Bobby wakes up in his bedroom to find his best friend Dinger and his parents asking him if he's okay, but "Bobby" has no idea who these people are because he is actually Coleman trapped in Bobby Keller's body. Coleman leaves the house to find his wife but returns when he cannot find her or make any sense of the situation. On his return to Bobby's home, Coleman plays up the role of Bobby for his family and friend, just wanting to go to sleep to see if the alpha state he attains in dreams will give him any clue to what has gone wrong with the experiment.
In his dream, Coleman is greeted by the real Bobby, who appears to be trapped in a dream partially generated by Coleman's own subconscious. Coleman discovers that Gena, skeptical of her husband's "dream state" theory from the beginning, is also trapped in the dream but is unable to communicate with him because part of her mind has been transferred to Lainie's body. Bobby informs Coleman that he has very little time to prevent what's left of his wife from forgetting about him and becoming lost in the dream forever.
Bobby claims to know the secret to switch them all back, yet is reluctant to help Coleman do so, finding the dream-world he now inhabits to be more satisfying than the physical world in which he existed as a troubled teen. Coleman realizes he only has a few days (while pretending to be Bobby) to overcome generation gaps, high-school bullies, Lainie's violent and unstable boyfriend Joel, and Lainie's bitter and manipulative divorced mother in order to improve Bobby's grades, love-life, relationships with his family and friends, and connect with Lainie (who is not particularly fond of Bobby) enough to convince her to recreate the meditation experiment that might save his beloved wife.
London UK, Johanna Constantine entered what appeared to be a mostly abandoned theater of sorts, where she was approached by a young girl named Astra, who brought Johanna to see her father, who laid passed out in the floor next to a book of Satanic rituals. Johanna awakened Logue from his sleep and asked what he did, to which he replied that they had summoned demons and that the others must've still been inside the club. Upon further investigation, Johanna was pulled inside a room, only to awaken in the back of a taxi, realizing it was just a dream. She exited the taxi and had a brief exchange with an older lady named Mad Hettie, who warned her of Morpheus' return. However, Johanna was never one to believe in mere superstition, unknowingly bypassing Dream himself as she proceeded into the chapel to perform an exorcism at Erica's behest. However, Johanna became reluctant when Ric revealed that the girl's family was royalty, refusing to meet with the princess, as doing business with the royals proved too difficult in the past, but she eventually relented.
The only reason Ethel stole the tools was because she thought they'd help her, but then Roderick's people came after them. So she hid the ruby and traded the others for the Amulet of Protection. It's what's kept Ethel alive for so long. Even if John told her it's location, he revealed that he altered the ruby and that it only worked for him. However, Ethel had no intentions of using it and intended to give it back to Dream. Although, John suggested they use it to dream of a world without the Sandman.
Realizing that Johanna was likely sleeping, Dream tracked her in her sleep. He entered Johanna's dream, in which she was combatting some kind of demonic force. When she awakened, they briefly discuss her dream and how it was actually a memory, which he could help go away, but only if she helped him find his pouch, which he explained was a part of him. When he mentioned how it was stolen by Roderick, Johanna realized that Dream must've been the rumored devil that was locked up in Burgess's basement. Dream then found a photo of Johanna with her ex-girlfriend, leading her to realize where left the pouch.
Johanna and Rachel kiss in the hallway before deciding to take the "apology" to the bedroom, but Rachel couldn't help but point out that Johanna had a lot to apologize for. When she left that night and didn't come home, Rachel called everyone, including Johanna's exes, and they all told her to get over Johanna, as she was a selfish, ruthless coward who ruined everything she touched. Rachel then began to disintegrate into sand as Dream entered the apartment and awakened Johanna from her sleep, revealing that she'd dreamt her entire encounter with Rachel. The two of them entered Rachel's room to find her dying on the bed with the pouch in her hand. Dream explained that it was killing her, as it wasn't meant for humans. Cold and detached, Dream intended to leave, explaining that the sand was the only thing keeping her alive and that she'd be dead soon, but Johanna refused to simply leave her to die, telling Dream to do something. He'd been on his mission to get his sand back to save humanity, but she reminded him that Rachel was also humanity and that if he truly cared, he'd help. Taking Johanna's words to heart, Dream sprinkled sand from his bag over Rachel, putting her in a dream.
