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Dean has the same dejected look as he sits on his couch at his apartment. Carmen gives him his favorite beer. "I guess you know me pretty well." She sits next to him and asks if he's alright. "Sammy and I. We don't get along." Carmen guesses they don't spend too much time with each other and don't know each other all that well. Interesting how that's still kind of true. The they don't know each other that well part I mean. Probably because Sam is always keeping secrets. Dean thinks he can fix things with Sam and make it up to him. Carmens wants to know what's gotten into him lately. "This isn't going to make a lick of sense to you, but I kind of feel like I've been given a second chance and I don't want to waste it." She agrees it doesn't make any sense so he kisses her.
"You know I get it. Why you're the one." He kisses her more and things get all hot and heavy. These two have chemistry! It's been impossible to get such sparks between other women Dean have been with. She stops him because she has to go to get ready for work. Crud, I would have loved to have seen a passionate love scene between these two. She has the night shifts on Thursday. Wow, so she never gets to watch the show. Bummer. He goes into the other room and sees her getting scrubs out. "I'm dating a nurse. That is so respectable." Aww, does he honestly think he could never have a respectable woman?
Dean is channel surfing next. A news story comes on about the anniversary of the United Britannia flight crash in Indianapolis. Dean can't believe it because he knows he stopped that crash. Dean finds the newspaper archive on the computer about the crash (Phantom Traveler), then about the nine comatose children from a mysterious illness in Wisconsin (Something Wicked), parents mutilated in their bed (Everybody Loves a Clown), and a girl drowns in a hotel pool (Playthings). Mystery woman shows up again and walks into the bedroom. Dean follows and doesn't see her, but does see two hanging skeletons in the closet. He turns around, see's the mystery woman who's looking bloody and awful, and then she disappears right in front of his eyes. He turns about and the skeletons are gone. Mind fuck!
Pausing, because I definitely need the Kleenexes now. Dean is in a cemetery. I'm just going to transcribe the entire speech he gives to John's grave, because it's just plain brilliant. This is Jensen's finest moment in the series and that's tough to say considering what he brings us each and every week. Plus, Jensen is usually very strong with others in the scene, but this is one of those rare times where he shows how absolutely incredible he is just by himself. "All Hell Breaks Loose Part II" being the other.
"All of "˜em. Everyone you saved, everyone Sammy and I saved. They're all dead. And there's this woman that's haunting me, I don't know why, I don't know what the connection is, not yet anyway, it's like my old life is coming after me or something. Like it doesn't want me to be happy. Of course I know what you'd say. Well not the you that played softball but, it's like go hunt the Djinn. It put you here it can put you back. You're happiness for all those people's lives, no contest, right? But why? Why is it my job to save these people? (voice starts cracking) Why do I have to be some kind of hero? What about us. Mom's not supposed to live her life, Sammy's not supposed to get married, why do we have to sacrifice everything dad? (Single man tear down cheek, pause, more tears down other cheek). Yeah." (cries more, wipes tears from face, walks away to sad violin score).
You know, it's really hard to see this scene now knowing what happens to the brothers after this. The crap just keeps on coming and it gets worse and worse. They somehow manage to go on and Dean gave all this up for that. I'm still in total awe over this character.
Sam and Jessica are in bed. Sam hears crashing downstairs and goes with a baseball bat to investigate. He goes down to the living room and sees someone going through the cabinet. He swings the bat, misses, and Dean takes him down pretty easy. "That was so easy I'm embarrassed for you," Dean says. Sam wants to know what the hell Dean is doing there. Dean gives the same beer line he did in the pilot but Sam wonders why he's in the china cabinet. He turns on the light and sees Dean has their mother's good silver out. Sam, naturally thinking the worst of Dean, is full of accusations. He wonders what' so important that Dean has to steal from his own mother. Dean gives him the so called truth. He owes a bookie money and has to bring him the cash tonight. Sam is appalled. I love how Dean let's Sam think he's a degenerate to protect him. That's so him.
"Sam, I'm sorry. I'm sorry that we don't get along. And I wish to hell I could stay and fix it. But I got to do this. People's lives depend on it." He reaches down and grabs one silver knife. Sam wants to know what he's talking about. Dean says nothing and then really worries Sam with the "tell Mom I love her," line. Sam tries to stop him but Dean gives a bittersweet "I'll see ya Sammy." He takes one more quick look and leaves. Sam is actually worried.
Dean waits outside in the Impala and suddenly Sam gets in the passenger seat. Dean orders him out of the car but Sam insists he's going with him. Dean claims he'll slow him down but Sam won't budge. "It's dangerous and you could get hurt." "And so could you Dean. Whatever stupid thing you're about to do you're not doing it alone and that's that." Dean doesn't get why he's doing this. "Because you're still my brother." Dean nods in appreciation and then says "bitch." Sam doesn't get it. "You're supposed to say jerk." He says never mind and drives off. I suppose when I first saw this I thought this was an emotional and triumphant moment for the brothers, but then we find out the real reason. That's sad too.
They're driving at night and Sam wants to know what's in the bag. Dean insists nothing. Sam, being defiant checks anyway. It's a jar full of blood. Sam freaks out and wants to know why it's there. "You don't want to know." Sam really, really does want to know. Dean figures out he'll know sooner or later. He needed a silver knife dipped in lamb's blood. Sam has that "you're insane look" going and asks why. Dean says that there's a Djinn and he has to hunt it. Sam tells him to stop the car. "It's true Sam. There are things out there in the dark, there are bad things, there are nightmare things and people have to be saved and if we don't save them nobody will." Sam wants to help but concludes Dean is having a psychotic breakdown. "I wish," Dean says. Sam starts to make a call and Dean throws the phone out the window. Sam, being the girl that he is, has a hissy fit. "I'm not going to a rubber room Sammy and we've got work to do." Sam yells insisting that he's trying to help him out. "What, you protect me? That's hilarious." Why don't you just sit tight and try not to get us both killed." Yep, still season two.