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I Believe the Children Are Our Future 

Sam and Dean investigate a series of odd murders that strangely resemble fairy tales and urban legends. The brothers track down an 11-year-old boy named Jesse, and realize that whatever ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Wright
Coroner (as Keith Mackechnie)
Amber Greer
Chris Boyd ...
Mr. Jansen
Francine Jansen
Mr. Stanley
Joke Shop Owner
Christopher DeLisle ...
Little Girl's Father (as Christopher Delisle)
Little Girl
Tooth Fairy


Sam and Dean investigate a series of odd murders that strangely resemble fairy tales and urban legends. The brothers track down an 11-year-old boy named Jesse, and realize that whatever Jesse believes is coming true. Castiel appears again and tells Sam and Dean that Jesse is a serious threat and needs to be eliminated which deeply disturbs and divides them since it is against the Winchester brothers' custom of killing a human. Written by Anonymous

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15 October 2009 (USA)  »

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The title of this episode is the first verse of the Whitney Houston classic "Greatest Love of All" (1985). See more »


When Sam and Dean figure out that all the strange phenomena are happening within a two-mile radius, Dean asks "Our motel isn't in that circle by any chance?" Sam replies "Yeah, why?" as if nothing odd has happened in the hotel room. But they already tested the buzzer on the ham in their motel room, which cooked, so Sam shouldn't be surprised that the motel is within the circle. See more »


Dean Winchester: [after electrocuting a piece of pork with a Joy Buzzer] That'll do, Pig!
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References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »


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If you think this is the trickster, Think again!
5 December 2011 | by (Egypt) – See all my reviews

Last episode the boys agreed to start working as a team again and on equal ground. I'm glad that their problems are now some water under the bridge and that they are working together in sync and without any mutual resentment. And the great brotherly moments are indeed back. It was good to see Dean trying to ease the situation between Sam and Cas, I enjoyed seeing them pushing each other's buttons again, like when Dean tested out the joy buzzer on Sam (though it was extra careless of him but it was a classic Dean and Sam moment) and of course how can I not mention Dean eating a the ham all in one day?

After a series of bizarre actions, Sam and Dean meet Jesse, a nine year old whose believes come true. Cas reveals that Jesse in the "Anti Christ" (I know this was utterly stupid and pointless) and that Jesse is half human half daemon stronger than both and can take down angels. While Sam identifies with the boy, for having something evil inside him, and believes that if given the chance he can make the right decision. The long anticipated showdown between Sam and Cas comes into action when Cas tells Sammy that he is not willing to take chances again since Sam didn't make the right decision before and Cas tries to kill Jesse. However Jesse could freeze Cas into a toy just before the boys could reach his place. Initially Dean tries to hide the truth from Jesse making him believe he is a Superman like boy and that they are going to take him to a special camp for training but they are interrupted by the boy's daemonic mother.

It's good to see Sam back to his caring sympathetic nature, he is not willing to hurt an innocent boy and I liked seeing Dean backing his play. It was also good to see Sam reaching out to Jesse and comes clean with him in pure honesty. Cas on the other side was surprisingly heartless. The soap angels is obviously confused as Dean put it, he is alone now with no orders to guide him and he must figure out how to manage on his own but he is stumbling a long the way. Dean was always good with children and his protective nature wanted to keep Jesse from the ugly truth.

The idea of the "Anti Christ" was good but a wasted opportunity on this show and I thought Jesse was too mature for a nine year old. If I was his age and I find strangers in my house telling me crazy things I would freak out myself but Jesse took it out with unbelievable maturity and calmness. However Gattlin Griffith was a good choice and I would like to see him again.

Applaud for the casting team for casting Ever Carradine. She was the star of this show, moving smoothly from the weak, terrified and traumatized Julia to the powerful ruthless daemon.

Finally, How was a low level daemon able to pin Sam to the wall again? I know he lost his daemonic blood powers but are we supposed to believe all his powers are gone? I mean Lillith on the season three finale was powerless to him long before the daemon blood factor was even an idea. Also on the season four finale, Lucifer told Azazel to find him a special child, so I suppose Sam had initially some powers of his own and Ruby told him that it was in him all the time even without the daemon blood. Or is Sam unconsciously blocking these powers again out of fear like the first three seasons?

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