Back at the Winchester homestead, there's a hideous photograph composed of Jeffrey Dean Morgan's head glued onto the body of some guy holding a massive fish, so let's ignore all of that to watch as the family arrives from dinner, the ladies chattering discreetly amongst themselves in the background while Sam pulls Dean aside in the front to wonder what gives with his bizarre behavior at the restaurant. After Dean hastily LIES that he thought he saw someone he knew, Mary thanks them all for a wonderful birthday, and retires upstairs for the evening. Sam proposes he and Jess do the same, but Dean points out that it's barely nine o'clock, and what with Sam's engagement, the younguns have some celebrating to do. When Sam politely declines and Dean obliviously presses the issue, Carmen and Jessica shoot each other Looks Fraught With Significance until Sam asks the ladies for a little alone time with his brother. And in Sign Number Ten That Things Are Not Quite Right With El Deano, after the gals have disappeared into the kitchen, Sam reveals that he pretty much hates Dean's smarmy, ATM-card-snaking, graduation-bailing, prom-date-banging guts. For yes, in the world in which The Ceiling Demon left the Winchesters entirely unmolested, Dean was a right little bastard to his younger brother, to the point that now they speak only on holidays, and then just barely. Mind you, Sam's reached a place of forgiveness about it all, and God knows he'd never ask Dean to change who he is, but they have nothing in common at all, so this little "warm, fuzzy, Ecstasy trip thing" Dean's been on over the last couple of days? Is chafing The Ginormotron's ass. And that's a lot of fine ass to chafe. Just saying. Dean, stunned and more than a little heartbroken, attempts to splutter out something about all the fun times they've had while hunting, but in this world, of course, Sam's never so much as held a gun in his entire life. Sam shrugs it all off and moves to join Jessica in the kitchen, but at the last moment turns to eye Dean with concern, and rather significantly suggests, "Get some rest." Dean, lost, watches silently as Sam disappears.
Episode Report CardDemian: A+ | 1922 USERS: B
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