We see an adorable yet vulnerable side of Dean through his funny yet dead on portrayal of someone afraid of flying. Sam’s issues aren’t done either, for he’s still being plagued by nightmares and can’t sleep. Jerry, the man soliciting Sam and Dean’s help, is a great character with a good sense of humor. The fact that he accepts the supernatural makes him enjoyable. I love how he was able to tell Sam how much John talked about him and then later dropped the bombshell on Sam and Dean about John’s message. Plus, he was able to trigger the best line of the episode. “Hey, Poltergeist, I love that movie!”
The dialogue is sharp and fun, and there are many great lines. That helps the pacing quite a bit, for other than a couple of scenes that drag the episode down, this episode keeps me engaged to the end. The humor between the brothers is back and it’s hilarious. “I look like one of the Blues Brothers.” “No you don’t. You look more like a seventh grader at his first dance.” Or how about my other favorite, “Yeah, a middle-aged dentist with an ulcer isn’t exactly evil personified.”
Most of all, this is the first episode since “The Pilot” where I feel like I’m watching something unique. Just when I’m NOT doing X-Files comparison though, Dean goes and gives the line, “This is going to sound nuts, but we just don’t have time for “˜The Truth Is Out There’ speech right now.” Bonus! Overall grade, an A-.