2. The scene with Dean and his mom has gotten a lot of commentary and disagreement. I'm just going to say this: I think it's possible to argue that Dean may have a natural tendency to respond to traumatic situations by providing emotional reassurance for others AND argue that his parents should have been the adults and put the kibbutz on some of it.
3. I still do not buy that one of Sam's great memories is his fight with John. Any memories of Stanford or Jessica, absolutely. But the night his father kicked him out? No way.