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** In the end, Sam is released from hospital on the same day, apparently having only needed a blood transfusion to replace what he lost over the last few hours, some stitches and a prescription for 2 days worth of antibiotics to ward of wound infection from Dean's unsterile bullet removal. Leaving aside that antibiotics are always prescribed for at least 5 days, that means that the bullet apparently missed the major blood vessels in his belly (which would have led to Sam bleeding out within minutes), any and all internal organs (which would have required major surgery and perhaps complete removal of the damaged organ), and it didn't even nick his guts (which would have required surgery and FAR more antibiotics, as well as a stay in intensive care to monitor him for possible sepsis for a few days). Normally, if you don't bleed out in minutes from a gut wound, what kills you is the systemic infection from your own gut bacteria, several days later - that's why gut wounds were considered an inescapable death sentence for a soldier before the invention of antibiotics. (Much like appendicitis was a death sentence for civilians because the inflamed appendix would eventually rupture and release the bacteria into the normally sterile parts of the belly.)



* WhatTheHellHero: Corbin's wife makes it clear that she did ''not'' approve of Corbin choking Sam to death (supposedly), nor his attempts to undercut what he did for them.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Corbin's wife makes it clear that she did ''not'' approve of Corbin choking Sam to death (supposedly), nor his attempts to undercut what he did for them.them.
* WeHaveToGetTheBulletOut: Dean ''immediately'' digs around in Sam's gut for the bullet after he's been shot, while they are still in possible danger, and before even freeing the campers from their shackles. After that, all the further [[WorstAid First Aid]] he gives him is to hand Sam a flimsy little gauze patch to tape onto his stomach ''by himself'' - they don't even make an attempt at some kind of pressure bandage around his waist. At best, getting the bullet out would have done nothing; at worst, that could have led to Sam rapidly bleeding out because the bullet was plugging up a damaged blood vessel or because Dean ripped a previously undamaged artery while digging around in there. Dean even wastes time trying to sterilize his tools with fire - which is utterly ridiculous with a gut wound that's going to require lots of antibiotics to survive in any case.


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Dean intentionally overdosing just as Sam is waking up from his apparent "death" is reminiscent of ''RomeoAndJuliet'' (with arguably Dean being the Romeo and Sam being the Juliet).

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Dean intentionally overdosing just as Sam is waking up from his apparent "death" is reminiscent of ''RomeoAndJuliet'' ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' (with arguably Dean being the Romeo and Sam being the Juliet).


* CounterpartComparison: Although Corbin and Michelle have a marital relationship rather than Sam and Dean's fraternal connection, the two relationships mirror each other. Because of his love for her, Corbin is willing to take morally dubious actions to save Michelle, echoing Dean's entire series arc when it concerns Sam's well-being. Michelle, the weaker and wounded of the two, initially lets Corbin take the lead, but eventually rejects his more ruthless methods when people are hurt/ killed.


* PoorCommunicationKills: The doctor and the cop die because Sam is unable to warn Dean about Corbin in time due to a dropped cellphone call. Sam nearly dies because poor cellphone coverage won't allow the brothers to call out for help. Dean nearly dies because that same spotty cellphone coverage won't let Sam contact Dean to alert him that Sam is not really dead.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Justified. The doctor and the cop die because Sam is unable to warn Dean about Corbin in time due to a dropped cellphone call. Sam nearly dies because poor cellphone coverage won't allow the brothers to call out for help. Dean nearly dies because that same spotty cellphone coverage won't let Sam contact Dean to alert him that Sam is not really dead.


For the series so far = At least 1263 humans (of which 15 were witches), 1124 angels, 184 demons, 71 vampires, 52 ghosts, 36 Jefferson Starships, 22 gods, 19 zombies, 17 werewolves, 10 hellhounds, 7 shapeshifters, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 5 djinn, 5 reapers, 4 dogs, 4 ghouls, 4 Leviathan, 3 Khan Worms, 3 Thule 2 Amazons, 2 arachnes, 2 kitsunes, 2 rugarus, 2 vetalas, 2 zannas, 1 banshee, 1 cat, 1 crocotta, Death, 1 deer, 1 dragon, 1 fairy, 1 familiar, 1 lamia, the Mother of All, 1 nachzehrer, 1 okami, 1 phoenix, 1 pishtaco, 1 Purgatory creature, 1 qarin, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 shojo, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 soul eater, 1 Titan, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, 1 wicked witch, and 1 wraith.

