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Supernatural: Wishful Thinking

In a small town, a young girl's teddy bear comes to life. Sam and Dean discover that the town's wishing well really works, blurring the line between reality and fantasy.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x8
Production Number: 3T7508
Airdate: Thursday November 06th, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Mar 08, 2009
NL (Net 5) Jul 11, 2010

  • Currently 8.4/10
8.4/10 (46 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Anita Brown
As Hope Lynn Casey
Ted Raimi
As Wesley Mondale

Co-Guest Stars
Michael Teigen
As Deputy
Noel Johansen
As Unknown
Cainan Wiebe
As Bully #1
Chang Tseng
As Chinese Waiter
Nicole Leduc
As Audrey Elmer
Barbara Kottmeier
As Candace Armstrong
Calum Worthy
As Invisible Kid
Chad Krowchuk
As Waiter
Sean Devine
As Hunter
Talon Dunbar
As Bully #2
Evan Muirhead
As Bully #3
Chris Peake
As Unknown
Jessica Olafson
As Girl in Shower (as Jesicca Olafsen)
Main Cast
Jared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


A woman, Candace Armstrong, is taking a shower at a women's health facility in Concrete, Washington. She's unaware that a mysterious teenage boy is stalking her, fading in and out of visibility. She finally tosses a towel toward a rack and hits him instead. Thinking he's a ghost, she screams and he tries to apologize...

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Episode Quotes
Waiter: You have got to try our ice cream extreme. It’s extreme.
Sam: Uh, no extremities, please.

Sam: Up in Concrete, Washington, eyewitness reports of a ghost that's been haunting the showers of a women's health facility. 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.

Dean: I got to tell you, I’m pretty disappointed.
Sam: You wanted to save naked women.
Dean: Darn right I wanted to save some naked women.

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

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

Sam: Are we... should we... are we going to 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 mean 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.

Wesley Mondale: 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.
Wesley Mondale: Huh?
Dean: Doesn't matter who we are. What matters is what we know.

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… forever. You wouldn’t understand. and I could never make you understand. So I am sorry.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerKim Manners  |  Robert Singer (1)  |  Eric Kripke  |  McG
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson  |  Philip Sgriccia  |  Ben Edlund
Supervising ProducerSera Gamble
ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer  |  Vladimir Stefoff
Co-ProducerSerge LaDouceur  |  Jerry Wanek
Associate ProducerKristin Cronin
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorAnthony Pinker
CastingRobert J. Ulrich  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorJohn MacCarthy
Second Assistant DirectorAdrian Diepold
MusicChristopher Lennertz
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Transportation CoordinatorMark Gould
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Script SupervisorPatti Henderson
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDennis Kirk  |  Bill Jackson (1)
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Story EditorCathryn Humphris  |  Julie Siege
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Production ManagerTodd Pittson
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Executive Story EditorJeremy Carver
Key Makeup ArtistShannon Coppin
Visual Effects SupervisorIvan Hayden
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
Warning: Supernatural season 4 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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