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Sam, I Am
Season 5, episode 9
Piper discovers her baby's Protection Shield.
Episode Information

November 17, 2002

Written by

Monica Breen and Alison Schapker

Directed by

Joel J. Feigenbaum

Production Code


Episode Guide

A Witch In Time


Y Tu Mummy Tambien

Sam: "They made me a Whitelighter again. And I screwed up again. I guess I never got over..."
Piper: "Losing your daughter? Yeah, that's the one."
Sam and Piper talking about Paige

Sam, I Am is the 9th episode of the fifth season and the 97th overall episode of Charmed.


For a complete plot of Sam, I Am, go here.

Paige gets her first charge. She later finds out it is in fact her biological father, Sam Wilder. Cole finally accepts that he and Phoebe won't get back together, and creates a plan to let the sisters come after him and kill him. He wants them to be so blinded by hate that they'll vanquish him. He convinces Ronan, a Tracker, to help him, an offer which Ronan accepts in return for being allowed to kill Sam.


  • Phoebe Halliwell
  • Paige Matthews
  • Piper Halliwell
  • Leo Wyatt
  • Cole Turner
  • Sam Wilder
  • Ronan
  • Trevor
  • The Elf Nanny
  • Alpha
  • The Avatar of Force
  • The Flaming Lips

Main CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit

Special Musical GuestEdit



Magical NotesEdit


Book of ShadowsEdit

Trackers Edit

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.


Tracker Vanquishing PotionEdit

Phoebe made a Vanquishing Potion for Ronan. When Cole called him and he Black Orbed in, Piper tried to blow him up, but he was made Immune to it by Cole. Phoebe then said he wouldn't be Immune to the potion, and threw it, but he was Immune to it as well.

Cole Turner Vanquishing PotionsEdit

While shot by the Tracker, Paige came up with an idea to vanquish Cole: combining three potions. The sisters created three potions, as strong as the one they used on the Source. Before going up against Cole, they tested it on the letter opener with Cole's acidic blood on it, and the potions completely destroyed it. However, Cole still survived after the combination of the three potions.


  • 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.
  • Cole self-healing his wound.
  • Cole flings a robber.
  • Cole flinging the other robber.
  • Cole kills a robber with an Energy Ball.
  • Cole kills the other robber, using an Energy Ball.
  • Two Avatars fading in.
  • Leo orbing in.
  • The Avatars fading in.
  • Cole attack the two Avatars with Energy Balls.
  • The Avatars fading out.
  • Ronan Black Orbing in.
  • The Elf Nanny apports a quill and parchment.
  • Paige orbing in with Sam.
  • Ronan Black Orbing in.
  • Piper blows up Ronan's arm.
  • Ronan Black Orbing out.
  • The Elf Nanny fading out.
  • Leo heals Sam.
  • Cole fading in.
  • Cole fading out.
  • Sam orbing out.
  • Leo orbing out with Piper.
  • Cole fading in.
  • Cole conjures an arm for Ronan.
  • Cole granting Ronan Immunity.
  • Sam orbing in.
  • Leo orbing in with Piper.
  • Cole shapeshifting back into himself.
  • Ronan Black Orbing in.
  • Piper trying to blow up Ronan.
  • Ronan's arrows are tripled.
  • Piper's baby protects Piper with a shield.
  • Cole fading out and Ronan Black Orbing out.
  • Paige sensing Sam.
  • Ronan using Black Orbing.
  • Cole vanquishing Ronan with an Energy Ball.
  • Sam orbing in with Piper.
  • Sam healing Paige.
  • Sam healing Paige.
  • Two Avatars fading in.
  • The Avatars fading out.
  • Paige orbing in with Piper and Phoebe.
  • Cole flings the potion out of Phoebe's hand.
  • Leo orbing in.


  • 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 BeingsEdit

  • 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.


  • Trevor - Paige's ex-boyfriend. She dumped him, saying their relationship wasn't going anywhere, but in fact, she did it because of her abandonment issues.

Notes and TriviaEdit

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Sam, I Am WB Trailer

  • The WB and on T.V. title for this episode is Daddy Dearest.
  • Paige meets her biological father, Sam Wilder (Scott Jaeck), for the first time, he previously appeared in the season 2 episode "P3 H2O", and despite going into the afterlife with Patty there, it is revealed that he is made a Whitelighter again.
  • The Avatars make their first appearance in the series in this episode.
  • This episode marks the first time we see Wyatt's force field from within the womb.
  • Paige said that potions she created to kill Cole were more powerful than the one they used on the Source. This is incorrect as the sisters never used any potions against The Source.
  • This is the first episode where the elf nanny is shown.
  • This episode states that Phoebe's favourite band is The Flaming Lips.
  • In this episode Cole goes evil again but by his own choice in an attempt to get the sisters to vanquish him. Even though it doesn't work he remains evil until he's vanquished by Phoebe in the season 5 episode "Centennial Charmed".
  • The song that was playing when Paige and Sam were talking is the same song used near the end of "P3 H2O" after he drowns. It will play again at the end of the series finale. 

References to other movies, books, mythology etc.Edit

  • The title of the episode is a reference to words on a wooden sign in the Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham (1960).
  • Piper says "You knew about this supernatural Jenny Jones reunion, didn't you?". This is a reference to Jenny Jones's talk show The Jenny Jones Show.


  • 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.
  • Paige's lipstick changed colour from a bright red from the beginning of the episode to a darker red right in the middle of the scene where the Darklighter attacks.

International TitlesEdit

  • French: Invincible (Invincible)
  • Czech: Jsem Sam (I Am Sam)
  • Slovak: Sam ostal sám (Sam Left Alone)
  • Russian: Хранитель для хранителя [Hranitel′ dlja hranitelja] ("Whitelighter"/Curator for "Whitelighter"/Curator)
  • Spanish (Spain and Latin America): Yo soy Sam (I Am Sam)
  • Serbian: Ja sam Sem (I Am Sam)
  • German: Unverwundbar (Invulnerable)
  • Italian: Mi chiamo Sam (My Name is Sam)
  • Hungarian: Nevem Sam (My Name is Sam)

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Previous Episode:
A Witch In Time
Next Episode:
Y Tu Mummy Tambien
Episodes: Season 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8

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