I think I meant to agree with you. *g* I think that Dean was protective of Sam--even with John. That was my convoluted point. hehe
He never even called to say, "Hey, Dad, Sam's having visions and it freaks out both of us." He safeguarded Sam's tremendous secret from absolutely everyone else, up to and including John, and I assume it was because of his protectiveness. That's how it felt to me, but that's a subjective view.
Yeah, but I tend to agree. It's interesting. I'm not sure if that was so much a conscious choice so much as maybe a subconscious choice. If John had been there and been available, he might have told him, but maybe not. He didn't tell him in Bloodlust either. OTOH, maybe it was more his inability to deal with it and find out what it might mean.