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Now for the special what I call "Sam and Dean's Theme" that's been played in the score throughout the series during the very dramatic moments. You know, Sam dying in Dean's arms in AHBLP2 and the closing scene of "Swan Song." It really makes me weepy when I hear it now. It plays as the Impala thunders along in the night and is seen parked outside a remote cabin in the woods. Needless to say, the mood is pretty somber.
Sam is salting the windows and Dean comes in after checking on John. I love the shot of Sam in focus with Dean in the background through the window. I miss Kim Manners! Dean claims John just needs some rest. He asks how Sam is. Considering his face looks like a plump raw hamburger, I'd say pretty good. Except he isn't. He gives typical "I'll survive" line. Yeah Sam, your multiple deaths don't come until later. I love writing recaps in hindsight.
Sam is worried they were followed. Dean likes their remote location. Sam takes this nice quiet moment to acknowledge to Dean he saved his life back there. Maybe, but he failed to stop the assault on the pretty. "So I guess you're glad I brought the gun, huh?" Serve up that heaping dish of humble pie Dean! "I'm trying to thank you here," Sam says. You know big brothers don't give any room Sam. "You're welcome." See, that's better.
Dean sees this as has opportunity to share his horrifying moment. Man, remember when these guys used to talk like this? It actually makes me weepy. Dean is coming to terms with the catch-22's of demon possession. "Hey Sam, you know that guy I shot? There was a person in there." Sympathetic Sam looks at him with the sorrowful eyes and tells him he didn't have a choice. He knows, that's not what bothers him. Then we get an up close look of Sam's swollen hamburger face. I bust into sobbing. Dean luckily doesn't look at his brother's sorry state, and goes on with remorse that he didn't flinch over killing that guy or Meg. Well duh, your family was in danger. Your priorities are in line. "For you or Dad, the things I'm willing to do or kill, it scares me sometimes." Hamburger face tries to give an expression of sorrow, but the hideous destruction of pretty is still too distracting.
Enter John. Great, bust up a beautiful (not literally) brotherly moment. "You shouldn't. You did good," John says. See, there's our clue! Good parenting just doesn't fit here. Dean is surprised to hear that. Even Sam looks suspicious. John denies being mad, and even says he's proud of him. The real John is inside screaming, "No I'm not you son of a bitch! Stop being a supportive father or so help me God!" John goes on further about how he and Sam get obsessed and Dean watches out for this family. Telling the truth is really blowing it here yellow eyes! Do you not know of family dysfunction?
Dean says thanks with suspicion and the lights flicker. Oh no! They're in a tight spot! (O'Brother Where Art Thou reference). Everyone gets all alarmed and panicky and John orders Sam to check the salt lines. John asks Dean for the colt. Dean brings up as an FYI that Sam tried to shoot the demon in Salvation and missed. John swears he won't. "Now the gun, hurry."
Dean holds the colt and all cylinders start flying. He knows something is wrong. John orders again and now Dean is giving him the cold hard stare. Dean backs away slowly. Ooh, the tension is so thick you can cut it with a knife. "He'd be furious that I wasted a bullet. He wouldn't be proud of me, he'd tear me a new one." He points the colt at John and with a "if-looks-could-kill" glare says, "You're not my Dad."
Let's take a moment here to ponder exactly how fucked up this family is. When the clear cut sign of demonic possession ends up being adequate parenting skills, no wonder these boys are screwed in the head. To think, Azazel's plan would have worked if all he did was call Dean a shithead. Dean would have been lulled into a false sense of security and handed over the colt easily. Yeah, but then we wouldn't have the cool setup for "In My Time of Dying."
Possessed John isn't giving up just yet, insisting to Dean it's him. Dean doesn't believe him and keeps pointing the gun. Sam walks in and boy is he confused! "Dean, what the hell is going on?" Actually Sam, that sums it up. Not!John tries to convince Sam that Dean has lost his mind and Dean says he's possessed. Sam wants to know why Dean is sure. "He was being a supportive father!" Then Sam jumps over to Dean's side without hesitation. No, Dean makes it harder. He says John is different. Not!John tries more to convince Sam but come on, possessed by evil demon or not, everyone should know who's side Sam is taking.
Then yellow eyes really screws up. He tells Sam "If you want to kill this demon you've got to trust me." Sam suddenly tells Dean with his eyes he was right. Dean looks back with a "I told you he was different." Yeah, John never told them to trust him either because they couldn't! Sam slowly takes his place beside Dean. Not!John still won't give up, acting all betrayed and hurt. "Fine, if you're both so sure go ahead, kill me." Right, no way Dean is going to do that either. Dean stares and then lowers the gun. "I thought so." John looks up and he has yellow eyes! See Dean, you were right! Oh wait...
Sam goes flying, Dean goes flying. They both get pinned against opposite walls. The colt falls to the floor and not!John picks it up. "What a pain in the ass this thing's been." Yeah, it doesn't end here either. It ends up burning them with Lucifer too. The gun that keeps on giving. Sam starts. "It's you, isn't it?" How many yellow eyed demons do you know Sam?
"We've been looking for you for a long time," Sam says. "Well, you found me," yellow-eyed John says. Enough of the small talk! Sam is perplexed about the holy water and yellow-eyes taunts it doesn't work on him. You see, it worked on Alastair later. Maybe it has to be a lot. Sam gets all mad and gets pushed against the wall farther for his troubles. To think, Sam gets to do this to demons eventually. That had to feel sweet.
Sam's temper is taking over and he swears to yellow eyes he's going to kill him. Yellow eyes thinks that would be a neat trick and even puts the gun nearby on the table. "Make the gun float to you there to you psychic boy." Sam just sneers. Yeah, he never did perfect that trick. Too bad, for that would have been cool at parties.
Yellow eyes goes over to Dean next. He boasts he could have killed him a hundred times that day but this is worth the wait. So he goes for the psychological torture. "Your dad, he's in here with me, trapped inside his own meat suit." He says hi, tear you apart, taste the iron in your blood, blah, blah, blah. No wonder he won't kill Sammy, his blood tastes like sulfur. That must be nasty. Dean starts the swear to God talk, so yellow eyes rants about this being justice because of what Dean did to his daughter (Meg) and his boy (pounding on Sammy dude). Dean isn't feeling the sympathy. "How would you feel if I killed your family?" Naturally Sam and Dean give him cold stares. "Oh, that's right, I forgot, I did." Oh yeah, Meg's his daughter. "Still two wrongs don't make a right." So I guess Dean isn't off the hook.