Ooops. So we are. Mr. Wyatt grades papers at his desk as Adult Sam eases his remarkably broad-shouldered form through the classroom door. After an initially awkward introduction, Mr. Wyatt somewhat incredibly remembers Sam from his werewolf story, and Sam thanks the teacher for the advice the man gave him all those many years ago. "So, you managed to do your own thing?" Mr. Wyatt asks. "For a while," Sam nods. "I went to college because of you, but, you know," he trails off, unsure how to continue before deciding to keep it simple. "People grow up," he half-shrugs. "Responsibilities." Mr. Wyatt nods, understanding what he can, and there's more awkwardness for a moment before Sam finally gets around to the main purpose of his visit: "You took an interest in me when no one else did. That matters, so thank you." "Well, you know the only thing that really matters," Mr. Wyatt smiles, "is that you're happy." Sam flinches. "You're happy, Sam?" the teacher prompts, a little confused by Sam's reaction. And the camera tracks slowly in on Sam's still-battered face as Sam remains silent, until Our Intrepid Hero's swallowed up by the darkness.
Crap. That was, as I believe I've noted several times throughout the recap, depressing as hell. Even more depressing? The episode's dedicated to the memories of Christopher Lima and Tim Loock, a rigging electrician and online editor, respectively, who passed away recently. And I haven't even mentioned Kim Manners yet. "Best not to mention him until they mention him themselves!" Sage advice, friend of friends. Should I bother with the preview, even? "Go right ahead! I'll have a cocktail ready for you when you're done!" Excellent.
Next week, a sassy, succulent succubus casts a spell on Sam and Dean, and sex and violence soon ensue. Still no word on those 66 seals, though. That drink ready yet, Raoul? "Of course! See you next week, my pretties! Kisses!"
Demian knows you're doomed to go on repeating your past mistakes over and over again until the day you die. Raoul, however, is appalled at all that negativity, and trusts that with age comes the wisdom and grace to effect effective change! You may reach the former at firstname.lastname@example.org. The latter is an imaginary gay dragon on the Internet.