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When the Levee Breaks 

Sam is becoming more and more inhuman. Dean and Bobby put him in the safe hold until he gets over his addictions. After Sam escapes with help, unknown to him, from Castiel, he finds Ruby ... See full summary »

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Sam is becoming more and more inhuman. Dean and Bobby put him in the safe hold until he gets over his addictions. After Sam escapes with help, unknown to him, from Castiel, he finds Ruby and begins to feed once again. Dean begins to truly believe that the old Sam is gone for good. Written by Chris Green

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7 May 2009 (USA)  »

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The episode is named after a song by Led Zeppelin. See more »

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Young Sam: The answer's yes, you're hallucinating. That's right, it's me. Or I mean it's you.
Sam Winchester: I'm losing my mind.
Young Sam: Definitely.
Sam Winchester: What do you want?
Young Sam: An explanation. How could you do this to me? I thought we were gonna be normal.
Sam Winchester: I tried. I did. It didn't pan out that way. Sorry, kid.
Young Sam: "Sorry, kid?" That's what you have to say? It's all we ever wanted. You were so close! You got away from dad, you quit hunting, you were gonna become a lawyer and get married. Why'd you blow it?
Sam Winchester: Look, they killed Jessica.
Young Sam: Yeah, ...
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Padalecki Awesomeness.
18 June 2009 | by (Missouri) – See all my reviews

This was an excellent episode all around. The writing was strong, the effects (what few there were) added punch to the story, and the actors broke your heart.

I respect Jensen Ackles as an actor and love his portrayal of Dean. I also ADORE the character of Bobby and am thankful to have Jim Beaver on this show. That being said, this episode, for me, was all about the Padalecki. In the scenes dealing with his hallucinations, he pulls out all the stops, letting every emotion show and holding nothing back. He uses what he is given to give his character more depth, and despite Sam's actions, Padalecki makes you sympathize, if not almost agree with the character's decisions.

And in the episode's final showdown, through the tension between the brothers, Padalecki still exhibits Sam's humanity in many subtle ways. When Supernatural ends, I expect to see a lot of Padalecki (and Ackles as well), because his talent deserves recognition.


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