Dean scrambles to save Sam after a werewolf case takes a dangerous turn.
Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.
While there were certainly a few drawbacks to "Red Meat," Jensen Ackles' performance managed to carry us through what turned out to be a more-calamitous-than-usual monster hunt episode.
Ackles's superb range has always been a huge anchor for the serious over all these years and this week we got to see - well - what Dean's reaction would be to Sam's death. Not that the brothers haven't both died, or vanished, numerous times before, in the name of saving the world, but this "death" felt more fitting than usual. It was - well - just one of the Winchesters falling while working on a case. Like hunters are known to do. Taken out randomly by one of the world's many crazed creatures, in service of the greater good. Rather unspectacularly. I really liked that.
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