5x09 Sam, I Am/Daddy Dearest


Season 5: 5x09 Sam, I Am/Daddy Dearest
Writer(s): Constance M. Burge, Monica Breen, Alison Schapker
Director: Joel J. Feigenbaum
Original Airdate: 17th November 2002
Piper and Leo try to find a magical nanny as they can't leave there unborn child with a mortal one without the risk of being exposed, Paige gets her first charge as a Whitelighter, his name is Sam who is a miserable man but Phoebe and Piper see something familiar about him and when Piper and Leo and Paige are all poisoned by a Darklighter Sam seems to be the only one who can save them. Cole attacks The Charmed Ones in the hope that they will vanquish him for good as evil seems to keep pulling him back in, only unfortunately for Cole he becomes invincible.


5x09:Sam, I am

Episode Cast

Holly Marie Combs » Piper Halliwell
Alyssa Milano » Phoebe Halliwell
Rose McGowan » Paige Matthews
Brian Krause » Leo Wyatt
Julian McMahon » Cole Turner
Scott Jaeck » Sam Wilder
F.J. Rio » Ronan
Tony Todd » Avatar Of Force
Joel Swetow » Alpha
Niki Botelho » Elf Nanny
Eric Winter » Trevor

Book Of Shadows

Book of Shadows Entry:
Related to the darklighters, trackers are harder to kill
as they are unaffected by those means used to dispose
of darklighters. With their distinctive markings, trackers
pick off weak whitelighters to help thin the ranks of good.
The tracker will never give up once it has a whitelighter
in its sights. The only chance for the survival depends on
vanquishing the tracker.


Piper: So wait a minute. If The Elders have lost track of him, why do they suddenly think Paige can find him?
Leo: Well, The Elders have complete faith in Paige's abilities. So do I. All we have to do is trust that they know what they're doing.
Piper: How are you supposed to trust people that don't answer your questions?

Sam: A little advice: You need to work up the cover. Didn't you read the whitelighter manual?
Paige: There's a manual?
Sam: I can't believe The Elders sent a Newbie out after me.
Paige: Well, I can't believe The Elders saddled me with a cranky old drunk as my first charge!

Piper: Where is your hitman?
Cole: Oh, you know those darklighters. They're just so difficult to work with.

Elfin Nanny: Am I expected to protect the baby from the incessant demon attacks?
Piper: I'd say incessant is a bit of an overstatement.
Elfin Nanny: You are a Charmed One, correct?
Piper: Yes…but that won't affect your job here.
Leo: Won't it?
Piper: No, honey, it won't. Whitelighters, they're such pessimists.

Phoebe: Last night, two guys held up a bar and a vigilante killed them.>
Paige: Sounds more like you need an arrest warrant, not a potion.
Phoebe: Not when the vigilante is tall, dark and handsome and can send people flying with the wave of a hand.
Piper: Well, that doesn't mean it's Cole.
Phoebe: Did I forget to mention the scorch marks?
Piper: That means it's Cole.

Paige: I am now Paige Matthews, whitelighter-witch... I'm a hyphenate.

Sam: Look at you, of all people, defending The Elders.
Piper: Hey, they may not be on my Christmas list, but that doesn't mean they don't usually have a good reason for doing the things that they do.
Sam: Like telling you you couldn't marry Leo?
Piper: I said "usually".


Again we see Phoebe touch a Darklighters arrow and she is fine, but in the episode "Leo Hurts" No one can touch it because it's poisonous, this is the second time we see them touch a Darklighters arrow.
In the episode "A Witch's Tale" Phoebe cuts Cole with a letter opener we see a few drops of blood the blood turned green and dried up, but in this episode when there is considerably more blood on the letter opener and the blood is now red and not dried.


5.1 Million viewers watched this episode.
Paige finally meets her natural father Sam who was her mother Patty's Whitelighter.
We meet the Avatars for the first time in this episode... This won't be the last time we see them.
The title for this episode with WB is Daddy Dearest.
The Flaming Lips have a song in this episode and we find out that they are Phoebe's favourite band.


Flaming Lips » Do You Realize


Ronan is a Darklighter who hunts weak Whitelighters who are about to lose their wings. Sam Wilder who was Whitelighter to Patty and also Paige's father was no longer using his Whitelighter powers because he couldn't help one of his charges, Ronan decided to go after Sam and because the elders couldn't find him because he wasn't using his powers they sent Paige to track him. Paige manages to find him without the knowledge he is her father and takes him back home but Ronan is waiting there for him, Ronan managed to shoot Sam with a Darklighter arrow but Piper managed to blow Ronan's arm off and he orbed away. When he got back to his lair Cole Turner was there waiting he had recruited Ronan to help kill the Charmed Ones, and in return he would help Ronan kill off Sam. Cole healed Ronan's arm to show him he was serious. What Ronan wasn't aware of is that Cole was using him to make the sister's angry so that they would finally vanquish him. Cole did not want to be evil. Ronan attacked the sister's again at the manor and Piper once again tried to blow him up but it didn't work as Cole had made him immune to witches magic. Ronan used the Darklighters arrow and shot an arrow that split into three, one would hit Leo another would hit Paige and the third was supposed to hit Piper's baby but the baby put a protective shield around Piper's stomach to protect himself, the arrow was meant for all the Whitelighters that were in that room. Ronan then found Sam in an alley and took a shot, however Cole intervened and stopped him from killing Sam telling him that all he wanted was for the sister's to come after him and kill him but he would need the power of three therefore needing Paige to be healed and the only one that can heal her is Sam who is the only Whitelighter that can help, so Cole vanquished Ronan with an energy ball.

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