Supernatural – Season 3 – Episode 1
The Magnificent Seven
The episode opens with a man taking his garbage out. The garbage cans start moving, then the lights start flashing and a fog comes up and goes into the man. We know this means he is obviously a demon now, or possessed by one.
The show picks up one week later, where Sam and Dean are both dealing with Dean’s deal differently. Sam is spending all of his time studying crossroad demons to try to figure out a way out of the deal, while Dean is busy living it up, which in this case means sleeping with women.
The brothers discuss the lack of demonic activity that has been present since the night the Devil’s Gate opened. There were weird fog clouds over a number of cities, but since then, nothing.
The brothers meet up with Bobby to investigate what is either demonic activity or a bug problem. They find three dead, desiccated bodies in the house, where the TV has been left on.
Two people attack Dean on the front porch, and Bobby walks up behind him and immediately recognizes them. They are also hunters.
Dean finds out that the three dead bodies died of starvation, which is particularly odd because there was a full pantry and refrigerator just a few feet away.
Sam thinks they are going to work together. The hunters, Isaac and Tamara, however, are not eager to work together. Isaac is especially aggressive and blames the brothers for letting the demons out and bringing on the end of the world. Possibly a fair point, but there were circumstances…
The demon causes a woman to go crazy and kill another woman over a pair of shoes.
They find security footage of the incident with the demon. They decide to follow the man from the footage. Bobby just wants to trail him, but Isaac and Tamara show up as well. When they get inside, the demon has infiltrated all the bar’s patrons. The bartender tells Isaac that he doesn’t like hunters in his bar. They then make Isaac drink Draino-O, (which made me sick just to watch).
While Sam, Tamara, and Dean argue about going back to the bar, Bobby is doing research and he finds out that they are up against the Seven Deadly Sins. The dead family was afflicted by Sloth, the man from the beginning of the episode was afflicted with Envy, and Isaac was afflicted with Gluttony. Bobby then yells at Tamara, shutting her up as he tells her they aren’t doing anything until they find out what the demons want and why they’re there.
After the demons are in the house, the demon tells them that they already have what they want, which is to be out of hell and free. After the conversation, Tamara exorcises the demon.
Bobby suggests that they may not have to hunt the demons in the future, as the demons may come after them.
Isaac shows up at the house, screaming that he got away but he needs help. Tamara is getting really upset, but Bobby reminds her that it’s not really him.
After all the fighting, they salt and burn the bodies. Two of the possessed people will survive.
This episode ends with another quasi-argument between the brothers. It’s kind of a who loves who more moment.
“Because I couldn’t live with you dead. Couldn’t do it.” – Dean
Just as the bar patrons are about to kill Tamara as well as Isaac, Dean drives the Impala right into the bar. He gets out, along with Sam and Bobby, and they all throw holy water on the possessed people and grab Tamara, who is getting hysterical about Isaac. Dean is in a fight with the demon, and is able to get him into the trunk, where we then see a devil’s trap has been painted onto the inside.
In trying to get to Tamara, Demon Isaac just ends up pissing her off. She runs out the door and stakes him in the chest.
They then lure the demons throughout the house, where devil’s traps are waiting. Bobby exorcises gluttony. When Sam gets Pride, he breaks the ceiling, breaking the devil’s trap. Dean is drowning Lust in Holy Water, but Sam is surrounded by the other demons. A new character, Ruby, then comes into the house and starts killing them with a magical knife. Sam goes after her, but Ruby just seems to disappear.
Sam gets a call from Bobby and he goes to get Dean and accidentally walks in on Dean having sex.
When the demon tells Dean that he is practically a walking collection of gluttony and lust, Dean kind of shrugs, as if he has a point.
This is the first episode with the demon Ruby.
This episode is the beginning of Dean tiring of constantly being on the hunt, a feeling that continues to crop up for him throughout the series, and it seems like he acts like a carefree playboy to cover it up.
Notable Guest Stars:
Katie Cassidy guest stars in this episode as the demon Ruby.
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This week was some good teamwork.
“Let me see you knife.” – Sam
“What for?” – Dean
“So I can gouge my eyes out.” – Sam
“It was a beautiful, natural act, Sam.” – Dean
“It’s a part of you I never wanted to see, Dean.” – Sam
“So, we’re eating bacon cheeseburgers for breakfast, are we?” – Bobby
“Well, sold my soul, got a year to live. I ain’t sweating the cholesterol.” – Dean
“Jenny, if you look as pretty as you sound, then I’d love to have an appletini.” – Dean
“If we’re going down, we’re going down together.” – Sam
“Let’s not make it easy for them.” – Dean
“Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.” – Bobby
“What you did was selfish.” – Sam
“Yeah, you’re right, it was selfish, but I’m okay with that.” – Dean
“I’ve got a year to live, Sam. I’d like to make the most of it, so what do you say we kill some evil sons of bitches and we raise a little hell?” – Dean
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