This is geeky curiosity really.
Time is different in hell. 1 month = 10 years. So...Sam was down there for what? Um..2 hours, 12 hours? I suppose all we know is from the time he was dropped into Purgatory and the time he came out of hell it was 24 hours.
So. I wonder how many hell hours he would have been down there? (what's an hour in hell equivalent to?) If it equates to a few days it'd make more sense in the time it took to find Bobby.
Also...that episode was successful in one respect. I don't think I've ever seen by flist make so many reaction posts. Looks like it stirred up all sorts of feelings! Oh show. The things to (continue!) to do to us.
*hugs* Day off today. After the obligatory jobs I have to do it's fannish time! \o/