They hit the road, heading for whatever the next case may be. "Wow, back in business," Dean says, because heaven forbid they drive in silence for a while. "Got the win. Admit it -- it feels good." Sam says nothing, so Dean keeps talking. He says he relates to Randa feeling like a warrior. But does he feel like a warrior princess? Sam says he doesn't feel the same way and maybe he never did. "When this over, when we close up shop on Kevin and the tablet, I'm done," he says. Dean doesn't believe him, or doesn't want to. Sam talks about having a normal life last year for the first time, conveniently forgetting the years he spent in college. "I want that... I had that," Sam says. "I think that's just how you feel right now," Dean says. Oh, good Lord. Just drop him off at the next town and pick up Benny. Sam pouts out the window as the rainy night outside gives way to a flashback.
He's walking through a park with his dog, frantically calling for Amelia. The look of it is all too bright, overexposed, surreal and dreamlike. It is the Instagram of flashbacks. Eerie music plays. The dog runs off. Sam chases after him and finds him in a clearing with Amelia and a picnic basket. "Happy birthday!" she says, throwing her arms open. The music turns into soaring notes of happiness. "What is this?" he asks, nearly crying. "You've never seen a birthday cake before?" she asks, incredulous. He's so stunned he can't even say anything. In the present day, the soaring notes of happiness fade into a solitary horn of melancholy as Sam blinks away tears. If this goes on all season, we'll all be in tears. Tears of complete and utter boredom.
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