Supernatural: Season 1, Episode 18

Something Wicked (6 Apr. 2006)

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Sam and Dean investigate a small town in Wisconsin where children are falling into comas for no apparent reason. The brothers discover that a witch is creeping into the bedrooms of the ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
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Jeannie Epper ...
The Shtriga
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Young Mother
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Sam and Dean investigate a small town in Wisconsin where children are falling into comas for no apparent reason. The brothers discover that a witch is creeping into the bedrooms of the children and stealing their "life force." While battling the witch, Dean recalls a past mistake that almost cost Sam his life at the hands of the very same witch, an event which has fueled Dean's protectiveness over Sam and his blind obedience to his father. Written by Anonymous

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Ogdenville, Brockway, and North Haverbrook are names of towns that Sam mentions as locations where the Shtriga has attacked. These are fictional towns where Lyle Lanley conned the inhabitants into paying him to build a monorail in The Simpsons (1989) "Marge v. the Monorail". See more »


There is no Fort Douglas, WI, despite the other towns, such as Black River Falls and Fitchburg, being real places. There is, however, a Camp Douglas and Fort McCoy located directly near each other and often mistaken for each other. See more »


Sam Winchester: So what the hell is a Shtriga?
Dean Winchester: It's... kinda like a witch I think. I don't know much about 'em.
Sam Winchester: Well I've never heard of it. And it's not in Dad's journal.
Dean Winchester: Dad hunted one in Fort Douglas Wisconsin about sixteen-seventeen years ago. You were there, you don't remember?
Sam Winchester: No.
Dean Winchester: I guess he caught wind that the thing's in Fitchburg now and kicked us the coordinates.
Sam Winchester: So wait, this...
Dean Winchester: Shtriga.
Sam Winchester: Right. You think it's the same one Dad hunted before.
Dean Winchester: Yeah, maybe.
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Brothers against Evil: Wicked Witch of Wisconsin
10 May 2009 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Good old-fashioned spooky and atmospheric installment in the wondrously entertaining first season of the show "Supernatural", this episode "Something Wicked" revolves on a witch-like demon – called the Shtriga – that feeds on the vitality and life-force of children and wipes out the youthful community of a small American town every ten years. It looks as if the children are stricken with an outbreak of a pneumonia epidemic, but in reality they're slowly dying from the inside. It is Sam & Dean's own father who lead the brothers to the Shtriga's new playground in a small Wisconsin town, as he knows that Dean has an old and personal score to settle with this demonic creature. This episode finds the ideal balance between creepy monster mayhem and the fascinating background of the Winchester family. The Shtriga witch looks reasonably menacing, dressed in an ugly brown monk outfit and wrinkly skin, the ambiance is thoroughly sinister and the dialogs once again contain fantastic moments of black comedy.

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