5.06 I Believe the Children Are Our Future
|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|
|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.|
|Location(s)|| Alliance, Nebraska|
Elk Creek, Nebraska
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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 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.
Dean: So he's obviously whacked out on painkillers.
Sam: What way?
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.
[sees Dean's hairy palm]
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.
Dean: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait. You're saying that—that Jesse's gonna nuke the angels?
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: 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.
Trivia & References
- OCD stands for obsessive–compulsive disorder. PCP is the initialized name for the dissociative drug phencyclidine.
- Dynasty was an '80s soap opera about the Carringtons, a wealthy Colorado oil family.
Sam: Hit it, Mr. Wizard.
- Mr. Wizard aka Don Herbert hosted children's science programs on TV.
- A line from the 1995 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."
- "Kissing-vampire movies" is a reference to the Twilight franchise.
- "Cavity Creeps" were the baddies in tooth decay, in Crest toothpaste commercials in the '70s and '80s.
- A reference to the character created by Roald Dahl who runs a chocolate factory.
- Dean likens the Tooth Fairy to actor John Belushi, who starred in The Blues Brothers and Animal House.
- A howitzer is a piece of artillery used to propel projectiles at relativity high trajectories.
Jesse: Like the X-Men?
Dean: Exactly like the X-Men. In fact, the, uh, guy we're taking you to, he's even in a wheelchair.
- 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.
Sides, Scripts & Transcripts
- Promo Pics
- Promo Clip: "Win or Lose"
- Director's Cut Promo Clip
- Space TV Promo
- Fan Report of Filming by sn-mistress
- 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); archive link, spn-heavymeta
- Bond, Silvia. 2009. Brotherly Brothers Being Brotherly: "I Believe the Children Are Our Future" Season 5, Episode 6. Pink Raygun, October 20; archive link, spn-heavymeta
- Chan, Suzette. 2009. Supernatural Talk: Tarts talk about Supernatural 5.06 I Believe the Children Are Our Future. Sequential Tart, December 14; archive link