Supernatural s01e03 Episode Script

Dead in the Water

Previously on Supernatural.
Take your brother outside as fast as you can ! Now Dean ! Go ! Mary ! No ! Dad's on a hunting trip.
And he hasn't been home in a few days.
I swore I was done hunting, I can't do this alone.
We got work to do.
This is dad's single most valuable possession.
Everything he knows about every evil thing is in here.
I think he wants us to pick up where he left off.
You know, saving people, hunting things Family business.
I gotta find Jessica's killer.
It's the only thing I can think about.
Sam, you know we're gonna find dad, right ? Yeah, I know.
Morning, daddy.
Morning, sweetheart.
All these workouts, Soph, I don't know.
Guys don't like buff girls.
Yeah, well, girls don't like guys who still live at home.
Be careful.
I will.
Can I get you anything else ? Just the check, please.
You know, Sam, we are allowed to have fun once in a while.
That's fun.
Here, take a look at this.
I think I got one.
Lake Manitoc, Wisconsin.
Last week, Sophie Carlton, doesn't walk out.
Authorities dragged the water.
Sophie Carlton is the third Lake Manitoc drowning this year.
None of the other bodies were found, either They had a funeral two days ago.
A funeral ? Yes, they buried an empty coffin.
for closure or whatever.
Closure ? What closure ? People don't just disappear, Dean.
Other people just stop looking for them.
Something you want to say to me ? The trail for dad.
It's getting colder.
every day.
- What are we supposed to do ? - I don't know.
- Anything.
- No one.
I'm sick of this attitude.
You don't think I want to find dad as much as you do ? Yeah, I know you do it.
I'm the one that's been with him every single day for the past two years.
While you've been off to college going to pep rallies.
We will find dad, but until then, we're gonna kill everything bad, between here and there.
Okay ? All right, Lake Manitoc.
Huh ? How far ? Will Carlton ? Yeah, that's right.
I'm agent Ford.
This is agent Hamill.
We're with the U.
Wildlife service.
She was about 100 yards out.
That's where she got dragged down.
And you're sure she didn't just drown ? Yeah.
She was a varsity swimmer.
She practically grew up in that lake.
She's as safe out there as in her own bathtub.
So no splashing, no signs of distress ? No, that's what I'm telling you.
Did you see any shadows in the water, maybe, some dark shape breach the surface ? No, again, she was really far out there.
You ever see any strange tracks by the shoreline ? No, never.
Why ? What do you think's out there ? We'll let you know as soon as we do.
What about your father ? Can we talk to him ? Look.
If you don't mind, I mean, he didn't see anything, and he's kind of been through a lot.
We understand.
Now, I'm sorry, but, why does the wildlife service care about an accidental drowning ? You sure it's accidental ? Will Carlton saw something grab his sister.
Like what ? Here, sit, please.
There are no indigenous carnivores in that lake.
There's nothing even big enough to pull down a person, unless it was the Loch Ness monster.
Yeah, right.
Will Carlton was traumatized, and sometimes the mind plays tricks.
Still, we dragged that entire lake.
We even ran a sonar sweep, just to be sure, and there was nothing down there.
That's weird, though.
That's the third missing body this year.
I know.
These are people from my town.
These are people I care about.
I know.
Anyway .
All this.
It won't be a problem much longer.
What do you mean ? Well, the dam, of course.
Of course.
The dam.
It's, uh It sprung a leak.
It's falling apart, and the feds won't give us the grant to repair it, so they've opened the spillway.
In another six months, there won't be much of a lake.
There won't be much of a town, either, but as federal wildlife, you already knew that.
Sorry, am I interrupting ? I think come back later.
Gentlemen, this is my daughter.
It's a pleasure to meet you.
I'm Dean.
Andrea Bar.
They're from the wildlife service, about the lake.
Oh, hey, there.
What's your name ? His name is Lucas.
Is he okay ? My grandson's been through a lot.
We all have.
Well, if there's anything else I can do for you, please, let me know.
You know, now that you mentioned it, could you point us in the direction of a reasonably priced motel ? Lakefront motel, go around the corner, it's two blocks up.
Would you mind showing us ? You want me to walk you two blocks ? Not if it's any trouble.
