Corbin attempting murder on SAM?

Yesterday I put up a post on IMDb about this subject and still felt a little confused with the whole writing of this scene. What were the writers trying to portray and what were they trying to tell us? This show loves parallels and could see those between Sam and Michelle and Dean and Corbin.

I’ve been thinking about this scene a lot. Why did Corbin want Sam dead? Was it simply that he was a hunter and would end up killing him. I found that hard to stomach when Sam and Dean had saved them both from the other Werewolves. Why was this? What was his real reason in snuffing out Sam? When Sam had clearly put his life in the firing line to save them both?

Was it that Corbin wanted Dean focused to save himself and Michelle. Or that he was a Werewolf and new they were after his red MEAT? He was protecting his own ends and decided that Sam had to be put out of his misery because he was dead weight and slowing the pack down? Corbin was blinkered and wearing protective sunglasses and was blindly in love with Michelle, this was obvious. What wasn’t was the fact that why he desperately wanted Sam out of the way, when he knew that Sam was protecting them both as much as Dean clearly was? Could Dean have managed to get them to safety on his own? Which he did in the end, then being stunned by police and ended up with two broken ribs himself? Even with an injured Sam could the pack of got out of that situation alive? Could the situation have been handled differently without the gut wrenching scene of Sam being half murdered in cold blood. Was it really necessary to have a monster kill a hunter? What had Corbin really achieved by this, knowing that Dean would be after his own neck if he saw him do the act in cold blood.

The whole premise got to me because the boys had put themselves  out on a limb and risked their own lives to save them, and in the end both of them being seriously wounded in the bargain to save a monster and his lover. Was this heroic act at the end of the day worth saving. Had they taken on more than they could chew?? Was Dean Corbin’s parallel? Would Dean kill either Michelle or Corbin to save Sam, if he was in the same boat?

So what did you think of this scene, that was it worth Sam and Dean’s time to save Michelle and Corbin considering what they both endured on that hunt? Was Corbin just a psychopath, with fangs? Was he so desperate to change Michelle into a werewolf so they could be together forever?

Written and Published by : Bella

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Citing Source: IMDb thread Corbin killing Sam posted by Belkla-UK






15 thoughts on “Corbin attempting murder on SAM?

  1. Corbin first human then beast. How long does it take for a werewolf bite to turn a human? Is their a pattern with Madison, the college kids and Corbon? When does pack replace a human soul?


    1. I think that from the moment a person is bitten, his transformation is automatic. Physically he ceases being a human, however, in my opinion, he continues to retain the elements of his character. Even under the influence of the supernatural, he can still choose his own way of life. The human soul can’t be replaced so easily.


  2. Hunters save victims so Dean leaves Sam to save the victims, like soldiers on a rescue mission.

    The dynamics change when Corbin attacks Sam. Now, Corbin is a criminal, a traitor, and unwilling to trust his saviors.

    Who Dean would have protected with his and Sam’s life, he will now destroy by execution or punishment worse than death. Corbin has become Cain slaying his ‘brother Abel’ for self interest. Dean would have been quite happy to put a mark or curse on him.

    Corbin is a dark mirror of Dean. How twisted is the reflection? Would Dean become this Cain? No. Kill a human in rage? I do not know. Dean is a killing machine, will oiled, trained in hell, purgatory and driven by his father. Dean still has about him a boy, innocence may always save him from becoming a monster.

    Sam is now Dean’s battle mate. Does Dean still take the hotel bed nearest the door?

    Death is an eternal principle, like gravity and must have a manifestation.

    I love the Big W. Dean telling 2 humans strung up like sausages to wait, throwing out his arm like stopping traffic. SUPERNATURAL can take the most dramatic of scenes and overlap perfect comic relief, or rather Jensen and Jared can. How rare is this pair among actors any time or place? Rare, future actors will be copying them.

    Other sci-fi TV shows as Arrow, which I like and watch, often become caught up in soap opera self analysis. Stand around telling, while SUPERNATURAL move around showing.

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  3. This wasn’t one of my favorite episodes particularly as I’m still confused with the whole Reaper operation still running even though Dean killed Death, but the impression I had of Corbin was that he was weak and selfish. He tried to kill Sam because he thought that Sam being injured was putting him and his wife in further danger. He saw how much Dean loved him and knew Dean would never willingly leave him behind. Once he became a werewolf, he loved the power it gave him and was hell bent on turning Michelle even if it was against her wishes.

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    1. I’m going to agree with you on this. I think he did it because Dean wouldn’t leave Sam and he and his wife needed Deans help to escape the cabin. I think the real question is, is this a parallel to Dean somehow? Is Dean willing to kill others to save himself, the way Corbin was? Dean is certainly willing to kill himself, but will he murder another human, in cold blood, to save Sam? Can he go that far? (I can’t recall if he’s done such a thing, but I don’t think so.)

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          1. What about the Steins? Dean killed that one boy.

            Now here are the caveats to that scene: Dean was suffering from the Demon Mark and the youngest Stein had participated in the killing of another person, so questions are still out about whether he can be considered innocent or not.

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            1. I didn’t find him an innocent-he was old enough to do something about what was going on. Just saying no I don’t want to isn’t good enough. And he did finally go along with murdering/dissecting the kid. I also think if Dean hadn’t had the MOC he wouldn’t have killed him without question. IMHO

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              1. Dean was under the influence when he killed the Styne boy, and that scene too has stayed with me. But as I think it’s been said on this board that they had to show how far Dean would go in whom he killed. How far the mark and demon hood had stretched him to his limits. It was meant to look harrowing, scary and was made to make us think what Dean was really capable of. I love that about our writers that they push our characters to extremes to see how far they would go, and how dark they might/could send them. They are daring in how they plot a scene and draw out the darkness in our heroes.

                The Styne boy was old enough to be able to walk away from the Stynes but I think he was scared that they would come after him and kill him. He really didn’t have anywhere else to go and felt trapped, I bet. That character was one cool little actor who knew how to put across a desperate story, and made it believable to us as the viewer.

                B xxx


                1. This scene showed the “I did what I had to do” is not always the correct response. It is unclear whether Corbin was already under the influence of the bite and had started to change or if it once again proves that someone is willing to do what he has to do to protect and save a loved one. He turned on Sam when he thought that the only way Dean would lead them to safety was if he could eliminate Sam from Dean’s priority list. Dean wanting to “save people” and knowing he could not do anything human to save Sam, he takes off with the couple. So in that way Crobin’s plan worked whether he was already turning or not. It also brings up the trope of the brothers willing to do anything for each other- an echo of Dean’s deal when Sam died at the end of season 2. It also gave Jensen an opportunity to show restraint in his acting choice. It also brings up the trope that Billy talks about- did Dean “kill himself” in an effort to save Sam and if he knew that wouldn’t fly with Billy, is it back to the”if there ain’t no you, there ain’t no me” from “Sacrifice. And in brings forward the biblical idea of who is innocent.

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                2. Battered women leave their husbands with their kids and not a stitch of clothes if necessary to escape-he had money-he could have left-he liked his lifestyle too much. imho


                  1. That is very possible too Barb, he would have liked their lifestyle and didn’t want to leave. He probably was comfortable where he was. He probably didn’t know any different. What is the disease where the victim becomes dependant on their captor? Either way I just felt so bad for him when he got shot. I really hoped deep down that Dean would have let him live. Saving people and so on??

                    B xxx


                    1. ” I really hoped deep down that Dean would have let him live”
                      I did too. And Dean would have let him live but not MOC!Dean!


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