3.04 Sin City
|Episode #||Season 3, Episode 4|
|First aired||October 25, 2007|
|Directed by||Charles Beeson|
|Written by||Robert Singer and Jeremy Carver|
|On IMDB||Sin City|
|Outline||Sam and Dean investigate strange happenings in Elizabethville, Ohio and find a town full of sin.|
|Timeline||Two months after the Devil's Gate in Wyoming was opened.|
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While Dean helps Bobby work on the Colt, Sam finds some demonic omens and two unusual deaths in Elizabethville, Ohio. The brothers investigate, posing as insurance agents as they speak to Father Gil, who witnessed one of the deaths – a suicide in his church. They find the town full of people partying and gambling.
As they check into a hotel, they run into Richie, a hunter Dean has worked with before. On a tip from him, they go to check out a bar owned by Trotter, a local businessman. While in the bar, one man shoots another for sleeping with his wife, but he is not possessed. After the kerfuffle dies down, they discover Richie has disappeared. Casey, a bartender at Trotter’s, has taken Richie to the basement in a home owned by her parents, where she kills him. She is possessed.
Meanwhile, Bobby is testing the Colt when Ruby arrives, and offers to help him make it capable of killing demons again.
While Dean searches for Richie, Sam investigates Trotter, breaking into his office. He splashes Trotter with holy water, but he appears to be just a human, and Sam leaves to find Dean. Dean has gone with Casey to her basement. He discovered that she killed Richie and has hidden a Devil's trap (symbol) under a rug, which traps her. Dean tries to exorcise the demon from her, but she destroys the exorcism book, and then traps him in the basement with her by causing a cave-in at the entrance.
She reveals to him that she only encouraged Trotter to introduce things like gambling and prostitution - the behaviour in Elizabethville is mainly due to humans’ natural instincts. She also tells him that the Yellow-eyed Demon was actually Azazel. Since his death, the demon hordes that escaped the Devil's Gate in Wyoming are in chaos, since Sam did not take on the role Azazel had planned for him: to lead the demon army. She tells Dean that demons believe in a higher power – Lucifer. Dean and Casey continue to talk, and she develops some respect for Dean.
Sam finds out where Casey lives, and searches the house without finding Dean, but their are traces of sulfur, indicating a demonic presence. He calls Bobby to tell him about this, before returning to Trotter’s bar, where he enlists the help of Father Gil to find Casey and Dean, not realizing that the priest is also possessed by a demon.
When Sam and Father Gil arrive, Dean tries to warn Sam about him. Bobby arrives, but Father Gil attacks him and then Sam. Father Gil breaks into the basement and releases Casey, revealing they have been lovers for centuries. He is about to kill Dean, despite Casey’s protestations, when Sam arrives and kills him and Casey with the Colt.
Afterward, the town hasn’t changed much. Dean confesses to Bobby what Azazel told him – that Sam came back ‘not quite right’, but Bobby rejects his concerns.
As Sam prepares to leave, Ruby appears and congratulates him on killing the demons. Sam reminds her that he killed two people in the process, and this upsets him. When he threatens her with the Colt, she again reminds him she can help with Dean’s deal.
- Sam Winchester
- Dean Winchester
- Bobby Singer
- Father Gil
- Casey (bartender)
- Trotter (club owner/businessman)
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Run Through the Jungle
plays over the entire scene when Dean and Sam go to the bar for the first time, up until Dean stops the shooter
- Brimstone Howl - Bad Seed
Dean and Sam talk in the bar; Dean is worried about Richie
- Sasquatch - Nikki
plays when the prostitute tries to pick Dean up at the bar
- Mother Superior - Did You See It
plays in the bar when Sam is looking for Dean