After Sam wins a key hand through bluffing, he's warned that Dean doesn't have much time, which is Patrick's chance to push the game to his advantage. As the fatal heart attack kicks in for older Dean, Sam plays the panicked brother and goes all in. Patrick plays his hand ready for the kill, two aces, thus giving him a full house. Sam plays up his defeat well, even comforting the crying girlfriend, then calmly shows his cards. Two fours. Considering two other fours are on the table, his four of a kind wins. Sam actually had his head in the game the whole time and took advantage when he could, thus beating Patrick at his own game. That impresses Patrick, who lets Sam cash in his chips for Dean's years back.
I'm still giggling over Dean coming out of the hotel, overjoyed by being back to normal, capping it off with a high-kicking happy dance. I really hope Jensen enjoyed all his time off during the filming of this episode, for he looked rather refreshed doing this hilarious scene. What else made me chuckle is Sam's claim to Bobby he got lucky. Yep, his secret is still safe. Of course Sam has to run off to get that booster shot for the unfortunate case of the clap Patrick gave him earlier as punishment for breaking into his room. So, he didn't come out of this unscathed after all.
There have been many great scenes between Dean and Bobby throughout five seasons, but the closing one in this episode ranked up there as one of the best ever. Dean's predicament showed him what happens when his body starts failing him, not unlike Bobby's recent paralysis. Having that insight gets him to appreciate Bobby's situation more, but he doesn't let Bobby use it as an excuse to quit. This time, Dean gets to talk some sense into Bobby, which is quite a switch from the end of last season. "You don't stop being a soldier cause you got wounded in battle. No matter what shape you're in, bottom line is you're family. I don't know if you noticed but me and Sam we don't have much left. I can't do this without you, I can't. So don't you dare think about checking out. I don't want to hear that again." Sniff! Again, I bow to Jensen and Jim. Bobby agrees and he plays it cool, but the closing shot on his emotional face says it all. It feels good to be needed.