Okay, look, I'm not in fandom for the wank, so I'm probably going to avoid most of the discussion on this one, because the wank is going to be freaking EPIC. I don't come here for conflict and SRS BSNS, though I'm not saying it's wrong for people to want to have those sorts of discussions. Feel free to argue to your heart's content.
Me? I liked it. I thought it worked. I believed it. I believed Ruby. Heck, I LIKED Ruby. I thought she was awesome. Sam's grief was disturbing and heartbreaking, and I could see her fighting desperately to keep him even a little bit alive. The sex scene? All desperation, there, grasping at straws. Not really hot, no, not loving. Just desperate. And sometimes that's all there is, that's all you have, just that one little connection to a demon in an empty body. I hurt for Sam, but I understand where this came from.
I hate that this is going to cause even more fans to jump on the "HATE SAM NAO" train, though. Because that sucks. Sam doesn't deserve that.
My favorite part? How Dean softened to Ruby, because she had helped his brother when Sam was in need. Kinda like a mom with a little kid, who will soften to a stranger at the grocery store who grins at her child and says he's cute. Okay, that's a really weak analogy, but you get what I'm saying. You want Dean to like you? Be kind to Sam. And probably vice versa, too.
Yeah. I liked this episode. I'm not really interested in fighting about it, though. Please don't harsh my squee, and I'll try not to harsh yours.