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|download= [http://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/i-believe-children-are-our/id329061978?i=336268543 iTunes], [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002T3TXG8 Amazon.com]
 
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|outline= A young boy connected to mysterious deaths and injuries is revealed as important in the [[Apocalypse]].
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|outline= A young boy connected to mysterious deaths and injuries is revealed to have an important role in the [[Apocalypse]].
|motw= [[Jesse Turner|Antichrist]]<br>[[Demons]]
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|motw= [[Antichrist]]<br>[[Demons]]<br>[[Tooth Fairy]]
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|location= Alliance, Nebraska<br>Elk Creek, Nebraska
 
|location= Alliance, Nebraska<br>Elk Creek, Nebraska
 
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|prevep= 5.05 Fallen Idols
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|nextep= 5.07 The Curious Case of Dean Winchester
 
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In Alliance, Nebraska, people are being killed by practical joke devices such as itching powder and joy buzzers. 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 Turner]] is the reason for all of this. Everything he believes becomes reality.  
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In Alliance, Nebraska, people are being killed by practical joke devices such as itching powder (which causes a girl to scratch her brains out) and joy buzzers (which electrocutes a man). On top of that, a very odd looking [[Tooth Fairy]] extracts a man's teeth, a bunch of kids end up with stomach ulcers from mixing Pop Rocks and Coke, and Dean ends up with a hairy palm. It turns out that an eleven-year-old boy named [[Jesse Turner]] 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. They visit his biological mother, [[Julia Wright]], 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 [[cambion]]/[[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.  
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After searching his birth records, [[Sam]] and [[Dean]] find out that the boy was adopted. They visit his biological mother, [[Julia Wright]], 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 a [[Cambion]]/[[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.  
  
 
Despite Castiel's reservations, 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, [[Julia Wright!Demon|the demon]] that 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.
 
Despite Castiel's reservations, 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, [[Julia Wright!Demon|the demon]] that 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.
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* [[Julia Wright!Demon]]
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* [[Aliases]]
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* [[Angel Lore]]
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* [[Antichrist]]
 
* [[Antichrist]]
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* [[The Bible]]
 
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* [[Cambion]]
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'''Dean:''' What's up with toothless? Cavity creeps get ahold of him?<br>
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'''Sam:''' Five foot ten, three hundred fifty pounds, wings, and a pink tutu. Said it was the Tooth Fairy.<br>
'''Sam:''' Yeah, close. He wrote up a description. 5'10", 250 pounds, wings and a pink tutu. Said it was the tooth fairy.<br>
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'''Dean:''' So he's obviously whacked out on painkillers.
'''Dean:''' So he's obviously whacked out on painkillers.<br>
 
'''Sam:''' Maybe. Whatever it was got past locked doors and windows without triggering the alarm.<br>
 
'''Dean:''' Come on, the tooth fairy?<br>
 
'''Sam:''' And it left 32 quarters underneath his pillow. One for each tooth.
 
 
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'''Sam:''' Okay, so whatever's doing this is reshaping reality. Has the powers of a god, or a Trickster.<br>
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'''Dean:''' Well, I will see your crazy and raise you some. There's a couple of kids upstairs with stomach ulcers—say they got it from mixing Pop Rocks and Coke. Another guy...his face... froze that way.<br>
'''Dean:''' And the sense of humor of a nine year old.<br>
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'''Sam:''' What way?<br>
'''Sam:''' Or you.<br>
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'''Dean:''' He, uh, held it too long, and it—it stuck. They're flying in a plastic surgeon.
 
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'''Sam:''' Dude, seriously. Still with the ham?<br>
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'''Dean:''' Maybe that's the connection. The Tooth Fairy, the Pop Rocks and Coke, the joy buzzer that shocks you—they're all lies that kids believe.<br>
'''Dean:''' We don't have a fridge!
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'''Sam:''' And now they're coming true. Okay, so whatever's doing this is—is reshaping reality. It has the powers of a god. Or of a trickster.<br>
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'''Dean:''' Yeah, with the sense of humor of a nine-year-old.<br>
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'''Sam:''' Or you.
 
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'''Sam:''' (on seeing Dean's hairy palm) Oh, dude, that's not what I think it is, is it?<br>
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'''Sam:''' That's not what I think it is, is it?<br>
'''Dean:''' I got bored. That nurse was hot.<br>
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''[sees Dean's hairy palm]''<br>
'''Sam:''' You know you can go blind from that too. <br>
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'''Dean:''' I got bored. That nurse was hot.
 
