Man, I wish I had Eric Kripke’s creativity. And writing ability. How does he combine tenderness and pathos with comedy, and then throw in a bloody horror scene? Even now, after many years and several viewings, I still want to fast-forward through the infamous evil cymbal monkey/garbage disposal scene.
Compare that to the affectionate brotherly exchangeat the gas station. Sam asks Dean what he remembers about “that night.” When Dean replies he was the one who saved Sam, Sam is genuinely moved. It shows us how strong their bond is.