I'm headed that way anyway.
I'll be back to pick up lucas at 3:00.
We'll go to the park, okay, sweetie ? Thanks again.
So, cute kid.
Kids are the best, huh ? There it is.
Like I said, two blocks.
Must be hard with your sense of direction, never being able to find your way to a decent pickup line.
Enjoy your stay.
"Kids are the best" ? - You don't even like kids.
- I love kids.
Name three children that you even know.
I'm thinking.
So there's the three drowning victims this year.
And before that ? Yeah, six more, spread outover the past 35 years.
Those bodies were never recovered, either.
If there is something out there, it's picking up its pace.
So we got a lake monster on a binge ? This whole lake monster theory, it just bugs me.
Why ? Loch Ness, lake Champlain there are literally hundreds of eyewitness accounts, but here, almost nothing.
Whatever it is out there, Noone's living to talk about it.
Wait, Bar, Christopher Bar, where have I heard that name before ? Christopher Bar, the victim in may.
Christopher Bar was Andrea's husband, Lucas' father.
Apparently, he took Lucas out swimming.
Lucas was on a floating wooden platform when Chris drowned, two hours, before the kid got rescued.
Maybe we have an eyewitness after all.
No wonder that kid was so freaked out.
Watching one of your parents die isn't something you just get over.
Can we join you ? I'm here with my son.
Mind if I say hi ? Tell your friend this whole "jerry maguire" thing's not gonna work on me.
I don't think that's what this is about.
How's it going ? Oh, I used to love these things.
So crayons is more your thing ? That's cool.
Chicks dig artists.
Hey, these are pretty good.
You mind if I sit and draw with you for a while ? I'm not so bad myself.
You know, I'm thinking you can hear me.
You just don't want to talk.
I don't know exactly what happened to your dad, but I know it was something real bad.
I think I know how you feel.
When I was your age, I saw something.
Anyway .
Maybe you don't think anyone will listen to you.
Or, uh Or believe you.
I want you to know that I will.
You don't even have to say anything.
You could draw me a picture, about what you saw that day, with your dad, on the lake.
Okay, no problem.
This is for you.
This is my family.
That's my dad.
That's That's my mom.
That's my geek brother, and that's me.
All right, so I'm a sucky artist.
I'll see you around, Lucas.
Lucas hasn't said a word, not even to me, not since his dad's accident.
Yeah, we heard.
What are the doctors saying ? That it's a kind of post-traumatic stress.
That can't be easy for either of you.
We moved in with my dad.
He helps out a lot.
It's just when I think about what Lucas went through, what he saw Kids are strong.
You'd be surprised what they can deal with.
You know, he used to have such life.
He was hard to keep up with, to tell you the truth.
Now he just sits there, drawing those pictures, playing with those army men.
I just wish.
Hey, sweetie.
Thanks, Lucas.
Hey, dad.
You should probably eat something.
I'm gonna make some dinner, okay ? So, I think it's safe to say we can rule out Nessie.
What do you mean ? I just drove past the Carlton house.
There was an ambulance there.
Will Carlton is dead.
He drowned ? Yep, in the sink.
What the hell ? So this isn't a creature.
We're dealing with something else.
Yeah, but what ? I don't know.
A water wraith maybe ? Some kind of demon ? I mean, something that controls water water that comes from the Same source.
- The lake - Yeah which would explain why it's upping the body count.
The lake is draining.
It'll be dry in a few months.
Whatever this thing is, whatever it wants, it's running out of time.
And if it can get through the pipes, it can get to anyone, almost anywhere.
This is gonna happen again soon.
And we do know one other thing for sure.
We know this has got something to do with Bill Carlton.
It took both his kids.
And I've been asking around.
Lucas' dad, Chris Bill Carlton's godson.
Let's go pay Mr.
Carlton a visit.
Carlton ? We'd like to ask you a few questions, if you don't mind.
- We're from the department - I don't care who you're with.
I've answered enough questions today.
Your son said he saw something in that lake.
What about you ? You ever see anything out there ? Mr.
Carlton, Sophie's drowning and Will's death.
We think there might be a connection, - to you or your family.
- My children are gone.
It's It's worse than dying.
Go away Please.
