Supernatural

The Magnificent Seven

Season 3, Ep 1, Aired 10/4/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Seven demons, based on the Seven Deadly Sins, are released into the world and the brothers must combat them with the aid of a married Hunter couple.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jared Padalecki

    Sam Winchester

  • Jensen Ackles

    Dean Winchester

  • Jim Beaver

    Bobby Singer

  • Katie Cassidy

    Ruby

  • Josh Daugherty

    Envy / Walter Rosen

  • Fan Reviews (100)
  • Dean gets his evil on

    By jthechef, Aug 21, 2014

  • That's what I call: "starting off the third season with a bang."

    By Carycomic, Oct 05, 2007

  • One of the best season openers of any show ever.

    By MasterChief43, Aug 20, 2011

  • What's in the box!

    By MovieMark, Oct 13, 2008

  • In my honest opinion, best premiere yet.

    By JaCkKbAuEr2424, Apr 29, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (24)

    • Dean: You're alive, I feel good for the first time in a long time. I got a year to live... Sam, I'd like to make the most of it, so what you say we kill some evil sons of bitches and we raise a little hell, huh? Sam: You're unbelievable. Dean: (smiling) Very true.

    • Dean: What do you want? Envy: We already have what we want. Dean: What’s that? Envy: We’re out, we’re free. Thanks to you, my kind are everywhere.

    • Envy: You really think you’re better than me. Which one of you can cast the first stone, huh? What about you, Dean? You’re practically a walking billboard of gluttony and lust.

    • Dean: You look like hell warmed over. Bobby: You try exorcising all night, see how you feel. Sam: Any survivors, Bobby? Bobby: Well, the pretty girl and the heavy guy, they’ll make it. A lifetime of therapy bills ahead, but still…

    • Sam: You’re a hypocrite, Dean. How did you feel when Dad sold his soul for you? ‘Cause I was there. I remember. You were twisted and broken. And now you go and do the same thing… to me. What you did was selfish. Dean: Yeah. You’re right. Was selfish. But I’m okay with that. Sam: I’m not. Dean: Tough. After everything I’ve done for this family, I think I’m entitled.

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    Notes (4)

    • International Airdates: Brazil: November 7, 2007 on Warner Channel Denmark: December 16, 2007 on TV3 United Kingdom: January 27, 2008 on ITV2 Norway: June 8, 2008 on TVNorge Spain: June 30, 2008 on AXN Sweden: September 7, 2008 on Kanal 5 Portugal: November 6, 2008 on RTP 2 Germany: February 2, 2009 on Premiere HD Finland: April 23, 2009 on Sub Czech Republic: January 22, 2010 on Prima COOL The Netherlands: January 31, 2010 on Net5 Slovakia: September 8, 2010 on Markiza

    • Katie Cassidy joins the starring cast in this episode, although her character's name isn't mentioned in this episode.

    • In-joke: As the CSI techs go over the crime scene at the shoe store, someone says, "You'd better get Grissom" in the background. Referencing Gil Grissom from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. CSI airs opposite Supernatural on Thursday nights, as of the time this episode originally aired.

    • Music: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet by Bachman Turner Overdrive, Hell's Bells by AC/DC, Mean Little Town by Howling Diablos, I Shall Not be Moved by J.B. Burnett

    Trivia (6)

    • It is shown throughout the episode that the demons could control humans with a touch (as evidenced by Envy controlling the woman and Gluttony controlling Isaac). When Lust touched Dean, however, he was able to lure her over to the bathtub, which was full of holy water. No explanation is given for his immunity.

    • Oak Park, Illinois is shown here as being on a bluff overlooking Chicago, which is geographically inaccurate.

    • At the start of the episode when Sam is in the car reading the Faustus book, if you pause it to get the still picture you can read a few paragraphs of it. These few paragraphs are word for word straight from Wikipedia.

    • Trivia; The shoes that the woman who was influenced by Envy kills for are green. The color green is often associated with envy (e.g., "green with envy," "the green-eyed monster").

    • When the brothers find the family at the Sloth house, the TV set is showing Charlene Tilton on a Dallas episode playing her character Lucy Ewing.

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    Allusions (8)

    • Envy: Which one of you can cast the first stone? Referencing John 8:7 from the Christian Bible. Jesus says "Let ye without sin cast the first stone”. He was trying to get across the idea that those who brought forward the woman as a sinner could not judge her for they had all sinned to some extent.

    • Book: Binsfeld's Classification of Demons In the book, Binsfeld paired each of the deadly sins with a demon, who tempted people by means of the associated sin. The pairings are as follows: Asmodeus: Lust Beelzebub: Gluttony Mammon: Greed Belphegor: Sloth Satan (or Gaap): Wrath Leviathan: Envy Lucifer: Pride

    • Book: Faustus Faust (German for "fist") or Faustus (Latin for "auspicious" or "lucky") is the protagonist of a classic German legend in which a medieval scholar makes a pact with the Devil. A story made most famous by Goethe's play of the same name.

    • Pride: Here's Johnny! Refering to the 1980 movie The Shining in which a man and his family go to an isolated hotel in the winter. After a while the father goes crazy. In one scene he breaks down a door and screams "Here's Johnny!"

    • Dean: Candygram! Referencing the Saturday Night Live skit featuring Chevy Chase as the Land Shark. The Land Shark snuck up on unsuspecting victims by knocking on the door and getting them to open up with unlikely ruses.

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