Supernatural: Season 6, Episode 3

The Third Man (8 Oct. 2010)

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Sam calls Dean and asks him to head to Easter, Pennsylvania, to investigate the mysterious and gory death of two police officers. They visit the police officer Toby Grey that had witnessed ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Aaron Birch
Officer Ed Colfax
Angel #1
Darren Bennett ...
Angel #2
Tom Pickett ...
Darrell Birch
Officer Gerald Hatch
Marc Baur ...
Officer Toby Grey (as Mark Baur)


Sam calls Dean and asks him to head to Easter, Pennsylvania, to investigate the mysterious and gory death of two police officers. They visit the police officer Toby Grey that had witnessed the death of his partner and they learn that the three police officers had killed a teenager and planted a gun to justify their action. Then Toby dies in front of the Winchester brothers. They summon Castiel and they learn that the police officers were killed by Moses' staff. Further, Castiel tells that Heaven is chaotic and several lethal weapons have been stolen. They visit the family of the deceased teenager and they discover that his little brother has sold his soul to an angel; in return, he received part of the staff that he used to kill the officers. Further Castiel discovers the identity of the person responsible for the tragedy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Dean, Cas, and Sam are hunting for the Staff of Moses. The child that had part of it was named Aaron. In the Bible, Moses' brother was called Aaron. See more »


While at the morgue, Dean reads that the officer had boils inside his body - in his airways - something that would only be known after an autopsy. The body had just been brought in and there was no incision on the chest as is done with an autopsy. See more »


Castiel: What... is all this? What are you doing?
Balthazar: Whatever I want. This morning I had a ménage à... What's French for twelve?
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References The Third Man (1949) See more »

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Awful second half
9 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So here's what's wrong with this episode, and what will eventually kill the series. We start off with a bang as three police officers die incredibly gory deaths. Turns out someone has put a hex on the three, and Sam and Dean are in town to check things out. So far, so good. The hex is caused by misuse of Moses' staff, which has been stolen by an angel, and Sam and Dean must retrieve the staff just as if they were in an episode of Warehouse 13 or Friday the 13th - The TV series. From there, it's all downhill, as we find out is heaven is still at war. The rest of the episode is dull stuff with Castiel (who was OK for a story arc but not as a recurring character) has words with some other angels, and fights breakout. Dull, dull, dull. The thing that killed GHOST WHISPERER was an increasingly maudlin tone and the overuse of Hewitt's real-life beau in a recurring role as a college prof. The poor guy couldn't act his way out of a paper bag, and this plus the maudlin stuff eventually did in GW. The overuse of heavenly wars, and Castiel himself will kill SUPERNATURAL. But then, the show has been on for six seasons. And as much as I'd like to see it go another six, the writers have hit bottom for plots. We watched THE X-FILEs die a painful death in its last two or three seasons. Now we apparently have to witness the same for SUPERNATURAL. It is a real shame.

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