What do you think ? I think the poor guy's been through hell.
I also think he's not telling us something.
So now what ? What is it ? Maybe Bill's not the only one who knows something.
I'm sorry, but I don't think it's a good idea.
I just need to talk to him, just for a few minutes.
He won't say anything.
- What good's it gonna do? - Andrea, we think more people might get hurt.
We think something's happening out there.
My husband, the others, they just drowned.
That's all.
If that's what you really believe, then we'll go, but if you think there's even a possibility that something else could be going on here, please let me talk to your son.
Hey, Lucas.
You remember me ? You know, I, uh I wanted to thank you for that last drawing but the thing is I need your help again.
How did you know to draw this ? Did you know something bad was gonna happen ? Maybe you could nod yes or no for me.
You're scared.
It's okay.
I understand.
See, when I was your age, I saw something real bad happen to my mom, and I was scared, too.
I didn't feel like talking, just like you, but, see, my mom, I know she wanted me to be brave.
I think about that every day.
And I do my best to be brave.
And maybe your dad wants you to be brave, too.
Thanks, Lucas.
Andrea said the kid never drew like that till his dad died.
There are cases going through a traumatic experience could make certain people more sensitive to premonitions, psychic tendencies.
What if Lucas is tapping into it somehow ? It's only a matter of time before somebody else drowns, so if you got a better lead, please.
All right.
We got another house to find.
There's about a thousand yellow two-stories in this county alone.
See this church ? I bet there's less than a thousand of those around here.
Oh, college boy thinks he's so smart.
You know, um What you said about mom.
You never told me that before.
It's no big deal.
Oh, god, we're not gonna have to hug or anything, are we ? We're sorry to bother you, ma'am, but does a little boy live here by chance ? He might wear a blue ball cap, has a red bicycle.
No, sir.
Not for a very long time.
Peter's been gone 35 years now.
The police never I never had any idea what happened.
He just disappeared.
Losing him, you know, it's It's worse than dying.
Did he disappear from here, I mean, from this house ? He was supposed to ride his bike straight home after school, and he never showed up.
"Peter Sweeney and Billy Carlton, You've taken everything, everyone.
I've got nothing left.
I didn't understand.
I didn't believe.
Now I think I do.
I think I finally know what you want.
Okay, this little boy, Peter Sweeney, vanishes, and this is all connected to Bill Carlton somehow.
Bill sure as hell seems to be hiding something.
And Bill, the people he loves they're all getting punished.
So that Bill did something to Peter.
What if Bill killed him ? Peter's spirit would be furious.
It'd want revenge.
It's possible.
Carlton ! Hey.
Check it out.
Carlton ! You need to come back ! Come out of the water ! Turn the boat around ! Baby, what's wrong ? Sam, Dean.
I didn't expect to see you here.
So now you're on a first-name basis.
What are you doing here ? I brought you dinner.
I'm sorry, sweetheart.
I don't really have the time.
I heard about Bill Carlton.
Is it true? Is something going on with the lake ? Right now, we don't know what the truth is, but I think it might be better if you and lucas went on home.
Lucas, hey, what is it ? - Lucas.
- Lucas.
Lucas, it's okay.
It's okay.
Hey, Lucas, it's okay.
It's okay.
Okay, just so I'm clear, you see .
something attack Bill's boat, sending Bill, who is a very good swimmer, by the way, into the drink, and you never see him again ? Yeah, that about sums it up.
And I'm supposed to believe this, even though I've already sonar-swept that entire lake and what you're describing is impossible and you're not really wildlife service ? That's right, I checked.
The department's never heard of you two.
See ? - Now, we can explain that.
- Enough, please.
The only reason you're breathing free air is one of Bill's neighbors saw him steering out that boat just before you did.
So we have a couple of options here.
I can arrest you for impersonating government officials and hold you as material witnesses to Bill Carlton's disappearance, or we can chalk this all up to a bad day, you get into your car, you put this town in your rearview mirror, and you don't ever darken my doorstep again ! Door number two sounds good.
That's the one I'd pick.
Baby What are you doing up ? Come on, let's go to bed.
What ? Light's green.
Ah, the interstate's the other way.
I know.
But, Dean, this job, I think it's over.
I'm not so sure.
