Suddenly Sam appears and grabs Sue Ann's cross, smashing it to the ground. The reaper quickly realizes something is different and lets go of Dean. Back to Roy, who lets go of Leila, realizing something is wrong. Sue Ann realizes something is very wrong, and Sam gives her a slight taunting, but she's got bigger problems. The reaper is there and he's pissed. He even gives her a wicked smile before sucking the life out of her while Sam watches. I guess Sam was done with trying to save people thing by that point.
Sam leaves her dead in the mud and goes to the Impala where Dean is. He asks Dean if he's okay. He's alive, right? Looks okay to us. They leave. Back at the motel Dean is quiet. Sam asks "What is it?" and when Dean won't answer, he does it again with more attitude. It's interesting how that still works to this day, although Sam's tag line now is "No, say it!" Doesn't he know when he does that, usually a hurtful truth comes out of it?
"Did we do the right thing here?" Dean asks. Sam says they did, Dean says it doesn't feel like it. There's a knock at the door and Sam answers. It's Leila and Sam's not surprised. Sam called her, telling her Dean wanted to say goodbye. Sam diplomatically leaves. Those pesky brothers!
She asks where they are going. Dean gives her the vague answer about work taking the all over the place. She tells him how she went back to Roy and he couldn't heal her, and Sue Ann is dead. Dean calls Roy a good man and doesn't deserve what's happened. Yeah, but Sue Ann so got what was coming to her.
Leila tells him she's okay. "I guess if you're going to have faith, you can't have it when the miracles happen. You have to have it when they don't." And there's our Sunday school lesson for the hour. Dean wants to know what now. "God works in mysterious ways." I distinctly remember Dean smacking down Castiel for trying to give him that line.
She leaves, and Dean has parting words. "You know, I'm not much of the praying type, but I'm gonna pray for you." She's all touched and says, "Well there's a miracle right there." She leaves and a saddened Dean watches her go. I get the sentiment in this ending, but I'm breaking into convulsions from the overload of sugar in that scene. It felt wrong.
This episode was a first in showing the deep moral dilemmas Sam and Dean face in saving people and hunting things; a theme that just keeps getting better and better as the seasons unfold. However, execution was still a big issue in this part of season one, thus it was very uneven. Overall, I give "Faith" a B. Good, but it could have been so much better given the material.
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