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Something Wicked 

Dean gets a second chance to right a wrong from his past when the brothers get a mysterious tip from their father about a case they'd worked years ago, but left unfinished after Sam was nearly killed by the creature.


Whitney Ransick


Eric Kripke (created by), Daniel Knauf





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... John Winchester
Colby Paul Colby Paul ... Michael
Ridge Canipe ... Young Dean Winchester
Venus Terzo ... Joanna
Ari Cohen ... Miles Tarnower
Adrian Hough ... Dr. Aaron Hydeker
Jeannie Epper ... The Shtriga
Mary Black ... Elderly Patient
Alex Ferris ... Young Sam Winchester
Erica Carroll ... Young Mother
Stacee Copeland ... Betty
John Prowse ... Ft. Douglas Motel Owner
Chandra Berg Chandra Berg ... Gloria


John Winchester sends the coordinates of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, to Dean and Sam, where children are mysteriously getting sick and their bodies running out. They lodge in a motel, and after their investigation, they realize that a Shtriga, an Albanian witch that feeds of life-force of children, is attacking the local children. Further, The Shtriga is only vulnerable while feeding. When the young brother of Michael, the son of the owner of the motel, is attacked, Dean convinces him to be the bait to kill The Shtriga. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

6 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Even though Fitchburg, WI (where the episode is set) is a real place, Fort Douglas, WI (where the flashbacks are set) does not actually exist. However, both Fort McCoy and Camp Douglas are located very close to each other and are often mistaken for each other by civilians and non-locals. See more »


Dean refers to the magazine in his handgun as a clip. See more »


Sam Winchester: Then you wanna use the kid as *bait*? Are you nuts? No! Forget it, that's outta the question!
Dean Winchester: It's not outta the question Sam, it's the only way. If this thing disappears, it could be years before we get another chance!
Sam Winchester: Michael's a *kid*! And I'm not gonna dangle him in front of that thing like a worm on a hook!
Dean Winchester: Dad did not send me here to walk away!
Sam Winchester: Send *you* here? He didn't send you here, he sent *us* here!
Dean Winchester: This isn't about you Sam! All right, I'm the one that screwed up! It's *my* fault, ...
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References The Simpsons: Marge vs. the Monorail (1993) See more »


Road to Nowhere
Written by Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde and Randy Castillo
Performed by Ozzy Osbourne
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Brothers against Evil: Wicked Witch of Wisconsin
10 May 2009 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Good old-fashioned spooky and atmospheric installment in the wondrously entertaining first season of the show "Supernatural", this episode "Something Wicked" revolves on a witch-like demon – called the Shtriga – that feeds on the vitality and life-force of children and wipes out the youthful community of a small American town every ten years. It looks as if the children are stricken with an outbreak of a pneumonia epidemic, but in reality they're slowly dying from the inside. It is Sam & Dean's own father who lead the brothers to the Shtriga's new playground in a small Wisconsin town, as he knows that Dean has an old and personal score to settle with this demonic creature. This episode finds the ideal balance between creepy monster mayhem and the fascinating background of the Winchester family. The Shtriga witch looks reasonably menacing, dressed in an ugly brown monk outfit and wrinkly skin, the ambiance is thoroughly sinister and the dialogs once again contain fantastic moments of black comedy.

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