Supernatural

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Outside the hunting lodge, the brother pack their things. Sam tells Dean he's been thinking and then wonders aloud, "Why would this demon, or whatever it was, kill Mom, and Jessica, and Max's mom. What does it want?" Sam, surprisingly enough, thinks the demon was after Max and him. He explains, "Either telekinesis or premonitions, we both have abilities. Maybe it was after us for some reason." Dean misapprehends Sam's point as being somehow motivated by guilt rather than extreme narcissism, and reassures him, "If it wanted you, it would've taken you. This is not your fault. It's not about you. It's about that thing that did this to our family."

Sam keeps prancing to the beat of his own drum, though, confessing that he was able to move the china cabinet with his mind. Dean pauses, "Oh…right…" and then grabs a spoon and tells him to bend it. Sam tells him that he can't turn the power on and off and Dean rather simplistically demands, "Well, how'd you do it?" Sam doesn't know, but says that when he saw Dean die, "It just came out of me like a punch. You know, like a freak adrenaline thing." Dean goes back to packing, obviously rattled, but insisting that "it won't happen again." Even though I think Sam is a whiner, this scene is pretty good, with both brothers trying to deal with Sam's new freak status the only way they know how: Dean by clenching and denying, Sam by whinging and complaining. Sam asks Dean why he isn't worried that he'll end up like Max, but Dean continues rolling his clothes to pack in his duffel like a true traveller, and reminds Sam that he has "one advantage that Max didn't have." Sam asks, "Dad? Dad's not here, Dean," delivering that line the same way he always does. Close-up of Dean. "No" -- smirk -- "me. As long as I'm around, nothing bad is going to happen to you." Close-up of Sam looking slightly relieved, and very young. Awww. Dean lightens the mood by approaching Sam: "I know what we need to do about your premonitions. I know where we have to go. Vegas." Grin. Guitar licks of brotherly exasperation. Sam heads out to the car in front of Dean while Dean keeps quipping about cleaning up at the craps table. But as Dean shuts the door behind him, we get a close-up of his face, which belies the mirth in his voice. He's worried about little Sammy.

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