This episode is written by Kathryn Humphris, who I wish had stuck around longer, and directed by Mike Rohl, who directed quite a few episodes of the show. It’s an episode that gave Jared and Jensen both some time off (because they weren’t in all the scenes together) and yet managed to be all about how close the brothers have become and how in sync they are at this point working together.
The recap reminds us just how badass Sam and Dean Winchester are, with their many disguises, and of the recent shapeshifter episode when Dean took the blame. Then we’re in Baltimore, Maryland, at the City Centre Motor Hotel as a SWAT team advances.
The motel capture in progress is interspersed with an FBI guy questioning someone – we don’t know who. We hear him say, “credit card fraud, breaking and entering, grave desecration….suspected of torturing and murdering a young woman…you supposedly died there”…
The SWAT team break down the door at the motel as he goes on, saying “you look pretty healthy to me.”
Meanwhile, the SWAT officer confronts Sam Winchester.
Agent Ballard: Goin’ somewhere, Sam?
Back to the interrogation, with Agent Sheridan (Jason Gedrick).
Sheridan: So now we know Karen Giles wasn’t the first person you murdered – but I guarantee you she’s the last.
The camera pulls around so we can see that the prisoner he’s interrogating is, as we suspected, Dean Winchester.
Clearly this episode is the brothers having a terrible horrible no good very bad day. Again.