A fraternity boy is killed while on a date with the local preacher's daughter, found hanging, upside-down, over his truck on 9 Mile Road. Sam and Dean assess that it's the Hook Man, haunting the daughter. Wackiness ensues.
Facts & Figures.
1862 - Jakob Carnes, a local preacher kills 13 prostitutes in protest of Red Light District. Some are found in their beds, others hanging from trees as a warning.
1932 - A local clergyman is arrested for murder, he was preaching against immorality.
1967 - Seminarian held for role in Hippie Massacre, was a vocal opponent of immorality.
2005 Body Count:
Rich - Fraternity Brother, Lori's date - killed on 9 Mile Road, first body
Taylor - Sorority Sister, Lori's roommate - killed in bed "Aren't you glad you didn't turn on the lights" carved next to her bed, then gone over in blood
Rev. Sorensen - Lori's father - almost killed in rectory
Lori - Almost killed in church
Eastern Iowa University, Ankeny, Iowa
Monster of the Week.
The Hookman: the spirit of Rev. Jakob Carnes, who preached against immorality and the Red Light District. Incarcerated until hanging after murdering 13 prostitutes on 9 Mile Road. Earlier, he'd lost a hand in an accident, and had it replaced with a hook. This became the murder weapon. He's now a poltergeist, haunting those who live in the rectory, carrying out their subconscious morality plays. His power comes not only from his bones, but from his hook.
The matter of killing him is complicated by the fact that he was buried in an unmarked (but for the symbol on his hook) grave, and his hook was donated to St. Barnabas Church, his parish, and re-forged.
Carves things in surfaces near him before killing
Appears and disappears at will
Can be slowed down by rock salt
Has two sources of power: his bones and his hook
Haunts those who are vocally upset about local immorality and who live in the rectory/are connected to his hook (i.e., Lori's cross)
Leaves behind "ozone" smell
No Demon activity this week.
Horror Movie Clichés.
Carving of metal to scare victims.
Boy goes to "investigate" and is killed.
Girls runs away, turns, screams.
Pop Culture References.
Reality Bites (part of Sorority Girls' Night In)
Ghostbusters ("Nice job, Dr. Venkeman.")
Matlock ("Saved your ass! I talked the Sheriff down to a fine - dude, I'm Matlock.")
Dean: Your, uh, half-caf-double-vanilla latte's getting cold over here, Frances.
Sam: Bite me.
Murph (purple guy): Do me a favor, get my back? Big game today.
Dean: He's the artist (gestures to Sam). The things he can do with a brush.
Dean: You missed a spot, just down on his back.
Dean (to Rev. Sorensen): Listen, uh, we're new in town and looking for a, uh, church group.
Librarian: Arrest records going back to 1851.
Dean: Thanks. (To Sam) This is how you spent four good years of your life?
Sam: Welcome to Higher Education.
Sam: That's pretty good. You and Dad think of this?
Dean: I told you: you don't have to be a college graduate to be a genius.
Dean: Dude, sorority girls. Think we'll see a naked pillow fight?
Dean: Man, you've been holding out on me - this whole college thing is awesome.
Sam: This wasn't really my experience.
Dean: Let me guess: library, studying, straight A's?
Dean: What a geek.
Dean (in grave): That's it; next time, I get to watch the cute girl's house.
Sign on the wall of the church: "Reaping with joy"
Strictly speaking, "aren't you glad you didn't turn on the lights" is a wholly different legend, set on college campuses with a small set of variations. (See Snopes for more info.)
First time we've seen Dean use the laptop.
Dean's Mix Tape.
06:18 Bang Your Head - Quiet Riot
38:52 Peace of Mind - Boston
Dean's ID Fraud.
Nothing specific, though they do pass themselves off as members of the Fraternity the first victim belonged to.
Sam's Laptop Decorations.
Same as ever - Skull, two filigrees (either side)