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'''Sam:''' So we tell him the truth. You say Jesse's destined to go darkside - fine. But he hasn't yet. So if we lay it all out for him - what he is, the Apocalypse, everything - he might make the right choice.<br>
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'''Julia:''' The night the baby was born, I was alone. And the pain was—the pain was overwhelming. I, I screamed, and it came out a laugh, because the demon was happy. It used my body to give birth to a child. When it was over, something changed. Maybe the—the demon was tired or if the pain helped me fight it, but... Somehow, I took control. And the demon wailed inside me. It pounded against my skull. I thought my head was gonna explode. But I knew. I knew what I had to do. And when I was alone with the baby... A part of me...part of me wanted to kill it. But, God help me, I couldn't do that. So, I put it up for adoption, and I ran.
'''Castiel:''' You didn't. And I can't take that chance.<br>
 
 
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'''Dean:''' Yeah. You know, I'm starting to get why parents lie to their kids. You know, you want 'em to believe that the worst thing out there is mixing pop rocks and coke. Protect 'em from the real evil. You want 'em going to bed feeling safe. And if that means lying to them, so be it. The more I think about it, the more I wish Dad had lied to us.<br>
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'''Castiel:''' This child is half demon and half human, but it's far more powerful than either. Other cultures call this hybrid cambion or katako. You know him as the Antichrist.
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'''Sam:''' Anyway, I don't get it. Jesse is the Devil's son?<br>
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'''Castiel:''' No, of course not. Your Bible gets more wrong than it does right. The Antichrist is not Lucifer's child. It's just demon spawn. But it is one of the Devil's greatest weapons in the war against Heaven.
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'''Castiel:''' With Lucifer risen, this child grows strong. Soon, he will do more than just make a few toys come to life—something that will draw the demons to him. The demons will find this child. Lucifer will twist this boy to his purpose. And then, with a word, this child will destroy the Host of Heaven.<br>
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'''Dean:''' Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait. You're saying that—that Jesse's gonna nuke the angels?
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'''Sam:''' You can go with her if you want. I can't stop you. No one can. But if you do... millions of people will die.<br>
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'''Jesse:''' She said I was half-demon. Is that true?<br>
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'''Sam:''' Yes. But you're half-human, too. You can do the right thing. You've got choices, Jesse. But if you make the wrong ones, it'll haunt you for the rest of your life.<br>
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'''Jesse:''' Why are you telling me this?!<br>
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'''Sam:''' Because I have to believe someone can make the right choice, even if I couldn't.
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'''Dean:''' You know, we destroyed that kid's life by telling him the truth.<br>
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'''Sam:''' We didn't have a choice, Dean.<br>
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'''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.<br>
 
'''Sam:''' Yeah, me too.
 
'''Sam:''' Yeah, me too.
 
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'''Sam:''' Hit it, Mr. Wizard.<br>
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* [https://twitter.com/therealKripke/status/697860861847687168 According to Kripke], Jesse was inspired by the character of Adam from [[Neil Gaiman]] and Terry Pratchett's book Good Omens.}}
:''Mr. Wizard aka [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr_wizard Don Herbert] hosted children's science programs on TV.''
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The babysitter Amber is watching the 1983 horror film ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cujo_(film) Cujo]'', about a rabid St. Bernard which was also produced by [[Robert Singer]].
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'''Doctor:''' Pick your acronym—OCD, PCP. It all spells crazy.
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:''OCD stands for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsessive%E2%80%93compulsive_disorder obsessive–compulsive disorder.] PCP is the initialized name for the dissociative drug [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phencyclidine phencyclidine.]
 
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'''Dean:''' I had some pretty bad babysitters. Like Ms. Chancy. She only cared about two things: Dynasty, and bedtime. <br>
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'''Dean:''' Yeah, most of my babysitters sucked. Especially Ms. Chancey, she only cared about two things: Dynasty and bedtime.
 
:''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynasty_(TV_series) Dynasty] was an '80s soap opera about the Carringtons, a wealthy Colorado oil family.''
 
:''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynasty_(TV_series) Dynasty] was an '80s soap opera about the Carringtons, a wealthy Colorado oil family.''
 
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'''Dean:''' That'll do, pig.<br>
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The owner of the joke shop is wearing a shirt with a picture of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siegfried_and_roy Siegfried and Roy] on it.
:''A line from the Australian movie ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babe_%28film%29 Babe]'', about a pig that learns to be a sheepdog. In the final sheep trial, Babe gets a perfect score, and Farmer Hoggett says to him "That'll do, Pig. That'll do."''
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'''Dean:''' You ready?<br>
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'''Sam:''' Hit it, Mr. Wizard.
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:''Mr. Wizard aka [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr_wizard Don Herbert] hosted children's science programs on TV.''
 
