Phantom Traveler re-watch, or, as I like to call it: Demons, lol!
Ok first of all the demon is some weird-ass pixel cloud that enters people’s eyes
Also Jensen has his baby non-gravelly pre-hell voice which is adorable
AND THEN they talk to a witness and he tells them that he saw a guy with black eyes and they’re like “?!??!?!?! BLACK EYES WHAT COULD THAT POSSIBLY MEAN BLACK EYES HUH HOW RARE AND UNSUAL AND SOMETHING WE ARE COMPLETELY UNFAMILIAR WITH!!!! WHAT COULD BLACK EYES POSSIBLY MEAN”
AND THEN THEY FUCKING FIND SULFUR ON THE WRECK OF THE PLANE and they’re like “WOW FIRST BLACK EYES AND THEN SULFUR THIS JUST GETS STRANGER BY THE MINUTE”
And when they finally figure out that it might be a demon they’re so SHOCKED because it’s a demon that actually DOES SHIT. Direct quote:
"But this goes way beyond floating over a bed, barfing pea soup. I mean, it’s one thing to possess a person, but to use him to take down an entire airplane?" "You ever heard of something like this before?" "Never."
OH MY BABIES
OH MY POOR BABIES
YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU HAVE IN STORE
AND THEN DEAN SAYS: "I don’t know man, this isn’t our usual gig."
DEMONS ARE NOT THEIR USUAL GIG
(even though I don’t think Crowley’s a demon but HEY THAT’S A POST FOR ANOTHER TIME)
He also says that “demons don’t want anything, just death and destruction for its own sake”.
Demons: no ulterior motives whatsoever
Also there are demons that cause specific types of natural and man-made disasters. Which is, you know, something that is TOTALLY FOLLOWED UP ON IN LATER SEASONS
Also apparently demons look for people who are emotionally vulnerable so they can “worm through” that “chink in the armor”. Which is also TOTALLY FOLLOWED UP ON IN LATER SEASONS
AND THEIR WAY OF TESTING FOR DEMONIC POSSESSION IS TO SAY “CHRISTO" AND TO SEE IF THE PERSON FLINCHES
JUST SAYING “CHRISTO”
Can you imagine if the Winchesters just walked around yelling CHRISTO at everyone they thought might be a demon they’d be saying it every 5 seconds
And apparently demons are MORE POWERFUL when they’re not possessing someone
Which just seems to be blatantly untrue because if that’s the case WHY AREN’T DEMON CLOUDS JUST RUNNING AROUND ALL THE TIME I AM CONFUSED
They also use EMF to track the demon which lol EMF is for ghosts??? But apparently it’s more multi-purpose than we are lead to believe
They also don’t know how to make a devil’s trap yet (WHAT A BUNCH OF N00BZ) so they just kind of tackle the demon to the floor? Also the demon speaks in this WEIRD ASS reverb voice that is NOT USED ON THE SHOW AGAIN
And then the demon fucking POSSESSES THE PLANE like what the HELL DEMONS CAN POSSESS TECHNOLOGY WHY DOES THAT NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN
Also the CGI of the plane is fucking AWFUL like a screencap doesn’t do it justice but man a show with a limited budget in the early 2000s really couldn’t do that much could it
OH YEAH and the demon somehow gets lightning bolted back to hell idk man idk don’t question these things
And then they go back to looking for their dad because remember the good old days when that was the most dramatic shit they had to deal with