04x08 - Wishful Thinking

4.08 Wishful Thinking

Air Date: 6 November 2008

Teaser

INT. SHOWERS - NIGHT

A woman, CANDACE, is in the shower as a naked teenage boy watches. As CANDACE turns around, the boy disappears. She gets out of the shower and we see evidence of an invisible presence: a hand print appears on the glass and footprints appear on the ground.

CANDACE

Hello? Is anybody there?

CANDACE tosses a towel behind her and it gets suspended in the air, over the head of the invisible boy.

INVISIBLE PERVERT GUY

Um, hello? Mrs. Armstrong?

ACT ONE

INT. BAR - NIGHT

Sam and Dean are sitting at a table. Dean is downing shots.

Sam: It just doesn't make any sense, Dean. I mean, why would Uriel tell me you remembered Hell if you didn't?

Dean: Maybe because he's a dick. Might have something to do with it.

Sam: Maybe, but he's still an angel.

Dean: Yeah, an angel who was ready to level an entire town. Look, I don't know what --

CHEERFUL WAITER

Radical. What else can I get you guys?

Sam: Uh, I think we're good.

CHEERFUL WAITER

Yeah?

Sam: Yeah

CHEERFUL WAITER

You want to try a couple of fryer bombs? Or a chipotle chili changa?

Dean: No, no, we're -- we're still good.

CHEERFUL WAITER

Okay, awesome.

Dean: Sam, honestly, I have no idea why Uriel told you what he did, okay?

Sam: Right.

Dean: What?

Sam: Okay. Fine. Then look me in the eye and tell me you don't remember a thing from your time down under.

Dean: I don't remember a thing from my time down under. I don't remember, Sam!

Sam: Look, Dean, I just want to help.

Dean: You know everything I do. Okay? That's all there is.

CHEERFUL WAITER

Outstanding. Dessert time? Huh? Am I right?

Dean: Dude.

CHEERFUL WAITER

Listen, bros. You have got to try our ice cream extreme. It's extreme.

Sam: Uh, no extremities, please. Just the --

CHEERFUL WAITER

Check? All right, awesome.

Sam: Thanks.

Dean: All right, so, where do we go from here?

Sam: I'm not sure. Uh, looks like it's been pretty quiet lately. No signs of demon activity, no omens or portents I can see.

Dean: That's good news for once.

Sam: Yeah, just the typical smattering of crank UFO sightings and one possible vengeful spirit. Here, check this out. Uh... Up in Concrete, Washington, eyewitness reports of a ghost that's been haunting the showers of a women's health facility. [ Dean chokes with his beer ]The victim claims that the ghost threw her down a flight of stairs. I can see you're very interested.

Dean: Women, showers. We got to save these people.

EXT. CONCRETE STREET - DAY

Dean drops Sam off in front of Lucky Chin's Chinese Restaurant.

INT. CHINESE RESTAURANT - DAY

CANDACE

I'm not surprised the spirit world chose to make contact with me. I'm something of a... natural sensitive.

Sam: I can sense that about you, Candace, that whole... sensitive thing.

CANDACE

So, what did you say you're calling your book?

Sam: Oh, well, um... Well, the working title is... "Supernatural." Yeah, I've been crossing the country, gathering stories like yours. But, anyways, you were telling me about your encounter.

CANDACE

Yes. Well... [ sighs ]Once I saw the apparition, that's when I started to run.

Sam gets distracted by a couple kissing at another table

Sam: And you said the ghost chased you?

CANDACE

Not just that. It knew my name. It kept yelling, "Mrs. Armstrong! Mrs. Armstrong!" And that's when I hit the stairs and fell.

Sam: You fell? The ghost didn't push you?

CANDACE

Oh, I don't -- I don't know. I mean, I think it did. Maybe.

Sam: Did you feel like it meant to hurt you, like it was violent, or...

CANDACE

It was a ghost. I'm lucky to be alive. Anyway, I was at the bottom of the stairs, and that's when it got weird. [ Chuckles ]it helped me up.

Sam: Say again?

