Wow. That episode delivered. It was pretty much everything I didn't realize I had been missing in this show. It felt like authentic SPN.... season 1/2. It was dark and scary and gory.
I love the salt and burn grave scene.
Those have been fewer lately with the lack of ghost episodes. And even though this episode did nothing for the overall season arc and I could care less. We can have every episode like this and I'd be just fine with that.
The flashbacks to their childhood is something I've missed. That kid really didn't look like Dean but man oh man did he nail every nuance of Dean. The brother feelings were amazing and I was left crying at the end because Dean will always choose Sammy over anything and anyone. I love that the show proves this over and over. All it took was one look out that window at his brother and his entire demeanor changed.
Dean had wanted a normal life. Just like Sam. I just loved LOVED how in this episode Sam got none of the insight we got and yet still realized at the end just what had went down there, just what Dean had and gave up. And the reason for it.
I'm telling you these brothers are going to be the death of me.