Supernatural is taking the next two weeks off due to the Olympics, so post your thoughts on tonight’s new episode (featuring Sam as a fitness instructor). Click HERE for my full recap or keep reading for my quick thoughts.
OK, this wasn’t the most exciting or interesting episode. I didn’t really care that much about the “fish taco” Peruvian fat-sucking monster case. I did, however, enjoy Sam’s outfit and the idea of salted caramel pudding. I’d get roofied for that.
The most interesting part of this episode was the end, when Sam and Dean continued their fight from this week. But this week, it seemed to be very heavily weighted in Sam’s favor.
He called out Dean for having a hero complex and for the fact that Dean isn’t saving Sam and sacrificing himself for Sam’s sake, it’s so Dean doesn’t have to be alone. It sucks when the brothers fight, but I’m on Sam’s side. He was completely willing to close the Gates of Hell and die in the process, but Dean didn’t let him. It sounds weird to say that loving your brother is selfish, but it kind of is.
The real crushing blow was Sam’s claim that, if the roles were reversed, he wouldn’t have done the same thing. Again, it’s harsh but true. We saw him after Dean vanished into Purgatory, and he was more-than-fine with leaving it all behind and settling down with Amelia. And when Dean went to Hell did Sam save him? No, Cas did and Sam was busy drinking Ruby’s demon blood.
I’m not sure how the brothers will resolve this, but I’m excited to see where the writers are going with this. I assume they have some kind of plan to get past this ugliness.