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'''Season 2, Episode 6:'''

!No Exit
[[caption-width-right:319: Ugh. Shoulda cleaned the pipes. ]]
->'''Dean:''' Jo, you got options. No one in their right mind chooses this life. My dad started me into this when I was so young; I wish I could do something else.
->'''Jo:''' You love the job.
->'''Dean:''' Yeah, but I'm a little twisted.
->'''Jo:''' You don't think I'm a little twisted, too?

Written by Matt Witten.

Directed by Kim Manners.

Airdate: November 2, 2006.

Jo Harvelle joins the Winchester brothers on a hunt in UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, Pennsylvania, even though her mother has forbidden her from hunting.

Jo Harvelle tells the Winchesters about disappearances in an apartment building in Philadelphia. The brothers go to investigate, and despite being forbidden to do so by her mother, Jo joins them. They discover the building is being haunted by the spirit of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._H._Holmes H. H. Holmes]], who kidnaps young blonde women and imprisons them in a sewer. Jo is taken by the spirit, but is saved by Sam and Dean. They trap Holmes in a ring of salt and then bury him in concrete. All is not well, though, because Jo's mother has found out what Jo's been doing and is furious. As they fight, she reveals to Jo that her father was working with John Winchester on a hunt when he was killed. Upset, Jo shares this information with Dean and tells him to leave.

!!Body count
For this episode = only 1 human.

For the series so far = At least 156 humans; 11 ghosts; 5 vampires; 1 demon; 1 god; 1 rakshasa; 1 rawhead; 1 shapeshifter; 1 shtriga; 1 wendigo; 1 zombie.


* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Featured an old, large, roomy sewer.
* AirVentPassageway: How Holmes gets into the apartments. One has to wonder how and why these passages were built into the apartment building.
* AllInTheEyes: The eyes of Jo and Teresa through the slats in the compartments highlighted by the flashlight.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Jo experienced this at school.
-->'''Jo:''' I didn't belong there! I was a [[KnifeNut freak with a knife collection]].
* AndIMustScream: Dean, Sam, and Jo trap H. H. Holmes' spirit in a ring of salt, in the middle of an iron-barred sewer, because they can't salt and burn his bones since they're encased in a couple tons of concrete. To make sure that his spirit never gets out, they then encase the spirit in tons of concrete.
* TheBait: Jo.
* TheBeard: Jo pretends Dean is her boyfriend when she rents the apartment.
* BondingOverMissingParents: Jo and Dean.
* CatFight: Ellen and Jo don't exchange any blows, but that doesn't keep [[AllMenArePerverts Dean]] from fantasizing.
* ChekhovsGun: We see Jo talking to Dean on her cell phone. Later, Dean finds Jo's cell phone in the passage where she was abducted.
* ColdIron: Jo's knife and the bars in the sewer.
-->'''Jo:''' ''[stabbing Holmes' hand]'' How do you like that? Pure iron, you creepy-ass son of a bitch!
* CoveredInSlime: Ectoplasm dripping on the victim.
* CreepyLongFingers: Holmes pushes his fingers with their black nails out of the vents and through the slats in the compartments.
* CreepySouvenir: The clump of blonde hair with the scalp still attached, which Dean finds behind the vent.
* DamselOutOfDistress: Jo comforts her fellow captive and stays rational despite clearly being terrified, shanks her captor in the hand with an iron knife, and willingly plays bait to the same ghost within ''minutes'' of being rescued--surely that qualifies her for this trope.
* DoubleEntendre: Dean's comment about [[ADateWithRosiePalms "cleaning the pipes"]] when Jo squeezes past him in the narrow crawlspace.
* ElectromagneticGhosts: The flickering lights in the apartments.
* FreakierThanFiction: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._H._Holmes H. H. Holmes]] (one of the United States' first recognized serial killers), whose ghost appears in "No Exit", really existed.
* FullNameUltimatum: Ellen calls Jo "Joanna Beth" when she's upset with her.
* FunTShirt: The family who enters the Roadhouse while Ellen and Jo are fighting are all wearing T-shirts that say [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_is_for_Lovers "Nebraska is for Lovers"]].
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Jo playing with her knife.
* HandInTheHole: Dean putting his arm in the space behind the vent.
* {{Hustler}}[=/=]LittleMissConArtist: Jo, who won a sizable amount of cash from playing poker with hunters.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Holmes caresses Jo and refers to her as "pretty" and "beautiful".
* ImpendingDoomPOV: The camera shots from behind the vents.
* JumpScare: More than usual.
* KnockoutGas: Holmes uses chloroform to knock out his victims. {{Justified|Trope}}--in RealLife, Holmes (and other criminals) was reported to use chloroform this way.
* LetsSplitUpGang: When searching for Holmes in the walls. Dean and Jo take the upper floors, while Sam takes the bottom floors, and then there's a narrow spot that Dean can't get through, but Jo can.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: One of the reasons Ellen has trouble with Jo hunting with the Winchester brothers is that her husband died on a hunt with their father.
-->'''Ellen:''' Like father, like sons, that is what I'm talking about.
* LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard: Holmes left an iron knife and a flashlight on Jo when he placed her in the compartment in the basement.
* MamaBear: Dean is still afraid of Ellen.
-->'''Jo:''' ''[holding out case file]'' Three weeks ago, a young girl disappears from a Philadelphia apartment. ''[silence]'' Take it, it won't bite.
-->'''Dean:''' No, but your mom might.
* MementoMacGuffin: Jo's knife belonged to her father and has his initials, "W.A.H.", engraved on the blade.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr. H. H. Holmes, who really was a medical doctor.
* MusicalisInterruptus: Ellen turns off the radio playing "Cold As Ice" by Music/{{Foreigner}}.
* MyBelovedSmother: Ellen is trying to protect Jo from the life of a hunter.
-->'''Jo:''' What are you going to do? Are you going to chain me up in the basement?
-->'''Ellen:''' You know what? You've had worse ideas than that recently. Hey, you don't wanna stay, don't stay, go back to school!
* ThePeepingTom: The spirit of H. H. Holmes looking through the light switch at the first victim.
* PlentyOfBlondes: There seem to be a lot of single, thin, blonde women in this apartment building.
* PostClimaxConfrontation: Just as Dean and Sam were warming up to Jo as a potential hunter, it is revealed that John Winchester was responsible for Bill Harvelle's untimely death. Ellen, and subsequently Jo, lay blame on the brothers, despite the fact the two were only kids when it happened (Jo said she was "in pigtails" when it happened and Sam is only two years older than Jo). This leads to Jo yelling at the brothers that she doesn't want to see them again and kicking them off of the Harvelle property.
* ProductPlacement: Sam seems to have replaced his laptop, which was destroyed when the Impala crashed, with a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powerbook_G4 PowerBook G4]].
* PursuingParentalPerils: Jo Harvelle.
-->'''Jo:''' You wanna know why I want to do the job? For him. It's my way of being close to him. Now tell me what's wrong with that.
* ScreamingWoman: Katie Burns and Teresa Ellis.
* SealedEvilInACan: In RealLife, Holmes did indeed have his body sealed in cement so no one could mutilate his corpse. In this episode, Holmes' spirit is sealed in cement in a circle of salt and an iron-barred sewer.
* ShoutOut:
** The family who entered the Roadhouse during the argument decide to go to the [[http://www.arbys.com/ Arby's]] down the road.
** When they first discover the ectoplasm, Dean suggested they are dealing with the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man]].
** Dean [[Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary should have cleaned the pipes]].
* ShuttingUpNow: Dean finally takes the hint during the ride home with an enraged Ellen.
* SlashersPreferBlondes: Holmes' type is pretty, petite blondes.
* StockEpisodeTitles: At least sixteen other series have episodes with the same title.
* SuspiciouslyCrackedWall: Teresa Ellis' apartment.
* TermsOfEndangerment: Holmes' use of "pretty" and "beautiful".
* TraumaticHaircut: Holmes pulls a chunk of hair out of Jo's head.
* TruthInTelevision: H. H. Holmes really did build a "[[InnOfNoReturn murder hotel]]". His corpse was also really encased in several layers of concrete, since Holmes feared having it dug up and mutilated.
* WellDoneSonGuy: The first thing Dean thinks of when he thinks of his father is the first time John took him shooting, when Dean was six or seven, and he bulls-eyed each target.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Jo's first thought when she thinks about her father is how they felt like a family when he came home from a hunt.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: JustifiedTrope. As in RealLife, Holmes keeps his victims alive to torture and experiment on them.