Sam, being a bit too distraught over his brother dying thing, refuses to humor Dean. Puppy actually looks like he's gonna cry. Dean assumes Sam's going to leave town without him, but Sam says he won't. "You better take care of that car, or I'm going to haunt your ass." Oh what's he going to do? Install an iPod jack or something? "I don't think that's funny," a wet blanket Sam says. "Oh come on, it's a little funny." A Sera Gamble trademark line is born, one that she uses again in "Fresh Blood."
Dean sees Sam isn't amused and gets philosophical. "Look Sammy, what can I say man? It's a dangerous gig. I drew the short straw, that's it, end of story." Oh yeah Dean, you were that accepting of death when Sam was smurf blue on a mattress. Put yourself in your brother's shoes!
"We still have options," Sam says. "What options?" Dean asks. "We have burial or cremation." Oh, what a dinger! Dean is always the best when staring at the face of death. Dean declares he's going to die, and Sam can't stop it. "Watch me," a defiant Sam declares. Woo hoo! He's off to find that donor and transplant doctor!
It's Sam's turn for the emotional game of "talk to John Winchester's voice mail," and right here is where I really notice the improvement in Jared's acting over the last couple of episodes. He's finally starting to feel comfortable being Sam. He does his own tear-jerking one sided speech, complete with dramatic voice breaks, and now we know more than ever what a bastard John Winchester is. How can he not crumble over this and rush to his son's side?
"Hey dad, it's Sam, uh, you probably won't get this but it's Dean (pause and a whew), he's sick and uh, the doctor says there's nothing they can do but uh, they don't know the things we know right, so don't worry because I'll do whatever it takes to get him better." Oh cool, he's talked to the transplant service then! I know, that's the last you'll hear of it. Sam closes with a defeated "Alright, I just wanted you to know," and he throws the phone down. Then he does everything in his power to stop from busting out in tears. Too bad I don't.
There's a knock at the door. Sam's curious, but he's not jaded enough with the world yet that he'll pull out a gun before answering. Oh, remember when Sam was like that? It's Dean! He looks awful! Sam wants to know why he's there. Uh, so he can spend his dying moments with his brother? "I'm not going to die in a hospital when the nurses aren't even hot." All the hot nurses are at the hospitals that do transplants. D'oh! I said I wouldn't do that.
Sam is still being a whiner. "You know this whole 'I laugh in the face of death' thing? It's crap, and I can see through it." Dean says whatever, for he's too sick to care. "Have you even slept? You look worse than me." Sam's been scouring the Internet for the last three days. I wonder if his Google searches came up with this wonderful new medical advancement known as a heart transplant. They're pretty effective from what I hear. He helps Dean to his seat and tons of fans go "awwww." We're such suckers.
One of John's contacts clued in Sam to a specialist in Nebraska. Oh, so he does... fine, I'll let it go. "You're not gonna let me die in peace, are ya?" Sam with hope declares, "I'm not going to let you die period." They're going.
The Impala thunders through a muddy field with a giant tent, and Nebraska is looking a lot like British Columbia. Dean, while failing to get out of the car on his own, sees the sign "Reverend Roy LeGrange, Faith Healer." That would have killed me right there! Dean is not happy, not only because Sam tries to help him out of the car. He calls Sam a lying bastard. He thought Sam said they were going to see a doctor. Uh Dean, I believe the word he used was "specialist." Once Sam says exactly that, he claims from what he's heard the guy is the real deal. One passerby calls the reverend amazing, another is protesting that he's a fraud. Dean's just protesting that they're seeing a guy who heals people in a tent.
I'm just going to write down the next piece of dialogue. It clearly shows Sam and Dean's initial positions on faith and it blows the mind how much their perspectives have changed by the end of season four.
Sam: Well, when people see something they can't explain, there's controversy.
Dean: Oh come on Sam, a faith healer?
Sam: Maybe it's time to have a little faith Dean.
Dean: You know what I got faith in, reality. Knowing what's really going on.
Sam: How can you be a skeptic with the things we see everyday?
Dean: Exactly, we see them. We know they're real.
Sam: You know evil's out there, how can you not believe that there's good too?
Dean: Because I've seen what evil does to good people.
Whoa, like Sam maybe? Now this episode has come full circle with "Lucifer Rising."
A good looking blonde chick says that maybe God works in mysterious ways, and Dean turns on the charm and says maybe he does. Even while dying he's trying to score. They introduce, and the chick's name is Leila. She wants to know why Dean is there. "Apparently my brother has enough faith for the both of us." She leaves and Dean makes a bad joke about Leila and mysterious ways and Sam makes it worse by laughing.