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What Is and What Should Never Be 

Dean gets attacked by a Djinn, a creature capable of warping reality. The next things he knows he's in Lawrence, Kansas, in a stable relationship with a woman named Carmen, his mother is ... See full summary »

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Dean gets attacked by a Djinn, a creature capable of warping reality. The next things he knows he's in Lawrence, Kansas, in a stable relationship with a woman named Carmen, his mother is alive and well, and he and Sam are no longer on speaking terms. When the idea of a peaceful existence begins to settle in, visions of his previous life as a hunter start appearing out of nowhere. Written by Derfel85

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As they approach the warehouse, Sam asks where they are and Dean says, "Well we're not in Kansas anymore." He is quoting from The Wizard of Oz (1939). See more »

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The plot holes regarding the alternate "reality" would not be plot holes because it is a fantasy created for Dean by the djinn, using Dean's knowledge. Since he has not gone back in time yet, and does not know about Mary's deal with Azazel, the djinn would not know to build these into the "reality". The fact that Mary hasn't aged probably should have been a tip off to Dean. See more »

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Dean Winchester: Yeah. Lucky me. I've got to tell you, though, man - you had Jess. Mom was gonna have grandkids.
Sam Winchester: Yeah, but, Dean - it wasn't real.
Dean Winchester: I know. But I wanted to stay. I wanted to stay so bad. I mean, ever since Dad... all I... all I can think about is how much this job's cost us. We've lost so much. And we've sacrificed so much.
Sam Winchester: But people are alive because of you. It's worth it, Dean. It is. It's not fair, and, you know, it hurts like hell, but it's worth it.
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References Blue Velvet (1986) See more »

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Performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd
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splendidly done
18 February 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This was a solid example of truly brilliant writing, acting and the magic that can happen when all the pieces fit. Almost all other reviews mention Jensen's heart-wrenching acting and I must concur. He's very good at what he does. Near the end when Dean must chose I was in tears. It was evident what his choice would be but I could FEEL his pain. Most of season 2 seemed to build up to just how much Dean and Sam have been through and how much they are giving up by doing what they know they are meant to do. To see an episode like this seems at first to be cruel but Sam says it best... "it's all worth it". Indeed it is! This = favourite episode. Just WOW!


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