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'''Casey:''' So Trotter built it and, man, did they come.<br>
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Promotional image from Sin City
Title 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 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1032135/
Outline Sam and Dean investigate strange happenings in Elizabethville, Ohio and find a town full of sin.
Monster Demons
Timeline Two months after the Devil's Gate in Wyoming was opened.
Location(s) Elizabethville, Ohio
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While Dean helps Bobby work on the Colt, Sam finds some demonic omens and two unusual deaths in Elizabethville, Ohio. They investigate, posing as insurance agents as they speak to Father Gil who witness 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 a basement in a home owned by her parents, where she kills him.

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. But Trotter 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, and that after 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, not finding Dean, but finding traces of Sulfur, indicating a demonic presence. He calls Bobby to tell him, before returning to Trotter’s bar, where he enlists the help of Father Gil to find Casey and Dean, not realizing that he 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.

Afterwards, 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 upset him. When he threatens her with the Colt, she again reminds him she can help with Dean’s deal.




  • 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


Dean: There's got to be a demon or two in South Beach.
Sam: Sorry, Hef. Maybe next time.
Richie: I got to hit the head. Release the hostages. Be back in a few.
Dean: No way he gets a girl like that. I mean, look at her. You could fit that ass on a nickel.

Father Gil: You think so?
Dean: Oh. Sorry,padre.

Father Gil: Knew you boys would find your way here. They all do.
Father Gil: A certain bartender owes me a confession.

Casey: Not in this lifetime, Father.

Father Gil: I better see your butt on Sunday. (looks at Dean) Nickel or no nickel.
Richie: You sure you wouldn't be more comfortable in a bedroom, or my motel room? I mean, not for nothing, but you know... I got oils.

Casey: But I have toys.

Richie: Yeah, no, toys trump oils.
Dean: What are you laughing at, bitch? You're still trapped.
Casey: So are you...bitch.
Casey: Do you believe in god, Dean? I'd be surprised if you did.
Dean: I don't know. I'd like to.

Trivia & References

Sin City is the name of a comic title by Frank Miller (a movie adaptation was done in 2005). "Sin City" is the part the fictional city in the comic which is ruled over by prostitutes and other seedy and shady characters. See also The Meaning of Episode Titles.

The guy who Sam says went 'postal in a hobby shop' and Dean describes as a 'psycho scrapbooker' is revealed by Father Gil to be Tony Perkins. Tony Perkins was the actor who starred as Norman Bates int he Alfred Hitchcock horror classic [1].
Sam calls Dean "Hef" when he wishes there was demonic activity in South Beach, referring to Hugh Hefner founded of the Playboy empire. Jensen Ackles once dated a Playboy model - Joanna Krup.
Sam: Two months ago, we open up the devil's gate, all of a sudden this town turns into Margaritaville? It's no coincidence.
Sam refers to Elizabethville as Margaritaville, which was the name of a Jimmy Buffet song, about a lazy tropical life full of cocktails and pretty girls.
Sam: How much is "forget about it"?
Richie: Ah, forget about it.

In the movie Donnie Brasco about an FBI agent who infiltrates the mob, an FBI technician asks what "forget about it" means. Donnie explains:

Forget about it is like if you agree with someone, you know, like Raquel Welch is one great piece of ass, forget about it. But then, if you disagree, like A Lincoln is better than a Cadillac? Forget about it! you know? But then, it's also like if something's the greatest thing in the world, like mingia those peppers, forget about it. But it's also like saying Go to hell! too. Like, you know, like "Hey Paulie, you got a one inch pecker?" and Paulie says "Forget about it!" Sometimes it just means forget about it.
Casey: Sure. You Winchester boys are famous. Not Lohan famous,but,you know...
A reference to the actress who often features in the tabloids, Lindsay Lohan.
Casey says Dick Cheney has "a parking spot reserved for him downstairs". Cheney was then the U.S. Vice President.
Casey: So Trotter built it and, man, did they come.
A reference to the movie [Field of Dreams] where an Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his corn field that tell him, "If you build it, he will come." He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of eight Chicago White Sox players
First reference to Lucifer in the series. Also the first time the Yellow Eyed Demon's name is revealed.
Casey: You Winchester boys are famous. Not Lohan famous,but, you know...
A reference to Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan. She was previously mentioned in 2.09 Croatoan.
Casey: So, you see? Is my kind really all that different than yours?

Dean: Well, except that, uh, demons are evil.
Casey: …and humans are such a lovable bunch. Dick Cheney.
Dean: He one of yours?
Casey: Not yet. Let's just say he's got a parking spot reserved for him downstairs.

A reference to U.S. vice president Dick Cheney. Dean later made reference to him in 4.03 In The Beginning.
Ruby: There’s a quid pro quo here.
A Latin phrase, meaning "something for something," famously used by Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs.


Aerial shot first used in 1.06 Skin
The establishing aerial shot of the Impala traveling through green fields dotted with livestock was also used in 1.06 Skin

Sides, Scripts & Transcripts