01. I find it interesting that this is the first the boys learn of demons and/or demon possession. The idea that at 26 and 22 respectively they're just NOW figuring out that demons possess people and how they're expelled and who they possess, etc when they've spent their LIVES as hunters. Granted, it's better than a bunch of painfully clunky exposition but STILL, in all the years they ran around the country with their dad THIS IS THE FIRST EVER DEMON THEY DEAL WITH?! Please.
03. Hunting demons is SRS BZNZ.
04. LITTLE BOY FACE.
05. After COMPLETELY forgetting the Copy Jack scene (the best part of which was DEAN-O SCOPING OUT THAT CHICK), I assumed the fake badges the boys use through out the series were made by professional Fake Badge Makers or something.
I think the best thing about Phantom Traveler are the all the facts we learn, the things the episode adds to the mythology of the show. Everything we know about demons begins here, with the smokey-bug-cloud and the black eyes and the need for the person to be emotionally weakened in order to be possessed, etc. Also, this ep really sets-up the idea of the boys living this nomadic existence - outside the law - done for the greater good. Living in motels, sleeping with knives, making fake IDs, wearing disguises, home-made EMF meters, all details that make their world seem real. Possible. How else could they do what they do?