Show, you broke my brain. It's filled with watery mass ready to burst. Already there were a few drops leaked at the closing scene. But I'll get to that later.
I'm not capable of think-y thoughts at the moment. I can only react instead:
+ Dean's idea of cheering Bobby up is to give him a backrob! That's so cute, and familial.
+ Whoa! That's a cool set of x-ray. The boys are literally *pretty* down to their bones.
+ Castiel thinks God saved the boys and resurrected him. Since he's yet to see God, I take it as a leap of faith.
+ Castiel's clueless response: "No, [God's] not on any flatbread."
LOL, Dean, haven't you learned sarcasm doesn't work on Cas?!
+ Despite being told repeatedly he's chosen by God, Dean's yet to have faith in the big guy!
+ Everything Cas did, he did it for Dean! Sam 'n Dean are teh OTP, but this sounds like a Dean/Castiel love song.
+ Don't you go all righteous on the boys, Cas! You are to blame too. You were the one freed Sam to kill Lilith.
+ Wait, Dean's amulet is a "God EMF?!" But Sam gave that to him!
+ How did wee!Sam land on such a unique item?
+ I love Dean's reluctance to part with his necklace. I can hear the silent objection: "But Sammy gave me this!"
+ "Don't loose it!" Cas, did ya hear that?! You better return the necklace back to Dean in one piece!
+ "Great, now I feel naked!" Oh Dean! Pets him on the head. I don't like this one bit either.
+ Ellen! Ellen is back! She hugs then bitch-slaps Dean. I didn't realize how much I missed her 'till now.
+ Dean sure doesn't want to chance Sam running into any demons.
Here we see the first bit of "Don't trust Sam" business: Dean doesn't believe Sam is completely detoxed.
+ Holy crap! Sam is tempted by demon blood. Again.
+ Sammy! Dean calls Sam "Sammy" again. That's right, even though Dean doesn't trust Sam, he still *loves* him!
+ Hell. Dean told soldier boy he served (his tour of duty) in Hell. Seriously. Nice hint of PTSD inferred here.
+ Ahh Sammy! You're not completely honest with Dean. You didn't tell Dean about the blood temptation.
+ Then again, Sam's not completely honest with himself either.
+ Body slam! It's so wrong I find it hot. So very wrong.
+ Poor Sam! Having copious amount of salt pour down your throat is no walk in the park.
+ Yes! Pump fist. Dean admits his instinct of going to Sam for answer is still intact.
+ I see Dean's trust issue is mostly narrowed down to Sam's addiction to demon blood here.
+ It's War! Dean figures out which Four Horsemen they are facing. I knew he's a smart one too.
I think it's rad for Kripke or Sera to make War's red horse into a classic red Mustang car.
+ "I know who you are." Sam figures out on his own too.
+ "Save your protest for your brother." Sam's lust for power is laid out in the open. He's forced to stare it in
+ "Good intentions. Quick slide to Hell, buddyboy." 'bout time Sam is told intentions don't mean squat in the
aftermath of power quest. How was it said? Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
+ Gads! These people swapped salt bullets for real ones. They aren't killing demons. They're out for blood.
+ Kinda makes one think how blood thirsty humans can be. There's darkness in all of us.
+ I can never get used to seeing demon!Dean's eyes, even if he's not real. They are creepy. And so wrong.
+ The look Dean and Jo exchange after they meet up again is cute.
+ For a second there I thought Ellen was going to die.
+ Yes! The boys working together WINS, y'all!
+ "Next stop Mount Doom." As soon as the ring finger was cut off, my 10 yr old commented: "It's just like lotr!"
+ Sam admits he doesn't trust himself either. It's a good thing. He's truly on the mend if he can acknowledge it.
+ Dean's maturing by agreeing to give Sam space to fight his own battle. As much as I hate to admit, Sam does
not need cuddling this time. He has to face this on his own.
+ Doesn't mean it doesn't hurt like a bitch though. The look on Dean's face before he agreed is heartbreaking.
+ And he offered Sam his Impala. Yes Sam, take it! Take a piece of Dean with you!
+ Sam turned it down because he knows it's bad enough he's leaving Dean, he can't take Dean's baby as well.
+ I can't see. The screen is all blurry when Sam reached to retrieve his stuff out of Impala.
+ Something stuck in my throat as I watch Dean watching his brother hopping on some strange guy's truck.
+ Ironically, this is the strongest I've seen Sam as he walks away.
+ Dammit, I'm undone!
Couple of after thoughts: Even though I was bawling at the end here, I wasn't feeling the same desolation I felt at the end of last episode. This is because although there's the physical distance between the brothers, I feel emotionally, they have drawn closer since last week. Like "Sympathy for the Devil", this is a mighty fine episode as well. Season 5 has been awesome so far.
My score for the episode: A