Supernatural, Season 7, Jensen Ackles

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Yearning for a nice quiet moment between the Winchester brothers on Supernatural? We've got you covered!

At the end of last week's episode, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) were dealing with a few setbacks. Actually, make that a crapload of setbacks. Their heavenly friend Castiel (Misha Collins) died, Sam is suffering from seizures due to his little Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) problem, Dean has a broken leg and possibly broken brother, Bobby's (Jim Beaver) is missing (and his house was burned down) and Sam and Dean are currently on their way to the hospital aka Leviathan headquarters. Yeah, they're kind of screwed.

Thankfully, we've got an exclusive, kind of tender brotherly clip from Friday's episode (directed by Jensen!), which features an update on Sam's condition and his inability to tell the difference between pie and cake. As one would imagine, Dean is not amused.

In the clip above, we learn Sam is still "seeing crap that's not real," but says he can tell the difference. Much to a wounded Dean's dismay, Sam's condition doesn't seem to be getting better. And according to executive producer Sera Gamble, it probably won't get better for a while, if ever.

"We think of the kind of crack in his head, the Lucifer issue, as now kind of an ongoing part of his life," she explains. "When he figured out the scar thing with his brother at the end of the episode, that's a tool that he now has in his toolbox that he can use moving forward that will help him organize his reality."

Though Sam will have some tools to help him deal with his problem, don't expect to see it just magically disappear. "It's not like he's going to erase it. This is something serious and we're thinking permanent that has happened to Sam," Sera says. "That's probably a more realistic way of addressing the magnitude of being loaded down with all of those soul memories...the wall crashed down."

Supernatural airs Friday at 9 p.m. on the CW.

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