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|
|On IMDB||Red Sky at Morning|
|Outline||Sam and Dean investigate deaths connected to the sighting of a ghost ship.|
|Monster|| Death Omen|
|Location(s)||Sea Pines, Massachusetts|
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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 the woman dies of drowning.
Dean confronts Sam about having killed the crossroads demon, a fact he deduced due to a bullet being missing from the Colt. He is angry that Sam put himself in danger. Sam is unapologetic. 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 since 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. The boys 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 Winchesters 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 victims 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.
- "Dream of Tomorrow" by Light Orchestral Moments Symphony
- (playing at the Sea Pines Maritime Museum party when Dean and Bela arrive and meet up with Sam)
- "Tango Pasión" by Daryl Griffith (KPM Music)
- (playing during Sam and Gert's first dance)
- "Tango de Amor" by Bertoli Bruno (Kosinus)
- (playing while Gert tells Sam about the Warren brothers' deaths)
Sam: I didn't.
Dean: And you shot her.
Sam: Why? Because she believes in ghosts?
Dean: Look at you, sticking up for your girlfriend. You cougar hound.
Sam: Bite me.
Sam: Did you feed the meter?
Dean: Yes, I fed the meter. Sam, where's my car? Somebody stole my car?!
Sam: Hey, hey, hey! Calm down. Dea—
Dean: I am calmed down! Somebody stole my ca—
Bela: On silk sheets, rolling naked in money. Really, Sam. I'd expect the attitude from him, but you?
Sam: You shot me!
Sam: Not in public.
Bela: I don't know. Your daddy give you enough? Don't you dare look down your nose at me. You're not better than I am.
Dean: We help people.
Dean: ...Don't objectify me... Let’s go.
Dean: Our help? Now how could a couple of serial killers possibly help you?
Dean: So ponying up ten grand is easier for you than a simple thank you? You're so damaged.
Dean: Oh, well, excuse me.
Sam: So would you please quit worrying about me? I mean that's the whole problem in the first place. I don't want you to worry about me, Dean, I want you to worry about you! I want you to give a crap that you’re dying! So, that's it? Nothing else to say for you?
Trivia & References
- Purim is a Jewish holiday which commemorates when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination. Purim occurs during February/March.
- A kangaroo court is an unofficial, and oftentimes unfair, court led by a group of people to deal with a member of said group who has been accused of breaking the law.
- A Hand of Glory appears in the Harry Potter books, as well as the Sandman comic by Neil Gaiman and his novel Neverwhere. One also appeared in the TV series The Dresden Files in the episode "Walls."
- Adonis is a figure from Greek, and earlier, mythology. The term is used to refer to an attractive young man.
Dean: Screw you.
Bela: Very Oscar Wilde.
- Oscar Wilde was a famous 19th century writer, renowned for his witticisms. He spent two years doing hard labor in prison because of his homosexuality. Notable is also the "new cussing" that's going on in this episode. Twice the term "screw you," a milder form of "fuck you," is uttered; and several times Sam or Dean use the word "crap." (New regulations for cussing on prime-time TV were released in June of 2007.)(Source)
- Miss Havisham is a character from Dicken's Great Expectations, an aged spinster who takes an interest in Pip, the main character.
- Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve, and Cain, in killing Abel, commits the first murder.
- "Always bet on black" is a famous line said by Wesley Snipes' character John Cutter in the 1992 film Passenger 57.
- Craps is a dice game where players bet on the outcomes of the roll of a pair of dice.
Sides, Scripts & Transcripts
- 3.06 Red Sky at Morning: Winchesters, Take Warning by bardicvoice (November 2007); archive link, spn-heavymeta
- Bond, Silvia. 2007. Take Warning, My Brothers: "Red Sky at Morning" Season 3, Episode 6. Pink Raygun, November 12; archive link