quite happy about the episode, and I’m so happy that Sam and Dean seem to be dedicated to change, thanks to Sam’s amazing speech. It’s been a long time coming, and I hope it’s a theme that carries through this season.
A lot of people are talking about their disappointment with the fact that Sam didn’t tell Dean he was infected. I understand their impatience. I can absolutely see Sam’s reasoning there (he saw how invested Dean was in the baby and wanted to allow him the time to get her to safety), but I certainly wouldn’t have been opposed to seeing a worried!caring!Dean, either. We haven’t gotten any of that in a long time, thanks to the Mark.
Still, though, while opinions about that omission are blowing up online, I’ve seen no mention of Dean’s lie. To be entirely honest, I didn’t even realize he had lied until I rewatched the episode and got to this scene:
SAM: And that’s all she said? “Thanks?” DEAN: Yeah. she was weird […] But yeah, not a talker. SAM: So we know jack. DEAN: Well, we know what she looks like. We know that she’s evil. I mean, she’s been locked away since the beginning of time. Does she even know what a cheeseburger is? All I know is that we set her free, and we’re gonna put her back in no matter what it takes.
That’s not all he knows, though, and the Darkness was a talker. Still, at this point in the episode,viewers don’t know that. As far as we know, if you paraphrase, the might be all she said. We don’t get the rest of their conversation until later. (And there may be more coming.)
Dean is leaving out a lot of important information for whatever reason, and his reluctance to admit the truth is uncomfortably similar to the way he kept the details of the Mark from Sam last season.
I hope this isn’t an indication of what we should expect for the rest of the season.
"#and then dean doesn't ask if sam is okay #but he does ask if the car is okay" I NOTICED THAT TOO AND IT MADE ME SO ANGRY
Yeah it was so fucked up. And what’s more upsetting is Sam didn’t even find it to be weird. He knows his place and it’s beneath the car. That’s why at the end of 10.23 he didn’t mention himself when listing off things to Dean he should be happy about, but he did mention the car.