'''Season 3, Episode 1''':
!The Magnificient Seven
When the Devil's Gate opened at the end of the previous season, hundreds of demons were released. Sam and Dean team up with a few other hunters to fight off the Seven Deadly Sins.

!!Body count
For this episode = [[spoiler:4 humans and 7 demons.]]

For the series so far = At least 200 humans, 15 ghosts, 5 vampires, 2 shapeshifters, 2 werewolves, 9 demons, 1 djinn, 1 god, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 shtriga, 1 wendigo, and 1 zombie.


* ActionGirl:
** Tamara counts, by default as a female hunter. She proves to be pretty formidable when she's angry when she [[spoiler:attacks and overpowers Wrath itself, keeping it pinned down long enough for Bobby to exorcise later that night]].
** The blonde may or may not be a hunter (it's a little unclear at this point, though she seems to be one) but she she definitely not someone you want to pick a fight with unless you want a knife in your throat. Dean jokes that she fights even better than Sam, as she [[spoiler:takes on and kills three powerful demons in under a minute]].
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The SevenDeadlySins are actual living demons that both embody their respective sins and kill humans through it.
* [[spoiler:BadGuyBar]]: Too bad Isaac and Tamara don't realize it until it's too late.
* BattleCouple: Husband-and-wife hunting duo Isaac and Tamara.
* BoyishShortHair: Tamara's do is a lot more sensible for asskicking than some of the other ladies' on the show.
* BrainBleach: Sam asks Dean for a knife to gouge his eyes out after he walks in on his brother having sex.
* CompellingVoice: The demons use this to make people kill themselves or others, although it's more of a Compelling Touch.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:Wrath possesses Isaac's corpse to mess with Tamara]].
* DepravedBisexual: Lust makes her interest in both Dean ''and'' Tamara obvious. Considering the Seven Deadly Sins' modus operandi, it's probably for the best that she never actually gets to [[DeathBySex have sex]] with either of them.
* [[spoiler:DeusExMachina: The mysterious blonde shows up to save Sam's ass from getting choked to death.]]
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Did that girl just kill the {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of Pride, Gluttony, and Greed?]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Isaac]]. The family the hunters find as rotted corpses might also be an example: they sat down in front of the TV and never bothered to get up again, eventually dying of starvation when they had a fully-stocked kitchen over in the next room.
* DynamicEntry: [[spoiler:The blonde woman bursts in, slashes demon throats, banters with Sam, and walks out]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The blonde telling Sam that she's "the girl who just saved your ass" after [[spoiler:charging in with her demon-killing knife]]. We later find out that that's pretty par the course with [[spoiler:Ruby]].
* EvilLaugh: All of the sins start laughing wildly when [[spoiler:Isaac kills himself]]. It's pretty disturbing to watch.
* EvilIsSexy: Lust.
* {{Fanservice}}: Dean's shirtless scene at the beginning of the episode. It was definitely FanDisservice for Sam, though.
* ForcedToWatch: The sins hold a helpless, screaming [[spoiler:Tamara]] still as [[spoiler:she watches her MindRaped husband chug drain cleaner and cough up his liquefied organs]].
* HeyItsThatGuy: Tamara is Lisa (Ianto's girlfriend) from ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''.
* LikeYouWereDying: Dean has a year to live, and intends to use it.
* ManipulativeBastard: Dean uses his upcoming damnation to get what he wants out of Sam.
* MysteriousStranger: The blonde girl, who appears briefly when she starts following Sam around and vanishes into thin air when he turns to see who's behind him. She also [[spoiler:arrives and saves him in the episode climax]]. Adding to the mystery is that she knows who Sam is even though ''he'' doesn't know who ''she'' is, that [[spoiler:demons recognize her, and that she has a knife that can kill demons--and she knows how to use it, as demonstrated when she kills three of the SevenDeadlySins]].
* PrimalScene: Sam walking in on Dean having sex is played exactly like if Dean was his father.
* SevenDeadlySins
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: [[spoiler:Wrath possessing Isaac gives one to Tamara when he blamed her for their daughter's death]].
* SmugSnake: Pride. Dur.
* StalkerWithACrush [=/=] StalkerWithoutACrush: The blonde girl secretly follows Sam on the sidewalk [[spoiler:and to the house they're fighting the demons at]], taking care to get out of sight when he sense someone tailing him and turns around to check. Whether she has any feelings for him is not touched upon.