Sam takes over. "Just uh, keep going." The angels came out of nowhere and told him he's chosen. For what? To save the world silly. Dean wants to know how he's going to do that. You haven't figured it out yet Dean? Adam smugly announces he and an archangel are going to kill the Devil. Which one? Duh, Michael, who else? "I'm his sword, or vessel, I don't know." Dean thinks that's insane but Castiel sees the merit in the plan. "Maybe they're moving on from you Dean." Dean doesn't think that makes sense. Castiel makes his pitch, he is from John Winchester's bloodline, Sam's brother. Ah, maybe he's the brother that would actually kill Sam. It's not perfect but possible. Sam wonders why they would do this. "Maybe they're desperate," Castiel says and then turns his attention to Dean. "Maybe they've wrongly assumed Dean would be brave enough to withstand them." "You know, blow me Cas," Dean says irritated. Something is really wrong with Dean if he can't take biting angel sarcasm.
Sam starts using logic since the others are sniping. "After everything's that happened, all that crap about destiny, suddenly the angels have a plan B. Does that smell right to anybody?" Hello everyone, LISTEN TO THIS MAN. He's the only one figuring out this is a scheme to trick Dean. Adam gets up, concluding this is a real moving family reunion, but he's got a thing. Sam stops him and tries to talk sense into him. He even uses the please with puppy dog eyes. Sam tries to explain the angels are lying to him but Adam can't believe angels would do that. "They tell you they were going to roast half the planet?" They did mention the fight would be hairy but it's the Devil and they've got to stop them.
Sam insists there's another way. Adam is cool with that and wants to know what it is. "Well, we're working on the power of love," Dean says being a real smartass. Sam gives Dean the power bitchface now, the one we all know and love. What's funny is that's exactly what saves them! Adam wants to know how that's going. "Not good," Dean answers, obviously not taking this seriously. Sam goes for another angle, admitting Adam doesn't know him from a hole in the wall, but he's begging him to trust him. Adam needs one good reason. Cut to Bobby, whose darned curious to see what that is too. "Because we're blood." Dean has a "give me a break" look on his face, and Adam just gets angry.
"You've got no right to say to me." Bobby tells him he's still John's boy. "No, John Winchester was a guy who took me to a baseball game once a year. I don't have a Dad." Wow, that's a total 180 from the fake Adam in "Jump The Shark." "So we maybe blood, but we are not family. My mom is my family, and if I do my job, I get to see her again. No offense but she's the one I give a rats ass about, not you." No offense taken Adam. It's not like your brothers are part of the John Winchester fan club either. Dean has nothing to say, but Sam isn't done. "Fair enough. But if you have one good memory of Dad, just one, then you'll give us a little more time. Please." You've been saying that way too much lately Sam. It hasn't been working so well either. Adam keeps a pissed off look on his face but says nothing. So does this mean he does have one good memory of John, or he too is falling for the pleading puppy dog eyes?
Adam eats a sandwich, or should I say winces at a sandwich. He sees Bobby in the other room distracted and takes his opportunity to go for the door. Not so fast, the middle brother is right behind him asking if he's going somewhere. Adam wants to go for a beer, but Sam declares they've got beer and for him to have a seat. Adam isn't happy with that offer. "You know, you pitch this whole â€˜dewy-eyed bromance' thing, but the truth is I'm on lockdown aren't I?" You're just now figuring that out? Love the bromance line though! It's about time they worked it into an episode, and Jeremy Carver is the perfect guy to do it.
Sam delivers the beers and they sit down at the table. Sam tries to bond, starting with telling Adam that John was trying to protect him. "Yeah, well I guess the monster that ate me didn't get that memo." Sam is sad that he remembers that and Adam responds "Oh yeah," rather bitter. I suppose being bitter over dying in a gruesome way is allowed. They really did a number on Sam too. So Sam goes for the John Winchester hating angle, trying to change the subject. "Trust me, the one thing worse than seeing Dad once a year was seeing him all year." Adam tells Sam he's full of crap, because his upbringing involved his mother working the graveyard shift and he cooked his own meals and put himself to bed. Sam had that upbringing too! Come on Sam, tell him all about it. You're really sucking at the bonding here. Share horror stories. At least Sam had Dean. "You can say what you want about our Dad but I would have taken anything." Come on Sam, tell him what a horrible Dad he was and how he wasn't there for Christmas and disappeared weeks at a time. Oh right, only 40 minutes and this episode is loaded enough.
Sam tries to tell him if had they known they had a brother (Adam snips back that they didn't) they would have found him. "Look I can't change the past, but if I could..." "What, we gonna hop into the Family Truckster, pop on down to Walley World?" That's from one of my favorite movies, National Lampoon's Vacation. I even nicknamed my soccer mom van the Family Truckster. Cool reference! Adam is so a carbon copy of oldest brother Dean. Plenty of attitude and a short fuse for the painful situations. That's a big switch from "Jump The Shark" when fake Adam bonded easier with Sam. It was kind of nice to see Sam play big brother for a change. Anyway, Sam backs off, telling Adam that with attitude like that, he'd fit right in around there. In other words, he's Dean 2.0.
Now for Sam to get a ton of crap from the other end, because this poor boy just doesn't have enough strife in his life. This time it's going to hurt WAY more. Families just suck sometimes. Dean is in a cleared out panic room and Sam and Castiel open the door. Cas is leering at Dean in disgust and Dean definitely notices. "Well Cas not for nothing, but the last person that looked at me like that, I got laid." Hmm, angry sex. I hope it wasn't Bela. Sam suggests to Castiel he keeps an eye on Adam and Cas slams the door with his angry angel wave after he throws one more glare at Dean's way and Dean winks at him. Mr. Carver is definitely having fun with the slashers.
Dean wants to know if being locked in the panic room is really necessary. Sam is feeling the frustration. "Well, I mean we've got our hands full Dean. A house full of flight risks." I know Sam. Keeping a leash on one hard headed Winchester is hard enough but two of them? Dean isn't letting him do it and Sam agrees he won't let Adam do it either. Dean tries to tell Sam he isn't getting him, but Sam claims he is perfectly. "But, I'm not letting you do it either." Dean takes a dramatic pause and again points out the "Kid's not taking a bullet for me." Sam tries to argue but Dean's serious. "Think of how many people we've gotten killed, Sam. Mom, Dad, Jess, Jo, Ellen." He stops there. Oh come on Dean, you've gotten WAY more than that killed. Right, 40 minutes.