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Adam wants to know what has his mom, and Sam and Dean arenâ€™t sure. Dean points out thereâ€™s a long list of monsters out there. Is his mother alive? Judging by Sam and Deanâ€™s silent and somber glares, thatâ€™s likely a no. Adam wants to help. Dean tells him he canâ€™t, but Sam doesnâ€™t mind the idea. â€œHe lost his mother, maybe we can understand what that feels like.â€ Sam, while thatâ€™s a good argument, youâ€™re the only Winchester in the room that didnâ€™t know his mother. Revenge in that context doesnâ€™t work for you.
Dean wonâ€™t hear of it, and points out while going into a tizzy that thereâ€™s a reason John didnâ€™t tell them about Adam, to protect him. He doesnâ€™t need their lives. While Sam argues that Johnâ€™s dead and Dean comes back that they need to respect his wishes, Adam asks if he gets a say in this. â€œNo!â€ Both Sam and Dean say at the same time. Dean has his little diva hissy fit and storms out of the room, slamming the door. â€œIs he always like that?â€ Adam asks. â€œWelcome to the family,â€ Sam replies. Really Adam, you should see Dean at parties. Heâ€™s a hoot.
Sam pulls out his gun, and decides to teach Adam a few things. â€œUh, Dean said-â€œ and Sam knows what Dean said, but he knows what itâ€™s like to want revenge. Come on Sam, how has that revenge thing been going for you? How did it work for John? This time, Iâ€™m going with Dean on this one. Sam hands Adam the gun, and that looks even more absurd as they sit in the Minnesota river. Everyone had to have had a blast shooting this scene.
Meanwhile, Dean has put on the suit and has decided to work the case. Heâ€™s in a spooky family tomb with a spooky caretaker. â€œTell me Agent Nugent (yeah, Ted Nugent!), have you thought about where youâ€™d might like to spend eternity?â€ â€œAll the damn time,â€ Dean deadpans. Ding, ding, ding, thereâ€™s the line of the episode!
Three bodies are missing, and judging by the embalming fluid left behind, the corpses were opened up. How lovely! Dean is in a bar next, and the bartender gives him a free beer, since first beer is on the house for cops, and feds too. Hee, Dean is pretty convincing now. Heâ€™s got that â€œlaw and orderâ€ vibe. I suppose if you play a role long enough, you start believing itâ€™s real. He tells the woman bartender heâ€™s looking into the disappearance of Joe Barton. Lucky for Dean, he happens to be talking to the manâ€™s wife. Man, what a break.
Same story, Joe disappears without a trace. Dean sees the pictures on the wall, Joe used to be a cop. Dean puts two and two together, and asks if he worked the grave robbery case back in 1990. Yep, that was him. It seems Joe got help from a â€œspecialist,â€ and thereâ€™s the newspaper headline on the wall of the story with John hiding behind the tree. I guess specialist is one word for John. They never caught the guy, but Joe mentioned they took care of what done it. Or so he thought.
Back to Sam and Adam in the motel room with the guns, and Adam wants to know what killed dad. â€œDemon,â€ Sam admits. Adam wonders if they hunted it down, got revenge, and Sam tells him Dean killed it. â€œItâ€™s over for you,â€ Adam says. â€œItâ€™s never over,â€ Sam coldly replies. Oh Sam, there is no hope for you, is there? Lights go out, Sam goes on alert. He takes the shotgun and checks the bathroom, nothingâ€™s there. Then he hears something in the vent. He rushes himself and Adam out of the room, and go to Adamâ€™s truck. Adam throws Sam the keys, but before Sam can open the door (those older cars without remotes to unlock the car door suck for a fast getaway), something grabs his ankles and starts dragging him under the truck.
Luckily Dean pulls up in the Impala just in time and storms in to save the day. Adam pulls on Sam, eventually winning the tug of war while Dean picks up the shotgun, shoots first, and asks questions later. Sam and Adam try to catch their breaths on the ground. Thatâ€™s a good shot of adrenaline!
They pull away the truck and sure enough, thereâ€™s a sewer grate underneath. Dean inspects, thereâ€™s blood, so he clipped it. They figure out thereâ€™s a pattern. Itâ€™s going after all the people involved in the case. Joe Barton, Adamâ€™s mother, and now Adam. Adam also figures out whatever this thing is, it wants revenge. You see Sam, nothing good can come from that.
They go to Adamâ€™s house, and the idea is for Adam to get his stuff together before they hit the road. Sam manages to bring up his objections about leaving while bandaging his apparently injured ankle. The plan is to drop Adam off at Bobbyâ€™s and then theyâ€™ll come back and hunt the thing. Sam thinks itâ€™s a better idea to use Adam to draw the thing out. â€œYou want to use to use the kid as bait?â€ Dean asks, not believing what heâ€™s hearing from his heartless baby brother. Samâ€™s logic is simple, Adam must be trained to defend himself. Even if they kill the thing thatâ€™s after him now, there are tons of other freaks out there that will want revenge. Adam should be ready.
Adam hears the conversation, and sides with Sam. He wants to learn. So, for once, Sam actually gets to become mentor. Aww, showing little brother the ropes. Kind of chokes you up, doesnâ€™t it? Itâ€™s like a dream come true for Sam, sort of. Congrats Sam on now having the title of awkward middle child.
Sam takes target practice with Adam, and looking pretty damned hot doing it. Heâ€™s also a great shot. I love the shot Phil Sgriccia shows from the perspective of the first bullet hole of Sam firing and Adam watching. Itâ€™s so unique! Sam gives the gun to Adam, and for his first time ends up also being a great shot. Sam beams in pride, proclaiming Adam a natural. Dean stands from afar watching all this while leaning on the Impala, not happy about this at all.