In a gorgeous shot, Sam stares at his reflection in the passenger side window, that shows just how alone he must feel. He says, "Anyway, it doesn't matter. These powers -- it's playing with fire. I'm done with them." Lyrics: Oh, I had to leave today. Sam says, "I'm done with everything." He never takes his eyes off himself. He never turns to his brother. Dean looks over at the back of Sam's head, appearing not quite convinced, but hopeful enough to play along. "Really? Well that's a relief. Thank you." Sam finally turns away from his reflection. "Don't thank me. I'm not doing it for you, or the angels, or for anybody. This is my choice." Sam and Dean look toward one another, but I can't help but wonder if they can really see each other, or themselves. Their eyes return to the dark road ahead.
The people who caption the episode must have taken pity on the poor viewer who was hoping for a lighter ending to an old-fashioned Monster of the Week episode. Their parting interpretation of the lyrics: It was a new dayesterday, butt's an old D now. Butt's an old D now, indeed, my friends. I hope you've learned that much, at least. D, huh? I wonder if that's a secret message from Cas.
Next week looks black and white and blue all over, as the Winchesters encounter some class movie monsters. It'll take them 30 years to catch up with that Montgomery kid. They've got to keep busy, somehow.
Demian is the Supernatural Recapper, and he's generally accompanied by his faithful, if imaginary, gay dragon companion, Raoul. Cindy McLennan is just the substitute. She and Raoul got off to a rough start, so she mostly goes it alone, or tries to anyhow. You can e-mail her at CynthiaMcLennan[at]gmail.com.