The Things They Carried
Dean finds a case in Fayetteville, North Carolina where a man named Rick drains a woman of blood and later commits suicide. Suspecting it to be a rugaru or a pagan god, Sam and Dean check it out and find out that a friend of the killer, Kit, is displaying the same symptoms. While investigating, they run into Cole Trenton, the man who had tried to kill Dean who is a friend of Kit and was looking into his actions himself. Reluctantly, the Winchesters and Cole team up together to try to find Kit who displays an unnatural thirst, draining multiple water bottles and killing a man and drinking his blood. Using his contacts, Cole is able to learn that Kit and Rick were recently involved in a rescue mission in Iraq where the man they rescued attacked them and was killed. Cole tracks Kit to a cabin where Kit attacks and infects Cole with a khan worm (from season 6’s “And Then There Were None”) before running off. Sam and Dean realize that the rescued soldier on Kit and Rick’s last mission must have infected them and Sam sets out to track down Kit while Dean tries to save Cole. When electricity doesn’t work, Dean and Cole realize that dehydration might and turn the cabin into a sweat lodge. Eventually the worm comes out and Dean kills it, however, Sam is unable to save Kit and kills him in self-defense. Cole returns to his family with a new understanding of what Sam and Dean do and what happened to his father while Sam feels immense guilt for his inability to save Kit.