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