3.06 Red Sky at Morning
|Title||Red Sky At Morning|
|Episode #||Season 3, Episode 6|
|First aired||November 8, 2007|
|Directed by||Cliff Bole|
|Written by||Laurence Andries|
|Outline||Sam and Dean investigate deaths connected to the sighting of a ghost ship|
|Monster||Death Omen , Vengeful Spirit|
|Timeline||Immediately after events of 3.05 Bedtime Stories|
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A woman, Sheila Case, is jogging when she glimpses the apparition of a ship in the harbor. Later, while she showers, a figure appears, and she dies, of drowning.
The boys visit Gertrude Case, Sheila’s aunt, inquiring about the circumstances of her death. They are surprised when Gert, who is obviously attracted to Sam, suggests Sheila may have seen a Ghost Ship, and asks if they are working the case with “Alex”.
Outside Dean panics when the Impala is missing, until Bela appears and admits she had it towed. She tells them she scams old women by selling them fake charms and doing seances for them. She says that she, calling herself "Alex", had convinced Gert that she had solved her niece’s murder, but after the boys showed up Gert is withholding her payment.
That night a man dies, again by drowning at home. Sam and Dean speak to his brother, Peter, and find out that they both saw a Ghost Ship while night diving. They try to protect Peter, but that night he too is visited by the Sailor’s Ghost and drowned.
Bela turns up at the house where the Winchester's are squatting with information – the Ghost Ship is the Espírito Santo, and it is a death Omen. The ghost is that of a sailor who was hung for treason. His hand was removed after death to make a Hand of Glory, and Bela suggests they need to retrieve and salt and burn it in order to vanquish the spirit.
Gert obtains invitations for Sam, Dean and Bela to a function at the Maritime Museum where the Hand of Glory, is kept. While Sam keeps Gert, and her wandering hands, busy, Dean and Bela steal the Hand of Glory.
Bela tricks Dean and leaves with the object, which she sells to a client – her goal all along. But then she too sees the Ghost Ship.
Meanwhile, Sam and Dean have deduced that what links all the deaths is that the people were involved in the death of a family member. Bela turns to the boys for help, although she admits to having been involved in someone’s death, she won’t elaborate.
At the sailor’s grave, Sam summons the ghost of the ship’s captain who had the sailor killed – his brother. Their spirits 'merge' and disappear, and Bela is saved. She shows her thanks by giving the boys $10,000.
Dean is keen to head to Atlantic City for some fun. He apologizes to Sam for the pain his bargain with the Crossroads Demon is causing, but Sam angrily counters that he doesn’t want Dean to worry about him, he wants Dean to care about himself.
- Sam Winchester
- Dean Winchester
- Bela Talbot
- Gertrude Case
- Sailor’s Ghost
- Sheila Case (Gert’s niece)
- Peter Warren and his brother
- Hand of Glory
- Ghost Ship
- The Colt
- Vengeful Spirits
- Death Omen
Trivia & References
- The Hand of Glory is kept in Room 235 at the Sea Pines Maritime Museum established in 1892.
- Sam and Dean squat in a house rather than stay in a motel for this episode. We also saw them squat in the season one episode 1.08 Bugs
- During Sam's invocation, he recites some names, one of which sounds like "castiel". Fans have speculated on whether this is a reference, intentional or not, to Castiel