For lyricists, dreams have long been the stuff that ballads are made of. In piano bars from the roaring '20s to the present, crooners have offered up a succession of dreamy hits like "I'll See You In My Dreams," "This Time the Dream's On Me," "Dream, Dream, Dream." And though instant popularity doesn't guarantee that a song will endure, ask pedestrians on any city street to sing a few lines of "Dream a Little Dream of Me," and its relevance shows.
"Dream a Little Dream of Me" became Cass Elliott's signature song. This was the kind of music she originally wanted to sing. Elliott's dream was to perform on Broadway. After high school, she landed a part in the touring company of "The Music Man," and once auditioned for a part that went to Barbra Streisand. In fact, Michelle Phillips says Cass Elliott was always somewhat jealous of Streisand, for the kind of singing and acting career she'd created for herself. But, Phillips says, Cass Elliott gave us something that Streisand could not.
We're back in the house BOBBY was dreaming about in the beginning. He's holding a door closed as the woman is banging on it, making it rattle. She continues to scream and BOBBY's panting, scared. He looks around for something to hold the door, and grabs an old suitcase. He desperately grabs around the space, which now reveals itself to be a closet, for anything to hold the door. He grabs a broom and holds his back to the door, trying to keep it closed.
In the foreground, SAM is sitting at the desk, sleeping bent over with his head on his arm. Drool covers his hand and he's got a smile on his face. In the background, DEAN is sitting in a chair, looking up at SAM and holding papers that he'd apparently been reading through. SAM smiles a little more and then realizes it was just a dream. His smile disappears and he sits up, wiping his face with the back of his hand. The same hand he had drool on, which he discovers. DEAN chuckles, watching him. He wipes his face with his other arm.
He moves around a bit in his seat, stretching. Suddenly a knock on the door sounds. They both turn in its direction. SAM stays in his chair as DEAN gets up to open the door. DEAN opens the door just inches, just like SAM did in his dream. When he sees who it is, he looks annoyed and opens up the door, walking with it.
BELA enters, wearing a similar trenchcoat to the one in SAM's dream, only this one is black and the other one was tan. SAM reacts to her right away due to the dream, and tries to cover up his "situation".
SAMYeah. They clink their cups together in a toast and then drinks it all up. They both grunt, trying to swallow, which seems to be a little hard. They smack their mouths a bit, due to the awful taste. They look quite disgusted and nothing seems to have changed.
He turns around to SAM and as the camera follows his movement all the colors seems to have drained and we see that they're now standing in the same house that BOBBY was dreaming about. They looks around a bit and as the camera changes angle, we see that the window DEAN was just looking out through, is gone and instead there's a fireplace. The entire motel room has turned into a living room.
They get out of the car, looking around. As they walk in front of the car, music can suddenly be heard. DEAN looks behind him and then when he turns around, a corner of the clearing lights up, and there sits LISA BRAEDEN (from episode "The Kids Are Alright") on a little blanket and a picnic basket. DEAN just looks at her and she smiles up at him. (MUSIC starts playing: "Dream a Little Dream of Me" by the Mamas and Papas, with an echo reverb)
DREAM DEAN No? What are the things that you want? What are the things that you dream? I mean, your car? That's Dad's. Your favorite leather jacket? Dad's. Your music? Dad's. Do you even have an original thought?
Sam and Dean race to Bobby's (guest star Jim Beaver) side after he lapses into a coma and can't be awakened. While unconscious, Bobby battles his personal demons and the reason he became a hunter is revealed. Sam and Dean discover someone poisoned Bobby with a potion that will kill him if he doesn't wake soon. When the brothers decide to take the potion themselves to enter Bobby's dream in order to save him, they come face to face with their own personal nightmares.
Sam is in a bar drinking alone and Dean enters, wondering why he's drinking whiskey at two in the afternoon. Sam admits he's upset about being unable to save Dean because Dean doesn't want to be saved. He asks Dean how he could care so little about himself. Dean gets a call on his phone before answering.
At the hospital, Bobby is in a coma and the doctor tells them he doesn't know what's causing it or how to treat it. Sam and Dean check Bobby's motel room and find his research clippings in the closet, along with an article about a doctor who died by going to sleep and not waking up. The doctor was conducting a sleep study at the time. Sam stays behind to research while Dean goes to the doctor's office. Dean eventually finds a young man who was part of the sleep study, Jeremy Frost, and he offers Dean a beer. Dean drinks it. Jeremy has a condition where he can't dream naturally, and the study allowed him to dream by drinking a tea made of "African Dreamroot". 781b155fdc