"Most generous of you, I'm sure!" Thanks for the kind words, Raoul. "Not a problem!" "I wanna know what's going on," Present Dean continues. Future Dean mulls that one over for a minute or so, then sidles right on up into his present-day doppelganger's face and growls, "You're coming because I want you to see something -- I want you to see our brother!" DUN! "I thought he was dead," Present Dean blinks, for Present Dean is a moron. "Sam didn't die in Detroit, dumbass!" Future Dean pretty much replies. "He said yes!" Dun-dun-DUN! "Lucifer's wearing him to the prom!" Future Dean emphasizes, unwittingly parroting Present Dean's dark joke from the top of the hour, except for the fact that this entire exercise is a construct concocted by Zachariah for the sole purpose of coercing Present Dean to say yes to Michael, so of course the parroting is intentional, because Zachariah eavesdropped on Present Dean's entire conversation before zapping him into this alternate reality. Of course, Present Dean's too dim to realize this, and so reacts badly to the news that Darling Sammy is now an angel condom, and reacts even worse when Zachariah's version of Future Dean continues, "And we've got to kill him, and you need to see it -- the whole damn thing, how bad it gets -- so you can do it different!" "What do you mean?" Present Dean frowns, for he is an idiot. "Zach said he was going to bring you back, right, to oh-nine?" Zachariah's version of Future Dean duhs. "When you get back home, you say yes! Do you hear me? You say yes to Michael!" Present Dean refuses to let it go, and almost yells, "Are you crazy? If I let him in, then Michael fights The Devil -- the battle's gonna torch half the planet!" "Look around you!" Zachariah's version of Future Dean shouts. "Half the planet's better than no planet, which is what we have now!" "If I could do it over again," he hisses, "I'd say yes in a heartbeat!" "So why don't you?" Present Dean challenges. Zachariah's version of Future Dean claims he's tried, repeatedly, but "the angels aren't listening" because "they just left [and] gave up" years ago. "I'm begging you," Zachariah's version of Future Dean finishes, "say yes!" Present Dean's silent, but his eyes remain defiant. Zachariah's version of Future Dean takes this in, shakes his head, and sneers, "But you won't, because I didn't, because that's just not us, is it?" It's an accusation, and it's a statement filled with vast amounts of self-loathing and recrimination, and as good as Jensen Ackles has been playing two different versions of the character of himself thus far this evening, he just got somewhere very close to excellent in this scene. Bravo.
Episode Report CardDemian: A- | 2018 USERS: B+
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