(For the Dean Winchester Troubled Profile of Doom, go here)
This is the Sam Winchester version of the WTPoD. I can’t explain this look. It just follows him wherever he goes. They’ve certainly progressed throughout the seasons, but if anything they’ve gotten more painful. You know, something happens to upset poor Sam and he takes it in by scrunching his lips together, flashing the eyes of sadness and taking it all in internally. He just swallows the pain. Honest, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, how has this been healthy mentally? How has this not contributed to a massive nervous breakdown by now? He really is a freak. Our loveable freak.
While I don’t believe this is the first time Sam’s used the SFoD, it’s the first time I noticed it. He turns to it after he and Dean somberly listen to John’s cellphone message with sitting on the trunk of the Impala. Sam takes the blow hard but swallows it all, then climbs into the Impala. Dean’s more bothered by Sam’s reaction than John’s message. He rightfully should be.
Sam’s pretty shell shocked here. Why wouldn’t he be? He finds out he has psychic abilities, ends up seeing the house and the room where his infamous nursery fire happened, and oh, he sees his dead mother. So, as he sits on the steps and tries to take in all this, Missouri’s blow that Mary sacrificed her spirit to save “her boys” is just too much to handle. One SFoD later, he recovers.
This one’s a classic! It’s the infamous “Dad said I’d have to save you or kill you” talk. Saying Sam didn’t take it well is like saying the apocalypse is a bit of a nuisance. Maybe holding out those giantic arms and asking “Am I supposed to go darkside or something?” hinted he was a bit upset. So why not use a pronounced SFoD to calm himself down enough where he avoids punching Dean. Right, that did wonders. He ends up running away later.