Here’s another instance this year where the actors switched lines from Dean to Sam, because they thought they weren’t in character, I suppose since Sam is the college kid, the thought well, obviously this line must be for Dean .. but how about, not have the line at all, if it doesn’t fit either character?
The thing is, it actually DOES work better if Dean says it.
Usually these guys get it right, but not this time.
Yeah, I can definitely picture this better for Dean, maybe just switching “Yes. I like to read books” to something like “Dude, you’re not the only one who reads”. Personally, I see Dean as more of a geek and Sam as more of a nerd. It’s not as cut and dry as Sam’s the smart one and Dean’s the funny one. That’s just dull.