Back in whatever cabin the Winchesters are holed up in, Sam paces around and worries that "it shouldn't be taking this long." His dad reassures him that Dean is okay and then launches into a chick-flick moment. He tells Sam that the day he was born, he put one hundred dollars in a savings account for college and continued putting a hundred dollars in every month. Cut to Sam getting teary, and then cut back to Daddy saying that he never wanted this life for his son. Sam asks why he got so mad when Sam left for college, and Daddy lays it on about how all he saw after their mother's death was evil, and all he cared about was keeping them alive. He continues, "Somewhere along the line, I stopped being a father, and started being a drill sergeant." He confesses that when he got angry at Sam for going to college, it didn't occur to him to think about what Sam wanted; he just instinctually imagined Sam going away and being alone and vulnerable. Sam continues tearing up, and when his father says that he just couldn't accept that he and his son are different, Sam interjects, "We're not different. Not anymore. With what happened to mom and Jess, well, we probably have more in common than just about anyone." Gah. Depresso. Sam lightens the mood by asking what happened to the college fund (which would have been a whopping $900, tops) and his dad responds, "Spent it on ammo." They both break into relieved laughter. I guess some things never change. America loves guns more than education.
Episode Report CardDrunken Bee: C+ | 1444 USERS: C+
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