The episode opens with a woman in the shower. A teen boy is watching her, and when she sees him, she completely freaks out.
Sam and Dean are having a conversation about what Uriel said. Dean keeps telling Sam he doesn’t remember anything about Hell and he doesn’t know why Uriel told Sam otherwise. Sam then finds a case of a spirit haunting a women’s shower.
Sam interviews the woman, who says the ghost may or may not have pushed her down the stairs, then he helped her up and said, ‘Please, don’t tell my mom’. Sam determines she’s probably crazy and meets Dean at the health center, where he found no signs of the supernatural in the showers, or anywhere else. The newspaper he’s reading when Sam shows up has a front page story about a local lottery winner.
The brothers hear fighting and an irate man is insisting to a policeman that he saw Big Foot. Sam and Dean come up behind him and find out where it happened. When they get there, they actually see giant footprints in the dirt.
Someone has broken into a liquor store right next to the footprints. Sam points out that the Big Foot took the whole rack of porn magazines.
As the brothers are sitting, puzzling about what could be happening, a little girl rides by on a bicycle and drop a porn magazine, Busty Asian Beauties. She then leaves a box with alcohol and more porn in a box with a paper reading ‘sorry’. They go to the little girl’s house and before they can really ask about big foot, she knows and asks if he’s okay. She tells them it’s her teddy bear and that she thinks he’s sick.
Audrey takes the brothers to her teddy bear, who is, in fact, alive. Audrey tells them that her teddy bear came alive when she wished it.
They go to the wishing well and Dean tries making a wish to see if it works. A guy immediately walks in with a sandwich delivery, which was exactly what Dean wished for. They tell the restaurant they are inspectors from the heath department and shut down the restaurant where the wishing well is located. They empty it and find an old coin that is stuck to the bottom of the well. Sam makes a paper rubbing of the design on the coin and tells Dean to go investigate because he has just had a thought.
Sam goes to the health resort and finds the young teenage boy from the beginning. It turns out he threw the coin in the fountain and wished to be invisible so he could spy on women in the shower. (A little pervert in the making…)
Meanwhile, Dean starts having stomach problems from the sandwich and he realizes that the wishes go bad. Dean also found out that the coin is Babylonian, and cursed. The wishes create chaos. All the wishes create chaos, and the only way to stop it is to find the first wisher.
The teddy bear commits suicide, but being magical, it doesn’t work.
Dean finds an engagement announcement in the paper that lists the engagement as a surprise. The brothers figure it’s a good lead, and we then see the couple, and the woman is acting like a crazy step ford person, the negative result of the wish. It turns out the man, Wes, is a coin collector. They make Wes go to the well and remove the coin to undo all of the wishes, which is a good thing because Hope showed up and wished Sam dead.
Sam calls Dean out for lying about remembering Hell. Dean still denies it until the last scene, when he tells Sam he shouldn’t have lied to him, but tells him he isn’t going to talk about it because Sam wouldn’t understand and Dean couldn’t make him understand.
Story & Character Analysis:
Dean is still having nightmares about his time in Hell. This leads to Sam bringing it up again, and while it doesn’t go well initially, well, it still doesn’t go well even when Dean admits he remembers. Sam wants to help, but there is no way he can, and it’s another wedge between the brothers. Sam is still working with Evil, Ruby, and Dean is still working with Good, Castiel, and that basically represents their relationship at this point.
Mostly, the character analysis for this episode deserves to focus on the suicidal teddy bear, because that was amazing. But there was also Sam and Dean, and it’s interesting to see how, even though he was in Hell, Dean is maintaining his new outlook. His experimental wish is a sandwich. When he asks Sam what he would wish for, it goes dark, as Sam says he wants Lilith’s head on a platter. There’s also the part when they’re in the car with Wes, and Wes thinks they have it so easy, and both brothers insist that they’re miserable, and they almost take pride in it, in a way only someone who feels trapped in something can, because if you have to be stuck and miserable, you at least want to own it and get credit for your suffering.
The expressions on Sam and Dean’s face when the see the alive teddy bear. Also, the fact that the teddy bear is severely depressive.
The expressions on Sam and Dean’s face when Hope is kissing Wes.
Dean wishes for a sandwich. Later, when the sandwich makes him sick, he appears to go from throwing up to drinking a beer. Ew. But maybe it’s a ginger ale, as they usually drink beer out of a bottle.
Impersonations of the Week:
There is the old standard, the F.B.I., and then there is the moment when the brothers pose a ‘teddy bear doctors’. They are also health inspectors, floral arrangers
Death of the Week:
Sam dies because Hope makes a wish that he would die so he couldn’t make Wes take away their love.
Pop Culture References:
Forrest Gump, David Duchovny, Michael Jackson, David Hasselhoff, Spiderman
State of the Week:
“Women. Showers. We gotta save these people.” – Dean
“So, what are you calling your book?”
“Well, the working title is Supernatural. Yeah, I’ve been crossing the country, gathering steers like yours.” – Sam
“Kind of got the feeling back there that ‘crazy’ pushed Mrs. Armstrong down the stairs.” – Sam
“I got to tell you, I’m pretty disappointed.” – Dean
“You wanted to save naked women.” – Sam
“Damn right I wanted to save some naked women.” – Dean
“There’s a big foot here and he’s a son of a bitch!” –
“Wow. Really. Cause we are teddy bear doctors.” – Dean
“I don’t want some giant, flaming, pissed off teddy on our hands.” – Dean
“Sir, I don’t want to slap you with a 44/16, but I will.” – Sam
“Don’t worry, ma’am. I’m with the health department.” – Sam
“The wishes turn bad, Sam. The wishes turn very bad.” – Dean
“You ask for a talking teddy-” – Sam
“-You get a bipolar nut job.” – Dean
“We are miserable.” – Dean
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