I'll try to post these every other week day (Mon-Wed-Fri), but I make no guarantees. Sometimes there will be more than one cap for a beginning or ending of an episode. I'm also using my capper's discretion - meaning I'm choosing the most aesthetically pleasing image that we see first or last not always literally the first or last things we see. I'll explain this as we go along.
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4.17 Beginning: This episode opens with a great opening montage of Dean Smith waking up and going to work at Sandover Bridge & Iron, Inc. set to "A Well-Respected Man" by The Kinks.
That is quite the shirt Dean's wearing! Wow. At least he still loves coffee. That hasn't changed. Then he gets in the elevator at work and gets an odd look from Sam Wesson who works in Tech Support. Hee!
4.16 Ending: By episode's end Dean realizes he wants to quit his job and hunt ghosts. Zachariah reveals himself to Dean, along with the fact that this was a real haunting, but the boys were brought in without their memories. I do love this final scene and it's got great dialog.
ZACHARIAH: To prove to you that the path you're on is truly in your blood. You're a hunter. Not because your dad made you, not because God called you back from hell, but because it is what you are. And you love it. You'll find your way to it in the dark every single time and you're miserable without it. Dean, let's be real here. You're good at this. You'll be successful. You will stop it.
DEAN: Stop what? The apocalypse, huh? Lucifer? What? Be specific, man.
ZACHARIAH: You'll do everything you're destined to do. All of it. But I know, I know. You're not strong enough. You're scared. You got daddy issues. You can't do it. Right?
DEAN: Angel or not, I will stab you in your face.
ZACHARIAH: All I'm saying is it's how you look at it. Most folks live and die without moving anything more than the dirt it takes to bury them. You get to change things.
[DEAN turns away.]
ZACHARIAH: Save people, maybe even the world. All the while you drive a classic car and fornicate with women. This isn't a curse. It's a gift. So for God's sakes, Dean, quit whining about it. Look around. There are plenty of fates worse than yours. So are you with me? You wanna go steam yourself another latte? Or are you ready to stand up and be who you really are?