After Sam learns of his father's warning, he splits from Dean and starts hunting for others with psychic powers. And someone's hunting for him: Gordon, the relentless vampire killer.
Scott Carey is sitting in Dr. George Walker's office talking about his psychic ability that started about a year ago. He discovered that when he touches something, he can electrocute it if he wants. Dr. Walker looks down at his notes in disbelief. Scott offers to shake his hand to prove him wrong, but Dr. Walker refuses to shake hands with him.
We then see Scott walking down an unlit alley toward his car. Two subway trains pass by overhead. A dark figure passes by in the shadows. Scott unlocks his car. As he opens the door, he sees a figure standing behind him in the car window. He turns around, and it's none other than Gordon Walker, who sadistically stabs Scott in the heart with a switchblade. A mound of blood flows out of Scott's mouth as he leans dead up against the side of the car.
At the lake, Dean reveals to Sam the secret that John whispered into his ear before he died. John told Dean to protect Sam and make sure he's all right, that he had to save Sam and that if he couldn't, Dean might have to kill him. Sam becomes distraught and extremely pissed off at Dean wanting to know what the hell that's supposed to mean. Thoughts about whether he's going to turn evil and what the demon's plans are for Sam start to fill his head. Dean understands that Sam's pissed off and he apologizes for not telling him sooner. But he begs Sam to give him time and that they should lay low until they can plot out their next move.
Sam is seen walking out of the motel and steals the car parked next to the Impala. He drives to an abandoned building at 5637 Monroe St. He searches the outside of the building to make sure all is clear. He sneaks around to the backdoor, picks open the locks, and walks in very carefully. A few seconds after entering the building he sets off a tripwire, blowing him to pieces. Blood spews onto the screen, leaving only a trace of his shoe on the floor. Static fills the screen as we flashback to present day. Ava wakes up sweating and out of breath only to discover she had another nightmare.
Sam walks into the roadhouse very nervous, almost afraid to face Ellen. Ellen, however, is not at all surprised to see Sam because Dean's been calling all day asking if she's seen him, and asks what's going on between the two of them. Avoiding the question, Sam asks how Jo is doing. Ellen says she doesn't really know because after the job she did with Sam and Dean, she wanted to continue hunting. Ellen said not under her roof and Jo walked out. She hasn't seen her in weeks, but Jo still sends a postcard now and then. Ellen tells Sam that it's not their fault and that she forgave John a long time ago for what happened to her husband Bill.
Sam asks Ash to do a nationwide search for people like him with psychic abilities whose moms died in nursery fires. Ash's database picks up four names including Sam: Max Miller, Andy Gallagher, and Scott Carey. When Sam inquires about an address on Scott, Ash responds with a cemetery in Lafayette, Indiana. Scott died about a month ago, stabbed in a parking lot; cops have no suspects in custody. As Sam heads out, Ellen says that she's got to call Dean and let him know where Sam is. Sam pleads with her not to breathe a word to Dean, telling her that he means well, but that he's trying to find answers about who he is, and that Dean can't protect him from this.
Sam pays a visiting to Scott's father posing as a friend of Scott's from high school. Mr. Carey says that Scott had changed a lot after high school. It started with headaches and nightmares. Then he became very paranoid and depressed. He said they tried to get him help, but Scott refused. He locked himself in his room for days. While searching Scott's room, Sam finds three bottles of medication on his dresser and snags one of them. In the closet behind his clothes, he finds a collage of yellow eyes taped to the wall, leading Sam to believe that Scott was definitely connected with the demon.
As Sam walks to the room, he notices someone sneaking up behind him. He turns around and grabs the girl up against the wall, demanding to know who she is. She responds by saying, "Please, you're in danger."
Inside the room, she introduces herself as Ava Wilson. She tries to make it clear to Sam right off the top that she's not crazy and that she's not on drugs, but that she's been having these nightmares that started about a year ago. She really didn't think much of it. Then about a month ago, she had a nightmare, where she saw a guy get stabbed in a parking lot. A few days later, she found an article in the paper about Scott Carey's death and shows it to Sam. She continues by telling Sam that last night she had another nightmare, in which she saw Sam die. Sam is convinced that she must be one of the children the demon has plans for with psychic abilities. Ava thinks Sam's a nut job. When he asks about her mom dying in a nursery fires, she says that her mom lives in Palm Beach, which proves that Ava doesn't fit the pattern either.
Ellen calls Dean against Sam's will to tell him that Sam's in Lafayette, Indiana.
Ava begs Sam to just leave town, but Sam says he can't because he's got to find the answers he's been looking for. As far as Ava is concerned, she drove all the way out here from Peoria, Illinois to save Sam's ass. But since Sam's refusing to leave, she's going to leave him to his funeral. She grabs her purse and heads for the door. Sam says that if she leaves now, she may never know the truth about her nightmares that are freaking the hell out of her.
