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Dean has had enough of yellow eyes upsetting Sam and comes up with the line of the episode. "Listen you mind just getting this over with because I can't stand the monologuing." A shout-out to The Incredibles! Yellow eyes calls him out on using his sharp humor to mask the pain, mask the truth. "You know you fight and fight for this family but the truth is, they don't need you. Not like you need them. Sam, he's clearly John's favorite. Even when they fight, that's more concern than he's ever shown you." Gotta love the way demons find the awful truth and use it to fuck with your mind. Dean is fuming and sneering at this point, so it's time for a wise ass comment to get him in really big trouble. "I bet you're real proud of your kids too. Oh wait I forgot, I wasted them." Oh Dean, that's funny, but that's so going to cost you.
Yellow eyes steps backward, closes his eyes, looks up and suddenly Dean is screaming in agony. Sam is yelling "No!' in the background because he's always been under the illusion that it helps. It's Sammy's version of "Serenity Now!" Judging by the gashes at Dean's chest and the blood pouring from them, he's getting clawed up pretty deep. Sam yells, Dean writhes in agony. "Dad, don't you let it kill me." Yellow eyes keeps going. Sam yells harder and looks at the gun, but he still can't move. Blood is gushing out of Dean now and he pleads one more time to John before passing out.
That does it! John takes over. Think about this. The three times Dean's faced this, with John, Bobby, and Sam, they all took over control of possession right when Dean was on the brink of death. What does that tell you? I theorize it has something to do with why he can kill an angel and the Whore of Babylon. He really is a God protected servant of God. That's just a theory though, since that theory gets heavily tested in the next episode.
Anyway, John takes control and Sam drops off the wall. He goes for the gun and points it at John, who's been taken over by yellow eyes again. He reminds Sam if he kills him, he kills Daddy. Sam knows and shoots him in the leg instead. See, Sam can't kill his own father. Dean drops to the ground this time, a bloody mess. Sam goes to check on Dean, noticing how bad he is. Dean is more worried about John and wants Sam to check on him. Aw Dean, always thinking of others first even when you're a freaking mess.
Sam goes to check on John who's out. Then he snaps awake screaming that he has control and can feel it inside him. He wants Sam to shoot him through the heart. He's yelling to do it while one badly wounded Dean is barely getting out the order not to. John continues to plead but Sam won't shoot. John keeps begging. "Shoot me, shoot me!! Son I'm begging you, we can end this here and now!" Sam thinks about it but can't do it. John shouts more at him to do this while Dean chokes out a whisper begging no. Sam lowers the gun. Then the plume of black smoke comes shooting out while John yells. Too late! Once the dust settles John is very upset and looks away from Sam in personal agony. Yep, the real John is back! Sam has a slightly mad/distraught look on his face, but I've never figured out if that's from losing the demon or from John's reaction.
Hee, now for the cliffhanger. "Bad Moon Rising" is playing while the Impala thunders down the road. Sam is driving, one hurting John is in the front seat and poor barely hanging on Dean is in the back. Sam tells them both to hang on, the hospitals is only ten minutes away. John is surprised at Sam, wondering why he didn't kill it. "I thought we saw eye to eye on this. Killing this demon comes first. Before me, before everything." So, are you saying John if yellow eyes had been possessing Sam or Dean, you would have killed them? Sam looks in the rear view mirror to see a woozy Dean with blood coming out of his mouth. "No sir. Not before everything. Look, we've still got the colt, we still have the one bullet left, we should start over. I mean we already found the demon once...
CRASH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Headlights come out of nowhere on John's side and smashes the Impala!! Nooooo!!! Not the car! Why God why!?! Then we see the outside visual of the semi truck t-boning the Impala at high speed. Twice. They skid a good long while into a nearby field. No, no this can't be happening. The Impala doesn't deserve this! Where's the classic car humanity!
Eventually the truck stops. The screen goes black and "Bad Moon Rising" comes back on. We see the possessed truck driver, the smashed car (simper) then a bloody and unconscious John, a bloody and unconscious Sam, and an even more bloody and now unconscious Dean. "There's a bad moon on the rise." Cue credits.
Damn you Kripke!!!!! Oh, I'm sure the Winchesters will survive but the car??? GAH!!! Luckily the season two DVDs were sitting next to me when I first saw this, so time to see what happens next. Again. I absolutely love "In My Time of Dying." Recap on that one coming sometime during Winter Hellatus.