Sam I Am
Episode 9 of 23 within Season Five. Item 97 of 178 overall.
Production number 4301097.
Monica Breen - Writer
Alison Schapker - Writer
Joel Feigenbaum - Director
75 votes

When Cole realizes that he must eventually give in to his evil destiny, he attacks the Charmed Ones in the hope that they will vanquish him forever and end his suffering.

Meanwhile, Paige gets her first charge as a Whitelighter and is shocked when the angry, self-pitying man she is supposed to protect turns out to be the father she never knew.

original airdate--November 17,2002   rating--5.1 million

network: WB

music--Charmed Theme song--"How Soon is Now" by Love Spit Love

  1. "Do You Realize?" by The Flaming Lips  



Regeneration: Used by Cole to heal himself after being shot.

Telekinesis: Used by Cole to fling the two robbers.

Energy Balls: Used by Cole to kill the robbers. He later used it to attack two Avatars. He later used it to vanquish Ronan.

Fading: Type of Teleportation used by the Avatars, the Elf Nanny and Cole.

Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Leo, Paige and Sam.

Black Orbing: Type of Teleportation used by Ronan.

Apportation: Used by the Elf Nanny to apport a quill and parchment.

Molecular Combustion: Used by Piper to blow up Ronan's arm. She later tried to blow him up, but he was made Immune to it by Cole.

Healing: Used by Leo to heal Sam. Sam used it to heal Paige and Leo.

Conjuration: Used by Cole to conjure a new arm for Ronan.

Power Granting: Used by Cole to grant Ronan Immunity to witches' powers and potions.

Shapeshifting: Used by Cole to shapeshift into Sam and back into himself.

Ronan's Darklighter Arrows are tripled.

Orb Shield: Used by Piper's baby to protect Piper from within the womb.

Sensing: Used by Paige to sense Sam.


"Darklighter Arrows" Ronan used these arrows to shoot Sam, Paige, Leo and Piper's baby. After Cole granted him Immunity, Ronan's arrows were tripled, causing him to be able to shoot Paige, Leo and Piper's baby (although the baby protected itself, using a Shield) at the same time.

"Darklighter Crossbow" Used by Ronan to shoot Darklighter Arrows with.

Magical Beings: 

Sam Wilder Paige's biological father. He was made Whitelighter again after going to the Afterlife. As he was a step away from losing his wings, he disappeared from the "radar" of the Elders. The only way to find him, was through a blood relative (Paige), thus being Paige's first charge. At the end of the episode, they helped each other with dealing with Paige being left at a church after her birth.

Ronan A Tracker. He helps Cole with his plan at the agreement that Cole would help Ronan get Sam in return for attacking the Charmed Ones. He shot Paige and Leo (and tried to shoot Piper's baby) with his Darklighter Arrows. Cole hoped it would blind the sisters by hate that much that they would vanquish him. After Ronan has done his bidding, Cole refuses to let him attack Sam, gave him chance to walk away (and get shot in the back), and then promptly vanquishes Ronan.

Elf Nanny Piper and Leo interviewed her for a job as Piper and Leo's nanny.

Alpha and the Avatar of Force Avatars. They wanted Cole to join them.

Goofs: In P3, when Piper and Phoebe are talking about nannies and the camera is on Piper, the people in the background disappear only to reappear in the next shot.


"When three sisters reunite they unlock powers that have been dormant since they were children. In fact, they are the Charmed Ones, the most powerful witches alive -- charged with protecting the innocent from evil."

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096 A Witch in Time
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098 Y Tu Mummy También
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030 P3 H2O
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alternative title

Also known as - Daddy Dearest

regional titles

Ik ben SAM
Sam I Am
Sam I Am
Sam sono
Yo soy Sam