The séance begins, and on comes the TV with static. Uh oh. This isn’t going to end well. She’s not scared of Castiel. Lady, this overpowering force ripped Dean out of Hell and put him back into a rotting meatsuit without a scratch. You’re ready to challenge that? Watch out, for he might… too late, she presses on and her eyes burn out. Well that’s a lesson learned.
A diner, and its time for pie. As I eagerly watch with hopes of seeing Sam eat or Dean going spastic over the taste of the pie, my hopes are dashed when one of the demons joins them at the table. We haven’t seen the tough-talking Dean in full form yet, so Kripke must be following his episode essentials checklist. The demon talks smart, but isn’t following through on the threats. There’s no retaliation against Dean’s taunting, even when he throws two punches, so he properly surmises they’re scared of whatever’s out there.
The brothers are so far from being on the same page. Dean doesn’t care about these demons and wants to find whatever pulled him out, where Sam’s single-minded focus is to get rid of them because they’re evil. A real switch from the first two seasons, huh? Dean, Sam tells you he’s been killing a lot of demons lately, and you dismiss it with the smart brother line? Aren’t you curious what he’s been doing? Careful, pick on your little brother enough and he’ll have you against the wall with one flick of the wrist. Younger siblings grow up so fast.
Sam sneaks out while Dean is asleep, surprising no one. This time though, he takes the Impala. We know things have changed, for he’s never done that before. Dean’s got his own issues anyway, and I wonder how did Sammy snag a motel room with so many glass skylights? It’s the penthouse suite for cheap love nests. We naturally don’t think of such things until Dean is taking a bath in flying glass, but it did set up a cool visual effect.
Bobby rescues Dean and they ride in the Chevelle, while Dean calls Sam to berate him for taking his car. Sam’s staking out the diner, but he’s not going to tell Dean that. Dean’s going to trap the thing that pulled him out, but he’s not going to tell Sam that. Come on guys, work together! Dean pulls out the demon-killing Ginsu while proposing his plan to Bobby. Shouldn’t Sam have that, since he’s planning to kill demons? Wouldn’t that be first on his mental checklist?