Ava makes an appointment with Dr. Walker to help Sam steal Scott Carey's file from his office. She however freaks out when she sees Sam walking along the ledge outside the window of the high rise building. To then distract Dr. Walker, she rants on about how she ate eight packets of pop rocks as a kid and then drank a can of coke as a suicide attempt.
Back at the motel, Ava is breathing heavily. Sam and Ava listen to the recording of Scott's visit with Walker. In the recording Scott tells Dr. Walker that the yellow-eyed demon has plans for him, that there's a war coming. People like him are going to be the soldiers, that everything's about to change. Dean cruises by the motel and sees Sam and is thankful to God that he's okay. Looking from a distance, he sees Ava and starts chuckling in his throat, "Sam, you sly dog". All of a sudden, shots are fired though the windows, Sam and Ava duck behind the table, but the shots are still being fired by Gordon stationed on the roof of the building across the street with a sniper. Dean spots him and lays a few rounds of punches at him. But Gordon manages to get back in the game by knocking him out with the back of the sniper rifle.
Sam and Ava walk up to the roof of the building where Gordon was firing the shots. Sam finds 233 caliber rounds, which leads him to believe that Gordon put a suppressor on the rifle. Ava is now officially freaked out and Sam tries to assure her that he's not crazy, that he just watches a lot of T.J. Hooker. Sam calls Dean, who is tied up with Gordon holding a gun at him. Dean tells Sam to meet him at 5637 Monroe St. Sam knows Dean's in trouble because he used the term "funky town" which is their code word of letting each other know when they've got a gun pointed at them. Sam convinces Ava to go back home because he wants her out of harm's way. At the building Gordon tells Dean that as much as he wants to get revenge on the two of them, he's a hunter, not a killer, and that Sam is fair game.
With Dean tied up, Gordon explains to him that he was down in Louisiana performing a demonic exorcism on a teenage girl. She was some low-level demon, who in the midst of the action, muttered about a coming war, that the demon has soldiers fighting in this war. But the soldiers are humans, fighting on hell's side. These soldiers are going to be the special children, with psychic abilities, which the demon has plans for. The demon said he knew one of them, Sam Winchester. Gordon knows all about Sam's visions, and their roadhouse connections. He states that all these special children are going to be killers. Gordon has set up two tripwires in the building to trap Sam and waste him.
As Gordon expected, Sam searches the outside of the building and heads around to the backdoor, walking right into Ava's vision. With Dean gagged and still tied to the chair, Sam picks open the lock on the backdoor and being extremely cautious, walks in slowly. The first tripwire sets off breaking down part of the wall, pieces of wood flying in all directions. Dean screams under his breath, with tears forcefully coming out of his eyes. A few seconds later, the second one goes off. Gordon takes his sniper and peaks into the other room, to make sure that Sam is destroyed. He sees Sam's shoe on the ground, assuming he's dead. Little does he know, Sam is right behind him with a gun of his own, demanding Gordon to drop his weapon. Gordon slowly lays the sniper on the ground, but unexpectedly turns around and throws Sam a punch. However Sam manages to get Gordon back down to the ground holding the sniper at his head. Gordon yells at out, "Do it, DO IT, show your brother the killer you really are, Sammy." However, Sam doesn't have the will power to pull the trigger and instead bangs him once more in the head with the back of the sniper. Sam quickly unties Dean and Dean is immediately ready to waste Gordon. However, Sam stops him saying Gordon's been taken care of.
Sam and Dean are walking back to the Impala, when suddenly Gordon walks out of the building with two guns in hand firing shots in every which way. Sam and Dean run as fast as they can, ducking at every shot fired. The hide behind a patch of tall grass and as Gordon approaches the intersection, five squat cars surround him ordering him to drop his weapons. Gordon's taken care of at least for a good three or four years, providing that he doesn't escape.
Dean gives Ellen a call, completely pissed off that she told Gordon about Sam's visions. Ellen denies telling anyone about Sam. But Dean is convinced that she must have told someone because Gordon said he had roadhouse connections. She says that she is not disloyal and that she didn't breathe a word of this to anyone, but that the roadhouse is full of another hunters, each with their own patterns and connections. Gordon could have gotten this information from anyone.
On the road Sam makes several attempts to get a hold of Ava to make sure that she's all right, but only gets her voice mail. Sam however has a bad feeling and convinces Dean to head over to Peoria to check on her.
At Ava's house, Sam and Dean find her fiancÚ dead in their bedroom with bloodstains all over the bed. Traces of sulfur are found along the ledge of the window, proving that the demon's been there. On the foot of the bed, Sam finds Ava's engagement ring.
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