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'''Dean:''' Cavity creeps get a hold of him?<br>
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'''Dean:''' That'll do, pig.
:''"Cavity Creeps" were the baddies in tooth decay, in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavity_Creeps#Cavity_Creeps_.28The_Commercial.29 Crest toothpaste] commercials in the '70s and '80s.''
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:''A line from the Australian movie [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babe_%28film%29 Babe], about a pig that learns to be a sheepdog. In the final sheep trial, Babe gets a perfect score, and Farmer Hoggett says to him "That'll do, Pig. That'll do."''
 
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'''Dean:''' Now I know who's turning this town into Willy Wonka's worst nightmare.<br>
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'''Conjurarium Owner:''' Kids come in. They don't buy much, but they're more than happy to break stuff. These days, all they care about are their iPhones and those kissing-vampire movies. The whole thing makes me just—
:''A reference to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willy_Wonka the character] created by Roald Dahl who runs a chocolate factory.''
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:''"Kissing-vampire movies" is a reference to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twilight_Saga_(film_series) Twilight franchise.]''
 
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'''Dean:''' Everything Jesse believes comes true. He thinks the Tooth Fairy looks like Belushi. <br>
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'''Dean:''' What's up with Toothless? Cavity creeps get ahold of him?
:''Dean likens the Tooth Fairy to actor [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Belushi John Belushi], who starred in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blues_Brothers_(film) The Blues Brothers] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Lampoon%27s_Animal_House Animal House]''
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:''"Cavity Creeps" were the baddies in tooth decay, in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavity_Creeps#Cavity_Creeps_.28The_Commercial.29 Crest toothpaste] commercials in the '70s and '80s.''
 
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Dean's hairy palm is a reference to the myth, long told to discourage "self abuse," that masturbation will cause hair to grow on the palms of their hands.
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Dean's hairy palm is a reference to the myth, long told to discourage "self abuse," that masturbation will cause hair to grow on the palms of one's hands.
 
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'''Jesse:''' Like the X-Men?<br>
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'''Dean:''' Besides, now we know who's turning this town into Willy Wonka's worst nightmare.
:''[http://marvel.com/universe/X-Men X-Men were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby] for Marvel Comics, featuring people with genetic mutations that resulted in them having super powers. Professor Xavier, the character in a wheelchair [[Bobby]] is compared to, runs a school to train young mutants to use their powers for good.''
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:''A reference to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willy_Wonka the character] created by Roald Dahl who runs a chocolate factory.''
 
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'''Dean:''' Agents Page and Plant, FBI.<br>
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'''Dean:''' Yeah. Everything Jesse believes comes true. He thinks the tooth fairy looks like Belushi, uh, joy buzzers really shock people, boom, that's what happens.
:''A reference to Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant.''
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:''Dean likens the Tooth Fairy to actor [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Belushi John Belushi], who starred in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blues_Brothers_(film) The Blues Brothers] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Lampoon%27s_Animal_House Animal House]''
 
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'''Dean:''' Well, if Jesse's a demonic howitzer, then what the hell's he doing in Nebraska?
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:''A [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howitzer howitzer] is a piece of artillery used to propel projectiles at relativity high trajectories.''  
 
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The owner of the joke shop is wearing a shirt with a picture of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siegfried_and_roy Siegfried and Roy] on it.
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'''Dean:''' Yeah. Yeah. I mean, who else could turn someone into a toy? You're Superman—minus the cape and the go-go boots. See, my—my partner and I, we work for a secret government agency. It's our job to find kids with special powers. In fact, we're here to take you to a hidden base in South Dakota, where you'll be trained to fight evil.<br>
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'''Jesse:''' Like the X-Men?
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:''[http://marvel.com/universe/X-Men X-Men were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby] for Marvel Comics, featuring people with genetic mutations that resulted in them having super powers. Professor Xavier, the character in a wheelchair [[Bobby]] is compared to, runs a school to train young mutants to use their powers for good.''
 
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In the joke shop, there is a poster for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Thurston Thurston the Great Magician]. The poster for young Charlie in [[4.12 Criss Angel Is a Douchebag]] when he was the Great Dessertini was based on this poster.
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In the joke shop, there is a poster for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Thurston Thurston the Great Magician.] The poster for young [[Charlie the Magician]] in [[4.12 Criss Angel Is a Douchebag]] when he was the Great Dessertini was based on this poster.
 
