And WHY is Dean still annoyed with Sam, when Sam did his best to save Dean? Why did Dean need to bring it up?
Was entrapping an innocent to lure out a demon, and killing a human host the worst thing Sam did when he was alone for six months, without Dean. What is Sam keeping back from Dean that he’s not fully revealing? “There ain’t much difference from what I turned into to what you already are,” says Dean to Sam. Which is a pretty high statement from someone who is already a monster himself? So in a roundabout way, what has Dean got to really bleat about? They are both as bad as each other, or what else is Dean trying to make us all think? I felt particularly in the car we were walking on egg shells and not really getting to the truth of the matter. Sam was being evasive, or was it ‘just me’?
“You might actually be worse than me.” Dean Snarks ….
Is Dean accurate in his assumption that Sam might actually be worse than him, and he knows there’s more than Sam is ready to tell yet? Has Dean been spying on Sam knowing damned fine well what he got up to? His spies inform him that Sam’s unsavory deeds so are we going to find out what Sam did actually do during those six months apart?
Dean: So what’s this about me not being ready back there?
Sam: I’m — I wasn’t… trying to start something, Dean.
Dean: I was just saying, I thought that was the whole point of us taking a break. You know?
Oh, no. No, yeah. I get that.
Sam: And, you know, there’s no worries there.
Sam: But I gotta ask. What about you?
Dean: What about me, what?
Sam: Are you ready?
Dean: Why wouldn’t I be ready?
Flash back to Sam in the bar meeting Lester:
Lester: My wife kicked me to the curb.
We haven’t had s*x for four months, but not that she hasn’t been having plenty.
It is possible that you can have your revenge.
CRD: Who summons me, and for what purpose?
Sam: Lester! Don’t!
Lester: Kill my wife, and my soul is yours.
Lester: Who are you?
Lester & CRD seal the deal with a kiss: Uhh! Ow!
Lester: You’re a punk-ass demon!
CRD: And you work for me now.
Again the pair continues to kiss [ Squish ] Uhh!
Sam: You’re serious? This is about Lester
Lester: Um, don’t get me wrong. I’m not –
Sam: I’m not — I’m not trying to start anything either, okay?
I’m just saying, maybe… maybe we oughta talk about that.
Okay, expect there’s nothing to talk about.
Dean: I just figured, since we’re opening up veins that maybe you’d want to talk about the guy who you made sell his soul.
Sam: The guy who you then killed, right? I mean, that’s the same guy we’re talking about?
Dean: I was a demon.
Sam: Oh, you were a demon? Oh, I didn’t realize that.
[ Chuckles ]
Dean: Hey, man, Lester was gonna pay for that soul shake sooner or later. So technically, it’s still on you.’
Sam: What do you want from me, Dean?
Dean: Look, I w– I’m not happy about it, okay?
Sam: But I needed to find you. So if I had to… bend a few rules…
Dean: Go dark. Go dark.
Sam: Sure. Label it if you want.
Dean: Look, man, again, I’m not complaining, okay? In fact, I’m doing just the opposite of complaining. I… I just… You know, between Lester and the others…
Sam: There weren’t others.
Dean: Okay, either way, maybe we both needed that time off. This is good. This is good.
Sam: Yeah. [ Whispers ] Okay.
Dean seemed really judgmental regarding Sam’s actions. I felt Dean was quizzing Sam like the demon in him was still wanting answers and nagging him. Yes Dean has nagged Sam in the past, but this seemed niggly like he was picking on a moment just to rattle Sam. So are we to assume that Dean thinks there were others, other humans that Sam may have conned into making a deal? Is this what Dean is suspicious of? Doesn’t Dean trust Sam again here? Sam forcefully insures Dean that there were no ‘OTHERS.’ So why the pussy footing around when Sam had it under control so he thinks? Sam after all this time did save Dean’s hide, but I felt like he was thanking him one minute. Then laying his law down thick on him the next. Sam was caring and wanted to find out how Dean was. But was he prepared for the backlash that came from Dean.
Maybe I am reading too much into this, but it just seems a shame when Sam goes to all this trouble and effort for him to have his big brother hi-jack his efforts. How did you see Dean’s remarks about wanting to know if there were in fact ‘others’ that Sam might not have been telling Dean the whole truth? Do you think he is keeping anything back that hasn’t been fully explained, or ironed out? Do you think that they are setting up Dean to kill Sam. Something doesn’t feel right with this whole Mark of Cain still lurking in the dark. Could this dark magic still be drifting towards something a confrontation between the brothers that is sparked by the mark. Dean still needs the urge to kill, and Sam is closest to him at the moment. Is Dean’s anger beginning to bubble under the surface?