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Supernatural: All Hell Breaks Loose, Part II

It's some time after Jake has stabbed Sam. Dean stands by Sam's bed, his soliloquy full of self-recriminations.

In the background, Bobby walks in, bringing food. Dean snaps at him. He's not hungry.

Bobby brings up an uncomfortable subject. Isn't it time they buried - or burned - Sam's body?

Yes, it's true. Sam is dead, killed by Jake's stab in the back. And Dean isn't taking it well.

Dean wants to be alone. He tells Bobby to leave. Bobby tells Dean he knows where to find him, and leaves.

Winner and new champion

Meanwhile, Jake has won, and the YED tells him he is the general now. Jake is unsure if he wants to be part of the YED's plans. The YED tells him that it will torture his family before killing them if Jake doesn't comply.

Standing at the crossroads again

Dean feels like a failure. He's let everyone in his life down. He doesn't know what to do.

And then he does know what to do.

He gets in the car, and drives. Suddenly he slams on the brakes, opens the trunk and pulls out a metal box, which he fills with a few items.

Oh, no.

Oh, yes, he buries the box in the crossroads, and waits. It takes a moment or so, but it shows. The red-eyed demon (conveniently, RED) from Crossroads Blues. Dean wants to make a deal, 10 years and the demon can have his soul, if Sam comes back. But RED isn't buying. Dean is special, he can't expect the same deal as everyone else. Dean is willing to go 8 years. RED refuses.

5.

RED refuses.

Dean wants to know what he has to do. RED tells him it shouldn't even be doing this, it could get in a lot of trouble (sounding every bit like a used car salesman), but offers him a single year. Dean only hesitates a moment before agreeing.

Puzzled

Sam is alone when he wakes. His memory is fuzzy, but his back hurts, a lot, and there is a seriously nasty scar where Jake stabbed him.

Dean walks in. He sees Sam, alive, and goes to him. They hug.

"Ow, uh, Dean," Sam says, obviously in a lot of pain.

"I'm sorry, I'm just happy to see you up and around, that's all," Dean says.

Sam wants to know what happened. He doesn't remember anything after being stabbed. Dean tells him he lost a lot of blood, and that it was touch and go.

"Dean, you can't patch up a wound that bad," Sam says.

"Yeah, but Bobby could," Dean lies.

Sam ponders a moment, then accepts it. He wants to know if anyone got Jake. Dean says they didn't, and Sam is ready to get him now.

"I'm gonna tear him apart," Sam says.

"Whoa, there, Van Damme," Dean says. He wants Sam to recover a bit more. Plus, Dean is hungry.

Over a meal, Sam catches Dean up on what happened in Cold Oak before Dean arrived. Sam is puzzled. The YED told him that only one would walk away, but both Jake and Sam are still alive. Dean brushes it off, saying Jake left him for dead, and that they probably thought it was over.

Sam wants to go now to track Jake down. Dean tells him he needs to get his strength back first. Sam wants to know if anyone at the Roadhouse knows anything. Dean tells him about the fire and Ask being killed. He thinks it was because of something Ash found. Sam wants to know what, but Dean doesn't know. He says Bobby is working on it.

Sam wants to go right now, since Bobby is only a few hours away. Dean tells Sam he almost died. He needs to take care of himself, just for a short while.

"I'm sorry, no," Sam says.

Surprise, surprise

Reluctantly, Dean drives Sam to Bobby's place. (Bobby should be real interested to see Sam, considering he knows Sam was dead and all.)

And Bobby is surprised, but being a veteran poker player and demon hunter, he hides the emotion well. Sam thanks him for patching him up.

Bobby sets Sam to work looking at a map he has made of demonic activity and omens, which all center over southern Wyoming. While Sam is working, Bobby gets Dean alone outside for a little talk.

Once there, it doesn't take long for Bobby to get the details from Dean. He wants to know how long Dean has. Dean tells him. Bobby is stunned.

"What is it with you Winchesters, huh? You, your dad, you're both just itchin' to throw yourselves down the Pit," Bobby says.

"That's my point. Dad brought me back, Bobby. I'm not even supposed to be here. At least this way, something good can come out of it. You know, it's like my life can mean something," Dean replies.

"What? And it didn't before? Have you got that low of an opinion of yourself, are you that screwed in the head?" Bobby asks, incredulous.

"I couldn't let him die, Bobby, I couldn't," Dean says. "He's my brother."

"And how's your brother going to feel when he knows you're going to hell? How'd you feel, when you knew your dad went for you?"

