Supernatural: Sin City
June 30, 2021 2:07 PM - Season 3, Episode 4 - Subscribe

The Winchester brothers investigate the death of a man who committed suicide in a church.


Sam: I might have found some omens in Ohio. Drought lightning, barometric pressure drop...
Dean: That's thrilling.
Sam: some guy blows his head off in a church, and another goes postal in a hobby shop before the cops take him out. Might be demonic omens.
Dean: Or it could just be a suicide and a psycho scrapbooker.

Dean: Where in Ohio?
Sam: Elizabethville. It's a half-dead factory town in the rust belt.
Dean: There's got to be a demon or two in South Beach.
Sam: Sorry, Hef. Maybe next time. 

Casey the hot bartender: What can I get you boys?
Dean: What's your specialty?
Casey: I make a mean Hurricane.
Dean: [smirks] I guess we'll see about that.
Sam: You drink Hurricanes?
Dean: I do now.

Casey: So you see? Is my kind really all that different from yours?
Dean: Well, except that, uh, you know, demons are evil.
Casey: And humans are such a lovable bunch? Dick Cheney?
Dean: He one of yours?
Casey: Not yet. But let's just say he's got a parking spot reserved for him downstairs.

Casey: Why Dean, if I didn't know better I'd say that was lust in your eyes. Well that would be one way to spend the time... But I don't think you'd respect me in the morning.
Dean: That's okay. I mean, hey, I barely respect you now.

Casey: Oh right, Sam. Everyone says he's the brains of the outfit.
Dean: Everyone?
Casey: Sure. You Winchester boys are famous. Not Lohan famous, but you know.

Casey: [after Dean fails to perform and exorcism from memory] Nice try but I think you just ordered a pizza.

Sam: Any idea where they went?
Bartender: Her place. For Bible study.
Sam: All right, do you have an address?
Bartender: What's wrong with you? You think I'm gonna give you a co-worker's address just so you can go over there and get your freaky peeping Tom rocks off?
Sam: [hands him another $20]
Bartender: Corner of Piermont and Clinton. Have fun.
posted by orange swan (6 comments total)
It seems like the people who were killing others/committing suicide in this episode were doing so because their lives had been ruined by themselves or others who had been enticed into bad behaviour by demons...? Seems uncharacteristically indirect of the demons, and I don't quite get what the game plan was. 

The Hurricane cocktail is a sweet alcoholic drink made with rum, lemon juice, and passion fruit syrup. So yeah, probably not Dean's usual drink of choice. 

However, although Dean may down a drink he probably thinks is swill to get a on a hot girl's good side and indulge in some banter with a hot demon, unlike the late Richie, he doesn't switch his brain off when he sees a chance of getting laid. Pretty impressive that he did his reconnaissance at Casey's house, knew she'd killed Richie, and trapped her so easily. Dean's a horndog, but he isn't a stupid one. 

Ruby is so playing Sam like a violin. 
posted by orange swan at 2:13 PM on June 30, 2021 [1 favorite]

Forgot to add, this isn't a political show, and I wouldn't want it to be, because that would be one silly mixture, but when the Supernatural writers do seed in some political snark, they always come down firmly on the right side of the matter. I mean, it's a joy to think of Crowley getting his pitchfork on Dick Cheney. They take some fun swipes at Cheeto later on.
posted by orange swan at 3:59 PM on June 30, 2021

I completely missed it - so Sam can superpower new bullets to make the Colt a demon killer again (vs. Bobby shooting the demon didn't do anything)?
posted by porpoise at 6:19 PM on June 30, 2021

This episode's version of sin is so parochial and JUDGY.

This Is Not a great episode but it's wild how much plot lore Casey drops while they're just hanging out in a basement expositing. It must be so weird to spend your entire life fixated on The Thing That Killed Mom, then years later you find out okay, it's a demon, and then it's a scary man with yellow eyes, then it kills your dad, then it gets your brother killed too. Then you kill him! Then sometime later a total stranger happens to mention "ah good ol Azazel, always on about making Sam boy-king of Hell", and you have to be like, who's Azazel?

I think Ruby showed Bobby how to make the Colt bullets work on demons (which raises a whole bunch of questions about this show's version of Samuel Colt that I accept are of interest only to me.) I don't remember if it was a technique she had to teach him or if it was something only a demon can do (I think the former), but I don't think a shortage of Colt bullets is an issue anymore.
posted by jameaterblues at 6:30 PM on June 30, 2021 [1 favorite]

Which means the writers will need to find another way to make the Colt not the answer to every plot.
posted by Pope Guilty at 6:32 PM on June 30, 2021 [1 favorite]

Ruby and the mysterious knife. Ruby and the mysterious bullet manufacturing techniques. I take it we never get an explanation for how and why she knows the things she does.

I like Dean being forced to chat with the demon in the basement. It's probably a good thing for him. Sam has had lots of one-on-one time with demons by this point, so it's only fitting Dean gets a shot as well and broadens his perspective a bit.
posted by sardonyx at 10:19 AM on July 1, 2021 [1 favorite]

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