CANDACE

Yeah. It helped me up. And it kept saying over and over, "Please, don't tell my mom."

Sam: Yeah, that's weird.

EXT. FITNESS CENTER - DAY

Dean is reading the local newspaper on the stairs of the Fitness Center. The headline says: Local Man Wins $168M Lottery.

Sam: Well, you pick up anything?

Dean: No EMF in the shower or anywhere else. This house is clean.

Sam: Yeah. I'm not surprised. I kind of got the feeling back there that crazy pushed Mrs. Armstrong down the stairs.

Dean: I got to tell you, I'm pretty disappointed.

Sam: [ Exhales sharply ]You wanted to save naked women.

Dean: Damn right I wanted to save some naked women.

Sam Chuckles lightly.

Three bullies are chasing one boy.

BULLY Boy #1

Come on, guys, get him!

BULLY Boy #2

I got him! I got him!

Dean: Run, Forrest, run!

Sam: Sorry, Dean, but I don't think anything's going on around here.

A man is arguing with a police officer on the pier.

GUS

How the hell was I supposed to get a look at it? It grabbed me from behind and threw me into a tree!

Dean: Something's going on.

Police Officer: Yeah, okay, Gus. I understand you got shook up. Anyone would be. But don't you think it -- Don't you think it had to be a bear?

GUS

I know a damn bear track when I see one! This thing didn't leave bear tracks! Its feet were huge!

Police Officer: Now, Gus...

GUS

It was Bigfoot, Hal -- The Bigfoot!

Police Officer: Gus, you're not talking sense here.

GUS

There's a Bigfoot out there, damn it, and he's a son of a bitch!

Sam: Excuse us. FBI.

Police Officer: What?

Sam: Yes, sir. We're here about the... That.

Police Officer: About Bigfoot?

Sam: That's right. Sir, can you tell me exactly where this happened?

GUS

Yes, I can.

EXT. WOODS - DAY

Dean: What the hell's going on in this town? First there's a ghost that's not real, and now a Bigfoot sighting?

Sam: Well, every hunter worth his salt knows Bigfoot's a hoax.

Dean: Well, maybe somebody's pumping LSD into the town water supply.

Sam and Dean find huge tracks.

Dean: Okay. What do you suppose made that?

Sam: That, uh... is a big foot.

Dean: Okay.

They follow the tracks to the back of a liquor store that has been broken into.

INT. LIQUOR STORE - DAY

Dean: So, what -- Bigfoot breaks into a liquor store, jonesing for some hooch? Amaretto and Irish cream. He's a girl-drink drunk.

Dean helps himself to a bottle of something on the shelves, and puts it into his jacket pocket.

Sam: Hey. Check this out.

Dean: He took the whole porno rack? Well, I'll say it again. What the hell is going on in this town?

EXT. LIQUOR STORE - DAY

Sam and Dean sit down on a bench outside the store.

Dean: I got nothing.

Sam: It's got to be a joke, right? Some big-ass mother in a gorilla suit?

Dean: Or it's a Bigfoot. You know, and he's some kind of a alcoholo-porno addict. Kind of like a deep-woods Duchovny.

A girl on a bike passes Sam and Dean, and a Busty Asian Beauties magazine falls to the ground from the box on the bicycle.

Dean: A little young for busty Asian beauties.

The girl, AUDREY, drops off a box full of alcohol and p0rn, along with a "Sorry" note, at the back door of the liquor store. Sam and Dean follow her home.

EXT. AUDREY's HOUSE - DAY

Dean: What's this, like a "Harry and the Hendersons" deal?

AUDREY

Hello?

Sam: Hello! Um, could we... You know what? Are your parents home?

AUDREY

Nope.

Sam: No.

Dean: No. Um... Have you seen a really, really furry...

AUDREY

Is he in trouble?

Sam: No. [ Chuckling ]No, no, no. Not at all. We just -- We wanted to make sure he was okay.

Dean: Exactly.

AUDREY

He's my teddy bear. I think he's sick.

Dean: Wow. Uh... Amazing. 'Cause you know what? We... are, uh... teddy bear Doctors.

