Kate; early-season music (both the classic rock and the original compositions) is truly superb.
Good point, Kate, about how much Dean trusts Sam word.
I do not think Dean was staying to perhaps kills Sam. As Dean says in “Born Under a Bad Sign” shortly, he’d rather die that kill Sam. Even if Sam attacked HIM, infected him, etc…he would never kill Sam.
Ha! Never saw the abandoned car license plate! Now I’m wondering too!