"You can't tell him. You take a shot at me, do whatever you have to do, but please don't tell him."

Escape

They hear a noise. It's Ellen, which they confirm by having her drink holy water. Through dumb luck, she was not in the Roadhouse when it burned. Ash called her while she was out, and told her to look in the safe. The call cut out, and by the time she arrived at the Roadhouse, it was in uncontrollable flames.

Ellen is in classic survivor's shock, wondering how she survived when so many good people died. But she did retrieve something from the safe. It's a map of Wyoming, with 5 places marked with an "X".

Bobby does a bit more research Each X represents an abandoned frontier church built by Samuel Colt. Yes, Samuel Colt of Colt pistols fame, and the man who made the Pistol That Can Kill Anything. The pistol that John gave away to save Dean's life in "In My Time of Dying."

Colt also built private railway lines that go from church to church. And if you draw the railway lines on a map, they make a 5 - pointed star. A Devil's Trap. Made of iron railway lines. And iron repels evil.

Dean wonders if the lines are still intact after all these years. They are, Sam is sure. That's why the demon activity and omens are circling the area. They can't get in.

Dean has been researching that area. There's nothing there, except an old cowboy cemetary.

Dean wonders again. Could Colt have been trying to keep evil inside the Trap? Bobby says no full blooded demon would be able to pass the iron, the Trap is too big and too strong.

But Sam knows who could pass it. Someone who was human, but had demonic powers. Someone like him.

Or Jake.

A line to cross

And that's where we find Jake, standing at the edge of one of the railway lines. YED arrives. It gives Jake the Colt, telling him it's the only gun in the universe that can shoot the YED dead.

Jake could kill the YED right now with the Colt, but the YED promises him that his family will live like royalty after he does what the YED wants. Jake gives in, and lowers the Colt.

Jake shows up at the cemetary. As he moves to the center toward a huge, strange-looking crypt, 4 guns are drawn and pointed at him. Ellen, Bobby, Sam and Dean are all waiting, and they are ticked, Sam especially.

"Howdy, Jake," Sam says.

Jake looks frightened. "You were dead, I killed you," he says.

"Yeah, well next time finish the job," Sam says.

"I did. I cut clean through your spinal cord," Jake says. Sam looks at Dean. Bobby looks at Sam. "You can't be alive," Jake says, shaking his head. "You can't be."

Bobby interrupts. He wants Jake to put down the gun. Jake refuses. Sam threatens to kill him, but Jake tells him he had his chance, and didn't do it.

"I won't make that mistake twice," Sam says.

Jake laughs. Dean wants to know what's so funny.

Jake tells Ellen to put her gun to her head. Shaking, she does. Jake says that Ava was right, new powers do become easier after you give in to evil. He says that he'll have Ellen shoot herself if everyone doesn't drop their guns.

After a moment, they do. Jake quickly puts the barrel of the Colt in a hole in the enter of the door of the crypt. Bobby and Dean wrestle the gun away from Ellen. Pieces of the door begin moving, like the tumblers in a lock. Gunshots ring out.

Jake is shot. He staggers, and blood appears in his mouth. He falls to the ground, and Sam, gun raised after shooting Jake, walks to Jake and stands over him.

"Please, don't," Jake wheezes. "Please."

Sam fires 3 shots into Jake. A small spot of blood spatters onto his cheek.

The Gates of Hell

Ellen and Bobby walk past Sam to get to the door, which is still unlocking. Dean walks up to Sam, and looks at him. Sam wipes the blood from his cheek.

Ellen and Bobby watch as the door locks click into the open position.

"Oh, no," Bobby says.

"Bobby, what is it?" Ellen asks.

"It's Hell," Bobby says.

Dean grabs the Colt and pulls it from the door, but it's too late. They take cover, and the door flies open as a huge smoky mass of demons flies out. The rails around the area light up with an unearthly orange glow pinging around in a star shape.

"What the hell just happened?" Dean shouts. In the background we see flashes of light, and occasionally the shape of a human spirit can be briefly seen.

"That's a Devil's Gate, a damn door to Hell," Ellen shouts back. "C'mon, we've got to shut that Gate." The demons swarming from the Gate find a weak place in the rails, and rip them open. The YED walks through.

Dean hesitates while everyone else rushes to the door. He realizes that the YED may be close, since it gave the Colt to Jake.

Dean turns, and there it stands. The YED.

Showdown

Unfortunately for Dean, the YED is able to easily psychokinetically rip the Colt from Dean's hand and pull it to itself. It throws Dean across the cemetary and he hits his head on a gravestone, stunning him.