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For the series so far = At least 1263 1261 humans (of which 15 were witches), 1124 angels, 184 186 demons, 71 vampires, 52 ghosts, 36 Jefferson Starships, 22 gods, 19 zombies, 17 werewolves, 10 hellhounds, 7 shapeshifters, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 5 djinn, 5 reapers, 4 dogs, 4 ghouls, 4 Leviathan, 3 Khan Worms, 3 Thule 2 Amazons, 2 arachnes, 2 kitsunes, 2 rugarus, 2 vetalas, 2 zannas, 1 banshee, 1 cat, 1 crocotta, Death, 1 deer, 1 dragon, 1 fairy, 1 familiar, 1 lamia, the Mother of All, 1 nachzehrer, 1 okami, 1 phoenix, 1 pishtaco, 1 Purgatory creature, 1 qarin, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 shojo, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 soul eater, 1 Titan, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, 1 wicked witch, and 1 wraith.


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Dean intentionally overdosing just as Sam is waking up from his apparent "death" is reminiscent of ''RomeoAndJuliet''.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Dean intentionally overdosing just as Sam is waking up from his apparent "death" is reminiscent of ''RomeoAndJuliet''.''RomeoAndJuliet'' (with arguably Dean being the Romeo and Sam being the Juliet).


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Dean intentionally overdosing just as Sam is waking up from his apparent "death" is reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Dean intentionally overdosing just as Sam is waking up from his apparent "death" is reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet.''RomeoAndJuliet''.

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*NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Subverted. Dean is totally willing to risk the entire group being captured or killed rather than leave his wounded brother behind. However, after [[AssholeVictim Corbin]] [[OnlyMostlyDead kills]] Sam behind Dean's back, Corbin convinces Dean that saving the "innocent" survivors is what Sam would have wanted.

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!!Body Count:

For this episode: 3 humans and 5 werewolves.

For the series so far = At least 1263 humans (of which 15 were witches), 1124 angels, 184 demons, 71 vampires, 52 ghosts, 36 Jefferson Starships, 22 gods, 19 zombies, 17 werewolves, 10 hellhounds, 7 shapeshifters, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 5 djinn, 5 reapers, 4 dogs, 4 ghouls, 4 Leviathan, 3 Khan Worms, 3 Thule 2 Amazons, 2 arachnes, 2 kitsunes, 2 rugarus, 2 vetalas, 2 zannas, 1 banshee, 1 cat, 1 crocotta, Death, 1 deer, 1 dragon, 1 fairy, 1 familiar, 1 lamia, the Mother of All, 1 nachzehrer, 1 okami, 1 phoenix, 1 pishtaco, 1 Purgatory creature, 1 qarin, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 shojo, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 soul eater, 1 Titan, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, 1 wicked witch, and 1 wraith.

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*CounterpartComparison: Although Corbin and Michelle have a marital relationship rather than Sam and Dean's fraternal connection, the two relationships mirror each other. Because of his love for her, Corbin is willing to take morally dubious actions to save Michelle, echoing Dean's entire series arc when it concerns Sam's well-being. Michelle, the weaker and wounded of the two, initially lets Corbin take the lead, but eventually rejects his more ruthless methods when people are hurt/ killed.


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! Red Meat


'''Season 7, Episode 19'''

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'''Season 7, Episode 19'''


* NeverTrustATrailer: The promo for this episode implied that Billie was going after Sam. In reality, not only did Sam actually ''die'', but she was actually after ''Dean'' (who deliberately [=ODed=] to try and get her to bring Sam back to life).

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* NeverTrustATrailer: The promo for this episode implied that Billie was going after Sam. In reality, not only did Sam not actually ''die'', but she was actually after ''Dean'' (who deliberately [=ODed=] to try and get her to bring Sam back to life).

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