Obviously a very emotionally intense scene (I cried like a fucking baby. What’s new.)

But in addition to the relief and joy and concern that both of them are obviously feeling

JUST LOOK AT THEIR FUCKING FACES I AM LAUGHING SO HARD

Sam’s just like:

And Dean goes:

Immediately pivoting to:

I mean.

I just want to put this out there:

By accepting Sam’s declaration that there would be no new King of Hell and by not challenging it, the demons acknowledged his authority. Sam may not be the king of Hell in name, but the hand-selected followers of the most recent contender to the throne literally would not dare to face him and fight for it.

Sam is, unofficially, the Actual Ruler of Hell.

Thanks for coming to my TED talk.