Ellen and Bobby struggle with the door. Sam sees Dean and the YED and runs toward them, but the YED is alert, and pins Sam to a tree while it deals with Dean.

The YED thanks Dean. Demons can't resurrect people without a deal. It didn't count on Sam being brought back, but it's glad he is, because he liked Sam better than Jake.

"Tell me. You ever heard the expression 'If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is'?" the YED asks Dean.

"You call that deal good?" Dean asks.

"Ah, it's a better shake than your dad ever got. And you never wondered why. I'm surprised at you," the YED says. "I mean, you saw what your brother just did to Jake, right? Well, that was pretty cold, wasn't it?" The YED chuckles.

"How certain are you, that what you brought back is 100%, pure, Sam?" It chuckles again. "You of all people should know that what's dead, should stay dead," it says. "Anyway, thanks a bunch. I knew I kept you alive for some reason. Until now, anyway. I couldn't have done it without your pathetic, self-loathing, self-destructive desire to sacrifice yourself for your family.

It raises the Colt to shoot Dean.

From behind, the spirit of John Winchester grabs the YED, and yanks it out of the body it's occupying. The YED tosses John's spirit aside like a rag doll, and returns to the body.

But Dean has the Colt. Without a word, Dean shoots the YED in the heart. As other-worldly sparks fly from the body, the YED dies.

Sam falls to the ground. Bobby and Ellen close the door, which returns to the locked position. They all walk to John's spirit, which rises from where the YED had thrown it.

John looks at Dean, and smiles. Dean tries to keep from crying. Sam watches from a short distance away. John smiles at him also. Sam hesitantly nods. John looks back at Dean, a single tear falling, and steps away from the brothers. He brightly flickers for a moment, then fades away.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Demon Hunters

Sam and Dean look at the body the YED inhabited.

"Check that off the to-do list," Dean says.

"You did it," Sam says.

"I didn't do it alone," Dean says, quickly.

"Do you think dad really... you think he really climbed out of Hell?" Sam asks.

"The door was open," Dean says. "If anyone was stubborn enough to do it, it'd be him."

"Where do you think he is now?" Sam asks.

"I don't know."

"I kinda can't believe it, Dean. I mean, our whole lives, everything, has been prepping for this. And now I, kinda don't know what to say."

"I do," Dean says. He leans over the body and says, "That was for our mom, you son-of-a-bitch."

The truth, you can't handle the truth!

Back at Metallicar, Sam mentions to Dean that when Jake saw Sam, he looked like he saw a ghost.

"You heard him, he said he killed me," Sam says.

"Glad he was wrong," Dean says.

"I don't think he was," Sam replies. "What happened, after I was stabbed?"

"I already told you."

"Not everything."

"Sam, we just killed the demon. Can we celebrate for a minute?"

Sam gives Dean a long look. He asks, "Did I die?"

"Naw," Dean shakes his head.

"Did you sell your soul for me, like Dad did for you? Tell me the truth."

Dean wipes his face and shakes his head. "Sam..."

"Dean, tell me the truth."

Dean doesn't answer.

Sam nods. "How long do you get?"

"One year."

Sam nods, stunned.

"I've got one year," Dean repeats.

"You shouldn't have done that," Sam says. "How could you do that?"

"Don't get mad at me," Dean says. "Don't you do that. I had to. I had to look out for you. That's my job."

"What do you think my job is?" Sam asks.

"What?"

"You save my life," Sam continues. "Over and over. I mean you sacrifice everything for me, don't you think I'd do the same for you? Your my big brother, there's nothing I wouldn't do for you. And I don't care what it takes, I'm going to get you out of this. Guess I gotta save your ass for a change."

"Yeah."

It's war

Bobby and Ellen walk up.

"Tthe Yellow-Eyed Demon might be dead, but a lot more got through that Gate," Ellen says.

"How many you think?" Dean asks.

"Hundred. Maybe two hundred," Sam says. "It's an army. It's unleashed an army."

"Hope to hell you boys are ready," Bobby says. "Because the war has just begun."

"Well then," Dean smiles. He goes to Metallicar's trunk and drops the Colt in. "We got work to do."

That's it, end of the season. I'll be back in a couple of weeks (after vacation) with a short analysis of this episode, then a long summer break. If I get a chance this summer, I'll also try to review the new Supernatural: Origins graphic novels (okay, they're still comic books to me. I'm not really a fanboy for graphic novels, but the samples on CWTV look intriguing.) So keep a look out.


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