They visit the bus driver and find out he’s Fat Dirk’s dad. Another flashback shows Young Sam fighting back, beating the crap out of Fat Dirk and calling him “Dirk the Jerk.” Somehow everyone else thinks that name is funny, and in the present, we find out Dirk the Jerk died at 18 because he overdosed on drugs because he felt isolated. Sam also feels bad because he learns that when Dirk picked on him, it’s because Dirk’s mother was dying from cancer.
Dirk’s dad reveals he cremated his son, except for a lock of hair he keeps in his Bible on the bus. Sam and Dean track it down and capture the possessed driver, but when they shoot him with salt, the ghost jumps into a fat jock on the bus. Fat Jock comes down and punches the hell out of Sam while Dean scrambles to find and burn the lock of hair. He ultimately does, and the Fat Jock collapses on Sam in what Dean recognizes as the full cowgirl.
In the final flashback, Young Sam is everyone’s hero while Young Dean gets caught cheating on his girl with another girl. Young Sam is ironically sad when their dad picks them up in the Impala, but Young Dean couldn’t be happier to leave.
In the present, Sam visits the English teacher who encouraged him to be a writer and thanks him. The teacher says all that matters is if Sam is happy, and the episode ends while Sam considers that question.
Next week on Supernatural
: Strippers! By which I mean evil female demons who use sex to get men to do their bidding.
Is Dean a Sex Addict?
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