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So much has been thrown at Sam and Dean in the first few weeks of â€œSupernaturalâ€ season six that something confrontational was bound to happen. It always happens with these two when tension builds. For two weeks in a row now, the weaker monster story proves to be an non-issue because the brotherly predicaments created by those stories is jaw dropping. By the shocking end of â€œYou Canâ€™t Handle The Truth,â€ only one thing was racing through my mind.
HOLY HELL DEAN, WHAT DID YOU JUST DO TO SAM?
I admit it, I feel really guilty. â€œBe careful what you wish forâ€ personified. I was leading the rally cry for a Sam Winchester ass-kicking after what he did to Dean last week and now I feel remorse since he got way more than that. Sam was at the very wrong end of a Dean Winchester explosion of rage that was a long time coming but man was it harsh. Dean did far more than punch Sam. He took his defenseless brother and brutally and unmercifully pounded him into unconsciousness and then some. Dean is lucky he stopped himself for he would have killed Sam. This is usually something Dean does with the worst possible monsters out there. Thatâ€™s enough to change the rules of this relationship. Thatâ€™s enough to shake up the reality of even the most devoted fan.
â€œYou Canâ€™t Handle The Truthâ€ shook me to the core. Yes I know, I hear the mantras all the time. â€œItâ€™s only a TV show, itâ€™s only a TV show...â€ How about, itâ€™s only a TV show that manages to screw with my emotional well being every week? That kind of makes it more than a basic TV show, no? I dare â€œHouseâ€ to do to me what â€œSupernaturalâ€ has been doing these past several weeks. Weâ€™ve got two brothers that for the last five years are so devoted to each other that they have constantly put themselves in terrifying and horrific circumstances just to protect one another...until now.
The Monster of The Week revolving around this sordid tale of betrayal and lies is Veritas, The Goddess of Truth, summoned by an obsessed nitwit that did something terrible to her cat so she could find out the truth about her boyfriend. This wasnâ€™t the best MOTW story put together, but the stories this season are proving to be more of a catalyst for brotherly drama than rich stories of dastardly evil. Iâ€™ve found though everyone has a different expectation when it comes to the MOTW stories. Many are glad to see the show go back to that format after the apocalypse/angel/demon mytharc played out, but is the return of the MOTW meeting expectations? Hard to say. Some of the MOTW stories certainly havenâ€™t been the best constructed, but they have more than served the purpose of bringing out the intense issues plaguing Sam and Dean post apocalypse. This weekâ€™s villain fits this MO perfectly. I find every MOTW episode from this season far more satisfying than go nowhere episodes like last season's "Sam, Interrupted" and "Swap Meat."
So what happens when Sam and Dean become two guys so lost in their worlds they canâ€™t even meet each other in the middle let alone pull on each other for support? Simple, you get a setup for a beat down like none other. Sam put Dean through one of the worst ordeals possible because it seemed like the strategic thing to do. He thought Dean could handle it. Dean may have survived the ordeal, but he couldnâ€™t handle the residual effects. He canâ€™t stand to be in the same room with Sam and talks with Bobby about having to put him down. His relationship with Lisa crashes. Itâ€™s through this aftermath that Dean must face some terrible truths. First, the ones about himself. Heâ€™s a killer. Heâ€™s not the family man heâ€™s always wanted to be and never will be.
Then to make things worse, the Goddess of Truth canâ€™t get Sam to be honest, confirming to Dean that Sam has been lying to him. What Sam confessed to earlier, he froze when he saw the vampire attack Dean, turns out to also be a lie. Itâ€™s only when Dean holds a knife up to his brother that the truth finally comes out. Sam canâ€™t feel anything and has known for sometime. He did let Dean get turned into a vampire. Heâ€™s everything Dean feared and worse. Heâ€™s not human. Dean puts the knife down after Sam pleads for help, and Sam put his guard down, hoping his brother believes him this time. Instead, that only opens Sam up to Deanâ€™s uncontrollable outburst with fists.