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* [http://spoilertv.blogspot.com/2009/08/supernatural-episode-506-i-believe.html Casting call incs plot and title spoilers] by spoiler tv
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* [http://spoilertv.blogspot.com/2009/08/supernatural-episode-506-i-believe.html Casting Call/Plot & Title Spoilers] by Spoiler TV
* [http://devotedfansnetwork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13932 Official description]
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* [http://devotedfansnetwork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13932 Official Synopsis]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9o437wX-B4 "Soon" promo] contains spoilers for 5.06, 5.07 and 5.08
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* [http://www.sfuniverse.com/2009/10/07/supernatural-the-children-are-our-future/ Promo Pics] by SFUniverse
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLCF1OD10jY Promo Clip: "Win or Lose"]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLCF1OD10jY Promo clip] "Win or Lose" - song is  "Gong" by Kickland and Wood
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9o437wX-B4 "Soon" Promo]
* [http://sn-mistress.livejournal.com/6555.html#cutid1 Fan report from watching filming] by sn-mistress
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* [http://sn-mistress.livejournal.com/6555.html#cutid1 Fan Report of Filming] by sn-mistress
* [http://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/59355.html Photos behind the scenes on Supernatural 5.06] by Bardicvoice
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* [http://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/59355.html Behind-the-Scenes Photos] by Bardicvoice
 
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==Episode Meta==
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*[https://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/59495.html 5.06 I Believe The Children Are Our Future: Once You’re In This Fight, You’re In It To The End] by bardicvoice (October 2009); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190816011142/http://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/59495.html archive link], [https://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/282901.html spn-heavymeta]
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*Bond, Silvia. 2009. Brotherly Brothers Being Brotherly: "I Believe the Children Are Our Future" Season 5, Episode 6. ''Pink Raygun'', October 20; [https://web.archive.org/web/20120326112136/http://www.pinkraygun.com/2009/10/20/supernatural-i-believe-the-children-are-our-future/ archive link], [https://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/282413.html spn-heavymeta]
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*Chan, Suzette. 2009. [http://www.sequentialtart.com/article.php?id=1572 Supernatural Talk: Tarts talk about Supernatural 5.06 I Believe the Children Are Our Future]. ''Sequential Tart'', December 14; [https://web.archive.org/web/20190404124206/http://www.sequentialtart.com/article.php?id=1572 archive link]
  
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Prom Pic 5-06.jpg
Title I Believe the Children Are Our Future
Episode # Season 5, Episode 6
First aired October 15, 2009
Directed by Charles Beeson
Written by Daniel Loflin
Andrew Dabb
On IMDB I Believe the Children Are Our Future
Outline A young boy connected to mysterious deaths and injuries is revealed to have an important role in the Apocalypse.
Monster Antichrist
Demons
Tooth Fairy
Timeline
Location(s) Alliance, Nebraska
Elk Creek, Nebraska
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Synopsis

In Alliance, Nebraska, people are being killed by practical joke devices such as itching powder (which causes a girl to scratch her brains out) and joy buzzers (which electrocutes a man). On top of that, a very odd looking Tooth Fairy extracts a man's teeth, a bunch of kids end up with stomach ulcers from mixing Pop Rocks and Coke, and Dean ends up with a hairy palm. It turns out that an eleven-year-old boy named Jesse Turner 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. They visit his biological mother, Julia Wright, 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 a Cambion/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.

Despite Castiel's reservations, 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 that 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.

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Sam: Five foot ten, three hundred fifty pounds, wings, and a pink tutu. Said it was the Tooth Fairy.
Dean: So he's obviously whacked out on painkillers.
Dean: Well, I will see your crazy and raise you some. There's a couple of kids upstairs with stomach ulcers—say they got it from mixing Pop Rocks and Coke. Another guy...his face... froze that way.

Sam: What way?

Dean: He, uh, held it too long, and it—it stuck. They're flying in a plastic surgeon.
Dean: Maybe that's the connection. The Tooth Fairy, the Pop Rocks and Coke, the joy buzzer that shocks you—they're all lies that kids believe.

Sam: And now they're coming true. Okay, so whatever's doing this is—is reshaping reality. It has the powers of a god. Or of a trickster.
Dean: Yeah, with the sense of humor of a nine-year-old.

Sam: Or you.
Sam: That's not what I think it is, is it?

