Dean goes to the wheezing and royally effed up Sam and picks him off the ground. He pauses to give a real older brother glare at BotoxoCop's dead body and then rushes off to peel John off the pavement as well. Those are some big mens Dean's having to wrangle. Rrrawwr!
The Metallicar zooms. We transition to a cozy-looking cabin, the cozitude of which is underscored by Piano Plinks of Manly Bonding. Sam does some more salt-sprinkling. If you ever told me that there would be a television show purporting to be in the action/horror genre where one of the main activities for the heroes was sprinkling salt on a variety of domestic surfaces, I would've farted in your cup of tea. Sam's face is majorly bruised, and the brothers have a mini-heart-to-heart while John "rests." Sam worries that they were followed, but Dean reassures him that they've holed up in a real "out of the way place." And I try to suppress the rage, and I know I'm supposed to suspend disbelief, but if a demon is a demon, and that demon behaves as the demons they've encountered so far, why wouldn't they understand that A DEMON CAN FIND YOU ANYWHERE?Sam acknowledges that Dean saved his life and Dean takes some salt from the floor and rubs it right into Sam's bleeding face: "Bet you're glad I brought the gun, huh?" Sam sighs exasperatedly, and Dean simply says, "You're welcome." Dean takes a moment to reflect on killing BotoxoCop and Short Lip, both human beings who had simply been possessed. Dean, in a profile close-up against a pitch-black background, stares off to the side in amazement. He isn't bothered, really, about having killed them, he knows he didn't have a choice. But, he says, "I didn't hesitate. I didn't even flinch. For you and Dad, the things I'm willing to do or kill, it's just, ah...scares me sometimes."
John comes out of the shadows and tells his son that he shouldn't feel scared because he did exactly the right thing. Dean -- Ackles for all the world looking like a scared puppy -- asks if his dad is mad at him for using the bullet. John says no, and acknowledges that he and Sam can get obsessed, but that Dean watches out for the family. Dean says thanks, and just then the lights flicker and a wind kicks up. John goes to the window and declares, "It's found us!" He orders Sam to double-check his salt lines (bo-ring) and then orders Dean to give him the gun. Dean tells John that when Sam tried to shoot The Demon, it vanished, but John insists that he won't miss, desperately repeating that Dean needs to hand him the gun. Dean looks down at the gun in his hand, then looks back up defensively and starts backing away. Clearly, John is now Demon Daddy, as he continues demanding that Dean give him the gun. Dean thinks out loud, "He'd be furious. For wasting the bullet, he'd tear me a new one," and then he points the gun at his father: "You're not my dad!" Metal Teeth Chomp.