AUDREY

Really? Can you please take a look at him?

Sam: Sure.

Dean: Sure. Yeah.

INT. AUDREY's HOUSE - DAY

Sam and Dean follow AUDREY inside the house and upstairs.

AUDREY

He's in my bedroom. He's pretty grumpy. [ knocking on the door ]Teddy? There's some nice Doctors here to see you.

She opens the door to reveal a real, big and drunk teddy that is watching television.

TEDDY

Close the friggin' door!

AUDREY closes the door

AUDREY

See what I mean?

Sam and Dean look at each other.

ACT TWO

INT. AUDREY's HOUSE - DAY

AUDREY

All I ever wanted was a teddy which was big, real, and talked. But now he's sad all the time -- not "ouch" sad, but ouch-in-the-head sad -- says weird stuff, and smells like the bus.

Dean: Um, little girl...

AUDREY

Audrey!

Dean: Audrey. How exactly did your teddy become real?

AUDREY

I wished for it.

Sam: You wished for it?

AUDREY

At the wishing well.

Dean opens the bedroom door. TEDDY is watching the news on the TV.

TEDDY

Look at this. [ Chuckling ]You believe this crap?

Dean: Not really.

TEDDY

It is a terrible world. Why am I here?!

AUDREY

For tea parties!

TEDDY

Tea parties? Is that all there is? [ Guns firing on TV ]

Sam: Audrey, give us a second, okay? Okay. Are we... Should we... Uh, are we gonna kill this teddy bear?

Dean: How? Do we shoot it, burn it?

Sam: I don't know. Both?

Dean: How do we even know that's gonna work? I don't want some giant, flaming, pissed-off teddy on our hands.

Sam: Yeah. Besides, I get the feeling that the bear isn't really the, you know, core problem here. Audrey. Where are your parents?

AUDREY

My mom wished they were in Bali, so I think they're in Bali.

Sam: Okay, well... I'm really sorry to have to break this to you, but... your bear is sick. Yeah, he's -- he's got...

Dean: Lollipop disease.

Sam: Lollipop disease.

Dean: It's not uncommon for a bear his size. But, see, it's – it's really contagious.

Sam: Yeah, so, is there – is there someone, maybe a grown-up, that you can stay with while we treat him?

AUDREY

Mrs. Hurley lives down the street.

Dean: Perfect.

Sam: Good, yeah, good. Uh, we'd like you to stay there for a few days, okay?

AUDREY

Okay.

Dean: Oh, and, Audrey? Where is this wishing well?

INT. CHINESE RESTAURANT - DAY

A boy throws a coin into the fountain and leaves as Sam and Dean arrive.

Dean: Think it works?

Sam: Got a better explanation for teddy back there?

Dean: Well, there's one way to find out.

Sam: What are you gonna wish for?

Dean: Shh! [ throws a coin ]Not supposed to tell.

DELIVERY GUY

Somebody order a footlong Italian with jalapeño?

Dean: That'd be me.

Sam and Dean are sitting at a table and Dean is eating the sandwich.

Dean: I think it works, dude. That was pretty specific.

Sam: The teddy bear, the sandwich...

Dean: Mm. I'm guessing this. [ shows the newspaper article about the lottery winner ]

Sam: I'm guessing that. [ points out the couple at the next table ]

Dean: Well, that definitely goes on the list. What are we supposed to do, huh? Stop people's wishes from coming true? I mean, it sounds like kind of a douche-y thing to do.

Sam: Yeah, maybe. But come on, man. When has something like this ever come without a price tag? And usually a deadly one.

Dean: I don't know. It's a damn good sandwich. All right. Fine. We'll put a hold on the wishing till we figure out what's going on.

CHINESE WAITER

Uh, gentlemen, gentlemen. I'm sorry. We don't allow people to eat outside food here.

Dean: Well, I am certainly not gonna eat the inside food here. Health department. You, my friend, have a rat infestation. We're gonna have to shut this place down under emergency hazard code 56C.

CHINESE WAITER

Rats?!

The fountain has been drained. Dean is sweeping the coins.

