God, I love episodes with flashbacks. And Tuesday’s episode of Supernatural is a perfect example of why.
In “Bad Boys,” we traveled back into Winchester history to a two-month period during which 16-year-old Dean Winchester found himself living in a home for troubled boys run by an ex-con named Sonny after being caught stealing bread and peanut butter from a local market. (Dean had lost the food money their dad left them in a card game and had resorted to stealing so that Sam wouldn’t go hungry.)
During this time, which we learned was something Dean and his father had kept a secret from Sam, Dean got a taste of the normal life. (Well, a life as normal as one can achieve while living in a boys home.) He joined the wrestling team, got good grades and even found himself a sweetie named Robin, who not only gave him his first kiss, but also was set to be his first school dance date. That plan hit a snag, which I’ll explain in a second. READ FULL STORY