Anyway, Dean arrives and tries to get the chord off Sam's neck but can't, so in quick thinking he kicks a hole in the wall and throws the bag in. The house erupts in a bright light and it seems like the poltergeist flies away. Dean goes to help Sam, who doesn't look too good and falls in his arms. Aww, I can never get enough of that brotherly love.
Next they are in the kitchen and the place is a mess. Sam asks Missouri if she's sure they're gone. She says yes but Sam isn't convinced, yet dismisses it. This is important for later. Jenny and the kids get home and see the mess. Dean tries to apologize, but Missouri jumps in and tells her Dean will clean all this up. She even orders him to get a mop. Oh, I know this is killing the Dean fans, but I'm laughing. Next scene Sam, Dean, and Missouri leave and all is okay.
Except it's not. Remember Sam's nagging feeling? Jenny settles into bed, hoping to get a good night's sleep. Suddenly the bed starts shaking ferociously. Sam and Dean remain outside in the Impala watching over the house. Dean doesn't understand, for Missouri did her whole "Zelda Rubenstein" thing. Sam just can't shake his uneasy feeling and wants to be sure. Suddenly Jenny is at the window screaming, just like in Sam's dream. They rush inside.
Dean goes to help Jenny, who can't get out of her room. Meanwhile in little girl's room, flaming ghost in the closet is back. Back to Dean, who kicks the door in for Jenny, and back to Sam, who has little boy in his arms, and goes to rescue little girl from flaming ghost. Oh, this is getting intense!
While Dean and Jenny wait anxiously outside, Sam comes down the stairs with both kids in his arms. Suddenly he stops at the bottom of the stairs and puts the kids down, instructing little girl to take her brother outside. No sooner than Sam says that he's dragged very fast into the kitchen. Sari screams and gets the heck out of there with brother in tow. Dean sees only the two of them and asks where Sam is. Still in the house, something got him. Dean looks in the house and the door slams shut. Awesome!
Dean goes into the trunk-o-weaponery and grabs a hatchet. He starts chopping at the door while Sam is being tossed around like a rag doll in the kitchen. No Sammy! Sam gets pinned on the wall, and then the flaming ghost walks in. Just then Dean busts in and holds out the shotgun, but Sam stops him. Dean wants to know why. "Because I know who it is. I can see her now."
The flames fly away and the ghostly figure emerges from underneath. It's Mary Winchester! I must say I'm not surprised, but still in awe. We see Dean's reaction first, and he's floored. He lowers the gun and looks at her very stunned. "Mom?" She comes up to him with a slight but loving smile. "Dean." Dean looks at her like he's gonna cry. Oh, I'm teary!
Then she goes after to Sam, who's still pinned against the wall. He doesn't have quite the same reaction as Dean, since he's technically seeing his mother for the first time. He doesn't know what to think. "Sam." Now Sam gets teary. Then Mary drops the smile and says with regretful tone, "I'm sorry." Sam is puzzled. "For what?" Mary doesn't answer, and we end up stuck with that dangling thread until episode three of season four. Damn You Kripke!
Mary dramatically turns away from her boys and looks upward. "You get out of my house, and let go of my son." She bursts back into flames, and then rises and there's a big explosion on the ceiling that goes away in no time. Sam is suddenly freed from the wall. Dean looks around trying to grasp what just happened, very rattled by the events, while Sam takes a long look himself. "Now it's over."
Man, just when we think we've had enough (remember, this is season one, when we're not used to such things) there's even stuff in the closer that gets me. Dean is looking through some pictures from the box of mementos from the basement, including one of him holding baby Sam. Jenny is with him, and he thanks her. It should also be noted that the dramatic score in this one is especially going in full force in this scene. I rarely notice the score, but it made a huge difference in this episode, especially in the last two scenes. It added significantly to the emotional drama. I give HUGE kudos to score master Christopher Lennertz in this one.