Dean: Typical fountain, plaster Buddha. Nothing I can see.

CHINESE WAITER

Yes, nothing. We keep a clean place here.

Sam: Sir, I'm gonna have to ask you to leave during the preliminary investigation, okay? Thank you.

Dean: Oh, come on. Aren't you a little bit tempted? [ flips Sam a coin ]

Sam: [ Chuckles ]No. [ hands the coin back to Dean ]Wouldn't be real. I wouldn't trust it.

Dean: I don't know. That bear seemed pretty real.

Sam: Yeah.

Dean: Come on, if you could wish yourself back, you know, before it all started... Think about it. You'd be some big yuppie Lawyer with a nice car and a white picket fence.

Sam: Not what I'd wish for.

Dean: Seriously?

Sam: It's too late to go back to our old lives, Dean. I'm not that guy anymore.

Dean: All right, well, what, then? Hmm? What would Sammy wish for?

Sam: Lilith's head on a plate. Bloody.

Dean: Okay. What is that?

Sam: Some kind of old coin. I don't recognize the markings.

Dean: [ tries to pick it up ]Damn.

Sam: Lift with your legs.

Dean: Is that little mother welded on there? Huh.

Sam and Dean come back to the restaurant with a hammer and a crowbar.

CHINESE WAITER

Hey, hey, hey, what is this?! You are gonna break my fountain!

Sam: Sir, I don't want to slap you with a 44/16, but I will. [ The waiter leaves them alone ]All right, thanks.

Dean: Let me see that. I got an idea.

Dean tries to budge the coin from the fountain, but breaks the hammer.

CHINESE WAITER

Ho!

Dean: Damn!

Sam: Coin's magical.

Dean: Boy, I'd say. I think it's hoodoo that's protecting the well. I don't think we can desTroy this.

Sam traces the coin and gives the paper to Dean: Sam: All right, here. You got to look into this.

Dean: Where you going?

Sam: Something just occurred to me.

INT. SHOWERS - DAY

There is a blonde woman wearing only a towel and we see some wet footprints. Sam grabs the shoulder of the INVISIBLE PERVERT GUY and he appears, completely naked.

WOMEN

Aah!

INVISIBLE PERVERT GUY

What?

Sam: Don't worry, ma'am. I'm with the health department.

The woman leaves.

Sam: So, you can turn it on and off, huh?

INVISIBLE PERVERT GUY

How... how did you know that I was...

Sam: You actually walked up to a wishing well, dropped a dime, and wished to be invisible so you could spy on women in the shower?

INVISIBLE PERVERT GUY

N-No. No. N-No, no, no. That's crazy.

Sam: [ Exhales sharply ]Put on some pants. And stay visible.

INVISIBLE PERVERT GUY

O-- Okay.

EXT. STREET - DAY

TODD is chasing the bullies.

TODD

You better run!

TODD stops and turns around to confront Dean.

TODD

You got a problem, mister?

Dean: What? No.

Dean puts a hand to his stomach.

INT. MOTEL ROOM - DAY

Sam comes into the room and hears Dean being sick in the bathroom.

Sam: Dean? You all right?

Dean: [ Strained voice ]The wishes turn bad, Sam. The wishes turn very bad.

Sam: The sandwich, huh?

Dean: The coin was Babylonian. It's cursed. I found some fragments of a legend. [ looks unwell again ]I'm good. The, uh... the serpent is Tiamat, which is the, uh, Babylonian god of primordial chaos. I guess their, uh, priests were working some serious black magic.

Sam: They made the coin?

Dean: Yeah, to sow the seeds of chaos. Whoever tosses a coin in the wishing well, makes a wish, it turns on the well. Then it starts granting wishes to all comers.

Sam: But the wishes get twisted. You ask for a talking teddy...

Dean: You get a bipolar nut job.

Sam: And you get E. coli.

Dean: Mm. This thing has turned more than one town upside down over the centuries. It's even wiped a few off the map. I mean, one person gets their wish, it's trouble, but everybody gets their wish...

Sam: It's chaos.

Dean: Mm-hmm.

