Season 3, Episode 6
Red Sky At Morning
The brothers team up with Bela Talbot to investigate a series of deaths involved with a ghost ship.
For this episode = 3 humans and 2 ghosts.
For the series so far = At least 213 humans, 17 ghosts, 12 demons, 6 changelings, 5 vampires, 2 shapeshifters, 2 werewolves, 1 djinn, 1 god, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 shtriga, 1 wendigo, and 1 zombie.
- Abhorrent Admirer: Ms. Case, in Sam's eyes. Although she's lovely for her age, he simply isn't interested and she won't take the hint.
- Anyone Can Die: Body count this episode = 3 humans and two ghosts.
- Badasses In Nice Suits: Sam and Dean at the party. Well, sort of. They don't really do anything badass in this instance (except possibly Dean stealing the Hand Of Glory), but they are badasses and they are wearing suits, so...
- Blatant Lies: Sam and Dean are from the sheriff's department. Not the police department. Different departments.
- Cain and Abel: Namedropped by Sam about a pair of brothers-slash-sailors: one had the other hanged. When their ghosts meet up toward the end of the episode, the hanged brother is furious at the betrayal (which is why he's killing those responsible for the death of a family member) while the other is clearly deeply remorseful. The hanged brother's ghost then seemingly destroys the other and himself along with it, meaning that both brothers are responsible for each other's demise at separate times.
- Creator Backlash: Eric Kripke's Author Avatar, Chuck, later references this episode as "bad writing" in "The Monster at the End of This Book".
- Dark and Troubled Past: Hinted at with Bela.
- Deadpan Snarker: Bela has even Dean beat.
- Debt Detester: When paying Sam and Dean off with cash for saving her, Bela admits that she hates to be in anyone else's debt, which makes sense considering that she's already desperate to get out of her Deal with the Devil.
- Dirty Old Woman: Ms. Case taking every chance she gets to hit on and grope poor, flustered Sam.
- Fainting: Bela pretends to faint to gain access to the upper levels of the museum.
- Foreshadowing: There's a great deal of it for Bela's past in this episode.
- Freudian Excuse: Dean lampshades the phenomenon by sarcastically asking Bela if she got to be the way that she is because her father didn't hug her enough. It's later revealed that she does indeed have one, and Dean shouldn't have joked about her dad.
- Ghost Ship: People who see it die shortly after.
- Hand Of Glory:
- Harsher in Hindsight: Dean's little jibe at Bela about her father not hugging her enough, and her reaction to it, becomes extremely uncomfortable after watching Supernatural S 03 E 15 Time Is On My Side, where it is strongly implied in that she was sexually abused by her father as a teenager.
- He Cleans Up Nicely: Dean makes a suit look good, which doesn't escape Bela's attention. Dean himself thinks he looks ridiculous.
- Impossibly-Low Neckline: The dress Bela wears to the party shows off an awful lotta cleavage. Not that we're complaining.
- Insistent Terminology: That's Ms. Case to you, Sam.
- Little Black Dress: Bela at the party.
- Ominous Latin Chanting: When Sam is summoning the spirit.
- The Precious, Precious Car: The Impala, of course, which Bela gets towed. Dean... isn't happy.
- Self-Made Orphan: The wealthy brothers who get killed by the spirit are rumored to have murdered their father for the money.
- Sorry to Interrupt: How Bela keeps the guard from discovering that Dean isn't in the room.
- They Call Me Mister Tibbs: "Call me Gertie."
- You Look Like You've Seen a Ghost: The brothers say this to Bela after she sees the ghost ship.