Ruby goes into the closet to retrieve Anna, who screams at the sight of her. Meanwhile, the demon sneers at and pounds on Dean. "C'mon, Dean. Don't you recognize me? Oh, I forgot -- I'm wearing a pediatrician." He continues to beat the stuffing out of the boy. "We were so close. In Hell." Nose and mouth bloodied, Dean looks him in the eye and says, "Alastair." Alastair turns just as Sam approaches, and sinks the The Knife that Can Kill Anything (Except Some Things) into the demon's chest. Alastair struggles and is clearly in pain, but it's also pretty clear he's not going to die. Since Sam has lost the knife to (well, in) Alastair, the Winchesters can't win, so they take a dive out the church window. Knife in hand, Alastair looks down at them, but does not follow. As far as we can tell, anyhow.
Sam and Dean retire to their motel room, to lick their wounds. As Dean spits blood into the bathroom sink, Sam grunts and groans as he stitches up his own arm. Why he doesn't let Dean do it, I don't know. Dean asks if he's almost done. "Because I've got a dislocated shoulder over here." Oh, that's why you're not doing the stitches. Sorry, Dean. Dean takes a swig from a bottle, and then gives it to Sam, who pours the alcohol over his wound to disinfect it. Is it wine? It looks like wine. Red wine. I hope it is. I'm going to decide that it is, because I like the biblical imagery. Dean says, "So, you lost the magic knife, huh?" You can tell he's making the effort to be tough, and coaxing Sam to follow along. Sam says, "Yeah, saving your ass. Who the Hell was that demon?" I wonder how many times they've played this game, how many times they've performed this ritual of mending themselves then steeling themselves. Now would be the perfect time to put on a mindless movie, curl up in bed, polish off that wine (with some chocolate) and just have a good cry, but not when you're a Winchester boy. Okay, and to be fair, not when Hell's minions are on your tail, or the tail of a pretty little redhead, either. Dean just answers, "No one good." to Sam's question about Alastair. Oh, come on, we deserve more than that, Deano. Ignoring our need to KNOW EVERYTHING, Dean frets over finding Anna. Sam knows Ruby won't let them down. He snaps Dean's shoulder back into place (which makes me think of my friend Sunil, who keeps dislocating his shoulder; hi Sunil). Dean asks if he's sure about Ruby. "Because I think it's just as likely she used us to find Radio Girl and then brought that demon in, to kill us." Sam is sure Ruby took Anna to keep her safe, and she just hasn't called because they're probably being watched by the demon. He figures the reason Alastair let them go was that he is counting on them to lead him to Anna. If he couldn't find her in the church closet, I wouldn't worry too much, boys. Sam says they just have to lay low and wait for Ruby to contact them. Dean needs to know why Sam trusts Ruby so much. Sam says he already told Dean. Dean says, "I'm not trying to pick a fight here. I -- I really want to understand, but I need to know more. I deserve to know more." Hello Pot, Kettle's on line one. Sam says, "Because -- she saved my life."