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Sam wakes up in the closet and talks to very bloody freak through the door. "We'll have a little brainstorming session." Ha! I love that line. I've been in business too long where I've learned that's code for "we have no freaking idea what to do." Sam talks to Jack while picking the lock on the closet door. Oh come on Sam, open it with your mind.



Next is a gross shot of Jack eating Dean's blood, but that's par for the course. Sam pleads to Jack's humanity and how can your heart not bleed for poor Sammy? "You got this dark pit inside you, I know, believe me I know, but that doesn't mean you don't have to fall into it. You don't have to be a monster"¦It doesn't matter what you are, but what you do. It's your choice." Jack doesn't listen and Sam emerges out of the closet just in time to save Dean with flamethrower. I said this before with "The Kids Are Alright". Sam Winchester, flamethrower, me, thud, floor. Sam's beside himself over the kill and the sad puppy dog eyes prove it.  



It's another Impala scene! Three in one episode. Usually there's at most two. Sam stares off into space looking like he's going to bust out crying any minute. Dean tries to apologize and admits the psychic thing scares the crap out of him, but Sam doesn't want to talk about it. He'll never get Dean to understand. "It's just something I've got to deal with." Dean declares he won't have to alone, but Sam doesn't find comfort from Dean's assurances anymore. Sam looks at the reflection of himself in the window, and ding ding ding, we get that parallel to Jack in the bar earlier.  It's his normal reflection, but he sees a monster.  

 

Sam has his epiphany. He's playing with fire and he's not using his powers anymore. Dean's relieved and thanks him, but Sam doesn't appreciate his gratitude. "Don't thank me. I'm not doing this for you. Or for the angels. This is my choice." I guess french-fried Rugaru changed his mind. Whose taking bets that now that Sam's unleashed that monster, he can't make such choices voluntarily? His freak days are far from done.     



As for a grade, MOTW B-, Sam and Dean scenes, A+. Go ahead and try to calculate how that comes out overall, but I'm putting heavy weighting on the brothers. Next week is "Monster Movie", the all black and white novelty from Ben Edlund. I have clips from that episode to share in the next article (plus a surprise one). Its looks like a great humorous break from the heaviness of the first four episodes. Can't wait!         

Comments  

T.L. Foreman
# T.L. Foreman 2008-10-13 00:44
Another great recap of the latest episode. I kind of like the MOTW storylines and I thought this one was pretty interesting. My question is, now that we know his wife is pregnant, what happened to her? We saw her run out the house and jump in the car and that was it. Could this be something they have to deal with later in the sseries? Oh, thanks for posting a link to my show on your site. :-)
T.L. Foreman
# T.L. Foreman 2008-10-13 00:44
Another great recap of the latest episode. I kind of like the MOTW storylines and I thought this one was pretty interesting. My question is, now that we know his wife is pregnant, what happened to her? We saw her run out the house and jump in the car and that was it. Could this be something they have to deal with later in the sseries? Oh, thanks for posting a link to my show on your site. :-)
Narcissus
# Narcissus 2009-06-14 07:15
Sam's entire 'whole new level of freak' was completely awesome, I couldn't breathe watching it!

And I love the part when Sam was locked in the closet, trying to convince Jack that evil was a choice.. he ended up convincing himself too.
Narcissus
# Narcissus 2009-06-14 07:15
Sam's entire 'whole new level of freak' was completely awesome, I couldn't breathe watching it!

And I love the part when Sam was locked in the closet, trying to convince Jack that evil was a choice.. he ended up convincing himself too.