gonna see of your TV, it's going to be downright trippy. Scary. But I don't want you to worry because I'm making arrangements for you and Ben." Yeah, she's feeling reassured. She wants to know what he's talking about and she's really scared now.
"The people I'm going to see next, they're not going to get anything from me without agreeing to a few conditions." She's really frightened now and pleads that he come inside. "Whatever you're thinking of doing, don't do it." It's sweet she cares for a guy she's only seen twice. Other women would back away inside, lock the door and tell him never to come back. Dean grabs her hand, insisting he has to. She asks him to just stay an hour, at least say hi to Ben. Yeah Dean, at least hang out for that! No, it's best he doesn't. I have this feeling he didn't just because he knew she would make him change his mind.
She nods, realizing she isn't getting anywhere, so he kisses her forehead, and now she starts to cry. Way to freak her out there Dean. He says goodbye, walks away, gets into the Impala and"¦I don't get it. It's a really sweet scene and Jensen rocks it, but who was Dean trying to make feel better there? Is it possible that Ben and Lisa were two of the few things that kept him going? Or is this just the act of desperate, confused mind? Either way, it's a head-scratcher.
Okay, a decent yet depressing setup for the upcoming big episode, which in turn is a big setup for the rest of the season. This month is going to kill me. Onward and upward!