Season 3, Episode 3
Bad Day At Black Rock
Gordon Walker is visited in prison by another hunter, whom he convinces that Sam is a monster, possibly an Anti Christ
. Meanwhile, Dean and Sam are investigating a theft from one of their father's storage lockers. What was stolen - oh, just a rabbit's foot.
For this episode = 1 human.
For the series so far = At least 202 humans, 15 ghosts, 6 changelings, 5 vampires, 2 shapeshifters, 2 werewolves, 9 demons, 1 djinn, 1 god, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 shtriga, 1 wendigo, and 1 zombie.
- Artifact of Death: According to Bobby, most people who own and subsequently loose a rabbit's foot die within a week.
- Ax-Crazy: Kubrick
- Born Lucky
- Born Unlucky: What happens once you lose the rabbit's foot. Both effects are weaponized by Dean, once he realizes what the foot does.
- Butt Monkey/Cosmic Plaything: Sam trips and falls, gets tracked by hunters, set on fire and loses his shoe.
- Classy Cat-Burglar: Bela
- Collector of the Strange: Bela hunts down valuable occult objects for wealthy people who know of the Masquerade.
- Counterpart Comparison: Bela to Gwen Raiden, a Classy Cat-Burglar who is part of The Masquerade and is hired to steal mystical objects for large sums of money.
- Establishing Character Moment: Bela who dresses up as a waiter and manages to distract Sam in order to steal the rabbit's foot from his pocket without him realizing.
- Everything Trying to Kill You: Sam winds up sitting very quietly in his motel room because of this. It doesn't help.
- Evil Brit: More like Chaotic Neutral Brit, but Bela mostly applies.
- Good Luck Charm/Bad Luck Charm
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Michael Massee is Gordon's fellow hunter.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Due to the effects of the rabbit's foot.
- Insane Troll Logic: Kubrick takes everything as a sign from God.
- Knight Templar: Kubrick. He sees hunting as a holy crusade against the forces of evil, specifically the Devil. He ends up believing that Sam is the AntiChrist.
- Lucky Rabbit's Foot: Played With. The foot does grant good luck but take it away...
- Necro Non Sequitur: Wayne trips on a bottle and lands on an upright meat fork which stabs him through the mouth. Sam comes pretty darn close at times.
- Never Win The Lottery: Dean uses the rabbit's foot to win money from scratch tickets only to have Bela steal them all.
- Mood Whiplash: Multiple times. Scenes of torture and gruesome death follow or are followed by slapstick comedy.
- Offscreen Teleportation: Dean goes from walking into the building, to behind Bela in her own apartment in seconds.
- Only a Flesh Wound: "I shot him in the shoulder. I know how to aim."
- Pinball Projectile: Dean drops his gun and it goes off. The bullet ricochets off several objects, shoots the gun out of Sam's hands and nearly misses hitting him.
- Shout Out: To The Bellboy. "It was like watching Jerry Lewis try to stack chairs".
- Superstition Episode: Sam accidentally invokes (by touching) a cursed rabbit's foot. He has incredibly good luck for a while until he inevitably loses it (as father figure, Bobby puts it "Everyone loses it"), and then Sam's luck goes extremely bad. Not a straight example perhaps, because the rabbit's foot is a cursed object, so it isn't just superstition - though how it works is based on superstition - because touching the rabbit's foot really IS good and then bad luck.
- Troubling Un Childlike Behavior: Dean made his first sawed-off shotgun in sixth grade.