I have so many hearts and so many loves for this episode. SEE PREVIOUS TWO POSTS FOR CONTEXT. OR MAYBE NOT. WHO NEEDS CONTEXT.
BUT IN THE MIDST OF ALL THIS LOVE, I SHOULD POINT OUT:
SPN HAS LEGIT THE WORST FLASHBACK SEQUENCES OF ALL TIME. FOREVER AND SINCE FOREVER. And I feel like every time they have a guest director (here meaning either JA or Misha Collins) the whole studio is just like, BY GOLLY, IT SURE IS TIME FOR SOME TERRIBLE FLASHBACKS. Which is endearing in its own way, but I do not understand their fondness for these tragic things. XD