[sees Dean's hairy palm]

Dean: I got bored. That nurse was hot.
Julia: The night the baby was born, I was alone. And the pain was—the pain was overwhelming. I, I screamed, and it came out a laugh, because the demon was happy. It used my body to give birth to a child. When it was over, something changed. Maybe the—the demon was tired or if the pain helped me fight it, but... Somehow, I took control. And the demon wailed inside me. It pounded against my skull. I thought my head was gonna explode. But I knew. I knew what I had to do. And when I was alone with the baby... A part of me...part of me wanted to kill it. But, God help me, I couldn't do that. So, I put it up for adoption, and I ran.
Castiel: This child is half demon and half human, but it's far more powerful than either. Other cultures call this hybrid cambion or katako. You know him as the Antichrist.
Sam: Anyway, I don't get it. Jesse is the Devil's son?
Castiel: No, of course not. Your Bible gets more wrong than it does right. The Antichrist is not Lucifer's child. It's just demon spawn. But it is one of the Devil's greatest weapons in the war against Heaven.
Castiel: With Lucifer risen, this child grows strong. Soon, he will do more than just make a few toys come to life—something that will draw the demons to him. The demons will find this child. Lucifer will twist this boy to his purpose. And then, with a word, this child will destroy the Host of Heaven.
Dean: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait. You're saying that—that Jesse's gonna nuke the angels?
Sam: You can go with her if you want. I can't stop you. No one can. But if you do... millions of people will die.

Jesse: She said I was half-demon. Is that true?
Sam: Yes. But you're half-human, too. You can do the right thing. You've got choices, Jesse. But if you make the wrong ones, it'll haunt you for the rest of your life.
Jesse: Why are you telling me this?!

Sam: Because I have to believe someone can make the right choice, even if I couldn't.
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.

Trivia & References

The title is a lyric from the Whitney Houston's "The Greatest Love of All."
* According to Kripke, Jesse was inspired by the character of Adam from Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's book Good Omens.
The babysitter Amber is watching the 1983 horror film Cujo, about a rabid St. Bernard which was also produced by Robert Singer.
Dean and Sam use the aliases "Agents Page and Plant," a reference to Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant.
Doctor: Pick your acronym—OCD, PCP. It all spells crazy.
OCD stands for obsessive–compulsive disorder. PCP is the initialized name for the dissociative drug phencyclidine.
Dean: Yeah, most of my babysitters sucked. Especially Ms. Chancey, she only cared about two things: Dynasty and bedtime.
Dynasty was an '80s soap opera about the Carringtons, a wealthy Colorado oil family.
The owner of the joke shop is wearing a shirt with a picture of Siegfried and Roy on it.
Dean: You ready?

Sam: Hit it, Mr. Wizard.

Mr. Wizard aka Don Herbert hosted children's science programs on TV.
Dean: That'll do, pig.
A line from the Australian movie Babe, about a pig that learns to be a sheepdog. In the final sheep trial, Babe gets a perfect score, and Farmer Hoggett says to him "That'll do, Pig. That'll do."
Conjurarium Owner: Kids come in. They don't buy much, but they're more than happy to break stuff. These days, all they care about are their iPhones and those kissing-vampire movies. The whole thing makes me just—
"Kissing-vampire movies" is a reference to the Twilight franchise.
Dean: What's up with Toothless? Cavity creeps get ahold of him?
"Cavity Creeps" were the baddies in tooth decay, in Crest toothpaste commercials in the '70s and '80s.
Dean's hairy palm is a reference to the myth, long told to discourage "self abuse," that masturbation will cause hair to grow on the palms of one's hands.
Dean: Besides, now we know who's turning this town into Willy Wonka's worst nightmare.
A reference to the character created by Roald Dahl who runs a chocolate factory.
Dean: Yeah. Everything Jesse believes comes true. He thinks the tooth fairy looks like Belushi, uh, joy buzzers really shock people, boom, that's what happens.
Dean likens the Tooth Fairy to actor John Belushi, who starred in The Blues Brothers and Animal House
Dean: Well, if Jesse's a demonic howitzer, then what the hell's he doing in Nebraska?
A howitzer is a piece of artillery used to propel projectiles at relativity high trajectories.
Dean: Yeah. Yeah. I mean, who else could turn someone into a toy? You're Superman—minus the cape and the go-go boots. See, my—my partner and I, we work for a secret government agency. It's our job to find kids with special powers. In fact, we're here to take you to a hidden base in South Dakota, where you'll be trained to fight evil.

Jesse: Like the X-Men?

X-Men were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics, featuring people with genetic mutations that resulted in them having super powers. Professor Xavier, the character in a wheelchair Bobby is compared to, runs a school to train young mutants to use their powers for good.

Minutiae

In the joke shop, there is a poster for Thurston the Great Magician. The poster for young Charlie the Magician in 4.12 Criss Angel Is a Douchebag when he was the Great Dessertini was based on this poster.

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