Sam: Any way to stop it?

Dean: Yeah. One way. We got to find the first wisher. Whoever dropped the coin in and made the first wish, they're the only ones who can pull it back out and reverse the wishes. So for now, we've got a couple of nutso dreams come true, but once the word gets out about the well, things are just gonna get crazier and crazier.

INT. AUDREY's HOUSE - NIGHT

A blackboard reads "Life is meaningless. Signed T. Bear." TEDDY is crying. He puts a shotgun in his mouth and pulls the trigger. Some of the stuffing blows away through a hole in his head but TEDDY is still alive.

TEDDY

Whyyyyyyy!


ACT THREE

INT. MOTEL ROOM.

Dean is asleep, having a nightmare about Hell, while Sam is awake doing some research.

Sam: Dean, wake up!

Dean: What? I'm up. What?

Sam: Sleep well?

Dean: Yeah. [ drinks from a whiskey bottle on the floor next to the bed ]Tan, rested, and ready.

Sam: Dean, come on, man. You think I can't see it?

Dean: See what?

Sam: The nightmares, the drinking. I'm with you 24/7. I know something's going on.

Dean: Sam, please.

Sam: Uriel wasn't lying, but you are. You remember Hell, don't you?

Dean: What do you want from me, huh? What?

Sam: The truth, Dean. I mean, I'm your brother. I just wish you'd talk to me.

Dean: Careful what you wish for.

Sam: Cute.

Dean: Come on, can we stow the couples therapy, huh? We're on a job. I want to work. What do you got? Please?

Dean reads a newspaper.

Sam: We got teddy bear, uh, lottery guy, invisible pervert guy. They all must have wished sometime in the last two weeks. But who wished first, and how are we supposed to know who else wished for what when?

Dean: Well, it helps when they announce it in the paper. Goes back a month.

Sam: Wesley Mondale and Ms. Hope Lynn Casey have announced their surprise engagement.

Dean: Ah, true love.

Sam: [ Chuckles ]Best lead we got.

INT. WESLEY's HOUSE - DAY

[ Mid-Tempo theme song playing on TV ]WES is sleeping in an armchair. HOPE comes in from the kitchen with a roast chicken on a plate.

HOPE

Wes, are you sleeping?

WES

Hmm? Oh, uh, no. No, no. I was just, um. I was just resting my eyes.

HOPE

[ Chuckles ]I thought you might want a snack.

WES

Oh. Oh, wow, Hope, you didn't have to do that.

HOPE

I wanted to. Well, no, I... I had to. Because I love you more than anything, lover.

WES

Yes. Um, Hope, sit down, okay?

HOPE

Yes, Wes.

WES

Um... Hope, uh, are you happy?

HOPE

I love you more than anything.

WES

I know. I know. And I love you. Very much. That's why I want you to start doing things that make... that made you happy before.

HOPE

Yes, Wes, I'll try to be happier. I'll start right away.

WES

No, no, no, that's not what I mean. I-I'm talk--

HOPE

Oh, Wes, please. [ Voice breaking ]Please don't be angry with me. You know, I'd just die, I'd just die, I'd die!

WES

No, no, no. Don't -- I'm -- I'm not angry. I'm not angry! No.

HOPE

Then let me make it up to you, Wes. Let me make it right.

WES

No, no, I'm -- I'm...

The doorbell rings.

HOPE

I'll get it. Wes! You didn't tell me that you called the florists for the wedding.

HOPE comes back, followed by Sam and Dean.

WES

Huh?

HOPE

You're the best! Mmm! Ah! I'm gonna go get my folders.

WES

Uh, o-- Okay.

Dean: Wesley, how's it going?

WES

It's "Wes... ss." Aren't you the guys from the health department?

Sam: Yeah. And florists on the side.

Dean: Plus FBI. And on Thursdays, we're teddy bear Doctors.

WES

Huh?

Dean: Doesn't matter who we are. What matters is what we know.

Sam: So, coin collector, huh, Wes?

WES

Oh. Yeah. My... grandfather gave them to me.

