|Title||I Believe the Children Are Our Future|
|Airdate||October 15, 2009|
|Written by|| Andrew Dabb|
|Directed by||Charles Beeson|
|Guests|| Gattlin Griffith|
|Previous episode||Fallen Idols|
|Next episode||The Curious Case of Dean Winchester|
|Episode list||Season 5|
Eleven-year old Jesse believes in fairy tales and urban legends. And whatever he believes in comes true. Bad news for innocent victims. But the boys figure Jesse's parentage has something to do with his powers.
In Alliance, Nebraska, people are being killed by practical joke devices such as itching powder killing a babysitter, and people getting fried by joybuzzers. On top of that, a very odd looking Tooth Fairy extracts a man's teeth. It turns out that an eleven-year-old boy named Jesse is the reason for all of this. Everything he believes becomes reality. After searching his birth records, Sam and Dean find out that the boy was adopted, so they visit his biological mother, who lives across the state. She tells the brothers that she got pregnant from a demon possessing her and gave up her child for adoption after giving birth to him. Castiel informs the Winchesters that Jesse is an Antichrist, a being half human, half demon, imbued with essentially unlimited powers. Therefore, an Antichrist could be Lucifer's special weapon in the war against Heaven and, as a serious threat, needs to be eliminated. However, Sam and Dean believe that Jesse won't turn evil if he's taken somewhere safe.
When they try to convince Jesse to come with them, the demon which conceived him interferes and pins them to the wall. It is again possessing Jesse's biological mother. After listening to the demon, Jesse renders it unable to speak in order to hear what Sam has to say. Sam tells Jesse that he has a choice and that it will haunt him forever if he makes the wrong decision. After that, Jesse exorcises the demon from his mother. Pretending he wants to say goodbye to his adoptive parents, he goes upstairs and vanishes into thin air, protected by his powers, which make it impossible to track him down.
Major Characters Edit
Featured Supernatural BeingsEdit
- Antagonist: Julia Wright's demon
- Referencing the lyrics from Greatest Love of All (Michael Masser, Linda Creed, 1977), best known as a top 100 song when covered by Whitney Houston in 1986 as part of her album Whitney Houston.
- When trying to convince Jesse to come with them, Dean references a secret base in South Dakota. This may be a nod to the show "Warehouse 13," which had just launced a couple months before the episode aired and featured actors that had previously appeared on Supernatural. The show is centered around a secret base located in South Dakota - the warehouse of the title - that contains items and people with supernatural properties.
- Dean makes a refernece to Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka when he says : "Besides, now we know who's turning this town into Willy Wonka's worst nightmare."
- The Tooth Fairy is portrayed by Mark Acheson, who later returns to portray Hansel in season 10 episode About a Boy.
- Dean: You know, we destroyed that kid's life by telling him the truth.
Sam: We didn't have a choice, Dean.
Dean: Yeah. You know, I'm starting to get why parents lie to their kids. You want them to believe that the worst thing out there is mixing Pop Rocks and Coke—protect them from the real evil. You want them going to bed feeling safe. If that means lying to them, so be it. The more I think about it...the more I wish Dad had lied to us.
Sam: Yeah, me too.
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