Cut to Doc Hibbert and his team of nurses working to revive John Winchester, as his sons gape in the doorway. The medical types are unsuccessful. "That's it, everybody," Doc Hibbert announces off-screen. The camera, you see, has chosen to linger on the boys' reactions during this last bit, all in a futile attempt to make me cry. Futile, do you hear me? Futile! "I'll call it," Doc continues, as the screen fills with Dean's stunned face. The scene cuts abruptly to black, and above the heart monitor's droning flatline beep, Doc Hibbert announces, "Time of death: 10:41 AM."
Sniff. DAMN YOU, KRIPKE!
Next week: Clowns. I'm freaking out already.