At the start of "Supernatural" Season 8, Dean's great escape from purgatory and the status of Castiel were the biggest concerns, but Sam's solo life is becoming quite the mystery. A series of flashbacks show him embracing an awkward version of domestic bliss with Amelia and their dog Riot. As the show reveals more info, his so-called normal life seems increasingly bizarre. Check out these hints that something isn't right with Sammy's flashbacks.
Dean's memories of purgatory have a cold, raw feeling, but a bright haze shrouds Sam's memories of Amelia. The dreamlike images have an unsettling quality reminiscent of the calm before a storm.
After hitting a stray dog with his car, Sam burst into the veterinarian clinic in a dramatic scene worthy of an "E.R." season finale. Perhaps he was clinging to an endangered life after experiencing unimaginable loss, but the hammy scene seemed uncharacteristic of the show. It became even more unbelievable when Amelia confronted him and insisted he adopt the stray dog despite his life of travel. Why would a veterinarian compel an unprepared person to adopt a pet?
Sam and Amelia had another contentious encounter when she found him tinkering with the sink in her motel room. He was pulling maintenance duty at the motel where they both happened to live. What a coincidence! Romance blossomed when Riot ran into Amelia's room and Sam came chasing after him. This sounds more like "A Golden Christmas" than "Supernatural."
Sam's idyllic birthday picnic with Amelia and Riot was worthy of a Norman Rockwell painting. The sunny celebration and giant birthday cake were a stark contrast to Sam and Dean's low-key Christmas celebration in "A Very Supernatural Christmas."
Amelia thought her military hubby, Don, died in action. Her wounded persona mirrored Sam's and seemed to bond the couple. Just as she began to settle into a happy relationship and adjust to a new lifestyle, she learned that Don didn't die. This whole scenario sounds a lot like Sam and Dean's fraternal love story. What are the chances that Amy and Don would have an experience so similar to that of Sammy and Dean?
At this point, Sam and Amelia's relationship almost seems unreal. Is that because Sam shared idealized memories of the couple? Is something darker brewing? Did Sam have a confrontation with Don? Real or exaggerated, this soapy saga needs to deliver answers so the Winchesters can mend their fractured relationship.
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