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Samhain arrives at mausoleum and locks partying teenagers in a crypt. Oh no, what's going to happen? Could the dead rise and end up eating one or more of them in a bloody kill? Yep, that's it. Sam and Dean arrive in time for only one to get "ganked". Dean gets rescue and zombie detail, Sam goes off for he's got a demon to kill.
The kids file out, Dean watches a couple of zombies rise, gets all mean and pulls out his stake. "Bring it on stinky." Ha! I could watch an entire horror movie of Dean and Sam knocking off zombies. That would be really cool.
You know what else is cool? Sam finding Samhain. Sam's no longer wearing a mask but a tough guy glare ready to kill. He gets the sudden flash of white light from Samhain and emerges unharmed and still mad. "Yeah, that demon ray gun stuff doesn't work on me." Awesome! Sam rarely looks so deliciously badass.
High level demon comes charging at him, and Sam throws the vicious hook punch. They fight, and fight, and fight and fight and fight (yes, the Itchy and Scratchy theme song is playing in my head), and then we're back to Dean killing zombies. He takes care of them, faces a ghost, and gets thrown against a wall. "Zombie ghost orgy, huh. Well that's it, I'm torching everybody."
The rest of this scene absolutely kills me. It's the stunner that lingered in my head for a few days and still makes my heart sink. It should be noted from here on out, not one word is spoken. Every bit of the powerful message from this scene comes from the top notch nonverbal acting from Jared and Jensen.
Samhain, crazy eyes and all, has Sam pinned against a wall and is choking him. Sam pulls out the knife, using it per Dean's instructions, and Samhain blocks it with his arm. He's stabbed, but is able to shake it off without trouble. Knife goes away. In a fit of anger he throws Sam across the room and against the wall. He and Sam share of second of a stare off, then Samhain comes charging. At this point, Sam has no other choice but to extend the demon exorcising arm of doom and do his demon killing mind trick.
This guy won't go easily though. A couple puffs of black smoke billow out of his chest wound, making Samhain madder. He inches toward Sam with rabid snarl, but Sam manages to slow the advance. The sharp staccato sounds of the score play in the background while Sam's face twists and turns in all sorts of ways. He grunts and his hand shakes profusely, a clear message that this is really taking an extreme toll on him.
Then Dean arrives in the background. He's stunned, worried yet stays back. Sam looks at him, eyes pleading to let him continue, and we get the amazing long shot from Dean's point of view of Sam in front of a stained glass window with statues of angels on both sides of him. So angels have got his back? Angels are watching over him? Dean looks down the hall, the knife is on the floor by the doorway, but Dean just watches with helplessness and sorrow for his brother.
Sam is shaking bad now, scrunching his face harder, and the close up profiles his crazy dark eyes of doom (I've got HD. They didn't go black). He clutches his head with his other hand in agony, indicating he won't be able to hold out much longer. Blood streams from his nose right when black smoke finally pours out of the demons mouth. Sam goes for the kill, not letting up despite his agony, and eventually the smoke swirls to the floor and disappears, leaving dead teacher behind.
If that didn't get to you, what happens next will. The score turns sad, and Sam gasping for breath lets his eyes slowly wander upward to Dean, who he knows is watching and is afraid to see his reaction. His eyes turn sorrowful as blood streams down his face. Then we see what he sees, Dean still frozen in his spot, his mouth hanging open, and his look is this perfect mixture of fright and sorrow, for his worst fears about his brother are coming true. His power cannot be denied, nor can it be held back any longer. He's getting more powerful and there's no off switch.