Dean: Did you happen to lose one of those coins lately? And by "lose," I mean drop into a wishing well at Lucky Chin's and make a wish on it?

WES

No, I -- I don't know what you're, uh, talking about.

HOPE comes back with lots of papers and folders.

HOPE

Okay, now. I have a lot of ideas, but, you know, we don't have all the money in the world. Wes is between jobs right now. Means more time for me. You know, I'm thinking a Japanese-y ikebana kind of thing.

Dean: Yes. I can see it.

Sam: Yeah. So, Hope, uh, tell us how you two lovebirds met.

HOPE

Oh, best day of my life.

Dean: I bet.

HOPE

Yeah! It's the funniest thing. We both grew up here, but I never really knew who he was. Not by name anyway. Until one day last month, it was like I just [sighs]I just saw him for the first time. He was just... glowing. Oh, just glowing.

WES

Uh, babe, can you – can you get us some coffee?

HOPE

Yes. Yeah.

HOPE kisses WES over and over.

WES

Oh. Okay. Okay. Mm-Hmm. Okay. Oh, okay. Oh. Mm-mmm, okay. Okay. Okay. Okay. Okay.

HOPE

Yeah.

Sam: Wes, we know. So tell us the truth.

HOPE is listening to WES from the kitchen as he tells the history.

WES

My -- my grandfather found the coin in north Africa, you know, World War II. And, uh, he brought it back. He, um, he said it was a real wish-granting coin, but that nobody should ever use it. Um... It was all I had, and when he died, I thought, "Well, you know what? Why not give the coin a shot?"

Sam: Yeah, well, now you're gonna wish it back.

WES

Oh. [ Chuckles]Oh. Ha ha, no, I'm not.

Dean: If you don't stop it, something bad's gonna happen.

Sam: Something bad. Like us.

Dean: We really wish you'd come with us.

EXT. Impala - DAY

Dean is driving, beside him is Sam and WES is in the back seat.

WES

I don't get it. So, my wish came true. Why does that have to be a bad thing?

Sam: Because the wishes go south, Wes. Your town is going insane.

Dean: Come on. You're gonna sit there and tell me that your relationship with Hope is functional, that it's what you wished for?

WES

I wished she would love me more than anything.

Sam: Yeah, and, uh, how is that going? That seem healthy to you?

WES

Well, it's a hell of a lot better than when she didn't know I was alive.

Dean: You're not supposed to get what you want, man, not like this. Nobody is. That's what the coin does. It takes your heart's desires and it twists it back on you. You hear of the whole, uh, "be careful what you wish for"?

Sam: Did we just hit something?

Dean: I didn't see anything.

INVISIBLE PERVERT GUY

Ow! Ow.

WES

[ Mockingly ]"Careful what you wish for." [ Normal voice ]You know who says that? Good-looking jerks like you guys, the ones who've got it so easy because you happen to be handsome.

Sam: Easy?

Dean: Easy?

WES

Yeah. Women -- women look at you, right? They notice you.

Sam: Believe us, we do not have it easy.

Dean: We are miserable. We never get what we want. In fact, we have to fight tooth and nail just to keep whatever it is we got.

Sam: But you know what? Maybe that's the whole point, Wes.

Dean: Yeah, people are people 'cause they're miserable bastards, 'cause they never get what they really want.

Sam: Right, yeah, you get what you want, you get crazy.

Dean: Take a look at Michael Jackson, hmm? Or Hasselhoff.

WES

You know what? Hope loves me now -- completely. And it's awesome. Besides, look around. Where's all this, uh, insanity you guys were talking about?

The bully boys are inside a large four-wheel-drive.

BULLY Boy #1

Just hit the button!

TODD lifts the vehicle up. Dean stops the Impala.

Dean: Well, that should cover it.

TODD tips the vehicle over.

TODD

Kneel before Todd! Kneel before Todd!

ACT FOUR

EXT. STREET. DAY

TODD is rocking the vehicle with the boys still inside.

BULLY BOYS

Stop it!

Dean gets out of the Impala.

Dean: Fine! I'll handle Todd. You get Wes to Lucky Chin's. Go!

