..."Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!" The screen freezes on their faces as Dean's voice loudly protests, "Hold on a minute!" We've cut back to their rattrap of a hotel, where Dean continues, "C'mon, dude, that's not how it happened!" For yes, gentle reader, episode author and former X-Files producer John Shiban has conspired with The Kripkeeper to give Supernatural its very own version of his earlier show's "Bad Blood," in which Mulder and Scully each spent their respective halves of the evening offering the audience wildly different yet equally plausible versions of a single event, based upon their perceptions of themselves, each other, and themselves in relation to each other and their job.
Or, you know, it's Rashomon, but the damn kids these days don't seem to get references older than Dawson's Creek, so whatever. ["Having recapped the Dawson's version of exactly this kind of episode, I see your 'whatever' and raise you a 'Jesus, not again.'" -- Sars] What on earth are they teaching them in school?