If bill murdered Peter Sweeney and Peter's spirit got its revenge, case closed.
The spirit should be at rest.
All right, so what if we take off and this thing isn't done ? What if we missed something ? What if more people get hurt ? But why would you think that ? Because Lucas was really scared.
That's what this is about ? I just don't want to leave town till I know the kid's okay.
Who are you, and what have you done with my brother ? Shut up.
Are you sure about this ? It's pretty late, man.
Lucas ? Lucas ! Lucas ! Can you tell me ? No It doesn't make any sense.
I'm going crazy.
No, you're not.
Tell me what happened.
I heard I thought I heard there was this voice.
What did it say ? It said it said, "come play with me.
" What's happening ? Do you recognize the kids in these pictures ? What ? No, I huh I mean, except that's my dad right there.
He must have been about Chris Bar's drowning the connection wasn't to Bill Carlton.
It must have been to sheriff.
Bill and the sheriff, they were both involved with Peter.
What about Chris ? My dad, what are you talking about ? Lucas ? Lucas, what is it ? Lucas, honey ? You and Lucas get back to the house and stay there, okay ? Peter's bike.
Who are you? Put the gun down, Jake.
How did you know that was there ? What happened ? You and Bill killed Peter, drowned him in the lake, and then buried the bike ? You can't bury the truth, Jake.
Nothing stays buried.
Go to your room, sweetie.
Lock the door and wait for me.
Don't come out.
I don't know what the hell you're talking about.
You and Bill killed Peter Sweeney 35 years ago.
that's what the hell I'm talking about.
Dad And now you got one seriously pissed-off spirit.
It's gonna take Andrea, Lucas, everyone you love.
It's gonna drown them, and it's gonna drag their bodies god knows where.
So you can feel the Same pain Peter's mom felt.
And then after that, it's gonna take you, and it's not gonna stop until it does.
How do you know that ? Because that's exactly what it did to Bill Carlton.
Listen to yourselves, both of you.
You're insane.
I don't really give a rat's ass what you think of us, but if we're gonna bring down this spirit, we need to find the remains, salt them, and burn them into dust.
Tell me you buried Peter somewhere.
Tell me you didn't just let him go in the lake.
Come play with me.
Dad, is any of this true ? No.
Don't listen to them.
They're liars, and they're dangerous.
Something tried to drown me.
Chris died on that lake.
Dad, look at me.
Tell me you you didn't kill anyone.
Oh, my god.
Billy and I were at the lake.
Peter was the smallest one.
We always bullied him, but this time It got rough.
We were holding his head under the water.
We didn't mean to, but we held him under too long, and he drowned.
We let the body go, and it sank.
Oh, Andrea.
We were kids.
We were so scared.
It was a mistake, but, Andrea, to say that I have anything to do with these drownings, with Chris, because of some ghost it's not rational.
All right, listen to me, all of you.
We need to get you away from this lake as far as we can right now.
Lucas ! Come play with me.
Lucas ! Lucas ! Stay where you are ! Oh, my god ! Andrea, stay there.
No, Lucas ! We'll get him.
Stay on the dock.
Lucas ? Sam ? Lucas, where are you ? Peter, if you can hear me, please, Peter, I'm sorry.
- I'm so - Dad, no ! I'm so sorry.
Lucas he's j he's just a little boy.
Please, it's not his fault.
It's mine.
Please take me ! Jake, no ! Listen, let it be over! Dad Daddy ! No No Look, we're not gonna save everybody.
I know.
Sam, Dean.
We're glad we caught you.
We just, um, we made you lunch for the road.
Lucas insisted on making the sandwiches himself.
Can I give it to them now ? Of course.
Come on, Lucas, let's load this in the car.
How you holding up? It's just gonna take a long time to sort through everything, you know ? Andrea, I'm sorry.
You saved my son.
I can't ask for more than that.
Dad loved me.
He loved Lucas.
No matter what he did, I just have to hold on to that.
All right, if you're gonna be talking now, this is a very important phrase, so I want you to repeat it one more time.
Zeppelin rules ! That's right.
Up high.
Take care of your mom, okay ? Thank you.
Sam, move your ass.
We're gonna run out of daylight before we hit the road.

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