Sam: Right.

Sam drives away as Dean confronts TODD.

Dean

Hey, kid! Can I talk to you for a second?

TODD

Get out of my way!

Dean: Okay. Hey, I can dig it, Todd. It -- it's Todd, right? Look, I-I know the score. Okay? They're -- they're bullying you.

TODD

Every day. Every day! You do not know what it's like!

Dean: No, no, I don't. But, you know, you're you and I'm me, so -- [Chuckles]

TODD

Couldn't stop them. I couldn't do anything. Then Audrey Elmer told me the wishing well worked.

Dean: Okay, okay. Look – look, I get it. They're – they're mean little jerks, huh? But they're not superhuman like you. You see, with great power comes great respon... Ohh!

TOOD punches Dean and throws him into some garbage cans and trash bags.

EXT. OUTSIDE CHINESE RESTAURANT - DAY

Sam parks in front of the Lucky Chin's and he and WES get out.

WES

That -- that -- that kid turned over that car like -- like it was nothing.

Sam: You should have seen the teddy bear. Now, come on. Fun's over. Time to pull the coin. Wes!

WES

Well, why can't we just get what we want?!

Sam: Because that's life, Wes.

A lightning bolt strikes Sam and he falls dead.

Sam: Ugh!

WES goes into the restaurant.

INT. CHINESE RESTAURANT - DAY

HOPE is in front of the wishing well.

WES

Hope?

HOPE

I had to do it, didn't I? He was gonna make you wish away our love.

EXT. STREET - DAY

Dean gets up from the garbage.

Dean: Hey, kid! I didn't want to have to do this. [ punches TODD, who doesn't move ]Ohh!

TODD puts a hand around Dean's throat and starts to choke him.

INT. CHINESE RESTAURANT - DAY

WES

You wished a man dead?

HOPE

I love you more than anything.

WES

Stop saying that. Stop it!

HOPE

[ Voice breaking ]But I do. More than anything. More than me. More than life. Oh, Wes. Don't hate me.

WES

It'll be okay. I'll make it okay. It's gonna be okay.

WES removes the coin from the fountain, reversing all the wishes. TODD isn't strong anymore and lets Dean go. Sam wakes up.

EXT. STREET - DAY

Dean: Okay. Follow my lead and you won't have a problem. Come on.

Dean acts in front of the bully boys as if he's scared of TODD.

Dean: Okay, man, no more! No more, okay? [ turns to the kids ]I wouldn't mess with this kid any more if I were you.

BULLY BOYS

Stay back!

INT. CHINESE RESTAURANT - DAY

WES

Hope.

HOPE doesn't recognize Wes.

HOPE

Do I know you? [ she leaves ]

EXT. CHINESE RESTAURANT - DAY

A dejected WES gives the coin to Sam and leaves.

ACT FIVE

EXT. PIER. DAY

Dean is reading the local newspaper. The headline says: "Winning Lottery Ticket A Fake". AUDREY walks past, followed by her sunburned parents. She's carrying a normal-sized teddy with a hole in his head and a sticking plaster on it.

Sam: Well, uh, coin's melted down. It shouldn't cause any more problems.

Dean: Audrey's parents are back from Bali. Looks like all the wishes are gone. And so are we.

They're leaving when suddenly Dean stops.

Dean: Hang on a second.

Sam: What?

Dean: You were right.

Sam: About what?

Dean: I shouldn't have lied to you. I do remember everything that happened to me in the Pit. Everything.

Sam: So tell me about it.

Dean: No.

Sam: Uh...

Dean: I won't lie anymore. But I'm not gonna talk about it.

Sam: Dean, look, you can't just shoulder this thing alone. You got to let me help.

Dean: How? Do you really think that a little heart-to-heart, some sharing and caring, is gonna change anything? Hmm? Somehow... heal me? I'm not talking about a bad day here.

Sam: I know that.

Dean: The things that I saw... there aren't words. There is no forgetting. There's no making it better. Because it is right here... [ taps his head ]forever. You wouldn't understand. And I could never make you understand. So I am sorry.